Denver’s 10 Best Holiday Events for Families

Kick the vacation season off proper. We gathered up our favourite vacation occasions round Denver and also you’ll need to mark your calendars for all of the festivities. From Christmas gentle shows to Polar Express vacation trains to locations to see Santa, we’ve bought all of them and MORE!

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The story of The Polar Express is being theatrically re-created so that you and your loved ones might be immersed within the sights, sounds and intrigue of this traditional kids’s story. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and surprise of the vacation season! Select dates via Dec. 21. Event particulars. 

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I Love Christmas Movies presents a completely immersive exhibit that includes key moments from a few of the most iconic Warner Bros. Pictures Christmas films together with THE POLAR EXPRESS™, A CHRISTMAS STORY™, ELF™, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION™, and THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS™. As friends younger and younger at coronary heart navigate the multi-sensory reveals, they are going to get pleasure from over 13 absolutely immersive scenes full with replicas of movie props, audio clips and extra, making contributors really feel as if they’ve stepped into half of the particular story. Nov. 13-Jan. 3. Event particulars. 

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Create a brand new household custom and be a part of within the free nightly festivities at Denver’s latest vacation attraction, together with a stunning lights and music present each half-hour all through the night. Daily via Jan. 2. Event particulars. 

This annual occasion brings genuine German and European vacation traditions to Denver! Guests can discover scrumptious delicacies, festive German drinks, handmade jewellery, toys, clothes, items and far more. Make be aware of the brand new location for 2020. Nov. 20-Dec. 23. Event particulars. 

Plan to go to Golden in the course of the vacation season for the hundreds of lights that embellish the City! Nov. 27-Feb. 15. Event particulars. 

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and households are invited to get pleasure from this magical Christmas village with just a few adjustments for 2020. You’ll must guide your free reservation upfront. You’ll get a “contactless Claus” go to if you arrive and free craft kits. Make positive to put on your vacation masks! Daily via Dec. 24. Event particulars. 

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Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to host Blossoms of Light, an annual family-friendly occasion that has turn into a practice for folks throughout Colorado. Come work together with unbelievable gentle shows—a big subject of sound-reactive, animated LED lights—plus sip heat drinks and nibble on tasty treats as you stroll. Nov. 20-Jan. 16. Event particulars. 

The Denver Theatre District’s ongoing, year-round projection mapping set up will likely be projected on the Arapahoe Street facet of the Daniels & Fisher Tower each Thursday via Saturday night. Night Lights Denver will embody rotating content material, designed by artists and the group, that includes a variety of artwork. Thurs.-Sat. at 5:30 p.m. Event particulars. 


It’s official: Zoo Lights has been making magic, recollections, and even marriages for 30 wonderful years! Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, this illuminating annual occasion transforms Denver Zoo into Colorado’s WILDEST winter wonderland. Don’t miss this yr’s historic celebration, with greater than 1,000,000 lights glowing over 80 acres—plus a bunch of particular measures to maintain your loved ones secure and wholesome. Nov. 23-Dec. 30. Event particulars.

Spread all through Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Trail of Lights provides guests a alternative of paths; a shorter route takes guests straight via the kids’s play space, whereas an prolonged path permits guests to discover the skin space of the Green Farm Barn and silo earlier than persevering with via the kids’s space and Eighteen Eighties homestead. Various evenings via Jan. 3. Event particulars. 

—Kate Loweth


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