Friday, November 16 - Sunday, December 23
1515 Arapahoe Street
Every year this market named for the traditional fairy-like German Christmas gift-bringer is a destination for those looking to get some holiday shopping done early... with a healthy side of bratwurst eating. You’ll also find live entertainment and refreshments like schnapps and Glühwein.
Cost: Free to attend
Friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17
Belcaro and Bonnie Brae
Get inspiration for your own holiday decorations by touring six homes in two historic Denver neighborhoods. Each home is decked out and features floral arrangements and tablescapes from Denver’s top talent. The event is also a fundraiser for the Central City Opera.
Cost: Tickets purchased online are $28
Tuesday, November 20 - Sunday, December 9
This annual favorite is all about celebrating wassail, a warm apple cider drink. Over 60 businesses in Frisco will serve up thousands of complimentary cups of the beverage of honor and you can support your favorite version with a vote. The festival also features a breakfast with Santa, free sleigh rides, a tree lighting, the Soup Cup Classic cook-off, and more.
Cost: Many events are free to attend, check out the full schedule for details on ticketed events
Tuesday, November 20 - Sunday, February 3
Taking a lap around the ice rink is a required activity to rein in the holiday… as is falling over almost immediately. So get ready to pull out that leotard (OK, that's not actually required) and show off your spinning skills.
Cost: Skating is free and low-cost rentals are available on site
Wednesday, November 21 - Monday, December 24
Denver Center for Performing Arts
Three festive favorites are coming to the stage this holiday season. The classic A Christmas Carol (November 21-December 24), Irving Berlin’s musical White Christmas (December 5-December 15), and David Sedaris’ tales from a cynical elf in The Santaland Diaries (November 23-December 24).
Cost: Tickets start at $25
Thursday, November 22-Tuesday, December 31
Avanti Food & Beverage
Miracle, the decked out Christmas bar that's popping up all around the country, returns to Denver this year in a new location. Jam-packed with holiday decor (and cheer!) this is your go-to option for a dose of tinsel-covered fun this holiday season. Be sure to purchase a holiday mug while you're enjoying festive cocktails - 10% of the sales will be donated to Action Against Hunger.
Cost: Depends how many Snowball Old Fashioneds you order
Friday, November 23
Watch the Mile High get lit (quite literally) as holiday light displays make their debut around the city. Civic Center Park and Union station will both be holding lighting ceremonies complete with entertainment, plus you can stroll the streets and check out the displays in Larimer Square, along with 16th Street Mall, and at Skyline Park.
Cost: Free to attend