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Holiday Events in Denver

It’s beginning to look like a lot like Christmas in Denver, and there’s tons of festive, family-friendly events to help you get in the spirit of the season. This December, celebrate the holidays with these events happening in Denver.

9NEWS Parade of Lights

  • christmas-lightsWhen: Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 8 pm

             Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 6 pm

  • WhereDowntown Denver
  • Admission: Free

About: The Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without Denver’s annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights. Now in its 42nd year of production, the two-mile Parade of Lights features seasonal floats, marching bands, and appearances by Santa and Major Waddles the Penguin to help you get in the holiday spirit.

The Parade of Lights is one of Denver’s most highly anticipated events each Christmas, and it gets bigger and better each passing year. To get in the Christmas cheer, grab your hat, gloves, and a steaming hot cup of hot chocolate and head to downtown Denver for the incredible Parade of Lights.

Like the Parade of Lights on Facebook to find out more.

Santaland Diaries

  • When: Nov. 25-Dec. 24, 2016
  • Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204
  • Admission: Tickets start at $25, but prices vary depending on availability and date.

About:If you’re in the mood for a laugh this holiday season, be sure to catch the Santaland Diaries at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

This critically acclaimed one-man show, written by David Sedaris, is based on his stint working as Crumpet the Elf at Macy’s Santaland in New York City. You’ll hoot and howl with holiday hysteria, so call the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 800-641-1222 to get your tickets before they sell out.

Like the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook to find out more about the Santaland Diaries.

Go Ice Skating at Skyline Park’s Southwest Rink

  • ice-skatingWhenNov. 22, 2016-Feb. 14, 2017
  • Where: Skyline Park, 16th and Arapaho, Denver, CO 80202
  • Admission: Free, $2 to rent skates

About: There’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than ice skating at Skyline Park’s Southwest Rink. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with family and friends this holiday season, lace up your ice skates, practice your double axel, and head down to Skyline Park for a free ice skating session.

Like Skyline Park on Facebook to find out more.

Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo

  • WhenDec. 2, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017 from 5:30-9 pm
  • Where: The Denver Zoo, 2900 East 23rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80205

About: This Christmas, visit the Denver Zoo for their beautiful, breathtaking Zoo Lights exhibit. Seventy acres of the zoo’s campus will feature illuminated animal sculptures, Santa meet-and-greets, nocturnal entertainment, and more, making it an awesome holiday event for children and adults of all ages.

To find out more, like the Denver Zoo on Facebook.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoy everything Denver’s festive holiday events. If you enjoyed this post, read the Mile High Honda blog for more event guides, restaurant listings, and more.