Santa Sightings & Family Fun
Family-Friendly Holiday Activities
Enjoy Mile High Holidays events and lots of family holiday activities and entertainment. Denver is home to plenty of family friendly holiday activities to please your whole family. Plus, Santa may even make a very special appearance!
The Polar Express Train Ride
WHEN: Nov. 10-Dec. 23, 2016
WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden
The story of The Polar ExpressTM is being theatrically re-created so you and your family can be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children's tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the holiday season!
Olde Golden Christmas
WHEN: Dec. 1-31, 2016
WHERE: 911 10th Street, Golden
Olde Golden Christmas includes a community candlelight walk, Victorian carolers, free horse drawn carriage rides, holiday parades, shopping, free admission to museums, music and theater productions, Santa Clause, Newfoundland dogs, holiday lights, art and more!
The Ice Palace Experience
WHERE: Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Inspired by the magic of winter, experience The Ice Palace this holiday season at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. A magical snow and light show inside a soaring 30' dome encircled with a series of interactive arches and snow globes that culminates with a visit to Santa Claus. Visits with Santa are free, but there is a charge for photos. Santa is around during all mall hours.
Family Bunk with the Beasts-Desserts with Santa
WHERE: Denver Zoo
Do you believe? Bring your family for a night of holiday magic at this Bunk with the Beasts sleepover at Denver Zoo. Family Bunks are designed to include bonding experiences, shared projects and special zoo experience that will create memories to last a lifetime. At this Bunk, families with children ages 4 and up will delight in the wonder of Zoo Lights and share their wish list with Santa. Ages 4 and up with adult.
My Time With Santa
WHERE: Park Meadows Retail Resort
Colorado's largest enclosed shopping center will offer plenty of time with Santa this holiday season. With events from Pet Nights to Family Portraits, Park Meadows offers a Santa experience for the entire family.
Adventure to Santa
WHERE: Southwest Plaza
Southwest Plaza's recent transformation brings together the best of modern Denver with exciting new retail and restaurant offerings. New this holiday season, join Shrek and his friends on a magical, interactive adventure to find Santa at the North Pole.
Breakfast with Santa
WHEN: Dec. 3-4,
WHERE: Downtown Aquarium
Join Sharkey and Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet at Denver's Downtown Aquarium! After breakfast, explore the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with more than one million gallons of extraordinary marine life.
SANTA ON THE SQUARE
WHERE: Larimer Square, Larimer St., between 14th and 15th Sts.
It's the happiest season of all at Larimer Square, where historic charm meets holiday cheer. With festive dining options and boutiques filled with treasures for everyone on your Nice List, Larimer Square help you celebrate in style. There are also carolers, carriage rides, and Santa on any given day. Visits with Santa are free and open to the public.