Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! Here are some top Denver events for this weekend, Nov. 24-26, 2017. We are lighting up Denver this weekend with the Grand Illumination & Light the Lights! Also, Blossoms of Light opens up this weekend at the Botanic GardensIt's the perfect time to start celebrating the holiday season!

Special Events

Blossoms of Light (Opens Nov. 24)

Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park

Light the Lights (Nov. 24)

Grand Illumination (Nov. 24)

Small Business Saturday


Museum Exhibitions

Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism

Backstory: Western American Art in Context

Colorado Stories

El Albrije

Low and Slow – Sixty Years of Lowriders

Nature’s Amazing Machines

Stampede: Animals in Art

FREE Day at the Denver Art Museum


Arts & Culture

Drums of the World

Gas Light Love Bomb

Beyond the Gallery

Ai WeiWei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

30th Annual Holiday Exhibition


Performing Arts

A Christmas Carol (Opens Nov. 24)

The Santaland Diaries (Opens Nov. 24)

Faith - A Tribute to the Music of George Michael

Body of an American

First Date



David Nail (Friday, Nov. 24)

Klassick (Friday, Nov. 24)

MINGUS by the Matt Smiley Quartet (Through Dec. 1)

The Magic Beans (Friday, Nov. 24)

The Burroughs (Friday, Nov. 24)

San Holo (Nov. 24-25, 2017)

GWAR (Saturday, Nov. 25)

Hayden James (Saturday, Nov. 25)

Jewel (Saturday, Nov. 25)

Roots & Rhythem (Saturday, Nov.25)

The English Beat (Saturday, Nov.25)

Jack & Jack (Sunday, Nov. 26)

Katy Perry (Sunday, Nov. 26)

Kayla Marque (Sunday, Nov. 26)


Food & Drink

Denver Christkindl Market

2nd Annual Cat Crawl 

Sip & Shop at Aillea



Zoo Lights Preview Weekend

Becoming Butterflies 

Be the Astronaut

Ultimate Dinosaurs

The Polar Express Train Ride


Santa's Flight Academy


Film & Literature

Family Film Night: Polar Express

Shop Small at Bookbar



The Grawlix (Nov. 24-25, 2017)

Tony Baker (Nov. 24-26, 2017)

Troy Walker (2-for-1 tickets available)


Sports & Outdoor Recreation

Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies (Nov. 24)

Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park 


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.