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Enjoy The Mile High City this Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23–26, 2023, with the annual Grand Illumination event at Denver Union Station, the opening of Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens and plenty of dine-in and takeout Thanksgiving menu offerings. And there will be plenty of live music, blockbuster museum exhibitions, comedy, outdoor fun and much more. For a full list of events, check out


Featured & Upcoming Events

A Christmas Carol Nov 28

A Christmas Carol

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation for the whole family that traces…

Downtown Denver Rink Nov 28

Downtown Denver Rink

  • Recurring daily

Downtown's Destination for Fun This Winter. The Downtown Denver Partnership proudly invites you and your family to join us at the Downtown Denver Rink…

South Pearl Street WinterFest Dec 01

South Pearl Street WinterFest

  • Recurring daily

It’s the most Magical time of the year on South Pearl Street! Join us for a Saturday holiday market with gift and food vendors, and local merchant…

9NEWS Parade of Lights Dec 02

9NEWS Parade of Lights

This FREE holiday spectacular features more than 40 units including extravagantly illuminated floats, giant helium-filled character balloons…

Outdoor Fun, Sports & Fitness

Mile High United Way Turkey Trot (November 23)

Grand Illumination (November 24)

Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames (November 25)

Yoga at the Downtown Aquarium (November 25)

Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns (November 26)

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs (November 26)

Blossoms of Light (Thru January 7)

Cherry Creek Holiday Market (Thru December 24)

Cherry Creek North Winter Wanderland (Thru December 24)

Christmas In Color (Arapahoe County Fairground) (Thru December 30)

Christmas In Color (Bandimere Speedway) (Thru December 30)

Christmas In Color (Water World) (Thru December 30)

Denver Christkindlmarket (Thru December 23)

Downtown Denver Rink (Thru February 11)

Hudson Holidays (Thru December 31)

Luminova Holidays (Thru December 31)

McGregor Skate (Thru January 7)

Mile High Tree (Thru December 31)

Trail of Lights (Thru January 1)

Yoga at Red Rocks (with optional hike after) (Sundays Thru December 17)


Museum Exhibitions

Abstract Expressions: Terrace Installation (Ongoing)

After the Asteroid: Earth's Comeback Story​ (Thru December 31)

All Stars: American Artists from The Phillips Collection (Thru March 3)

American Museum of Western Art - Self Guided Tours (Thru December 31)

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks (Thru February 19)

Borderlands of Southern Colorado (Thru December 2023)

By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects (Thru January 1)

Cowboy (Thru February 18)

European Art before 1800 Galleries (Thru December 2023)

Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents (Thru January 1, 2025)

Islands Beyond Blue (Thru May 14)

James Joseph Brown & the Peoples’ Quest for Gold (Ongoing)

Mile High Magic (Ongoing)

Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries (Thru May 1)

Mud Futures with Ronald Rael (Ongoing Weather Permitting)

Mysteries of the Ice Ages (Thru January 21)

Personal Geographies (Thru February 11)

Revealed: John Fielder’s Favorite Place (Ongoing)

Revolt 1680/2180: Runners + Gliders (Ongoing)

Seeds of a Nation (Thru December 31)

Space Command (Ongoing)

Spotlight: Inside Collections Care and Conservation (Thru May 5)

The 19th Century in European and American Art (Thru February 4)

The Russells in Denver, 1921 (Ongoing)

The Sand Creek Massacre: The Betrayal that Changed Cheyenne and Arapaho People Forever (Ongoing)

The Skeletal World of José Guadalupe Posada (Thru May 12)

The World in Denver: Photography by Robert Weinberg (Thru January 10)

Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Muramoto (Ongoing)

Vision and Resolve (Thru December 31)

What's Your Story? (Thru December 31)

Wild Color (Thru April 7)

Winter Warriors: The 10th Mountain Division in World War II (Ongoing)

Zoom In (Thru December 31)