Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular weekend in Denver, Dec. 2-4, 2016. The annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights on Friday and Saturday is the signature event of the holiday season. See countless sparkling lights, marching bands and giant floats. Also, Zoo Lights opens at the Denver Zoo, find authentic Colorado products at the Holiday Flea, and check out what happens when breakdancing meets the classic music of Bach at the Red Bull Flying Bach show.


Museum Exhibitions

Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume

Extreme Mammals

Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs 

Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea

Awkward Family Photos


Lights Extravaganzas

9NEWS Parade of Lights (Friday and Saturday)

Blossoms of Light

Zoo Lights


Red Bull Flying Bach dancersPerforming Arts

Red Bull Flying Bach

‘A Christmas Carol’

‘The SantaLand Diaries’ (adult language)

Hand to God



All Beethoven Featuring ‘Symphony No. 7

Christmas With the Children’s Chorale (Sunday)

Greensky Bluegrass live at The Ogden (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Rocky Mountain Ringers, Hark! Hear the Bells (Sunday)

Merry & Gay: A Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Spectacular (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)



Matt Iseman (Friday, Saturday)

Working Together: The Completely Unscripted Sitcom (Friday, last chance)


Holiday Fun

The Polar Express TrainTM Ride

Santa's Flight Academy

Santa Meet & Greet

Breakfast With Santa (Saturday and Sunday)


Outdoor Fun

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

A Colorado Christmas (Saturday)



Denver Christkindl Market

Holiday Flea

The Denver Handmade Homemade Holiday Market       

Also, check out our Holiday Shopping page for other great options.



Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets (Friday)

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars (Saturday)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.