Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular Christmas weekend in Denver, Dec. 23-26, 2016. With a host of shopping options, The Mile High City is a terrific place for finding last-minute gifts. If you want to get out of the house, take the family to see Blossoms of Light, Zoo Lights or Trail of Lights. And for a good laugh, hometown comedian Josh Blue will be performing at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square.


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

Blossoms of Light

Zoo Lights

Trail of Lights


Performing Arts

‘A Christmas Carol’ (Friday and Saturday)

‘The SantaLand Diaries’ (Friday and Saturday, adult language)

‘The Nutcracker’ (Friday and Saturday)

‘Finding Neverland’



Nocturne Presents: The Great Holiday Songbook (Friday)

The Ten Tenors Home for the Holidays (Saturday)



High Plains Comedy Presents: The Grawlix Return! (Friday)

Josh Blue (Friday)


Holiday Fun

Santa's Flight Academy (Friday and Saturday)

Santa Meet & Greet (Friday and Saturday)

Breakfast With Santa (Friday and Saturday, reservations required at Downtown Aquarium)

Santa at Larimer Square (Friday and Saturday)


Outdoor Fun

Denver Pavilions Holiday Carousel (Friday)

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park



Denver Christkindl Market (Friday)

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



Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday)

Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks (Friday)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.