Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular weekend in Denver, Dec. 9-11, 2016. The holiday season will be in full swing this weekend with family-friendly events. The Fillmore Plaza in Cherry Creek North will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the inaugural Winter Fest on Fillmore, the Denver Pavilions Holiday Carousel opens for another season, and find unique gifts at the Denver Jackalope Holiday Market.


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


A Christmas CarolLights Extravaganzas

Blossoms of Light

Zoo Lights

LoDo Aglow


Performing Arts

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch

‘Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol’

 ‘A Christmas Carol’

‘The SantaLand Diaries’ (adult language)

‘Hand to God’

‘The Nutcracker’



‘A Colorado Christmas’

Holiday Pops: ‘Jingle All the Way’ (Saturday)

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ (Saturday and Sunday)

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular (Sunday)



Wil Anderson

Mishka Shubaly (Saturday)

Kevin Smith (Sunday and Monday)


Holiday Fun

The Polar Express TrainTM Ride

Santa's Flight Academy

Santa Meet & Greet

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

Santa at Larimer Square


Outdoor Fun

Winter Fest on Fillmore (Saturday)

Denver Pavilions Holiday Carousel

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

A Colorado Christmas



Denver Jackalope Holiday Market (Saturday and Sunday)

Denver Christkindl Market

The Denver Handmade Homemade Holiday Market       

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


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.