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Winter makes The Mile High City sparkle. There's plenty of snowy fun this year, from a Winter Brew Fest to a rare winter concert at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. Denver is also the world's largest après ski town. It's a great place to gear up, find deals and acclimatize before you hit the higher Rocky Mountain ski slopes of Colorado. You can even ride a ski train from the city to the slopes via the new Winter Park Express

WINTER EVENTS

SKYLINE RINK IN DOWNTOWN DENVER

WHEN: Nov. 21, 2017 - Feb. 16, 2018
WHERE: Corner of 16th and Arapahoe
Take a spin on the ice — for free! Grab your family and friends and head to 16th and Arapahoe in downtown Denver to the Skyline Rink in Downtown Denver! Skate rentals are $2 — or bring your own pair and skate for free! Free days for kids will take place throughout the season. Look for regularly scheduled entertainment and activities each week including: Friday night DJs; Saturday morning skating lessons; Saturday night concerts; and Sunday afternoon family entertainment.

SANTA'S VILLAGE

WHEN: Nov. 24 - Dec. 24, 2017
WHERE
Chatfield Farms Botanic Gardens
Explore Chatfield Farms as it is transformed into a magical village. Santa's Village is a family-friendly holiday event including hayrides, holiday gifts, Santa’s Workshop and so much more.

BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT

WHEN: Nov. 24, 2017–Jan. 1, 2018
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Embrace the holiday season at Blossoms of Light. The first night will display over one million colorful lights draped in elegant designs highlighting the Gardens' winter beauty. Enjoy sparkling passages, new displays and romantic kissing spots under the mistletoe, all made even more beautiful through HoloSpex glasses. Warm drinks and tasty treats will also be available.

TRAIL OF LIGHTS

WHEN: Nov. 24, 2017–Jan. 1, 2018
WHERE: Chatfield Farms at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Stroll the paths of Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield location, decorated with colorful holiday lights and antique and model tractors during Trail of Lights. Stop at the warming hut for a cup of hot cocoa, then walk on to Hildebrand Ranch. There's also a children's play area and a three-sided light tunnel.  

ICE SKATING AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

WHEN: Nov. 24, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
WHERE: Denver International Airport

Take a trip out to Denver International Airport and enjoy their free ice skating rink, entertainment and family-friendly music on the DEN plaza.

ZOO LIGHTS

WHEN: Dec. 1–31, 2017
WHERE: Denver Zoo

Zoo Lights will span 70 acres of Denver Zoo's campus with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected.

WINTER BREW FEST

WHEN: Jan. 26 & 27, 2018
WHERE: Mile High Station  
Toast the winter season at Winter Brew Fest. This annual event celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. microbrews and feature; live local music, food, and other vendors. Cheers! 

WINTER SPORTING EVENTS

Denver Broncos
 

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Nov. 19, 2017
v. Cincinnati Bengals

Dec. 10, 2017
v. New York Jets

Dec. 31, 2017
v. Kansas City Chiefs

Colorado Avalanche
 

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Nov. 16, 2017
v. Washington Capitals

Nov. 22, 2017
v. Dallas Stars

Nov. 25, 2017
v. Calgary Flames

Nov. 29, 2017
v. Winnipeg Jets

Dec. 1, 2017
v. New Jersey Devils

 

 

 

Denver Nuggets
 

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Nov. 4, 2017
vs. Golden State Warriors

Nov. 7, 2017
vs. Brooklyn Nets

Nov. 9, 2017
vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Nov. 11, 2017
vs. Orlando Magic

Nov. 17, 2017
vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Nov. 24, 2017
vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Nov. 30, 2017
vs. Chicago Bulls

WINTER BEAUTY IN DENVER'S PARKS

The Mile High City boasts more than 4,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways, which include 2,500 urban natural acres. In the winter, they take on a wondrous glow, offering opportunities for cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. Stroll through City Park during this season and take in gorgeous views of the skyline, framed by the Rocky Mountains. Cheesman Park positively glitters in winter, with large snowy expanses stretching out in front of you. Snowball fight, anyone?

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