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The Mile High City will put you in a festive mood. If you are looking for some new ways to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with your family, here are a few great places with holiday events in Denver.

Don't miss out on great Denver hotel deals during the holiday weekend.

FEATURED EVENTS

BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT

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

Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to host Blossoms of Light, an annual family-friendly event that has become a tradition for people across Colorado. Come interact with incredible light displays — a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights — plus sip warm drinks and nibble on tasty treats as you stroll.

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'

WHEN: Nov. 24–Dec. 24, 2017
WHERE: The Stage Theatre

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, "A Christmas Carol" promises to "warm your heart and renew your holiday spirit" according to the Examiner. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, this joyous and opulent musical adaptation traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge's triumphant overnight journey to redemption.

COLORADO BALLET'S 'THE NUTCRACKER'

WHEN: Nov. 25–Dec. 24, 2017
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Children and adults will enjoy Colorado Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker," featuring fantastic characters, brilliant dancing, exquisite sets, dazzling costumes, timeless choreography and Tchaikovsky's extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

ZOO LIGHTS

WHEN: Nov. 24–Dec. 31, 2017
WHERE: Denver Zoo

Zoo Lights will span through 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.

DOWNTOWN DENVER HOLIDAY CAROUSEL

WHEN: TBD
WHERE: Denver Pavilions

Create Memories for years to come at the Denver Pavilions beautiful downtown Holiday Carousel. Throughout December, families can enjoy the magic of the holidays from the perch of a horse on a beautiful carousel. $3 per ride or free with voucher or a canned food donation.

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET

WHEN: Nov. 17–Dec. 23, 2017
WHERE: Skyline Park
The Christkindl Market includes vendors from Germany and other countries, as well as local artisans, offering high-quality, handcrafted gifts such as traditional hand-carved wooden figurines, handmade candles and ornaments. Traditional German food will tempt your taste buds. Sip on warm Glühwein (hot spiced wine) as you listen to traditional Christmas carols and live German music. Entry is free and the entire family is invited to enjoy this great tradition!