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.
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WHEN: Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 1, 2019
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.
WHEN: Nov. 24–Dec. 24, 2018
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.
WHEN: Nov. 30, 2018–Jan. 1, 2019
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.
WHEN: Dec. 1–Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: 1010 Washington Ave., Golden
Olde Golden Christmas includes a community candlelight walk, Victorian carolers, free Newfoundland dog-pulled cart rides, holiday art market, parades, shopping, music and theater productions, Santa Claus, holiday lights, art and more!
WHEN: Dec. 8–9, 15–16 and 22–24, 2018
WHERE: Downtown Aquarium
Join Sharkey and Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet at Denver's Downtown Aquarium! After breakfast, explore the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with more than one million gallons of extraordinary marine life.
WHEN: Dec. 21–22, 2019
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex
Too Hot to Handel is an exuberant jazz, gospel and R&B-infused concert that brilliantly reinvents Handel’s Messiah and returns by popular demand for the 2018 holiday season! With audience-favorite guest soloists and members of the Colorado Symphony Chorus, this night of music will have you rejoicing in the aisles.