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New Year's Eve Weekend Events

Celebrate the new year with your family by checking out fireworks, blockbuster museum exhibitions such as Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks, stunning lights displays like Zoo Lights and art shows all over town. Or party the night (and the year!) away at one of many New Year's Eve parties taking place all over The Mile High City! Take advantage of great Denver hotel packages.

The Regional Transportation Network (RTD) will offer free bus and rail service (bus, MetroRide, light rail and commuter rail), starting New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. and running through 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The MallRide, of course, is already free.

We strive to post the most current and accurate event information, but changes and cancellations do occur, so please check the official event website to confirm all details before attending.

Family-Friendly New Year's Events

Noon Year's Eve 

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
In conjunction with Snow Days, get all the glitz and glam of New York City's Times Square before bedtime! There will be ball drops at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., plus music, tasty treats from The Teaching Kitchen and more.

IgNight NYE

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tivoli Quad, 1000 Larimer Street
Celebrate the new year with fire and ice. Ice sculptures will be crafted before your eyes as a 50-plus-foot-tall hot-air balloon makes for a dramatic backdrop. There will be family-friendly activities like a glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt and interactive movie characters. The event, put on by ONE Denver (Office of Nighttime Economy Denver), is free if you RSVP on the event's website

Downtown Aquarium New Year's Eve Family Celebration 

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Downtown Aquarium
Ring in the New Year with Downtown Aquarium's mascot, Sharkey! Celebrate with a delicious buffet, a balloon drop, contests and giveaways for the kids! Reservations required.


New Year's Eve Hotel Deals

The Maven No Champagne Problems New Year’s Eve package

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023
The Maven Hotel
How about an intimate party for two? Ring in the New Year at a Travel and Leisure World’s Best Hotel! Cheers to 2024 with in-room Champagne and start the New Year right with a few extra Zzz’s with a complimentary late checkout. Book your New Year’s Eve getaway today using promo code NEWYEAR.

New Year’s Eve at The Crawford Hotel

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023
 The Crawford Hotel
Take the elevator home after you ring in 2024 with an overnight stay at The Crawford Hotel. With rates starting at $378 per night, two guests per room will receive complimentary Journey to Tomorrow tickets to enjoy the celebration at Denver Union Station. A New Year’s Eve Extraordinaire Amenity add-on is available that includes a bottle of Champagne and festive New Year’s Eve décor delivered to your room, plus a $70 Snooze breakfast credit and guaranteed 1 p.m. late checkout on Jan. 1. To make a hotel reservation, please visit


More Holiday Events & Activities

Grand Illumination — Merry & Bright Lights Show — Miracle at Union Station Cocktail Bar — Santa Visits 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 29, 2023
WHERE: Denver Union Station
The annual Grand Illumination event on Nov. 24 will feature performances of classic holiday hits by the Denver Dolls and the Dickens Carolers, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, a balloon artist, a caricature artist,
horse-drawn carriage rides and the grand highlight of the evening — the lighting of the station’s outdoor 40-foot-tall Christmas tree that features more than 7,000 holiday lights. Also, the Grand Illumination kicks off the Merry & Bright Lights Show, which will once again transform the exterior façade of Denver’s landmark train station into a spectacular canvas spreading holiday cheer every night Nov. 25–Dec. 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. You can see it each night of the season. Miracle at Union Station, a whimsical pop-up cocktail bar, will be open Nov. 21–Dec. 29. Meanwhile, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making regular appearances at the station from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3, 10 and 17.

Holiday Lights & Sights Bus Tour

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Downtown Denver
This holiday season, embark on a fun-filled, 90-minute Denver holiday lights bust tour as you take in all of the magic and cheer of this festive time of year in The Mile High City. Enjoy the unique history, architecture and beauty of Denver’s holiday lights and top sights at night during this limited-run Denver holiday lights experience! This experience was designed to give you views and great photo opportunities of Denver’s most beautiful and famous landmarks, magnificently lit up for this cheery time of year. Besides getting the inside scoop on the famous and incredibly lit-up sights, you'll hear about holiday traditions that got their start right here in Denver.

Tinseltown: Christmas Bar

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Denver Pavilions
Tinseltown is coming, just in time for winter! The all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up is overflowing with holly jolly Christmas spirit, with Santa, elves, presents, tinsel, festive tunes and lots of winter warmer drinks, including a fabulous Christmas cocktail menu! The halls are more than fully decked with baubles, bows, hanging trees, wreaths and just about every festive goodie ever. Tickets include entry to the themed bar and a bespoke cocktail on arrival. 

Holiday Art and Gift Boutique

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Depot Art Gallery, Littleton
Your holiday shopping solution: a unique collection of hand-made items created by more than 30 local artists and artisans and housed in a historic railroad depot. Browse one-of-a kind jewelry, paintings, pottery, mixed-media, holiday decorations, wreaths and cards.

Christmas In Color

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Water World (Denver), Arapahoe County Fairground (Aurora), Bandimere Speedway (Morrison)
With not one but three locations, Christmas In Color at Water World , Arapahoe County Fairground  and Bandimere Speedway  is a can't-miss holiday lights experience! Drive through millions of lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. Drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more. Take your time enjoying this lighting extravaganza – we won’t judge you if you join the kids with your face pressed against the window! 

Hudson Holidays

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Hudson Gardens & Events Center
You'll be enchanted by even more towering trees draped in thousands of colorful lights. A grove of dancing Christmas trees, a multi-colored forest inhabited by giant snowmen, the holiday light tunnel and glowing reindeer will light up Hudson Gardens into an extravaganza of holiday cheer. Purchase a delicious cup of hot cocoa or adult beverage before stopping by for a perfect free family photo opportunity with Santa.

Luminova Holidays

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park​
This family-friend event brings larger-than-life holiday displays and immersive experiences for all to enjoy. It features millions of dazzling lights, a 65-foot-tall Christmas tree, twinkling snowmen who never melt, a 300-foot-long candy cane tunnel, giant presents and ornaments, a wall of lights, rides on Elitch Gardens attractions, interactive activities like a light-up hopscotch, strolling holiday entertainers, Old Saint Nick and his elves, and more. 

Bridge of Lights  

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023 on select days (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
WHERE: Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Cañon City
In an experience sure to become a time-honored Christmas tradition, you're invited to drive across the Royal Gorge Bridge, 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River, while it's decked out in thousands of holiday lights. Driving across the Royal Gorge Bridge is not regularly offered outside of pre-arranged car club groups, so this is truly something special! Guests can purchase hot cocoa, coffee or cider in a Bridge of Lights souvenir cup and holiday cookies to enjoy while driving through the light display. Hours: 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

10 Days of Brunch

WHEN: Dec. 23, 2023–Jan. 1, 2024
WHERE: FIRE at the ART hotel
Enjoy 10 days of tasty and festive holiday brunch specials at FIRE Restaurant, with mouth-watering options like the steak skillet, French toast or acorn squash crostini. 

Trail of Lights

WHEN: Thru Jan. 1, 2024; 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (closed December 25)
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Littleton
Stroll through the Colorado countryside along a winding path glistening with lights. Features this year include singing Christmas trees, three-sided light tunnels, illuminated antique and model tractors, a children's play area with synchronized music, and warm holiday food and drink for purchase. Visit the Holiday Market to purchase holiday gifts Dec. 15–17.

Christmas Carol Rides

WHEN: Dec. 26, 2023–Jan. 2, 2024
WHERE: Great Outdoors Adventures LLC, Pikes Peak Region
Enjoy a winter sleigh ride in a cozy off-road vehicle with Great Outdoors Adventures this holiday season for a merry, merry time. Tour the stunning Pike National Forest in your own rented off-road vehicle as a self-guided tour with GPS navigation, or book a guided tour. 

Blossoms of Light

WHEN: Thru Jan. 7, 2024 (closed Dec. 25​)
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms Denver Botanic Gardens into a twinkling winter wonderland. Sip warm drinks and nibble on tasty treats as you stroll.

Zoo Lights

WHEN: Thru Jan. 7, 2024
WHERE: Denver Zoo
It's official: Zoo Lights has been making magic, memories and even marriages for more than 30 amazing years! This illuminating annual event transforms Denver Zoo into Colorado's WILDEST winter wonderland. Don't miss this year's historic celebration, with more than a million lights sparkling over 60 acres — animated animal sculptures, Santa and Mrs. Claus visits, animal encounters, exciting entertainment and treats for kids of all ages. 

Winter Holiday Trains

WHEN: Thru Jan. 7, 2024
WHERE: Georgetown Loop Mining & Railroad Park
Located 45 miles west of Denver, the Georgetown Loop Railroad is one of Colorado’s most authentic living history experiences which offers daily train rides through scenic and snowy vistas on Santa’s Rocky Mountain Adventure, as well as evening journeys in Santa’s Lighted Forest, featuring more than 300,000 holiday lights.

Light the Lights

WHEN: Thru Jan. 21, 2024
WHERE: City & County of Denver​ Building in Civic Center Park
This festive lights and music show begins with a kick-off celebration at 5:15 p.m. on November 22 hosted by Denver7 anchor Micah Smith and featuring the Colorado Children's Chorale. For the remainder of the season, each night at 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., an eight-minute choreographed light and music holiday show will light up the night. The City and County Building will showcase a festive, static light display before, between and after the two nightly shows until 10:45 p.m. The light and music shows will not play on Mondays because of City Council meetings, but the static light display will still shine. There will be a special light schedule on December 2 to highlight activities as the 9 News Parade of Lights begins in front of the City and County Building. Note: The building will remain completely dark for an annual memorial vigil from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 21, honoring persons experiencing homelessness. The lights will be turned back on after the event is over. 

Downtown Denver Rink 

WHEN: Thru Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Skyline Park
Bundle up for some free ice skating in the heart of downtown and enjoy special events. ​Skate rentals for adults are $11 and $9 for kids 12 and under. Bring your own pair and skate for free! If you need a skatewalker for assistance, you can also rent one $5.

Snow Days 

WHEN: Thru Feb. 16, 2024
WHERE: Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Spend your day gliding around the ice skating rink, sledding on REAL snow, warming up by a toasty fire and much, much more.

Ice Castles in Cripple Creek

WHEN: Thru Feb. 23, 2024
WHERE: Irene Avenue and 4th Street, Cripple Creek
Each year, Ice Castles brings fairy tales to life for hundreds of thousands of families across North America. For all who enter through the icicle-adorned archways, explore ice tunnels and glide down ice slides, time spent at Ice Castles is a source of joy and inspiration.

McGregor Skate

WHEN: Thru Feb. 25, 2024
WHERE: McGregor Square
McGregor Skate is LoDo’s newest skating rink located in the bustling McGregor Square plaza. Open daily, McGregor Skate is the perfect winter activity for guests of all ages. With skates available on-site, the rink can be enjoyed by locals and travelers alike.


Music & Performing Arts

'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella'

WHEN: Thru Dec. 29, 2023
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

When a young woman is forced to be a servant by her evil stepmother, it takes knowing her self-worth, some wonderful friends, and a little magic to help her get out. "Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella" takes a whimsical turn in the Arvada Center’s production this holiday season, creating a mysterious but playful world where magic is real and dreams come true. This stylish, contemporary take of the fairy tale classic promises fantastical costumes, hilarious dialogue, romantic lyrics, and unforgettable music for a truly magical experience.

'Bubbles: A Top Popping Burlesque Revue'

WHEN: Dec. 27–30, 2023
WHERE: The Clocktower Cabaret, D&F Tower

Kick off your New Year's Eve celebrations as Indy Fire Presents 'BUBBLES: A Top Popping Burlesque Revue'!

'Spookadelia: Doubt's Echo'

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Spectra Art Space

Each room and section of this indoor/outdoor experience is immersive, interactive and full of surprises. The installations and experience, while “spooky” are also family-friendly and full of delight! Go on a self-guided journey through the Mirror Realm, aka Doubt's Echo, on a mission to conquer Doubt and his duplicitous minions. The only way to complete the mission and return to reality is to choose truth and overcome deceit. This all-ages, narrative-driven psychedelic immersive art, theatrical, and highly interactive experience is presented by Spectra Art Space, along with performance artists curated by Darshan Dance Company, several artists now featured at Denver Meow Wolf, and many more.

'A Christmas Story'

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden

All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. "A Christmas Story" is destined to become a theatrical holiday tradition!

'Elf The Musical'

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Beloved the world over, "Elf The Musical" can easily become an annual tradition. Based on the cherished film and featuring songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, "Elf" tells the story of Buddy, a young orphan who crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. Eventually, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. 


WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Littleton Town Hall, Littleton

Roald Dahl’s trademark wit comes to life in this family-friendly musical about a clever little girl with astonishing powers. Matilda Wormwood is unloved by her cruel parents, and sent to an oppressive school run by an even crueler headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. But during her first term at school, Matilda forges an unbreakable bond with her kind-hearted teacher Miss Honey. The two inspire each other to be courageous, to embrace their own power, and to build their own family. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and exciting onstage magic, "Matilda the Musical" is a perfect holiday show for the whole family.

'The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical'

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Miners Alley Performing Arts Center, Golden

A sequel to "The Great American Trailer Park," the Christmas version takes audiences back to Florida’s favorite trailer park community, Armadillo Acres, where there’s a healthy dose of kitschy holiday cheer and non-stop shenanigans. Just watch out for cranky new resident Darlene, who disrupts the usual holiday routine and brings a whirlwind of drama, romance and downright hilarious surprises to the trailer park. This ca n’t-miss musical takes the audience along with the residents of Armadillo Acres as they navigate the treacherous holiday season with humor, heartwarming moments, tinsel and keg nog (yes, keg nog!).

'Holly, Alaska!'

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

In the tiny town of Holly, Alaska, a merry band of community theater players have been keeping the tradition of an annual holiday pageant alive for 119 years. Due to recent cutbacks, the town council has decided this year’s show can’t happen. In a last-ditch effort to save the pageant (and the town itself), the actors pull out all the stops in this heartwarming tale of love, connection, and holiday revelry of the goofiest kind.

Nikki Glaser

WHEN: Dec. 30–31, 2023
WHERE: Paramount Theatre

Comedian Nikki Glaser graces the Paramount Theatre for two nights of her "The Good Girl Tour." 


WHEN: Dec. 30–31, 2023
WHERE: AEG Presents - The Mission Ballroom

AEG Presents is thrilled to announce CloZee live at Mission Ballroom for the last two nights of 2023!

'A Night in Vienna'

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall 

A Colorado cultural tradition returns featuring your symphony waltzing along with you into 2024! Start your celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s presentation of "A Night in Vienna," a rousing selection of polkas, waltzes and marches. 

Neal Francis

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: The Ogden Theatre

Live For Live Music Presents: Neal Francis - Francis Comes Alive with The Texas Gentlemen live at the Ogden Theatre

'Sensatia' Cabaret

WHEN: Thru Feb. 17, 2024
WHERE: The Arch, a Non Plus Ultra Venue

Prepare to be transported into an immersive performance experience blending spectacular acrobatic artistry, state-of-the-art visuals, live music, perfumery and a tantalizing selection of curated craft cocktails. Each extraordinary element is sure to arouse each of the five senses. Brought to life by internationally renowned Quixotic, "Sensatia" promises a stunningly seductive encounter like no other. In partnership with Non Plus Ultra.


Museum & Gallery Exhibitions

Confection Perfection: Jolly Rancher Company 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Golden History Museum & Park, Golden

Seeking additional income for her family, homemaker-turned-entrepreneur Dorothy Harmsen heard about people making a fortune in Florida selling ice cream from newly invented soft serve machines. In 1949, Harmsen rented a store in downtown Golden and made a down payment on a new machine. Within a few years, she and her husband, Bill, built one of the most iconic confectionery companies in the world.

Epic Events 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Golden History Museum & Park, Golden

Epic Events walks you through over three dozen moments that shaped Golden’s past. Those times range from big to small, happy to sad. Some are memorable and some are best forgotten. Step inside this exhibit and feel what it’s like to live through 150 years in Golden.

Legendary People 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Golden History Museum & Park, Golden

People are the ingredient that makes Golden a vibrant community. Over the years, so many have called the area home, from nomadic Native Americans, adventurous miners and cunning politicians, to innovative business owners, hard-working students and curious tourists. Their interesting stories make for a rich history. Learn the biographical highlights of some little-known characters, like beloved educator Gertrude Bell, Olympic athlete Lindsey Horan and many more.

Signs O’ The Times 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Golden History Museum & Park, Golden

Old signs are powerful evidence of the changes Golden has experienced. Simply put, signs are visual graphics we use to communicate information to each other. We’ve used them for thousands of years, and if you stop and look around, they’re everywhere. The permanent City of Golden collection currently cares for more than two dozen commercial and business signs.

More Than Place: Colorado, Women, and Land

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: El Pueblo Museum, Pueblo

From Indigenous keepers of the land in Colorado’s mountains and plains to Mexican Land Grants and the Homestead Act of 1862, to building communities in rural Colorado, women have played an integral and often invisible role in shaping the land of our state. In More Than Place: Colorado, Women, and Land, the Center for Colorado Women’s History examines the legacies of Western women, their role and place on the land, challenges perceptions of access, and centers diverse communities of Colorado women.

Solo Exhibitions

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2023
WHERE: Robischon Gallery

View exhibitions by multiple artists: Kim Dickey's Auguries (sculpture), Kiki Smith's From the Jacquard Tapestry Series (tapestry), Kahn + Selesnick's Vision Under the Influence: Selections from Truppe Fledermaus (drawings) and works by Stephen Batura in the Viewing Room.

Borderlands of Southern Colorado 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Presented in English and Spanish, Borderlands explores the shifting geopolitical history of southern Colorado. This area, framed by mountains and rivers, is naturally conducive to unique and resilient forms of cultural connection. An international border crossed over the people in this region, changing their lives forever, when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo moved a portion of the US–Mexico border from the Arkansas River—which flows through the middle of Colorado—down to the Rio Grande in 1848.

Vision and Resolve 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Center for Colorado Women's History

This exhibition illuminates how women and their social movements have impacted Colorado’s History. Focusing on suffragist Ida Clark DePriest, gay rights activist Mary Lopez Dussart, disability rights activist Laura Hershey, civic activist Anne Evans and the women leaders of Casa Verde Mothers of Pueblo, this Vision and Resolve allows visitors to experience their stories along with artifacts from the History Colorado Collection. Highlights include Equal Rights Amendment protest wear from the late 1970s and “Western Women Wild with Joy,” a newly acquired contemporary sculpture celebrating suffrage.

Seeds of a Nation 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Center for Colorado Women's History

Seeds of a Nation takes visitors through an investigation of the complexities that sprouted with the development of Victory Gardens. Grown out of the necessity of war, Victory Gardens allowed American civilians to contribute to the war effort by planting, harvesting and storing their own food. Even after the war was over, the gardens remained as symbols of resilience, unity and self-sufficiency and contributed to the complex beliefs around what it means “to be American,” especially in turbulent times. 

Zoom In 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: History Colorado Center

This exhibition has 100 stories to tell. Culled from the vast collections of History Colorado, every object on view had a role in shaping our state—from the age of the Paleoindians to Jack Swigert’s Apollo 13 flight suit and beyond. You could never distill Colorado’s rich history into only 100 objects. But the ones we’ve selected, both ordinary and extraordinary, combine into a telling mosaic of the past—and, just maybe, a glimpse into our future. 

What's Your Story? 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Each of us is on a journey toward making a difference. Explore your superpower and those of Coloradans past, present and future. Find out how they made an impact on our state, whether by fighting school segregation or being a world-class athlete. See how your experience compares to the challenges and opportunities faced by generations of Coloradans before you. Through one-of-a-kind multimedia experiences, you can tell the world what’s important to you, and share it on the big screen for all to see.

After the Asteroid: Earth's Comeback Story 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2023
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
A trove of remarkably preserved fossils found at Corral Bluffs near Colorado Springs brings into sharp focus how Earth recovered after the devastating asteroid impact 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs. This discovery is a watershed scientific moment, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's bilingual exhibit brings it to life. 

By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects  

WHEN: Thru Jan. 1, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

A series of thematic installations drawn primarily from the architecture and design collection, this exhibition illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design. How does it come into being? Who creates it and for what purpose? What trends inspire it? And how does it serve society?

Through Flesh to Infinity

WHEN: Thru Jan. 6, 2024
WHERE: Union Hall

This exhibition conveys the nuances of opposing ideas coexisting within a single being, embodying figurative and non-figurative expressions, akin to the intertwined nature of bodily functions and spiritual expansion. At this moment, when humanity grapples with its own contradictions and complexities, this combination becomes essential. In this symbiotic relationship between the work of A Grix and Vinni Alfonso, the depths of the human predicament become illuminated, offering viewers a transcendent journey through the realms of flesh and infinity.

agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land

WHEN: Thru Jan. 7, 2024
WHERE: Multiple venues in Boulder and Longmont

A collaborative, contemporary art exhibit created by the Longmont Museum and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land pairs more than 15 local and national artists with farmers throughout Boulder County to create three site-specific visual works. The exhibit draws on the expertise of farmers and the inspiration of nature and invites visitors to examine their own connections to the land and natural world. This multi-venue exhibition features art at both museums, plus three local farms: Ollin Farms in Longmont, the Boulder JCC Milk & Honey Farm and the Agricultural Heritage Center in Longmont.

Taiko Chandler: Thoughtful Intuition

WHEN: Thru Jan. 7, 2024
WHERE: Littleton Museum, Littleton

This solo exhibition of abstract artwork by Denver-based artist Taiko Chandler features prints, sculptures, paintings and cyanotypes that were created during the COVID pandemic period, as well as a brand new site-specific installation.

The World in Denver: Photography by Robert Weinberg 

WHEN: Thru Jan. 10, 2024
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Over the course of his career, Robert Weinberg captured images of those who left their mark on Denver. Best known for his work with the Intermountain Jewish News, Weinberg focused on portraits of people in the Denver community. Weinberg's photography adds a valuable dimension to the visual record of the Mile High City during the 1980s and 1990s. Now legally blind, Weinberg created braille labels to accompany his work, ensuring that his photographs are accessible to all. He continues to advocate for the visually impaired community by promoting organizations to assist people with low vision to live independently.

19th Century Patchwork Divas

WHEN: Thru Jan. 13, 2024
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden
This group of talented quilters celebrates more than 25 years of quilting. It all began in 1997 when Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle started a small block exchange group with friends who either worked or taught classes at a local quilt shop. Their first exchange was in 1998, and later, they became the 19th Century Patchwork Divas. They began with a small, enthusiastic group of 12 members with one rule: to make their quilt blocks using only 1800s reproduction fabrics. The Divas have done more than 65 exchanges and have made more than 600 quilts from their exchanges, along with developing lifelong friendships. You will marvel at the designs and talent of this remarkable group of quilters.

Mysteries of the Ice Ages

WHEN: Thru Jan. 21, 2024
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)

Embark on a journey through Earth's icy history and discover the fascinating stories and mysteries of ice and adaptation through hundreds of artifacts and fossils, models and interactive experiences. See authentic tools and artifacts, some never before exhibited, used by Neanderthals, early humans and Arctic peoples. Get ready to discover lands lost long ago under the world’s oceans. Come hang out with animals adapted for cold — some long extinct, others still alive today — from wooly mammoths to American lions and learn about the important role that ice has played in Earth’s history.

Mi Gente: Manifestations of Community in the Southwest 

WHEN: Thru Feb. 3, 2024
WHERE: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs
Community can be defined as a group of people who have shared characteristics or inhabit the same space. Drawing from works in the collection stewarded by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Mi Gente: Manifestations of Community in the Southwest considers community within a landscape that has been shaped by colonization and migration. Focusing primarily on works by Chicanx/a/o, Hispanic, and Mexican-American artists based in New Mexico and Colorado, Mi Gente considers the politics and complexities of community, including those who are perceived as outsiders. 

Personal Geographies: Trent Davis Bailey ǀ Brian Adams 

WHEN: Thru Feb. 11, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibition presents a selection of images by two artists who seek to understand themselves and the places they treasure through photography. Colorado photographer Trent Davis Bailey reflects on his personal history and the relationship between images and memory. Personal Geographies presents work from his series The North Fork, which draws inspiration from childhood memories, small-scale family farms and the landscape of western Colorado. Anchorage-based Iñupiaq photographer Brian Adams has traveled across Alaska and beyond to make pictures that celebrate the Arctic landscape and sensitively share the stories, cultures and perspectives of Inuit people and communities.

The Tropical Paintings of Manabu Saito

WHEN: Thru Feb. 11, 2024
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Experience Manabu Saito’s passion for botanical art in this exhibition of watercolor paintings of tropical flora. For more than 60 years, Saito painted flowers and plants from his native Japan and from travels throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Mostly created at the Wilson Botanical Garden in Costa Rica, the paintings in this exhibit highlight Saito’s love for the striking beauty of tropical plants.

Unreal Garden

WHEN: Thru Feb. 24, 2024
WHERE: Verse Denver- Southwest Plaza Mall, Littleton

Unreal Garden is a fully immersive holographic experience divided into multiple acts. Visitors explore surreal landscapes, interact with a variety of animals, and complete puzzles and challenges. The interactive elements and unique behaviors of the mythical animals make it unlike any other immersive experience. It's an unforgettable journey that challenges the mind and stimulates the senses. Be the first to tell your friends about the future of storytelling with cutting-edge holographic headsets also used by NASA!

Tanya Marcuse: Laws of Nature

WHEN: Thru March 31, 2024
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Tanya Marcuse’s large-scale photographs evoke awe and wonder for the natural world. Interspersing flowers, fruits, plants and animals at different stages of life, her artworks resemble incredibly detailed still lifes up close, while from afar, they appear like abstract paintings. In an intensive process that often lasts months, Marcuse collects flora and fauna from her surrounding environment and composes and photographs them in intricate tableaux. Marcuse’s works hover between beauty and destruction, landscape and still life, and fact and fiction, inviting viewers to reflect on the laws of nature.

The Skeletal World of José Guadalupe Posada

WHEN: Thru May 12, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibition presents the work of the iconic 19th-century Mexican artist and lithographer whose illustrations of skeletal figures known as calaveras and catrinas have become an essential part of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Featuring a select set of Posada’s prints, including many of his most famous calaveras, Skeletal World also includes art that showcases his enduring legacy.

Islands Beyond Blue 

WHEN: Thru May 14, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This presentation showcases the work of Niki Hastings-McFall, a celebrated contemporary artist of Sāmoan and Pākehā descent who has been credited with shepherding contemporary Pacific art onto an international stage. Known for her large-scale and immersive "lei bombing" installations, she used hundreds of synthetic lei to create the installation. Her work is presented in dialogue with approximately 25 treasures from the DAM's collection that illustrate regional historic arts alongside new innovations. This inaugural exhibition aims to dispel romantic notions of the Pacific Islands as a tourist’s paradise through a nuanced exploration of the area’s vibrant cultural landscape. 

Good Vibrations

WHEN: Thru June 14, 2024
WHERE: Museum of Outdoor Arts, Greenwood Village

Nine emerging artist interns came together over the summer through MOA's annual Design and Build Summer Internship Program to collaboratively create several unique, site-specific installations for Marjorie Park.

Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents  

WHEN: Thru July 19, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Gio Ponti was one of the most inventive Italian architects and designers of his time. For more than 60 years, Ponti’s exuberant approach found expression in public and private commissions from buildings, interiors and furniture to glass, ceramics and flatware, influencing international design for more than 50 years. 

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Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

WHEN: Dec. 29, 2023; 7 p.m.
WHERE: Ball Arena

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WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023; 6 p.m.
WHERE: Ball Arena

Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2023; 2:25 p.m.
WHERE: Empower Field at Mile High

Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte Hornets

WHEN: Jan. 1, 2023; 7 p.m.
WHERE: Ball Arena

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