Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

Christmas is right around the corner and the holidays are in full swing here in Colorado! Check out some of our favorite holiday events taking place this weekend

Where: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center | 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd, Aurora, CO 80019
When: All weekend | View Website For Tickets

Take a trip to the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center to see your favorite scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer come alive in a magical wonderland made entirely of ice!

Carved from over 2 million pounds of ice, this exhibit was crafted by ice-masters from around the world. This spectacular holiday event is one you don’t want to miss!

Where: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
When: All weekend | View Website For Tickets

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

See the classic Christmas story from Charles Dickens come to life on stage at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities this weekend!

This musical version of Ebenezer Scrooge is fun for the whole family and the perfect way to celebrate the holidays.

Where: Pearl Street Mall | 1942 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
When: Saturday | 11 AM – 2 PM

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

At St Nick on the Bricks in Downtown Boulder, kids of all ages can visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus for free!

That’s not all, there will also be free train rides for kids under 10 that will take them around Pearl Street Mall in a fun & unique experience. Bring the family for this fun event on Saturday from 11 AM – 2 PM!

Where: McNichols Building | 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver 80202
When: Saturday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 

Bring your Tiny Tot to Cielo at Castle Pines where they can learn all about the orchestra and enjoy dancing, singing and a visit from Santa!

Children will receive an activity packet with more musical fun to experience at home.

Where: Downtown Golden | 1010 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
When: Saturday | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

See the historic Downtown Golden come alive with the Christmas spirit at the annual Olde Golden Christmas Parade!

Here you will see floats, festive characters, horses, firetrucks and of course Santa Claus himself parade downtown. Before or after the parade, you can stroll the many shops and restaurants in Downtown Golden.

Where: Olde Town Arvada | 5726 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002
When: Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

Visit the Olde Town Holiday Market to get all of your holiday shopping done!

You can find clothes, toys and everything in between at this festive market. Santa will be available for pictures for free from 12-3 PM!

Where: Aspen Grove Shopping Center | 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80201
When: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

Visit Santa at Aspen Grove Shopping Center this weekend! On Saturday you can find Santa at “My Favorite Things” holiday store between noon and 3:00 PM, and on Sunday you can hop aboard and ride the carriage with Santa!

The carriage picks up by the big tree near New Balance between noon and 3:00 PM.

Where: Pine Street Church | 1237 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302
When: Saturday & Sunday | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

Join the Tara Performing Arts High School for the Christmas Candlelight Festival at Pine Street Church in Boulder this weekend!

This annual & beloved event features an array of seasonal choral songs all presented in candlelight without interruption for applause. All ages are welcomed, but must be able to sit through a 2-hour performance quietly.

Where: EXDO Event Center | 1399 35th Street, Denver, CO 80205
When: Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

The RiNo holiday Bazaar features a huge indoor & outdoor holiday market with local shops, amazing food & drinks, live entertainment and so much more!

See 70+ local vendors and get all of your holiday shopping done at this fun event.

Where: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center | 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd, Aurora, CO 80019
When: Friday – Sunday: View website for times & tickets

While visiting the Gaylord Rockies Resort for ICE!, check out Cirque Dreams Holidaze, an electrifying holiday spectacular!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is an in-the-round theatrical experience that features dazzling costumes, aerialists, dancers, singers, and so much more.

Where: Big Bear Ice Arena | 8580 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230
When: Sunday, December 22 at 3:30pm

Celebrate Chanukah with your family in a way that they’ll never forget!

Join Elsa for music, skating, food and drinks, jumping castles, chocolate Chanukah coins, hot latkes and jelly donuts. Watch the Grand Menorah lighting ceremony and make it a Chanukah your family will love! The Ice Rink will be open only to Frozen Chanukah on Ice participants.

Where: Buell Children’s Museum | 210 N. Sante Fe Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81003
When: Daily from 11am-4pm

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Buell Children’s Museum.

Your family will love the Teddy Bear Tree and festive decorations. Learn about traditions and celebrations from around the world with crafts and activities. Santa will be visiting Winter Wonderland on December 21 and December 22 from 12pm-2pm.

Where: Aggie Theatre | 204 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
When: December 21 at 11:30am

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

Let your kids rock and roll at this fun family event!

They’ll enjoy the music of The Beatles in a sensory friendly environment where they’re welcome to move, play and sing along.

Where: PACE Center | 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, CO 80138
When: Saturday, December 21 at 2pm and 7pm

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

Don’t miss the final weekend of The Nutcracker of Parker!

This classic story is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with beautiful dancing, lively sets and timeless music.

Where: Pueblo Zoo | 3455 Nuckolls Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004
When: Daily 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Fun Family Activities In & Around Denver: 12/20-22

ElectriCritters at the Pueblo Zoo is fun for the entire family.

Prepare to be enchanted by 150 magical creations and 250,000 lights while you stroll the zoo. Don’t forget to grab some Hot Chocolate and Treats at the Candy Cane Cafe and check some names off your gift list at Pueblo Zoo’s Gift Shop before you leave.