Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

Another Christmas has come and gone and we are about to enter a new decade. While you begin to unwind from holiday festivities and begin to prepare for your NYE celebrations, check out this list of fun family-friendly activities for this weekend!

Where: Downtown Fort Collins | 220 W. Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525
When: Friday & Saturday | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

The Celebrations of Nativities and Light returns this year to showcase nativities from all over the world!

This event is a celebration of cultures and beliefs, and is a great educational experience for attendees. Kids and adults will love exploring the different features as well as the beautiful holiday lights that illuminate downtown Fort Collins

Where: Hudson Gardens Event Center | 6115 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton 80120
When: Friday – Sunday | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

This holiday tradition is a favorite for families in Colorado!

Every year the Hudson Gardens Event Center becomes decorated with thousands upon thousands of decorative lights and installations that are sure to impress.

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts | 2501 Dallas St Aurora, CO 80010
When: Thursday-Sunday | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

Just because Christmas has come and gone doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the holiday spirit!

Camp Christmas is not for the faint-of-festive. Here you and your family will love wandering through the 10,000 square foot winter wonderland full of amazing lights, ornaments, structures, sculptures, and more. Come escape the cold and get into the holiday spirit, tickets are available on their website. Purchase in advance as they do sell out!

Where: Gaylord Rockies | 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80019
When: Friday – Sunday | 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

Transport your family to a magical land of ice without leaving the Denver metro area.

ICE!® featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in Mistletoe Village at Gaylord Rockies is sure to be a blast. Check out the two-story ice slides and giant ice sculptures carved from more than two million pounds of colorful ice.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens | 1007 York St, Denver 80206
When: Friday – Sunday | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual event returns again!

For over three decades the annual Blossoms of Light turns the Gardens’ into a magical land of holiday spirit and light. Step foot into this twinkling wonderland for its last weekend of the year!

Where: Bandimere Speedway | 3051 South Rooney Road, Morrison, CO 80465
When: Friday – Sunday:  5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

Load your family in your vehicle and cruise over to the Brandimere Speedway in Morrison for an awesome Christmas lights experience!

Here you can drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights set up & synced to holiday music that you can hear through your radio. Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the festive lights and holiday spirit!

Where: City & County Building Denver | 1437 Bannock St, Denver 80202
When: Friday – Sunday | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Check out the holiday lights downtown before disappear for the season on a Holiday Lights Walking Tour!

This 1.5 hour tour will start at the Denver City & County Building and explore some of the coolest spots in Downtown. Great chance to scope out your perfect spot for the fireworks on NYE!

Where: Denver Pavilions | 500 16th St, Denver 80202
When: Friday – Sunday | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel returns again this year for another season!

Located on the 16th St. Mall & Glenarm Place, this carousel is open daily and a fun treat for all to enjoy. Kids and adults alike will love taking a ride before/after checking out all that the Pavillions’ has to offer.

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum | 7711 East Academy Blvd, Denver 80230
When: Friday – Sunday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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From Saturday, December 21st to Sunday, January 5th, kids aged 16 & under can enjoy admission to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum for only $1!

One of the top Air & Space museums in the US, Wings Over the Rockies is as fascinating and educational as it is fun for people of all ages. This is a great chance to bring the whole family for a cheap & fun day!

Where: 824 Front Street | Louisville, CO 80027
When: Sunday | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

Take a trip to the Louisville Ice Rink for Chanukah on Ice!

Here you and your family can spend a night of skating to Chanukah music and watch the lighting of the community Menorah on the 8th night of Chanukah. There will be delicious jelly donuts for all to enjoy and skating is free (rental skates are a small fee).

Where: BookBar | 4280 Tennyson St, Denver 80212
When: Friday | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

Join BookBar in Denver for their Friday Storytime!

Here adults can enjoy half off all cafe drinks while their kids enjoy a captivating story with other little ones. There will be cookies as well for the kiddos!

Where: Pueblo Zoo | 3455 Nuckolls Ave, Pueblo 81004
When: Friday – Sunday | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

Consider a trip with the whole family to the Pueblo Zoo for Elecricritters!

Here you will see the zoo come to life with special after-hours light displays and creations. You can also find hot chocolate, treats, and more at this fun event!

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo | 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs 80906
When: Friday – Sunday | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Another fun zoo lights event, Electric Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs offers over 80 light structures on over 50 acres of land to roam!

See the zoo come alive with winter spirit with lights throughout, warm fires, special animal exhibits and much more!

Where: Daniels & Fisher Tower – Downtown Denver | 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver 80202
When: Friday – Saturday | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Presented by the Denver Theatre District, this ongoing projection mapping installation is shined brightly upon the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower Thursday through Saturday every evening.

This is an awesome art installation to check out before or after exploring all that downtown has to offer!

Where: Infinity Park at Glendale | 4599 E Tennessee Ave, Glendale 80246
When: Sunday | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Fun Family Activities in Denver: 12/27-12/29

Celebrate the 8th night of Chanukah like you never have before!

At this fun and special event a helicopter will drop thousands of chocolate coins from the sky for kids to collect. There will also be an extravagant menorah lighting ceremony, appearances by community leaders, donuts and latkes and so much more!