Tis the season

Today is December 1st and that means that the Christmas season is officially underway!  Although December is already quite the busy month with holiday parties, shopping, house decorating and gingerbread baking, there is still a lot of fun to be had in our own backyard.

Here is a list of must-do events this month, right here in Denver:

9 News Parade of Lights, 16th St Mall – Dec 2nd @ 8 pm & Dec 3rd @ 6 pm

This parade has marching bands, floats and SANTA!  With daytime temps expected to be in the low 60’s this weekend, the weather should be about as good as it gets.


Blossoms of Light at The Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street Denver, CO 80206-Nov 24th- Jan 1st, 5-9 pm

Enjoy the magical, interactive light display at the gardens.  Tickets required.


Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO 80128- Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s, Nov 24th-Dec 24th

Chatfield Farms is transformed into a magical village for the holidays.  Meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy a hayride, do a craft with Mrs. Claus, take a picture with Santa and more.  All activities included with admission.


Zoo Lights at The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street Denver, CO 80205- 5:30- 9 pm

Enjoy the zoo lights spread throughout 60 acres.  Nightly entertainment, animal encounters and a Santa meet and greet top off the night.

Denver Zoo Lights

Ice Skate at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park, 16th and Arapahoe, Denver, CO 80202- 11 am-7 pm

Ice skate for free in downtown Denver!  Ice skate rentals are $6-8 per pair or bring your own.


This month is sure to go by fast, so put one of these on your calendar and take the time to do something fun!  Enjoy all that our beautiful city has to offer!