101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Denver - 2021 | Kids Out and About Denver

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Denver - 2021

 

KidsOutAndAbout is Denver's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Multiple dates starting Nov 1, 2021 2021 Season at Santa's Workshop, North Pole, Colorado
Multiple dates starting Nov 6, 2021 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's
Multiple dates starting Nov 11, 2021 The Polar Express Train Ride - Colorado Railroad Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2021 In-person Photos and Virtual Visits with Santa - Park Meadows Mall 
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2021 Santa's Flight Academy - Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Nov 19, 2021 Santa's Arrival - Town Center at Aurora
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Denver Christkindl Market
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Santa's in Town! - Southwest Plaza
Nov 19, 2021 Grand Holiday Parade, Santa's Arrival, & Tree Lighting! - The Streets at SouthGlenn
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Photos with Santa - The Orchard Town Center 
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Santa Makes a Scene at Belmar!
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Electric Safari 2021 - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dec 3, 2021 Parade of Lights - Louisville Chamber of Commerce
Dec 3, 2021 Noel Northglenn - City of Northglenn
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 9NEWS Parade of Lights 2021
Dec 4, 2021 The 28th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair - Bear Creek High School
Dec 4, 2021 2021 Winterfest in Fort Lupton
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Lighting Ceremony - City of Westminster
Dec 5, 2021 Santa Claus is Coming to Town! - Lowry
Dec 10, 2021 Dinner and Stories with Santa - Town Center at Aurora
Multiple dates starting Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Downtown Aquarium

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Annual Victorian Christmas High Tea 2021 at Miramont Castle Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 December Delights at Four Mile Historic Park
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2021 Holiday Teas and Tours- Rock Ledge Ranch 
Dec 4, 2021 5th Annual Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market - Schweiger Ranch
Dec 4-5, 2021 Olde Fashion Christmas - Stonehocker Farmhouse
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 61st Annual Georgetown Christmas Market - Hamill House Museum 
Dec 11, 2021 Dickens: A Famiy Holiday Experience

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Christmas at Gaylord Rockies
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 2020 Christmas in Color - Federal Heights, CO
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens-York Street 
Nov 20, 2021 Castle Rock Starlighting 2021
Multiple dates starting Nov 22, 2021 Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Trail of Lights - Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Farms
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 A Hudson Christmas: Extravaganza of Lights
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Electric Safari 2021 - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 9NEWS Parade of Lights 2021

 

Holiday Races

Dec 4, 2021 5K Walk/Run - 2021 Winterfest in Fort Lupton
Dec 11, 2021 Santa Stampede 2021
Dec 12, 2021  2021 Jingle Bell Run at Washington Park
Dec 19, 2021 Christmas Sweater 5K - 2021

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 A Christmas Carol - The Wolf Theatre
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Elf: The Musical - Arvada Center
Nov 20, 2021 The Nutcracker Suite Highlights - Highlands Ranch Community Association
Nov 24, 2021 Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021  Holiday Festival 2021 - CU Presents
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2021 The Nutcracker 2021 presented by Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy
Dec 11, 2021 Elf The Musical: ASL Interpreted Performances - Arvada Center

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 20, 2021 Winter Around the World - Denver Concert Band
Nov 21, 2021 Christmas Swing-a-Long - Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Nov 28, 2021 A FACE Christmas - Lone Tree Arts Center
Dec 4, 2021 Tiny Tots: Christmas - Inside the Orchestra
Dec 4, 2021 Winter Wonderland - Aurora Singers
Dec 10-11, 2021 Here We Come A-Caroling - Bethany Lutheran Church
Dec 10-12, 2021 A Colorado Christmas - Colorado Symphony
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday Harmony Reunion - Newman Center for the Performing Arts

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Cottonwood Farm 
Multiple dates starting November 2021 Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Multiple dates starting November 2021 Holly Acres Nursery and Garden Center

 

Hanukkah

Nov 28, 2021 Chanukah in Cherry Creek
Dec 5, 2021 Menorah Lighting Celebration at Orchard Town Center 
Dec 15, 2021 Jeff and Paige Hanukkah Concert - Boulder JCC

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 12, 2021 The Village Workspace Holiday Market
Nov 12-13, 2021 Applewood Arts & Crafts Festival - Arapahoe County Fair & Event Center
Nov 12-14, 2021 Junior League of Denver Mile High Holiday Mart
Nov 13, 2021 JCCS Annual Holiday Bazaar
Nov 13, 2021 Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar - St. Bernadette Parish
Nov 13, 2021 Holiday Outdoor Market - Colorado Vintage & Art Market
Nov 13, 2021 Adams County Museum Country Christmas Craft Fair
Nov 13, 2021 Holiday Craft Fair - Eastridge Rec Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2021 2021 Cherry Creek Holiday Market
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Denver Christkindl Market 
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Arts and Crafts Market in the Denver Highlands
Nov 19-21, 2021 Denver's Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Nov 20, 2021 Candy Cane Outdoor Market - Midtown at The Shed
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Christmas in the Rockies: Artisan Craft and Gift Show - Aspen Grove Shopping Center
Nov 27, 2021 Park Hill Treasures Hoiday Outdoor Market
Nov 27-28, 2021 Horseshow Holiday Market
Dec 4, 2021 YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace
Dec 4, 2021 Centennial Holiday Artisan Market
Dec 4, 2021 Santa's Outdoor Market
Dec 4-5, 2021 Horseshow Holiday Market
Dec 5, 2021 2021 Winter Market + Holiday Fair
Dec 9, 2021 Winter Festival and Holiday Store - Westview Elementary School
Dec 11, 2021 10th Annual Native American Christmas Market - Lakota Way Healing Center
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday Arts and Pottery Sale - Lakewood Heritage Center
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday Makers Market at Midtown
Nov 20, 2021 Jingle Bell Market Craft Fair

  

Miscellaneous

Multiple dates starting Nov 5, 2021 FREE Holiday Carriage Rides - The Streets at SouthGlenn
Multiple dates starting Nov 11, 2021 The Polar Express Train Ride - Colorado Railroad Museum
Nov 14, 2021 Holiday Tree-o! - Painting with a Twist Lakewood
Nov 20, 2021 Tree Lighting & After Party - Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Letters to Santa - The Orchard Town Center
Nov 21, 2021 A Christmas Gnome - Painting with a Twist Lakewood
Multiple dates starting Nov 22, 2021 Horses, Hot Chocolate, & Holiday Cheer! - The Giggling Life Care Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2021 KidX Club Holiday Krafts - Town Center at Aurora
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Film on the Rocks: Holiday Drive-In - Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Nov 30, 2021 Fiestas Navideñas - Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Carriage Rides - The Orchard Town Center
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 December Delights - Four Mile Historic Park
Dec 4, 2021 Family Ornament Decorating - The Karma House
Dec 5, 2021 Children's Samichlaus Party - Swiss-American Friendship Society
Dec 5, 2021 Jolly Jamboree - Kids Wonder
Multiple dates starting Dec 7, 2021 Whimsical Holiday Painting - Curtis Center for the Arts
Dec 9, 2021 Santa's Workshop - Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2021 The Nutcracker - Colorado Conservatory of Dance
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday Celebration - Broomfield Plaza
Dec 11 & 18, 2021 Holiday Happenings - Cornerstar

 


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