101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Denver - 2022 | Kids Out and About Denver

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Denver - 2022

 

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 3, 2022 2022 Season at Santa's Workshop, North Pole, Colorado
Multiple dates starting Nov 5, 2022 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's
Multiple dates starting Nov 11, 2022 The Polar Express Train Ride - Colorado Railroad Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2022 In-person Photos and Virtual Visits with Santa - Park Meadows Mall 
Multiple dates starting Nov 11, 2022 Santa's Flight Academy - Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Nov 12, 2022 Winterfest - The Orchard Town Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2022 Photos with Santa - The Orchard Town Center 
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Denver Christkindl Market
Nov 18, 2022 Grand Holiday Parade, Santa's Arrival, & Tree Lighting! - The Streets at SouthGlenn
Nov 18, 2022 Skate into the Holidays
Nov 19, 2022 Santa's Arrival - Town Center at Aurora
Nov 19, 2022 Santa is Coming to West View Recreation Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 Santa's in Town! - Southwest Plaza
Nov 26 & Dec 3, 2022 Elizabeth Christmas Festival - Holly Acres
Dec 2, 2022 Home Town Christmas in Historic Westminster
Dec 2, 2022 2022 Parade of Lights - Louisville Chamber of Commerce
Dec 2, 2022 Noel Northglenn - City of Northglenn
Dec 3, 2022 Reindeer Games at Philip S. Miller Park
Dec 3, 2022 Cookies & Cocoa with Santa - Fort Lupton
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Lighting Ceremony - Westminster City Hall
Dec 3, 2022 9NEWS Parade of Lights 2022
Dec 3, 2022 Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Lighting Ceremony - City of Westminster
Dec 10, 2022 Storytellers and S'mores at Festival Park
Dec 10 & 17, 2022 Santa on the Plaza - Westminster City Hall Plaza
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Downtown Aquarium

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Victorian Christmas Tours at Miramont Castle
Nov 25-27, 2022 Annual Victorian Christmas High Tea at Miramont
Dec 3, 2022 Schweiger Ranch Austrian Christmas
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Teas and Tours - Rock Ledge Ranch 
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 Olde Fashion Christmas - Stonehocker Farmhouse
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 62nd Annual Georgetown Christmas Market - Hamill House Museum 
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 December Delights at Four Mile Historic Park

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Christmas at Gaylord Rockies
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 2022 Christmas in Color - Federal Heights, CO
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens - York Street 
Nov 19, 2022 Castle Rock Starlighting 2022
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Trail of Lights - Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Farms
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 A Hudson Christmas: Extravaganza of Lights
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022 Electric Safari 2022 - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 Zoo Lights 2022 at the Denver Zoo
Dec 3, 2022 9NEWS Parade of Lights 2022
Dec 31, 2022 Zoo Lights: Low-Sensory Night - Denver Zoo

 

Holiday Races

Dec 11, 2022  2022 Jingle Bell Run at Washington Park
Dec 18, 2022 Ugly Sweater 5K 2022 at Washington Park

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 A Christmas Carol - The Wolf Theatre
Nov 19, 2022 The Nutcracker Suite Highlights - Highlands Ranch Community Association
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Arvada Center
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022  Holiday Festival 2022 - CU Presents
Multiple dates starting Dec 9, 2022 The Nutcracker 2022 presented by Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 The Nutcracker - Colorado Conservatory of Dance
Dec 30, 2022 Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Sensory Friendly Performance - Arvada Center

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 19, 2022 Denver Concert Band presents Family Festival
Nov 27, 2022 Christmas Swing-a-Long - Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Nov 27, 2022 Cherish The Ladies: A Celtic Christmas
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 Lone Tree Symphony presents Nutcracker Festival
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 Celebrate Your Holiday Spirit - Aurora Singers
Dec 9-11, 2022 A Colorado Christmas - Colorado Symphony
Dec 11, 2022 Miracles: A Kantorei Choral Celebration from Around the World - Northglenn Arts
Multiple dates starting Dec 15, 2022 Home for the Holidays 2022 - Lone Tree Arts Center
Dec 18, 2022 Sensory Friendly Home for the Holidays - Lone Tree Arts Center

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Cottonwood Farm 
Multiple dates starting November 2022 Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Multiple dates starting November 2022 Holly Acres Nursery and Garden Center

 

Hanukkah

Dec 11, 2022 Miracles: A Kantorei Choral Celebration from Around the World - Northglenn Arts
Dec 11, 2022 Chanukah in Color - WCRJ Synagogue & Community Center
Dec 18, 2022 Grand Menorah Lighting Event at Orchard Town Center
Dec 18, 2022 Chanukah Celebration in Cherry Creek
Dec 18, 2022 Community Hanukkah Celebration with Chabad Denver North - Stanley Marketplace

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Eve Family Celebration - Downtown Aquarium
Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Eve at WOW! - WOW! Children's Museum
Dec 31, 2022 Family Day Out: NYE Party Take-Home - Uncorked Kitchen & Wine Bar
Jan 28, 2023 Art Crawl: New Year Celebration - Clyfford Still Museum

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 4-6, 2022 Junior League of Denver Mile High Holiday Mart
Nov 5, 2022 Holiday Craft Show at The MAC
Nov 5, 2022 Denver Makers Market at Park Hill Treasures
Nov 6, 2022 Denver Makers Market on W Colfax Ave
Nov 12, 2022 The Village Holiday Market - The Village Workspace
Nov 12, 2022 Denver Makers Market at The Shed at Midtown
Nov 12-13, 2022 Holiday Pottery Sale - City Park Recreation Center
Nov 12-13, 2022 Boulder Holiday Market - Firefly Handmade
Nov 12-13, 2022 Applewood Arts Festival - Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Nov 12, 2022 JCCS Annual Holiday Bazaar
Nov 12, 2022 Holiday Craft Fair - Eastridge Rec Center
Nov 18-20, 2022 Denver Holiday Food & Gift Festival - National Western Complex
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Downtown Lakewood Holiday Bazaar
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Denver Christkindl Market 
Nov 18-20, 2022 Denver's Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Nov 19, 2022 Jingle Bell Market Craft Fair
Nov 19 & 20, 2022 Handmade Denver Holiday Market - Firefly Handmade
Nov 25, 2022 Black Friday - Mile High Flea Market
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Christmas in the Rockies: Artisan Craft and Gift Show - Aspen Grove Shopping Center
Nov 26, 2022 Denver Makers Market: Holiday Bazaar
Nov 26, 2022 Small Business Saturday - Mile High Flea Market
Nov 26 & 27, 2022 Holiday Arts and Crafts Market in the Denver Highlands
Nov 26 & 27, 2022 Horseshow Holiday Market
Nov 27, 2022 Holiday Makers Market at Design Repeats
Dec 2 & 3, 2022 Festival Park Starlight Market
Dec 3, 2022 Centennial Holiday Artisan Market
Dec 3, 2022 The 29th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair - Bear Creek High School
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 Holiday Horseshoe at Breckenridge Brewery
Dec 10, 2022 2022 Winter Market + Holiday Fair
Dec 10, 2022 Holiday Arts and Pottery Sale - Lakewood Heritage Center

  

Miscellaneous

Multiple dates starting Nov 4, 2022 FREE Holiday Carriage Rides - The Streets at SouthGlenn
Multiple dates starting Nov 11, 2022 The Polar Express Train Ride - Colorado Railroad Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2022 Letters to Santa - The Orchard Town Center
Nov 19, 2022 Tree Lighting & After Party - Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2022 Horses, Hot Chocolate, & Holiday Cheer! - The Giggling Life Care Farm
Nov 26, 2022 Small Business Saturday - Stanley Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 28, 2022 KidX Club Presents: 12 Days of KidX - Town Center at Aurora
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022 Carriage Rides - The Orchard Town Center
Dec 3, 2022 Candy Cane Unicorn: Family Class! - Painting with a Twist Lakewood
Dec 6 & 13, 2022 Whimsical Holiday Painting - Curtis Center for the Arts
Dec 7, 2022 ArtistiCO presents Fiestas Navideñas: A Christmas Celebration - Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 10, 2022 Holiday Celebration - Broomfield Plaza
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 December Delights - Four Mile Historic Park
Dec 11, 2022 Sand Terrarium + Paper Lantern Workshop - artSPARK Creative Studio
Dec 18, 2022 Ornament Felting Workshop - artSPARK Creative Studio

 


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