Denver Film Festival is the city's premier cultural event of the fall, featuring 250+ films including blockbusters, documentaries, shorts and indies.
Various locations, times; check website for details.
You’ll find something for every member of your family at this gift show. Discover new gift ideas, original art, crafts, sculpture, ceramics, specialty foods, home décor, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewelry, antiques, candles, toys and much more.
Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave.
Fri: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This is a nine-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted.
Various locations and times; check website for details.
Celebrate First Friday art appreciation with an art crawl, making your own mask, hearing tarot readings, and face paintings.
Lakewood Arts Gallery, 6731 W. Colfax Avenue,
Each year during the holiday season, Golden takes a step back to a simpler time of strong family traditions and small-town holiday celebrations. Historic downtown Golden will be the central festive location for Olde Golden Christmas, a city-wide celebration that includes a candlelight walk, holiday art market, live theater, a dazzling light display along Clear Creek, Santa encounters, shopping, dining, and so much more.
Locations and dates/times vary, check calendar on website for complete information
The Annual Navajo Weaving Sale and Silent Auction benefits the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. Hear Jackson Clark talk about the history of Navajo weaving, and get advice on repairs from Master Restorer Ben Leroux.
101 W. Colfax Ave.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Don’t miss the annual kick-off to the holiday shopping season at the biggest craft event in the area. This free and better-than-ever show features 150+ vendors, bake sale, book sale, silent auction, decorated wreath auction, “Grandma’s Attic,” free door prizes, and raffles for a quilt and an Apple Watch. Usher in the holiday season at the show where you’ll surely find something for everyone on your shopping list. Proceeds from this show benefit area senior citizens through the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center.
Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Urban Holiday Market is a holiday shopping spectacular not to be missed, featuring an awesome selection of one of-a-kind seasonal items, high quality handcrafted goods, fabulous holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods and more. Enjoy an open air holiday festival in the heart of downtown Denver. This unique holiday shopping experience will include live entertainment and a whole lot of family fun.
16th & Arapahoe
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Over 100 artisans will feature handmade crafts and fine art. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Invite your friends and neighbors along as you enjoy this annual Englewood tradition. Concessions are available for lunch or snacking. This is a one-stop shopping event.
Malley Recreation Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community, and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower.
Arapahoe and 16th St.
Thursday-Saturday: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a unique boutique shopping experience while giving back to the Denver metro community. Avoid the crowds and get first dibs on the merchandise by attending a VIP Private Shopping Event on Friday, November 8 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) before shopping opens to the public at 1 p.m. Proceeds support the League's efforts to develop the potential of women and improve the community.
Univ. of Denver Gates Field House, 2201 E. Asbury Ave.
Friday: 1-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Denver Veterans Day is a family-friendly event offers free admission to the parade & festival. This celebration features a music stage, kids and family activities, military displays, tons of vendors, and a wide variety of food. The parade & festival serve as a celebratory “Thank You” to our veterans who have fought to ensure our freedoms. The Denver Veterans Day Parade is comprised of local veterans organizations and supporters.
Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (parade and festival)
Recognized as Denver’s official run for Veterans, this is a memorial 5K & 10K fun run that is open to runners, joggers, walkers, kids of all ages, and dogs are always welcome. All proceeds of your registration (and donations!) goes directly to helping Colorado Veterans. The Denver Veteran’s Day Run is hosted by Colorado Veterans Project,501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts special events in order to raise awareness and funds for local Veteran organizations. Our mission is to enhance pride and patriotism in all Coloradans by building a stronger, more supportive community around our Veterans.
City Park, Ferril Lake, 17th & Steele
HAL (Healthy Active Living) is having fun, staying positive and never giving up! Bring the family to Washington Park and participate in the fun run or 5K.
Washington Park, Louisiana & Gilpin
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Celebrate the season at Denver's only authentic German Christmas Market. The Christkindl Market brings old world Christmas charm to downtown Denver with music, beer & Gluehwein, entertainment, gifts, crafts and, of course, holiday spirit. Vendors from Europe and the Colorado area share their unique wares with Denver.
Skyline Park, 16th St. Mall & Arapahoe
Sunday - Tuesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 8: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
December 16-23, extended weekday hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Ready. Set. Skate. Skyline Park is the place for fun this holiday season. The Downtown Denver Partnership invites you and your family to enjoy free skating. You may bring your own skates or rent a pair for $9 ($7 for kids).
Skyline Park, 16th & Arapahoe, Denver
Hours vary, check website for details
The City and County of Denver and 9News present Light the Lights - the annual lighting of Denver's City and County Building and winter festival in Civic Center Park. This fun and heart-warming event is a Denver tradition and the perfect kick-off to the holiday season! The winter festival will feature a variety of family-friendly activities, roaming carolers, food trucks, beer and warm beverages in Civic Center Park.
City and County of Denver Building, 1437 Bannock St.
Join the LoDo District and the Union Station Alliance as they light Denver Union Station. Enjoy carolers and treats, drinks at The Terminal Bar, and the revealing of this year's holiday lighting of the iconic station!
Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St.
Light up the holidays at A Hudson Christmas—an extravaganza of dazzling, colorful Christmas lights.
A Hudson Christmas has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families and friends from across the Denver area! Walk arm-in-arm with loved ones at this winter wonderland decorated with thousands of outdoor lights. Explore the trails where bursts of light and color wrap around trees, shimmer on bodies of water, illuminate happy faces, and bring a twinkle to your eye. Share your holiday wish list with Santa Claus, watch Christmas trees dance to holiday music, sip a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and stop for photo opportunities along the way. Continues into December, see website for dates and times.
Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive
This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms the York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Stroll through the garden and enjoy interactive light displays, featuring a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights, holiday treat and warm drinks in a souvenir mug.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
Come to Chatfield Farms to meet Mrs. Claus, Santa and his reindeer while walking through colorful holiday lights that illuminate the night.
Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd.
Friday-Sunday: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 16-22: Open nightly, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
For 29 years, Zoo Lights has been transforming Denver Zoo into Colorado’s WILDEST winter wonderland. And this year, we’re Illuminated with Life—from a spectrum of luminous new experiences to all kinds of unexpected holiday fun! With more than a million lights twinkling over 80 acres, it’s the perfect way to make special holiday memories in Denver’s most beloved community gathering place.
Denver Zoo, 2900 E. 23rd Ave.
There will be over 100 extraordinary local vendors at this holiday market on Small Business Saturday and Sunday.
Masonic Temple, 3550 Federal Blvd.