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Holiday Celebrations in Denver

Holiday Celebrations in Denver

Traveling to Denver this holiday season? From musical performances to awesome outdoor fun, there is plenty to see and do in Denver. And don’t stress about blowing your holiday budget, many holiday celebrations in the Mile High City are free (or almost free)! Read on for our top recommendations.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical | Buell Theater, Dec. 16–18.

Based on the beloved television classic, this stage adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer shows us that what makes us different is also what makes us special. See all of your favorite characters on stage including Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Yukon Cornelius, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course, Rudolph! Tickets start at just $20.

The Nutcracker | Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Nov. 26–Dec. 24.

Experience the timeless magic of this holiday favorite. The Colorado Ballet’s 56th annual production of The Nutcracker promises exquisite dancing, exciting battles, dazzling costumes, and captivating music from the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Kids of all ages (and adults too) will be swept up in this classic Christmas story. Tickets always go quickly so be sure to get yours soon.

1st Annual Gingerbread House Competition | History Colorado, Nov. 25–Dec. 11.

These unique confectionary creations might look good enough to eat, but you’ll probably get your hand slapped if you try. Created by culinary students at the Art Institute of Colorado, these gingerbread houses are all based on famous Denver homes and buildings listed National Register of Historic Places. Stop by the lobby of History Colorado to see these sweet structures and vote for your favorite.

Mile High Holidays.

This site is a comprehensive listing of almost every holiday activity and event in the Denver area. Filter your search for kid-friendly fun, focus on art and culture, or search out free things to see and do this holiday season. Take a brewery tour, explore several museums on free days, or see how currency is made at the U.S. Mint without spending a dime.

Southwest Rink | Skyline Park, until Feb. 14, 2017.

Lace up your skates and join in the winter fun at an outdoor rink in the heart of Denver’s downtown core. Get a few laps in and exercise muscles you never knew you had! Everyone from beginners to seasoned skaters will enjoy this awesome space at the corner of 16th and Arapahoe streets. Access to the rink is free and skate rental is just $2.

Zoo Lights | Dec. 2, 2016–Jan. 1, 2017.

Spanning 70 acres of the Denver Zoo campus, Zoo Lights promises nightly entertainment, Santa meet-and-greets, animal encounters, and illuminated animal sculptures throughout the park. These dazzling creations swing through trees, hide in bushes, and pop up all over the place. Book your tickets now to one of the city’s most anticipated holiday events and save with an online discount.

Now that you’ve got some inspiration for holiday fun in Denver, it’s time to plan your trip! Find InTown Suites’ extended stay properties in Denver and along your route for affordable accommodations this season.