SOoooo  many things to do here in the Metro Denver Area..... These are a few of our favorite....  Which will you try to go to?

Shop, and sample German cuisine, at the Christkindl Market 

Friday, November 16 - Sunday, December 23
1515 Arapahoe Street
Every year this market named for the traditional fairy-like German Christmas gift-bringer is a destination for those looking to get some holiday shopping done early... with a healthy side of bratwurst eating. You’ll also find live entertainment and refreshments like schnapps and Glühwein.
Cost: Free to attend

Scope out holiday home decor during the L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour 

Friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17
Belcaro and Bonnie Brae
Get inspiration for your own holiday decorations by touring six homes in two historic Denver neighborhoods. Each home is decked out and features floral arrangements and tablescapes from Denver’s top talent. The event is also a fundraiser for the Central City Opera.
Cost: Tickets purchased online are $28

Ice skate for free 

Tuesday, November 20 - Sunday, February 3
Skyline Park
Taking a lap around the ice rink is a required activity to rein in the holiday… as is falling over almost immediately. So get ready to pull out that leotard (OK, that's not actually required) and show off your spinning skills.
Cost: Skating is free and low-cost rentals are available on site

Watch a holiday theatre performance 

Wednesday, November 21 - Monday, December 24
Denver Center for Performing Arts
Three festive favorites are coming to the stage this holiday season. The classic A Christmas Carol (November 21-December 24), Irving Berlin’s musical White Christmas (December 5-December 15), and David Sedaris’ tales from a cynical elf in The Santaland Diaries (November 23-December 24).
Cost: Tickets start at $25

Sip seasonal cocktails at a Christmas-themed pop-up bar 

Thursday, November 22-Tuesday, December 31
Avanti Food & Beverage
Miracle, the decked out Christmas bar that's popping up all around the country, returns to Denver this year in a new location. Jam-packed with holiday decor (and cheer!) this is your go-to option for a dose of tinsel-covered fun this holiday season. Be sure to purchase a holiday mug while you're enjoying festive cocktails - 10% of the sales will be donated to Action Against Hunger.
Cost: Depends how many Snowball Old Fashioneds you order

Kick off the season at the Grand Illumination 

Friday, November 23
Downtown
Watch the Mile High get lit (quite literally) as holiday light displays make their debut around the city. Civic Center Park and Union station will both be holding lighting ceremonies complete with entertainment, plus you can stroll the streets and check out the displays in Larimer Square, along with 16th Street Mall, and at Skyline Park.
Cost: Free to attend

Shop for gifts at the Union Station Holiday Market by Denver Flea 

Weekends starting Friday, November 23 through Sunday, December 16
Union Station
With hundreds of local makers, this is your best bet for finding that unique gift that’s just right for all the special people in your life (and your annoying co-worker Tevin who you drew for Secret Santa). This year, the flea’s going big with four weekends of shopping time so you’ve got no excuses for missing out.
Cost: $5/person; kids under 12 are free

See the Gardens at their holiday best during Blossoms of Light 

Friday, November 23 - Friday, January 4
Denver Botanic Gardens
Take a nighttime stroll and explore the light displays that illuminate this Denver landmark during the holidays. This year’s event promises more lights than ever with an interactive field filled with sound-reactive, animated LED lights, and a few new surprise features. Carolers will also be providing some holiday tunes on select nights.
Cost: Adult tickets are $16

Spend an evening at the ballet for the Nutcracker 

Saturday, November 24-Monday, December 24
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
For the 58th year, this classic holiday tale comes to life with live music accompaniment from the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Get dressed up and treat yourself to a classy night out, ‘cause the holidays are all about treating yourself as well as others.
Cost: Tickets start at $30

Bundle up for the 43rd annual Parade of Lights 

Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December, 1
Downtown Denver
Marching bands, illuminated floats, and the big bearded guy himself will all be making their way through Downtown for this annual tradition. Bring a thermos full of hot cocoa (or whatever beverage you prefer to keep warm with) and take in the sights as they pass by.
Cost: Street spots are free; adult grandstand tickets are available for $19

Take a horse and wagon ride at WinterFest 

Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December, 1
South Pearl Street
Take a trip back in time at this fest that features old-school holiday traditions. After your horse and wagon ride, browse the holiday market, listen to carolers, visit stores participating in the local merchant open house, get a photo op with Olde World Santa, and pick up your tree from the outdoor lot.
Cost: Free to attend

Explore 60 acres of light displays at Zoo Lights 

Saturday, December 1-Monday, December 31
Denver Zoo
Lions and tigers and sparkling light displays, oh my! The zoo transforms every year for this popular event where light sculptures come to life right alongside the real live animals. Grab a cup of cocoa and spend an evening exploring the zoo in a whole new light (literally).
Cost: Adult tickets start at $13

Welcome the new year with a bang at the annual fireworks show 

Monday, December 31
Downtown Denver
With two shows, one at 9pm for a family-friendly viewing, and one when the clock strikes midnight, this Denver tradition is a New Year’s Eve can’t-miss. The fireworks can be viewed from many vantage points Downtown but your best bet is to gather along the 16th Street Mall.
Cost: Free Downtown Fireworks

Let us know if you have any that we need to add to this list!  Have a great Holiday Season!