Get Your Fun On for The Holidays in and Around Denver

by Emily on December 8th, 2016

If you are one of the lucky residents to live at Skyestone, then you know you are #thisclose to Denver, a fun, exciting and happening city that has so many events to offer during the holidays.

At Skyestone you have a community that not only is contemporary and down to earth, it also allows you to feel like you are living a vacation life with resort-style amenities year-round. From the beautiful swimming pool at The Lodge, a hot tub to yoga classes and a variety of social events, there’s enough to keep your calendar full throughout the year.

So What About Denver?

From holiday concerts featuring the best in classical music to annual holiday events, The Mile High City is a wondrous place to be for the holiday season. No matter what you celebrate or if you don’t celebrate at all, taking part in what Denver has to offer during the season should be a must and on everyone’s To-Do list.

Here’s 10 great reasons for you to get out this season and enjoy Denver at its finest when it’s all wrapped in a blanket of snow:

  1. “A Christmas Carol.” Check out the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic from Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 2016, at Stage Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex.
  2. “The Nutcracker.” Performed by the Colorado Ballet with music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, it’s an annual all-time favorite. From Nov. 26 to Dec. 24, 2016, at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex.
  3. City & County Building Holiday Lights. From Nov. 25 to Dec. 31, 2016, catch the amazing lighting display that comes on every night at 6 p.m. at the City & County Building in Denver while the bell tower plays nightly carols.
  4. 9 News Parade of Lights. On Dec. 2 and Dec. 3, 2016, you’ll be mesmerized by the annual signature event in downtown Denver during the holiday season. From marching bands and majestic floats to sparkling lights, it’s a parade not to miss.
  5. The Polar Express™ Train Ride. Take the children from Nov. 10 to Dec. 23, 2016, to the Colorado Railroad Museum to see Polar Express™ recreated. A classic not to be missed.
  6. Southwest Rink at Skyline Park. Dig out your ice skates and bring family and friends for skating at Southwest Rink at Skyline Park through Feb. 14, 2017. Skate for free or $2 skate rental.
  7. 56th Annual Georgetown Christmas Market. Visit the outdoor European-style market in Georgetown from Dec. 3 to Dec. 11, 2016. From ornaments and handmade gifts to roasted chestnuts and carolers, don’t miss this shopping experience or an appearance by St. Nicholas.
  8. Colorado Avalanche v. Philadelphia Flyers hockey game on Dec. 14, 2016, at Pepsi Center. Winter has some great sports and it starts with hockey.
  9. All Beethoven Featuring Symphony No. 7. Classical music is wonderful for all seasons, and Beethoven is always a great choice, especially for the holidays. Catch the classical concert Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2016, at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
  10. First Annual Gingerbread House Competition. Presented by the History Colorado Center, the competition features historic Denver houses. The free display is open to the public from Nov. 25 to Dec. 11, 2016. You’ll see gingerbread houses built by culinary students of the Art Institute of Colorado.

Only 10 things to do? There’s so much more that Denver offers during the holidays and throughout the year. Check out Denver.org for more holiday fun and events and enjoy the season.

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