Festivals and Events

Welcome to the festival and events calendar for Denver and the Metro area.

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November 22, 2019

Camp Christmas - The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora CO, 80010

An over-the-top holiday extravaganza as big as the season it celebrates Not for the faint of festivity, this over-the-top indoor immersive installation turns the holiday spirit all the way up with mesmerizing displays of decorations that shift time and reality. Camp Christmas is Denver’s newest holiday experience, where yuletide traditions of the past and present get merrily mashed together in a massive 10,000-square-foot wonderland. It’s not just pretty lights and mistletoe. This is where Marie Antoinette commands a Rococo sleigh, where ancient Roman festivals become Santa-fied, and where pink is more than just a color – it’s a place. Come in from the cold with your whole family and get wrapped in the ooey-gooey, odd and sweet rituals that have brought light to the darkness of winter for thousands of years.


Winter Gift Market - Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver CO 80206

Start your holiday shopping at the Gardens’ Winter Gift Market.


November 22, 2019 5:00 pm

Winter Wonderlights - Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

Cindy Mackin
cindy.mackin@cityofloveland.org 970.667.3882

Celebrate the holidays in a new light just 45 minutes north of Denver at Loveland’s Winter Wonderlights, a unique, walkable holiday lighting attraction at Chapungu Sculpture Park. Guests will be mesmerized as they stroll through the north end of the sculpture park, transformed for the holidays. Each night, enjoy holiday string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes, illuminated African stone sculptures and holiday decorations, and 30-minute music and light shows every night from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 15 - Jan. 1, 2020. The light and music show features six total songs and moving lights on the 20’ LED mappable Christmas Tree. 


November 23, 2019 6:00 pm

Bunk with the Beasts - Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver CO 80205

Kick-off the holiday season with a special Zoo Lights “Bunk with the Beasts” overnight! Together, you and your family will enjoy dinner, hot cocoa and crafts and a variety of activities that explore how animals survive even the coldest of winters. Stroll through our lights display and wake up to a warm breakfast and a before-hours private tour of the Zoo.


November 24, 2019 10:00 am

Champagne Cascade - Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, 321 17th St., Denver, CO 80202

Sarah Murphy

This iconic event features master swordsmen using Napoleonic sabers to sever Moet & Chandon champagne bottles. NHL Hall of Fame player and Avalanche legend, Joe Sakic will join the Brown Palace’s General Manager in pouring champagne into the uppermost glass of a two-story high, 6,000+ glass pyramid. As the champagne cascades into the glasses below it, it creates a stunning display of bubbly liquid. Featuring live holiday music and a visit by Santa Claus. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado.


November 24, 2019 11:00 am

Holiday Nutcracker Tea - Gatehouse at Lionsgate Event Center, 1055 US-287, Lafayette, CO 80026, 1055 US-287, Lafayette, CO 80026

Rachel Long

An unforgettable holiday tradition to kick off your holiday season. With a Victorian tea and service, edible delights, storytelling, and breathtaking divertissements from The Nutcracker, there’s something for everyone at this splendid party!