Festivals and Events

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

To see a specific date, click on that date in the mini-calendar.


December 7, 2019 9:00 am

Breakfast with Santa - Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver CO 80205

Of all the meals Santa Claus enjoys around the world this time of year, this MUST be his favorite. Make priceless memories for your little ones over a hearty breakfast, up-close and personal with the one-and-only St. Nick. Capture the moment on film. Then venture out into the wild winter wonderland of Denver Zoo to commune with our 3,300 amazing animals.


December 7, 2019 10:00 am

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.


December 7, 2019 12:00 pm

Saturdays With Santa & Holiday Market - Olde Town Square, 5726 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002

Arvada Visitors Center

Here is your free and FUN opportunity to see the big man in RED! Santa will be in the Olde Town Arvada Square (57th and Olde Wadsworth Blvd). Each child that visits with Santa will receive a FREE toy courtesy of Super Zoom Bang Bang! And Kathryn Tighe, Real Estate Agent, Colorado Home Realty will be onsite with free hot cocoa!


December 7, 2019 2:00 pm

Holly Jolly Lowry Holiday - Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn Street, Denver 80230

Jo Snell

On December 7, 2019, the Lowry Foundation is hosting a free family holiday open house from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., in the historic Eisenhower Chapel in Lowry, celebrating many cultures and religious denominations. Visit with Santa from 2:30-4:30 p.m.. Photos will be available. Enjoy local choirs, kids’ crafts, refreshments, and a giving tree.


December 7, 2019 4:30 pm

Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms - Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Gardens, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton CO 80128

Join us for a wonderful holiday experience. Enjoy colorful light displays and hands-on activities that feature the North Pole and Santa’s workshop.


December 7, 2019 5:00 pm

Blossoms of Light - Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver CO 80206

Celebrate the holiday season at Blossoms of Light™, a dazzling and ever-changing display of light and color.


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.


December 7, 2019 5:30 pm

Electric Safari - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind holiday light sculptures and enjoy a full Zoo experience! This year’s event will celebrate 29 years of holiday cheer, and we hear that Santa Claus himself will be hearing wishes each night through December 23. Come celebrate the holiday season with sparkling lights, animal experiences and fun for the whole family!


Zoo Lights - Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver CO 80205

With more than two million lights sparkling over 80 acres, Zoo Lights is the perfect way to make special holiday memories in Denver’s most beloved community gathering place. Whether it’s a family tradition, fun with friends or date night, we invite you to light it up! Like Denver Zoo and our 3,000 wonderful animal residents, Zoo Lights is yours to explore.


December 7, 2019 6:00 pm

Special Olympics CO: Snow Ball - History Colorado Center, 1200 N Broadway, Denver CO 80203

Adrian Mora

Benefiting Special Olympics Colorado, join us for a winter in the Rockies! Ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, live entertainment, live and silent auctions and now featuring a Festival of Trees auction! Snow Ball 2019 is the perfect way to spend the holiday.