On the Holidays!
Thanksgiving weekend marks the official beginning of
the holiday season and all that comes with it. Don't resist! Jump
right in with a weekend full of holiday lights and wonder in downtown
Friday, Nov. 23, 3-7:30 p.m. at the City and
County Building. The City and County of Denver and 9News present the
annual lighting of Denver's City and County Building. This fun and
heart-warming tradition is nearly 100 years old! Don't miss the
ceremonial flipping of the light switch between 6:30 and 7 p.m., in
person or live on 9News. Be sure to explore the winter festival in
Civic Center Park and bring hats, gloves and scarfs for the Giving
Tree to benefit Denver families in need.
Friday, Nov. 23, 1-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 24,
10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McNichols Building. It's never too
early to start (or finish!) your holiday shopping. Nationally known
makers and artists will be selling their home-crafted goods during
this two-day affair.
Friday, Nov. 23, 4-6:30 p.m. at Denver Union
Station and along the 16th Street Mall. Hundreds of thousands of
lights will illuminate Denver's Union Station, the 16th Street Mall,
Skyline Park, the D&F Clock Tower, 14th Street and Larimer
Square. Lights go on at 6:30. What a beautiful sight it will be!
Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 - 10 a.m. at the History Colorado
Center. Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO
set then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation.
Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Larimer Square.
Show your support for Larimer Square's authentic and independently
owned boutiques. Some shops will be offering discounts in honor of
Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 through
December 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on
Sundays at 1415 Larimer St. Santa and Mrs. Claus are taking up
residence on Larimer Square for the holidays. Bring your camera and
your Christmas wish list and cross your fingers that you're on the
Nov. 16-Dec. 23 (including Thanksgiving Day, hours of
operation vary) at Skyline Park. Would you like some holiday
polka music, European confections and schnapps with your holiday
shopping? Of course you would! You can have it all at the unique
Nov. 20-Feb. 3 (including Thanksgiving Day), 7 a.m.-11
p.m. at Skyline Park. Free ice skating is available all
weekend (and seven days a week through Feb. 3) at downtown Denver's
outdoor ice skating rink. Shine your skates (or rent a pair) and get
ready to show off your most sparkly skating outfit!