Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones and are still feeling full of love, laughter and maybe even a little bit of stuffing and turkey. It seems like this every year, we have such a great holiday and you blink and then it is already December and Christmas is right around the corner. The days have definitely gotten colder and the snow is starting to make itself known to the city but that doesn’t mean it is time to hibernate down for the winter. The great thing about living in a state that is known for it’s semi-mild winters is we like to plan fun activities to do in the winter rather than just stay cooped up until spring comes around again. My husband and I have a family house in the mountains that we love to spend time at with our daughter. We love to ski/snowboard, snowshoe and of course, get a few good runs in on the sledding hill (I don’t think that ever gets old does it?). When we aren’t up in the mountains we like to spend time with friends and family going to some of the many fun-filled attractions found in Denver and surrounding areas. Make sure to get your family out of the house this December and enjoy some of the amazing things going on in our amazing city! Below is a list of just a few of the happenings going on, be sure to check some out, dress warm and bring a warm beverage to some, you might need it!
Parade of Lights – Downtown Denver – Dec. 4th & 5th
This is really the big kickoff for all the seasonal festivities in Denver with the parade of lights. The parade includes giant balloons, floats, dance troops and of course, a marching band or a few who walk a 2-mile route. Whether you are at the start of the parade or the finish, you are sure to be wowed by this spectacular show.
Zoo Lights – Denver Zoo – Dec. 4th – Jan. 3rd
I am a true believer that the zoo is a good place to go no matter the season and what is better than adding a beautiful display of lights while you see animals and drink a hot cocoa? Get tickets early on their website and take the family for this fun adventure.
Blossoms of Light –Denver Botanic Gardens – Nov. 27th – Jan. 2nd
The gardens don’t close down when the weather gets cold, yes many plants are gone for the season the greenhouse still has plenty of beautiful life sprouting throughout the cold season. For the holidays, the gardens string millions of beautifully colored lights in the gardens, making a magical winter wonderland for visitors to enjoy and marvel at.
Holiday Flea – Denver, 4400 Fox. St – Dec. 3rd-Dec. 6th
You may have been to the Denver Flea before, a wonderful contemporary market place showcasing the best of the best retailers and makers who speak to the Colorado lifestyle. Well, in honor of the holidays, they have decided to have a special flea just for the occasion and you don’t want to miss out especially if you want to eat some good food, have some delicious drinks and buy your holiday presents too!
Vail Snow Daze – Vail Village – Dec. 11th-Dec. 13th
We all like to get away to the mountains during the winter time and Vail is inviting all ski and snowboarders to stop in for their Snow Daze which consists of free concerts, a street fair for the books and a tree lighting ceremony.
There are 31 days in December and only so many days before the new year, make sure to make the most of it with the people who mean most to you by getting involved and enjoying all the incredible activities.