I think it is safe to finally say winter is here. With the cold days where temperatures are barely getting into double digits, the sun is a very friendly face to see when you walk outside to instant cold. I’ve seen people start to get on their social media and complain about Denver drivers in the snow (come on now, we know it’s all those transplants coming to town right? ;) and I recently heard on the radio Denver is ranked 8th worst driver’s in the United States, not exactly a title we will wear with pride! But we also are still one of the biggest growing cities in the US with more people moving her by the minute and that is one thing we can be really excited about.
A lot of people have asked me what is there to do in the city during the winter months. Many people head to the mountains to ski and snowboard but for those that want to stay city-side on the weekends here are a few events happening this weekend that are great for a date night, family outing or just a solo-time adventure:
Family Gingerbread Workshop – Denver Botanic Gardens – Saturday, Dec. 10th - $10-$17
Now this is something to take gingerbread house making to the next level for the whole family. Enjoy creating beautiful homes while learning about the plants that make up the cinnamon walls and how other holiday flavors like cloves, ginger and nutmeg get such their distinguished tastes.
Jingle Bell Run – South High School to Wash Park – Saturday, Dec. 10th – Prices vary
For the city that is renowned for being insanely active, here is a great race to put on your holiday garb and get the whole family running for research with Arthritis. Make sure to dress warm and put on your favorite antlers to enjoy this 5K course.
Santa Speedo Dash – 3625 W 32nd Ave – Saturday, Dec. 10th - $35
For those of you wanting a race with a little more flair, here is the perfect one-mile dash to get your heart beat racing. Come in your favorite speedo to help benefit Life is Better Animal Rescue by baring (most) all.
Denver Jackalope Holiday Market – McNichols Civic Center – Saturday, Dec. 10th – Sunday, Dec. 11th – Free
If you are still looking for some unique and awesome gifts for the holiday season, the Jackalope market is the place for you. With over 150 handmade vendors, you are sure to find something among the photographers, fashion and accessory designers, home décor, housewares and so much more.
Denver Pavilions Holiday Carousel – Denver Pavilions – Dec. 9th – Dec. 23rd - $3 per ride or FREE with purchase at a Denver Pavilions Merchant
Want to take your significant other on a fun date downtown? Why not stop at the annual carousel that is put up right by Denver Pavilions. With a portion of the proceeds going to help the Food Bank of the Rockies, this fun night activity is a great way to see the Christmas lights downtown while enjoying the company of your special someone.
There are so many great things going on in Denver this month so make sure to check my blog to see where to go! And don’t forget, just because the winter months are upon us doesn’t make it any less of a time to buy or sell your house! If you are thinking it may be time to do so, please shoot me an email or give me a call today and let’s grab a warm beverage to discuss your options.