The Christmas Experience in Denver: The Top Five Events for Christmas 2013

The Christmas Experience in Denver: The Top Five Events for Christmas 2013

December 29, 2013  |  What to Do

Christmas in Denver came early this year and will carry through until after the New Year. The merry-making month of the most-awaited season of the year is in full swing in metro Denver. Where else would you want to spend the happiest time of the year than in the happiest place you could be!

Find out the Top 5 events in Denver that bring the loudest Christmas cheers!

1.   Free skating at Southwest Rink at Skyline Park 16th and Arapahoe Downtown Denver


A collaboration between Southwest Airlines and Downtown Denver Partnership brought a freebie fun for skating enthusiasts that opened on November 26, 2013 and will continue to bring the skate-for-free holiday event until February 16, 2014. Not yet a skating fan? Learn now for free! Just drop by on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and you get to learn without a cost. Lessons are absolutely free of charge and open to all ages. Rent skates for $2 or bring your own. For more information, click here

2.   Ice skating on the Evergreen Lake 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road 


 If you are more adventurous and prefer the great outdoors, head to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District which is about a 20-minute drive from Denver. The Evergreen Lake Park is open for holidays from December 23, 2013 – January 1, 2014.

3.   Colorado Ballet: The Nutcracker 1101 13th St, Denver 

The Christmas holiday will not be complete without this classic from Tchaikovsky, featuring unforgettable characters performed by the Colorado Ballet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with matinee and evening performances from November 30 – December 28, 2013. . Be transported to the magical Land of Sweets as Clara’s gift of a nutcracker opens up to a new world of sugar plums, glittering snowflakes, and other delights. Click here to see the remaining performance dates and times.

Colorado Ballet The Nutcracker

    1. 4. A Christmas Carol at the Stage Theatre 950 13th St. DenverA Christmas Carol
    2.  Continue with the Holiday tradition with the musical adaptation of this Charles Dickins masterpiece with performances at the Stage Theatre until December 29, 2013. Check out The Denver Center for Performing Arts for  performance schedules.5.   Blossoms  of Light & Trail of Lights 10th & York Street & Wadsworth Blvd. & C-470 Blossoms of Lights


      The Blossom of Lights makes a comeback this year to the Denver Botanic Gardens on York St. with a million glittering lights in simultaneous breathtaking display with the Trail of Lights in Denver Botanic Gardens in Chatfield. Every night from November 29, 2013 – January 1, 2014, York Street and Chatfield are transformed into glistening passageways and illuminated pathways from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm to see the most beautiful spectacle of lights reminiscent of a Christmas fairytale. For more details, visit the Denver Botanic Gardens.





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