Things to Do in Denver This Holiday Season

denver-holidays-i-christine-zippsWondering what to do in Denver while you’re staying at The Brown Palace? From ice skating at Skyline Park to watching Christmas-themed performances at the Denver Performing Arts Center, discover all that Denver, Colorado has to offer this holiday season.

For a holiday lights spectacular, explore illuminated gardens at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light, or stop by the nearby Denver Zoo for Zoo Lights, a dazzling display of holiday décor and animated animal sculptures.

To enjoy top notch holiday entertainment, take in a Broadway musical, such as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Buell Theatre, which is part of The Denver Performing Arts Center. This world renowned performance arts complex also is home to Boettcher Concert Hall, where you can watch the Colorado Symphony’s Colorado Christmas and Holiday Brass.

Trying to save some money while still enjoying festive activities for the whole family? Try these free attractions in Denver.

Free Things to Do:
Ice Skate at Southwest Rink at Skyline Park:
Bring your own skates or rent a pair at this scenic outdoor skating rink located at Arapahoe and 16th.
Listen to Holiday Music at Denver Pavilions: Every weekend during December, local choirs and other talented performers will entertain shoppers with live concerts and music.
Hear Holiday Classics During TubaChristmas: Head over to Skyline Park (Arapahoe and 16th) to hear hundreds of tuba players performing classic holiday songs.
Tour the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion: Visit “Colorado’s Home” at this historic estate (400 E. 8th Ave.), which will be outfitted in festive holiday decorations and open to the public for tours from December 8 through December 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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