12 Magical Issues to Do in Denver This Weekend (December 4-6)

Zoo Lights, courtesy of the Denver Zoo (Facebook)

Shopping, singing and strolling through the lights: Denver has a variety of winter activities in store for you this weekend.

The holiday markets will continue this weekend, along with numerous light shows and many popular holiday presentations that have switched to virtual formats this year. Take a break from the holidays to remember and ponder the upcoming Pearl Harbor Anniversary with a special presentation from Wings Over the Rockies.

* Please note that certain COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions may apply to in-person events. Visit the website of each event for more information before you attend. *

Denver Events on Friday December 4th

Affordable Art Festival Online Holiday Sale

When: December 4th to 5th
Where: Virtual
Costs: $ 10

65 artists are offering their art for a price of $ 100 or less. Proceeds go to the Arapahoe Community College Foundation for scholarships.

Happy hour chamber concerts online

When: December 4th
Where: Virtual
Costs: $ 13- $ 15

The Rocky Mountain Consort will delight ears and fantasies as it explores perspectives from ancient times and reminds us that beautiful music continues to charm us, no matter how old it is.

Winter glow on Glenarm

When: Until December 19th
Where: Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street, Denver
Costs: Free

Denver’s outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district is set to transform into a magical vacation wonderland this season. A brightly lit forest surrounds three popular Parade of Lights floats on Glenarm Street.

Zoo lights

When: Until December 31st
Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
Costs: $ 25

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo with more than a million lights sparkling over 80 acres – plus a number of special measures to keep your family safe and healthy.

Denver Events on Saturday, December 5th

An unforgettable December

When: December 5th
Where: Virtual
Costs: Free

Presented by the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, this over an hour long program includes a collection of favorites from the DGMC Archive Holidays such as “Merry Everything,” “Recycle The Fruitcake,” and “Kislev Cowboys,” interspersed with newly recorded cabaret solos. newly recorded piano and organ duets, bells and a brand new, energetic virtual ensemble performance of Britney Spears’ “My Only Wish (This Year)” and much more.

Pearl Harbor remembers

When: December 5th
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Exploring Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
Costs: $ 4- $ 10

Experience a historical look back at the attack on Pearl Harbor with Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight and host Steve Steinberger. Understand why it happened, how it was carried out, and what successes resulted from it.

Things to do in Denver this weekend
The Beverly Belles chat at Stanley Marketplace for Little Biz Saturdays (Facebook)

Little biz Saturdays at Stanley

When: Until December 19th
Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
Costs: Free

Christmas decorations, festive vibes, great food and drink, and great shopping in local boutiques. Stanley is a perfect place to celebrate the holidays and stock up on gifts for all your loved ones – masked, of course, and socially aloof. Please note that during Level Red, eating and drinking is prohibited indoors, but eating outdoors is permitted.

The annual Christmas show: Web-a-Thon Edition

When: December 5th
Where: Virtual
Costs: Free

An epic fundraiser, broadcast live and direct from the Stewart Auditorium, features a dozen pieces of music over eight hours. Enjoy some of your favorite local musicians playing original tunes and holiday standards to get us in the mood of the season while also supporting the Longmont Museum.

1940s virtual white Christmas balls

When: December 5th
Where: Virtual
Costs: Free

Travel back in time to the post-war Christmas party with a full selection of vintage Christmas ornaments, swing dance lessons, vintage-themed cocktails, and gigs and bands on the main 1940s stages.

Denver Events on Sunday, December 6th

Larimer Square Holiday Market

When: Until December 13th
Where: Larimer Square Garage, 1422 Market St., Denver
Costs: $ 5

An eclectic vacation market is coming to downtown Denver for two weekends this December! Shop for 40 curated local makers, artists, grocery vendors, and more spread across two floors of the Larimer Square parking garage!

December joys

When: Until December 27th
Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 South Forest St., Denver
Costs: $ 8- $ 14

Head to the Four Mile Historic Park in December for a spectacular winter festival this holiday season that includes an ice rink, winter scavenger hunt, children’s craft activities, seasonal snacks and drinks, art installations, and video games.

Grandma dances to a holiday drum

When: December 5th to January 2nd
Where: Virtual
Costs: $ 25 to $ 75 per household

This Denver family tradition, hosted by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, combines dance, music, and the spoken word to lift spirits and fill hearts with joy, love, and peace!

What are you doing in Denver this weekend? Any fun events or things that we missed on our list? Comment below.

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