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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend December 8 – 10, 20176 min read

Blossoms of Light Last Weekend | Denver Botanic Gardens | The Denver Ear

Psst… Check out a complete guide for Denver winter holiday events, a month-full December event guide, the Santa Claus city map, and special memorable Colorado experiences this season!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND DECEMBER 8 – 10, 2017

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS: FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Disney On Ice! | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Friday 11am & 7pm, Saturday 11am, 3pm & 7pm; Sunday 1pm & 5pm

Cost: $20 – $80; Free for Children under 2 on lap

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Follow Your Heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice!  Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game.

Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends.

DOWNTOWN DENVER RINK AT SKYLINE PARK
Southwest Rink at Skyline Park | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Varies

View Schedule Online

Cost: Free Admission; $6 – $8 Skate Rentals.

Psst… Free Rentals on Sundays!

Ages: All Ages

The Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park will be open for free skating, fun and more to the heart of Downtown Denver.

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET
Denver Christkindl Market | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St Mall, Denver CO 80202

Time: Friday & Saturday 11am – 9pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm

Cost: Free

Denver Christkindl Market transforms Skyline Park into a magical “old world” European Christmas village, with wooden vendor huts, twinkling lights, festival music, and an authentic German Bier Hall.

Patrons will be transported to an authentic holiday market like the ones found in German public squares, to shop from thirty featured gift and craft artisans, bakers and chefs, many of whom have come to Denver from around the world.

THORNTON WINTERFEST
City of Thornton | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: Carpenter Park Fields, 11000 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233

Time: Friday 6:30pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 5pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

City of Thornton’s annual WinterFest celebration features a Santa’s Village, elves making toys, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, ice skating, North Pole nibbles, live music, a holiday bazaar and more!

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS’ BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT
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When: Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Cost: $15 – $20; Free for Children 2 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Denver Botanic Gardens presents the Blossoms of Light, an annual family-friendly event that has become a tradition.

This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms the York Street location’s Gardens into a twinkling winter wonderland, and includes an interactive light display, featuring a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights, Holiday treats, warm drinks, and a souvenir mug.

DENVER ZOO LIGHTS
Zoo Lights | The Denver Ear

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When:

Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 5:30pm – 9pm

Cost: $9 – $17

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo‘s campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected.

TINY HOUSE HOLIDAY VILLAGE
Colorado Tiny House Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, December 9th & Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: $5

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Have you ever wanted to see a tiny house festively decorated and on display for the holidays? What about ten of them? Visit the Tiny House Holiday Village, Presented by Colorado Tiny House Festival, and talk to the tiny house professionals about all things tiny!

CHERRY CREEK NORTH’S WINTER FEST ON FILLMORE PLAZA
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When: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Where: Fillmore Plaza, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Experience the true joy of the holiday season, including winter itself at Winter Fest on Fillmore Plaza and at participating businesses throughout the Cherry Creek North area.

This festive celebration will culminate on Fillmore Plaza, transforming the street into a winter wonderland, featuring: Live ice carving, temporary fire pits, face painting, and complimentary treats and warm beverages.
Businesses throughout the area will also be hosting Winter Fest activities, such as ornament decorating, entertainment and more.

YES PLEASE MAKERS MARKET
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When: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Where: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Register Online

Ages: All Ages

In honor of their grand opening, Moore Collection x Craft Boner = Yes Please, a new retail shop in North Denver, is hosting it’s first (and only) special Yes Please Makers Market. The Makers Market will feature over unique items and gifts from over 50 vendors.

DENVER JACKALOPE: AN INDIE ARTISAN FAIR
Jackalope Arts | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, December 9th & Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Denver Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair is a weekend shopping destination featuring over 150 local, curated and hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.

Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more.

PARKER’S CHRISTMAS CARRIAGE PARADE
Town of Parker | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Where: Downtown Parker, CO 80138

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Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Continue the holiday tradition in downtown Parker at the Christmas Carriage Parade! See spectacular marching bands, equestrian entries and catch a glimpse of Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

DENVER HAHO HOLIDAY MARKET
Denver Handmade Homemade (HAHO) Market | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, December 9th & Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: 970 Yuma St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 6th Annual Denver Handmade Homemade Holiday Market is a special two-day event featuring different local makers each day along with live music, food trucks, stick & poke, and plenty of other surprises!

FREE DAY: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

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When: Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Enjoy a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, made possible by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

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