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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend November 17 – 19, 2017

Outlets at Castle Rock | The Denver Ear

This weekend kicks off many holiday events, shows, festivals and more! 

Psst… Don’t forget to check out our ‘46 Holiday Events to Attend in Denver this Winter‘ guide, as well as our ‘30 Things to do in Denver this November 2017‘ guide, for more upcoming events!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND NOVEMBER 17 – 19, 2017

HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL
Holiday Food & Gift Festival | Colorado Convention Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Holiday Food & Gift Festival

When: Friday, November 17th, through Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: Friday & Saturday 10am – 7pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $12 – $14; Free for Children 12 & Under

Purchase Tickets at the Door

Ages: All Ages

The 31st Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. This festival is the largest holiday celebration in the west drawing many shoppers annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early.

Over 400 exhibitors will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts including art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and more. There will also be a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including toffee, tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and many more delights.

Santa Claus makes an early appearance at the festival and is available each day for kids of all ages.

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET OPENING WEEKEND
Denver Christkindl Market | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Christkindl Market

When: Friday, November 17th, through Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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

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

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

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.

HOLIDAY PJ NIGHT WITH SANTA AT PARK MEADOWS
Park Meadows | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Park Meadows

When: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Where: Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

It’s a Holiday PJ Night with Santa at Park Meadows! Dress up the whole family in their favorite festive PJs and take an unforgettable photo with Santa. Whether it’s silly or sweet, it will be the perfect picture to share with all your family and friends.

THE STREETS AT SOUTHGLENN’S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING & SANTA’S ARRIVAL
The Streets at SouthGlenn | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Streets at SouthGlenn

When: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Where: Commons Park at The Streets at SouthGlenn, 200 E Commons Ave, Centennial, CO 80122

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Streets at SouthGlenn will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at Commons Park. The event will feature a festive and fun kick-off to the Holiday season.

Santa Claus will board a holiday-themed Clydesdale Carriage and will follow toy soldier drummers and Rockette-style dancers to make a grand entrance into Commons Park. Santa will light up thousands of lights on the tree and surrounding areas, including The Cube Ice Rink.

US National level skaters from Shipstad Entertainment will be performing in a skating exhibition for the opening of The Cube ice rink, as well as more entertainment and activities for the entire family.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

When: Friday, November 17th, through Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Where: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Time: Friday & Sunday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm

Cost: $53 – $77

Purchase Tickets Online

The best-selling holiday musical for many years returns to the Arvada Center stage this winter! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat.

It’s an irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and a coat of many colors. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph blends pop, country, and rock into an uplifting story of biblical proportions!

SEUSSICAL
Seussical | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©TCHA

When: Friday, November 17th, through Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Where: Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W Main St, Littleton, CO 80120

Time: Friday & Saturday 7:30pm & Sunday 2pm

Cost: Starting from $29

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza fit for the whole family. Join the Town Hall Arts Center this holiday season for one of the most performed musicals in America.

SANTA’S BIG DAY AT THE OUTLETS AT CASTLE ROCK
Outlets at Castle Rock | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Outlets at Castle Rock

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Where: Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd #437, Castle Rock, CO 80108

Time: 8:30am

Cost: $5

Ages: All Ages

Celebrate the arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick, Outlets at Castle Rock will be hosting a special family-friendly celebration: Santa’s Big Day. They will serve a pancake breakfast, a scavenger hunt around the mall, entertainment, and other fun activities throughout the morning!

HOLIDAY SUGAR PLUM BAZAAR

When: Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, CO 80230

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free – $1 Suggested Charitable Donation to Big Dogs Huge Paws

Register Online

The Holiday Sugar Plum Bazaar will feature over 130 vendors selling unique their wonderful wares perfect for holiday gift giving!! Get all your shopping done before thanksgiving so you can enjoy the holidays with ease

MUTTS AT THE MUSEUM
Fire Dog Rescue Calendar | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Masha Photography; Photograph courtesy of ©Fire Dogs Rescue Calendar

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Where: Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: Museum Admission

Ages: All Ages

Enjoy a day of doggie fun at the Denver Firefighters Museum. Cuddle with puppies from Lifeline Puppy Rescue, get your 2018 Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar signed by firefighters, enjoy Museum tours, food trucks, and fun activities for the kids!

Psst… Proceeds benefit the puppies at Lifeline Puppy Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit who rescues over 1,600 puppies a year!

PRINCESS STARLA’S DRESS UP DAY

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Where: Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

Time: 12pm – 1:30pm

Cost: $10

Purchase Tickets at: (303) 455-1527

Have you always wanted to transform into a royal prince or princess? Now is your chance! Join Second Star to the Right Children’s Books‘ own Princess Starla in this imaginative afternoon of dress-up and fun!

CASTLE ROCK STARLIGHTING

Starlighting | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Where: Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Time: 2pm – 7pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

This year’s Castle Rock Starlighting celebration will include: hot chocolate, non profit booths, strolling entertainers, live entertainment and of course Santa will be present for photos and visits. Don’t forget to enjoy the Rink at the Rock, an outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Castle Rock as well. .

CENTENNIAL’S HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Centennial Holiday Lighting Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City of Centennial

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Where: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial, CO 80111

Time: 3pm – 5:30pm

Cost: Free

City of Centennial is hosting its 6th annual Centennial Holiday Celebration at in the Amphitheater at Centennial Center Park. Bundle up, bring your friends and family, and enjoy performances by local school choirs, hot cocoa, hot cider, cookies, and top the evening off with a visit from Santa and the lighting of their spectacular tree.

Psst… Please consider bringing gently worn or new coats to donate to Coats For Colorado and/or a pair or package of new socks for donation to homeless shelters.

CHERRY CREEK SHOPPING CENTER’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | Cherry Creek Shopping Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Cherry Creek Shopping Center

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Join Cherry Creek Shopping Center for their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Valet Plaza. Kickoff the season with Denise Plante from KOSI 101.1,  enjoy a festive evening with holiday entertainment, live music, complimentary hot chocolate, kettle corn, cotton candy, and roasted nuts.  Then, gather inside for an after-party and more festivities!

SOUTHLANDS HOLIDAY HOMETOWN PARADE & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
St. Nick's Holiday Market | Southlands Shopping Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Southlands

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Where: Southlands Shopping Center, 6155 S Main St #260, Aurora, CO 80016

Time: 6pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Southlands Shopping Center is hosting its annual Holiday Hometown Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, with special guests, including one Mr. Claus.

THE BROWN PALACE CHAMPAGNE CASCADE
Champagne Cascade | The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

When: Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Where: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 12pm

Cost: Free

Kick off the holiday season in style at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa‘s 30th Annual Champagne Cascade.

The event will feature a master swordsman using a Napoleonic saber to sever the bottlenecks of Moet & Chandon Champagne bottles. The Champagne is then poured into the uppermost glass of a two-story high, 6,000+ glass pyramid. As the champagne overflows the top glass, it cascades into the glasses below, creating a dazzling display as the bubbly liquid flows.

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