Colorado Christmas Markets, Holiday Festivities
Colorado's Holiday Christmas MarketsIt's Christmas Markets season and we’re eyeing popular events with fun and funky twists. These holiday to-do’s span family fun runs and indie art fairs, Main Street cider strolls, and decked-out waterfalls. Christmas Markets are usually the first festive events to kick off the holiday season, followed by everything else. Visit our Colorado Event Calendar for even more winter and holiday events.
Round up your holiday crew and head to these Colorado Christmas Markets for a jolly good time.
Popular Christmas MarketsFind out more about this fun seasonal event. holiday spirit with over 150 local crafters, artisans, and local business vendors. Admission includes entry into drawings.
Popular Christmas Eventsholiday high note with a multi-colored light display that kicks off mid-November and runs through February. More than 100,000 lights outline the path to the falls, with colored lights illuminating the surrounding cliffs. Make a night of it with dinner reservations at Restaurant 1858 and pack the good camera—a full lineup of festivities among the glowing falls makes for dreamy holiday photos. Holly Acres Christmas Tree Farm Elizabeth This rural town southeast of Denver bursts with festive cheer the weekend after Thanksgiving. See Santa and his reindeer, visit the petting zoo, and hand-pick the perfect fresh-cut Christmas tree. The free event also features pony rides, train rides, face painting, balloon art, ornament crafting with Santa’s elves, and wine and food from local artisans.
What's Next This Holiday SeasonWhen you've exhausted yourself at the holiday Christmas markets or need to take a break until the next one opens, now's the time to feast on the holiday light shows, check out a holiday parade or buy tickets to a classic holiday show. Perhaps all the delectable holiday treats are adding some unnecessary weight. We suggest hitting the slopes to keep you charged this holiday season. Here are a few suggestions to get you going but there are many more. Find more events at the Lincoln Center Performace Hall. What's Christmas without a classic performance of The Nutcracker? Be swept up in the magic of the season as Canyon Concert Ballet returns to the stage this December. Join in the magical experience when Clara is transported to a world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker defends her from the evil Mouse King, and stunning Snowflakes dance delicately. Don't miss the Nutcracker VIP experience. Be transported to the Land of the Sweets, where you can meet cast members, snack on all your favorite holiday treats, and see the stage being prepared for the show while hearing about the history of the Nutcracker. This pre-show experience is held in our VIP lounge starting 1.5 hours before your performance. You will be treated to special guest appearances and yummy treats before entering the theatre to see the sets and learn about the Nutcracker.
By Lisa Blake