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Friday 29 December 2023

Holiday Events Still On in Denver

Christmas may be over for another year, but the holiday magic is still in full swing in Colorado!

If you're looking to fill Winter Break with a little more holiday cheer this is the post for you. I've compiled all of our favorite holiday events that are still happening in and around Denver below. I've sorted them by close date to make it easier to prioritize which events to check off your list first.

Let's take a look... 

Friday 22 December 2023

Experience Gift Ideas for Colorado Families

Christmas is just a few days away! Eek... how did that happen?

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? If you're anything like me, then there's a good chance you're not even half way through! But with only a few days left it's time to get shopping and put those  presents under the tree. 

The biggest reason I tend to put off Christmas shopping until the last minute is because I never know what to buy for anyone. The kids usually come up with lists that they curate throughout the year, but for many others on my gift list it's not so easy. It becomes extra complicated when they have limited space, live far away (shipping gifts can be costly) or there isn't anything they really need or want.

Gifting experiences to the rescue!

I've been a big fan of gifting experiences for a long time. Living on the opposite side of the world to friends and family long term makes shipping gifts pricey, and sometimes there are strict limitations on what can and can't be sent. Gifting experiences means no shipping costs and you can even leave it the last minute thanks to the internet. I mean, it's always nice to have something wrapped under the tree, but if you're a last minute gift shopper like me, email makes things so much easier.

If you're in Colorado (or have someone on your gift list in Colorado) I've got you sorted with a list of my favorite gift experiences this holiday season.

These are all family friendly options, but great for anyone on your list. I've broken the list into 3 categories:

Museums, Zoos & Gardens
Colorado Railroad Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Children's Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Selfie Museum
Denver Zoo
Meow Wolf Convergence Station
Museum of Illusions

Adventures & Play
Elitch Gardens
Ice Castles
Junkyard Social Club
National Parks Membership
Pikes Peak Railway
Royal Gorge Bridge Park
State Parks Membership

Classes & Hands On
Buff City Soap
Inventing Room
Little Kitchen Academy

Let's take a look...

Meow Wolf Convergence Station
Colorado Railroad Museum
Junkyard Social Club
Pikes Peak Railway
Buff City Soap
Royal Gorge Bridge Park
Museum of Illusions
Ice Castles
Rocky Mountain National Park
Denver Botanic Gardens

Friday 17 November 2023

22+ Holiday Events in Denver 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and Denver sure knows how to celebrate!

There's something extra magical about the holidays here in Denver. The city lights up with twinkling lights, there are immersive displays and exhibitions, fun events for all ages, holiday markets, and so much more.

Today I'm sharing more than 20 of my favorite family friendly holiday activities in and around Denver. In this post you'll find details for:
🎄 Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens
✨ Trail of Lights at Chatfield Gardens
❄️ Christmas at Gaylord Rockies
🎄 Camp Christmas
 Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens
❄️ Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo
🎄 Denver's Mile High Tree
✨ Krampus: Fright Before Christmas
❄️ Christmas in Color
🎄 Denver Christkindl Market
✨ A Hudson Christmas
❄️ Denver's Union Station
🎄 Parade of Lights
✨ Downtown Denver Rink
❄️ Light the Lights at Denver City Council Building
🎄 Lights throughout Denver
 Winter Wanderland at Cherry Creek
❄️ Light up the Holidays in Boulder
🎄 Louisville Parade of Lights
✨ Olde Golden Christmas
❄️The Polar Express at Colorado Railroad Museum
🎄 Ice Castles
Let's take a look and make sure to read through to the end for a Winter favorite that makes a return this year! 

Sunday 12 November 2023

Museum of Illusions Denver

There's a new museum in Denver and you won't believe your eyes when you see it!

Prepare to have your mind blown!

Is that us hanging upside down in an RTD train car? Is that a giant Mathilde towering over Lola and I? Is that Lola falling through a portal? Is that a multitude of Mathildes? Is that us hanging off the side of an apartment building like Spiderman? Is that a rainbow of shadows? Why, yes. Yes it is! But how? 

Read on to find out how we pulled off all of these gravity and reality defying stunts...

Friday 20 October 2023

Hammond's Candies Factory Tour

It's the season of candy, but if you don't want to wait until Halloween to get your fill of all things sweet, then I have the perfect place for you to visit. And it's free!

Hammond's Candies has been a Denver institution ever since the company was founded in 1920. Specializing in old fashioned candies such as hard candies, lollipops, candy canes and taffy, they've been delighting Colorado kids (and adults!) for generations.  And with good reason. Their candies are delicious!

Now, eating candy is always pretty good, but do you know what's even better? Eating candy at the factory where it's made! That's where the free Hammond's Candies factory tour comes in. 

Want to know more? Read on for all the details...

Thursday 19 October 2023

Magic of the Jack O'Lanterns 2023

Magic of the Jack O'Lanterns is back again this spooky season at Hudson Gardens in Littleton.

This is one of my favorite family friendly Halloween events. Set amongst beautiful gardens and along a large pond, Magic of the Jack O'Lanterns is a stunning display of intricately carved pumpkins beyond your wildest imagination.

As you can probably guess from the name, this event features a lot of jack o'lanterns. Like, a LOT of them. You'll also find carved sculptures made from stacks of pumpkins, lighted arches, singing jack o'lanterns, colorful lighting, spooky music and all your favorite characters from a wealth of movies.

Let's take a look...

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