I know many people are not feeling these wicked colds days we are having now, just like that, you blinked and winter was here with a vengeance. The days can be bearable with the sun but the nights can get bitter and my family and I find ourselves hibernating more and more these days. But when the weekend rolls around, we either like to head up to the mountains for some outdoor adventures whether it be skiing for boarding or snowshoeing or making snowmen. But some weekends, between work and our daughter’s activities, we find ourselves in town and looking for fun things to do. This time of the year is great because there are so many happenings going on, not just in Denver but all over Colorado. If you are planning on staying in town this weekend, I have compiled a list of different events happening this weekend that would be great for the family or for a couple’s night out:
Merry Grinchmas – Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center – Saturday, Dec. 10th – General Admission
Hard to believe the ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ cartoon turns 50 years old this year. To celebrate that anniversary, the Fine Arts Center is presenting collections of hand-drawn Grinch animation and related artworks in America.
Awkward Family Photos – History Colorado Center – Running until end of Jan. – General Admission
Because Christmas is a time of the year when families gather, that usually means there are a few family photos to be taken. What better way to spend time with your family then going and seeing the Awkward Family Photo exhibit, a phenomena that has taken over social media, greeting cards and websites alike.
Winter Lights Ice – Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center – Running until January 8th – General Admission
There is something pretty magical about watching ice sculptures happen before your eyes. Head to Colorado Springs and watch the incredible work of Cool Hand Ice Carving live, who has ranked multiple times at the World Champion in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Luminaries of Santa Fe Drive – Art District of Santa Fe – Friday, Dec. 9th – Free
The luminary light tradition goes all the way back to the 17th century and now you can experience this stunning scene of illuminated streets this Friday night. There will be four stations set up where you can create your own luminaries.
Winter Fest – Cherry Creek North – Saturday, Dec. 10th – Free
We all probably have a bit of holiday shopping we need to get done so head to Cherry Creek North this Saturday to enjoy some shopping while strolling through the plaza that will be turned into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a fire pit, music, giveaways, food, drinks and live ice sculpting.
Red Rocks Brunch with Santa – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Sunday, Dec. 11th – Kids 5 and under are free when you donate a gift to a child in need. Kids 5-12 - $13.99 Adults - $33.99
Who wouldn’t want to head to one of the best venues in the United States and have brunch with Santa? Red Rocks will host a holiday brunch where kids can get their picture taken with Santa and parents can enjoy some food and drinks.
If you are in town this weekend be sure to check out some of the great events the city has to offer!