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Things to Do in Colorado – December 2021

‘Tis the season for colder weather, but the warmth of the holiday season is shining bright here in Denver! Here are some places to go and things to do with your Colorado crew this month. 

Don’t forget your mask!

Hot Chocolate Havens 


There’s nothing quite like a sip of hot chocolate on a cold December’s day (or night!) Get your dopamine fix at any of these local hot (cocoa) spots. 

Naughty, Nice, and Everything Spice


You can turn up the heat without racking up your Xcel bill at these restaurants that have spicy dishes. 

Film on the Rocks (December 10 & 12) 


Don’t miss out on your chance to watch some reels on the rocks. Love Actually will be playing 12/10 and A Christmas Story will close out this winter film series on 12/12. 

Cherry Creek Holiday Market (through December 24)


Anxious about online orders arriving on time this year? Get all your shopping done at the 2nd annual market – featuring 30 local makers, designers, and creators. 

A Christmas Carol (December 6 – 26)


Get your tickets to the Wolf Theater’s production of this classic holiday story before it becomes a play of Christmas past!

Mile High Holiday (through January 1)


‘Tis the season for holiday happiness! Enjoy a variety of events, exhibits, and entertainment for all during the most wonderful time of the year.

Denver Zoo Lights (through January 2*)
*December 31st is low-sensory night


Lions and lizards and lights – oh my! Feast your eyes on over 2 million LED lights that are guaranteed to astound.