SCFD free days November (Fests down below)
Denver Zoo – 11/3, 6, 16 (2300 Steele St, Denver)
Museo De Las Americas – 11/3 5-9pm ( 861 Santa Fe Dr, Denver)
Clyfford Still Museum – 11/3, 10, 17 5-8pm, 11/24 free all day (1250 Bannock St, Denver)
Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) – 11/3 (99 W 12th Ave, Denver)
DAM – 11/4 (100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver)
Denver museum of dolls and miniatures – 11/5 (1880 Gaylord St Denver) $1 suggested donation
Children’s museum of Denver – 11/7 4-8pm (2121 Children’s Museum Dr, Denver)
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farm – 11/7 ( 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton)
Denver Botanic Gardens – 11/10, 11 (1007 York St, Denver)
Molly Brown House Museum – 11/10 (1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver)
Four mile park – 11/10 12-4pm (715 S Forest St, Denver)
Longmont museum – 11/11 (400 Quail Rd, Longmont)
Denver museum of nature and science – 11/13 (2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver,)
The Broomfield Auditorium is located at 3 Community Park Road and shares a building with the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library
See site – https://www.broomfield.org/DocumentCenter/View/12698
First Friday art walks, 11/3, usually 5-9pm in most places
Santa Fe drive (5-9th st) – http://www.artdistrictonsantafe.com/
Golden triangle Denver – (They have moved it to Final Friday) http://www.goldentriangleofdenver.com/final-fridays/
River North – rinoartdistrict.org/visit/first-fridays
Tennyson st – denverartwalk.squarespace.com/
Niwot, CO – niwot.com/events/first-friday-art-walk-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Old pearl st, Denver – 1200-1500 blocks – southpearlstreet.com/
Block 7 – http://www.artsonbelmar.com/
Navajo street – http://www.navajostreetartdistrict.com/
Aurora history museum
Delaney farm, Aurora
Arvada Center Galleries are free Mondays-Sundays.
Littleton historical museum
CU Boulder natural history museum
MOA Englewood civic center
Longmont cultural museum (charge for current exhibit, but main museum is free)
Hammond’s candy tours
Celestial seasoning tours
Rocky Mt national wildlife arsenal refuge
Hiwan homestead museum Evergreen
Lookout mt. nature center
Morrison nature center at Star K ranch
Evergreen arts center
Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is free Thursdays & Saturdays. Other free tours given upon request.
Kids 18 and under are free at the MCA and DAM 2017
Free culture passes from the library
NOVEMBER FESTS and EVENTS
11/1 Scent Your World Aromatherapy Potion
Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
November 1, 2017 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Join us to discover the sensual world of aromatherapy. You will learn about essential oils to uplift body and spirit, concentrations, dilutions and safety. During the class you will blend your own customer spritzer and aromatherapy perfume to take home.
11/3,4 Scandinavian Christmas Fair
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
6610 W. 14th
Price: $2.00 —Lunch extra.
Best selection of Scandinavian imports, crafts, rosemaling, sami jewelry, food, gifts, and holiday decorations in Colorado. Butikken items and craft vendors. Lunch served from 11:30-1:30pm includes open face sandwiches (smoked salmon, Jarlsberg and ham), lompe dogs and lefse. Lunch cost $3-$9. Door prizes awarded at 4pm each day (need not be present to win.) Onsite parking and wheelchair accessible.
11/3 The Musical Box: Origins and Development of Mechanical Music
Eugene Field Branch Library
November 3, 2017 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Adult | Engage | Lectures and Presentations
Artist David Wells presents an intriguing review of the progress of music-oriented mechanical engineering and local industry across Europe from 1500-1900. A slide presentation will include topics around the merging of music and mechanism in many diverse forms and levels of ingenuity. There will also be a live presentation and discussion of the music box from the 1880s owned by Eugene Field.
11/3 Day of the Dead Show
Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 West 16th Avenue, Lakewood
Friday, November 3, 5 to 10 p.m.
For decades, Pirate: Contemporary Art’s annual Day of the Dead Show was the co-op’s most graceful interface with what was once a largely Latino neighborhood. Residents would join in with the artists to built altars to the beloved dead inside the Navajo Street gallery and march side-by-side in a candle-lit processional to the nearby Our Lady of Guadalupe church. Fast-forward to the present, when Pirate has come ashore at a new location in Lakewood, and you’ll be happy to learn that the gallery members are bringing tradition with them. Pirate goes on with the show, with much of the old festivities still intact: There will still be community altars, Aztec dancers, piñata parties for kids and adults, and even a procession — now taking off for a festive jaunt through the 40 West Arts District.
11/3 First Friday Día de los Muertos
Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive
Friday, November 3, 5 to 9 p.m.
The Museo de las Americas jumps into the Day of the Dead fray by living it up on what’s also First Friday in the Art District on Santa Fe. Catch the Museo’s current exhibit, Las (H)adas, a tribute to the region’s Chicana artists, then mix up your art stroll with such Day of the Dead mainstays as tasty pan de muerto, face-painted calacas do-overs, sugar-skull decorating, spins by DJ @pazmap, Grupo Tlaloc Danza Azteca and brews from the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project. Admission is free, but there are $5 fees for skull-decorating and face painting; make your cash back with free Intrepid vouchers: The brewery is doing it up for El Día de los Muertos for First Friday, too — just around the corner from the Museo.
11/3-11 SUPERNOVA AT DENVER PAVILIONS
NOV 3, 2017 – NOV 11, 2017
Location: Denver Pavilions
500 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
SUPERNOVA Digital Animation Festival and the Denver Pavilions team up for a special, free encore presentation of works from the 2017 edition of the festival.
Taking place on the Pavilion’s LED screen besides the UA Cinemas, each day will present looping animations from this innovative program, coinciding with Denver Arts Week and the 40th Edition of the Denver Film Festival.
11/4 Día de los Muertos, Westwood
Westwood Food Cooperative, 3738 Morrison Road
Saturday, November 4, 5 to 10 p.m.
Drive the stretch of Morrison Road in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood, and you’re bound to find a Día de Los Muertos celebration. True to the traditions of the observance, for which families honor and welcome the souls of their ancestors with more joy than sorrow, Westwood’s annual Día de Los Muertos community art and altar show does it by the book, by welcoming families for an evening of Aztec dancers, face painting, Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto.
11/4 Día de los Muertos Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street
Saturday, November 4, noon to 8 p.m.
The Denver Botanic Gardens naturally transitions with the seasons. That’s just the name of the game when it comes to gardening. And the DBG’s seasonal events follow suit, hence the Día de los Muertos Festival. There’s something for everyone at the one-day blast, beginning and ending with La Calavera Catrina, a spectacular outdoor exhibit of large-scale skeleton sculptures by artist Ricardo Soltero. Bring the family and look at the art; then enjoy Day of Dead crafts, a community altar project, lucha libre wrestling matches, calavera costume contests and live performances. Conveniently, entrance to the gardens is free for this event.
11/4 6TH ANNUAL PAROL LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP
November 4 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Aurora History Museum
6th Annual Parol Lantern Making Workshop
9 a.m. to noon
$12/Lantern (materials provided)
Learn how to make this delicate and beautiful holiday decoration from the Philippines and decorate your home with a traditional star-shaped lantern made by you.
Advanced registration required. Ages 7 to adult. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Register online or call 303.326.8650
11/4 Scraps-to-Soil Pumpkin SMASH 2017
Nov 4, 2017 | Idaho Springs, CO | Seasonal
Idaho Springs Baseball Fields|101 East Idaho Springs Rd Idaho Springs, CO
Don’t trash it, smash it! That’s the motto of Scraps-to-Soil Pumpkin SMASH, an after-Halloween tradition in Idaho Springs, Colorado. You pick your smash tool—slingshot, trebuchet launcher, Louisville sluggers or Gallagher mallets—and crush your pumpkin to bits. It’s a fun way to explore composting and contribute less to the waste stream. Enjoy food, drinks, contests, raffles and games as well!
11/4 St. John’s Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar 2017
St. John’s Lutheran Church|11040 Colorado Blvd Thornton, CO
At St. John’s Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar, you can purchase gifts from a variety of different vendors. You can find everything from baked good to purses to quilts. Enjoy some yummy food while you shop around for those special gifts for that significant person in your life.
11/4 Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade
Enjoy a parade to honor our veterans and active duty military. This will be the 17th annual parade and the theme is “Celebrating Military Milestones.”
This years Veterans Day Parade will be held on the 4th of November on Tejon St. in Downtown Colorado Springs.
The Theme this year is “Celebrating Military Milestones.” This theme will be highlighted by the 100th Birthday of the 4th Infantry Division, the 70th Birthday of the United States Air Force, the 75th Birthday of the United States Navy Seabees, and the 170th year of Celebration for the United States Marine Corps Battle of Chapultepec, which is where their Battle Hymn was derived from.
Nov 4, 2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sat)
Downtown Colorado Springs 1 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
11/4 Holiday Bazaar
Over 100 artisans are available to choose from in your search for wonderful handmade crafts and fine art. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Invite your friends and neighbors along as you enjoy this annual Englewood tradition! Concessions are available for lunch or snacking. This is a one stop shopping event!
Malley Recreation Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St.
11/4 Boulder Holiday Market
Times: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Central Park 1236 Canyon Blvd
Boulder, CO 80302
The Boulder Holiday Market is a holiday shopping spectacular not to be missed, featuring an awesome selection of one of-a-kind seasonal items, high quality handcrafted goods, fabulous holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods, and more, made from a diverse collection of local artists and crafters. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, enjoy a live musical performance, play in the park along the Boulder Creek, and entertain your family for free. Happening at the same time and place as the very popular Boulder County Farmers Market. The whole family will enjoy this unique holiday shopping experience in the heart of Downtown Boulder.
11/5 Colorado Coffee Festival & Expo 2017
The Space Gallery|400 Santa Fe Dr Denver, CO
Do you need that cup of joe before speaking to Joe? Does Starbucks know your order and how to correctly spell your name? Do you simply like the taste? If so, the Colorado Coffee Festival & Expo is the place for you. This festival is for the caffeine queens and coffee kings. Experience the bold bean from over 40 local and national suppliers, shops, and manufacturers.
11/5 Berries, Nuts, Fruits, & Seed Pods
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Walk with a Native Plant Master along easy trails to search for berries, nuts, fruits, and seeds which enable our local wildlife to survive throughout the winter. Also examine what plants early settlers and natives used for their own winter survival. Ages 10 yrs – adult
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
13581 South Foxton Rd
Conifer, CO 80433
Free – Registration Required – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berries-nuts-fruits-seed-pods-tickets-37740433653
11/7 Owl Pellets
Ford-Warren Branch Library
Community Room 3
November 7, 2017 – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Kids | STEM
Carefully dissect a real owl pellet and try to reassemble a real skeleton. Sponsored by Lincoln Hills Cares. Ideal for ages 8 and older.
11/9 Cupcake Decorating
Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
Meeting Room 1
November 9, 2017 – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Teen | Cooking
Church of Cupcakes will be here, teaching our teens cupcake decorating basics! Limit 20 participants. Grades 6-12.
11/9-11 FREE DAYS/Winter Market at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
Shop the Winter Market and enjoy a free day at the Denver Botanic Gardens! No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.
Thursday, November 9 from 4:00-8:00 PM
Friday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
11/9-12 ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Musical’
The Sunrise Players will present the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” as directed by the team that brought you “Children of Eden,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Peter Pan,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and many other well-known and popular musicals.
Set in fifteenth-century Paris, the play tells the epic tale of a beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda, who captures the hearts of the physically deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame, Quasimodo, the morally misshapen archdeacon of Notre Dame, Dom Claude Frollo, and the remorseful Captain of the Cathedral Guard, Phoebus de Martin.
Though the Sunrise Players performers have some spoken lines in this musical, they do sing most of them, which gives the show the grandeur of an opera. The book, adapted by Peter Parnell, along with the fine singing voices of the leads, blends Victor Hugo’s gothic 1831 novel very well with the music from the 1996 animated Disney movie written by composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Little Shop of Horrors”) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “The Prince of Egypt,” “Godspell”). Of the show’s many songs, the lyrics from “God Help the Outcasts” best captures what lies at the heart of Hugo’s dark portrait of Man’s inhumanity to Man.
Due to some intense scenes this show is not advised for young children and parental guidance is suggested for pre-teens.
Tickets are $2 more at the door.
Tickets purchased on-line will be available at will-call. A receipt will be sent via e-mail at time of purchase. Tickets will not be mailed.
Contact: (719) 322-4039
Nov 9, 2017 at 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm (Thu)Nov 10, 2017 at 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm (Fri)Nov 11, 2017 at 03:00 pm – 05:30 pm (Sat)Nov 12, 2017 at 03:00 pm – 05:30 pm (Sun)
2655 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
11/10 Astronomy Star Party
Fri, 11/10/2017 – 06:00pm – 09:00pm
Littleton Campus – West Lawn / Patio
student with telescopeJoin us at ACC’s Littleton campus, along with instructor Damon Olsen & members of the ACC Astronomy Club, for a night of sky viewing on Friday, November 10 from 6-9 p.m. on the West Lawn / Patio. View the sky with our telescopes and learn about the Universe!
ACC star parties are free and open to the public and held in an open house format (no RSVP necessary; attendees may arrive at their convenience). Please dress appropriately for these outdoor events.
For more information or accommodations, please contact Damon Olsen at email@example.com or 303.797.5667.
11/10 Movie & Martinis: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Ages 21+)
Nov 10, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
CU South Denver
10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree, CO 80134
Enjoy an all-inclusive night out! Guests enjoy two drinks (signature cocktails, beer, or wine), an incredible menu prepared by the in-house culinary team, trivia and prizes, popcorn, and a classic movie.
Purchase tickets online
11/10-12 Holiday Food & Gift Festival 2017
Lane Events Center|796 W 13th Ave Eugene, OR
The Holiday Food & Gift Festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Midwest. Over 200 exhibitors feature art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, music, photography and toys that make one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Guests can sample and purchase a variety of food items including chocolates, pasta, meats and more, and when the shopping is done, take a picture with Santa or feast at the gourmet food area.
11/11 Veterans Day Ceremony
Date: 11/11/2017 11:00 a.m.
Location: WWII Memorial, Ketring Park
6000 S. Gallup Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Veterans Day, thank you. At 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, the Pat Hannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4666 and the George C. Evans American Legion Post 103 will conduct a Veterans Day Ceremony at the City of Littleton WWII Memorial in Ketring Park, 6000 S.Gallup Street.
Come honor our veterans, and veterans come and be recognized.
11/11 Denver Veterans Day Parade
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 10:00 am
Parade Starts at 14th St & W Colfax Ave
The Denver Veterans Day Parade is comprised of local Veterans organizations and supporters. Thousands of spectators line Civic Center Park and nearby streets to show respect and honor for our local Veterans. Please join the community in the appreciation of our Veterans and support this important cause.
The Parade is broken down into serials that represent a different conflict in military history: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc. This will allow our spectators to brush up on their military history as well as add a sense of excitement to the event. Each serial representation will feature military memorabilia from that era – i.e. old uniforms, vehicles, and weapons. The Veterans organizations have agreed to march together to showcase their organization’s historical roots in these eras. Spectators will also enjoy corporate floats, car clubs, marching units, bands, and more.
Free festival to follow the parade – Join local Veterans organizations and supporters immediately following the Parade at Civic Center Park. This family-friendly event offers FREE admission, a music stage, kids & family activities, military displays, tons of vendors, and a wide variety of food.
11/11-12 Free Entrance to National Parks
All National Parks in the US and throughout, CO
The National Park Service just turned 100 years old iand they want everyone to join the party! On 10 days in 2017, all National Park Service sites that usually charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Normally, 124 of America’s 413 national parks charge an entrance fee that ranges from $3 to $30. Colorado has 13 National Parks, 8 of which normally charge an entrance fee.
11/11 Mountain Pine Yuletide Bazaar
9:00 AM – 4:00 Pm
18700 E. Plaza Dr., Parker, CO 80134
Get all your holiday shopping done in one stop. The 12th annual Mountain Pine Yuletide Bazaar, featuring over 100 vendors, is the annual fundraising event for the Mountain Pine Woman’s Club. The funds raised at this one-day event help provide the scholarships, contributions, and support throughout the local community and extending to the Denver Metro area, National, and International programs.
11/11 (Art) Lessons and Lemonade (4th-7th Grades)
9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
10901 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134
Parker Artists Guild members who are masters of their mediums and who love teaching children each take a month to teach at Parker Hobby Lobby’s classroom. Lemonade (from mix) & pretzels are served. This month’s class is Cubism, Pointillism with Judy Pendleton and Jo Ann Nelson (classes and instructors subject to change).
Register online; each class is limited to 20 students
11/11 Veterans Day Ceremony (All Ages)
Nov 11, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Douglas County Veterans Monument
Fourth and Wilcox Streets Castle Rock, CO 80104
Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation will host a Veterans Day Ceremony with George Brauchler as the keynote speaker.
11/11 BigHorn Sheep Festival
10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Georgetown Loop Railroad
646 Loop Dr.
Join us as the Colorado Division of Wildlife will set up at the Devil’s Gate station and tell guests about our famous Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. During this time of year, the bighorns start heading down the valley for warmer environments for the winter. They love to spend time just across I-70 from Georgetown. A special viewing area is set up just north of Georgetown next to the lake
11/12 HRCB: Annual Veterans Day Concert (All Ages)
Nov 12, 2017 3:00 PM
St. Andrew United Methodist Church
9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Highlands Ranch Concert Band presents the annual Veterans Day weekend concert.
The Highlands Ranch Concert Band is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteer professional, amateur, and high school musicians that provides free performances throughout the year, promoting an educational experience for musicians and the community through music, arts, entertainment, and cultural opportunities.
11/12 Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address
Come see his surprising 90 minute documentary on the 154th anniversary of the historic speech by Abraham Lincoln.
See why a small school and a team of dedicated teachers, motivated students, along with a group of proud parents make one of the great speeches in american history come alive. This is a MUST SEE event.
The event is free but seating is limited.
Nov 12, 2017 at 01:15 pm – 03:15 pm (Sun)
PPLD -Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
11/13 Sisters of Courage
Date: 11/13/2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120
In Sisters of Courage, performer Dave Lively follows one family through the turmoil of the last half of the 19th century. The Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Panic of 1893 take on new meaning with this story of their impact on a single family. Come and enjoy their story leading up to the development of Rocky Mountain National Park.
11/14 Girls Who Make–Crafty Gurl and Cocoa Paint Along
Montbello Branch Library
November 14, 2017 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Kids | STEM
Join our monthly makers’ meet-up for girls only. This month, we’ll be sipping cocoa and painting on canvas with special guest presenter Crafty Gurl. No registration required. Girls 8-19 only.
11/14 St. John’s music at noon
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
STRING is an ensemble of three musicians performing music from the Renaissance on the viola da gamba family of instruments.
1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203
11/15 Shakespeare’s War
Shakespeare’s War, a theatrical reading of Shakespeare’s take on war, leadership, and trauma, is performed by wonderful local actors followed by response and conversation. This is part of UCCS’s HomeFront Theatre Project.
The HomeFront Theatre Project aims to connect to active military, veterans, military affiliated as well as civilians and families through the theatre. The aim is to create awareness and conversation. Shakespeare’s War will feature readings of excerpts from many of Shakespeare’s plays that deal with war, leadership, service, and trauma. Following these readings, the group will engage in a town-hall style discussion of our responses and how Shakespeare can inform how we think about our present circumstances.
This event takes place in UCCS Library, 3rd floor Apse as part of the Just Talk Series!
Refreshments will be provided.
Free, no ticket necessary.
Nov 15, 2017 at 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm (Wed)
UCCS – Kraemer Family Library
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
11/16 The Science Lounge: Dinosaurs (Ages 21+)
Nov 16, 2017 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
$15 (cash bar)
Dinos rule! Meet some of T. rex’s newest family members in the temporary exhibition Ultimate Dinosaurs. Explore how the changing continents influenced dino evolution, check out the dinosaur on your dinner table, and craft your own cast of dino teeth and claws. Sip a cretaceous cocktail while you embrace your inner paleontologist.
Purchase tickets online
11/16 The Mile High Community Band – Free Concert
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Red Rocks Community College – Community Room, Lakewood
The Mile High Community Band presents its Fall Concerts on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Community Room at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), 13300 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228. Admission is free with thanks to SCFD, North High School and RRCC. Please join us.
11/17-30 Denver Christkindl Market
Skyline Park at 16th Street Mall, 1601 Arapahoe St
The 17th annual Christkindl Market hosted by the Colorado Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce opens Friday, November 17, 2017 and remains open daily through Saturday, December 23, 2017. The Market is located at Skyline Park on the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street in Downtown Denver, across from the iconic Clock Tower. Guests are invited to savor the season! Sip on authentic Glühwein (mulled spiced wine) or Bavarian style Bier, as they wander through the market and enjoy the opportunity to purchase finely crafted artisan gifts and holiday treats sold by local Coloradan, European, and international merchants in charming wooden huts. Patrons can cozy up inside the heated Festival Hall and be entertained by live music with their family and friends.
The Denver Christkindl Market magically transforms Skyline Park into an old German town square filled with twinkling lights, songs, dancing and holiday cheer. Visitors can experience a traditional holiday market, like the ones found in German cities and villages. The Market features a variety of gifts, such as glass-blown ornaments, hand-carved wooden figurines, children’s toys, lanterns, Alpaca scarves, and culinary delights ranging from European pastries and chocolate to savory chestnut soup.
Throughout the 37-day event, the Denver Christkindl Market hosts live entertainment and cultural performances that delight audiences of all ages in a German Festival Hall. Visitors are invited to come celebrate the holidays and commemorate the season with a traditional German beverage served in collectible mugs or Bier Steins!
The Denver Christkindl Market is open Sundays – Thursdays from 11a-7p, and Friday – Saturday from 11a-9p.
11/17 Teens After Dark
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
When all of the Adults are gone, the Teens take over the library! These “After Hours” events are specially designed for the 12-18 crowd. It’s a lot of fun and there’s always something entertaining happening when the library shuts down!
November 17- Laser Tag
Laser Tag is back! We provide the laser pistols, you bring the energy! Team up to compete against your friends.LOCATION: Columbine Library
11/17 Colorado Chamber Players – Free Concert
7pm – 8pm
Denver School of the Arts Concert Hall, Montview Boulevard, Denver
The talented students at Denver School of the Arts perform chamber music by Bach, Carse, Ravel, Vaughn Williams and more.
11/17 Cafe Cultura – Spoken Word Workshop
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cafe Cultura, 910 Galapago St, Denver
Free monthly spoken word workshop every 3rd Friday of the month.
11/18 POLYNESIAN ARTS AND CULTURE DAYS Export
November 18 2017 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy
Free. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Explore Hawaiian culture through dance, history and music. Drop in for any or all of the following programs.
Typical Program Schedule (times may vary slightly)
11:30-12:30 p.m. Hula Dance Lesson
1:00-1:30 p.m. Talk Story
1:30-2:15 p.m. Beginner Ukulele Workshop
2:15-3:30 p.m. Intermediate Ukulele Workshop
11/18 Winter Lights at The Broadmoor Seven Falls
In 1947, a tradition began at Seven Falls to promote the canyon at night when alternating colored and white lights illuminated the waters, much to the delight of locals and visitors worldwide. On Saturday, November 18, the much-loved multi-colored display returns for the holiday season as Seven Falls celebrates the third annual Winter Lights event. More than 100,000 individual lights will line the path leading to the Falls, and this year, colored lights will also adorn the cliff faces of the Pillars of Hercules, making for not only a festive atmosphere, but a photographer’s dream locale for holiday family photos.
Events begin at 10 a.m. and highlights include:
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Outpost from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for photo sessions and visit with the children
Santa’s reindeer will be at the Park located just above the Food Court from 2-4 p.m.
Elf Scavenger Hunt with candy and prizes for children from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Letters to Santa at the Food Court Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Food Trailer will be open from Noon to 6:30 p.m., serving soups, grilled cheese, coffee and cocoa, etc. Nut cart also available.
Complimentary Candy Canes and Glow sticks for children to be handed out during the day by the Seven Falls Elf Squad
A Holiday Themed “Selfie-Station” with Gingerbread men and Lollipops at the Aspen Glade in the canyon all day and to remain until after the holidays
The Seven Falls Chipmunk, Chipster, will be running around the canyon from Noon to 6 p.m.
Parking is complimentary in the Seven Falls lot on 1st Street across from the Golden Bee. There is no parking at Seven Falls, North Cheyenne Canyon, or in the adjacent neighborhoods.
$14/adult and $8/child for the day and evening. Senior and Military rates will be offered.
Nov 18, 2017 at 10:00 am – 07:00 pm (Sat)
Seven Falls 2850 South Cheyenne Canyon Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
11/18 Castle Rock Starlighting (All Ages)
Nov 18, 2017 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Ceremony to begin at 5:00 PM; lighting of the Star at approximately 5:30 PM.
Third and Wilcox Streets Castle Rock, CO 80104
The Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star” has been a tradition since 1935. This year’s celebration will again include: hot chocolate, non-profit booths, strolling entertainers, and live entertainment. Santa will be present for photos and visits. Visit the Rink at the Rock, the outdoor ice skating rink.
11/18 The Nutcracker Highlights (All Ages)
Nov 18, 2017 3:00 PM
3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Southridge Recreation Center
4800 MacArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
HRCA Members: $8; Program Guests and Day of Pricing: $11
Usher in the holiday season with an enthralling performance that brings to life a favorite holiday story of old. The International Youth Ballet returns to perform this one hour family-friendly performance. Bring the family and join the Nutcracker Prince in this colorful and magical staging of a holiday classic! All ages are welcome, but the event is geared specifically toward younger children and their families.
Purchase tickets online, at any HRCA recreation center, or at the door if not sold out
11/18 Joe Peterson Orchestra
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120
Enjoy the nine-piece Joe Peterson Orchestra band and vocalists as they perform patriotic songs honoring our veterans in this special Veteran’s Day tribute performance.
11/19 Denver Concert Band presents Sunday in the Park (All Ages)
Nov 19, 2017 2:00 PM
Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124
What better time of year to celebrate both Harvests and Holidays with the Denver Concert Band? Enjoy great pieces with a harvest theme, then get you in the mood for the holidays with seasonal favorites. A special guest (from the North Pole) will be sure to thrill the kiddies and everyone else.
The Denver Concert Band is a 90 piece adult community band of volunteer musicians who perform year-round in the Denver metropolitan area and around Colorado. Over the years, the band has traveled overseas to participate in various music festivals.
Purchase your tickets online or by calling (720) 509-1000
11/19 Kol Nashim: Jewish Melodies From Around the World
Floor 1, Movies & Music Room
November 19, 2017 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Adult | Music Dance and Performance
Colorado Hebrew Chorale presents their women’s ensemble for a rich sampling of traditional and popular Jewish music.
11/20 Hogwarts Magic Class
For grades 1-5
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120
With Inspector Magic’s expert instructions, kids will learn numerous magic tricks and how to entertain with them while gaining confidence and improving their self-esteem. Immediately after the class, to squeals of delight, the children will be able to amaze their friends and family! Reservations required. Call 303-795-3961 and ask for the Children’s Room beginning November 11 to sign up.
11/21 Fused Glass with Janine and Michael Thornton
Montbello Branch Library
November 21, 2017 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Kids | STEM
Join us for the rare opportunity to create your own Fused Glass Art. Fused Glass artists Janine and Michael Thornton will provide the materials and information you need to create a Pendant, Keychain or Stone.
11/21 Movie Matinee The Wild Life
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120
For a group of quirky animals, things are larger-than-life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise. Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious storm, and their lives are forever changed by this bewildering new ‘creature.’ Snacks will be provided. For ages 3 and up. (Children under the age of 8 must attend with an adult.) Rated PG. Running time: 91 minutes. Reservations required. Call 303-795-3961 and ask for the Children’s Room beginning November 11 to sign up.
11/21-22 Fall Family Fun Days
Explore the brand new, 100% interactive children’s exhibit, “Beads, Blankets & Buffalo: Trading at Bent’s Fort.” Make seasonal crafts. Hop on a family-friendly “Journey to Pikes Peak” guided tour, offered at noon and 2 p.m. Enjoy a holiday movie and popcorn throughout the day!
$3 suggested donation. Families are encouraged to RSVP.
Nov 21, 2017 at 10:00 am – 02:00 pm (Tue)Nov 22, 2017 at 10:00 am – 02:00 pm (Wed)
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
11/24-26 Holiday Carriage Rides
Old Town Parker on Mainstreet
from Discovery Park to O’Brien Park Parker, CO 80134
FREE! but reservations required
Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Parker the weekend after Thanksgiving. Carriage Rides will be offered from Discovery Park and the Douglas County Libraries in Parker to O’Brien Park. The rides will be approximately 25 minutes and will travel through downtown on Mainstreet where patrons can enjoy the new lights on Mainstreet along with the beauty of O’Brien Park.
This year’s carriage rides will feature larger vehicles, one additional vehicle, and longer hours for the three days of the rides.
Request a ticket online beginning Wednesday, November 22 at 10:00 AM
11/24 DOWNTOWN DENVER’S GRAND ILLUMINATION
WHEN: Nov. 24, 2017
WHERE: Downtown Denver
Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination features beautiful lighting displays at the City and County Building, Larimer Square, Denver Pavilions, Denver Union Station, Skyline Park, the 16th Street Mall and the historic D&F Tower. Downtown’s unique holiday atmosphere is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Festivities at Denver Union Station begin at 6 p.m., with a countdown to “light the lights” live with 9NEWS at approximately 6:30 p.m.
11/24 Mayor’s Holiday Lighting (All Ages)
Nov 24, 2017 5:30 PM
10795 Victorian Dr., Parker, CO 80138
O’Brien Park comes alive for the holidays! Gather around the Town Tree and join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale in a Sing-a-long to “Silent Night” followed by the Town Tree and Grand Park Lighting. Other activities include:
Ice sculpture displays
Holiday characters … maybe even an “Elf in a Tree”
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Tasty treats from local food vendors
Complimentary Holiday Carriage Rides (based on availability; tickets required)
Holiday caroling from our local high schools and the Parker Chorale
A Nutcracker performance by Colorado School of Dance
11/25 Punkin’ Chunkin’
Bring your left over pumpkins and see how far our catapult will launch your pumpkin!
A great activity for families with young children.
$2 per member, $3 per nonmember.
Prepaid reservations required online or by phone.
Nov 25, 2017 at 09:00 am – 11:30 am (Sat)
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
11/25 Scenes from The Nutcracker
For Families with children ages 3 and older.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120
The Littleton Youth Ballet will get you in the mood for the holidays with a free dance showcase featuring excerpts from The Nutcracker. This program is for families with children ages 3 and older. Reservations required. Call 303-795-3961 and ask for the Children’s Room beginning November 11 to sign up.
11/25 Elizabeth Christmas Festival
Holly Acres Nursery
5403 Hwy 86
Elizabeth Christmas Festival! SEE SANTA Fun for the whole family! Bring your camera!! Sat. Nov. 25th 10am-4pm FREE ADMISSION See Santa and his Reindeer, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Train Rides, Bungie Trampoline, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Kids can make ornaments with Santas’ Elves, while Parents select that perfect Christmas Tree and taste wine and food from local artsisans A Full Day of Food, Fun, Family, Hot Cocoa, Ponies, Candy Canes, Christmas Trees, Creating, Giving, Sharing, and everything that is wonderful!! Country Attitudes A Must!! Holly Acres Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm 5403 Hwy 86, Elizabeth, Co Located on Hwy 86 Just East of the town of Elizabeth
11/26 Patriotic Concert: The John Philip Sousa Band
Sunday, November 26, 2017 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Celebrate the stars and stripes at this old-fashioned concert, featuring colonial-era patriotic and holiday tunes. These talented local musicians will have your toes tapping in no time!
Part of the Experience Alexander Hamilton series.
Click to register – https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/ click on events, then 11/26 to register
11/26 Messiah and Holiday Sing-Along
First Christian Church is presenting their annual Messiah Sing-along, with lovely music sung by the Chamber Singers.
First Christian Church is presenting the annual Messiah Sing-Along, which will include the Christmas portion of “Messiah” plus the “Hallelujah Chorus,” as well as favorite carols for audience singing accompanied by strings, harpsichord, and organ.
Some scores will be provided. The program will also include holiday music sung by the Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Chorale, directed by Kimberley Schultz. A free will offering will be taken.
Nov 26, 2017 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Sun)
First Christian Church
16 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1221
11/26 A Symphony of Christmas Handbell Concert
Pikes Peak Ringers, an auditioned community handbell choir in Colorado Springs, will present two concerts for the Christmas season entitled “A Symphony of Christmas.”
Join the Pikes Peak Ringers in ringing in the holiday season! Pikes Peak Ringers, an auditioned community handbell choir in Colorado Springs, will present two concerts for the Christmas season entitled “A Symphony of Christmas.”
Pikes Peak Ringers was formed in 1991 under the direction of Kevin McChesney. The group has been recognized as one of the premier handbell ensembles in North America. Mr. McChesney is known as an outstanding handbell clinician, as well as composer and arranger with over 1000 titles in print. The public is cordially invited to begin their Christmas Season with Pikes Peak Ringers as they perform many well-known carols of the season.
Nov 26, 2017 at 03:00 pm (Sun)
Broadmoor Community Church
315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
11/29 History Comes Alive: Alexander Hamilton
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Alexander Hamilton is widely regarded as the most brilliant of the Founding Fathers. Spend an hour with Hamilton, through historical interpreter Hal Bidlack, who will bring this self-made man to life – from his days as a disadvantaged orphan, to becoming a framer of the Constitution and architect of the American financial system. Hamilton will share historical lessons and offer commentary on modern-day times, so bring your questions to this interactive event.
Register online – go to https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/ click on events and go to 11/29 to register.
11/30 Little University: Tin Foil Painting
Montbello Branch Library
November 30, 2017 – 10:30am – 11:00am
Kids | Storytime
Want to create a masterpiece? Children will make their own masterpieces using aluminum foil and paint. Come dressed to get messy