Colorado's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From art markets to winter fests, there is something for everyone this December from December 4th to December 24th. Whether you are looking for family fun activities, holiday shopping, or a night of holiday lights, these exciting events in Colorado have you covered.

Ullr Fest, Breckenridge,CO

December 7, 2023 at 12:00pm
Celebrate all things winter at the 60th anniversary of Ullr Fest! Take part in the Ullr Parade down Main Street and join the Breckenridge Distillery in their quest to beat the unofficial world record for longest shotski. Wrap up the night at the Ullr Bonfire with a homage to the Norse god of snow.

Santa's Lighted Forest, Georgetown,CO

December 7, 2023 at 5:00pm
Step aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad for a magical holiday experience! Enjoy the sparkle of more than 300,000 holiday lights, and take a memorable trip with Santa at the Georgetown Loop Railroad.

Thornton Winterfest, Thornton,CO

December 9, 2023 at 10:00am
Celebrate the holidays at Thornton Winterfest! Come enjoy the Holiday Drone Show, mini-train rides, ice-skating, and a children's carnival at Carpenter Park Fields. Warm up with a heated beer garden and North Pole Nibbles food vendors while exploring the lighted maze.

Boulder Holiday Festival, Boulder,CO

December 9, 2023 at 1:00pm
Experience the festive atmosphere of Boulder's Holiday Festival at Macky Auditorium - CU-Boulder Campus. Be delighted by the sounds of choirs, bands, orchestras and other performers coming together for a winter concert of holiday favorites. Enjoy the magical showcase of student and faculty talent with breathtaking performances of jazz, world music and opera.

Winter Arts Festival, Black Hawk,CO

December 10, 2023 at 12:00pm
The 20th Annual Winter Arts Festival is coming to the Gilpin County Community Center on December 10. Enjoy local gift-craft and goodie vendors, food served by Gilpin Boosters, cookie decorating, art displays and more. Get into the spirit with exciting games and activities for kids.

Garden of Lights Winter Holiday Lights Festival, Fort Collins,CO

December 12, 2023 at 5:00pm
Celebrate the winter holidays at Gardens on Spring Creek and immerse yourself in the Garden of Lights. This whimsical half-mile loop is filled with glowing grapevines, towering flowerbeds and dancing color blossoms made of hundreds of thousands of glittering lights. Enjoy warm festive drinks available for purchase at the full bar.

Downtown Lakewood Holiday BAZAAR, Lakewood,CO

December 15, 2023 at 4:00pm
Come spend the day at the Belmar Plaza in Lakewood, CO this December 15th at 4:00pm. Enjoy over 80 craft vendors, fashion trucks, holiday-themed pop-up bars, and live entertainment. Don't miss out on the bottomless beer and wine happy hour, and take advantage of the five-token drink package. Let the festivities begin!

Trail of Lights, Littleton,CO

December 15, 2023 at 5:00pm
Let the magic of the Trail of Lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms captivate you this winter season. Enjoy the spectacle of nearly a mile of winding pathways, illuminated with the glow of LED lights that light up the Colorado countryside. Along the trail, you can also be entertained by lights synchronized to music, stroll through light tunnels, and marvel at illuminated antique and model tractors.

Last Chance Gift Fest, Longmont,CO

December 17, 2023 at 10:00am
Come to the Boulder County Fairgrounds and explore over 150 Colorado's finest vendors' unique holiday gifts at the Last Chance Gift Fest! Enjoy free live music and a tremendous selection of art, crafts, toys, home decor, delicious food, and much more! Admission and parking are free so come and have a blast!

Zoo Lights, Denver,CO

December 24, 2023 at 5:00pm
Visit the Denver Zoo this holiday season and experience one of Denver's most magical winter wonderlands! Stroll through over 80 acres lit up with over three million lights and marvel at the NEW illuminated sculptures. Enjoy festive treats and seasonal craft cocktails, and get up close and personal with wildlife from across the globe. Make memories with family and friends this winter at the Denver Zoo!

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