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5 winter attractions in Colorado we’re excited for

Updated: Dec 6, 2022


Winter is upon us, but there's still plenty to do in and around Denver. Whether you're looking to get outside or would rather stay warm indoors, we've got some great events for you to check out. Keep reading for all the details you need to have fun locally this winter.


Rent A Dome For December Delights

When: Several Saturdays in December

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246


The seasonal attractions at Four Mile Historic Park never disappoint, and winter is no exception. Through the month of December, guests can enjoy Christmas carols from the Colorado Caroling Company and music by the Dapper Brass Band in Grant Hall. There's also brunch with Santa, and several crafting attractions for guests of all ages. You can also rent a dome to have your own outdoor VIP room with up to 8 people, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options available. Get all the details here.



Thornton Winterfest

When: December 9-11, 2022 (Friday - Sunday) Where: Carpenter Park Fields, 108th Ave & Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO

This traditional winter holiday festival has something to bring joy to just about everyone this holiday season. The chip-timed 5k starts on Saturday at 10 am. If you enjoy a more casual pace, the untimed Fun Run/Walk starts at the same time. The Holiday Marketplace offers a warmer indoor attraction for guests who want to browse the seasonal offerings or finish up some shopping. If you plan on staying into Saturday evening, you can attend the holiday concert featuring the Thornton Community Band for free. Or, reserve your seat at the front of the tent with $2 tickets available at the Carpenter Recreation Center or Winterfest North Pole Visitors Center. Fireworks start at 8:30 - more info here.



Candlelight Concert: Holiday Special

When: December 21 - 23, 2022

Where: Kirk of Highland, 3011 Vallejo St, Denver, CO

Lights twinkle and senses tingle at this live-music event featuring seasonal favorites, including musical selections from The Nutcracker and more. This concert features a string quartet and promises a joyous atmosphere for everyone who attends. If you haven't been to The Kirk before, the holidays are the perfect time to check out an event in this historical space. Read more about the Candlelight Concert, or get your tickets here.



Winter Brew Fest

When: January 28, 2022 (Saturday)

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

If you're looking for a beer festival with a big heart, look no further. This year's Winter Brew Fest benefits Big Bones Canine Rescue, a local nonprofit that helps Denver dogs find new homes. While you can't bring your pooch to this event, you can be sure that they'll be proud of you for helping shelter pets. With a selection of food trucks and live music, this one-day-only event attracts enough people to need 2 sessions. Whether you go in the afternoon or the evening, there's a flavor for every taste here, with a selection of more than 80 beverages, from ciders to seltzers. There's also a limited number of non-drinking tickets available for this event if you want the company but not the beer. See all of the event details and get your tickets here.