Denver Weekend Rundown: Dec. 5-7

Looking for things to do this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back.

Here’s a list of our top event picks for December 5-7. 

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9 News Parade of Lights This holiday spectacular has marching bands, floats, and special appearances by Major Waddles The Penguin and Santa. Spectator watching is free all along the two-mile parade route. Grandstand seating is available at the start of the parade route— across from the City and County Building, which is already decked out in holiday lights.

Holiday High Teas I For a unique way to celebrate the holidays, enjoy afternoon tea and sweet treats at the Molly Brown House. Then, tour Mrs. Brown’s home. Suitable for ages six and up, this event is an hour-and-a-half, with 45 minutes devoted to teatime. Tickets are $20-$25.

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate This ice skating extravaganza features fun commemorations, including a birthday party, a Valentine’s Day bash, and a Hawaiian luau. Celebrate with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Disney princesses Ariel, Tiana, Cinderella and Belle, and more! Perfect for kids or kids at heart. Tickets to this show at the Pepsi Center are as low as $15.


Trail of Lights This festive display at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield takes you over a trail glistening with lights that illuminate a winding path through the Colorado countryside. The display is shown nightly from 5:30-9 p.m. now through January 1. Tickets are $9-12.

Santa Con This non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political, nonsensical Santa Claus convention happens just once a year. Please note: attendees are encouraged to go head-to-toe Kris Kringle. (Santa hats don’t cut it at this con.) However, if you’d rather dress up as Mrs. Claus, an elf, a present, a reindeer, etc., do it! That’s allowed. But you might want to consider wearing sensible shoes, as the itinerary includes walking to various watering holes for adult refreshment. 


A Colorado Christmas Experience sleigh rides, yule log hunts and other seasonal Victorian era pastimes first hand during this family friendly celebration at Four Mile Historic Park. Guests can also decorate the Four Mile tree, sing Christmas carols, and get a primer on holiday treats from yesteryear, like roasted chestnuts and sugar plums. Admission is $3-$5 at the gate, and free for members and children ages six and under.

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