Get ready for a jam-packed weekend, Denver!

Denver welcomes the holiday season with a festive mid-November weekend. From annual tree lightings to holiday workshops and Denver Zoo lights, here are 10 things you can do in Denver this weekend to get the festivities started.

Events in Denver on Friday, November 22

Meow Wolf Dark Palace: A Dance Obscura

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Courtesy of Meow Wolf (Facebook)

When: November 22–25
Where: National Western Complex
Price: $29.95–$84.95

The three-day event gives people a chance to party to the beat and rhythm of artists like Claude Vonstroke, Steve Darko, Dirt Monkey, and more. Get ready to dance the night away in this massive party that combines art installations and music.

Stapleton's Winter Welcome

When: November 22, 6–8 p.m. 
Where: 7353 E. 29th Ave, Denver
Price: $20–$60

The event will feature activities for the family, horse-drawn carriage rides, and, of course, a light spectacle suited for the holiday season. The event is free to attend but activities within the event may require a ticket purchase.

Winter Gift Market

When: November 21–23
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
Price: Free

The Denver Botanic Gardens arrange for a wintery gift market where vendors will sell unique, handcrafted holiday items. Buy artisanal items for your office Christmas party, or treat yourself to some early presents, and purchase handmade bath and body products, vintage jewelry, and antiques. Members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases.

Art Pop-Up

When: November 22, 7–9 p.m. 
Where: Coffee at The Point‎
Price: Free

The event will feature a collection of work from local artists, accompanied by live performances and a diverse menu of food and drinks. Enjoy the variety of art, jewelry, and comics by local artists and take home an art piece or two.

Events in Denver on Saturday, November 23

Cherry Creek's Annual Tree Lighting

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When: November 23, 5–7 p.m. 
Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Price: Free

Enjoy the twinkling lights while sipping on a hot chocolate. Later, you can continue the celebrations at the after-party inside the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

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Holiday Wreath Workshop

When: November 23, 9–11 a.m. 
Where: Denver Milk Market
Price: $90

DIYers and creatives can learn how to make stunning wreaths for the festive months, decorated with dried seasonal blooms, foliage, branches, and trimmings. The price of the workshop includes all materials needed to create and decorate the wreaths.

Wynkoop's Day of Darks

When: November 23, 12–4 p.m. 
Where: Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Price: $50

The event celebrates dark beers and offers samples of over 30 Coloradan dark beers. The ticket includes unlimited tastings of the dark beers, chocolate treats to accompany them, and a commemorative glass.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Courtesy of Denver Center for the Performing Arts (website)

When: November 23–24
Where: Buell Theatre, DCPA
Price: $30–$100

The show is a contemporary take on Tchaikovsky's classical piece. Let the rhythm take you over in this re-imagined performance completed with a cast of all-star dancers, violinists, and MC Kurtis Blow.

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Events in Denver on Sunday, November 24

The Art of Brunch: Fall Series

When: November 24, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Where: Art District of Santa Fe
Price: Free

The Art of Brunch is back one final time for the fall season. Spend your Sunday at the eclectic Santa Fe Art District gallery-hopping and savoring delicious brunch bites. Over 20 art galleries and creative businesses will be open to celebrate local artists and the art of a good brunch.

Cross Stitching with Joran Lyn Art

When: November 24, 7–9 p.m. 
Where: The Terrorium Shop‎
Price: $50

The class will teach you how to stitch one of three plant-themed designs. At the end of the class, you will go home with a completed 4-by-4 canvas and the basic knowledge of cross-stitching.

What are your plans for the weekend ahead? Are there any fun events or happenings that we missed on our list? Share them with us in the comments below.