From ice skating to ice castles to yoga on ice, here's what's happening in Denver this weekend.

Friday, December 28

New Years Toga Party

When: Dec. 28
Where: Oriental Theatre

The Yawpers invite you to wear a toga as they play the soundtrack to Animal House. Eldren will play songs from John Hughes films. 

A Hudson Christmas

When: Until Dec. 31
Where: Hudson Gardens and Event Center

See a winter wonderland of outdoor lights at Hudson Gardens. You can even get a photo in Santa’s sleigh while sipping hot cider or cocoa.

Christmas in Color

When: Until Dec. 31
Where: Water World

Drive through this spectacular lights festival synchronized to holiday music on your radio at Water World.

christmas in color event at water world

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Blossoms of Light

When: Until Jan. 1
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

See the extravagant annual holiday light show at Denver Botanic Gardens, which features an interactive light display and entertainment on select evenings.

Holiday Carousel

When: Until Jan. 2
Where: Denver Pavillions

Enjoy a nostalgic ride on the annual holiday carousel. Free rides will be available from select restaurants and retailers.

Zoo Lights

When: Until Jan. 6
Where: Denver Zoo

Back for its 28th year, this lights festival typically sells out on most nights. The light show covers 60 acres and features animated animal sculptures, animal encounters, and entertainment.

Free Ice Skating Rink

When: Until Jan. 6
Where: Denver International Airport

Looking to kill some time before your flight? Go ice skating at the DEN Plaza, completely for free!

Ice Castles

When: Until Feb. 2
Where: Dillon Town Park

Explore ice castles with icicle-adorned archways in Dillon for an unforgettable winter experience.


When: Until Feb. 22
Where: Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park

Come ready to stretch on the ice at this seasonal event led by Yoga High.

Saturday, December 29

Celebrate Kwanzaa

When: Dec. 29, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library

This celebration honors the African first fruits harvest with arts and crafts, music, and dance. 


When: Dec. 29, 5-10 p.m.
Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery

Enjoy a glass of wine along with live music at this monthly party. 

Sunday, December 30

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When: Dec. 30-31
Where: Colorado Convention Center

This annual two-night music festival features an impressive lineup that includes Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Alison Wonderland, Bassnectar, Big Wild, Marshmello, and more.

What will you be doing this weekend? Are there any fun events that we missed on our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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