Snap photos and stay for the fun at these family-friendly events featuring the big man in red!
It never ceases to amaze us that Santa Claus can be at so many malls at once, and somehow his beard manages to vary from place to place. It really is a magical time of year! And what better way to celebrate than waiting in a long line of screaming children? Okay, we can think of a few holiday traditions that are a bit more relaxing, but it wouldn't be Christmas if your kids didn't get the chance to ask Santa for that special something. Fortunately, Santa is making more appearances than ever this year, and not just at the mall. Here's where you can see Santa around Denver.
When: 4:30-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 23
Where: 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd. Littleton
Get your $20 tickets to Santa's Village before they sell out. Admission will include photos with Santa; entry into Santa's Workshop, where you can shop craft vendors; a hayride; and a craft session with Mrs. Claus. The event also doubles as a holiday light display.
When: Mall hours through Dec. 23; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Christmas Eve
Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Learn how to drive a sleigh at this festive event, which also features holiday lights and simulated snowfall.
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When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sundays, extended hours on select days
Where: 8401 S. Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree
This Santa Claus is wildly popular, so make sure to get reservations if you want a photo. Purchase a premium photo package to get a free personalized video.
When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 10; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 10-23; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Where: 1 W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield
The Grand Staircase at Flatiron is transformed into Santa's home, where you can get pictures with Santa, use the Naughty or Nice O'Meter to assess how good you've been this year, create your own Elfie videos, and more.
When: Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16 and 22-24
Where: 700 Water St., Denver
Chow down on this buffet, and you might get to see Santa swimming with the fish. You'll also get half off the aquarium exhibit with your ticket.
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 22
Where: 1301 Pearl St., Boulder
Bring your own camera to get free photos at this event -- there's also no need for a reservation. You can even take a ride on the Snowflake Express, an electric train.
When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24
Where: 14200 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora
Get free photos of the kids while you get your holiday shopping done. There's also an annual event on December 13 at 1 p.m., which will feature activities like story time and writing letters to Santa.
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When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 24; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and closes at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve
Where: 5050 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade
Enjoy tons of activities, shows, rides, and more at this family-friendly event, where you can also get a photo in Santa's house with your camera.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; noon-6 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Eve
Where: 1415 Larimer Street, Denver
Hang out with Santa and Mrs. Claus and snag free photos with your camera. You can also stop at the Christkindl Market nearby.
What will you ask Santa for this year? Let us know in the comments below.