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The 5 Best Things to do in Denver in December

It might be a little chilly (or not) but there are a lot of can't-miss events in the Mile High City in December

By Dan Pag on December 1, 2016

Don’t the the temps outside fool you – cold weather rarely stops Coloradans from spending the day outside. If you plan on visiting, or just want a few ideas of things to do in Denver in December, be sure to bundle up (or not because it might be 60 degrees and sunny) and check out our top 5 Denver events guide for December: 

1. The Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights Denver

The Parade of Lights is a long time Denver tradition that is unrivaled. I can promise you two things – 1) it’s going to be a time you’ll never forget and 2) it’s going to be a cold you’ll never forget. Bundle up – did I mention it’s going to be cold? Although often below freezing, it’s totally worth it.

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2. Ugly Sweater Run

Christmas Run

Don’t worry, you don’t have to actually run. This 5k run / walk is the biggest, most festive holiday party in Denver. After you finish the course, enjoy a warm adult beverage! 

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3. Ring in the New Year on 16th Street Mall

Travel + Leisure named Denver one of the best cities to spend New Years Eve because Denver seriously knows how to party like it’s 1999. With not one but two fireworks shows (one at 9pm for the kiddos and one at midnight for well, the adult children), Denver rings in the new year with a big bang. 

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4. Attend a Sporting Event

Denver Broncos Game

You should know that Denver loves it’s sports, which is why it’s one of the few cities in America that teams from all major sports call home. December is a great month to catch one of the final regular season Broncos games, or you can always head to the Pepsi Center to watch the Colorado Avalanche or Denver Nuggets!

5. Zoo Lights

Denver Zoo Lights

Truly fun for all ages, the Denver Zoo Lights brings the famous Denver Zoo to light with a festive holiday theme.

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About the author: Dan was born and raised in Littleton, CO. He loves to ski and mountain bike but hates hiking.



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