October and November have been mostly spent talking about the presidential election taking place...TODAY!! As you are getting through the day anxiously awaiting those poll results lets talk about something you can look forward to after November 8th. I put together a list of 8 fun (mostly free) events to take advantage of this holiday season.
1. Denver Arts Week
When: Nov. 6 - 14
What: The tenth annual Denver Arts Week takes place for eight days celebrating all things art in Denver!
Where: Different museums, galleries, and venues in the Denver Metro are
2. Denver Zoo Free Days
When: Nov. 7 and Nov. 17
What: Check out your favorite furry friends for free during these days in November
Where: Denver Zoo
3. Denver Botanic Gardens Free Days
When: Nov. 11-12
What: Explore over 30,000 different plant varieties for free this weekend. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and take a peek at those active Denverites running Cheesman Park.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens on York street
4. Denver Art Museum Free Days
When: Dec. 3
What: Feel inspired as you peruse the galleries showcasing traditional, contemporary, and American Indian art...for free.
Where: The Denver Art Museum
5. Stanley Hotel
What: Still not over the Halloween spookies? Head to Estes Park and visit the famous Stanley Hotel, the inspiration behind Stephen King's The Shining.
Where: Estes Park, CO
6. The Grand Illumination
When: Nov 25th after 6:00 pm
What: Shine bright like a diamond, join the countdown just after 6:30 on the 25th and watch the historic buildings illuminate with color!
Where: Downtown from Denver Union Station to the City and County Building.
7. Colorado Ballets "The Nutcracker"
When: Nov. 26, 27, and many available dates in December
What: Feel like you need some culture? Enjoy the live ballet of The Nutcracker...everyone should see the ballet once in their life..discounted tickets available online
Where: Armstrong Center for Dance, Denver CO
8. Butterfly Pavillion
When: During Denver Arts Week (Nov 6-14)
What: Stand in awe as you watch over 1600 butterflies fly above you at the beautiful butterfly pavillion. Enjoy $2 off your admission price if you go during the Denver Arts Week, taking place now!
Where: 6252 W. 104th Ave. Westminser, CO
Enjoy your time off and spend it doing something fun, local, and most importantly, with your friends and family!