Thanksgiving is a great family oriented holiday. Many people will travel far and wide to visit with family, help prepare meals, decorate for the Holidays and just enjoy being together. We’ve scoured the internet to find the top activities to do as a family in Denver over Thanksgiving weekend. Many of these event are free to the public.
Let’s start at the North end of the Metro in Broomfield, Colorado. On Tuesday, November 22nd, Pottery Barn Kids in FlatIrons Mall is hosting a Thanksgiving Story Time at 11:00 am. In addition to the story, kids will be delighted to sing songs and work on a turkey themed craft. This event is free to the pulbic. To find more great free events in and around Broomfield, be sure to check out Broomfield.MacaroniKid.com
On Wednesday, November 23rd, head on up to Lafayette, Colorado to the Wow! World of Wonder Children’s Museum. They will have Thanksgiving themed crafts in the Art Room from 9:00 AM until they run out. After your done getting crafty, explore the rest of the museum which features a giant bubble maker, a kid sized bank and much, much more! Admission is $7 for kids 1-11 and free for everyone else. For directions head over to http://www.wowchildrensmuseum.org/
Friday, November 25th, the City of Parker is hosting a free event, Mayor’s Holiday Lighting at O’Brien Park from 5:00 -7:00 PM. “Kick off the holiday season with the Town at the Mayor’s Annual Holiday Lighting Event held the Friday after Thanksgiving in O’Brien Park each year. Spectators will enjoy performances from local groups and holiday treats from various Parker bakeries and coffee shops! The event is always free and we ask everyone to please bring a canned good for the Parker Task Force food drive.” For more information, visit ParkerOnline.org
Mrs. Claus is coming to Denver! Saturday, November 26th at 9:00 AM, the wife of that Jolly man will delight children with a holiday themed story at Tree Town Wonderland. Afterwards you can get some hot chocolate and other treats in the Elf Lunchroom. While you are there you can also mail your letter to Santa himself at the official Tree Town mailbox. While admission is free they do ask that you bring non-perishable food items and new or gently used coats to be donated to the Food Bank of the Rockies and the Salvation Army. Tree Town Wonderland is located at 3604 South Kipling in Denver, Colorado.
On Sunday, November 27th, why not treat the family to the matinee showing of Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. “From the glittering snowflakes to the shimmering sugarplums to Mother Ginger and her candy-studded bonnet, The Nutcracker features unforgettable characters and dazzling costumes and scenery. Classic choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, is bound to complement the magic of any family’s holiday traditions.” This is being shown at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For tickets and information go to ColoradoBallet.org.
As you can see, Denver has a number of family events happing next week over Thanksgiving. For more reviews and holiday picks check out ColoradoMoms.com.