Denver has some wonderful events on its schedule this week. Start with a look at the Parade of Lights and end it relaxingly with We Begin Again: Yoga and Bullet Journaling. Whoever this week takes you take a look at this recap of what is happening in Denver.

Reminder, masks, and social distancing are mandatory at any of these in-person events. Due to the current restrictions, only members of your household can visit them.

Wednesday December 30th

9News Parade of Lights

Photo courtesy of 9NEWS Parade of Lights on Facebook

When: December 30th – 31st

Where: Starts at Denver Pavillions, 500 16th St. Mall, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The annual 9News Parade of Lights is back for the holiday season. This year, the parade is a multi-day event with floats stationed around downtown Denver beginning at the Denver Pavilions and ending at Denver Union Station. You can experience an amazing number of lights and stay socially aloof.

Drunken Storytime: Drink-Along Comedy

Photo courtesy of Denver’s Dangerous Theater on Facebook

When: December 30th – 31st

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 10- $ 25 tickets here

The lowdown: Giggle during the Drunk Storytime: Drink-Along Comedy Show. You can tell from stories like Dr. Choose Seuss’ Oobleck, Cat & Sneetches, Gilligan’s Island. What’s in the box? and Mission to Zolbott, a story about the Conundrum’s underdog crew and a disco-loving drag queen alien. The adult-only streaming features drinking voices with narrator Caroline for a juicy night of laughter.

Christmas in color Morrison

Christmas in color

Photo courtesy Christmas in Color on the official website

When: December 30th – January 3rd

Where: Bandimere Speedway, 3051 S. Rooney Rd., Morrison

Costs: Tickets are available for US $ 30 per vehicle

The lowdown: Step into the holidays for Christmas at Color Morrison. You can drive through 1.5 million glittering lights spinning on the Bandimere Speedway with the sound of vacation music in the background to set the mood for the perfect socially distant vacation activity.

Free ticket lottery

Photo courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: December 30th – January 1st

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: During a free ticket lottery you have the opportunity to get hold of free tickets to the Denver Zoo. The Denver Zoo publishes 125 free ticket vouchers for select dates. You can win up to five tickets during the auction transactions.

When: December 29, 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Laugh at your craft

Photo courtesy Eventbrite on Facebook

When: December 30th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free – Get $ 17.50 tickets here

The lowdown: Warm up your crafting skills for Laugh Your Craft Off. You can attend a clay wall hangings workshop created by artist Melissa Piazza and comedic commentary by comedian Hannah Jones during the virtual session.

Dim Sum Folding Date Night

Photo courtesy of Denver Sushi House on Facebook

When: December 30th, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 80 tickets here

The lowdown: Denver Sushi House partners with Colorado Sake Co. for a Dim Sum Folding Date Night. You can learn how to make four different types of dim sum at home with a live stream hosted by Chef Taylor as you sip sake throughout the evening.

Decadence Colorado Festival

Bassnectar on December 30th, 2019. Photo by Brandon Johnson.

When: December 30th – 31st

Where: On-line

Costs: Free

The lowdown: Get your party on while streaming the Decadence Colorado Festival live. You can dance all night in the safety of your own home while jamming to popping music.

Shiki dreams

When: December 30, 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Prismajic, 2219 E. 21st Ave., Denver

Costs: Get $ 14 tickets here

The lowdown: Immerse yourself in the fantastic world of Natura Obscura during Shiki Dreams. The 1,500 square meter interactive exhibition allows you to explore the magical home of the yeti named Shiki with otherworldly experiences, sounds and much more.

Virtual fundraiser and cocktail class

Photo courtesy Children’s Future International on Facebook

When: December 30, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Bear Creek Distillery is partnering with Children’s Future International for a virtual fundraiser and cocktail class. You can learn how to create three different cocktails under the guidance of the mixologists at Bear Creek Distillery to raise funds for Children’s Future International at the Zoom event.

Thursday December 31st

Alternative News Years Eve Event & Fundraiser

Photo courtesy of the Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado on Facebook

When: December 31, 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free – $ 21 register here

The lowdown: The Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado ensures that you can always start the new year off to a good start with an alternative New Year’s Eve event and a fundraiser. You can hear a discussion about compassion and support the center through 2021.

READ: 25+ New Years Eve Dinners in 2021

Midnight Tyrannosaurus and Friends NYE

Photo courtesy of Midnight Tyrannosaurus on Facebook

When: December 31, 5 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Get your body moving during Midnight Tyrannosaurus and Friends NYE. On Twitch, you can rock to beats from Algo, Mother Lotus, Strangr and more all night long.

New Year’s at number thirty-eight

Photo courtesy of Wildermiss on Facebook

When: December 31, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Number thirty-eight, 3560 Chestnut Pl., Denver

Costs: $ 50- $ 420 tickets are available here

The lowdown: Number thirty-eight is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with an outdoor performance by Wildermiss and Brianna Straut. You can party all year round while rocking to the socially distant show.

SYPHERLOT NYE UNCAGED Interactive Experience by Itchy-O

Photo courtesy of Itchy-O on Facebook

When: December 31, 10 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: You can find different prices here

The lowdown: Itchy-O presents the Sypherlot NYE Uncaged Interactive Experience together with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and Legion M. Enjoy an interactive musical experience with a virtual replica of the Austin-based Lamar Theater in a parking lot while observing social security measures.

Friday 1st January

6th annual New Year’s Day Tamales and Brewskis

Photo courtesy of Factotum Brewhouse

When: January 1, 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: The Factotum Brewhouse is holding its sixth annual New Year’s Day Tamales and Brewskis. You can celebrate the start of 2021 with a take-away kit filled with eight tamales and a 4-pack of Factotum beers. Make sure to order by 11:59 pm on December 28th

Merry and bright lights at Union Station

Photo courtesy Denver Union Station.

When: January 1st – 15th, 5pm – 10pm

Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The Merry & Bright Lights take place at Union Station in Denver. The light show features works by local artists projected onto the exterior of Union Station. Artists like Estee Fox, Maya Dite-Shepard and WAVEFORM.exp. will have their work projected onto the building. More information can be found here.

CORE Show all members

Photo courtesy of CORE New Art Space

When: January 1st – 17th

Where: KERN New Art Space, 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: CORE New Art Space is hosting a CORE All Member Show. You can experience a wide variety of art, from realism to ceramics to fiber art and much more. Works shown in the exhibition, as well as prints and small pieces, are available for purchase.

Saturday January 2nd

Arily Michele

Photo courtesy Eventbrite on Facebook

When: January 2, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver

Costs: $ 10- $ 40 get tickets here

The lowdown: Arily Michele from Viewfinders is a guest in the Larimer Lounge. Michele is a singer and songwriter with a similar pop vibe to Lana Del Rey or Stevie Nicks. You can watch her perform and stay socially distant in the lounge.

Grandma is dancing to a holiday drum

Photo courtesy Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

When: January 2nd

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 30- $ 80 get tickets here

The lowdown: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents grandma dances to a holiday drum. The Christmas party offers a live stream performance, the opportunity to learn choreography from teachers and get to know the talents behind the performance with a zoom event. This Saturday is the last day that the performance will be experienced.

Sunday January 3rd

Winter art market

Photo courtesy of Next Gallery on Facebook

When: January 3, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Next gallery, 6851 W. Colfax Ave. Unit B, Lakewood

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Shop locally at a Winter Art Market. The Next Gallery hosts the market, which is filled with affordable art to add to your collections while supporting local artists.

We’re starting again: yoga and bullet journaling

Photo courtesy Eventbrite on Facebook

When: January 3, 9 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: The donation is based here

The lowdown: Let your mind turn inward during We Begin Again: Yoga and Bullet Journaling. You can join the Zoom session with Holly Baier and Christen Bakken to connect with your feelings and get your creative juices flowing.

You made it to the end! Congratulation! We hope this guide has been helpful. We worked very hard to put it together and would appreciate any support to help us keep going. If you donate today, you will be supporting our team of local writers.

Mark your calendar

Three kings day celebration

When: January 6, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Raices Brewing Co., 2060 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: Free RSVP here

The 15th annual symposium of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art

When: January 6, 10 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 20 tickets available here

TGR WhiSKI series

When: January 7th, 7pm

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 75 tickets available here

Stay at home Silent Disco # 2

When: January 8, 9 p.m.

Where: Online RSVP here

Costs: Free admission

]]>