Denver has some brilliant events ahead of it this week. Start it off by getting festive with Zoo Lights and end it by celebrating a Christmas with a Christmas party. Whatever the week has planned for you, take a look at this recap of what’s going on 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 November 25th

Zoo lights

Photo courtesy Zoo Lights.

When: November 25th – December 31st

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

Costs: Get $ 15- $ 25 tickets here

The lowdown: Zoo Lights return to the Denver Zoo for the 30th Annual Appearance. You can explore more than 80 acres of lighted animals for a magical winter wonderland experience. The Zoo Lights are very popular. So book your tickets soon.

Flowers of light

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

When: November 25th – January 16th

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver

Costs: Get $ 21 tickets here

The lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens is back with its magical Blossoms of Light exhibit. The wondrous interactive light display offers sound-reactive animated LED lights for a wild experience. You can explore the lights, enjoy holiday treats, hot drinks, and more in the gardens.

Christmas in color Morrison

Photo courtesy Christmas in Color

When: November 25th – 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 ride through 1.5 million Christmas lights spinning on the Bandimere Speedway with the sound of Christmas music in the background to set the mood for the perfect socially distant vacation activity.

Cherry Creek Holiday Market

Photo courtesy Eventbrite

When: November 25th – December 23rd

Where: Fillmore Plaza, 105 Fillmore St., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Get on this gift list at the Cherry Creek Holiday Market. The outdoor market is home to 30 vendors who offer products in convenient containers, live music from local bands and carolers, and more throughout the month.

Selztering in place

Photo courtesy of Fizz Fight on Facebook

When: November 25, 7 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 55 tickets here

The lowdown: Take a midweek break for Selztering in Place. You can party with reality stars, enjoy a curated pack of 16 different seltzer, canned cocktails, hard kombuchas and much more on the live stream.

Thursday November 26th

Thanksgiving at the Denver Christkindl Market

Photo courtesy of Denver Christkindl Market on Facebook

When: November 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Take a break from your vacation parties and shop at the Denver Christkindl Market during Thanksgiving. The traditional German holiday market features a range of artisans, artisans, grocery sellers and much more for an authentic experience.

The Nutcracker Show

Photo by Mike Watson. Courtesy Colorado Ballet on Facebook

When: November 26th, 7pm

Where: On-line

Costs: Free

The lowdown: The Colorado Ballet is partnering with Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS) to broadcast the seasonal classic The Nutcracker. You can tune in on RMPBS to see a performance of Clara on her journey to the candy land, a battle against the Mouse King, and more.

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Friday November 27th

Hell Bear Imperial Stout Release

Photo courtesy of Station 26 Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: November 27, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: pick-up at Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Sip Imperial Stout during a Hell Bear release. Station 26 Brewing Co. only markets 100 mixed four-packs of Hell Bear Imperial Stout in its four different varieties. You can grab a pack and enjoy it safely at home.

One night lonely live from the wolf trap

Photo courtesy of Swallow Hill Music on Facebook

When: November 27, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: You can get tickets here from US $ 20

The lowdown: Swallow Hill Music is streaming One Night Lonely Live from Wolf Trap. During the virtual event, you can hear a performance by musician Mary Chapin Carpenter, which will later be released as part of a live album.

I hate shopping Black IPA release

Photo courtesy of Burns Family Artisan Ales on Facebook

When: November 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Pick up at Burns Family Artisan Ales, 2505 W. 2nd Ave. Unit 13, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Help a local business do their Black Friday shopping with the IPA version of I Hate Shopping Black. You can grab 16.9-ounce cans of the dark brew with notes of pine and citrus, or grab a $ 5 pint.

16th Street Mall Holiday Festival

Courtesy photo of the Denver 16th Street Mall on Facebook

When: November 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: The 16th Street Mall, 1000 16th St. Mall, Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Explore downtown Denver and pick up Christmas gifts at the 16th Street Mall Holiday Festival. The festival is home to a number of vendors selling crafts, arts, seasonal bites, and more.

Promotion: a virtual achievement

Photo courtesy Eventbrite on Facebook

When: November 27-29

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 20- $ 25 tickets here

The lowdown: In The Wings, Rise presents: A Virtual Performance. The virtual experience features a full-length aerial dance performance produced by talented artists. Production addresses the challenges of 2020 and the silver lining.

Virtual tour of Larimer Square

Courtesy photo of Historic Denver on Facebook

When: November 27, 4 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 9 tickets here

The lowdown: Take a stroll through the historic sidewalks of Larimer Square during a virtual tour. During the socially distant event, you can learn about the history of the place, influential figures from Denver’s past, and more.

American field après holiday market

Photo courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

When: November 27-29

Where: Milk Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Check off some gifts from your shopping lists at the American Field Après Holiday Market. The market offers a rotating array of 12 different vendors from Colorado and the United States as well as specialty food and drink to power your shopping activities.

Small business weekend

Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek North on Facebook

When: November 27-29

Where: Cherry Creek North, 2401 E. 2nd Ave. Ste 150, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Support local businesses and take care of your seasonal shopping during Small Business Weekend at Cherry Creek North. You can shop at participating companies like Adornments, Denver Darling Boutique, and Moore for Life and offer discounts, freebies, and more. More information here.

Winter art market

Photo courtesy of Next Gallery on Facebook

When: November 27-29

Where: Nearest Gallery, 6851 W. Colfax Ave. Unit B, Lakewood

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The next gallery presents a winter art market. You can expand your art collections with original works by NEXT artists while supporting the local art scene.

Saturday November 28th

Holiday bazaar

Photo courtesy of DenverBazaar on Facebook

When: November 28-29

Where: Belleview Station Dog Park, 6785 E. Chenango Ave., Denver

Costs: $ 5 tickets available here

The lowdown: Belleview Station is partnering with Denver BAZAAR to host a Holiday Bazaar. You can explore the outdoor market, which is filled with local vendors selling arts and crafts, fashion, handcrafted products, and more.

Cherry Creek Gift Festival

Photo courtesy Cherry Creek North on Facebook

When: November 28-29

Where: Cherry Creek North Mall, 3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Get a head start on vacation shopping and support local brands during the Cherry Creek Gift Festival. The vacation-themed craft festival will host 75 vendors in the Cherry Creek Mall catering to all of your gifting needs.

9News Parade of Lights

Photo courtesy of 9NEWS Parade of Lights on Facebook

When: November 27th – December 6th

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, starting at the Denver Pavilions and ending at Denver Union Station. You can use a magical array of lights and stay socially aloof.

Publication of Magical Narwhal

Photo courtesy Woods Boss Brewing on Facebook

When: November 28, 12 noon

Where: Pick up at Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Raise a glass of Magical Narwhal’s release. The dark and chocolatey brew is made with 15 pounds of candy canes for a minty, smooth taste – perfect for the winter season. You can also grab a treat from Katrina’s S’mores cart while you pick up the seasonal beer.

Sunday November 29th

Dogs Christmas

Photo courtesy of Denver Christkindl Market on Facebook

When: November 29, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Denver Christkindl Market, Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Grab your furry friends for a Christmas party at the Denver Christkindl Market. You and your four-legged friends can have their picture taken with St. Nicholas and take part in fun activities at the Christmas market throughout the day.

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Mark your calendar

Snow Stroke Social

When: December 3, 8 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 20 tickets available here

Snooze x Be A Good Person Launch

When: December 4th, 12 noon

Where: All Snooze, an AM Eatery location, and online

Costs: Different prices

1940s virtual white Christmas ball

When: December 5, 11 a.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

December joys

When: December 5, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver

Costs: $ 9- $ 14 on entry