It's no secret that Denver winters are magical. We've got some of the best skiing and snowboarding terrain just hours from downtown, and if you'd prefer to stay local, there's plenty of events in and around the Mile High City. For a full list of the most beloved Denver winter events, see below. 

Union Station Holiday Market
November 23 - November 25 — 5:00pm - 9:00pm
November 30 - December 2 — 5:00pm - 9:00pm
December 7 - December 9 — 5:00pm - 9:00pm
December 14 - December 16 — 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Four weekends of shopping, festivities, and winter fun at Denver's iconic Union Station! Denver Flea has brought together over 100 of Colorado's best makers and artisan brands to pack the Plaza of Union Station for a holiday shopping wonderland in the heart of Mile High, paired with music, eats, drinks and more. Purchase tickets here

Doll's Tea
December 2, 2018 — 11:00am - 12:30pm
December 2, 2018 — 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Oxford Hotel
For more than 50 years, The Oxford Hotel Doll's Tea Party has been one of Denver’s favorite holiday traditions. Experience this joyful winter celebration this year on Sunday, December 2nd at LoDo’s most historic hotel. The Oxford Doll's Tea Party is a classic tea with hot cocoa for the children and a light snack of tea sandwiches and assorted treats*. Children are encouraged to bring their dolls to the tea. The highlight of the Doll's Tea Party is a whimsical ballet performance by the Arvada Dance Company designed especially for the children, who will have an opportunity to meet the ballerinas and take complimentary photos with them. Purchase tickets here
 
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Showtimes and locations vary.
With several theatres in the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, this non-profit organization delights all ages with performances throughout the season. Productions range from classics like A Christmas Carol and Irving Berlin's White Christmas to more modern shows like The SantaLand Diaries. 
 
The Grand Illumination
November 23 — 4:00pm - 9:00pm
The annual kick off to the holidays is GRANDER than ever this year! Join Union Station as we light the building and our brand new 40 ft. tall outdoor Christmas tree, as well as launching the inaugural Denver Union Station Holiday Market with the Denver Flea. Complete with live music and holiday entertainment throughout the evening, this is one event you won't want to miss.
 
Visit with Santa
November 25 — 10:00am - 4:00pm
December 2 —10:00am - 4:00pm
December 9 —10:00am - 4:00pm
December 16 —10:00am - 4:00pm
December 23 —10:00am - 4:00pm
Ol' Saint Nick makes his annual trek from the North Pole to Union Station every Sunday starting November 25. Visits with Santa take place in the Great Hall and are free/open to the public. 

Denver Christkindl Market
November 16 – December 23, 2018
1515 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO
There’s no better place to find one-of-a-kind gifts than Denver’s own authentic Christkindl Market. Located at Skyline Park, this annual event hosts some of the area's best craft, food, and beverage vendors. St. Nikolaus, the Christkind and Krampus have also been known to visit this beloved market.
 
New Year's Eve with Denver Union Station 
December 31 - January 1 — 9:00pm - 1:00am
Ring in 2019 in Denver's iconic Union Station with SoundDown Silent Disco! Stay tuned for more details on the city's hottest New Year's Eve party!
 
Carriage Rides in LoDo
1187 16th Street, Denver, CO
Take an enchanted ride through the streets of Lower Downtown courtesy of one of Denver’s oldest carriage operating services: Irish Rose Drafts. Their horse-drawn carriage rides are available on Friday and Saturday evenings; custom routes can be arranged with advanced notice.
 
Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park
November 20 – February 3, 2019
Throw on your cold weather gear, lace up your skates, and enjoy an invigorating afternoon at The Rink at Skyline Park. This downtown rink is free to the public, with a $2 fee for skate rentals.
 
Winter Brew Fest
January 25 & 26, 2019
2027 West Lower Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 
The Winter Brew Fest in Denver celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and the United States. Benefiting the Swallow Hill Music Association, this two-day event at the Mile High Station will include beers from over 40 breweries, plus live musical performances.