Halloween has come and gone, and although it’s time to retire the jack-o-lanterns it’s too soon to dust off the Christmas lights.
November has more to offer than Thanksgiving food babies and Black Friday deals. It’s a time to fill your Instagram page with snow day photos and Starbucks holiday cups. So instead of staying inside and waiting until it’s an acceptable time to play holiday music, put on your fuzziest mittens and warmest booties to explore the Mile High City’s best events! And of course, if we’re missing a “must-go” event of the month, let us know!
November 3 - 11
With more than 300 events in galleries, museums, concert halls. and theaters scattered around the city, it can feel overwhelming to learn about the musicians, performers, and artists who call the Queen City of the Plains their home. But that’s where Denver Arts Week comes in. Check out these top reasons to celebrate all things art during this eight-day event.
November 10, 17, and 22
Dust off your ski boots and slap some wax on those snowboards. Starting November 10, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Copper Mountain will open their slopes for the season. Where are you most excited to shred this year?
$16 - $80
Plan your cocktail menus for upcoming holiday parties at Social Scene’s Wine & Cocktail fest. Booze-based companies will create signature drinks perfect for office parties, along with wine connoisseurs who will share their knowledge. A portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity for the holiday season.
The sweetest race in the country, the Great Candy Run, is open to experienced runners, casual walkers, first time racers, and families. The day includes a candy village, family festival, costume contest, and afternoon of entertainment to raise funds for and awareness for fetal health syndromes. A whole day dedicated to healthy living based off candy? I know I’m in!
November 18 - 19
Calling all alpaca lovers! Join the South Eastern Colorado Alpaca Breeders for their 12th annual Holiday Extravaganza. This is an educational event showcasing garments, apparel, and accessories produced by alpaca fur. Clothing and yarn will also be available for purchase, so you can make your own scarves and hats with the Peruvian staple. And most importantly, you can hang with alpacas, so bring your phones and cameras, because they’re a pretty instagrammable animal.
Downtown Denver Grand Illumination
A Colorado tradition, join Denverites for the annual Grand Illumination Ceremony, which lights up the downtown area from Union Station to the Denver City and County Building. Although the lights will be up until December 31, there’s nothing more magical than seeing the them sparkle for the first time on opening night!
-- By Kaleigh Myers
Community manager Kaleigh Myers lived in New Jersey, Las Vegas, Amish Country, and Chicago before finally settling in Denver. When not coming up with a clever caption for her Instagrams, you can find Kaleigh in her car on her way up to Summit County for a weekend adventure in the mountains.