7 things to do this weekend (Dec. 28-31)

See our selected events for the New Year's weekend

DENVER - 7NEWS and Colorado Parent magazine have partnered to bring you a list of 7 Things To Do this weekend.

Here are our picks for the weekend of Dec. 28-31.

 

Saturday and Sunday

 

Blossoms of Light 

What: Enjoy a display of more than 1 million colorful lights draped in elegant designs throughout the gardens. There will be entertainment, food and drink to enjoy while strolling. Admission prices vary with range of dates.

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

When: 

Saturday-Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Admission: $7-$12

More Information: Blossoms of Light

 

Saturday and Sunday

 

Hansel & Gretel  

What: Experience this timeless fairy tale through Humperdinck’s music that draws audiences through touching universal themes of greed, grace and redemption. The staged performance features the towering Heart of the Beast Puppets to help tell the tale.

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver

When: 

Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: 2:30 p.m.

Admission: $25-$88

More Information: Hansel & Gretel 

 

New Year's Eve

 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

What: Catch two, identical fireworks shows for early birds and night owls. Six live DJs will perform along the 16th Street Mall playing Top 40 music from 8pm to midnight, and will do a live countdown at the 9pm and Midnight fireworks shows.

Where: 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver

When: 

Monday: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: New Year’s Eve Fireworks

 

Noon Year’s Eve

What: See the ball drop with rainbows of confetti, bubble wrap fireworks and sparkly art projects, enjoying New Year’s festivities all before bedtime.

Where: Children's Museum of Denver, 2121 Children's Museum Dr., Denver

When: 

Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Click here for pricing information

More Information: Noon Year’s Eve

 

New Year’s Eve Celebration

What: Ring in the New Year (a few hours early). The celebration includes noise maker crafts, entertainment by acclaimed musician Eric West, parade around the museum and special countdown at noon.

Where: WOW! Children's Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, Colo.

When: 

Monday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: 

More Information: New Year’s Eve Celebration

 

Trail of Lights at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

What: Ring in the New Year (a few hours early). The celebration includes noise maker crafts, entertainment by acclaimed musician Eric West, parade around the museum and special countdown at noon.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton, Colo.

When: 

Saturday through Monday: 5:30 p.m-9:30 p.m.

Admission: $7-$12

More Information: Trail of Lights at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

 

 

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

What: Skate away with weekly entertainment and activities including music, lessons and family entertainment.

Where: 16th and Arapahoe St., Downtown Denver

When: 

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday and Monday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: $2 rental charge for skates, skating is free

More Information: Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

 

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