DENVER - Every weekend, 7NEWS compiles a list of some family-friendly events you might enjoy. Here are our picks of the 7 Best Things To Do in Denver this weekend.
What: Learn about and celebrate Kwanzaa which is a seven-day holiday that celebrates Family, Community and Culture. This event is free and open to the public. It also features a performer and light refreshments.
Saturday: Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, 4856 N. Andes Ct., Denver
Monday: Blair-Caldwell Branch Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver
Saturday: 3 p.m. – Green Valley Ranch Library
Monday: 2 p.m. - Blair-Caldwell Branch Library
More Information: http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/kwanzaa.html
Zoo Year’s Eve
What: Come and see over 38 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights and more than 150 animated animal sculptures. Also your kids will enjoy a DJ Dance Party filled with face painting, a magician and an
early countdown to the New Year.
Where: The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver
Sunday: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
More Information: http://denverzoo.org/zoolights/show-times_events.html
All Weekend Long
Winter Break: Beienvenue!
What: Join in French-inspired activities and enjoy artist demonstrations, art making in the galleries, and other surprises throughout the break.
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver.
Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Included with admission
More Information: http://coloradoparent.com/event/winter-break-bienvenue.html
Trail of Lights
What: With the foothills as a stunning backdrop, more than one million twinkling lights illuminate a winding path through the Colorado countryside. Spread throughout Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Trail of Lights offers visitors a choice of paths; a shorter route takes visitors directly to the children’s play area, while an extended path allows visitors to explore the Green Farm Barn and silo before continuing onto the children’s area and 1880's homestead.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, Colo.
Friday-Sunday: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
More Information: http://www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/trail-lights
What: See some amazing ice castle made of 100 percent ice at Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. Castle is one of three Ice Castles in America.
Where: Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, 150 West Adams Ave., Breckenridge, Colo.
Friday: 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
More Information: www.icecastles.com
New Year’s Eve
Noon Year’s Eve
What: We've got our own Times Square right here in Denver so come on out and party with us. With glitzy, glittery ball drops, rainbows of confetti, sparkly art projects and all kinds of energetic fun, families can enjoy New Year's festivities all before bedtime. The New Year’s ball drops on the hour from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Story times with Lars the Polar Bear and all kinds of crafts throughout the day. Plus, music on the plaza with KBCO and Vern's Mini Train giving spins around the plaza for just $2 a ride.
Where: Children’s Museum, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
More Information: http://www.mychildsmuseum.org/events/noon-years-eve.aspx
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown
What: Welcome the arrival of 2014 with an early and late fireworks show.
Where: 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver
Tuesday: 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
More Information: http://coloradoparent.com/event/new-years-eve-fireworks-downtown.html
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