7News list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, December 20-22, 2013

DENVER - Every weekend, 7NEWS compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy.  Here are our picks of the 7 Things To Do this weekend.

Friday

The Night Fair Before Christmas

What: Come to The Night Fair before Christmas: A Holiday Music, Art and Local Vendor Fair at the historic Parkside Mansion. Each floor of the Parkside Mansion will feature Interactive, fun-filled activities for the entire family. These include a live improvisational music station, a rest and relaxation suite with a nostalgic record listening room, a holiday-themed photo booth, crafts, face painting and much more.

Where: Parkside Mansion, 1859 York Street, Denver

When: 

Friday: 6 p.m.

Admission: $5, Kids are admitted for free

More Information: http://www.denver.org/events/detail?e=18377&t=free_events

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Saturday

Santa Claus Special

What: At the Santa Claus Special event, share your wish list with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Also, take a ride on the train with them to find the generous supply of railroad toys and a huge selection of Thomas the Tank Engine gifts.

Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, Colo.

When: 

Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: $5-$15

More Information: http://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/events/special-events/santa-claus-special/

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Winter Wonders Holiday Trail

What: Come for a short hike to celebrate the wonders of winter. Fun activities will include roasting chestnuts, caroling, crafts for the kids and a visit from Santa.

Where: Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, Colo.

When: 

Saturday: 6 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://www.denver.org/events/detail?e=18006&t=free_events

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Toys for Kids

What: Giveaway a book or a toy and get a chance to a take a picture with Santa. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. New and used toy will be accepted.

Where: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver

When: 

Saturday: 2 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://www.denver.org/events/detail?e=18141&t=free_events

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Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge (Ages 7-14)

What: Test your skills in dribbling, passing and shooting. The winner will advance to the State Finals. All State Final participants would receive free tickets to a Denver Nuggets game.

Where: 

Eisenhower Recreation Center: 4300 E. Dartmouth Ave., Denver

Rude Recreational Center: 2855 W. Holden Pl., Denver  

When: 

Saturday:

Eisenhower Recreation Center: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Rude Recreation Center: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: Call: 7208650690

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Sunday

TubaChristmas

What:
Hear the 39th Annual performance of favorite holiday tunes played by 300 tuba players from all over the region.

Where: Skyline Park, 17th & Arapahoe St., Denver

When:

Sunday: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://coloradoparent.com/event/tubachristmas.html

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All Weekend Long

Denver Christkindl Market

What: Relive a centuries old German tradition when the 13th annual Denver Christkindl Market

Where: Skyline Park, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Denver

When: 

Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://denverchristkindlmarket.com/

If you have a future event that you want featured in our 7 Things To Do This Weekend article, send an email to justin.adams@kmgh.com.