DENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area this weekend.
1. Denver Zoo Lights
What: The Rocky Mountain region’s largest holiday lighting event is open for a few more days. If you want to see the more than two million lights over 70 acres of land at the Denver Zoo, grab your ticket soon. The event ends Jan. 6.
Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
When: Every night from 5:30-9 p.m.
Admission: Prices vary from free admission to $20. Click here for ticket information.
More info: www.denverzoo.org/events
2. Evergreen Lake ice skating
What: Ice skating at this outdoor park opened at 8 a.m. on Friday for the season. Complete with 10 hockey rinks and a huge public skating rink, participants can enjoy the wintery weather, snacks, hot chocolate and a fireplace to keep warm. The lake is about 30 minutes from Denver. A shuttle is available once the parking lot at the lake fills up.
Where: Evergreen Lake, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen
When: Regular hours are Monday-Thursday from 3:30-7 p.m., Friday from 3:30-8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: Free to $7, depending on age
More info: Visit the park’s website here or call the ice skating hotline at 720-880-1391.
3. Free and discounted admission to the Clyfford Still Museum
What: Want to get your creative juices flowing before the new year? The Clyfford Still Museum is offering $2 off the regular $10 price for general admission for an adult on Saturday and Sunday. And admission is free on Friday. Tours lasting 45 minutes are available.
Where: 1250 Bannock Street, Denver
When: Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free on Dec. 28. Normal admission is $10 for an adult, $8 for seniors and free for anybody under 18 years old. Discounts are available for groups. More ticket information is available here.
More info: www.clyffordstillmuseum.org
4. PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” at the Bellco Theatre
What: This top-rated preschool series follows a host of characters as they embark on an adventure to uncover hidden treasure in this live-stage show.
Where: Bellco Theatre in the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
Admission: $22-$62. Kids 1 year old and up need a ticket to attend.
More info: For more information on attending the show, click here. For information on PAW Patrol Live!, click here.
5. Find your New Year’s balance with the Denver Milk Market BRUNch Club
What: If you’re wanting to get a head start on a New Year’s resolution to get fit and have more fun, go for a 3.1-mile run or walk and then eat a delicious brunch Sunday morning with this running club. They meet the last Sunday of every month for a run or walk through downtown Denver, followed by brunch at a variety of different locations.
Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee Street, Suite 100, Denver
When: Check-in starts at 8:45 a.m inside Denver Milk Market. The run/walk begins at 9 a.m.
Admission: Free to participate
More info: Visit the group’s Facebook event to learn more.
6. Bring your dog to a party for a good cause
What: Everybody loves a good party with dogs. Diebolt Brewery is hosting its BarkHappy End-Of-Year Pawty Friday evening starting at 7:30 p.m. Dogs are (obviously) welcome and can enjoy a peanut butter licking contest, caricature drawings, free dog toys and treats and more. This event benefits MaxFund Animal Shelter.
Where: Diebolt Brewery, 3855 Mariposa St., Denver
When: Friday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets are $12 per person. A discount is available in the BarkHappy mobile app.
More info: Visit the event’s page on Eventbrite for more information.
7. Watch the story of Armstrong on the moon
What: Looking for a chill Friday or Saturday evening? The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is showing “First Man,” a movie about Neil Armstrong’s visit to the moon. The film doesn’t shy away from the very real dangers of space travel in this first-person account.
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
When: Friday, Saturday and Jan. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $7-10, depending on age
More info: For information on tickets, click here.