Searching for fun activities to fill up the calendar this November? Despite the chill in the air, Denver’s as lively as ever, and there are plenty of exciting opportunities to get out and have a good time. Take a look at our list of the five best things to do in the Mile High City this month.
WHEN: November 17 – 19
WHERE: National Western Complex
Get a head start on your gift shopping at the largest holiday celebration in the west. With over 400 exhibits featuring hand-made art, crafts, decorations, and more, you’re sure to find something special. Visit the food area to sample delectable fare, from toffee and chocolate to pasta and soup. Plus, children of all ages will have the chance to meet Santa at the back of the show. If you’re ready to get in the holiday spirit, this is the place to be!
WHEN: November 18
WHERE: Wynkoop Brewing Company
Craft beer connoisseurs know that when cold weather arrives in Colorado, it’s time to table the shandies and saisons in favor of stouts and porters. Join Wynkoop Brewing Co. and guest breweries from all over, and come sample dozens of delicious roasty beers at the Day of Darks. All proceeds from ticket sales go to cancer research organizations like the Movember Foundation and the Colorado Cancer Research Program.
WHEN: November 24 – January 1
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
This Denver Botanic Gardens holiday tradition arrives the day after Thanksgiving, and it’s one you won’t want to miss! Explore a winter wonderland of glittering holiday lights, including an interactive LED display that reacts to sound. Visitors can also enjoy festive treats, warm drinks, and live performances. Blossoms of Light stays open until the New Year, but tickets are limited each night, so be sure to snag yours soon.
WHEN: November 25
WHERE: Renaissance Hotel
Enjoy fine dining for a good cause at the 5th Annual Black Tie Fundraiser hosted by 100 Men Who Cook. This year’s theme is Masquerade Ball, so you can support grassroots organizations in your community and eat gourmet food while dressed to the nines. The event will also feature dancing and live entertainment, and tickets are going quickly. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jazz C.A.F.E., Boys Day Fund, and Colorado Beautillion-Cotillion.
WHEN: November 28 – December 3
WHERE: Buell Theater
Get the ol’ razzle-dazzle at the longest-running musical in Broadway history! A salacious tale of fame, fortune, and femme fatales, Chicago is coming to the Denver Performing Arts Center. Be transported back to the Jazz Age of the 1920s with award-winning songs and dance numbers performed by a talented cast of actors. This show is recommended for ages 13 and up.
This November, enjoy a night out with the family, some fundraising fun, or a daytime dark beer fest. It’s easy to find something to do in Denver, no matter what you’re in the mood for.