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November Events in Denver

November Events in Denver

From the last weekends of farmer’s markets in Denver to Zoo Lights to Denver Restaurant Week, there are plenty of November Events in Denver!

Denver Restaurant Week | Nov. 13-22 | Denver

Special fall edition of the popular Denver Restaurant Week to help our beloved Denver restaurants during the pandemic. Choose 3 tasty prices for take-out or dining.

Various locations and menus. Check Visit Denver for more details.

Metro Denver Farmers’ Markets


Southwest Plaza, Wadsworth and Bowles (southeast parking lot)

Saturdays: May 30-Oct. 31

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch Town Center, 9288 Dorchester St.

Sundays: May 31-Nov. 1

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market | May 31-Nov. 15 | Denver

This market covers 27 weeks, with over 100 vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. The Farmers’ Market would like to specially acknowledge Ela Family Farms, known far and wide for their mouth-watering peaches and apples from the Western Slope, and Styria Bakery, legendary for their fresh baked bread, both of whom have been with us since that very first day in 2001.

1500 block of South Pearl Street

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cherry Creek Fresh Market | Aug. 1-Nov. 14 | Denver

Since 1997, Colorado Fresh Markets’ award winning seasonal outdoor markets feature a fresh mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine from Colorado and beyond.

1st Avenue & University

Saturdays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesdays (Aug. 5-Oct. 7): 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Denver Film Festival | now through Nov. 8 | Denver

Despite the circumstances each year brings one thing is constant: The Denver Film Festival brings the best of storytelling from around the world to you. Now in its 43rd year, the Denver Film Festival is committed to delivering that quintessential DFF experience of cinematic storytelling and the people behind it.

This year we are hosting the Festival on our new virtual platform, which will allow us to bring Official Selections, exclusive filmmaker conversations, bonus content, special guests and more, to homes across all of Colorado.

Visit the How to Fest page to see what DFF will look like this year.

Various locations, times; check website for details.

Dia de Los Muertos | Nov. 1-20 | Lakewood

Celebrate this hallowed event with the Lakewood Arts Gallery. See website for more information.

Lakewood Arts Gallery, 6731 W. Colfax Ave.

Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Starting 11/19, Lakewood Arts Gallery will be open Thursday, Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Festival of Wreaths | Nov. 3-Dec. 11 | Aurora

The Aurora Museum Foundations’ annual “Festival of Wreaths” features wreaths generously sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Wreaths are sold through an online auction. This year’s proceeds will provide assistance to the Aurora History Museum and Historic Sites. These funds will help ensure the continuation of exhibits, programs and preservation efforts that have been effected by COVID-19.

Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy.

Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Denver Arts Weekend | Nov. 6-8 | Denver

Experience Denver’s vibrant cultural scene during Denver Arts Week(end), November 6-8! Enjoy 100s of virtual and in-person events – safely – from music and museums, dance, visual arts and more!

Various locations and times; check website for details.

Urban Holiday Market | Nov. 7-8 | Denver

The Urban Holiday Market is a holiday shopping spectacular not to be missed, featuring an awesome selection of one of-a-kind seasonal items, high quality handcrafted goods, fabulous holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods and more. Enjoy an open air holiday festival in the heart of downtown Denver. This unique holiday shopping experience will include live entertainment and a whole lot of family fun.

16th & Arapahoe

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Night Lights Denver | Nov. 7-Jan. 31 | Denver

Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community, and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower.

Arapahoe and 16th St.

Tuesday-Sunday: 5:15-11 p.m.

Veteran’s Day 5k/10k Run | Nov. 7-15 | Denver

Participate in a virtual run for our veterans. These runs are open to runners, joggers, walkers, kids of all ages, and dogs are always welcome. All proceeds of your registration goes directly to helping Colorado Veterans. The Denver Veteran’s Day Run is hosted by Colorado Veterans Project,501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts special events in order to raise awareness and funds for local Veteran organizations. Our mission is to enhance pride and patriotism in all Coloradans by building a stronger, more supportive community around our Veterans.

See website for more information

Junior League of Denver Mile High Holiday Mart | Nov. 8-10 | Denver

Enjoy a unique boutique shopping experience while giving back to the Denver metro community. Avoid the crowds and get first dibs on the merchandise by attending a VIP Private Shopping Event on Friday, November 13 (1-3 p.m.) before shopping opens to the public at 1 p.m. Proceeds support the League’s efforts to develop the potential of women and improve the community.

Your safety is our top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have strict attendee limits at the venue. Masks are required for entry.  Ticket holders will have the opportunity to sign up for an entry time. Entry time reservations are not required, but attendees may need to wait in line during peak shopping times. Parking is FREE at the venue.

Denver Marriott South @ Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Drive

Friday: 3-8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. (at risk shoppers)

10 a.m. -5 p.m. (general public)

Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Art Market | Nov. 19-Dec. 29 | Golden

The 2020 Annual Holiday Art Market (HART) at Foothills Art Center (FAC) is the premier venue for fabulous fine arts and crafts, handmade in Colorado. This is the 46th HART and it will be open through the holiday season.

Footills Art Center, 809 – 15th St.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Denver Christkindl Market | Nov. 20-Dec. 23 | Denver

Celebrate the season at Denver’s only authentic German Christmas Market. The Christkindl Market brings old world Christmas charm to downtown Denver with music, beer & Gluehwein, entertainment, gifts, crafts and, of course, holiday spirit. Vendors from Europe and the Colorado area share their unique wares with Denver.

Skyline Park, 16th St. Mall & Arapahoe

Sunday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

December 17 – 23: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Thanksgiving: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Blossoms of Lights | Nov. 20-Jan. 16, 2020 | Denver

This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms the York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Stroll through the garden and enjoy interactive light displays, featuring a large field of sound-reactive and animated LED lights.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.

4:30-9:45 p.m. (closed Nov. 26 and Dec. 25)

Castle Rock Starlighting Ceremony | Nov. 21 | Castle Rock

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, Starlighting will look different this year.

We will be continuing the tradition of lighting the star and we have plans for a fireworks display on top the Rock. However, we are encouraging smaller group gatherings as we are unfortunately unable to hold our traditional downtown Castle Rock festival.

We will be hosting three viewing locations: Castle Rock Adventist HospitalDouglas County Fairgrounds and the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park.  The ceremony will also be live streamed on the Town’s Facebook page (@CRgov).

Each location will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. and feature viewing of the ceremony emceed by Gary Shapiro & Corey Rose (9News), live/strolling entertainment, food trucks, non-profit vendor booths, and hot chocolate/beverages. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m., with the lighting of The Star at approximately 5:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.  Although it is free to attend, you must preregister to attend one of the onsite viewing event locations.  Online Registration Opens November 4th, first come, first serve.  Set a Reminder so you don’t miss out!  Signup here.

3 Locations (see above)

2-6 p.m.

Zoo Lights | Nov. 23-Dec. 31 | Denver

It’s official: Zoo Lights has been making magic, memories, and even marriages for 30 amazing years! Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, this illuminating annual event transforms Denver Zoo into Colorado’s WILDEST winter wonderland. Don’t miss this year’s historic celebration, with more than a million lights sparkling over 80 acres—plus a host of special measures to keep your family safe and healthy.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are ONLY available online, and Zoo Lights sells out every year. Be sure to secure your spot ASAP.

Denver Zoo, 2900 E. 23rd Ave.

5:30-10:30 p.m.

Parade of Lights | Nov. 27-Dec. 21 | Denver

Denver’s 9News Parade of Lights 2020 is all new this year and Donor Alliance can’t wait to be a Supporting Sponsor once again!

This year’s Parade will be a multi-week, socially safe display of stationary floats and activities across downtown Denver. The stations will span from Denver Pavillions to Denver’s Union Station.

Get involved with our Donate Life Colorado station this year! Submit your #GiftofLife story or tell us what the #GiftofLife means to you! Your stories will be hung up for all to see inside our special life-size gift box, inspired by our #GiftofLife balloon, at our station in downtown Denver (exact location to come)! Safely visit our station to find your story, snap some pictures and share them on social with the #GiftofLife.

If you can’t make it out to the event this year, 9News will telecast the event on Friday, 12/4/20 at 8 p.m.

Grand Illumination | Nov. 27 | Denver

Join the LoDo District and the Union Station Alliance as they light Denver Union Station.

Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St.

5-7 p.m.

Shop Small in Golden | Nov. 28 | Golden

Small businesses are the heart of Golden and this year, supporting local merchants and eateries has never been more important. Check out Visit Golden’s Shop Small Welcome Station from 10 a.m. to noon where you can pick up a tote bag, store coupons, and local coffee shop coupon. There will be a roaming Christmas tree and live entertainment along Washington Ave. to help get you in a merry mood!

Downtown Golden, various businesses

10 a.m.

Trail of Lights | Nov. 29-Dec. 22 | Littleton

Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms takes you along a winding path glistening with lights that illuminate the Colorado countryside.

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd.

Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 13
Nightly, Dec. 18 – Jan. 3

Friday-Sunday: 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Dec. 16-22: Open nightly, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

A Hudson Christmas | TBD | Littleton

Light up the holidays at A Hudson Christmas—an extravaganza of dazzling, colorful Christmas lights.

A Hudson Christmas has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families and friends from across the Denver area! Walk arm-in-arm with loved ones at this winter wonderland decorated with thousands of outdoor lights. Explore the trails where bursts of light and color wrap around trees, shimmer on bodies of water, illuminate happy faces, and bring a twinkle to your eye. Share your holiday wish list with Santa Claus, watch Christmas trees dance to holiday music, sip a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and stop for photo opportunities along the way. Continues into December, see website for dates and times.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive

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