4 Denver area family fun events this weekend!

By Jim Lawson on December 8, 2023
Photo courtesy Olde Golden Christmas parade.

Here are 4 Denver area family fun events this weekend.

The three-day Thornton WinterFest begins with Santa’s arrival Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Park fields. Santa and his elves will help the Mayor and City Council turn on the lights of Santa’s Village. Afterward will be a holiday drone show, ice skating, choir performances, food vendors, a beer garden and more. The festival continues Saturday and Sunday with the Winterfest 5K and Fun Run, a holiday marketplace, ice skating, holiday concert from the Thornton Community Band and fireworks set to holiday music at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Olde Golden’s Holiday Parade is back for one day with elves, marching bands, floats, Victorian carolers, antique cars, the Grinch, Buffalo Bill and Santa. The parade route runs along Washington Avenue from 10th Street to 13th Street starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The City Longmont has a weekend of activities planned for its annual Longmont Lights. Beginning Friday at 5 p.m. the festivities include Santa’s workshop, hot cocoa, fire pits, holiday music and laser show at 7:45 p.m. Longmont Lights continues Saturday with the Parade of Lights on Main Street at 5 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. The Holiday Family Fun Day will have shopping with local vendors, craft activities, a Santa meet-and-greet, petting farm, horse-drawn rides, model train display, train rides, hot chocolate and s’mores, face painting and food trucks. Saturday, December 9, 11am – 4pm.


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