Bored on a budget? You’ve come to the right place! Mile High On The Cheap is the answer for Coloradans wanting to live large for less. Luckily, Denver has much to do and see for frugal families, bargain hunters, savvy seniors and anyone who’s limited on funds — festivals, concerts, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. And, for weekend planners, we’ve done all the work for you… [Read More…]
Driving or strolling through a fairyland of outdoor light displays is a holiday treat that costs no more than gasoline or shoe leather. And there’s no place prettier than Denver/Boulder, especially when the snowy backdrop is the real deal. Here’s a list of the best Christmas lights in the area for the 2021 season. Our list includes professional and municipal displays and private homes.
We’ve put together a Google map for the home lights to make it easier to plot your visits. To see the map, just scroll down past the pictures of the lights.
Hey, Whopper lovers! Burger King is offering a whopper of a deal — literally. The fast-food restaurant’s signature sandwich is turning 64 years old, but customers are the ones getting a juicy gift. The Whopper is a one-fourth pound of flame-grilled beef topped with juicy tomatoes, fresh lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, ketchup, crunchy pickles and sliced white onions — all on a soft sesame seed bun. [Read More…]
One of our favorite activities is shopping the fall and holiday craft shows, festivals and bazaars. You can find unusual gifts, many handmade by local artists and artisans. Because you usually buy directly from the creators, prices are reasonable — and sometimes downright bargains. [Read More…]
You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, we’re telling you why, MHOTC has inside intel on Santa. Here’s where you can take the kids to share their gift wishes with the jolly man himself. Unless noted, all visits with Santa are FREE and he’s around through Christmas Eve. Do check, as some sites only let the kiddos onto Santa’s lap if you pay for a photo package. We’ll continue to update the map as the Chief Scheduling Elf sends us more information, so check back often. Simply move your mouse over the location to find the Santa nearest you. [Read More…]
Since 1955, the folks at North American Aerospace Defense Command (or, as it’s better known, NORAD) have kept track of a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. Coloradans were in on the tracking right from the early days with NORAD right in our backyard — Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs to be exact. In the 1950’s, curious souls had to telephone in to find out Santa’s flight path.
Hello, 2021! Now everyone can track Santa’s route (online or on their smartphone using a new mobile app) on Christmas Eve, as well as receive updates from the North Pole by checking out NORAD Tracks Santa. [Read More…]
Do you have broken, burned-out or impossibly tangled sets of holiday lights stored away with last year’s holiday decorations? Don’t throw them out – recycle them for FREE instead! Thanks to the city of Denver’s recycling program, locals can recycle holiday lights from December 6 through January 8 at two different locations. [Read More…]
It’s always fun to give something and get something in return. As part of its Shed Your Coat winter clothing drive, Denver design studio YellowDog hopes locals will donate winter clothing items in return for a FREE print item. Here’s how it works: Through December 31, for every item on their list you drop off at YellowDog’s offices, you can choose between a 10″ x 10″ Hug Your Dog art print or 11″ x 17″ Mile High City metallic art deco poster. [Read More…]
The good folks from the kids show Gabby’s Dollhouse are sponsoring a FREE gift wrapping station at Southwest Plaza. You can bring items to the gift-wrapping station on the lower level near H&M to have them wrapped at no cost. The service will operate Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, December 3 to 5 and again December 10 to 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Read More…]
Taco Bell is celebrating the holidays by unwrapping a new deal every day, thanks to its 24 Days of Cravings. It’s the perfect gift for Taco Bell lovers — savings for more than three weeks. With the extra money, maybe they can pick up a taco or two for Santa Claus! Taco Bell Rewards members will find a new daily deal to unwrap in the app. [Read More…]
Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at the city of Aurora’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7 at the Aurora Municipal Center. The FREE festive event features Aurora’s annual holiday tree lighting and a spectacular lights display on the Great Lawn. Visitors from the North Pole, including reindeer, will be on hand to greet families. [Read More…]
Take a step back in time as Homestead for the Holidays helps you experience the winter season just like the pioneers did. This family-friendly event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, will have you strolling through the Golden History Park, taking in the colorful lights and decorations, making a craft that you get to take home, and basking in the season. [Read More…]
The Denver Art Museum is getting bigger and more colorful! After years of construction and delays (thanks to the pandemic), the Denver institution has unveiled its new (and highly-anticipated) unified campus to the public, including the renovated Martin Building and new Sie Welcome Center. The public can experience and explore the additions, during the Museum’s next FREE Day on Tuesday, December 14. [Read More…]
Believing is just the beginning, when dreamers witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous ladies as Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget! Seven performances are scheduled at Ball Arena from December 2 to 5. [Read More…]