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. Fortunately, our community has it all “on the cheap” — entertainment, festivals, concerts, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. And we’ve done the work for you! Keep up with the latest deals, discounts and FREE events in the Denver/Boulder area by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. (If you know of any upcoming weekend events, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Be sure to check out our constantly-updated list of upcoming Mile High events, which you can view by day or by month. Here are our top picks for FREE and cheap things to do this weekend: [Read more…] about 56+ Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
Updated with more restaurants. Some people prefer to serve Thanksgiving dinner at home, but don’t always want to prepare every single dish from scratch, while others like to go out. Grocery stores and restaurants are happy to take care of most, if not all, the work. Whatever your style, here are some options for under $30 per person — sometimes way under $30. Most outlets will take your orders or reservations online. Regardless, you’ll want to order or book as soon as possible. And note, that typically when you dine out, taxes, tip and beverages are not included in the dinner price. We’ll be adding more restaurant options as we hear about them, so keep checking this post. [Read more…] about Gobble Up Thanksgiving Dinner For Under $30
Updated with more offers! If you’re planning on being one of millions shopping this Black Friday, you may want to fortify yourself to survive the crowds and frenzy. Fortunately a few local restaurants and retailers are offering freebies and deals to help you make it through the big day (or, for some, the weekend). Here are a few that came to our attention: [Read more…] about Updated! Black Friday Food Freebies and Deals
Light up your holiday with a wild visit to the Denver Zoo’s annual Zoo Lights celebration, which runs nightly from December 1 to 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Experience a light safari with 60 illuminated acres of lights and more than 130 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in unexpected places.
For the first time, guests this year will even be able to control some of those sculptures at special interactive stations at Zoo’s Giraffe Meadows area. Two vignettes will be operated by “kid-level” control panels that include foot pedals, switches and buttons.
In addition to the wondrous displays, the pachyderms building, Elephant House, El Pomar Foundation Village Hall and Tropical Discovery are all open. Santa will also be on hand nightly from December 1 to 23. There are a few ways to save on tickets. [Read more…] about How To Save on Denver Zoo Lights Tickets
Gymboree in the Cherry Creek Mall is closing. According to MHOTC reader Jen, the kids clothing store still has a large selection of goods. Currently, all clothing is 65% off and it appears discounts may increase in the coming days. Reports Jen, “The best deals are on clearance merchandise because that is 65% off the lowest ticketed price.” No specific closing date has been set, but store employees say it will be some time after Christmas. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 303-322-3217.
Free yourself from shopping stress on Friday, November 24 at the relaxing Clyfford Still Museum. FREE admission is being offered all day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Swing by and experience Still & Art, with nine beautiful galleries of Clyfford Still’s art, plus images of references—as diverse as Hollywood’s two Frankenstein films from the 1930s; works by the great Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso; popular cartoons; and modern sculptures — that inspired Still. Free guided tours start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 1250 Bannock St., Denver.
The 2018 Denver Entertainment Book is full of coupons for local shopping, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, services, and more. Books are published every year and the coupons are good until the following December. The book covers the Greater Denver Area and mountain resorts, so you can also find coupons for Breckenridge, Castle Rock, Estes Park, Frisco, Glenwood Springs, Greeley, Loveland and more. Many times, especially with coupons for local attractions, you’ll see 2-for-1 offers, so you’re saving up to 50% off. And the ski resorts often include lift ticket deals. For Black Friday you can get a screamin’ deal — 40% off with FREE shipping. [Read more…] about Black Friday Sale: All 2018 Entertainment Books and App: 40% Off + Free Shipping
No excuses for not going downtown this weekend. Denver Pavilions, home to more than 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, is offering a great parking deal on Black Friday, November 24 and Small Business Saturday, November 25. Come downtown on either of these days and park for FREE in its underground parking garage. (Note: spaces are limited and it is first come, first served.) It’s that simple, no proof of purchase required, no receipts to show. The Pavilions wants to make spending time with your family after Thanksgiving just a little bit easier. The entry ramp to the Denver Pavilions Underground Garage is located off the right hand lane of Welton between 15th and 16th Streets.
Typically Thanksgiving weekend is slim pickings in the craft show world. But, a number of shows are now taking the opportunity to stand-out by staging fairs that they hope will entice you away from the big malls. We have an entire page devoted to upcoming holiday craft shows, markets and fairs in the Denver/Boulder area. It includes an interactive map to help you find the ones closest to your shopping flight path.
As always, we call out some of our favorite picks: This weekend you’ll find the insanely crowded, but always fun Horseshoe Holiday Market at the Highland Masonic Temple. The Friday Night Bazaar (on Friday, of course) lets you shop 80+ food, crafts and fashion vendors. Park Hill Masonic Lodge plays host to the Park Hill Holiday Market. And, Gypsy Farmhouse Holiday Market is at the JeffCo Fairgrounds.
Check out our Holiday Craft Shows list for more details (dates, times, entry fees, etc.) on these and other sales. And if you know of any upcoming shows, please email details to email@example.com.
Downtown Littleton officially kicks off the holiday season on Friday, November 24 with its annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting. Families and kids of all ages are encouraged to follow Santa Claus as he makes his way down Main Street starting at 6:30 p.m. from the courthouse. As he passes each block, he will magically illuminate the trees.
Sip FREE hot cider, visit with reindeer and enjoy holiday music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa at Town Hall Arts Center after the lighting. Candles may be purchased for 50¢. Main Street will be open to pedestrians, but closed to traffic starting at 4 p.m. FREE parking is available at Arapahoe Community College. For more information, call 303-795-3863.
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of FREE events around Denver. Check back often, as the list is updated daily. Looking for FREE and low-cost things to do? You’ll find more listings on our Mile High Events Calendar, which you can view by day or by month. If you don’t already, keep up with the latest deals, discounts and freebies by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Click on each link for details, as some events may require registration. Here’s what’s happening this week: [Read more…] about 64+ Free Things To Do This Week Around Denver
FREE ice skating returns to downtown Denver’s Skyline Park for another winter as the Southwest Rink welcomes locals anxious to lace up some blades from November 22 to February 14. Hours vary, so check the rink’s website. Bring your own skates or rent a pair ($6 for kids 12 and younger, $8 for 13 and older). On Sundays, kids 12 and younger can rent skates for FREE. Among the special programs this season: live bands and DJs on weekends, Sunday family fun days, a Broomball Challenge and and FREE learn-to-skate lessons on Saturdays. 16th and Arapahoe Streets next to the landmark D&F Clocktower. 303-825-6787.
Longmont residents can ring in the holidays with the Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. There’s a Santa and the Elves Dance Off. Hot cocoa, goody bags, and the St. Vrain Carolers provide the seasonal trimmings for this festive event. 6th Ave. Plaza, west of 6th Ave. and Main St., Longmont.
One of Littleton’s favorite holiday events, A Hudson Christmas, is back at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center. Guests enjoy a festive holiday light displays, wagon rides, visits with Santa (through December 23) and more. The outdoor walking path winds through Hudson Gardens, featuring more than 250,000 twinkling lights. Depending on your pace, it takes about 45 to 90 minutes to enjoy the display. [Read more…] about ‘A Hudson Christmas’ at Hudson Gardens