The Friends of the Denver Public Library’s Winter Used Book Sale, November 20 to 23, in the Conference Center of the Central Library features more than 60,000 used children’s books, cookbooks, novels, popular CDs/DVDs and more — all bargain priced. Typically, hardbacks and DVDs are $3, trade paperbacks & CDs $2, audiobooks $5 and mass market paperbacks just $1 each. Oversize and better books are a bit more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted. 10 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy. (at Civic Center Park), Denver, 720-865-2051.
In the cities Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland, vendors set up stalls in the plaza around the cathedral to sell charming gift items and all manner of holiday goodies. Denver’s 2019 Christkindl Market takes place downtown in Skyline Park (on the 16th Street Mall at Arapahoe St,), from Friday, November 22 through Monday, December 23.
The park is transformed into a magical “old world” European village with wooden vendor huts, lights, festive music and an authentic German Bier Hall. [Read more…] about Denver’s German-Style Christkindl Market
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…] about 71 Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
Southlands shopping complex is getting all dressed up for the holidays with a more than a month’s worth of festive activities and events. Things kick off with a Holiday Hometown Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Santa Claus on Saturday, November 23 at 6 p.m. on Main Street with entertainers, floats and music. Also on the schedule: The Pond at Southlands is open with daily ice skating sessions and the Santa Photo Experience. For hours and pricing visit the Southlands website. 6155 S. Main St., Aurora.
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For those whose weekends are jam-packed or have to work and have no time to shop the holiday craft shows, here’s an option: Foothills Art Center’s Holiday Art Market. Featuring the unique creations of more than 100 Colorado artists, the show opens to the public on Monday, November 18 and runs through Sunday, December 29. [Read more…] about Find Hip & Artistic Gifts at Foothills Art Center’s Holiday Art Market
There’s a new Groupon promo code. Groupon almost always saves you money, usually half off, which makes any offer, service or product you get from them more affordable. However, with this latest promotion, you can really save big on anything from your favorite (or new-to-you) restaurants and indoor kids attractions/activities to DIA airport parking and spa treatments. You also be interested in trying this code on ICE! the new walk-through holiday attraction at Gaylord Rockies Resort with two-million pounds of hand-carves ice sculptures, ice slides and interactive displays. [Read more…] about Save Extra 20% On Groupon Local Deals
We don’t normally cover Black Friday sales, because nearly every retailer offers some sort of amazing deal. However, this one is so good and worth your time and trouble, I had to share. On Thanksgiving Day (or early Black Friday) you can shop Macy’s and get more than a dozen items for FREE. What’s the catch? The items are only available in-store and you must mail in a rebate form or forms to be refunded your purchase amount. [Read more…] about Score Free Items During Macy’s Black Friday Sale
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. [Read more…] about Movie Preview – ‘Knives Out’ (Plus Free Popcorn & Soda)
Looking for a great family outing while the kids are on school break? Look no further than the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Its Children’s Theatre is staging Ella Enchanted from November 30 through December 29. Join Ella as as she and the audience journey to the fairytale land of Frell on a path to self-discovery. [Read more…] about Affordable Children’s Theatre at Arvada Center
Queen & Slim is an unflinching new drama. While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. [Read more…] about Movie Sneak Preview – ‘Queen & Slim’
The award-winning animated film and stage play Disney’s Beauty & the Beast JR. comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The play is performed at Aspen Academy on Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m. and Friday, November 22 at 2 p.m. Entry is a suggested $5 at the door. [Read more…] about Low Cost Kids Theatre – See ‘Beauty & the Beast JR’ at Aspen Academy
If the thought of spending your Thanksgiving in the kitchen instead of watching holiday movies or football fills you with dread, don’t despair. Grocery stores and restaurants are happy to take care of most, if not all, the work. We did the math and found that most of these dinners work out to $7.50 to $10 per person.
Some of the more basic dinners don’t include dessert, but a few hours of baking something scrumptious might be just the recipe for getting into the holiday spirit. [Read more…] about Where To Order Thanksgiving Dinners To-Go
Pop quiz. Name Colorado’s most affordable, family-friendly professional sports team. It’s the Colorado Mammoth. Colorado’s only professional indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) has played at Pepsi Center since 2003. Most importantly, the Mammoth provides a fun, fast-paced game for the whole family at an affordable price. [Read more…] about Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse Games Among The Most Affordable of Local Pro Sports
Loveland gets a bit brighter this holiday season with Winter Wonderlights. This walkable lighting attraction in the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra is open Saturday, November 15 and run through Wednesday, January 1, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.
Each night, visitors will revel in holiday string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes, illuminated African stone sculptures, the only 20’ LED mappable Christmas Tree in the state and 30-minute music and light shows each evening starting at 5:30 p.m. [Read more…] about Loveland’s Winter Wonderlights Illuminate The Season
Tie your laces and gear up to visit a great place to skate all winter long. The Pond at Southlands is a large natural, outdoor ice rink open throughout the holiday season from November 15 through February 2. General admission is $8.50, kids ages 3 and under are $3.50 and skate rental is $2.50. This year, you can skate for FREE on Thursday, November 21 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. by donating two cans of non-perishable food items. [Read more…] about The Pond – Outdoor Ice Skating at Southlands