DENVER -- Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and beyond this weekend.
1. Go the Breckenridge or Copper Mountain and ski your heart out this weekend!
What: If you’ve been waiting to shred some snow for some reason or another, don’t put off any longer and head over to either Breck or Copper Mountain! Both resorts will open for the season this Friday.
Where: Breckenridge Ski Resort and Copper Mountain Ski Resort
When: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
More info: https://www.summitdaily.com/news/breckenridge-ski-resort-and-copper-mountain-resort-gear-up-for-a-bluebird-opening-weekend/
2. See the Denver Zoo’s lion cub Tatu for free this Friday
What: If you haven't been to the Zoo to see Tatu the lion cub yet, why not head out there this Friday? The Denver Zoo is waiving entrance fees before its free days end for the rest of the year. Did we forget to mention it’s also National Bison Day?
Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. in Denver
When: Friday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info: https://www.denverzoo.org/
3. The largest exhibition of Claude Monet's paintings is now on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum
What: The biggest exhibition of Claude Monet’s paintings in more than two decades is now open – and lucky for you, you don’t have to travel far. Over 125 paintings of the French Impressionist’s career are now on display at the Denver Art Museum. Denver is the only city in the U.S. to host such a collection.
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. in Denver
When: Now through February 2, 2020; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $27 general admission; $5 for kids ages 6 to 18; free for children under 5; buy tickets here.
More info: Learn more about the exhibit by clicking here.
4. Get in the holiday spirit at the Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show
What: Now that Halloween’s over, it’s time to get ready for the holidays! The Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show offers a unique shopping experience for the whole family with gift ideas, arts and crats, ceramics, candles, toys and much more.
Where: Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 for general admission; kids 13 and under get in free
More info: https://coloradochristmasgiftshow.com/
5. Salute our veterans at the Denver Veterans Parade and Festival
What: Join thousands of people as Denver comes together to celebrate and commemorate our nation’s heroes. The Denver Veterans Parade and Festival takes place Saturday, with the parade starting at 10 a.m. and ending at noon, and the festival starting at noon and ending at 3 p.m. A 5K and 10K run takes place Sunday. More information on that can be found here. Registration for the run starts at 6:30 a.m.
Where: Denver's Civic Center Park
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More info: http://www.denverveteransday.com/
6. All aboard the Polar Express at the Colorado Railroad Museum
What: If you loved the book and if you saw the movie, you're going to love the theatrical recreation of The Polar Express, which will have you and your family immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale. Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the holiday season!
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden, Colo.
When: Now through December 23; check the full schedule here.
Admission: $60-$120; check for available tickets here.
More info: http://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/the-polar-express-train-ride/
7. Run like Hal at the Colorado HAL Run
What: HAL (Healthy Active Living) is having fun, staying positive and never giving up! So run like HAL this weekend at Denver’s Washington Park. Molly Hendrickson and Brian Sanders will emcee the event.
Where: Washington Park in Denver
When: Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon
Admission: $30-$40; register here.
More info: https://coloradohalrun.com/
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