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Denver Zoo Lights preview weekend and more: 5 Things to Know for Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

Posted at 5:42 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 07:42:08-05

DENVER – Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. 

1. Denver Zoo Lights rings in the season with a preview weekend
The Rocky Mountain region’s largest holiday lighting event is coming back for the 27th year to the Mile High City. You can learn more about this year's attractions here:

2. Get ready to ice skate before boarding your next flight this winterDenver International Airport's ice skating right is opening today at 9 a.m. DIA officials say the plaza, where the ice skating rink is house, is bigger this year.

3. Colorado cities get ready to light up the holiday season
Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season and Denver, along with Estes Park and Parker, are turning on the festive lights starting today. Find out when your city will have a tree lighting ceremony:

4. Vigil for Colorado woman slain in Longmont
A vigil for Makayla Grote, who died after she was stabbed by a 15-year-old Lakewood boy last weekend, will be held at Jackson's Park in Lakewood at 6 p.m.

5. Warm and dry weather through Monday 
The overall weather pattern will remain dry, mild and quiet across the central Rockies through the holiday weekend. Get your full forecast here: