KUSA - The Holiday season is approaching and as we begin to fight the crowds and the packed malls, let us not forget there are several events to help us enjoy the season even more.
TOP 9 THINGS TO DO IN COLORADO
9NEWS Parade of Lights - Denver - Dec. 6 to Dec. 7 - Grab your mittens, hats and get ready for the "oohing" and "aahing" at this two-mile downtown holiday parade. Parade of Lights will brighten your life with marching bands, ornate floats, and let's not forget Major Waddles the Penguin and Mr. Santa Claus himself. Round up your family and friends and get an early free Christmas delight this weekend. For an amazing night of lights visit:http://on9news.tv/19jZgIb
The Bells of Christmas - Broomfield - Dec. 6 - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Not literally, but let it snow at the Bells of Christmas this weekend. Listen to some Jingle Bell Rock and plenty of other holiday tunes. Bring the whole family along for a night full of Christmas music and carols. Admission for adults is $10 and senior and students $8. Find the out times and exact location here: http://bit.ly/1coyPW0
Rue de Noël - Littleton - Dec.6 to Dec. 7 - Littleton meets Paris this weekend with a lovely Parisian street Christmas market featuring over 25,000 square feet of holiday cheer. Enjoy the European Noël vibes and find "le oooh la la cadeau" for your loved ones. For a French twist on Christmas gift shopping go to: http://bit.ly/193RPbJ
Zoo Lights - Denver - Dec. 6 to Jan. 5, 2014 - Bring out the wildness this holiday season by joining the Zoo Lights celebration at the Denver Zoo. Get into the holiday spirit by enjoying 40 acres of lights, one of the largest lighting events in the Rocky Mountain Region. More than 150 animated sculptures will swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and be in other places you least expect. Plus don't miss out on Santa, carolers, ice carvers and of course plenty of holiday goodies. If you're trying to light up the season right go to: http://bit.ly/IuB3Zb
Winter Market & Holiday Fair - Denver - Dec. 7 - Christmas is only 20 days away, which means shopping will only get crazier from here on out. If you're still looking for that special present, you may just want to dash on over to the Winter Market where artisans, crafters, and other providers of unique, boutique gifts will be for sale. Beyond the holiday goodies, Santa will be making a stop for family photos and get into the holiday cheer by singing along to your favorite Christmas songs. See the vendors, times and location here: http://bit.ly/1dSYw
Horseshoe Holiday Craft & Flea Market - Denver - Dec. 7 - 'Tis the season to be shopping ... fa la la la la la la la la. It's yet another place to possibly spot those gifts you're still missing from your Christmas list. Take a stroll through the market and snag those unique holiday gifts perfect for all of your loved ones. Want to try your gift luck at a spectacular holiday flea market? Visit: http://on.fb.me/18G3LCt
December Donkey Delight - Bennett - Dec. 7 - Tired of your ordinary pictures with Santa? Well, head on up to Bennett for photos with Donkey Santa and get to dash through the snow on a donkey sleigh. Get into the holiday season with cookies, cider, hot chocolate and more. Find that very special item for that one donkey lover on your Christmas list. If you would like a December donkey delight and purchase tickets online visit: http://bit.ly/1cdssRU
Holiday Snap Up - Denver - Dec. 7 - Snatch plenty of holiday deals at Denver's holiday snap up. Eat, shop and play this holiday Snap Up. Plus check out all of the special deals on their Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/18G7nEy Pick up those gifts before the pressure is on.
Shelly's Open House and Craft Fair - Denver - Dec. 7 to Dec. 8 - Vendors, food, greenery and of course Mr. Ho-ho-ho will all be at Christmas at Shelly's. Enjoy the gift gallery to help you get all of your Christmas shopping out of the way this weekend. If you're crafty, try making your own holiday wreath or swag for to welcome your Christmas guests at the door. Whether you're crafty or just on the hunt for the holiday presents go to: http://bit.ly/IGqtxL
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If you aren't keen on driving to the events, here are some alternative-transportation suggestions:
Taxi - Call 303-333-3333, 303-444-4444 or 303-777-7777. For Uber, text an address and city to 827-222.
Light Rail - Visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/lightrail.shtml to plot your route
Bus - Visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/ to plot your route
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