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
American Youth Bull Riding Finals - Nov. 21 to Nov. 24- Durango- Yeehaw and giddyup on over to Durango if you're not quite ready for the holiday cheer. Youth bull riders from near and far will be competing in various categories including Go-rounds, calf riding and wooly riding also known as sheep riding. If you're looking for a different kind of weekend, saddle up and head on over to the ranch for a weekend packed with excitement. You can find dates, times and accommodation information here: http://bit.ly/19L6xjn
Denver Savor the Flavors Walking Tour - Nov. 22 - Denver - Foodies: stroll through the city, while tasting local goodies and enjoying the experience with other fellow food lovers at the Savor the Flavors Walking Tour. Take the two-hour tour and explore a variety of restaurants, their dishes and of course special cocktails, beers and wines. If you want to enjoy the Denver dining scene in one afternoon, visit: http://bit.ly/NvYQqS2013
Mile High Holiday Mart - Nov. 22 to 24 - Denver - Beat the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping all while giving back to the Denver metro community. The Mile High Holiday Mart organized by the Junior League of Denver allows holiday shoppers to browse through a variety of merchants for the holiday season. Admission is between $10 and $12 and free for 12 and under. For the event location and times go to: http://denv.co/1c3IqzE
Holiday Fine Art and Craft Fair -Nov. 22 to Nov. 24 - Grand Junction/Powderhorn - On the handmade gift hunt for the holidays? Then the Holiday Fine Art and Craft Fair may be promising. Find gifts for all ages and budgets, and with a unique look. Pick up anything from handmade clay bowls to that handcrafted wooden wine stopper or a sewn purse, taste yummy pies and other delicious baked goods. Take a look at the vendors, times and admission prices here: http://bit.ly/1csXrLc
Denver Christkindl Market - Nov. 22 to Dec 22. - Denver - Bring in the holiday season with a European flare. Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season with an authentic German holiday season atmosphere. Plus don't forget to grab some Glühwein to spice up your holiday season the right way. Continue the search for the perfect gifts, while enjoying this unique atmosphere. To bring in Weihnachten the German way visit: http://bit.ly/56dzTm
Estes Park Tree lighting Ceremony - Nov. 23 - Estes Park - Light up the season this weekend in Estes Park at the annual tree lighting ceremony. Bring your family and friends a long and help decorate a stocking, enjoy sweet holiday treats and a cup of hot coco. Watch the kiddies have fun in the snow while they take part in a candy cane scavenger hunt. Of course it's always a great place to get a jump start on your holiday shopping and drop your wish list off to Santa. If you're ready for the Christmas tree, stockings and all head over to Estes Park for a holiday treat. If you would like to find times and the location for the event go to: http://1.usa.gov/17uJ3lV
10th Annual Pridefest - Nov. 23 - Boulder - Go out and show your pride at the Boulder Pridefest this weekend. If you're looking for a fun Saturday out on the town, swing by. Celebrate the day away with music, entertainment and activities for all ages. Help foster bonds of community and be a part in bringing the community one step closer to equality, respect and well-being for all. If you can't make the day event, head on over to the after party for a night of fun. If you want to show your pride go to: http://bit.ly/19V7Ccv
"Living West" Opening Weekend - Nov. 23 to Nov. 24 - Denver - Explore the dynamics between the people of Colorado and the state's environment at the Living West exhibit at the History Colorado Center in Denver http://on9news.tv/17R6PWg. If you want to take a trip back in time and learn about how people's choices have shaped the land, be sure to stop by this exhibit. You can find the address, dates and admission information at: http://bit.ly/HwdWNz
Turkey Trot - Nov. 28 - Denver - Trot your way through the city on Turkey Day. Run, walk or trot the 4-mile course or do something fun with the family in the Family Fun Run. Get your exercise in before the feasting begins. What makes the event even more special is it's all for a good cause. Your participation along with registration fee helps make a difference in the community by providing resources to improve childhood literacy, high school graduation rates and economic self-sufficiency for adults and families. Trot your way to this website: http://bit.ly/1ep8Ttc for registration fee information.
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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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