We might have 300 days of sunshine but we still have 4 distinct seasons. While the weather will require you to bundle up there is plenty of winter fun to be had in and around Denver. If the winter blues are getting you down this list will lift your spirits!
National Western Stock Show
This annual event has been going strong since 1906! It’s a way to celebrate our history and our unique role in the wild west. The parade is always the main attraction, but there are two weeks full of fun for the entire family.
When: January 12-27, 2019. For more information, click here.
International Snow Sculpture Championships
Take a day trip to Breckenridge to see the masterful creations of the top snow sculptures in the world. This is an annual event featuring 16 teams who hand carve 25-ton blocks of snow with expert precision!
When: January 21-30, 2019. For more information, click here.
Go Ice Skating
Who doesn’t love to ice skate! It’s the perfect day date, family outing, or fun way for kids to spend a few hours of active fun. Skate rentals are $6 to $8, but skating is free if you have your own.
When: November 20 to February 3, 2019. For more information, click here.
Winter Brew Fest
There is no shortage of craft beer festivals to choose from the Winter Brew Fest is one of our favorites. It’s the place to go to sample signature blends from local and national innovators. They’ll be food and music too!
When: January 25-26, 2019. For more information, click here.
Watch A Live Hockey Game
Head to Pepsi Center to cheer on the Colorado Avalanche. While our NHL team may not make many headlines there is nothing like seeing a game live and in person!
Location: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. Cost: varies by game, click here to find tickets.
Head To The Only Winter Concert At Red Rocks
Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks is one of the only winter concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Be sure to bundle up though as it will be chilly!
When: February 1, 2019. For more information, click here.
Take A Tour
Many locals count tours out as activities reserved for tourists, but there are plenty that make the cut. From a snowmobile tour from Grand Adventures in Winter Park to a Culinary Tour sampling the best gourmet selections from Denver chefs and artisans, or the Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tour sharing our city’s haunted history.
There is always something fun to do in Denver and the winter months are no exception!