We’ve rounded up 8 unique happenings in the city to keep you delightfully entertained through the holiday season. If you’re looking to party like it’s 1813, The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience is now open in Denver for a limited time. If you want to be entranced by the sounds of talented musicians under the glow of gentle candlelight, there’s that too. And, if you’ve ever wanted to go to fashion week in NYC, but missed your chance, then good news because the talent is coming to you during Denver Fashion Week. Keep scrolling to see which event will excite you the most this winter season in Denver.
It’s no secret that the Bridgerton Experience has enthralled fans across the United States and Canada. This memorable immersive ball has welcomed fans into the Regency era in Washington D.C, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montreal, and Toronto. Now Denver can party at a ball decked out in Regency-era splendor with delicious cocktails, live musicians, and set recreations–get tickets here!
Produced by Netflix and Fever, guests can interact with some of the most famous scenes of the top-rated Netflix series, like the Wisteria tunnel and the Modiste. At the ball, guests can also take in jaw-dropping performances in an elaborate ballroom, and interact with Her Majesty the Queen. And, for the first time, there are two family sessions for the Denver Ton to bring their youngest Duke and Duchesses of the family to experience this grandeur first hand. This memorable experience is only here for a limited time, so do make haste, as this invitation of the century is selling out quickly!
Location: The Brighton, a Non Plus Ultra Venue, 3403 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216
The 3rd annual Après Ski Holiday Market, curated by American Field, was inspired by the picturesque European mountain towns known for their charming holiday festivals—and it’ll arrive back in Denver on November 25th to December 18th, 2022. Make your way to the heated Dairy Block alleyways to source high-quality merch from local and national vendors. Enjoy dinner specials and sip your favorite aprés ski beverages. With a wine bar and three cocktail lounges nearby, quenching your thirst should be a breeze! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holidays…and, if you want to be delighted, be sure to check out the holiday entertainment lineup.
Location: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver, CO 80202
Art lovers can rejoice because the iconic frescos of Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel are coming to Denver this November. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is a one-of-a-kind experience that has amazed guests in Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Richmond, and now Denverites can view life-sized art displays in unprecedented detail at the transformed Cherry Creek Mall that will resemble the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace for a limited time! Get an up-close, life-sized, and never-before-seen perspective, and snag your tickets now!
Location: Cherry Creek Mall, 2401 E 2nd Ave. #150, Denver, CO 80206
The iconic Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve is kicking off a 60-city winter tour with stops in DC, Dallas, Sacramento, and of course, they’re making a stop here in Denver at the Ball Arena on November 19th with an afternoon and evening show. Paul O’Neill conceptualized this rock opera showcase in the mid-90s, making it one of the most popular musical acts in the world. So far, they’ve sold over 10 million albums and played for more than 100 million people in over 80 cities, so don’t miss your chance this holiday season to see them!
Location: Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204
Any film buff should note the 45th Denver Film Festival, billed as the most prominent film fest in the Rocky Mountain region, is making its way back to town until November 13th. It will feature one-of-a-kind special events like glitzy premieres, red carpets, notable guest appearances, and even virtual reality and immersive experiences.
Denver Fashion Week is making a chic return for fall 2022, from November 12th to November 20th. The city’s most stylish fashionistas will be able to view the latest collections from local, national, and international fashion designers in just about every style, including high fashion and streetwear. Before you turn up your nose, Forbes called the event “a trusted alternative to New York for emerging talent.” Word has it that this event welcomes thousands of guests each year—and continually sells out, so don’t wait to snag your tickets.
Location: Denver Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
7. Enjoy an enchanting night out at a beautiful venue under the dimly-lit hue of candlelight at one of these exceptional concerts
This winter, the beloved concert series known simply as “Candlelight” invites everyone to relive the most outstanding musical works by top musicians in an incredibly unique atmosphere with hundreds of flickering candles. Candlelight Concerts have had enormous success worldwide—in cities like Paris, Barcelona, New York, and of course, right here in Denver, at some of the city’s most breathtaking venues. Don’t miss some upcoming options like Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Classic Rock Classics at the Wings Over the Rockies, The Best of Hans Zimmer, and a tribute to the Rolling Stones at the Church of Cannabis. For a romantic night out featuring stunning aerialists performing to the music of Tchaikovsky, the Russian Composer known for classics like Swan Lake, head to ReelWorks this November.See the full list of Candlelight Concerts taking place in Denver here.
The Denver Botanic Gardens is always a magical place to visit, and during the holiday season, dare we say, it’s even more enchanting. From November 18th to January 7th, visit Blossoms of Light™, which showcases the gardens in an explosion of light and color for the holidays. This experience has been there to help Denver families celebrate the most magical time of year for over three decades, so plan to come out and see a spectacular-and-colorful show while warming up with delicious drinks from Offshoots Café and the Hive Garden Bistro.