Kids can kickoff the holiday season by visiting with Santa and enjoying hay and ponyrides, while the whole family gets lost in a whimsical world of winter characters and carolers. Make sure to stick around for the festive finale—a parade that will light up the streets of downtown Estes Park. Sat noon, parade starts at 5:30 p.m.
Elmo is bringing dance classics to the stage. Let your little ones boogie at this live musical performance with tunes such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing," and "Rockin' Robin"—in an incredibly entertaining and family-friendly way. Fri 6:30 p.m.; Sat 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Tag a long with your kids, while educators at the Children's Museum lead you through fun, interactive, art-focused classes during Denver Arts Week. Each weekday offeres a different daily program, like crafting critter collages, making mask masterpieces, and rock and roll painting. Daily, times vary.
Bring the railroad down to pint-size at this two-day toy train spectacular. Be sure to check out all of the action in the kids corner like: train races, a lego play area, a puppet theatre, and and a train that will take your kids for a ride around the show. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
If salt and pepper are the only spices your little ones can name, then let them unearth the tasty world of herbs and spices at this savory seasonings workshop. They'll even get a chance to delve into the culinary arts as they concoct their own herb dip recipe. Mon 9 a.m.
Gather around and travel over the river and through the woods as you listen to Lydia Marie Child's famous poem presented by a Four Mile Historic Park pioneer. Then delve further into the West's trailblazing past with a follow-up butter making activity. Sat noon-1 p.m.
Denver theater company the Handsome Little Devils is reviving turn-of-the-century entertainment. Accentuated by elaborate costumes, the four-member troupe’s show is a Vaudeville-inspired play complete with juggling, music, and jokes. Throughout the frenetic performance, the talented cast acts out a kid-friendly plot full of romantic entanglements.
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