Weekend Things to Do in Denver and Beyond | Arts and entertainment

THURSDAY-24.12

A one-of-a-kind vacation treat on six acres, Christmas at camp opens at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St. Stroll through lighted gardens, visit immersive holiday scenes and exhibits, ride the carousel, visit Santa Claus, and adults can visit three themed cafes while the kids sip hot cocoa. For more information: denvercenter.org/tickets-events/camp-christmas

THURSDAY-DEC. 24

A lovely Light walk in the country of winter wanderings, more than a million lights in more than 600 trees light the way through Cherry Creek North for the season. The LED bulbs are on 24 hours a day. Eight displays on the 16 blocks are choreographed to music. Also opening is the Cherry Creek Holiday Market, CherryCreekHolidayMarket.com

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

Pop up miniature golf Pixar putts will stay a while longer at the McGregor Square Rally Hotel, until December 4th. 18 holes with Disney and Pixar characters. $20 Tuesday for the remainder of the ride. For tickets: pixarputt.com/denver

FRIDAY

Denver Christmas Market opens, named one of the top 10 Christmas markets in the United States by USA Today. The authentic German Market is located in Civic Center Park, where this year it was joined by the Mile High Tree, the tallest digital tree in the country. www.christkindlmarketdenver.com

FRIDAY

A festive parade, tree lighting and the arrival of Santa Claus The streets at SouthGlenn, 6851 S. Vine St., Centennial. 17:00-20:00 Carriage rides and also a reindeer enclosure. tinyurl.com/2p96ah67

FRIDAY SATURDAY

Take advantage of the Central City Opera Guild while enjoying professional decorations Tour of the L’Esprit de Noël holiday home. Walking tour is 10am to 4pm in the Glenmoor Country Club neighborhood, $50. Also a holiday boutique and paid lunch at the Clubhouse on Saturdays. Tickets available at lesprithometour.com or by calling 303-292-6700.

FRIDAY SATURDAY

Weekend opening nights for Vacation BAZAAR in downtown Lakewood, 4-8pm indoors in the Belmar district. More than 80 craft vendors, fashion trucks, pop-up bars, live entertainment and, in December, the return of the Belmar Plaza outdoor ice rink. Bar with holiday cocktails. denverbazaar.com/downtownlakewoodholidaybazaar-weekend1

FRIDAY-JAN. 1

Opening weekend for the beautiful choreographed Christmas light show Winter wonders in the country of love. It’s bigger than ever this year, expanding from Chapungu Sculpture Park to downtown Foundry Plaza, where the Festival of Lights kicks off with ice sculptures, live music, carriage rides, and a pop-up Christmas market. Opening ceremonies downtown at 5pm Friday and Saturday nights at Sculpture Park. Schedule and light trail map at visitlovelandco.org.

FRIDAY SATURDAY

Rock magic show continues with a featured magician in November Zach Alexander, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm. Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. $20, youth $10. thedairy.org/whats-happening/magic

SUNDAY

Opening weekend for Exhibition of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, bringing his works up close and full size for viewing. Through January 15, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm, Denver’s Cherry Creek Mall, 2401 E. 2nd Ave. $22.50 per adult, $18.30 per child. The tour is a phone app with an audio guide. Reservations: chapelsistine.com/exhibits/denver

SUNDAY

Join a global day of giving with community projects for free Family Volunteer Day at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. From 10:00 to noon. Families also receive free museum access with exhibits including the Borderlands of Southern Colorado, Written on the Land, and What’s Your Story? tinyurl.com/4yuxcbet

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