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Denver Zoo Lights begins November 30th and will run through January 2nd. An annual tradition for many families, we hope Highlands Ranch residents have an opportunity to enjoy. Humans aren't the only species that get to decorate their lawns this holiday season. Take a stroll through Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights Presented By: Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores and you'll "oooh" and "ahhh" over our 38 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights and more than 150 animated animal sculptures. And don't miss our month long Festival of Lanterns taking place in Toyota Elephant Passage. It's the perfect (0 comments)
With the foothills as a stunning backdrop, more than one million twinkling lights illuminate a winding path through the Colorado countryside. Spread throughout Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Trail of Lights offers visitors a choice of paths; a shorter route takes visitors directly to the children’s play area, while an extended path allows visitors to explore the Green Farm Barn and silo before continuing onto the children’s area and 1880s homestead. Fun features this year: Synchronized music in children’s play area. NEW - synchronized music area near the barn and silo. Don’t (0 comments)
Hudson Gardens in Littleton is a just a hop, skip and a jump from the Highlands Ranch area. If you're looking for a beautiful light display, look no further. Festive lights and the joy of the holiday season returns! Join the Hudson Gardens as we present A Hudson Christmas, celebrating 25 nights of Christmas cheer from the Thanksgiving holiday through January 1 on select evenings. Hundreds of thousands of lights create a magical display in our thirty-acre winter wonderland, highlighting the grandeur of The Gardens in winter. We’ve got memories in the (0 comments)
Finding a way to kick off the holiday season? Don't miss the 9News Parade of Lights this Friday and Saturday. I'm sure many Highlands Ranch residents make their way downtown to enjoy this yearly tradition. This eventi s free to everyone who wants to attend and takes place downtown Denver. Friday, November 30, 2012 8:00 pmSaturday, December 1, 2012 6:00 pm The 9NEWS Parade of Lights is the signature event of the Downtown Denver holiday season. The sparkling lights, marching bands, giant balloons, majestic floats and delightful characters will once again wow (2 comments)
christmas: Live Highlands Ranch : Free Christmas Tree Recycling - 01/10/12 12:48 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Free Christmas Tree Recycling The Highlands Ranch Metro District is offering free Christmas tree recycling once again this holiday season. Drop off your ornament and tinsel-free tree from Friday, December 23 through Sunday, January 15 at one of our tree recycling sites. Redstone Park – 3280 Redstone Park Circle Teopfer Park – 9480 S. Venneford Ranch Rd. Dad Clark Park – 3385 Asterbrook Cir. Highland Heritage Regional Park – a Douglas County drop off site All Christmas trees will be chipped into mulch and made available free to Highlands Ranch residents. The mulch is available on a (0 comments)
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is hosting: The Polar Express November 18 - December 28, 2011 The award-winning book comes to life on this magical journey to the North Pole and back. The journey begins November 18 and runs through December 28. All passengers will enjoy hot chocolate and a treat served by your personal chefs who will also read the Polar Express story on the way to the North Pole to (0 comments)
One of our favorite things to do during the holiday season is to go for a ride and see all of the beautiful light displays on the homes in Highlands Ranch. Remember we told you earlier this season about the home decorating contest. Well the winners are in: 1st Place - 1059 Riddlewood Lane 2nd Place - 6945 Peregrine Way 3rd Place - 10221 Fairgate Way Here is a map to these homes as well as the others who entered into the 2011 contest. We hope you (0 comments)
HRCA is holding our FREE Holiday Games for kids again this year. This is an opportunity for kids on break to come to the facilities and participate in activities and earn prizes; these annual events prove to be very popular. Wednesday, December 21 Northridge: Pool games starting at 1:00 p.m. Westridge: Turf games starting at Noon Thursday, December 22 Westridge: Pool games starting at Noon Southridge: Gym games starting 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 23 Southridge: Pool games starting at 10:00, 11:00 a.m., and Noon Hop on hrcaonline.org for more info. (0 comments)
Toys for Tots put out a plea this week for toys in the Colorado area. They've even extended the date to drop off toys from the 16th of December to December 20, 2011. Here is the report as told by 9NEWS. 9NEWS viewers have helped lessen a toy shortage for the Toys for Tots program, but the need is still so great, the local deadline to donate is being extended. Toys for Tots says this season is the worst they've (0 comments)
christmas: Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Illuminating Small Wonders at the Butterfly Pavilion - 12/12/11 12:09 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Illuminating Small Wonders at the Butterfly Pavilion Holiday lights are even more festive when they fly, flutter, and crawl! Join us this holiday season at the Butterfly Pavilion for Living Lights event. Experience a journey of indoor and outdoor light displays featuring some of the world’s smallest wonders - invertebrates. You'll see scorpions glow, watch the rainforest come alive with firefly lights, and marvel as the gardens sparkle with thousands of holiday lights. Event will be held rain, snow or shine. Portions of the event are outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Event: Illuminating Small Wonders Location: (0 comments)
Event: Highlands Ranch Winter Market Dates: Saturday, December 10, 2011 & Sunday, December 11, 2011 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Location: Highlands Ranch Town Center South Tired of all the frantic hustle and bustle of the holidays? Visit the HRCA's Winter Market. We are teaming with Denver Farmers' Market to bring you unusual gift ideas, handmade items, and foods for that special gift or holiday meal. So, bundle up and stroll through the market stalls of Colorado farmers and crafters. The laid-back atmosphere will get you into the spirit of (0 comments)
christmas: Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Wild Lights at the Denver Zoo - 12/08/11 11:40 AM
Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Wild Lights at the Denver Zoo It's time for Wild Lights at the Denver Zoo! WHERE WILDLIFE MEETS WILD LIGHTS! Come and experience a holiday light safari with more than 38 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they're least expected. Dates: December 9, 2011 - January 1, 2012 Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Admission: General (Non-Members) Admission Fees Adults (Ages 12-64) $9; Children (Ages 3-11) $5; Seniors (Ages 65+) $7 Members' Discount Admission (0 comments)
Event: Pet Pics with Santa Dates: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 & Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Southwest Plaza Mall - 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton - Outside JC Penney on the Lower Level Southwest Plaza hosts St. Nick's Pet Pics night on December 7 and December 14 from 6pm to 8pm. Holiday guests are invited to bring along their favorite four-legged friend to capture an adorable holiday photograph with Old St. Nick. Forget a frigid walk around the block; treat your furry companion (2 comments)
With the foothills as a stunning backdrop, more than one million twinkling lights illuminate a winding path through the Colorado countryside. Spread throughout Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Trail of Lights offers visitors a choice of paths; a shorter route takes visitors directly to the children’s play area, while an extended path allows visitors to explore the Green Farm Barn and silo before continuing onto the children’s area and 1880s homestead.
Fun features this year:
New Children’s Play Area, with lights synchronized to (2 comments)
Event: Photographing Christmas Lights Workshop Date: Friday, December 9, 2011 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Englewood Camera - 5855 S. Broadway, Littleton Fee: $59.00 Christmas lights can be fascinating to photograph! The lights in Littleton at this time of year are particularly interesting. Join Ellen Yeiser with Englewood Camera for a three-hour workshop to learn the tips and tricks for photographing lights then go out into the field for an evening of creative and photographic fun! Meet first at Englewood Camera for the pre-lecture and be sure to bring your tripod, (0 comments)
christmas: Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Breakfast with Santa - 12/05/11 12:49 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Breakfast with Santa Event: Breakfast with Santa Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011 Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Location: Eastridge Recreation Center - 9568 University Blvd. Admission: $9.00/Children and $11.00/Adults; $11.00 for Everyone the day of the event if not sold out. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Sleigh-loads of holiday cheer for all good little girls and boys! Don't forget your camera! It's a pancake breakfast with crafts, letters to Santa and where Santa arrives with a small gift for every child. Menu: PancakesSausageJuice, Coffee To purchase tickets, visit any HRCA (0 comments)
What fun, a holiday ornament making workshop, but don't hesitate sign up today or you may miss it! The December 3rd class is already sold out. Don't miss the only ornament class left on December 17th. Event: Santa's Workshop Handmade Ornaments Location: Southridge Recreation Center - 4800 McArthur Ranch Road Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011 Time: 11:00 am & 12:00 noon Fee: $15.00 member / $20.00 guest Ages: All ages invited Registration: HRCA These workshops are fun, self-led editions of some of our art and pottery classes. Clay, tools and other materials (0 comments)
christmas: Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Pottery Sales - 12/01/11 04:08 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Pottery Sales There are two Holiday Pottery Sales you can catch this weekend. Ridge Recreation Center - 6613 S. Ward Street, Littleton Friday, December 2, 2011 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday, December 3, 2011 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pottery created by staff and adult students will be for sale. Southridge Recreation Center - 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch Monday, December 5, 2011 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Come do some Christmas shopping in the atrium; many great pottery pieces will be available.
christmas: Live Highlands Ranch : Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Park Meadows Mall - 12/01/11 03:54 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Park Meadows Mall The Park Meadows Mall is hosting complimentary horse drawn carriage rides through the Vistas during the holiday season. Event: Old-Fashioned Horse Drawn Carriage Ride Dates: December 1, 2, 7, 8, TIME: 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Bring the whole family and snuggle together as you enjoy this fun and free family event. After your done you can have dinner at the Grand Luxe restaurant, one of our favorites! Or get that Christmas shopping done.
It may be a little cold this year, but who doesn't love a parade?! Head downtown this weekend for the annual Parade of Lights. Floats, marching bands, balloons, it's a can't miss event. Event: 9News Parade of Lights Date: Friday, December 2, 2011 & Saturday, December 3, 2011 Time: Friday 8:00 pm & Saturday 6:00 pm Location: Downtown Denver starting in front of Civic Center Park and the City and County Building on Bannock Street at 14th Avenue. Watch the Parade for FreeSpectator viewing for the Parade is free all along the (0 comments)
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