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How to Have a Unique Denver Thanksgiving

Whether you’re in town to spend time with friends, taking the kids to see grandma, or trying to experience a new destination, Denver is the perfect Thanksgiving destination. In addition to its myriad attractions and a wide range of activities, Denver is host to numerous events during the holiday week. Even if you’ve visited Denver numerous times in the past, Thanksgiving is your opportunity to see a new side of this laid back city.

Wondering how to take your Denver Thanksgiving to a whole new level? Here are a couple great ways to explore Denver this November.

For Foodies

It goes without saying that Thanksgiving and food have strong associations, and what better way to enjoy Thanksgiving in Denver than to experience both its top notch restaurants and the diverse food events going on?

Make a Turducken: Sunday, November 24th

Learn how to prepare the ultimate Thanksgiving guilty pleasure – a chicken inside a duck, inside a turkey. Then take your masterpiece home to enjoy Thanksgiving Day with your family. Learn more.

Savor the Flavor Walking Tour: Friday, November 29th

Explore the restaurants and bars of downtown Denver during this two hour tour with fellow food lovers. While this tour is offered every Friday, Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to experience Denver’s diverse flavors. Learn more.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday, November 28th

If you’re planning to dine out on Thanksgiving Day, you may find yourself struggling to decide where to go. Many restaurants offer traditional Thanksgiving dinner menus or buffets, and some will up their game with prix fixe, multi-course affairs. Learn more.

For Those Craving Culture

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to experience Denver's thriving arts scene and rich culture. With the holiday season just beginning, many events open that only take place for a couple weeks of the year.

Catch a Show: Various dates

From classics like A Christmas Carol (at the Arvada Center) and the Nutcracker (D.L. Parsons Theater) to Monty Python’s Spamalot (Boulder Dinner Theatre) and unique offerings like MOMIX (Lincoln Center), there are live performances taking place throughout the week for all tastes.

Christkindl Market: Daily, starting November 22nd

Experience an authentic German Christmas market with traditional cuisine, plenty of beer, and assorted live music. Vendors range from Christmas ornaments and carved wooden toys to jewelry, pottery, and beer steins. Learn more.

Thanksgiving High Tea: Wednesday, November 27th

The Molly Brown House Museum hosts a traditional high tea with scones, sandwiches and desserts in conjunction with guided tours of the museum. Learn about the life of the infamous Molly Brown and enjoy the Victorian holiday decorations that festoon the house. Learn more.

Victorian Holiday Home Tour: Saturday, November 30th

Explore the best of Denver’s historic district as you tour 5 homes decorated for the holiday season. Relax in a horsedrawn carriage as you listen to live carolers and take in the historic architecture and Victorian décor. Learn more.

In town the whole week? Combine both options for the ultimate Denver vacation. You'll still have plenty of time to watch football, go Black Friday shopping, and catch up with friends and family.