Christmas in Aurora

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Celebrate the holiday season in style with three days of family fun in Aurora, the Gateway to the Rockies. Embrace new winter traditions, including a creative cooking class, and share what makes the season unique with those you love. Find more holiday and activity deals here >>

Sustainability Activity
Eco Travel to See Public Art

Grab dinner or get to your hotel using the city’s R Line light rail. This commuter train travels along the Art In Public Places route, which includes sculptures and art pieces designed to be viewed from the light rail's windows. Visitors flying into Denver International Airport (DEN) can use the A Line Train as an eco-friendly way to get to their destination. Along this route, explore custom murals and street art. 

 

Insider's Tip
Dine Local

Aurora is a city filled with cultural diversity and hundreds of restaurants to enjoy. If you’re looking for a place to grab a meal, explore on Havana Street. There, you'll find clusters of dine-in experiences with flavors from across the globe.

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Explore Southlands

Holiday decorations line the street of Southlands. Visitors can explore dining, shopping, breweries and holiday-themed events as well as activities during their visit.

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Lunch
Legends Coffee Co.
Legends serves up unique and seasonally rotating espresso drinks, avocado toast, pastries and more - all with a heaping side of joy and community…
Activity
Ice Skating at The Pond

Twirl underneath the sparkling lights at The Pond, located in the heart of Southlands’ center square. Visitors can rent skates on site and enjoy this full-scale rink.

Dinner
Monsoon Cuisine Of India
Fresh, authentic Indian cuisine free of preservatives, artificial ingredients and dyes.
Activity
Shop at the LOCAL

Stock up on souvenirs and last-minute holiday gifts that are made and sourced from Colorado vendors and artists. The LOCAL carries everything from tasty hot sauces to handmade hats.

Lodging
Tru by Hilton Denver Airport Tower Road
This hotel has modern rooms, gathering spaces and a breakfast lounge. Enjoy their on-site pool, and don’t forget to say hello to their live-in Golden…
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Breakfast
Denver Biscuit Company -- Stanley Marketplace
Locally loved biscuit sandwiches and platters in a cool, retro space with a full bar set in an old aviation factory.
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Explore Stanley Marketplace

Home to 50-plus local businesses, Stanley Marketplace features holiday-themed events, including photos with Santa, in November, December and January. Visitors can dine, shop and enjoy entertainment all under one roof.

Lunch
Comida
Enjoy flavorful Mexican soul food like street tacos, tortas and handmade margaritas!
Activity
Shop at Trunk Nouveau

This quirky shop at Stanley Marketplace is home to awesome gifts and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces you can’t find just anywhere. Their friendly staff is around to help you find something perfect.

Insider's Tip
Have your dinner and make it, too

Cook your dinner alongside a master chef at Create Cooking School. This hands-on professional cooking class shows you the ropes for creating your very own holiday classic meal.

Lodging
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
Conveniently located near the heart of downtown Denver in Aurora, the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center is full-service hotel in Aurora…
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Breakfast
Jubilee Roasting Co.
Jubilee Roasting Co. is bursting with energy, artistic talent and excellent coffee. Jubilee is your place for classic caffeinated beverages, pastries…
Activity
Snow tubing

Explore the holiday season at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. Slide down a 45-foot slide on a snow tube as you race your family to see who’s truly the fastest. Younger kids will enjoy decorating gingerbread houses in the Grand Lodge and grabbing a cookie from Mrs. Claus.

Lunch
Mountain Pass Sports Bar

Belly up for American classics, like burgers and fries alongside creative salads and a full-service bar, at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

Activity
Swim at Arapahoe Springs

Float on the lazy river or take a dip in the hot tubs at the Arapahoe Springs indoor/outdoor water park at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. This activity is perfect for kids and adults; enjoy falling snowflakes as you swim in the heated pools.

Dinner
Renegado Tacos and Margaritas
Indulge in a selection of street tacos, margaritas and other Mexican-inspired dishes at Renegado, where you'll dine in modern settings surrounded by…
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Christmas at Gaylord Activities

Explore magical and immersive Christmas exhibits at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

Lodging
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
Vista Montagne: Enjoy seasonally inspired Italian cuisine. Get lost in a bowl of pasta paired with a glass of crisp, red wine after a day…