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Make Festive Memories at South Suburban Winter Events

Make Festive Memories at South Suburban Winter Events

Nov 08 2023

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Community members of all ages and interests can play, explore, learn and celebrate at a variety of festive South Suburban events. 

Holiday Nature Walks
Nov. 23 & Dec. 25    Various Times
South Platte Park
Start a new family tradition this holiday season! Join a naturalist on guided walks on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day to enjoy the beauty of the natural environment. Learn more here


Hudson Holidays & Light Up the New Year Light Shows
Hudson Holidays Nov. 24- Dec. 31
Light Up the New Year Jan. 2-28
Hudson Gardens
Experience the magic like never before at two new, spectacular light shows at Hudson Gardens! The first show, Hudson Holidays, will impose a sense of winter drama and appearances by Santa. The second show, Light Up the New Year, will feature an entirely new, immersive light display. Tickets now available, and more information can be found at


Sheridan Family Nights: Soccer with Santa
Dec. 1    5-7 pm
Sheridan Recreation Center
Enjoy free and festive activities at Sheridan Family Nights! Play soccer with Santa on Dec. 1 for the final event of the year.


36th Annual Craft Fair
Dec. 2    9:30 am-3 pm
Goodson Recreation Center
Shop for unique gifts and browse work from local artists at the 36th Annual Craft Fair! A variety of handmade items will be featured, including pottery, jewelry, sewing crafts, paintings, photography, holiday items and more from Colorado artisans. Admission and parking are free. Learn more here


Cocoa and Doughnuts with Santa
Dec. 2    Various Times
Buck Recreation Center
Santa is visiting Buck Recreation Center to share goodies and holiday cheer! This event includes doughnuts, cocoa and photos with Santa. Learn more here.


Polar Party
Dec. 8    5-7 pm
Lone Tree Recreation Center
Enjoy a family-friendly holiday outing with crafts and an opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa. Beverages and snacks will be available with plenty of holiday cheer! Learn more here.


Parents Night Out
Various Dates
Goodson Recreation Center & Lone Tree Recreation Center
Parents can take the night off while kiddos ages 3-12 enjoy pizza, popcorn and a popular movie! Learn more here.


Active Adults Trip: Hudson Holidays Light Show
Dec. 15    4-8 pm
Hudson Gardens (pick-up and drop-off at South Suburban Sports Complex)
Adults ages 55+ can experience the dazzling light extravaganza at Hudson Gardens with warm refreshments on an evening of holiday wonder. Learn more here.


Holidays on Ice
Family Sports Center
Dec. 16: Public Skate 1-3 pm; Skate with Santa 2:15-3 pm
Dec. 17: Public Skate 1-3 pm; Skate with Santa 2:15-3 pm; Holiday Ice Show 3:15-4:15 pm
Sports Complex 
Dec. 15: Holiday Ice Show 6-7 pm; Skate with Santa 7-8 pm
Dec. 16: Public Skate 12-3 pm; Skate with Santa 2:15-3 pm; Holiday Ice Show 3:15-4:15 pm
Dec. 17: Public Skate 1-3 pm; Skate with Santa 2:15-3 pm

Experience holiday magic at South Suburban ice events! Glide on the ice with Santa and his elves at Skate with Santa events. Enjoy free holiday figure skating ice shows at the Sports Complex or Family Sports Center throughout the weekend. Regular public skate admission rates apply for Skate with Santa events.