With the passing of Halloween comes the official arrival of the holiday season and we’re excited for everything that comes along with it! From family visits to last-minute meal preparations, it’s no secret that this time of year requires thoughtful tact and diplomacy. While it is easy to get caught up in the demands of the family, make it a point to slow down and actually enjoy this time with your loved ones. For some of the most popular events to do so with your family this month, read on.

Mile High United Way Turkey Trot 
In Denver’s scenic & historic tree-lined Washington Park, the Mile High United Way will host its 46th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day. Featuring a post-race party stocked with live music, booths and a beer garden, this year’s classic Denver Turkey Trot is sure to be one of the best yet! Whether you walk, run or volunteer at the four-mile course; when you register to participate, you will help the Mile High United Way in their mission to support the education, health, and financial stability for everyone in our community. Show your gratitude for the amazing city of Denver, and give back while bonding with your loved ones before your holiday feast!

Holiday Celebrations
Not only can you catch the glow of holiday lights at the well known Grand Illumination held in Denver, but visitors will also enjoy an appearance by Mr. & Mrs. Claus which is perfect if you have little ones! Held at Union Station, this iconic holiday tradition features a vintage holiday performance by the Denver Dolls, holiday jingles by the Denver Bronze, and is free to the public.

If you’re like us, November is by far one of the best times of the year! Of course, you’re looking forward to a traditional meal with all the trimmings, but you’re also excited to travel or host your friends and family. From seasonal events to dazzling decorations that litter the city, the holiday is steadily making its way onto our agendas and we can’t wait! Whether you’re new in town or just visiting, consider attending one of these events to celebrate. If you have other Thanksgiving plans tell us what they are!