Nov 12, 2021 - Things to Do
What to do in Denver this weekend, Nov. 12–14
Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Say sayonara to the workweek.

It's time to have some fun:

🚂 Climb aboard the Polar Express Train, which makes its return to Golden this weekend and runs on select dates through Dec. 23. The magical jaunt includes a cabaret-style show, singing, hot cocoa, cookies — and, of course, Santa.

🌮 Come hungry and with an open heart to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver this Friday for Let's Taco 'Bout It – Tacos & Positive Self Talk, a ticketed event about the importance of practicing self-compassion.

🏀 Cheer on the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena this evening or Sunday, when they play the Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers, respectively. Tickets start at $21.

🍹 On Saturday afternoon, head to Mile High Spirits for an afternoon of bloodies and Bluegrass, featuring $20 bottomless bloody marys and live music on the patio.

🏒 Support the Colorado Avalanche as they compete against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday at Ball Arena. Tickets start at $46.

🦖 If dinosaurs are your jam, Jurassic Quest returns to the Convention Center this weekend. The event includes more than 100 true-to-life-size dinosaurs that roar and move.

🏈 Watch the Denver Broncos face the Philadelphia Eagles at Empower Field at Mile High this Sunday. Tickets are steep — but a bar seat at your favorite local watering hole isn't.

👟 Lace up your sneakers and head to City Park on Sunday morning for the Denver Veterans Day Run, which includes a 5K, 10K and virtual options for participants. Proceeds benefit local veterans through the Colorado Veterans Project.

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