Spin on the holiday carousel, sip on 35-cent Repeal Day cocktails, and more of Denver's best December deals — The Know
The Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel returns. Andy Cross, The Denver Submit)

Horsin’ round

Should you thought holiday buying had you getting into circles, this annual Downtown Denver attraction may have you actually feeling it. From Dec. 14 to Jan. 2, take a spin on the holiday carousel at the Denver Pavilions (500 16th St.). Rides are $three every, however you possibly can hop on for free of charge. Store, dine or play at any Denver Pavilions enterprise and obtain a voucher for a free experience with buy. See service provider for particulars, as necessities might differ. You might also need to mark your calendar for Dec. 27, when all rides are free — no buy required. The carousel spins day by day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on New Yr’s Eve is open till 1 a.m. denverpavilions.com

The Cruise Room in the Oxford Lodge. Cyrus McCrimmon, Denver Publish file)

Bar tender

There’s no Denver bar more atmospherically retro than the legendary and oh-so-swank Cruise Room in The Oxford Lodge (1600 17th St.). On Dec. 5 from four:30 to 11 p.m., it’s pouring basic cocktails at throwback 1933 costs to rejoice the repeal of Prohibition. Each buyer’s first Tom Collins, Sazerac or Martini is simply 35 cents. A Aspect Automotive or Previous-Customary is simply 50 cents. Denver’s longest regularly operating bar, which opened the day after Prohibition was repealed, the Cruise Room is modeled after a bar on the Queen Mary. (Please tip your bartender or server at 21st century charges.) The Cruise Room is first-come, first-served, so visitors are inspired to point out up early to stomach as much as the bar. theoxfordhotel.com

Winter wonderland

Expertise the pleasure of the holiday season in Cherry Creek North on Dec. eight from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with its Winter Fest on Fillmore. The free, family-friendly celebration transforms the plaza (between First and Second Avenues on Fillmore Road) right into a winter wonderland with stay ice sculpting, music, firepits, giveaways and more, in addition to free scorching drinks and treats. As well as, many of the purchasing district’s companies will host actions, together with decoration adorning and video games for added holiday cheer. Many public parking garages supply $5 flat-rates on weekends and evenings. cherrycreeknorth.com

Merry films

For a lot of, the holidays are a time to take pleasure in iconic Christmas flicks with family members. Because of Regal Cinemas Holiday Classics movie pageant, you are able to do simply that with out breaking your holiday price range. From Dec. 1 to 22, each Saturday at midday, the chain will function a family-favorite holiday movie at collaborating places. Right here’s the schedule: “The Polar Express” (Dec. 1), “A Christmas Story” (Dec. eight), “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Dec. 15) and “Elf” (Dec. 22). Get a move on the Regal Cinemas app to see all 4 films for $15, making every flick solely $three.75. Plus, at every screening, get a medium popcorn and smooth drink combo for $5. For more, go to regmovies.com/promotions/holiday-classics-series.

Reindeer video games

Santa is throughout the place this time of yr, however, when his reindeer make an look, it’s additional particular. Catch them once they fly into Murdoch’s Residence & Ranch Provide on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Littleton (12154 N. Dumont Method) and from three to six p.m. in Longmont (2255 N. Important St.) Then, on Dec. eight, they share their magic in Westminster (9150 Wadsworth Parkway) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Parker (9853 S. Parker Rd.) from three to six p.m. Subsequent, they fly into Fort Morgan (1207 W. Platte Ave.) on Dec. 9, from three p.m.to six p.m. for his or her last look. The meet-and-greet makes for tons of nice photograph opps. After their go to, Santa’s steeds are headed again to the North Pole to relaxation up for his or her huge journey on Christmas Eve. murdochs.com

Lights! Digital camera! Motion!

Do you’re keen on movies and the artwork of filmmaking? The subsequent Steven Spielberg is on the market, perhaps proper right here in Colorado. Cinephiles are invited to take pleasure in the Colorado’s Movie Faculty’s Fall 2018 Scholar Present throughout a two-hour screening on Dec. 6. The highlight on college students and their movies takes place at Harkins Theatres (8300 E. Northfield Blvd.) in Denver at 7:30 p.m. Doorways open at 7 p.m. This occasion is free and open to all. Search for the Colorado Movie Faculty Tickets signal whenever you arrive to say your ticket. Following the present, there might be an after-party at Bar Louie, only a brief stroll from the theater. coloradofilmschool.co/cfs-student-show

The Governor’s Room/Bar is one of the many rooms adorned for Christmas inside the Governor’s Mansion on Nov. 19 in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Submit)

Residence décor

The stately Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion (400 E. eighth Ave.) in Denver is open totally free excursions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 to 9 and, once more, from Dec. 13 to 16. Adorned inside and out for the holidays by the American Society of Inside Designers, this yr’s theme is “Decades of Design in Colorado.” The tour of the complete most important flooring features a peek at the Nice Corridor and State Eating Room, amongst others. Excursions start at the important gate. Visitors are admitted first-come, first-served. Anticipate to spend 20 to 45 minutes taking in all of the decorations, as the tour is self-guided. For more info, name 303-866-3682. coloradoshome.org

Ronald the toy penguin sits atop the tuba of Denver musician Zachary Berenbaum, 14, whereas performing in Denver’s 42nd annual Tuba Christmas live performance at Skyline Park. Andy Colwell, Particular to The Denver Submit)

Tubular time

Music is in the air. Some 300 tubas, euphoniums and different low-register brass devices will unfold holiday cheer on Dec. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Denver Performing Arts Complicated. It’s all half of TubaChristmas 2018, a nationwide collection of free live shows carried out by native, volunteer musicians. The “orchestra” assembles solely hours earlier than present time to rehearse its “heavy metal” tunes. Afterwards, bounce on the free 16th Road Mall shuttle and discover downtown for a holiday purchasing and more festive enjoyable. bit.ly/2DTX03Okay

Night time life

Right here’s a shiny present card bonus for households trying to mild up their nightlife. Ace Hardware is providing two free tickets (value as a lot as $40) to the Denver Zoo’s annual nighttime holiday custom Zoo Lights, with the buy of an Ace present card of $30 or more. It’s uncommon the worth of a bonus supply exceeds the minimal buy requirement, so this deal is additional brilliant. You will get the Zoo Lights bonus by way of Dec. 31, whereas tickets final. Use them on the night of your selection from Dec. 1 to Jan 6, 2019. These tickets make an awesome current for any zoo fan and the present card is ideal for the “fixer-upper” in your life — two presents in a single. acehardware.com

Freeze tag

Would you like a free Junior Frosty each time you dine at Wendy’s subsequent yr? All it’s a must to do is buy a Frosty Key Tag for simply $2. The wildly in style tags are as soon as once more on the market in-restaurant and on-line (with a minimal delivery fee). Then, each time you go to Wendy’s in 2019, flash your key tag and get the candy deal with totally free with any buy. The supply is restricted to at least one Frosty per transaction, per go to, per key tag. This deal pays for itself in just some visits. For max financial savings, purchase one for every member of the family, so everybody can seize a spoon and dig in. Even sweeter, 90 % of the proceeds go to assist foster youngsters discover their ceaselessly household. davethomasfoundation.org/give/the-wendys-partnership

Finances cuts

Have you ever ever thought-about paying for haircuts months prematurely? It’s a sensible transfer, given the financial savings you’ll pocket down the street. For a restricted time, Nice Clips is providing its once-a-year pre-paid Haircut Card for $11. Load as many discounted haircuts on the card as you need — one for $11, two for $22, three for $33, and so on. There isn’t any restrict. The pre-paid card by no means expires, is transferable (even in the similar go to) and could be redeemed at any collaborating location in the U.S. True cheapskates may contemplate paying for a yr’s value of haircuts upfront. It might be a small funding now, however the shavings long-term will certainly repay. greatclips.com

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Eating desk

Mother and father shall be tweeting about these holiday financial savings at Pink Robin Gourmand Burgers & Brews. Via Dec. 24, the family-friendly restaurant is providing an entrée from its Child’s Menu for simply $1.99. Youngsters (11 and underneath) can chew on their favourite entrée, alongside a bottomless aspect and beverage, together with steak fries, broccoli, apples, Mandarin oranges and more. (Child’s specialty drinks will not be included.) The menu consists of Purple’s Burger, Swirly Twirly Pasta, Corn Doggies and more. The supply is legitimate for dine-in solely, with the buy of an grownup entrée. Even higher for the holiday price range, as much as three youngsters can take pleasure in the deal per grownup. redrobin.com/everyday-value

Tooth fairy

Many individuals worry the dentist not as a result of of bodily ache, however as a result of of the drilling that goes on in the pockets. Fortunately, Consolation Dental is giving a present to those that in any other case can’t afford care. On Dec. 24, the dental community is internet hosting its 35th annual Care Day with free providers from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sufferers are assisted first-come, first-served, so get there early. Select from a spread of primary dental providers, from a cleansing to an extraction. More critical points are dealt with individually, at the discretion of the employees. There are dozens of places all through Colorado. For more info, name 303-820-2273. comfortdental.com/care-day

Each month, Laura Every day and Bryan Okay. Chavez at MileHighOnTheCheap.com compile  “Cheap Checklist” to assist sensible buyers discover freebies, reductions and deals. Ship tricks to [email protected] 14 to 21 days prematurely. More freebies, reductions and deals at MileHighOnTheCheap.com.

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