Things to do in November

November is that magical month when the autumn season meets the holiday season — which means there’s a TON going on in Aurora.


Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.

Denver Zoo Free Day
When: Nov 1
Where: Denver Zoo

Throughout 2022, anyone in the community can visit the Denver Zoo for free on seven (7) Community Free Days. They are employing an online lottery system to distribute a set number of tickets for each Free Day in order to give each visitor the greatest possible experience. For a chance to win up to five (5) coupons for the corresponding Free Day, participants must register online during the open lottery period. Find tickets here.

ART SHOW: Viernesitos
When: Nov 4
Where: The People's Building

Charlo is a multimedia artist and designer who strives for one thing: joy. Using symbols, letters, and lines, his monochromatic two-dimensional works are a space for exploration and discovery. Hidden themes and messages reside in the densely packed compositions, allowing viewers to impart their own sense of meaning from the works or be delighted by the meanings provided by the artist.

Devour The Arts: An Arts District Showcase
When: Nov 10
Where: The People's Building

Mix, mingle and get a taste of what's happening in the creative community on East Colfax. Pop-up performances bite from some of the district's best restaurants, drinks & visual art.

Holiday Fashion Show
When: Nov 10
Where: Stanley Marketplace

Come see the latest styles in stores at the Holiday Fashion Show at Stanley Marketplace on November 10th, 2022. The show begins at 6:30 PM. Stay after for post-show shopping + promotions. The event is happening in the common area right outside of Logan House Coffee. See ya there! No tickets are necessary, compliments of Stanley Marketplace.

When: Nov 12
Where: Gaylord Rockies Resort

A new event celebrating vintage music and dancing of the jazz era! Learn a popular swing dance and then dance the night away to live music, all at the spectacular Gaylord Rockies Resort!

Speaker Series | World War I Remembered
When: Nov 13
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

This presentation will give an overview of the immediate causes of the hostilities and events from Sarajevo 1914 to Versailles 1918. They will focus heavily on the development of Aviation Technology, which strongly evolved during the period, the aftermath of Versailles, and a summary of the effects experienced here in Colorado. The presentation will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, with time for questions/discussion afterward. Get your ticket today!

Canvas & Coffee
When: Nov 17
Where: The People's Building

This a super fun & creative event where you can make a watercolor masterpiece using coffee and espresso as your paint! Hosted by the delicious and charming Bánh & Butter Cafe at The People’s Building.

Lights! ICE! Action!​
When: Nov 18
Where: Gaylord Rockies

ICE! is back at Gaylord Rockies. Don their signature blue parka and step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice. See Charlie Brown, his canine sidekick, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang re-created in larger-than-life sculptures and even plunge down slides made entirely of ice in this Gaylord Hotels original experience. Reserve your ticket today.

Santa's Arrival!
When: Nov 19
Where: Town Center at Aurora

Welcoming Santa to Town Center at Aurora! Santa will be arriving in style with a parade, starting at the Yard in front of Fieldhouse USA at 10:00 AM, and take up residence in Center Court for photo opportunities with his guests! Santa's Arrival will also feature holiday music as well as a holiday cookie giveaway, and other reindeer games for the whole family!


The following will be open throughout July, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.


After Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the year begins, leaving you little time to consider what you actually want to buy. Make a list of Black Friday items to buy in advance for your friends and family so you may take advantage of the sales without buying things you don't actually need. Need a head start to kick off the holiday shopping? Check out our holiday shopping guide blog in Aurora.


Going to the movies can be just what the doctor ordered after spending the entire day indoors. One of the best (and busiest) occasions to see a new movie is over the Thanksgiving holiday. To avoid missing out, research times and purchase tickets in advance. Check out this blog for our favorite movie theatres in Aurora, Colorado.


A common Thanksgiving custom is taking the whole family to go select a Christmas tree. Christmas preparations have already begun at several tree nurseries. Nothing puts you in a festive Christmas spirit like the scent of freshly cut pine trees. Get a hand-selected Christmas tree at your local neighborhood Christmas tree Company in the Stanley Marketplace.

Christmas at Gaylord Rockies

With signature events like ICE!, classic holiday activities such as photos with Santa, and thrilling experiences like ICE bumper cars, there is something for everyone, and you can do it all during SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. at Gaylord Rockies Resort. Explore their 2022 season lineup here.

DALÍ ALIVE Exhibition

Salvador Dalí Alive is a must-see for any artist or Surrealist movement fan. The exhibition offers an exclusive look into the dreamlike mind of this celebrated artist, displaying his iconic paintings and sculptures. Visitors will gain a fascinating insight into his creative process and learn about the meanings behind his work. The exhibition is fun and educational and provides a unique opportunity to view some of Dalí's most famous pieces. Get your tickets here.


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