Holiday Activities & Deals

A new holiday tradition awaits.

This year, celebrate the holidays with a new tradition. Our Home for the Holidays celebration gives you the chance to explore your city with discounts and exclusive offers on wintertime activities like ice skating and sipping hot chocolate in addition to family-fun at Gaylord Rockies, Southlands, Town Center at Aurora, Stanley Marketplace, and many more locations throughout Aurora. Take the kids to see Santa Claus or pick up last-minute gifts for friends and family at one of the city’s best local retailers. With all that Aurora has to over, why not uncover a new tradition that can be adorned for generations? Browse this page to uncover discounts and ideas for planning the best holidays yet! Visit our Things to Do in December blog for more holiday inspiration!

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Get 20% Off Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf

Journey into Buddy the Elf's world to help save the holiday in this all-new Gaylord Hotels original experience inspired by the hit Christmas film, Elf™. Your mission? Complete fun-filled challenges to muster enough Christmas cheer to power the Kringle 3000 and Santa's sleigh. More than a dozen interactive experiences await In this multi-sensory, immersive attraction!

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Town Center at Aurora- Bring Home the Holiday Magic Sweepstakes

Thanks to Coca-Cola, 20 lucky winners will receive a $500 gift card to shop this holiday. Guests visiting Town Center at Aurora can scan the QR code found at an on-site Coca-Cola vending machine to enter the promotion for a chance to win prizes. The sweepstakes will be active from November 15th to December 31st.

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15% Off Purchases $100+ at Create Cooking School

Professional chefs and quality, local ingredients. At CREATE you can learn to cook at one of their classes or stop by for happy hour to enjoy their mixologists' specialty cocktails. Reservations fill fast, so book a class for date night or your upcoming holiday party with friends and family. Vaild November 26 - December 31.

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ICE SKATE AT THE POND SOUTHLANDS

Lace up your skates and visit your favorite place to ice skate all winter long! Enjoy ice skating on The Pond from Nov. 20 through February 28. Skating is open to the public daily. Special pricing for Group Events is available. The Pond permits visitors to bring their own skates, but if you’re new to the winter sport, rentals are available. Tickets are $12.

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Dine in a Private Greenhouse at Annette

Annette, an award-winning restaurant located in Stanley Marketplace, has 12 heated greenhouse ideal for private dining. Restaurant goers can enjoy Annette's seasonal entrees, desserts, and cocktails underneath the warm glow of string lights and holiday decor. Perfect for groups of two or four, reserve your spot for a celebratory dinner in the winter wonderland village.

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Santa Photos at Town Center at Aurora

‘Tis the season for Santa photos at Town Center at Aurora. Spend the day getting all the presents on your list. Then round off the afternoon posing for a photo with Father Christmas himself. Throughout the month, visitors can enjoy special events with Mr. Claus, including storytime, and even a holiday dinner. Visit the Town Center at Aurora online for more details, hours, and pricing.

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Manhattan cocktail at Create Cooking School

$80 Liter Batch Cocktails at Create Cooking School

Batch cocktails are back in time for the holidays! Enjoy our selection of bottled, craft cocktails that are perfect for any gathering. Consider your cocktails covered! 1 Liter serves 8 - 10 drinks, includes garnishes, and the bottle can be repurposed. Offer runs from Friday, November 26th-Friday, December 31st

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25% Off at Heirlooms Antique Mall

Heirlooms Antique Mall offers antiques that are sure to pique your palette and cultivate your curiosity. Offerings include vinyl records, books, art, oddities, furniture, and countless vintage treasures. Take advantage of their storewide sale from November 26th through January 1st, 2021. No coupon necessary.

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Winter Horseback Rides at 12 Mile Stables

12 Mile Stables is open year-round for horseback rides, lessons, and more! Located inside Cherry Creek State Park, ride through 3,300 acres and 27 miles of riding trails to give your family a great adventure! Visitors can expect sunny days, even in the winner. Be sure to ask about their sunset and dinner ride for an evening you won't forget!

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Mrs. Claus Holiday Traditions at Gaylord Rockies

Save 40%, Platinum Play & Save Pass

Get the whole family in on a Play & Save Pass at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. You do not need to be a hotel guest to purchase a pass.

Platinum Includes:

  • Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™
  • Snow Tubing
  • Snow Merry-Go-Round
  • Merry Snoopy Scavenger Hunt
  • Ice Skating
  • Gingerbread Decorating
  • Mrs. Claus Christmas Traditions

*Valid Value Days Only, other restrictions and fees may apply.

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Save 30%, Gold Play & Save Pass

Get the whole family in on a Play & Save Pass at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. You do not need to be a hotel guest to purchase a pass.

Gold Includes:

  • Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™
  • Snow Tubing
  • Snow Merry-Go-Round
  • Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt
  • Gingerbread Decorating

*Valid Value Days Only, other restrictions and fees may apply.

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Save 20%, Silver Play & Save Pass

Get the whole family in on a Play & Save Pass at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. You do not need to be a hotel guest to purchase a pass.

Silver Includes:

    • Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™
    • Snow Tubing
    • Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt

    *Valid Value Days Only, other restrictions and fees may apply.

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    Neighborhood Christmas Tree at Stanley Marketplace

    Neighborhood Christmas Tree Co. at Stanley Marketplace

    Neighborhood Christmas Tree Co. is located outside Stanley Marketplace. Open from November 18 through December 24, Neighborhood Christmas Tree Co. sources trees direct from farms arriving each week in a variety of sizes and types, including Noble, Fraser, Nordman, and Grand firs.

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    Browse the Winter Shop at Nick's

    Searching for the perfect holiday gift? Look no further! Nick's is once again bringing you the Wonderland that is their Winter Shop. Choose from a wide variety of decor, keepsakes, fresh produce, and, of course, seasonal foliage! Get $10 off a Christmas Tree now through 12/19/2021. Must Present Coupon at time of purchase

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    Sleigh Rides at 12 Mile Stables

    Come sing Christmas carols and enjoy a hayride through neighborhoods lit with Christmas lights. The award-winning Clydesdale team of Blaine and Wilson ensures a one-of-a-kind experience. Listen as the jingle-bells on the horses ring a sound you'll never forget! This is one holiday tradition that's hard to pass.

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    Book Holiday Lodging

    From locally operated boutiques, hotels from all major brands, and Colorado’s largest resort and convention center – there are options for every budget and every traveler. Choose from our list of more than 65 hotel partners to find your ideal night's stay. Many properties are only a quick drive or walk away from premier dining, shopping, entertainment, and breweries.

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