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 a 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 go 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! Discover our go-to shopping blog to ensure your seasonal gift hunting is fun and exactly what you’re looking for.

VIEW OUR 2022 HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE HERE.

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas™

Colorado residents can get 20% off ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas™ with the code LOCAL20 at checkout.

*Not Valid November: 25 – 26, December: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 - 18, 23 - 29, 31 – Jan. 1, 2023. Maximum 8 tickets per order. Taxes and fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Discount not valid on previously purchased tickets.

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Cirque: Spirit of Christmas

Colorado residents can get 20% off Cirque: Spirit of Christmas with the code LOCAL20 at checkout.

*Not Valid November: Not valid For Levels 1, 4, or the following dates. December 3, 9-10, 16-18, 21-24 (Valid for 11 am show times on applicable dates.) Maximum 8 tickets per order. Taxes and fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Discount not valid on previously purchased tickets.

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GAYLORD ROCKIES CUSTOM ROOM PACKAGES

With dozens of exciting activities, shows, and events, enjoy So. Much. Christmas. with savings for everyone when you book a holiday getaway at Gaylord Rockies.

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Santa in the Hangar

Watch Santa arrive in a helicopter, make fun holiday crafts, talk with Santa, enjoy the holiday photo book, and more!

Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th from 10 am-2 pm at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Sunday, December 18th, from 12 pm-2 pm at Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight


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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. 11th through February 26th. 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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$10 Off Any Christmas Tree at Nick's

For the holiday season, Nick’s becomes a winter wonderland with a large selection of fresh-cut Christmas trees, the finest hand-tied wreaths and garland, and seasonal blooming plants, all in a magical, wintery atmosphere.

MUST DOWNLOAD FLYER AND PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF PURCHASE.
Valid thru 12/18/22.

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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'S ARRIVAL!

Santa will be arriving in style with a parade, starting at the Yard in front of FieldhouseUSA 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!

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DALÍ ALIVE

THE LUME Colorado is the premiere immersive digital art gallery showcasing the world premiere of DALÍ ALIVE at Stanley Marketplace. Peer into the mind of surrealist master Salvador Dalí and experience his works of art in a whole new way! Tickets for children start at $19.00.

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15THANKS

Every year Create Kitchen & Bar wants to give thanks to all of the lovely guests, patrons, and regulars by giving you 15% OFF any purchase of $99 or more.

This promo code can even be used on GIFT CARDS, the perfect gift for anyone!

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NICK'S SHOP LOCAL SAVINGS EVENT

Explore a wonderfully curated holiday shop. Full of unexpected gifts, treats, novelties, and holiday cheer! You're sure to find something truly unique and thoughtful for the plant parent, holiday enthusiast, or yourself. Discover all Nick's has to offer for the holidays. Save 20% on your entire purchase!

* Excludes gift certificates and popup market items. Other exclusions may apply

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VISIT THE VILLAGE

A holiday-themed family fun day at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center. We welcome all to come by to spend the day strolling through our local vendor village, making crafts, enjoying various children's activities, food, beverages, and more!

Event is from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.
Share the season with neighbors in need! Donate a new, unwrapped gift and receive a free admission. One gift = 1 admission.

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NICK'S HOLIDAY LINEUP

Explore a wonderfully curated holiday shop. Full of unexpected gifts, treats, novelties, and holiday cheer! You're sure to find something truly unique and thoughtful for the plant parent, holiday enthusiast, or yourself. Discover all Nick's has to offer for the holidays.

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SENSITIVE SANTA

This is a special time for families with sensory needs. Lights dimmed, music turned off, & families will have allotted time to visit Santa. This year, each child will receive a special gift from Santa as well.
Cherry Hill believes in the value of supporting and giving to causes that matter. They will be partnering with and promoting their partnership with Autism Speaks during sensory-friendly Santa events this season. Guests will have the opportunity to donate on-site or online in $1, $5, or $10 and keep the change increments to Autism Speaks if they would like
This event will be hosted in Center Court on Sunday, December 5th, 9 am-10:30 am.

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CHRISTMAS IN COLOR

Drive through millions of lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. Drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways, and more. Take your time enjoying this lighting extravaganza!

Get a 20% discount using VisitAurora at checkout! *Valid for the entire season for any ticket type.

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Paws and Claus

Town Center is barking it back with its 2022 Paws and Claus event! On Monday, December 5th, bring your furry friends out for their chance for a photo with Santa and meet with other four-legged pals while you're there! They will have an indoor watering station and pet-friendly Christmas cookies.
Please bring all pets on leashes for the safety and comfort of their retailers and guests. Walk-up appointments only, no reservations.

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Total Wellness for everybody

Vibe Wellness is space to breathe, move, relax & recover in Stanley Marketplace! Sign up today and receive 2 weeks of yoga for $39!

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Batch Cocktail Kits | $79

The perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Our batches are made in 1L bottles that serve 8-10 cocktails per Liter. The kits include premade cocktails, ice, mixers, and garnishes!

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30% 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 25th through January 1st, 2023. 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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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:

  • ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas™
  • Snow Tubing
  • Ice Skating
  • Snowball Build and Blast
  • Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions
  • Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt
  • Gingerbread Decorating Corner

*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:

  • ICE! Featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas™
  • Snow Tubing
  • Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt

*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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Santa Photo Experience at Southlands

The annual tradition continues! Bring the kids & the family to The Southlands Pole for a special visit with Santa and cherish the memories forever with a photo for you to take home. Find The Southlands Pole inside Guest Services At The Clock Tower. Santa Photos opens Friday, November 27. Be sure to book in advance, photos will be by reservation only.

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Santa Photo Experience at Southlands

The annual tradition continues! Bring the kids & the family to The Southlands Pole for a special visit with Santa and cherish the memories forever with a photo for you to take home. Find The Southlands Pole inside Guest Services At The Clock Tower. Santa Photos opens Friday, November 27. Be sure to book in advance, photos will be by reservation only.

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