Holiday Library Activities for the Whole Family

Looking for some festive holiday activities to do with your kids during their Winter breaks? Or just an activity for adults only? We've got you covered.

Events this holiday season: 

Winter Crafts, opens a new window

Multiple Locations

Keep cozy and get your craft on! We'll make a variety of winter/snow themed crafts to get you in the spirit of the season. 

Used Book Sale: Collectable & Specialty Books, opens a new window

Koelbel Library, opens a new window | December 3-4

Give the gift of books this season! Shop an exclusive selection of holiday, children's and collectible books to find the perfect gift for everyone on your nice list.

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year: An Adult Murder Mystery, opens a new window

Embassy Suites DTC | December 8

Find your most festive holiday clothes to make this event a colorful spectacle as you seek to solve the crime! *This event is intended for ages 18+.

The Art of Snow and Avalanche Forecasting, opens a new window

Virtual Event | December 14

How can we predict snowfall levels? Can you really tell when an avalanche might occur? A snow researcher and forecaster will answer these questions and more!

Merry Mindfulness Meditation, opens a new window

Virtual Event | December 22

For one hour spend a little time relaxing during the stress of the holiday season. 

Holiday Highlights Around the World, opens a new window

Virtual Event | December 28

Join storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette as she shares songs and stories about winter holidays around the world. 

Arctic Tales with Children's Author Michael Kusugak, opens a new window

Virtual Event | December 29

In his stories, Michael weaves his experiences living a nomadic traditional life of Inuit along with the tremendous change that has occurred in the last 60 years.


Out on the Eastern Plains?

Carolers and Cookies, opens a new window

Davies Library, opens a new window | December 3

Ring in the holidays with the talented “What the Dickens? Carolers!” who have become a beloved tradition! You'll be "Fa la-la la-la-ing" along to your favorite tunes.

Davies Friday Matinee: The Polar Express, opens a new window

Davies Library, opens a new window | December 9

Please join us for an afternoon showing of The Polar Express.

Go on an adventure:

  • Explore Colorado, opens a new window with a free pass to explore the Denver Zoo or other museums in the metro area, or visit a state park. Perfect out and about activities in your free time.
  • While you’re exploring, be sure to check out library resources including State Parks passes!, opens a new window  Also, check each park website for information about holiday closures/hours and precautions due to COVID.

Activities for home:

Here are some holiday-inspired books to keep you entertained and busy while at home:

The Big Christmas Bake

Holiday Crafts

Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids: Gifts, Sweets, and Treats for the Whole Family!

Holiday Gifts

Hanukkah Crafts

Crafts for Kwanzaa

Homemade Holiday

Kids in the Holiday Kitchen

Cook's Illustrated All Time Best Holiday Entertaining

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