The weekend is packed with great events, both indoors and out. You can gear up for Christmas or the slopes, laugh at locals, rediscover all the comforts of home — and indulge in bargain activities courtesy of Denver Arts Week. Our ten favorite events follow; check theWestword calendar for even more fun. Deck the Mall 16th Street Mall
11 a.m. Friday-Saturday, free
Halloween is over, which means it's already time to get in the Christmas spirit. Kick off the holiday season on the 16th Street Mall with free hot chocolate, specialty food booths, handcrafted items and much more. It's never too early to start shopping — or to get in the spirit.
Festival AnneX McNichols Building
Stop by the newly renovated McNichols Building as free fun unreels through the Denver Film Festival. You might catch a free movie, explore virtual reality or nibble on some popcorn; there are also some cool panels, but they'll set you back $11. Click here for the complete lineup.
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