Holiday Activities in Denver

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Star Wars at Denver Art Museum: November 13 – April 2

Go behind the scenes for a special look at the costumes in the popular Star Wars films. Featuring original costumes from these classic films, you can see everything from Leia’s iconic gold bikini to Vader’s daunting suit. Exhibited with flair, you can learn more about the designs and concepts behind the costumes as you explore this special exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

Skyline Ice Rink: November 22 – February 14

Nothing says winter better than ice skating beneath twinkling lights with a warm cup of hot cocoa to follow. Denver’s downtown ice rink is affordable fun for the whole family, with skate rentals for only $2 and free if you own your own skates! There is live music, skate lessons, and more throughout the season.

Turkey Trot: November 24

What better way to prepare for Thanksgiving festivities than a morning run, jog, or walk? Thanksgiving morning popular Wash Park is filled with families and friends participating in the annual Turkey Trot. In addition to a morning of fun, participants are supporting Mile High United Way’s work in the community. With live music, entertainment, and a beer garden sponsored by Great Divide Brewing Company, this year’s run is sure to be a good one!

Grand Illumination: November 25

Downtown Denver’s Winter in the City program is kicked off with the Grand Illumination. Bright lights illuminate the city from the City and County Building to Union Station. The exhilarating exhibition can be viewed until December, but the lighting ceremony itself is well worth seeing!

Blossom of Lights: November 25 – January 1

Every year the Denver Botanic Gardens is illuminated by thousands of holiday lights and brilliant light sculptures. The breathtaking view of the dark gardens filled with twinkling lights is an essential to the Denver holidays. Warm beverages and tasty treats can be purchased in the gift shop and enjoyed while strolling through the magical winter garden.

Nutcracker: November 26 – December 24

The Colorado Ballet’s annual performance of this classic holiday piece brings a quintessential holiday experience through the timeless music of Tchaikovsky. Visit the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and be transported into a world of magic, snow, and sugarplums through the exquisite performances of the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and Colorado Ballet.

Parade of Lights: December 2 & 3

An iconic Denver tradition since 1975, the Parade of Lights in Downtown Denver is not an event to miss! This free fun for the whole family features beautiful lights and decorative floats, with a special visit from Santa himself!

Zoo Lights: December 2 – January 1

This highly anticipated event is one of Denver’s most popular holiday attractions. Lights and illuminated animal sculptures cover 70 acres of the zoo’s campus, with exciting entertainment every night. Sculptures can be found swinging from trees, hiding in corners, and promising fun for all. You may even get to meet Santa! 

Monthly Market Stats: November

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Stats 1 NOV“Historic data indicates Denver-area will see annual appreciation in housing prices during general election years. The market remains robust amidst record low inventory for the month of October and drop in homes sales.

Year-over-year average price of homes sold is up 9.96 percent to $398,588. However, the number of homes sold in October dropped 11.43 percent compared to last year, and the pace of new listings coming onto the market is slow with 9.87 percent fewer homes year over year. Notably, 2016 represents a new record low in listings for October with 6,731, compared to the previous low record in 2014 with 6,748 listings. From 1985 to 2015, average active listings for October is 16,615. For comparison, the record high October was 2006 with 29,722 listings.

With the election season coming to an end, an important question we face is how it will affect the metro Denver housing market.”

– Steve Danliw

©Denver Metro Association of Realtors

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Madison Monthly Market Stats

RE Stats Square oct“The beginning of fall typically ushers in two things – the Rockies being officially eliminated from post-season play, and the number of homes sold in the Denver real estate market tapering off after a blistering hot summer. Having said that, the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (DMAR),’The Voice of Real Estate® in Denver Metro,’ believes this fall could still shape up to be the hottest home market in the last decade. Why? Even though September produced a seasonal slowdown, indicators point to above-normal numbers of active listings. Also, many homebuyers are anxious to get locked into a low-interest home mortgage loan before the Feds likely propose an interest rate increase at the end of the year.” – Anthony Rael, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee


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Madison’s New Office!

RiNo Title PageWe are so excited to move into our new office in RiNo. In one of Denver’s vibrant places, this new office embodies our Madison culture. Sharing the block with Central Market, a new one-of-a-kind open-market in the heart of Denver, and surrounded by restaurants, coffee, shops, and bars, we can’t wait to office out of this incredible space. Riverfront North Art District is home to Denver’s spectacular art scene, and we were honored to have our new building be one of the spaces adorned with the city’s finest street art. The new office fosters community and collaboration, with open space and glass walls between offices. An incredible view of the city can be seen from the patio. We can’t wait for this new development in Madison’s business. Come stop by, say hello, see the views, grab a bite at Central Market, and enjoy the city!

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Welcome Fall with Fun Activities!

The leaves have begun to change, air is crisp and cool, and it is undeniable that fall has finally arrived. Denver falls are spectacular, with the golden aspen leaves and perfect temperatures. Enjoy some of these fun activities happening in and around Denver this fall, the opportunities are nearly endless!

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