How is it possible that 2016 is almost over?  November is another great month in Colorado with many events and the start of ski season.  Here are 5 Things to Do in Colorado in November 2016:

Denver International Wine Festival (November 3rd-4th)

The 12th anniversary of this event is being held at the Westin Denver International Airport. This is a great excuse to check out hotel, and take the train to safely get to/from the event. The three-day wine and food festival showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region, and was named one of the “Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Wine Festivals” in the U.S. by Fodor’s and one of the Top Fall Wine Festivals by Thrillist. Of last check, this event has over 16,000 people interested on Facebook.

Get your tickets here:

So many opening days for ski areas (all month long)

While Arapahoe Basin showed off by opening on October 21st, most ski areas celebrate opening days in the month of November. While the terrain is limited, the crowds are thin and lodging is typically cheap.

Keystone kicks off the month on November 4th. Copper and Breck follow on November 11th. Winter Park and Vail open on the 16th and 18th respectively. Every other major mountain opens by the 25th.

Here is a complete list of opening ski dates for Colorado ski areas:

Vote! (on or before November 8th)

This has been a tumultuous election season. November 8th most importantly that we can celebrate our country by exercising our right to vote. It also means that we can celebrate all the positives of moving past election day (no more political ads, campaign phone calls, and social media fighting over candidates). Also, regardless of who you support, there are some great election day parties.

Don’t forget to register to vote here:

Denver Film Festival (November 4th – 12th)

This is a huge event that is put on by the Denver Film Society. The Denver Film Festival is the largest film event in the Rocky Mountain Region, selling 55,000 tickets to 250 films.

Learn more here:

The Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Buell (November 20th)

Wow, we’re talking about the holiday season already. If you are a little tired of the same old same for the holiday, think about checking out a remix on Tchaikovsky's classic. This is described as “an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist.”

Learn more here:

What did we miss?  Next month, we’ll be sending out December’s version of Great Colorado Events.