The two locations of the Denver Botanic Gardens are offering colorful events such as their Día de los Muertos celebration. There will be exhibits, displays, and even a very cool art workshop called the Tree of Life Altar for the adults. The annual giant eight acre corn maze will delight fans of all ages, a Chipotle Sustainable Food Film Series, a Homemade Gifts from the Kitchen, and a lovely Trail of Lights to warm every heart for the holidays. Check out these activities and more this November, 2016.

Día de los Muertos at the Gardens

It’s time for el Día de los Muertos here in Colorado and the Denver Botanic Gardens is celebrating it in style at the York Street location.

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Oct. 10 through Nov. 6, 2016 this colorful Latin American and United States tradition, Day of the Dead, will be a chance to come together to honor their deceased loved ones through tradition. Friends and families will come together for this holiday to make altars and place offerings of food and gifts, along with other memorable activities. What a fabulous way to honor our ancestors. It is included with the Gardens’ admission price.

Another cool exhibit that will be found in the El Pomar Room is the artwork of the nichos. These small, uniquely decorated boxes were painted in beautiful bright colors by students from Denver Public Schools to add even more to this meaningful time of the year.

Time for grown-ups to find creativity

November can bring out the creativity with fun workshops for the adults at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

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The Tree of LIfe is a tradition in Mexican folk art and during this Día de los Muertos celebration, Denver artist Diane Sasaki brings in her Mexican Heritage to teach a class on how to create altars for their loved ones.

Gardens teach baking for the holidays

Classic holiday baking and homemade gifts will be bringing the kitchen to life this November. Two workshops will help fans put their creativity to work in their own kitchen. Homemade Gifts from the Kitchen will teach attendees how to involve the entire family in making homemade gifts of delicious food. The Classic Holiday Baking class will teach how to improve those skills of making pie crusts, dinner rolls, and ready to bake cookie dough.

Get lost in a corn maze

Eight acres of craziness is waiting for all ages at the Gardens' Chatfield Farms location in Littleton, CO. There are plenty of photo opportunities with life-size animal cutouts hidden among the maze. Along with that maze there are hayrides, a barrel train ride, pony rides and hamster balls.

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Of course there are fall favorite treats like funnel cakes, kettle corn, and more.

Chipotle Sustainable Food Film Series: "Eating Alabama"

Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill, the Sustainable Food Film Series features movies that educate viewers to learn more about sustainable food practices, organic farming and growing food with the community. This film called “Eating Alabama” features filmmaker Andrew Beck Grace and his wife searched for a more simple life and go back to their roots. Watch how they eat like the grandparents did on local seasonal food. Yummy food provided by Chipotle.

The Gardens' annual Trail of Lights

The Chatfield Farms location is already preparing for their glorious Trail of Lights for the holidays. It is a rustic holiday lights display with some favorites and new lighting elements. There are plenty of things for all ages to see and enjoy.

For a full list of November events and the times check out Denver Botanic Gardens' website. Denver Botanic Gardens began in 1951 and happens to be one of the top botanical gardens in the United States. #Education #Halloween