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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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There’s Snow Place Like DEN for the Holidays Enjoy the Free Ice Skating Rink


Holiday Market, Film on the Fly, Ugly Sweater Contest, Holiday Entertainment Series

DENVER – Nov. 23, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) will kick off its holiday experience this week with a free ice skating rink on the open-air plaza. The ice skating rink will then be followed by decorations adorning the Jeppesen Terminal and live entertainment filling the air with excitement. This joyful experience will continue outside on the DEN Plaza with a holiday market, the continuing “Film on the Fly” series with a holiday classic film and more. There is “snow place like DEN” this holiday season.

The free ice skating rink will be on the DEN Plaza for everyone to enjoy Nov. 25 to Jan. 1, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily. DEN will provide a true Colorado winter experience on ice with characters and carolers surprising the crowd as they spontaneously show-up and provide entertainment. There will also be family-friendly music playing in the background. The ice skating rink has been made possible in partnership with United Airlines.

Visitors to the ice skating rink and other holiday activities will have the opportunity to enter to win two round trip tickets on United Airlines, restrictions apply. Stop by anytime between Nov. 25 and Jan. 1, 2017 to enter to win.

In addition to the ice skating rink, DEN will host a variety of events through Dec. 24, including:

  • Dec. 7, 2016 – DPS@DEN Performance Series: Denver Public School students from Noel Community Arts School will perform from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The choir and dance team will perform on the DEN Plaza and in the Jeppesen Terminal.
  • Dec. 9 – 11, 2016 – Holiday Market: DEN welcomes its first outdoor holiday market, open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the DEN Plaza. The market features everything Colorado from locally sourced crafts, home goods and apparel to prepared foods from local bakeries, gourmet cheese, and even artisan pickles. This is a great opportunity to find the perfect gift, while supporting local businesses.
  • Dec. 16, 2016 – Holiday “Film on the Fly” – “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”: The party starts at 4 p.m. on the DEN Plaza, with the best Ugly Holiday Sweater contest. The film begins at 6 p.m. so get ready to laugh out loud with the Griswalds. Film on the Fly is presented in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton. Some seats will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own chair or cushion to ensure a seat.
  • Dec. 16 – 24, 2016 – Holiday Entertainment: A variety of holiday entertainment will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in the Jeppesen Terminal. The entertainment will consist of local choirs, caroling groups, singer/songwriter musicians, pianists, brass band and dance groups who will fill DEN’s Great Hall with the magic of the holiday season.

“During the winter holiday travel season, millions of passengers pass through Denver International Airport en route to visit family and friends, to enjoy Colorado’s extraordinary wintertime recreation options, or just to connect to another part of the world,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “This year we are providing a variety of new entertainment options and we encourage passengers to come early and spend some extra time with us to enjoy the Colorado spirit at the airport.”

The plaza is located pre-security, is open to the public and is accessible just steps from the new University of Colorado A Line station at DEN (tickets are $9 and good for multiple trips during the same day), or a short walk from the airport parking garages ($3/hour). The Great Hall is located in the center of the Jeppesen Terminal also located pre-security and open to the public.

About Events at DEN

Events at DEN is an ongoing series of public events that brings family-friendly entertainment, activities, music, movies and more to the Jeppesen Terminal and the plaza that connects the Jeppesen Terminal with the Westin Denver International Airport. Events at DEN feature both unique offerings only found at the airport – such as open-air movies on the plaza – as well as events that connect visitors with major happenings in and around the Denver community, including local art and music. DEN’s 82,000-square-foot open-air plaza offers stunning views of the terminal tents, major public art installations, the transit center facility, the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver. The plaza is covered by a canopy, providing both covered and uncovered areas for activities.

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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