When: Dec. 26-28, 10 a.m. 2013
Your Christmas season's been missing something. You only notice it in the quiet of the room, or when a friend says goodbye, or when it snows, but the question is always there: Where are the donkeys? Suffer no more, friends, for the Western Museum of Mining & Industry (225 North Gate Blvd., wmmi.org) is bringing you its Holiday Festival and Winter Break with the Burros. Today includes a visit from children's writer Lyn Bezek, author of Daisy, the Cripple Creek Donkey, as well as chances to mine chocolate chips from cookies, play with LEGOs and, of course, boogie with the burros. Admission is $4 to $8. — Bryce Crawford
Price: Free with admission.