Nov. 29, 8 p.m. stores open Dec. 1, 4 -6 a.m., Pancake breakfast, prizes every hour until 10 a.m. Prizes; perks, entertainment and more for shoppers. Park Meadows is located at 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree.
Make a Miniature Holiday Bookend
Nov. 26, 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 3 p.m., Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton Create a miniature bookend featuring a holiday outdoor scene with a festive front door, walkway and decorated tree. Expert crafter Pat Vick will present two identical workshops, open to adults and to children age eight and older accompanied by an adult. Participants must bring $2.50 for materials. Wear an apron or “crafty” clothes. Call the library at 303-795-3961.
Santa’s Village at Vistas Court, Park Meadows
Through Dec. 13, Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Nov. 29, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Dec. 14 – Dec. 21, Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dec. 22 – Dec. 23, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Dec. 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Park Meadows Shopping Center, 8465 S Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree. Explore the lighted village on the way to see Santa in the Vistas Court. Discover a whole new Santa experience with singing reindeer, Santa’s symphony and Santa’s Super Sleigh. Info: 303-792-2999.
South Suburban Parks and Recreation Winter Coat Drive
Through November. Held in conjunction with 7NEWS/Dependable Cleaners’ Coats for Colorado program. Throughout the month, drop off gently used or new coats at specially designated collection boxes throughout South Suburban Park and Recreation District, including: Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton; Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial; Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 RidgeGate Circle, Lone Tree; Family Sports Center, 6901 S. Peoria St., Centennial; South Suburban Ice Arena, 6580 S. Vine St., Centennial and South Suburban Golf Course, 7900 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial. For information on visit www.sspr.org or email Marthat@sspr.org.
Mosaic Church Food Drive
Volunteer Opportunities: Basket Assembly: Nov. 22, 6 – 8p.m.; Basket Delivery: Nov. 24, 12:30p.m. To volunteer contact Robin Harris at 720-841-7437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations Needed: Turkeys, King Soopers or Wal-Mart Gift Cards, aluminum pans, stuffing/bread, potatoes/gravy, vanned veggies, Yams, Cranberry Sauce and other holiday staples.
Drop off items Nov. 22, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Mosaic Church, 4101 S. Lincoln, Englewood.
L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour
Nov. 22 –23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Old Crestmoor Park. Central City Opera Guild has kicked off the holiday season with a festive display of beautiful homes decorated with panache. For more information, visit www.lesprithometour.com. Tickets to the tour can be purchased at King Soopers Grocery Stores or by calling 303-292-6500, ext. 114.
Project Angel Heart Pie in the Sky
Nov. 26 pick up pies at one of 18 locations through Denver and Colorado. Purchase delicious seasonal pies for $25 ($20 tax deductible) and Project Angel Heart will prepare and deliver five meals to Coloradans in need. Visit www.PieintheSkyColorado.org or call 303-830-0202.
Colorado Gerontological Society Holiday Food Basket Drive
Dec. 19 – 20, 3 – 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1375 Grant St, Denver. Donations of food and gift items are accepted during these times. If you can provide a collection site or want to coordinate a large donation, contact CGS, 3006 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Volunteers are needed December 19-21 to assemble the gift baskets, sort and pack, make holiday cards, and deliver the baskets.
Nov. 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Valet Circle, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Hot cocoa, kettle corn, entertainment by the Original Dickens Carolers and lighting of the 60-foot tree.
Christmas Candlelight Services
Dec. 7, 1 p.m., Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Boulevard, Denver. Information: 303-293-2466. Dec. 15, 2 p.m., Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver. 303-399-0692.
Cherry Hills Village Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec. 13, 6 – 8 p.m., Village Center, 2450 E. Quincy Ave., Cherry Hills Village. Tree-lighting, face painting, mayor’s tree lighting ceremony, hayrides, warm chili, hot cocoa, cider and cookies.
Cherry Creek Nursing Center Resident and Family Holiday Party
Dec. 14, 2 – 4 p.m., Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 14699 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. Open to the public.
‘Santa Needs a Holiday’
Through Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. shows added Nov. 30, Heritage Square Music Hall Children’s Theatre, 18301 W. Colfax D-103, Golden. Note: The Music Hall closes for good after this show. For reservations, call 303-279-7800 or visit www.hsmusichall.com.
‘The Santaland Diaries’
Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, Garner Galleria, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. Denver Center Attractions is thrilled to present Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s The Santaland Diaries. Local favorite Matt Zambrano dons the candy-cane tights, bringing to life David Sedaris’ hilarious real-life story of working as an “elf” in Macy’s SantaLand. Filled with holiday hijinks and biting insights into the absurdities of the holiday season. Tickets at www.denvercenter.org or call 303-893-9582.
‘A Christmas Carol’
Nov. 29 – Dec. 29, Stage Theater, Denver Performing Arts Center, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. Dickens’ classic holiday tale comes to life. Tickets at www.denvercenter.org.
Arapahoe Philharmonic Holiday Concert
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Mission Hills Church, 620 SouthPark Drive, Littleton. Tickets at www.arapahoe-phil.org or call 303-871-1892.
LSO presents ‘Great Stories of Christmas’
Dec. 6 – 7, 7:30 p.m., Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Littleton Symphony Orchestra annual holiday concert. Order at www.LittletonSymphony.org.
‘A Ceremony of Carols’
Dec. 6 – 7, 7:30 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. The Colorado Choir Christmas concert features “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten, works by Paul Christiansen and other Christmas selections. More information is available at www.coloradochoir Open reception immediately following. Tickets at 303-892-5922 or online at www.augustanaarts.org.
‘Comfort and Joy’
Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14, 2 p.m., University of Denver – Newman Center. 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Featuring Sound of the Rockies, 12-time Rocky Mountain District Champion with special guests the men’s chorus from Colorado Christian University and the McPhy Quartet. Tickets on sale now at www.newmantix.com/sor.
‘Christmas at the Ranch’
Dec. 13 – 15, Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Boulevard, Highlands Ranch. Tickets/info at www.chcc.org, 303-791-4100.
‘PJ’s with Santa’
Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m., dining hall, Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening with Santa Claus while wearing their best holiday sleep attire. Festivities will include a photo opportunity with Santa, dinner and cookies. Tickets are $2/person, children under 2 years old are admitted free. Must be purchased ahead of time and in person at the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820), guest limit 200. Information: Student Affairs Office at 303-797-5668 or email@example.com.
Santa’s Back Room
Through Dec. 21, Thrift Mart at 1331 E. Colfax, Denver. Shoppers will find extraordinary bargains on all holiday items: hand-crafted wreathes, table decorations, aprons, potholders, hats, scarves, wrapping paper, ornaments, cards, Santa’s, angels, tinsel, trees and lights. Fundraiser for Assistance League of Denver. For more information or to make a donation, call 303-322-5205 or visit www.denver.assistanceleague.org.
Mile High Holiday Mart
Nov. 22. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Nov. 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver. Junior League of Denver event. Visit www.jld.org.
Cookie Tin Sale
Dec. 7 – 8, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 14699 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. Open to the public.
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