Denver Center Theatre A Christmas Carol
Nov. 21-Dec. 24. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Tickets start at $30. Call 303-893-4100.
Santa Claus at Tagawa Gardens
Dec. 1, 2, 9 and 15. 12-3 p.m. 25 percent off Nearly everything in stock! Christmas Trees have already arrived at Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Road, Centennial. Look for $5 off one purchase of $25 or more in the Nov. 15 Villager. Not valid with other offers.
Aurora Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m. at Aurora Municipal Center. Live musical and dance performances, live reindeer, face painting, hot chocolate and snacks, story telling with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa and an amazing light display. Santa arrives at 5:45 p.m. A free event and requires no pre-registration or tickets. Info: Josh Sturm, 303-739-7182. No dogs allowed.
Creator Mundi celebrating 30 years
Distinctive Sacred Art and Gifts. For the past 30 years they have celebrated life’s events and created sacred spaces together. Their distinctive symbols radiate spiritual beauty, Old World craftsmanship and heirloom quality. Located at 901 Englewood Parkway, Suite 112, Englewood. Call 303-795-8148.
Blossoms of Light at York St. and Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms
Through Jan. 1. Open nightly from 5-9 p.m. The lights extravaganza has new features and more lights, including a refreshed interactive light display in the UMB Amphitheater. Carolers stroll the Gardens on select evenings. See schedule on website in early November Holiday treats, warm drinks, a souvenir re-usable mug and the popular HoloSpex 3Glasses may be purchased. Santa’s Village open Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 23-Dec. 23, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Chatfield Farms is transformed into a magical, North Pole-inspired village. Admission includes a hayride, short holiday movie clips at Santa’s Cinema, live reindeer, crafts with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa and craft vendors in Santa’s workshop. Food and beverages may be purchased.
Colorado Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Through Dec. 24. Times vary with afternoon and evening performances. Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Tickets: Colorado Ballet.org.
Kantorei Presents Joint Concert
Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. Kantorei, a premier Denver choir presents “A Winter’s Night,” its annual joint holiday concert with the Cherry Creek High School Meistersingers. The concert is open to the public. Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village. Info: kantorei.org/concerts/meistersingers2018.
Governor’s Residence Preservation Fun Holiday Kick-Off
Nov. 26, 5-8 p.m. at Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, 400 E. Eighth Ave., Denver. Experience the Residence by strolling through rooms depicting Colorado history using this year’s theme, “Decades of Design.” Remarks by Gov. John Hickenlooper, adult beverages, hot chocolate and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Special performance by the Colorado Children’s Chorale. Registration fee, $100. RSVP: 303-837-8350;4. or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodson Recreation Center Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shop homemade gifts from more than 70 Colorado artisans. South Suburban’s Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. Univ. Blvd. Free admission and parking. Complimentary gift wrapping by the Sparks Gymnastics Team Moontime Crepes food truck on-site. Info: email@example.com, or call 303-483-7074.
Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce Holiday Concert
Dec. 1, Concert starts at 4 p.m., activities from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. at City Center Circle.
Holiday Brassfest with the Denver Brass and The Brass of Christmas Past
Dec. 1, noon. Calling all brass players, ages 8-98. They will provide you your very own music book and tips to get you in great shape for a live performance. Free concert put on by the Denver Brass and BrassFest participants kicks off the holiday season. Concert, Denver Galleria at Performing Arts Complex. Pre-registration online or call 303-832-4676. Dec. 15, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. A jubilant chorus of Christmas carolers. Selections include: A variety of your favorite Christmas carols and traditional songs. Newman Center for the Performing Arts – 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Tickets starting at $18. Tickets: 303-832-4676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday events at The Fort
Dec. 1, 4 p.m. “Farolito Lighting and Pinecone Ceremony.” Toss a pinecone into the fire to remember a loved one, sing carols, and enjoy music provided by Colorado School of Mines and other strolling musicians. Refreshments and biscochitos are provided. Dec. 8, 5 p.m. “Holiday Auction Costume Party.” Celebrate the holidays and support Tesoro by participating in their annual Auction fundraising event. Dec. 24, 4 p.m. “Las Posadas: Our Annual Christmas Eve Event.” Tesoro partners with Christian Life Movement to commemorate Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem as they seek shelter on the night of Jesus’ birth. Refreshments and biscochitos are provided. The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison.
Englewood Holiday Parade
Dec. 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m. The parade will start West of the round-about at Cherokee and Englewood Parkway. Proceed along Englewood Parkway until it reaches City Center. Concert after the parade at the City and afterward lighting of the trees.
Littleton Symphony Orchestra Concert
Dec. 7 and 8. 7:30 p.m. “A Littleton Christmas” features the Littleton United Methodist Church Choir, the Littleton High School Troubadors Choir, the Denver Bronze Bell Choir and dancers from the Littleton Ballet Academy. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org.
Santa’s Appointed Pet Poet and Santa
Dec. 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Santa’s Poet, Amy Marschak, will perform improv poetry about your pet. Just provide her with a few words or phrases about your pet and she will perform poetry for you. At Only Natural Pet, 5900 S Univ. Blvd., Cherry Hills Marketplace, Greenwood Village. You may also video the performance. Amy is a New York trained actress and you can see some of her work on NorthPolePoe.com Bring your pets and have pictures taken with Santa. Shop for your Pet’s holiday gifts.
Greenwood Village Mayor’s Holiday Lighting Winter Fair
Dec. 8, 3-5 p.m., Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec St. Games, cocoa, train rides, holiday treats and a snow hill. Visit Santa, enjoy art activities and entertainment. Tickets required for Greenwood Village residents only. Free parking in the Harlequin lot located off Orchard and Greenwood Plaza Blvd. South. No parking at City Hall. Info at greenwoodvillage.com/specialevents or call 303-486-5773.
City of Greenwood Village Festival of Lights
Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Lighting of the giant menorah of Freedom. Hanukkah gifts for the children, dreidels, latke/doughnuts, arts and crafts. This event is free and open to the public.
Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party
Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m. at the Englewood Elks Club, 3690 S Jason St. Invitation Only – RSVP to the Chamber of Dec. 5 at 303-789-4473.
Colorado Bach Ensemble Concert
Dec. 16, 4 p.m. “Handel for the Holidays: The Complete Messiah.” Soloists: Awet Andemicael, Anna Englander, Dann Coakwell and Andrew Garland at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village. Tickets: 303-7s58-2820. Visit coloadobach.org.
Denver Interfaith Messiah Sing-Along
Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Hope United Methodist and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints present their 4th Annual Sing-Along with orchestra and soloists. Hope’s Sanctuary, 5101 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village. Suggested donation of $10/person or $30/family to benefit the Village Resource Center. Visit denverinterfaithmessiah.weebly.com.
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