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. 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.
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.
Holiday Brassfest with the Denver Brass and The Brass of Christmas Past
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.
Roxborough State Park to host Holiday Sale and Book Signing
Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 percent discount on all books, cards, clothing and more. Three local authors will be available between 10:30 a.m. -1 p.m. to present and personally sign copies of their books about Colorado’s offerings. Authors Chris Englert, Ed Sealover, and Cindy Brick will each offer a 25-minute presentation about their books. Book signing following in the lobby. 10:30-10:55 – Chris Englert: “Denver’s Best Urban Hikes.” 11-11:25 – Ed Sealover; “Colorado’s Excursions with, History, Hikes and Hops” 11:30-11:55 -Cindy Brick: “Ghosts and Legends of Colorado’s Front Range” and noon to1 – Author Book Signing in Lobby. All proceeds benefit the park. Freshly baked goodies and hot chocolate available for visitors. Info: 303-829-7143.
Holiday events at The Fort
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.
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.
CU South Denver Holiday events
Dec. 9, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Movie, milk, cookies, holiday activities with Santa. Museum access and the original Grinch Who Stole Christmas playing on the Giant Screen all day. Happy Elf cash bar for those that are 21+. Book a photo and visit with Santa for an additional $20 per group. Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 5:30-9 p.m. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Movie and Martinis. Info: 303-315-9444 or email@example.com
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. Tickets: 303-758-2820. Visit coloradobach.org.
Arapahoe County Republicans Holiday Get Together
Dec. 19, 5-8 p.m. Wildefire Bistro, 15352 E. Ida Dr., Unite E, Aurora. Full Taco Bar, 2 for 1 Happy Hour drinks till 8 p.m. $10 per attendee. Bring your favorite homemade dessert to share at the dessert table. RSVP by Sunday, Dec. 16. Pre-payment is required. Info: 303-779-1115. Send check to Arapahoe County Republican Party at 429 N. Eaton Park Court, Aurora, CO 80018. Send names of all attendees.
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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