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., 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.
A Hudson Christmas
Dec. 6 – 7, Dec. 13 – 31, 5 p.m., Hudson Garden and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. A walk-through holiday lighting display featuring over 250,000 lights, visits with Santa Claus, and seasonal food and beverages. Advance tickets can be purchased at TicketHorse.com or at the box office on any night of the show. For more information, www.hudsonchristmas.org.
Stor-Mor Self-Storage of Littleton Holiday Food Drive
December, 8145 W. Grand Ave., Littleton. Help local families by donating non-perishable food items. Bring in items to the office and staff will distribute them to those in need.
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.
Metro Brokers Southeast Suburban Office Toy Drive
Through Dec. 9, Cash Donations; through Dec. 19, Toys accepted, 6025 S. Quebec St., Suite 100, Centennial. Dec. 19, 4:30 p.m., party to wrap all of this year’s toys; Dec. 20, the toys will be delivered to the Volunteers of America’s Colorado Branch location. Dec. 23, 9 a.m. Volunteers of America’s Colorado Branch will hand out 2,000 food baskets, and Santa will give the toys to the children. Volunteers needed for wrapping, call 303-740-8100 for details.
Silent Hunger for the Holidays Basketball Tournament
Dec. 14, 9 a.m., Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Men and women 18 and older compete in a 3 vs. 3, 6-game guarantee. Individual awards will be given for first place. Prize drawings and contests included. Registration deadline Dec. 12. Take advantage of reduced team fees, with a donation of non-perishable food items to benefit Inter-Faith Community Services. Register today at www.sspr.org, or contact Butchr@sspr.org or call 303-483-7028.
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.
Holiday Brass Fest
Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. rehearsal; 1 p.m. free public concert under the glass of the outdoor Galleria, Denver Performing Arts Center, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. Attention brass players – play with the Denver Brass! Call 303-832-4676.
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.
New Years Eve for Kids with Social and Learning Issues
Dec. 31, 7 p.m. – Jan. 1, 10 a.m., Littleton. Open to kids 11 – 19 with issues of Asperger’s, high-functioning autism, NVLD, ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities. Pre-registration required, 888-550-3111 or www.coloradoweekender.com.
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’
Through 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’
Through 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.
‘A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell’
Dec. 6, 7:30 pm, Boettcher Concert Hall, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, Tony Award®-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is a star of Broadway (Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate), television (Frasier, Glee), and film (The Prince of Egypt, Jumping the Broom), and has appeared on more than twenty albums including his latest critically acclaimed recording, Simply Broadway.
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.
‘Something Young: Holiday Sing-Along’
Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. Presented by Augustana Arts, The Colorado Women’s Chorale with the Mile High Youth Choir. The program includes Barrington Bunny’s Holiday Surprise!, an upbeat adaptation of the story of a special Christmas adventure set to music. Tickets at www.augustanaarts.org or 303-388-4962.
‘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 Claws & Paws
Dec. 8, 7 – 10 p.m., Grand Court, Cherry Creek Shopping Center. 3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver. Bring your four-legged friends for photos with Santa. www.shopcherrycreek.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.
Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace
Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Headquarters Facility, 3550 E. First Ave., Denver. Event that allows young business owners to display and sell their unique products to the local community. This is the perfect opportunity for gift shopping and a great way to support young, local entrepreneurs. Visit www.yacenter.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.
St. Dominic’s Mercado & Craft Fair
Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Dec. 8, 29th & Federal Boulevard, in the lower level of the church. Great food and handcrafted items available for sale. Visit www.stdominicdenver.org.
Women’s Bean Project Holiday Fair
Dec. 6 – 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at 3201 Curtis St., Denver. Santa’s visit Dec. 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Full line of products and new products will be available, including jewelry, soups, chili mixes, salsas, coffee, bowls, mugs, books and more. Visit www.womensbeanproject.com.
South Suburban’s art instructors to sell wares
Dec. 9 – 10, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd. in Centennial. South Suburban Parks and Recreation offers opportunity to purchase homemade gifts during its annual arts and crafts sale, featuring works created by its own art staff, including photography, pottery, ornaments and crocheted hats. Admission and parking are free. A percentage of proceeds will benefit South Suburban’s Culture and Enrichment Department.
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