Christmas Brunch at Hyatt
Dec. 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, Centennial Room – 12th floor view. Includes one mimosa for adults/seniors. $43 for adults, seniors $21 and children 5-12, $20. For reservations, call 303-714-4666.
Santa’s Village at Vistas Court, Park Meadows
Through 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
Through Dec. 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 go to www.hudsonchristmas.org.
Blossoms of Light
Through Jan. 1, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., 1007 York St., Denver. Animated light sculptures and elaborate displays synchronized to holiday songs, along with illuminated plants and trees. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Trail of Lights
Through Jan. 1, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. Colorful light displays with a cozy country aesthetic. The 1880s Hildebrand Ranch homestead is decorated with a vintage Colorado Christmas theme. The barn and antique tractors are also illuminated, along with the children’s play area and tree house that are synchronized to holiday music. Call 303-973-3705.
Stor-Mor Self-Storage of Littleton Holiday Food Drive
Through 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.
‘Home for the Holidays’
Through Dec. 22, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Featuring songs from every decade, this is one holiday show the entire family can agree on. Expect everything from break dancing to powerful singing, from drum lines to The Jerseys. Visit www.lonetreeartscenter.org.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
Dec. 20 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21 2:30 and 6 p.m., Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. Annual spectacular showcasing the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Visit www.coloradosymphony.org.
‘A Christmas Carol:
A Radio Play’
Dec. 20 – 21, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m., Deep Space Events Center, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive #50, Parker. It’s Christmas Eve, and with the actors snowed in and unable to make it to the studios of WGGP for the live radio performance of A Christmas Carol, the sound effects person, played by Ryan Spittler, decides to take the audience through the classic tale himself. When he realizes he is in over his head he enlists the help of the studio custodian, played by Branden Treu, and the fun begins. Call 303-968-4157 or online at www.goodnessgracious.org
‘The Brass of Christmas Past’ with Legacy Quartet
Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m., Newman Center for the Performing Arts, University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Visit www.DenverBrass.org or call 303-832-4676.
Dec. 22, 1- 2 p.m., Skyline Park, 17th and Arapahoe Streets, Denver. More than 300 tuba and baritone players participate in one of the most celebrated and longest-running holiday festivities in Colorado. Event includes students from more than 30 high schools, plus independent musicians about the region. www.downtowndenver.com or call 303-534-6161.
‘Too Hot To Handel’
Dec. 28 – 29, 7:30 pm, Boettcher Concert Hall, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver. This exuberant jazz, gospel and R&B-infused concert brilliantly reinvents Handel’s Messiah. Featuring guest soloists and the Too Hot To Handel Chorus, including members of the New Hope Baptist Church in Denver. Visit www.coloradosymphony.org.
Lone Tree Golf Club to host New Year’s Eve party
Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m., Lone Tree Golf Club, 9808 Sunningdale Boulevard, Lone Tree. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, including carved beef, leg of lamb, a festive salmon display and a selection of desserts. $160 per couple, plus tax and service fee. Reservations required. Call 303-790-0202.
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.
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