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Psst… 46 Holiday Events to Attend in Denver this Winter

46 Holiday Events to Attend in Denver this Winter | The Denver Ear

Daylight Saving Time is a sign that “Winter is Coming,” and in order to prepare you for the upcoming festive holiday season, The Denver Ear is once again bringing you the largest holiday event guide on the web!

With over 40 featured Denver Winter Holiday Events & Festivals 2017, we are sure you will be “Jing, Jing, Jingling” all season long.

46 HOLIDAY EVENTS TO ATTEND IN DENVER THIS WINTER

Psst… Events listed in chronological order

#1 SANTA’S FLIGHT ACADEMY AT CHERRY CREEK SHOPPING CENTER
Cherry Creek Shopping Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Cherry Creek Shopping Center

When: November 13 – December 24, 2017

Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Time: View Schedule Online

Cost: View Photo Package Pricing Online

Santa’s Flight Academy, taking place in the Kaiser Permanente Grand Court at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, is an interactive and magical hero’s journey that transforms children into key members of Santa’s Flight Crew.

This year, this event will be themed after the upcoming animated holiday film, “Ferdinand.” Experience a powerful and magical snow and light show inside Santa’s sleigh, and, of course, a visit with Santa Claus.

#2 SANTA’S NEW VILLAGE AT PARK MEADOWS
Park Meadows | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Park Meadows

When: November 13 – December 24, 2017

Where: Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Time & Cost: Varies

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True holiday magic will take place throughout Santa’s New Village located in the Dillard’s Court in Park Meadows. Discover a whole new Santa experience by walking inside an oversized Christmas tree featuring 3-D lights. Take in the sights and sounds with Santa’s sleigh, the snowman tree, festive reindeer, an over-sized Santa throne, custom costumes and interactive elements!

#3 SANTA’S TOY FACTORY AT SOUTHWEST PLAZA
Santa's Toy Factory | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Dazzling Daily Deals

When: November 13 – December 24, 2017

Where: Southwest Plaza, 8501 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

Time & Cost: Varies

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Embark on an exciting adventure at Santa’s Toy Factory at Southwest Plaza! Put on your safety hat, test new toys and even digitally design your own.

#4 THE RINK AT BELMAR
Belmar | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of @Belmar

When: November 16, 2017 – January 28, 2017

Where: Belmar, 464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Time: View Schedule Online

Cost: $5 – $9.50; Free for Seniors (65+) and Children 2 & Under

Belmar kicks off its 13th season of ice skating with The Rink at Belmar. Whether it’s a family tradition or a first date, the center’s 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice rink located at the district’s Plaza is the place for good times this winter.

#5 HALCYON’S MISTLETOE MARKETPLACE
Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek

When: November 16 & December 19, 2017

Where: HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

This holiday season, Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek is curating exclusive access to some of Cherry Creek North’s most unique boutiques with the 1st annual Mistletoe Marketplace. Providing a backdrop for 20 Cherry Creek North retailers in the Halcyon Ballroom, this will be the perfect one-stop-shop to pick up stocking stuffers and treats for everyone on your list.

For added yuletide vibe, Alice 105.9 will be rocking around the tree with Stocking giveaways. Snack on seasonal treats and enjoy one free drink ticket to the cash bar.

#6 DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET
Denver Christkindl Market | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Christkindl Market

When: November 17 – December 23, 2017

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St Mall, Denver CO 80202

Time: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 7pm; Friday & Saturday 11am – 9pm; Closes at 4pm on Thanksgiving Day

Cost: Free

Denver Christkindl Market transforms Skyline Park into a magical “old world” European Christmas village, with wooden vendor huts, twinkling lights, festival music, and an authentic German Bier Hall.

Patrons will be transported to an authentic holiday market like the ones found in German public squares, to shop from thirty featured gift and craft artisans, bakers and chefs, many of whom have come to Denver from around the world.

#7 HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL
Holiday Food & Gift Festival | Colorado Convention Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Holiday Food & Gift Festival

When: November 17 – 19, 2017

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: Friday & Saturday 10am – 7pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $12 – $14; Free for Children 12 & Under

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The 31st Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. This festival is the largest holiday celebration in the west drawing many shoppers annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early.

Over 400 exhibitors will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts including art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and more. There will also be a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including toffee, tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and many more delights.

Santa Claus makes an early appearance at the festival and is available each day for kids of all ages.

#8 L’ESPRIT DE NOËL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Central City Opera | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of @Central City Opera

When: November 17 – 18, 2017

Where: Cranmer Park/Hilltop

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: $23

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The 2017 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour will be the 41st annual edition of this popular fundraising event, benefiting Central City Opera.

The two-day walking tour will feature five magnificent homes in Denver’s Cranmer Park/Hilltop neighborhood, beautifully decorated for the holidays by the metro area’s most accomplished florists and table designers.

Psst… More than 2,000 people visited the home tour in 2016!

#9 THE STREETS AT SOUTHGLENN’S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING & SANTA’S ARRIVAL
The Streets at SouthGlenn | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Streets at SouthGlenn

When: November 17, 2017

Where: Commons Park at The Streets at SouthGlenn, 200 E Commons Ave, Centennial, CO 80122

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

The Streets at SouthGlenn will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at Commons Park. The event will feature a festive and fun kick-off to the Holiday season.

Santa Claus will board a holiday-themed Clydesdale Carriage and will follow toy soldier drummers and Rockette-style dancers to make a grand entrance into Commons Park. Santa will light up thousands of lights on the tree and surrounding areas, including The Cube Ice Rink.

US National level skaters from Shipstad Entertainment will be performing in a skating exhibition for the opening of The Cube ice rink, as well as more entertainment and activities for the entire family.

#10 SANTA’S BIG DAY AT THE OUTLETS AT CASTLE ROCK

Outlets at Castle Rock | The Denver Ear

When: November 18, 2017

Where: Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd #437, Castle Rock, CO 80108

Time: 8:30am

Cost: $5

Celebrate the arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick, Outlets at Castle Rock will be hosting a special family-friendly celebration: Santa’s Big Day. They will serve a pancake breakfast, a scavenger hunt around the mall, entertainment, and other fun activities throughout the morning!

#11 CENTENNIAL’S HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Centennial Holiday Lighting Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City of Centennial

When: November 18, 2017

Where: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial, CO 80111

Time: 3pm – 5:30pm

Cost: Free

City of Centennial is hosting its 6th annual Centennial Holiday Celebration at in the Amphitheater at Centennial Center Park. Bundle up, bring your friends and family, and enjoy performances by local school choirs, hot cocoa, hot cider, cookies, and top the evening off with a visit from Santa and the lighting of their spectacular tree.

Psst… Please consider bringing gently worn or new coats to donate to Coats For Colorado and/or a pair or package of new socks for donation to homeless shelters.

#12 CHERRY CREEK SHOPPING CENTER’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING & AFTER PARTY
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | Cherry Creek Shopping Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Cherry Creek Shopping Center

When: November 18, 2017

Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Cost: Free

Join Cherry Creek Shopping Center for their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Valet Plaza. Kickoff the season with Denise Plante from KOSI 101.1,  enjoy a festive evening with holiday entertainment, live music, complimentary hot chocolate, kettle corn, cotton candy, and roasted nuts.  Then, gather inside for an after-party and more festivities!

#13 SOUTHLANDS HOLIDAY HOMETOWN PARADE & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
St. Nick's Holiday Market | Southlands Shopping Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Southlands

When: November 18, 2017

Where: Southlands Shopping Center, 6155 S Main St #260, Aurora, CO 80016

Time: 6pm

Cost: Free

Southlands Shopping Center is hosting its annual Holiday Hometown Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, with special guests, including one Mr. Claus.

#14 THE BROWN PALACE CHAMPAGNE CASCADE
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

When: November 19, 2017

Where: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 12pm

Cost: Free; $125 VIP

Register for VIP Online

Kick off the holiday season in style at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa‘s 30th Annual Champagne Cascade.

The event will feature a master swordsman using a Napoleonic saber to sever the bottlenecks of Moet & Chandon Champagne bottles. The Champagne is then poured into the uppermost glass of a two-story high, 6,000+ glass pyramid. As the champagne overflows the top glass, it cascades into the glasses below, creating a dazzling display as the bubbly liquid flows.

#15 DOWNTOWN DENVER RINK AT SKYLINE PARK
Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park Denver | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Downtown Denver Partnership

When: November 22, 2017 –February 14, 2018

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Varies

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Cost: Free Admission; $6 – $8 Skate Rentals.

Psst… Free Rentals on Sundays!

The Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park will be open for free skating, fun and more to the heart of Downtown Denver.

#16 THE ORCHARD TOWN CENTER’S WINTERFEST WEDNESDAY
The Orchard Town Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Orchard Town Center

When: November 22, 2017

Where: The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St #850, Westminster, CO 80023

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

WinterFest Wednesday kicks-off the holiday season at The Orchard Town Center, transforming Town Center Square into a child’s holiday dream. This special show will offer families a tantalizing tale of fun as a cast of characters come to life before their eyes, dancing, singing and helping all of us to find the spirit of the holidays. Santa will arrive at 6pm, joining in the fun and bringing to life The Orchard’s 50′ Christmas Tree with lights and music.

#17 DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT’S ICE SKATING RINK
Denver International Airport | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver International Airport

When: November 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Where: Denver International Airport, 8500 Peña Blvd, Denver, CO 80249

Time: 9am – 9pm

Cost: Free

Enjoy a true Colorado winter experience on ice, complete with carolers and seasonal music, at Denver International Airport.

Psst… Complimentary skates available!

#18 FRIDAY NIGHT BAZAAR: HOLIDAY EDITION
Friday Night Bazaar | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Friday Night Bazaar

When: November 24, December 1 & December 8, 2017

Where: 1717 E 39th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 4pm –10pm

Cost: Free – $30

Purchase Tickets Online

Friday Night Bazaar, Produced by TheBigWonderful, is the only holiday market in Denver this season that offers the Colorado Bottle Shop and Tasting Room — which allows attendees to purchase, and sample, cases and bottles of local Colorado wine, cider and spirits on site.

The Bazaar will feature a different band each Friday, with the lineup including: Le Pompe Jazz, Royal Street Ramblers & Brothers of Brass. Additionally, a selection of the best local Food trucks will be onsite for attendees to enjoy while shopping the best of Colorado’s craft vendors.

#19 UNION STATION’S GRAND ILLUMINATION & FREE SANTA VISITS
Denver Union Station | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Union Station

When: Grand Illumination: November 24, 2017; Santa Visits: November 24& 26, December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2017

Where: Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Grand Illumination: 5pm – 7pm; Santa Visits: Varies

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Cost: Free

Come kickoff the 2017 holiday season at the Grand Illumination of Union Station! Join the LoDo District and the Union Station Alliance as they light Denver Union Station. Enjoy carolers and treats, drinks at The Terminal Bar, and the revealing of this year’s holiday lighting of the iconic station.

Additionally, Santa & Mrs. Claus will kick of the holiday season in the Mile High City. as part of the Grand Illumination Celebration, as well as free family photos in the Great Hall on select dates!

#20 A HUDSON CHRISTMAS
A Hudson Christmas | Hudson Gardens Event Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Hudson Gardens Event Center

When: November 24 – 25, December 1 – 3, 8 – 10 & 15 – 31, 2017

Where: Hudson Gardens Event Center, 6115 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Cost: $6 – $9

A Hudson Christmas is a premier holiday light show with thousands of twinkling lights in majestic trees, visits with Santa and memories for the whole family. Stroll along a festively decorated outdoor walking path as you sip hot chocolate and experience dazzling displays of color and sound. In addition, Nixon’s Coffee House will be open and selling a variety of hot beverages and snacks to enjoy.

#21 DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS’ BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT
Denver Botanic Gardens | The Denver Ear

Photo ©Denver Botanic Gardens. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin

When: November 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Cost: $15 – $20; Free for Children 2 & Under

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Denver Botanic Gardens presents the Blossoms of Light, an annual family-friendly event that has become a tradition.

This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms the York Street location’s Gardens into a twinkling winter wonderland, and includes an interactive light display, featuring a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights, Holiday treats, warm drinks, and a souvenir mug.

#22 SANTA’S VILLAGE AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AT CHATFIELD FARMS
Denver Botanic Gardens | The Denver Ear

Photo ©Denver Botanic Gardens. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin

When: November 24 – December 24, 2017

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

Time: 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $15 – $20; Free for Children 2 & Under

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms is hosting Santa’s Village this holiday season. Meet Mrs. Claus, Santa and his reindeer while walking through colorful holiday lights that illuminate the night. Chatfield Farms will be transformed into a magical village. Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa’s cinema and find unique holiday gifts in his workshop.

#23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A Christmas Carol | Denver Center for the Performing Arts | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Adams Visual Communications. Photograph courtesy of ©DCPA Press

When: November 24 – December 24, 2017

Where: Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 1:30pm; 6:30pm; 7:30pm *Date dependent

Cost: Starting at $35

Purchase Tickets Online

A Christmas Carol, presented by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, is a  joyous and opulent musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel.

The story traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. A Christmas Carol illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.

#24 THE SANTALAND DIARIES
The SantaLand Diaries | Denver Center for the Performing Arts | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Nicholas Renaud. Photograph courtesy of ©DCPA Press

When: November 24 – December 24, 2017

Where: The Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd & Arapahoe, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 2pm; 7pm *Date dependent

Cost: Starting at $25

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The SantaLand Diaries, presented by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, tells the story of Crumpet the Elf’s stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City. This acclaimed one-man show based is on stories by David Sedaris.

#25 COLORADO BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER
The Nutcracker | Colorado Ballet | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Mike Watson. Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Ballet

When: November 25 – December 24, 2017

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Varies

Cost: $30 – $120

View Schedule & Purchase Tickets Online

Colorado Ballet‘s 57th annual production of The Nutcracker returns to Denver this holiday season.

The Nutcracker will feature more than 300 costumes, 30 Company dancers, 20 Studio Company dancers, 65 Academy dancers, scenery by José Varona and timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

#26 HORSESHOE HOLIDAY MARKET
Horseshoe Holiday Market | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Horseshoe Market

When: November 25 – 26, 2017

Where: 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

The Horseshoe Market is celebrating its 8th season with the Horseshoe Holiday Market. Shop for unique gifts this holiday, taste gourmet eats from local food trucks, and enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere.

#27 DENVER HOLIDAY FLEA
Denver Flea | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Adam Larkey. Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Flea

When: December 1 – 3, 2017

Where: The Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Time: Friday 6pm – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5 – $35; Free for Children 12 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

The Denver Flea is hosting its annual Holiday Flea event this December. The weekend at Holiday Flea means full access to the vendors, drinks, tunes, and more.

Finish up holiday shopping with nearly 200 local makers showcasing their wares, grab a a craft beer or cocktail with an old friend, stoke up your holiday cheer, explore the iconic former Sports Castle, or enjoy a bit of all of the above.

#28 ZOO LIGHTS AT DENVER ZOO
Zoo Lights | Denver Zoo | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©The Denver Ear

When:  December 1 – 31, 2017

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 5:30pm – 9pm

Cost: $9 – $17

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Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo‘s campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected.

#29 ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA: HOLIDAY MOVIE PARTIES
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

When: December 1 – 19, 2017

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sloan’s LakeAlamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton

Time & Cost: Varies

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Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season with family-favorite films at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, that feature special features and food menus. This December, Holiday Movie Parties include: ELF, Home Alone, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story!

#30 9NEWS PARADE OF LIGHTS
9NEWS Parade of Lights | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©9News Parade of Lights

When: December 1 – 2, 2017

Where: Starting at W Colfax Ave & Bannock St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Friday 8pm & Saturday 6pm

Cost: Free; $16 – $25 Grandstand Tickets

Purchase Grandstand Tickets Online

The 9NEWS Parade of Lights continues to be the signature event in Downtown Denver during the holidays. You won’t want to miss the sparkling lights, marching bands, giant balloons, dazzling floats and delightful characters as they take the streets of Downtown.

Spectator viewing for the Parade is free all along the two-mile route and grandstand tickets are available in front of the City & County Building.

#31 LAKEWOOD LIGHTS
Lakewood Lights | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City of Lakewood

When: December 1 – 2, 2017

Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S Yarrow St, Denver 80226

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: Free

Join the City of Lakewood for Lakewood Lights, an annual free holiday celebration. Experience the Lakewood Heritage Center festively decorated with thousands of lights, alongside family-friendly activities.

Lakewood Lights will include museum tours, tractor pulled hay-wagon rides, photos with Santa, musical entertainment, hot cocoa and holiday cookies, Holiday ornament-making, and unique gift shopping.

#32 WINTERFEST ON SOUTH PEARL STREET
South Pearl Street | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©South Pearl Street

When: December 1 – 2, 2017

Where: South Pearl Street, Denver CO 80210

Time: Friday 5pm – 9pm & Saturday 11am – 5pm

Cost: Free

South Pearl Street is hosting a WinterFest celebration for the entire family. WinterFest will include a Box Elder Horse and Wagon rides, a holiday market with gift and food vendors, local merchant open house, and appearances by Santa!

Live music will be filling the street, and you can enjoy a hot adult beverage as well as hot chocolate and cider for the kids.

#33 BRUNCH WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS AT FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK
Four Mile Historic Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Four Mile Historic Park

When: December 2, 2017

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver 80246

Time: 9am – 12pm

Cost: $13 – $20

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Four Mile Historic Park will be be ringing in the season with a special Brunch with Father Christmas. Families will feast on seasonal fare and participate in traditional holiday merrymaking.

#34 CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHILDREN’S CHORALE
Christmas with the Children's Chorale | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Children’s Chorale

When: December 2 – 3, 2017

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Saturday 1pm & Sunday 6pm

Cost: $19 – $75

Purchase Tickets Online

Christmas with the Children’s Chorale, presented by Colorado Children’s Chorale, combines 400 young singers full of holiday spirit with traditions and stories of the season from around the world.

From sacred to silly, old favorites to new, Santa Claus and a surprise visitor, you don’t want to miss this popular holiday tradition.

#35 1940S WHITE CHRISTMAS BALL
1940s Ball | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©1940’s Ball

When: December 2, 2017

Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver Convention Center, 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 5pm – 1am

Cost: General Admission $67

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The 1940’s White Christmas Ball will transport back in time this holiday season for an unforgettably magical 40’s and 50’s holiday party. Mix, mingle and dance among vintage vehicles, movie set lights and props, re-enactors, sleighs, Christmas trees, and a canopy of glistening lights. Enjoy live music, costumes, reenactments of classic holiday films, sleigh rides, food, drinks, and dancing!

Psst… This event raises money for The Colorado 10th Mountain Division and The Commemorative Airforce!

#36 DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS: FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

Photo Credit: ©Disney On Ice

When: December 7 – 10, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Thursday 7pm, Friday 11am & 7pm, Saturday 11am, 3pm & 7pm; Sunday 1pm & 5pm

Cost: $20 – $80; Free for Children under 2 on lap

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Follow Your Heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice!  Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game.

Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney

#37 TINY HOUSE HOLIDAY VILLAGE
Colorado Tiny House Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Tiny House Festival

When: December 9 – 10, 2017

Where: The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: $5

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Have you ever wanted to see a tiny house festively decorated and on display for the holidays? What about ten of them? Visit the Tiny House Holiday Village, Presented by Colorado Tiny House Festival, and talk to the tiny house professionals about all things tiny!

#38 CHERRY CREEK NORTH’S WINTER FEST ON FILLMORE PLAZA
Cherry Creek North | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Cherry Creek North

When: December 9, 2017

Where: Fillmore Plaza, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Experience the true joy of the holiday season, including winter itself at Winter Fest on Fillmore Plaza and at participating businesses throughout the Cherry Creek North area.

This festive celebration will culminate on Fillmore Plaza, transforming the street into a winter wonderland, featuring: Live ice carving, temporary fire pits, face painting, and complimentary treats and warm beverages.
Businesses throughout the area will also be hosting Winter Fest activities, such as ornament decorating, entertainment and more.

#39 DENVER JACKALOPE: AN INDIE ARTISAN FAIR

When: December 9 – 10, 2017

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

The Denver Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair is a weekend shopping destination featuring over 150 local, curated and hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.

Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more.

#40 MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Center for the Performing Arts

When: December 9 – 10, 2017

Where: Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Saturday 4pm & 8pm; Sunday 3pm

Cost: Starting at $44

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for more than 30 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series, which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America.

#41 ELF THE MUSICAL
ELF The Musical | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©ELF The Musical Tour

When: December 13 – 17, 2017

Where: Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting from $25

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ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.

#42 DENVER PAVILIONS HOLIDAY CAROUSEL
Denver Pavilions Holiday Carousel | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Pavilions

When: December 15, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Where: Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 9pm

Cost: $3; Free with Voucher from Denver Pavilions Merchants

Get into the holiday spirit by taking a ride on Downtown’s first and only Holiday Carousel at Denver Pavilions.
Rekindle some of that childhood magic at Denver Pavilions!

#43 COLORADO SYMPHONY’S: A COLORADO CHRISTMAS
A Colorado Christmas | Colorado Symphony | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Symphony

When: December 15 – 17, 2017

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time:Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm & 6pm; Sunday 1pm

Cost: $15 – $89

Purchase Tickets Online

The Colorado Symphony will fill Boettcher Concert Hall with your favorite holiday songs with A Colorado Christmas. This family-friendly evening features traditional Christmas carols with a chance to sing along, and the opportunity to meet both Santa and Mrs. Claus! Plus, they’ll be performing holiday classics including highlights from the popular production of Too Hot to Handel.

#44 BACKYARD ON BLAKE’S HOLIDAY SHOPPING WEEKEND

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When: December 16, 2017

Where: Backyard on Blake, 3040 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 12pm – 12am

Cost: Free

Knock out your holiday shopping list at the shops at Backyard on Blake. Browse for special holiday gifts at the gorgeous shops around the Backyard, Find ethically sourced and the best of local makers, share hot chocolate & marshmallows over a fire, and take a break with a wonderful dinner & drinks.

#45 TUBACHRISTMAS
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When: December 17, 2017

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 1pm – 2pm

Cost: Free

Tap your toes to your favorite holiday tunes at the annual TubaChristmas concert in Skyline Park. Featuring 300 tuba players from all over the region, TubaChristmas is one of the most celebrated and longest-running holiday festivities in Colorado.

#46 “JEWISH CHRISTMAS” CHINESE POP-UP AT ROSENBERG’S BAGELS

Jewish Christmas | The Denver Ear

When: December 24, 2017

Where: Rosenberg’s Bagels at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Time: 5pm – 10pm

Cost & Tickets: Follow Rosenberg’s Bagels Facebook Page

Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen will host its third annual Chinese food pop-up “Jewish Christmas”. Proceeds will benefit Project Angel Heart, a local non-profit that provides meals to people coping with life-threatening illnesses.

In true “Jewish Christmas” style, two classic holiday movies will show during the event. In past years, the one-night-only menu will include classic Chinese-American cuisine such as egg rolls, General Tso’s Chicken, Lo Mein (duck and veggie) and fried rice, as well as Rosenberg’s-inspired favorites like Smoked Salmon Rangoon, Kung Pao Pastrami and a variety of desserts.

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