Denver’s Holiday Season Festivities Come Alive with Concerts, Markets, Visits with Santa, and More

Santa’s Flight Academy

When: November 8 – December 24, 2018

Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Become an official member of the flight crew and enjoy a special visit with Santa.Receive a personalized Cadet Badge, try on a virtual flight suit, learn how to operate the sleigh, dance under magical lights, snowfall,and more!

Santa’s Toy Factory

When: November 9 – December 24, 2018

Where: Southwest Plaza Shopping Mall

Become an official toy tester and help digitally design toys at Santa’s Toy Factory! Reserve time to see Santa online between Monday and Wednesday through December 5th to save $5.

The Rink at Belmar

When: November 15 – January 27, 2019

Where: Belmar Plaza

Belmar Center’s 7,000 square foot outdoor ice skating rink is the place for good times this winter! Visitors who make a new toy or canned food donation to The Action Center from Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, November 18, will get half price admission.

Denver Christkindl Market

When: November 16 – December 23, 2018

Where: On 16th Street Mall, across from the clock tower

This annual event brings authentic German and other European holiday traditions to Denver. Guests can find delicious cuisine, festive German drinks, handmade jewelry, toys, clothing,gifts and much more. Live entertainment is featured inside the festival tent every evening.

Run, Run Rudolph

When: November 17 – December 24, 2018

Where: Outlets at Castle Rock

‘Run, Run Rudolph’ is a scavenger hunt to find all nine of Santa’s reindeer that will be on display throughout the holiday season. Participants are given a map and reindeer stickers at Customer Service and those who return with the stickers placed over each correct location receive a special treat from Cinnabon.

A Christmas Carol

When: November 21 – December 24, 2018

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, at the Stage Theatre

A Christmas Carol promises to warm your heart and renew your holiday spirit. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Christmas Carol illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.

The Santaland Diaries

When: November 23 – December 24, 2018

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, at the Jones Theatre

If your eggnog is curdled, you’ve got a stocking full of coal and you’re on the Naughtiest List, Crumpet the Elf has got your back. Santa’s not-so-helpful sidekick returns for more hilarious hijinks in this acclaimed one-man show based on the memoir by David Sedaris.

Union Station Holiday Market

When: November 23 – December 16, 2018

Where: Union Station

Denver Flea has brought together over 100 of Colorado’s best makers and artisan brands to pack the Plaza of Union Station for a holiday shopping wonderland in the heart of Mile High, filled with shopping, festivities, and winter fun.

The Nutcracker by Colorado Ballet

When: November 24 – December 24, 2018

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed Nutcracker, the largest in the state and named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award Contest, returns for its 58th year, with live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

RiNo Holiday Bazaar

When: December 7 – 9, 2018

Where: Walnut St. between 28th & 29th, plus Erico Motorsports & Stem Ciders Parking Lots

The RiNo Holiday Bazaar is a vibrant market filled with local shops, delicious food, and a variety of spirited drinks, all coming together to elevate and redefine the holiday shopping experience into a fun, festive party.

Winterfest on South Pearl Street

When: November 30 – December 1, 2018

Where: South Pearl Street

Visit South Pearl Street for Box Elder Horse and Wagon rides, a Saturday holiday market with gift and food vendors, and a holiday photo with Olde World Santa. Enjoy a hot adult beverage or hot chocolate and cider for the kids.

Holiday Tea With Santa

When: December 1, 2018

Where: The Ritz-Carlton

Guests of all ages may enjoy savory tea sandwiches, petite pastries and a selection of cozy teas with Santa Claus. Ritz Kids will enjoy a cookie decorating station, a card making activity to send to the North Pole,and printed photos with Santa to take home!

Christmas With The Children’s Chorale

When: December 1 – 16, 2018

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall

Combine 400 young singers full of holiday spirit with traditions and stories of the season and you get a concert brimming with everything you need to ensure a joyous holiday. You don’t want to miss this popular holiday tradition.

1940’s White Christmas Ball

When: December 1, 2018

Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver Convention Center

Experience an enchanting evening of dancing with your sweetheart amidst 1940’s and 50’s vehicles, movie set lights and props, reenactors, sleighs, Christmas trees, a canopy of lights and the most sought after big bands.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

When: December 5 – 15, 2018

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, at the Buell Theatre

This timeless tale tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written.

Brunch With Father Christmas

When: December 8, 2018

Where: Four Mile Historic Park

Father Christmas hosts this occasion for families to feast on seasonal fare and participate in traditional holiday merrymaking. Includes holiday crafts, a yule log hunt, a picture with Santa, and tours of the Four Mile House decorated for the season.

Cherry Creek North’s Winter Fest

When: December 8, 2018

Where: Fillmore Plaza

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 refreshments. Businesses throughout the area will also be hosting Winterfest activities, such as ornament decorating, entertainment and more.

Jackalope Denver

When: December 8 – 9, 2018

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building

At this holiday weekend event, shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods,including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods,innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, and more.

A Colorado Christmas with the Colorado Symphony

When: December 14 – 16, 2018

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall

This family-friendly evening features traditional Christmas carols, highlights from our popular production of Too Hot to Handel, and a few of your favorite“Frozen” winter tunes. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who’s naughty and who’s nice in preparation for the big night!

A Magical Cirque Christmas

When: December 26, 2018

Where: The Paramount Theatre Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all –jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols with incredible live musicians on stage.Be transported to the golden age of entertainment by the mind-blowing talents,stunning costumes, comedy, and more.

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