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The holiday season in Denver brings many theater, music and dance performances like 'Camp Christmas,' and 'The Nutcracker.' Come to The Mile High City and make a night of it with great hotel deals starting at $99!

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'THE THANKSGIVING PLAY'

Ends Dec. 15, 2019
WHERE: Curious Theatre Company

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly "woke" parody of the classic, colonialist Thanksgiving story.

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL'

Ends Dec. 22, 2019
WHEREArvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, this joyous and opulent musical adaptation 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.

'THE NUTCRACKER'

Ends Dec. 29, 2019
WHEREEllie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex
The holidays are not complete until you see the Colorado Ballet perform their annual "The Nutcracker," featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky's extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This dazzling spectacle of glittering snowflakes and shimmering sugarplums will transport audiences to the Land of Sweets.

'CAMP CHRISTMAS'

Ends Jan. 5, 2020
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace​

"Camp Christmas" is The Mile High City's newest holiday experience, where holiday traditions of the past and present get merrily mashed together in a giant 10,000-square-foot winter wonderland. This over-the-top indoor immersive installation turns the Christmas spirit all the way up with awe-inspiring displays of decorations that shift time and reality. 

COMING SOON

QUEERBOTS HOLIDAY SHOW

WHEN: Dec. 12, 14 and 19, 2019
WHERE: The Clocktower Cabaret

Join the Queerbots Improv and Sketch Comedy Show for four evenings of holiday hilarity!

'GRANNY DANCES TO A HOLIDAY DRUM'

WHEN: Dec. 13–15 and 20–22
WHERECleo Parker Robinson Dance
Enjoy this holiday favorite that blends dance, live music, spoken word and seasonal celebrations and customs from around the world in a story about Granny's memories. What makes "Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum" so unique and magical is that the memories are relived and told to her grandchildren through a beautiful display of dance, live music and storytelling. 

'MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER'

WHEN: Dec. 13–14, 2019
WHERE: Paramount Theatre

This Christmas give your family the gift of "Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker." With world-class dancers, more than 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, ring in the holidays with this cherished holiday tradition. 

'A COLORADO CHRISTMAS'

WHEN: Dec. 13–15, 2019
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex
The warm sounds of the holidays fill the concert hall with your favorite songs at "A Colorado Christmas". "‘Twas the Night Before Christmas," narrated live from stage, will put a smile on your face and set a festive tone for this treasured holiday program, and you won’t want to miss other favorite works like “Sleigh Ride,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from "The Nutcracker" and even a few “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.

HOLIDAY BRASSFEST

WHEN: Dec. 14, 2019
WHERE: Denver Performing Arts Complex

Join Denver Brass and more than 100 other local musicians for a free public brass concert! 

'MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS'

WHEN: Dec. 14–15, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Mannheim Steamroller's holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas over the past 30 years. Experience the magic of the season as the spirit of Christmas comes alive with their signature sound. 

ALL BEETHOVEN – 250TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

WHEN: Dec. 16, 2019
WHEREBoettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex
Bertie Baigent takes the podium as the Colorado Symphony performs a special one-night performance of his iconic "Fifth Symphony."

'AN IRISH CHRISTMAS'

WHEN: Dec. 18, 2019
WHERE: Paramount Theatre

As seen on PBS, "An Irish Christmas" brings just about everything to the table. Dancers dance through the generations, Songs spin out of the mist and into familiar standards like "Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Carol of the Bells," and superb musicians work their magic on pipes, flutes, fiddles, button accordions and bodhráns.

'HANDEL'S MESSIAH - AWAKENING'

WHEN: Dec. 20–21, 2019
WHEREBoettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex
This beloved production has been reorganized to clearly present the narrative while maintaining the great traditions of this noble work. The Colorado Symphony Chorus will be divided between a chamber chorus and a larger chorus, and a narrator will present the masterpiece in a dramatic context that this story-telling composer would have appreciated.

FACE HOLIDAY SHOW

WHEN: Dec. 21, 2019
WHERE: Paramount Theatre
Join Colorado's favorite local a cappella group turned national sensation for an evening of holiday tunes. 

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE

WHEN: Dec. 22, 2019
WHERE: Paramount Theatre
Everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole Peanuts gang as their produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season.

'HOLIDAY BRASS'

WHEN: Dec. 22, 2019
WHEREBoettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex
Come celebrate the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony Brass in a resounding program of seasonal favorites, featuring traditional carols, classical favorites, jazz transcriptions and music from beloved holiday movies and TV specials. Make your holiday season bright by joining the Colorado Symphony Brass in an unforgettable "Holiday Brass" program that hits all of the right Yuletide notes.

'HOLIDAY MAGIC' 

WHEN: Dec. 29, 2019
WHEREParamount Theatre
Direct from Broadway, marvel at Adam Trent's "Holiday Magic" at The Paramount!

THE SPILLIONAIRES HOLIDAY SHOW

WHEN: Dec. 29, 2019
WHEREThe Clocktower Cabaret
This nine-piece band funk and soul band returns for a show featuring holiday classics and favorites from Bruno Mars, Earth Wind and Fire and Mariah Carey.

'A NIGHT IN VIENNA'

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2019
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex
The wildly popular annual tradition featuring the Colorado Symphony waltzing with you into the New Year returns. Start your celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony's presentation of "A Night in Vienna," a rousing selection of polkas, waltzes and marches. The festive evening is the perfect send-off to 2019 — and the early start time ensures that you won't miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks.

'DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS'

Ends TBA 2020
WHERE: Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex

Kids and adults alike will love this retelling of the classic Christmas movie. Max the Dog narrates as the Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," schemes to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. 

'Love Actually' in Concert 

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex

See this classic romantic comedy on the big screen as the Colorado Symphony plays the movie score live. 

CELTIC WOMAN: THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS TOUR

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex
Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they return for another spectacular evening with your Colorado Symphony. Featuring music from the all-female music ensemble's extensive repertoire featuring holiday favorites "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Silent Night."