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Don't miss these wonderful holiday shows in Denver during the year's most festive season! These old favorites and new classics are perfect for planning a winter trip around.
Bring the family and start (or carry on) a Denver holiday tradition.

'ELF – THE MUSICAL'

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Tag along with Buddy the Elf as he leaves the North Pole for New York City in search of his real father in this family favorite come to life.

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Stage Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
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 SANTALAND DIARIES'

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: The Jones in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Crumpet the Elf returns for more hilarious holiday hijinks in this acclaimed one-man show. Looking for a little more snark in your stocking this year? David Sedaris' offbeat tales from his stint as a Macy's elf in New York City is the sure cure for the common Christmas show. Because of mature language, "The Santaland Diaries" is best enjoyed by adults.

'THE NUTCRACKER'

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the 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.

MARK O’CONNOR AND FRIENDS AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Paramount Theatre
Last year the Mark O'Connor Band won a GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album, and this December they're gracing the stage at the Paramount Theatre with a holiday performance that blends country and pop with Americana, bluegrass and chamber music.

TOO HOT TO HANDEL

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Back by popular demand, this exhilarating jazz, gospel, and R&B-infused concert brilliantly reinvents Handel’s "Messiah" for the 2019 holiday season! Too Hot to Handel features associate conductor Christopher Dragon at the podium, guest soloists Cynthia Renée Saffron and Lawrence Clayton, and members of the Colorado Symphony Chorus.

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Paramount Theatre
Keep the holiday spirit flowing with this Christmas-themed cirque. Featuring magic, circus acrobatics, comedy, live music and caroling, A Magical Cirque Christmas will blow you away. 

'A NIGHT IN VIENNA'

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the 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.

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