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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.

'CAMP CHRISTMAS'

WHEN: Nov. 21, 2019–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. 

'HIP HOP NUTCRACKER'

WHEN: Nov. 23–24, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

The "Hip Hop Nutcracker" is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless score and performed by a cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop's founding fathers. Digital graffiti transform the landscape from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant streets of contemporary New York City.

'HOME ALONE IN CONCERT'

WHEN: Nov. 29, 2019
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Kevin McCallister has been left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation and must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Enjoy the hilarious and heartwarming film as the Colorado Symphony plays John Williams’ charming and delightful score live.

'THE NUTCRACKER'

WHEN: Nov. 30–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.

'DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS'

WHEN: Dec. 3–8, 2019
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the 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. 

CELTIC WOMAN: THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS TOUR

WHEN: Dec. 8, 2019
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the 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."

'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.

'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 in the 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.

'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE'

WHEN: Dec. 22, 2019
WHERE: Paramount Theatre

Join Linus, Lucy, Charlie Brown and Snoopy as everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production "A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage."

'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.

'A NIGHT IN VIENNA'

WHEN: Dec. 31, 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.

'GRANNY DANCES TO A HOLIDAY DRUM'

WHEN: TBA
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. 

'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.

'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.

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. 

 

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