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.
WHEN: Nov. 7–Dec. 23, 2020
WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum
The story of The Polar ExpressTM is theatrically re-created and combined with a magical train ride at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Children get to meet Santa and experience all the sights and sounds of this classic tale as if happening all around them. This year, a whole host of carefully crafted updates have been made in order to ensure the health and safety of guests, cast and crew, so put on your pajamas and your most fashionable mask and bring the family to enjoy sharing hot cocoa and cookies together as the "Hot, Hot, Hot—Chocolate" song and dance unfolds before your eyes.
WHEN: Dec. 2–18, 2020
WHERE: Wonderbound Studios
We promise the cold won't get under your skin in "Winterland!" Featuring jaunty jingles and titillating tales, this new performance by Wonderbound dance and theater troupe will be your antidote to the cold-weather blues.
WHEN: Dec. 4–6, 2020
Delight in the twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and beautiful music of CU Boulder’s Holiday Festival. The decades-old celebration brings together student choirs, bands and orchestras and world-class faculty performers for a concert of holiday favorites and new surprises. This year, enjoy a streaming video version the annual celebration.
WHEN: Dec. 5, 2020
This year, the Longmont Museum's epic annual fundraiser extravaganza broadcast will be streamed live and direct from the Stewart Auditorium. The free show features more than a dozen musical acts over eight hours. Enjoy some of your favorite local musicians as they perform original tunes and holiday standards. And, in classic telethon style, the museum will be taking donations online and over the phone for the duration of the show.
WHEN: Dec. 10–18, 2020
WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center
Head to nearby Lone Tree for a performance of The Nutcracker Suite — a holiday classic!
WHEN: Dec. 13, 2020
We may not be able to gather in person, but that doesn't mean we can't make the holidays jolly! Enjoy holiday favorites during Stories on Stage's 20th Anniversary Holiday Celebration, live-streamed directly from the stage!
WHEN: Dec. 24, 2020
WHERE: The Fort Restaurant
Tesoro’s annual Las Posadas celebration is a “truly Colorado” holiday activity. Reenacting Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, this one-night event is a shortened version of Mexico’s traditional nine-day festival. But it’s not short on fun: kids are invited to be part of the processional and take a crack at the piñata. Enjoy live music and Mexican hot chocolate and biscochitos (traditional cookies flavored with cinnamon and anise). All ages and all faiths are welcome to participate in this free event.