Happy Holidays

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

Music

Dec. 3: Hanukkah Concert — 10-11:30 a.m., JCC Denver Social Hall, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver; jccdenver.org/calendar.

Dec. 3-5: Holiday Festival 2021 — Holiday concert with CU Boulder student choirs, bands and orchestras along with world-class faculty performers, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 4, 4 p.m. Dec. 5, Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder, $20-$66; cupresents.org.

Dec. 4: Sounds of the Season — With the Parker Symphony Orchestra and Parker Chorale, 4 p.m., The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, $7 and up. Tickets required: parkerarts.org.

Dec. 4-5: Timothy P. and the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers — 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, $22 and up; lakewood.org/lccpresents.

Dec. 10-11: Here We Come A-Caroling — Presented by Cherry Creek Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village, $10-$20; cherrycreekchorale.org.

Dec. 11: Trace Bundy's Acoustic Holiday — With Glen Phillips, 8 p.m., Boulder Theater, Boulder, $25-$35; axs.com.

Trace Bundy's Acoustic Holiday

Trace Bundy's Acoustic Holiday

Dec. 14: Barry Manilow - A Very Barry Christmas — 7:30 p.m., Bellco Theatre, Denver, $19.75 and up; axs.com.

Dec. 15: Chris Isaak Holiday Tour — 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $49 and up; ticketmaster.com.

Dec. 16: Jazzin' Up the Holidays — Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra holiday concert, 7 p.m., Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, $22 and up; lakewood.org/tickets.

Stage

Dec. 1-31: "Who's Holiday" — Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, $25; vintagetheatre.org.

Dec. 3-5: "A Classic Parker Holiday" — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-4, 2 p.m. Dec. 5, The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, $24 and up. Tickets required: parkerarts.org.

Dec. 3-26: "The Twelve Dates of Christmas" — Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, $20-$34; vintagetheatre.org.

Dec. 9-18: "The Nutcracker of Parker" — The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, $26 and up. Tickets required: parkerarts.org.

Dec. 9-24: "Santa's Big Red Sack" — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. Sundays and Dec. 24, The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, $29.50; santasbigredsack.com.

Dec. 11-23: The Nutcracker — Presented by Ballet Ariel, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, $25-$38; lakewood.org/tickets.

Dec. 18: "Making Merry" — Presented by Stories on Stage, 2 p.m., Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder, $22; storiesonstage.org.

Dec. 18: "Making Merry" — Presented by Stories on Stage, 2 p.m., Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder, $22; storiesonstage.org.

Dec. 19: "Making Merry" — Presented by Stories on Stage, 2 p.m., King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, $22; storiesonstage.org.

Through Dec. 23: "Elf - The Musical" — Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, go online for ticket prices; arvadacenter.org.

Through Dec. 26: "A Christmas Carol" — Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Wolf Theatre, Denver, go online for tickets prices; denvercenter.org/tickets-events.

Through Jan. 2: Cirque Dreams Holidaze — Gaylord Rockies, Aurora, $29 and up; tickets.gaylordrockies.com.

Through Jan. 2: "Camp Christmas" — Outdoor extravaganza, Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, $8-$25; denvercenter.org/tickets-events.

Shopping

Dec. 3-19: Belmar Holiday Bazaar — 4-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Belmar Plaza and indoor shopping hall, 439 S. Teller St., Lakewood. Free admission tickets: tinyurl.com/tzjt28xh.

Dec. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19: Après Ski Holiday Market — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver; dairyblock.com/events.

Dec. 4-19: Belleview Station Holiday Bazaar — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Belleview Station, 6785 E. Chenango Ave., Denver. Free admission tickets: tinyurl.com/4j9k6ukz.

Through Dec. 19: Olde Town Arvada Holiday Makers Market — 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Arvada; oldetownarvada.org/holiday-makers-market.

Charity

Dec. 5: LoDo Gives Back — Family-friendly holiday activities including Santa, live music, cocktails, free hot chocolate, games and more, with an opportunity to support four fantastic Colorado non-profits, 11 a.m., Market Station, Denver Union Station, Dairy Block and McGregor Square, Denver. Free tickets required: tinyurl.com/xv3wcedh.

Through Dec. 24: Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive — New, unwrapped toys, gift cards and cash donations to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. Go online for information: denver.cbslocal.com/together4coloradotoydrive.

Through Dec. 29: Miracle & Sippin' Santa Holiday Pop-up Bars — To benefit local charities, Denver and surrounding areas. Go online for locations: miracledenver.com.

Food and Drink

Dec. 4: Yule Logs and Eggnog Cooking Class — 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, Denver, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $79; 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

Dec. 7: Festive Holiday Meats Cooking Class — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, Denver, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $90; 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

Dec. 9: Holiday Cookies and Cocktails Cooking Class — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, Denver, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $79; 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

Dec. 11: Young Chef: Christmas Cookie Decorating Cooking Class — For ages 9 and older with a parent, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. p.m., The Seasoned Chef, Denver, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $60; 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

Dec. 13: Feast of Seven Fishes Cooking Class — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, Denver, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $90; 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

Dec. 17: A Caribbean Christmas Couples Cooking Class — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, Denver, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $180; 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

Dec. 19: Buche de Noel Cooking Class — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave., Denver, $119; cookstreet.com.

Other events

Dec. 3-4: 1940s White Christmas Ball — Doors open at 3:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Downtown Convention Center, Denver; 1940sball.org.

Dec. 4: Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas — With 250,000 LED holiday lights, Breckenridge; gobreck.com/event/lighting-breckenridge-race-santas.

Dec. 5, 12 and 19: Santa at the Station — Free visit with Santa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver. Skip-the-line tickets available for $50 per family with advanced online ticket purchase; unionstationindenver.com.

Dec. 4 and 11: Christmas Pictures with Crazy Hair Alpacas — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., HillTop School House, 5748 Flintwood Road, Parker; crazyhairalpacas.com.

Through Dec. 12: Film on the Rocks: Holiday Drive-In — Fridays-Sundays, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. Go online for list of movies, $59.50 per car; tinyurl.com/4mmr8v6m.

Through Dec. 27: Merry & Bright Lights Show — 5-10 p.m., Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver; unionstationindenver.com.

Through Dec. 31: Central City Opera Guild’s Virtual Holiday Home Tour, L’Esprit de Noël — tinyurl.com/6k8myyze.

Through Jan. 1: Drive-thru Light Displays — 5:30-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Bandimere Speedway, 3051 S. Rooney Road, Morrison and Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights, $35 per vehicle; christmasincolor.net.

Through Jan. 1: The Polar Express Train Ride — Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad; durangotrain.com.

The Polar Express Train Ride

The Polar Express Train Ride

Through Jan. 2: Zoo Lights — Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, $15-$25. Tickets required: denverzoo.org/events/zoolights.

Through Jan. 2: Luminova Holidays — Dazzling lights, candy cane tunnel, rides and more, Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver. Go online for ticket prices; elitchgardens.com.

Through Jan. 2: Trails of Light — A winding path glistening with lights that illuminate the Colorado countryside, Chatfield Farms, Littleton. Tickets: botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/trail-lights.

Through Jan. 8: Blossoms of Light —  Celebrate the holiday season with a dazzling and ever-changing display of light and color, closed Dec. 25, Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, Denver. Tickets: botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/blossoms-light.

NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS

Dec. 30 or 31: New Year's Eve in the Alps Couples Cooking Class — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, Denver, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $200; 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

Dec. 31: Crumb's New Year's Eve Boulder Bash — 8 p.m., Boulder Theater, Boulder, $35-$39.50; axs.com.