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The Nutcracker Experience

Enjoy an entertaining performance of The Nutcracker ballet, presented by Allana’s Academy of Dance.

Boo! On Briggs Street

Come out for Trunk or Treat, costume contests, a glow-in-the-dark dance party and more. Reservations required for costume contests.

Santa Express Train

Take a train ride, wearing your cozy pajamas where Santa's elves entertain. After a 30 minute ride, the train reaches the "North Pole" where Santa boards the train to pass out a holiday bell to each child as he visits with the children. $30-$69.

Turkey Shoot Free Throw Contest

Enter a free throw contest for a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey. Participants will be divided by age and gender. Age 6 and up. $2 Lafayette residents; $7 non-residents. Reservations required.

Happy Noon Year

Ring in the new year with activities at the library, and magic with Chad Wonder. All ages. Pick up a free ticket at the library to attend, starting one hour before each show.

Longmont Turkey Trot

Sign up to run a fast and scenic 10K or 2 mile course with family and friends. $18-$20 for 2 mile; $20-$24 for 10K. Sample goodies in the Vendor Village after the race. Reservations required. Call for group rate information.

Making Merry 2017

Listen as a variety of storytellers bring literature to life on stage in an holiday celebration featuring songs, stories and other silliness from Great Britain.

Santa’s Elves Kids Giving Opportunity

Register to enable kids to help other kids, face-to-face so that the givers get to see and feel the difference that they've made for another child. See Denver Nuggets, KOOL105 Radio, and hear the Colorado Children's Chorale perform. Registration opens late October but December 9 is the date for giving. Later dates can be arranged.

9NEWS Parade of Lights

Come to this signature holiday event with floats, marching bands and a visit from Santa. 9NEWS Parade of Lights Presented by American Furniture Warehouse Produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting

Gather around the Town Tree and join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale in a Sing-a-long to Silent Night to kick off the event before the official lighting. Once the park is lit up, stroll around O’Brien Park and take in the sights of the fun holiday ice sculpture displays, or run into some holiday…

Olde Golden Christmas

Experience small town, authentic holiday charm during a month-long celebration featuring Victorian carolers, live reindeer, free horse drawn carriage rides, lights display, barbershop quartets, and free Newfoundland dog-pulled cart rides.

Tulip Twist Dance

Enjoy dancing to a DJ, crafts and refreshments. Semi-formal attire encouraged. For dads with daughters ages 3-8. Reservations required through the Louisville Recreation and Senior Center. Reference code: 12021-1.

Holiday Show & Gift Shop

Avoid the malls this holiday season and shop local. CAE features unique, handmade gift and holiday items from local and regional artists in a cohesive, mixed retail display.

YouthBiz Marketplace

Buy local from young business owners who display and sell their unique products to the local community. All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners. Find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more.

DIA Ice Skating Rink

Go ice skating at the airport on the DEN Plaza. Enjoy a variety of entertainment and family-friendly music playing in the background.

WinterSkate in Boulder

Skate outdoors in Boulder on the plaza next to the Dushanbe Teahouse.

The Rink at Belmar

Skate at the 7,000 square foot outdoor rink located in the Plaza.

Santa Visits

Stop by Santa Claus’ little red house at the corner of Broadway and Plaza Drive for a visit.

Bunny Express Train

Hop on the train that features the 1880s vintage passenger coach, and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. The Easter Bunny will be handing out candy, and the Depot General Store will have gift ideas for Easter baskets.

The Nutcracker of Parker

Times vary by date. See The Colorado School of Dance's 13th anniversary production of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Age 6 and up. $24-$29.

Charlie Brown Goes to The Nutcracker

Curl up by the fireplace, enjoy a drink and listen to a blend of music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with jazz versions from The Nutcracker, featuring the Ron LeGault Jazz Trio.

Valentine’s at the Mansion

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early this year at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Enjoy music, sample sweet treats, and tour the historic home.

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Las Posadas

Listen to live musicians play customary Las Posadas songs, participate in a reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem as depicted in the Christian bible and enjoy complimentary biscochito cookies with hot cider and Mexican hot chocolate.

Farolito Lighting & Pinecone Ceremony

Watch as a chosen honoree lights the farolitos – paper bags filled with sand and illuminated with candles – in the open-air courtyard of The Fort in an alternative tree lighting ceremony. Hot cider, Mexican hot chocolate and biscochito cookies are served.

Fall Festival

Walk through the mazes and pumpkin patch; pet the animals and purchase organically grown produce at a Boulder family farm. On weekends, ride a steam engine, learn about farming methods from the early 1900s or take a hay ride for $3.

Ballet Ariel Nutcracker

Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 2pm. 16, 22 at 7pm. Go on a magical magical adventure of toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes and Sugar Plum fairies. $38 adult, $35 student/senior, $28 ages 3-12.

Santa’s Flight Academy

Visit Santa, who is looking for cadets to help him prepare his sleigh for the big day. Create memorable moments with the Flight Suit Visualizer, a magical snow and light show inside Santa’s sleigh.

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