Things to do in Denver this weekend, Dec. 24-26

Kids and adults ride a merry-go-round set up at Lonnie Hanzon's Camp Christmas in Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. Dec. 2, 2021.

Kids and adults ride a merry-go-round set up at Lonnie Hanzon's Camp Christmas in Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. Dec. 2, 2021.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa, Denver!

If you still have last-minute shopping to do, visit the Cherry Creek Holiday Market on Friday for its last day of the season. Other holiday activities include light shows, A Christmas Carol, Camp Christmas, and a Kwanzaa parade. If you’re looking for more holiday happenings, check out this list from Maggie or read below.

You can also cheer on the Denver Nuggets or Denver Broncos this weekend, or participate in a variety of online activities ranging from cooking classes to onstage performances.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, stay safe and don’t forget your mask.

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually. 

 

Friday 

 

Just for fun

Camp Christmas. Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $8-25.

Cherry Creek Holiday Market. Fillmore Plaza at Cherry Creek North, between 1st and 2nd avenues. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

Blossoms of Lights. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 4:30-9 p.m. $18 (non-member children ages 3-15), $19 (members and non-member seniors), $21 (non-member adults).

Trail of Lights. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. 5-8:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under), $10 (child member), $13 (adult member, senior, student, military or child ages 3-15), $15 (adult). Advanced registration required.

A Hudson Christmas. Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. 5-9 p.m. Free (children ages 3 an under), $12 (children ages 4-12), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

December Delights. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. 5-10 p.m. $10-16.

Living Lights. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 10th Ave., Westminster. 5:40-9 p.m. $10 (children, members), $11 (seniors, members), $12 (children, non-members), $13 (seniors, non-members), $15 (adults, members), $20 (adults, non-members).

 

Comedy and theater

A Christmas Carol. Denver Center for the Performing Arts at the Wolf Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $40-100. Proof of vaccination required for guests 12 and older, negative COVID-19 test or vaccination required for children under 12.

Art, culture and media

Seeing the Invisible. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under, members), $11 (children 3-15 and students), $11.50 (military and seniors), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

The Indelible Garden. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under, members), $11 (children 3-15 and students), $11.50 (military and seniors), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

Fervor: Ana María Hernando. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration required.

Survival of the Slowest. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free (members), $14.95-19.95 (non-members). Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

Memory Mirror. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

Deborah Roberts: I’m. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-5 p.m. $20 (members), $25 (non-members). Advanced registration required. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Jason Moran: Bathing the Room with Blues. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-5 p.m. $20 (members), $25 (non-members). Advanced registration required.

In-Studio and Online: Cozy Christmas Owl. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-studio, children 12 and under), $40 (in-studio, adults).

 

Eats and drinks

Dim Sum Favorites. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 4 p.m. $79.

Miracle at Denver Union Station. 1701 Wynkoop St. 4-11:30 p.m. $2 (deposit). Advanced registration required.

Feast of the Seven Fishes. Bar Dough, 2227 W. 32nd Ave. Times vary. $75. Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

Bourbon Bar & Live Music Series. The Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St. 5-7 p.m. No cover.

Pine Apple Eve. Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

 

Saturday

 

Eats and drinks

Orphan’s Christmas Party in the Bierhalle. Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake St. 5-10 p.m. No cover.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Discover Denver on Foot Experience. The Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $2.50.

Camp Christmas. Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $8-25.

Blossoms of Lights. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 4:30-9 p.m. $18 (non-member children ages 3-15), $19 (members and non-member seniors), $21 (non-member adults).

Trail of Lights. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. 5-8:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under), $10 (child member), $13 (adult member, senior, student, military or child ages 3-15), $15 (adult). Advanced registration required.

A Hudson Christmas. Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. 5-9 p.m. Free (children ages 3 an under), $12 (children ages 4-12), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

December Delights. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. 5-9 p.m. $10-16.

Luminova Holidays. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle. 5-10 p.m. $35. Advanced registration required.

Living Lights. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 10th Ave., Westminster. 5:40-9 p.m. $10 (children, members), $11 (seniors, members), $12 (children, non-members), $13 (seniors, non-members), $15 (adults, members), $20 (adults, non-members).

Umoja, Kwanzaa Parade. Blair Caldwell Library, 2401 Welton St., to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater, 119 Park Ave. W. 6 p.m. Free.

Haunted Holiday Mansion. Marijuana Mansion, 1244 N. Grant St. Times vary. $35 (30-minute tour), $60 (1-hour tour).

 

Comedy and theater

A Christmas Carol. Denver Center for the Performing Arts at the Wolf Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $40-100. Proof of vaccination required for guests 12 and older, negative COVID-19 test or vaccination required for children under 12.

The Other Josh Cohen. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $46. Proof of vaccination required for entry for visitors 12 and older, proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for visitors ages 5-11.

 

Art, culture and media

Seeing the Invisible. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under, members), $11 (children 3-15 and students), $11.50 (military and seniors), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

The Indelible Garden. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under, members), $11 (children 3-15 and students), $11.50 (military and seniors), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

Fervor: Ana María Hernando. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration required.

Survival of the Slowest. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members), $14.95-19.95 (non-members). Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

The Denver Art Tour. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 10 a.m. Free (children five and younger), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

Deborah Roberts: I’m. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 (members), $25 (non-members). Advanced registration required. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Jason Moran: Bathing the Room with Blues. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 (members), $25 (non-members). Advanced registration required.

In-Studio and Online: Celebrate. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 10 a.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (children 12 and under, in-studio), $40 (adult, in-studio).

In-Studio and Online: Baby Mine. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 10 a.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $30 (children, in-studio), $35 (adults, in-studio, includes one free drink).

Memory Mirror. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

Without a Home in Aurora. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora. 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. Noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch Sunday. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. Noon-9 p.m. No cover.

In-Studio and Online: Monet’s Lilies. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (children 12 and under, in-studio), $40 (adult, in-studio).

Goatflix & Chill: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. RMGY Studio, 5555 W. Evans Ave. 6-8 p.m. $15. Advanced registration recommended.

In-Studio and Online: Full Moon Frost. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-studio).

 

Eats and drinks

Drag Bingo Brunch. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

Miracle at Denver Union Station. 1701 Wynkoop St. 2 p.m.-midnight. $2 (deposit). Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

Sunday Fun-Day with Josh Blackburn. The Alley, 2420 W. Main St., Littleton. Noon-3 p.m. No cover.

Bluegrass Jams. Seedstock Brewery, 3600 W. Colfax Ave. 5-7 p.m. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

Boxing Day Run. Belleview Elementary School, 4851 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village. 9 a.m. Free.

*Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders. Watch on CBS or listen at 850 AM or 94.1 FM. 2:25 p.m.

*Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers. Watch on ATL or listen at 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. 

 

All weekend

 

Just for fun

Cherry Creek North Winter Wanderland. Cherry Creek North, 2401 E. 2nd Ave. All day. Free.

Franktown Festival of Lights. 575 N. White Tail Dr., Franktown. 5-10 p.m. Free (donations welcomed).

 

Art, culture and media

Brighter Than Love. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday-Saturday), noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

*Until the Flood. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, online. Anytime. Free.

*Kirkland Museum. Online. Anytime. Free.

*Gardens Navigator. Denver Botanic Gardens, online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

*Cooking on Demand. The Seasoned Chef, online. Anytime. $35.

*Cooking School at Home. Stir Cooking School, online. Anytime. $25.

 

Music and nightlife

*Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Online. Anytime. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

Downtown Denver Rink. 1601 Arapahoe St. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Friday) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Saturday, Christmas Eve) and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday, Christmas Day). $7-9 (rentals).

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