Colorado Events, Coupons, Reviews!
Oct. 30th - Dec. 11th
This holiday season, Park Meadows is teaming up with Tattered Cover + Kids for Storytime with local celebrities and heroes! Every Saturday, at 10 a.m., kids can gather at the holiday pop-up on the lower level, near American Eagle and Wafels & Dinges, and listen to an exciting lineup of guest readers share some of the most magical books!
This Saturday, October 30th, the special guest reader is Steve Getchell. He is the Principal at Copper Mesa Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. Mr. Getchell says he was honored to be asked to read some stories as he loves reading himself and enjoys reading to kids. He has been in education for 34 years, all spent in elementary education, where he was a classroom teacher for ten years and an administrator for the remainder of the time. Mr. Getchell says some of his most memorable times as a principal are when he's asked to read a story to his students. He also enjoyed reading to his own children, who are now adults, and now to his grandchildren. In his spare time, you will find him curled up with a good mystery book, hiking, gardening, riding his bike, paddle boarding or snowshoeing.
Get to Park Meadows early this Saturday to join in on the fun at 10 a.m.!
Nov. 18th - Dec. 18th
November 18th-December 18th
Copy: After being lonely for 18 months in her gingerbread house, Ginger is ready to get out, explore and shop at Park Meadows! Kids can pick up clues about her route at Santa’s Winter Wonderland and select retailers. They will be tasked with spotting the 4 Gingers along Ginger’s hiking route and coloring her pictures in once they’ve found her. After that, they flip the sheet over, a parent or adult shares a phone number and email address, and the child gets to choose from 7 participating retailers and franchises they’d like to drop their form off at to be entered for a weekly drawing for a $15 gift card. The only catch is that they have to solve each riddle to find each location.
Ginger Image Attached
Details at ParkMeadows.com
Nov. 26th - Jan. 2nd
Friday, November 26 through Sunday, January 2, 2022
Luminova Holidays Makes Its Colorado Debut
Featuring Santa, Lights, Rides and More!
Event hours are 5pm-10pm
Reservations are required and available every hour from 5pm-7pm
Luminova Holidays featured at Elitch Gardens includes:
Luminova at Elitch Gardens
Over 3 million dazzling lights
65 ft. Christmas tree
25 ft. snowman that never melts
200 ft. candy cane tunnel
Ornaments and presents scaling over 16 ft. tall
300 ft. x 70 ft wall of lights
Rides on limited Elitch Gardens attractions
Train rides for the kids (and the kids at heart)
Interactive activities including light-up hopscotch
Strolling holiday entertainers
Old Saint Nick and his elves
Photo opps galore with immersive light displays
And more to come
Nov. 26th - Dec. 31st
A Hudson Christmas is back after two long years, and we're turning up the dazzlemeter. Families and friends will be enchanted by even more towering trees draped in thousands of colorful lights. A grove of dancing Christmas trees, a multi-colored forest inhabited by giant snowmen, the holiday light tunnel, and glowing reindeer will light up Hudson Gardens into an extravaganza of holiday cheer.
Nov. 27th - Dec. 19th
Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 27 - Dec 19 from 12-3PM
Pick up near Evereve
There's nothing like the tradition of a horse-drawn carriage at the holidays. Complimentary rides are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon - 3PM. Hop on near Evereve.
Nov. 30th - Dec. 24th
Help Make-A-Wish Colorado grant wishes by writing letters to Santa as part of Macy's Believe! Now thru Dec. 24, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for each letter received, up to $1 million. Write your letter online or drop it off in-store at a Macy's red letterbox. When you write letters to Santa, you'll help spark joy for children with critical illnesses - and create hope for brighter days ahead.
Dec. 1st - 24th
LETTERS TO SANTA
Dec 1-24 Timbuk Toys and Rox Arts Gallery
Need to get your letter to Santa? Aspen Grove can help! Stop by and show it to one of the toy experts at Timbuk Toys and you will receive a special holiday pen to carry on the tradition and write your next letter next year. Then step outside and drop the letter in our big red Santa mailbox, created by the artists at Rox Arts Gallery! We will collect the letters and be sure they get to Santa! Make sure to share all the ways you have been good this year.
Pick up a prize from Timbuk Toys when you drop off your Santa Letter!
Dec. 6th - 26th
IN SEARCH OF LEONARD
Dec 6 - 26 Participating Stores
Oh no, we lost Leonard! Our tricky dog-friendly mascot thinks he is that crazy elf that likes to hide around your house! He loves to play and is hiding at Aspen Grove! He seems to move to a new store or restaurant each day! We will post clues on our Facebook page. If you find him, snap a pic and tag it with #aspengrovelovesdogs. Each week we will select a random winner to receive a $175 gift card from Aspen Grove retailers to help with your holiday shopping! (do we need to have an alternate way to win) Remember, if you find him, don't touch him or his magic goes away! Winners will be notified on Mondays, Dec 13, 20, 27.
Dec. 10th - 19th
COLORADO CONSERVATORY OF DANCE RETURNS TO THE STAGE WITH A TIMELESS FAMILY CLASSIC "THE NUTCRACKER"
This professional production features internationally renowned guest stars, affordable tickets in a Covid safe environment
Colorado Conservatory of Dance (CCD) returns to the stage for its first in-person performance since February 2020. CCD will present a full-length production of Denver Metro's family favorite ballet The Nutcracker, December 10, 11, 12, 18, and 19 at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Denver. With ticket prices beginning at $20 and a maximum premium seating price of only $49, the CCD production offers an ideal balance of professional quality and affordability for families wishing to share this one-of-a-kind experience together.
Although we are eager to once again perform in front of a live audience, in order to protect the health of our patrons and dancers, we have implemented Covid-19 safety protocols for our 2021-2022 performance season. Please visit our website for more detailed information.
The CCD production, presented yearly since 1993, boasts gorgeous sets and costumes, stunning choreography, and professional guest artists from around the country. Following each performance, CCD is the only one in the Denver metro area that allows children to learn choreography from the ballet, while in their seats. This year, audience members will also have the opportunity to take socially-distanced photos with the Nutcracker Prince, Clara, and other characters from the ballet to complete the magical experience.
The 2021 production features international guest stars Beckanne Sisk and Chase O'Connell, both principal dancers with Ballet West, who will perform the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on December 10, 11, and 12; these leading roles will be danced by Sharon Wehner, former Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet and Gavin Hounslow of Boulder Ballet on December 18 and 19.
CCD's mission statement, "we unleash individual potential and invigorate community through dance," manifests itself through its production of The Nutcracker, as it features over 50 student cast members. Some of these students are attending the conservatory on either merit-based, financial based, or crisis relief scholarships. In fact, CCD provides nearly $90,000 of tuition assistance per year as part of its belief that dance should be an enriching and fulfilling experience that is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability, aspiration, or socio-economic status. These students have rehearsed for over 150 hours before it hits the Pinnacle stage, the result is a visually stunning, beautifully executed production which delights audiences of all ages. One audience member said of the 2019 production, "Even after 16 years of watching CCD's Nutcracker, it never ceases to amaze me. Every year is more sensational than the last with all the pieces we know and love, but each year they continue to innovate and make it more delightful and beloved than the last. Already looking forward to next year's show!" While another attendee remarked "It would not be the Christmas season without CCD's festive production of The Nutcracker. The production is so beautiful and the dancers so accomplished that it is as wonderful as any professional show. It is a joy to experience each and every year!"
In addition to the performances listed above, CCD is especially proud for the sixth year to offer its signature "Sensory-Friendly" performance of the ballet on December 20 at 6:30 PM. Building on its expertise from its groundbreaking Dance Expressions program, which uses dance to build critical developmental skills and physical strength & flexibility for children with challenges ranging from cerebral palsy to Down syndrome, CCD was the first in the state of Colorado to create this theatre-going experience for people with special needs. For the sensory-friendly performance, the conservatory alters the "typical" house rules, fostering the opportunity for audiences with special needs family members to feel welcomed in a theatre setting. The performance looks and feels identical to others on the calendar offered to the general public, but allows for authentic reactions among its audience members that may otherwise be seen as distracting in a typical theatre setting. Specifically, sound levels are adjusted to a moderate, consistent level to avoid surprises or distractions; house lights are left up to prevent total darkness; special needs "Guests of Honor" are encouraged to bring manipulatives into the theatre and may react to the story on stage in ways that feel correct to them (including standing, walking around, taking breaks, etc.); and seating is limited to no more than half the house to ensure each audience member has adequate space around them.
AT A GLANCE
WHAT: The Nutcracker with international guest stars Beckanne Sisk and Chase O'Connell from Ballet West on December 10, 11, and 12, and Sharon Wehner former Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet, and Gavin Hounslow from Boulder Ballet on December 18 and 19.
WHO: Colorado Conservatory of Dance
December 10 (6:30pm)
December 11 (1:00pm and 6:30pm)
December 12 (1:00pm)
December 18 (1:00 and 6:30pm)
December 19 (1:00pm)
Special "Sensory-Friendly" performance on December 17 (6:30pm)
Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School
1001 W. 84th Ave., Denver, CO 80260
(West of I-25 at 84th Ave. and Huron St.)
Ample FREE parking!
Adult: $49 prime | $39 standard | $29 value
Senior: $44 prime | $34 standard | $24 value
Teen: $44 prime | $34 standard | $24 value
Child: $40 prime | $30 standard | $20 value
Sensory-Friendly Performance: $10 general admission | Guest of Honor FREE
To order tickets please visit http://www.nutcracker2021.com or call 303.466.5685
HEALTH & SAFETY: https://ccdance.org/ticket-policy-and-venues/
For one night only on December 11th from 4-8 p.m. at Four Mile Historic Park, transport yourself to the age of Dickens for this holiday immersive adventure.
The most fun your family will have during the holidays: an action packed, choose your own adventure Dickens experience. Transport yourself to the 1800s with carolers, live action, Father Christmas, a holiday market, and of course delicious food and drink.
Included with your ticket:
Santa - first come first serve.
Interactive "A Christmas Carol" themed live action
Holiday lights display throughout the park
Storytime with Charles Dickens himself
This holiday season, Park Meadows is teaming up with Tattered Cover + Kids for Storytime with local celebrities and heroes! Every Saturday, at 10 a.m., kids can gather at the holiday pop-up on the lower level, near American Eagle and Wafels & Dinges, and listen to an exciting lineup of guest readers share some of the most magical books! This Saturday, October 30th, the special guest reader is Steve Getchell. He is the Principal at Copper Mesa Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. Mr. Getchell says he was honored to be asked to read some stories as he loves reading himself and enjoys reading to kids. He has been in education for 34 years, all spent in elementary education, where he was a classroom teacher for ten years and an administrator for the remainder of the time. Mr. Getchell says some of his most memorable times as a principal are when he's asked to read a story to his students. He has also enjoyed reading to his own children, who are now adults, and now to his grandchildren. In his spare time, you will find him curled up with a good mystery book, hiking, gardening, riding his bike, paddle boarding or snowshoeing. Get to Park Meadows early this Saturday to join in on the fun at 10 a.m.!
Located at Tattered Cover + Kids Pop-Up at Park Meadows
Every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Now through December 18th
Featuring Local Celebrities and Hometown Heroes
G11/13 - Nicole Magistro, Author
11/20 - Glynis Albright, The Waffle Queen
11/27 - Natalie Tysdal, Journalist and Podcaster
12/4 - Shea Elckelman, Handler and Shadow, aka Love "Bug", Freedom Service Dogs
12/11 - Myleigh, Make-A-Wish Kid Alumni and Ambassadoruests:
From the Tattered Cover website:
Each story is about 20 minutes
For children ages 2 to 13
Details at ParkMeadows.com
GINGERBREAD DECORATING PARTY PRESENTED BY TATTERED COVER + KIDS AND PARK MEADOWS
November 27th, December 4th and 11th from 8:30-10 a.m.
Reservations will be staggered to spread out the number of people showing up for each event
8:30, 8:45, 9:00 and 9:15 a.m.
The shopping experience at Park Meadows is about to be even sweeter this holiday season! Tattered Cover + Kids and Park Meadows are offering families an opportunity to take part in a centuries-old, interactive tradition; gingerbread house and cookie decorating. Our real-life Gingerbread Man, "Gingersnap", will be dancing around the Dining Hall to take heartwarming "snapshots" with kids and their creations. Our Holiday Princess will also be attending to add to the magic! Families can choose one of three party dates - November 27th, December 4th or December 11th. Santa will stop by and wave to the kids, a drawing will be held, and the lucky winner will get to personally escort Santa back to his Village. The winner will also be the first to get their picture taken with Santa and receive a free Jingle Bell Photo Package.
Tattered Cover s Eventbrite link can be found at ParkMeadows.com/Events.