The SantaLand Diaries and 20 Things to do in Denver this Week

Denver has several banging events wrapped up for weekly. Start it off by observing the holiday with a classic during Christmas in The Sie and finish it by saying cheers to the new year with Decadence Colorado. Whatever you wind up doing, be sure to check out this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, December 24
Christmas in The Sie

Photo Courtesy of STETSON‎ on Facebook

When: December 24, 10 a.m. – 6 rebounds

Where: Larimer Square, between 14th and 15th on Larimer St., Denver 

Price: Free entry

The Lowdown: Larimer Square presents a Stetson Pop-Up Shop. The event features a unique holiday marketplace with Stetson apparel, boots and much more. It’s possible to realize the ideal last-minute gift for the holidays.

The SantaLand Diaries

When: December 24

Where: Denver Center of Performing Arts,  1101 13th St., Denver

Price: $25 – $33 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Let out some vacation pressure in The SantaLand Diaries. This comedic show features Crumpet the Elf telling tales from David Sedaris. Crumpet will tell fantastical stories from his days in Macy’s SantaLand and expose some harsh holiday truths. This isn’t your average holiday series, so don’wont miss out on allowing off any stress in the vacation season.

Crafty Mondays

Holiday Carousel. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: December 25 – January 9, 2018, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Pavilions 500 15th St., Denver 

Price: $3 per ride

The Lowdown: The Holiday Carousel is back by popular demand. The carousel will run through December and bring in the new year with New Year’s Eve rides. The ride will bring you back to your own childhood years with magic along with Christmas cheer. All proceeds from the rides will proceed toward Food Bank for its Rockies to feed those in need.

Wednesday, December 26
Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night

Photo Courtesy of Ballet Ariel‎ on Facebook

When: December 26, two 7 & Monsters p.m. 

Where: Ballet Ariel, 7808 E Cherry Creek S Dr. Ste 209, Denver 

Price: $38 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Step into a land of wonder and magic during Ballet Ariel: The Nutcracker. The event includes The Nutcracker performed by Ballet Ariel’s company. It’s possible to watch as Clara creates alliances with the Nutcracker Prince to battle against the Mouse Kingand drift right into a property of candy plus more.

Thursday, December 27
Hollywood Favorite

Photo courtesy of Nativ Hotel’s Website

When: December 27, 9 p.m. – 2 thirds

Where: NATIV Hotel Denver, 1612 Wazee St., Denver 

Price: Free entry

The Lowdown: NATIV Hotel Denver hosts Pink Mango. The event features Latin ladies night with drink specials of mango mojitos, mango margaritas plus more. You can dance all night to bangin’ beats from DJ Tatiana and celebrate the holidays.

Friday, December 28
Twist&Shout Presents: The Still Tide

Photo Courtesy of The Bug Theatre on Facebook

When: December 28, 9:30 p.m. 

Where: The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver 

Price: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Bug Theatre presents Friday Nitro Comedy Show. The event features a comedy series hosted by comic Ian Douglas Terry with collections from comedians Rion Evans, Matt Cobos, Xander Kreed and more. You are able to laugh all night and destress in the vacation buzz.

A New Year’s Toga Party

Photo Courtesy of DJ Big Styles‎ on Facebook

When: December 28, 9 p.m. – 1:45 a.m. 

Where: Ophelia’therefore, 1215 20th St., Denver 

Price: $10 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ophelia’s presents The 106 & Party. The event features a 2000s themed party with hot beats from DJ Big Styles, DJ Simone Says, DJ Amen plus more. You can dance until you fall with hits from the early 2000s and celebrate the start of the new year.

Ski Movie Night

Photo Courtesy of Abraxas Studio on Facebook

When: December 29, 3 – 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Abraxas Studio, 910 Santa Fe Dr. Unit 1, Denver 

Price: $44 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Abraxas Studios presents an Outer Space Techniques acrylic painting course. The event features a workshop with instruction from Andrew Escudero of Boundless Creations that teaches you the basics of producing an outer space scene painting. The ticket price includes the two-hour course, all materials necessary and a chance to paint your masterpiece.

Tropical Trail Tours

Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: December 29 – 31 

Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver 

Price: $30 – $90 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Oriental Theater presents a Super Human New Year’s Trifecta. The event features three days of music with performances from Itchy-O, PPL MVR, Radio Scarlet and Mr. Pacman. You are able to jam out to a ill beats and celebrate the holidays. Itchy-O is very popular so be sure to purchase your ticket shortly.

Party (Believe Us)

Photo courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: December 30, two – 4 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Price: $24 – $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get crafty and motivated during Not Your Mother’s Vision Board Class. The event features a workshop using Noble Lion Prints to bring your visions and goals to life with a vision plank. The ticket price includes materials necessary to fuel your assignments and a opportunity to contemplate exactly what you would like from 2019.

Foul-Mouth Cross-Stitch

Photo by Will Sheehan

When: December 30 – 31, 6:30 p.m. – 3 Gamble

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver 

Price: $89 – $159 get tickets here

The Lowdown: End your 2018 at a bang during Decadence Colorado. It’s possible to see performances from Above & Beyond, Alison Wonderland, Anti Up, Big Wild and during two evenings of wild fun. Decadence is among the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in Denver so be sure to dress up and show up.

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Mark Your Calendars:

Going Through the West 

When: January 2, 1 – 3 pm

Where: American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection, 1727 Tremont Pl., Denver 

Price: $10 tickets available here

First Friday Art Walk

When: January 4, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Price: Free entry

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ at Concert

When: January 4 – 6

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver 

Price: $25 – $99 tickets available here

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