Christmas is here and New Years is on its way. Start your week off by experiencing a magical display of lights at Blossoms of Light on Christmas day and end it by running in a Resolution 5k to bring in the new year. Whatever you end up doing this week, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, December 25

Blossoms of Light

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When: December25- January 1, 2018, 5-9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown:  Spend your holiday taking in beautiful and festive lights at Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light. The interactive light display features animated LED lights that are sound reactive. Special holiday treats, warm drinks and a souvenir mug can be purchased to enjoy while you walk the gardens.

Tuesday, December 26

Sandwich Making

When: December 26, 2-4 p.m. 

Where: Cheesman Wildcrest, 1265 Race St., Denver 

Cost: $5 donate here

The Lowdown: Help feed the hungry in Denver at Sandwich Making. You can join others the day after Christmas to spread some holiday cheer and help locals in need. Feeding Denver’s Hungry suggests a $5+ donation if you are able, however, everyone is welcome to make the sandwiches. To get into the building dial #100 for entry.

Vinyl Records Night

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks.

When: December 26, 7-10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Head over to Ratio Beerworks for a monthly Vinyl Records Night. You get to bring you vinyl records to play in Ratio’s taproom. You can also swap or trade your records with others. Don’t miss a chance to be your own DJ and give a taste of your records to others.

Holidays at Clyfford Still Museum

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When: December 26-30, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get out of the house to relieve some stress and explore some art at Holidays at Clyfford Still Museum. The museum is offering extended hours, special activities and more this week. You can get a chance to see all of the art that museum holds for a cheaper price.

Wednesday, December 27

Ratio Comedy Night

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When: December 27, 8-10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks is hosting a Ratio Comedy Night. Five different stand-up comedians, including Kevin O’Brian and Dick Black will perform during the night and keep you laughing. You can grab a brew and sit back to watch some of the best comedians Denver has to offer.

 Rise of the VLLN

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When: December 27, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: SneekEazy, 1134 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: SneekEazy continues its series Rise of the VLLN. Music will be spun by DJ SIXXXD and vocal performances by rotating artists will be featured. You can also get a tarot card reading and step outside of your comfort zone. Experience new and up-and-coming artists’ work. RSVP here.

Best of GPC in Colorado

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When: December 27, 8-9:15 p.m. 

Where: The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver 

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Clocktower Cabaret presents the Best of GPC Colorado. The best NYC variety dance show will hit Denver. Guilt Pleasures Cabaret features sultry performances, that are the best of the best in Cabaret theater. So get ready to see some high kicks, lipstick and more.

Thursday, December 28

Final Thursday Variety Show

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When: December 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Arts Caravan will feature a Final Thursday Variety Show. The show will feature circus performances such as fire eaters, acrobats and more. Witness incredible acts that have been popular throughout time. You can watch magicians or listen to singers serenade you for the night.

UNO Tournament Thursdays

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When: December 28, 7-10 p.m. 

Where: Grandma’s House, 1710 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free with beer purchase 

The Lowdown: Grandma’s House is hosting UNO Tournament Thursdays. When you purchase a beer, you can enter into the UNO tournament and compete to win a free crowler. Flex your UNO muscles and show off those wild cards. You might make some friends and will definitely make some enemies.

Phish Stream and Sleazy Grease

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Mile High Spirits. Photo by Roman Tafoya

When: December 28, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver  

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: You can celebrate the coming of NYE at a Phish Stream and Sleazy Grease performance. Phish will perform at Madison Square Gardens and Mile High Spirits is streaming it. Later that night, Sleazy Grease will perform live music. You can sip Phish-themed cocktails and listen to some sweet beats.

Decadence Pre-Party

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When: December 28, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Beta Nightclub, 1909 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Beta Nightclubs is hosting a Decadence Pre-party to get you prepared for the NYE Decadence Party. The pre-party will feature NGHTMARE as a special guest and will pump you up for what is to come. Local DJs will also be spinning sick beats and keep the energy up.

Netflix Quiz Show

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When: December 28, 8-10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks continues its Ratio quiz show series with a Netflix Quiz Show. Make a team of five to compete to win prizes, all while answering trivia about Netflix original shows. Questions about shows such as Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black and more will be featured during the night.

Friday, December 29

Pre-New Years Eve Party

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When: December 29, 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 

Where: Epernay Lounge, 1080 14th St., Denver

Cost: $21.83 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Start you NYE early at a Pre-New Years Eve Party. The party will be hosted by Erica Mena. Music from DJ TopShelf, DJ Purrfect and DJ Shadoe will keep you dancing all night long. Don’t miss a chance to meet Mena and get you ready for the end of the year.

Snow Queens

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When: December 29, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Tracks Denver presents Snow Queens, a night of Drag Nation. Trixie Mattel and Morgan McMichaels will perform and get you saying YASSS all night long. Dress up in winter wonderland wear and dance your pants off. You will not regret seeing these frozen queens live.


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When: December 29, 9 p.m. 

Where: Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St., Denver

Cost: $10-$17 get tickets here

The Lowdown: If you haven’t been to Ophelia’s ’90’s themed parties, SNAP! is your last chance to get in on the action. DJ A-L will be spinning nostalgic beats to get you into the ’90s’ mood and bring you back to when you were young. So slap on some jelly shoes and put on a bucket hat to throw it back.


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When: December 29, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $25-$30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Black Box pulls in the new year with FinalFridays. An LED wall and lighting set up from Vibe Tribe Entertainment will light up the night as sounds from Basscouch and more will keep you jamming. Visual effects, live performances and more will entertain you and get you prepared for NYE.

New Years Eve Weekend

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When: December 29, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: SneekEazy, 1134 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: SneekEazy brings it all weekend long with New Years Eve Weekend. You can nibble on small bites and sip on specialty cocktails while you play arcade games and more. As you kill it at pool tables or play shuffleboard you can listen to DeeJay Tanastadi spinning music. RSVP here.

Saturday, December 30

Great Gatsby Gala

Photography By Kyle Cooper

When: December 30, 9 p.m. 

Where: Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $35-$125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Transfer yourself to the golden age at a Great Gatsby Gala. DJ Zenas and DJ Machadellic will provide roaring music to get you dancing like a flapper. The gala will also feature performances by Raymond and Kent Washington. Make sure you dress in proper ’20s wardrobe, because the dress code will be strictly enforced.

Rocky Horror Sci-Fi Night

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When: December 30, 11:45 p.m. – 2:45 a.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St., Denver 

The Lowdown: The Landmark’s Esquire Theatre hosts a Rocky Horror Sci-Fi Night. You can dress up in an Sci-Fi character’s gear and interact with The Rocky Horror Picture Show performed by Colorado’s Elusive Ingredient. You can also get special items from a  $5 participation bag.

Rest in Power 2017

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When: December 30, 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake St., Denver 

The Lowdown: Rackhouse Pub is putting on its final birthday party of the year at Rest in Power 2017. Celebrate the good, the bad, and the ugly that 2017 gave us. Comedians Chris Charpentier, Jordan Doll and Troy Walker will perform and close out the year. DJ Erin Stereo will be spinning hot beats to keep you up until 2017 is past. You can get one free beer or cider when you purchase  a show ticket.

The Polar Express film screening

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When: December 30-31, 8:30-10 a.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $9.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Even though Christmas has passed, you can still feel that spirit at The Polar Express film screening. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science presents The Polar Express, a classic Christmas film based on the book written by Christ Van Allsburg. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis and features Tom Hanks as a character. Follow the journey of a young boy figuring out his beliefs of what Christmas really is. If you believe in the spirit of Christmas, then you need to see this film.

Sunday, December 31

New Years Eve: Game of Thrones

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When: December 31, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Rhein Haus Denver, 1415 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The New Year is coming and you can prepare at New Year’s Eve: Game of Thrones. Rhein Haus Denver is throwing a Game of Thrones-themed party to kick off the new year. You can toast at midnight with GoT themed brews and snack on food while winning prizes and raffles. You can also compete in a costume contest and get the chance of winning a $100 gift card.

Weird Touch

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When: December 31, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: Get in touch with your weird side at Weird Touch. The party will feature dark disco music from DJs Shannon von Kelly, Tyler Snow and Fancy Matthew. Don’t be afraid to let your freak flag fly and get crazy. It is after all, the end of a year, so why not let it all go.

Resolution 5k

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When: December 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Wash Park, Washington Park, Denver 

Cost: $35 register here

The Lowdown: Why not start your new year’s resolution early at a Resolution 5k. You can run the 5k and feel better about partying the night out. When you are done you can join a post-race party, eat and be a part of prize drawings. Start 2018 with the right foot forward and sweat it in.

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Mark Your Calendar

January Hoppy Yogis

When: January 3, 6-7 p.m. 

Where: Great Divide Barrel Bar, 1812 35th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

Future Thursdays

When: January 4, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Beta Nightclub, 1909 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $10 tickets available here

Stock Show Parade

When: January 4, 12-1:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver’s Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to public