The holidays are hectic and slaving away in the kitchen can suck the energy out of holiday fun, so set down your pots and pans and take the season off with the help of local restaurants. These restaurants have prepared Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts to fill your plates, without the burden of washing them.

Christmas Eve

Olive & Finch Brunch

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When: December 24, 7 a.m. 

Where: Olive & Finch, 3390 E. 1st Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Start your Christmas Eve off on the right foot with brunch at Olive & Finch. Enjoy brunch favorites such as Croque Madame, sips of mimosas, sparkling sangria and more. You can also grab a pie on your way out to complement your holiday dinners. Make a reservation by calling 720.257.4763. 

Hearth & Dram Christmas Eve

The “Going Down Proper” at Hearth and Dram. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: December 24, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Hearth & Dram, 1801 Wewatta St., Denver

Cost: $55 per person

The Lowdown: Take a break from the holiday hullabaloo during Hearth & Dram’s Christmas Eve. The event features a three-course meal with dishes of duck confit rillettes, slow-smoked prime rib, and a variety of desserts. You can create your reservations by calling 303.623.0979.

Smōk Christmas Eve Dinner To Go

Brisket sandwich, house made sausage, beans and slaw. Photo by Rebecca Grant.

When: December 24 

Where: Smōk, 3330 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Don’t stress over your holiday spread, instead take a day off and let Smōk takeover with a Smōk Christmas Eve Dinner To Go. The menu features brisket, smoked pork belly, burnt ends and more created by chef Bill Espiricueta and his team. You can also snag some pies to accompany your meal and really up your holiday game.

Pre-Christmas Celebration

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When: December 24, 7 a.m. 

Where: Carbon Beverage Cafe, 1553 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Carbon Cafe hosts a Pre-Christmas Celebration. The event features a day of food festivities with bites such as devil-fried chicken and waffles, Wu-Tang Tots, festive-themed cocktails and more.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner at Range

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When: December 24 – 25, 3 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Range Restaurant, 918 17th St., Denver

Cost: $55 per person

The Lowdown: Range Restaurant presents Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner at Range. The event features a three-course menu with dishes of prime rib, gouda gratin, strudel apple pie and more. You can create your reservations by calling 720.726.4800.  

Feast of the Seven Fishes

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When: December 24, 4 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, 650 S Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar presents Feast of the Seven Fishes. The event features a night of celebration with Italian seafood dishes, wine pairings and more. You can enjoy a candlelit dinner to feel cozy and warm. Make your reservations by calling 303.756.6449.

Panzano Christmas

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When: December 24, 5 – 9 p.m. December 25, 2 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Panzano, 909 17th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dive into a festive menu during Panzano Christmas. The event features four Christmas specials including, chestnut soup, 12-ounce prime ribeye, Eggnog pannacotta and more. Call 303.296.3525 to create your reservations.

Christmas at Sushi Den

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When: December 24, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 4:45 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Sushi Den, 1487 S Pearl St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dine on the best Japanese cuisine during Christmas at Sushi Den. The event features sushi, a signature Omakase experience, sake and more. Make your reservations here. Sushi Den aims to please with sustainable fish and fresh ingredients.

Citizen Rail Christmas Eve

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When: December 24 – 25, 4 p.m. 

Where: Citizen Rail, 1899 16th St. Mall, Denver

Cost: $75 per person

The Lowdown: Celebrate the holidays during Citizen Rail Christmas Eve. The event features a four-course menu with dishes of truffled lamb neck pie, chicken fried sweetbreads, smoked Christmas goose and more. You can make your reservations here.

Departure Denver’s Christmas Eve Duck Dinner

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When: December 24 – 25, 4 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Departure Denver, 249 Columbine St., Denver

Cost: $100 per duck

The Lowdown: Dig into Departure’s famous Peking duck during Departure Denver’s Christmas Eve Duck Dinner. The event features a whole roasted Peking duck, duck fried rice, duck fat ice cream and more all created by Gregory Gourdet, the Departure culinary director chef. If you have not tried the duck dinner yet, now is the time to do so.

Christmas Eve Dinner At TAG

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When: December 24, 4 – 11 p.m. 

Where: TAG Restaurant, 1441 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $75 per person

The Lowdown: Wine and dine your friends and family at Christmas Eve Dinner At TAG. The event features a five-course meal with dishes such as a butter poached Dungeness crab, roasted red Kuri squash, lobster “Thermador” and more. Reservations are required, make your reservations by calling 303.996.9985 or online here.

Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian American Christmas Eve

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When: December 24, 4:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl St., Boulder

Cost: $155 per person

The Lowdown: Frasco Food & Wine presents Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian American Christmas Eve. The event features a six-course menu that takes inspiration from traditional Italian Christmas foods. You can also add on a wine pairing to complement each tasting course. Book your reservations here.

Corrida Christmas Eve

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When: December 24, 4 p.m. 

Where: Corrida, 1023 Walnut St. #400, Boulder

Cost: $75 per person

The Lowdown: Corrida presents a Corrida Christmas Eve. The event features a three-course meal with amuse bouche. You can delight in dishes such as beef tartare toast, Arroz Negra, and a chocolate and dried cherry bread pudding for dessert. Create your reservations by calling 303.444.1333. 

OAK Christmas Eve

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When: December 24, 5:30 p.m. 

Where: OAK at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl St., Boulder

Cost: $80 per person

The Lowdown: OAK at Fourteenth presents OAK Christmas Eve. The event features a night of festivity with a three-course prix-fixe menu, including amuse bouche. You can taste from delights such as an OAK roasted duck breast, spumoni ice cream torte and more. Call 303.444.3622 to create your reservations. 

Holiday Steaks

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When: December 24, 4 p.m. 

Where: Del Frisco’s Grille, 100 St. Paul St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Del Frisco’s Grille presents Holiday Steaks. The event features a chance to dig into three different juicy steaks this Christmas Eve. You can also try a lobster tail special and sip on cocktails while you dine.

Dead Battery Club Christmas Eve

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When: December 24, 3 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Dead Battery Club, 2420 17th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dine on the best during Dead Battery Club Christmas Eve. The event features a twist on the traditional Beef Wellington. You can chow down on a stuffed-bun version of Beef Wellington paired with Miller High Life for $12.

Christmas Eve Dinner at The Fort

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When: December 24, 3:30 p.m. 

Where: The Fort Restaurant, 19192 CO-8, Morrison

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Spend your holiday in a cozy environment during Christmas Eve Dinner at The Fort. The event features a three-course meal with delights of, freshly baked bread, buffalo prime rib and pecan pie. Make sure to create your reservations by calling 303.697.4771.

White Fence Farms

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When: December 24, 3:30 – 8 p.m. 

Where: White Fence Farms, 6263 W Jewell Ave, Lakewood

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: White Fence Farms stays open for Christmas Eve. You can sample from White Fence Farm’s menu and help celebrate its years of service. White Fence Farms has its last dinner on December 30 so make sure to take a taste before the restaurant closes.

READ: White Fence Farm is Closing After 45 Years

Christmas

Christmas Eve + Day at Urban Farmer

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When: December 24, 25, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Urban Farmer Denver, 1659 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Spend your Christmas relaxing during Christmas Day at Urban Farmer. The event features a festive dinner menu with pan seared quail, a Mishima Five-Star Wagyu Beef, tableside Banana’s Foster and more. Create your reservations here.

Brown Palace Christmas Brunch

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When: December 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th St., Denver 

Cost: $70.95 per person

The Lowdown: Kick off your Christmas by dining during the Brown palace Christmas Brunch. The event features a holiday brunch that can be paired with a Domaine Chandon, Moet and Chandon or Dom Perignon for an additional cost. You can listen to live music from Danny Showers Jazz while you brunch. Reservations are required, create them by calling 303.297.3111, ext. 3104.

Christmas at The Nickel

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When: December 25, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: The Nickel, 1100 14th St., Denver

Cost: $69 per person

The Lowdown: Hotel Teatro presents Christmas at The Nickel. The event features a three-course meal with delights such as French onion soup,  honey bourbon glazed ham, a banana chocolate tart and more. To create your reservations by calling 720.889.2128. Following the meal, you can explore Hotel Teatro. 

Christmas Candlelight Dinner

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When: December 25, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro, 900 Walnut St., Boulder

Cost: $79.95

The Lowdown: Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro hosts a Christmas Candlelight Dinner. The event features a five-course holiday feast with a variety of dishes to delight your taste buds. Reservations are recommended, create yours by calling 720.406.7399.

Hilton Denver Inverness Christmas

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When: December 25, 9 a.m. 

Where: Hilton Denver Inverness, 200 Inverness Dr. W, Englewood

Cost: $61.95 per person

The Lowdown: Take Christmas off from the kitchen and attend Hilton Denver Inverness Christmas. The event features a brunch buffet in the morning with bottomless champagne and mimosas that you can add for an extra charge. Later you can dine on an a la carte menu and prime rib dinner.

Christmas Day Buffet

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When: December 25, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, 1401 Curtis St., Denver 

Cost: $50 per person

The Lowdown: The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar presents a Christmas Day Buffet. The event features a buffet full of comforting bites such as prime rib, potato au gratin, gingerbread cheesecake and more. Make sure to create your reservations by calling 303.825.6500.

Christmas at Kachina Cantina

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When: December 25, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Kachina Cantina, 1890 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Put down your kitchen tool and take a breath with Christmas at Kachina Cantina. The event features a special Lechon Asado Holiday Dinner with Pulled Pork, Ribs, Pork Loin, Frybread, and more for $25. You can also nibble on a Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie for $6.

Bonus

Il Porcellino Ham and Roast Orders

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Il Porcellino. Photo by Glenn Ross.

When: December 20

Where: Il Porcellino Salumi, 4324 W. 41st Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Let Il Porcellino Salumi make your Christmas dinner perfect with Il Porcellino Ham and Roast Orders. You can pre-order a house-smoked ham with maple mustard glaze for $16 per pound or bone-in prime rib roasts for $25 per pound, sold by the bone. The order deadline is December 20 call 303.477.3206 or stop in the storefront to make the orders. The pickup will be from December 21 – 24.

12 Days of Christmas Doughnuts

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When: December 24, 7 a.m. 

Where: Habit Doughnut Dispensary, 1553 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: $40 per dozen

The Lowdown: Habit Doughnut Dispensary presents 12 Days of Christmas Doughnuts. The event features a dozen Christmas themed doughnuts to munch on. You can pick the doughnuts up for Christmas morning on Christmas Eve by 6 p.m. The doughnut flavors include a Partridge in a Pear Tree/Pear Claw, Two Turtle Doves/M.C. Turtle, Three French Hens/Feed My Habit® and more. You can pre-order the doughnuts 48-hours in advance by emailing dozens@habitcarbon.com or calling 720.428.8565. 

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