15 Things To Do in Real Life and Virtually This Week in Denver

Denver some merry events lined up this week. Start it off getting those last minute gifts at the Cherry Creek Holiday Market and end it with some hilarious jokes during an ApocaLips Comedy Show. Whatever you have planned, make sure to take a look-see at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Reminder, masks and social distancing are mandatory at any of these in-person events. Also due to current restrictions, they can only be attended with members of your household.

Wednesday, December 23

Cherry Creek Holiday Market

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When: December 23

Where: Fillmore Plaza, 105 Fillmore St., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Make some marks off of your gift list at the Cherry Creek Holiday Market. The outdoor market hosts 30 vendors offering products to purchase in convenient containers, live music from local bands and carolers and more throughout the month.

K Contemporary Exhibitions

Art by Andrew Jensdotter. Photo Courtesy of K Contemporary

When: December 23 – March 1

Where: Online and K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: K Contemporary hosts two new exhibitions, Possibilities and As of Now III. Possibilities is a collection of blank canvases accompanied by the works of artists such as Andrew Jensdotter, Jonathan Saiz, Hunt Slonem and Daisy Patton to encourage visitors to commission art from the artists. The exhibition takes inspiration from treasured objects. As of Now III is a group exhibition that celebrates K Contemporary’s third anniversary with works from the gallery’s artists and what those artists have been currently working on and what is to come.

Holiday Tree Lot

Photo Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream on Facebook

When: December 23 – 24

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 

Cost: Various prices

The Lowdown: Find the perfect Tannen Baum to decorate at Little Man Ice Cream’s Holiday Tree Lot. The lot offers trees of all types, varying in shapes and sizes for a chance to find the perfect tree for your home.

9News Parade of Lights

Photo Courtesy of 9NEWS Parade of Lights on Facebook

When: December 23 – 31

Where: Starts at Denver Pavillions, 500 16th St. Mall, Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: The annual 9News Parade of Lights returns for the holiday season. This year the parade is a multi-day event with floats stationed all around downtown Denver starting at Denver Pavillions and ending at Denver Union Station. You can experience an amazing array of lights and stay socially distanced.

Holiday Tree Alley

Photo Courtesy of Sweet Cooie’s on Facebook

When: December 23 – 24

Where: Sweet Cooie’s, 3506 E. 12th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Pick up the right tree for your space at Sweet Cooie’s Holiday Tree Alley. You can find trees in a variety of prices, sizes and more and also grab a scoop of ice cream while you search.

Holiday Market

Photo Courtesy of Raices Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: December 23

Where: Raices Brewing Co., 2060 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Support local crafters during a Holiday Market at Raices Brewing Co. Raices’ will feature one to two artisans offering products every day for five days for your last-minute holiday shopping ventures.

Drunk Storytime: Drink-Along-Comedy

Photo Courtesy of Denver’s Dangerous Theatre on Facebook

When: December 23 – 24

Where: Online 

Cost: $10 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get a giggle on during Drunk Storytime: Drink-Along-Comedy show. You can choose from stories such as Dr. Seuss’ Oobleck, Cat & Sneetches, Gilligan’s Island What’s in the Box? and Mission to Zolbott, A tale about the misfit crew of the Conundrum and a disco loving drag queen alien. The adults only streaming features drinking cues with the narrator Caroline for a boozy night of fun.

Laugh Your Craft Off

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When: December 23, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free – $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get your crafting skills warmed up for Laugh Your Craft Off. You can take part in a pom-pom making workshop with instruction from artist Katy Batsel and comedic commentary from comedian Danny Ramos as you create during the virtual session.

Hallelujah! Holy Sh*t Where’s the Tylenol? 2020 Christmas Barley Release

Photo Courtesy Platt Park Brewing Company on Facebook

When: December 23, 11 a.m. 

Where: Platt Park Brewing Company, 1875 S. Pearl St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Celebrate the wild year that 2020 has been with the Hallelujah! Holy Sh*t Where’s the Tylenol? 2020 Christmas Barley Release. The brew is a spiced plum barley wine with notes of orange peel, wildflower honey, cinnamon and more. You can grab a crowler for $16 to enjoy while you celebrate the holidays.

Winter Onesie-Land

Photo Courtesy of Denver Christkindl Market on Facebook

When: December 23, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Christkindl Market, Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Grab your coziest onesie for a Winter Onesie-Land. Denver Christkindl Market hosts the day of comfort with a chance to delight in happy hour pricing if you wear a onesie to the market.

Thursday, December 24

Handmade Holiday: Art Market Art Show

Photo Courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: December 24 – 26

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free – $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Pick up some last-minute artsy gifts at the Handmade Holiday: Art Market Art Show. You can shop from small businesses from the pop-up style art show with artists such as Alexander Stone, Macey Sigaty and Simie Alexander at the Spectra Art Space market.

Spookadelia 3: Back to The Source

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When: December 24 – January 31

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: $15 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space is back with its Spookadelia series this year with Spookadelia 3: Back to the Source. The immersive installment delves into the human psyche, the experience of art consumption and more with a thrilling narrative-driven adventure.

Friday, December 25

December Delights

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When: December 25 – 26

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver

Cost: $9 – $14 at entry

The Lowdown: Four Mile Historic Park honors the holidays with December Delights. You can nibble on seasonal bites, imbibe in beverages, skate in an ice rink and more within the park’s spacious 12 acres. You can also see a life-sized holiday card created by artist Brian Corrigan.

Saturday, December 26

Shiki Dreams

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When: December 26, 12 – 6 p.m. & December 30, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Prismajic, 2219 E. 21st Ave., Denver 

Cost: $14 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dive into the fantastical world of Natura Obscura during Shiki Dreams. The 1,500 square-foot interactive exhibition allows you to explore the home of the yeti named Shiki with otherworldly experiences, sounds and more.

Sunday, December 27

ApocaLips Comedy Show

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When: December 27, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: $10 – $224 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Let out a laugh on during an ApocoLips Comedy Show. You can listen to sets from comedians such as Chuck Roy and Mike Langworthy while relaxing at home. Ten percent of the profits will be donated to Elevating Connections.

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Mark Your Calendar

Alternative News Years Eve Event & Fundraiser

When: December 31, 7:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free – $21 register here

6th Annual New Years Day Tamales and Brewskis

When: January 1, 12 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

Three Kings Day Celebration

When: January 6, 3 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Raices Brewing Co., 2060 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

TGR WhiSKI Series

When: January 7, 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: $75 tickets available here