Unique Things To Do in Denver This Weekend 12/20 – 12/24

This week in Denver, see Elf™ in Concert with the Colorado Symphony or Matilda the Musical at Town Hall Arts Center. Denverites may also participate in a cocktail tasting hour or wine tasting at high altitude, visit FlyteCo Tower for a tour to the top of the Stapleton International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower, sip n’ paint a polar bear or view the Torchlight Parade at Winter Park Resort.

The Holiday Special

Bandaid Brigade/The Gamits/Despair Jordan
Photo courtesy Hi-Dive / Eventbrite


When: Dec. 20, doors 7 p.m.
Where: Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway, Denver
Cost: $12 – $15, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Hi-Dive is hosting a holiday show this evening with Bandaid Brigade, The Gamits and Despair Jordan. There will also be a merch raffle for stickers, hats, albums and shirts.


Holdfast. tickets at Bluebird Theater in Denver
Photo courtesy AXS

When: Dec. 21, doors 7 p.m.
Where: The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO
Cost: $20, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Holdfast. is a Denver based alternative rock band made of brothers Tommy, Mikey and Charlie Maddocks. They are joined by Volores and Sophie Gray tomorrow night at the Bluebird.

Tape B

Tape B tickets at Ogden Theatre in Denver
Photo courtesy AXS

When: Dec. 22, doors 7 p.m.
Where: Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, CO
Cost: $68, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Tape B is a bass music producer showing up to the Ogden for a two night run of Old School x New. On Friday, he is supported by artists ConRank, XaeboR, Gunpoint and Flozone.

Elf™ in Concert

Photo courtesy Colorado Symphony

When: Dec. 23, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, CO
Cost: $15 – $90, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Buddy is accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Conductor Nicholas Herch and the Colorado Symphony will carry the crowd through the story with every note of John Debney’s score.

Matilda the Musical

young actress on stage
Photo courtesy On Stage Colorado

When: Dec. 24, 2 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton, CO
Cost: $36 – $54, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Matilda, based on the book by Roald Dahl is brought to life with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s book. The musical is filled with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and onstage magic.

Cocktails Tasting Hour

Photo courtesy Delicious Denver Food Tours


When: Dec. 20, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO
Cost: $85, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Take a trip through lower downtown Denver, try four craft cocktails with two food pairings and a local food tour guide.

Wine Tasting at High Altitude

Photo courtesy Carboy Winery / Seven Rooms

When: Dec. 21, 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Carboy Winery, 400 E. 7th Ave., Denver, CO
Cost: $15 – $20, make a reservation here
Lowdown: Wine specialists will guide guests through a tasting of selected Carboy wines. There are two tasting experience options available: Tale of Two States with two white and two red wines or On Cloud Wine with five total wines

LoDo Pub Crawl

Photo courtesy Denver Pub Crawl


When: Dec. 22, 7 – 11 p.m.
Where: Tony Tenderonis, 1937 Market St., Denver, CO
Cost: $22 – $200, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Make new friends and have a blast while doing it with 4+ hours of guided fun, 4+ bars/clubs, drink specials all night, participate in drinking games and more.

10 Days of Brunch

Photo courtesy The ART Hotel Denver
When: Dec. 23 – Jan. 1
Where: FIRE at the ART Hotel, 1201 Broadway St., Denver, CO
Cost: Prices vary
Lowdown: For 10 days, taste test the holiday brunch specials at FIRE Restaurant — from steak skillets, to french toast, to acorn squash crostini.

Christmas Movie Brunch

Photo courtesy Colorado Sake Co.

When: Dec. 24, 12 – 2 p.m.
Where: Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St., Denver, CO
Cost: $10, buy tickets here
Lowdown: There’s never too much Elf around the holidays. Enjoy a Dim Sum and dumpling selection inspired by the film and a viewing of the movie on the big projection screen in the event space.

Spookadelia: Doubt’s Echo

Spookadelia: Doubt's Echo | Immersive Art Experience
Photo courtesy Spectra Art Space / Eventbrite

When: Dec. 20, 11 a.m.
Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway, Denver, CO
Cost: $12 – $30, buy tickets here
Lowdown: This immersive art experience is the sixth installment of the Spookadelia series. It is psychedelic, artistic, theatrical and highly interactive to visitors of all ages

Tower Tours

Tower Tours
Photo courtesy FlyteCo Tower Events / Eventbrite
When: Dec. 21, 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Where: FlyteCo Tower, 3120 Uinta St., Denver, CO
Cost: $0, join waitlist here
Lowdown: Head to FlyteCo Tower to get a tour to the top of the Stapleton International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and find a greater appreciation for aviation. There is no working elevator, so attendees must be physically capable of climbing 11 stories of stairs.

A Honky Tonk Christmas Party

Photo courtesy The Black Buzzard

When: Dec. 22, doors 7 p.m.
Where: The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues, 1624 Market St., Denver, CO
Cost: $15, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Celebrate Christmas at the start of this weekend with some music from Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels, Sugar Britches and Ethyl & the Regulars.

Sip N’ Paint: Polar Bear Selfie

IN-STUDIO CLASS Polar Bear Selfie Sat. Dec. 23rd 3pm $35
Photo courtesy Sipping N’ Painting Hampden Denver / Eventbrite

When: Dec. 23, 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: Sipping N’ Painting Hampden, 6461 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO
Cost: $35, buy tickets here
Lowdown: For two hours, relax, sip on some wine and learn to paint the selfie of a polar bear. Guests may choose their canvas size or upgrade to a wooden pallet for $10. Alcoholic beverages are sold separately from ticket pricing.

Torchlight Parade

Photo courtesy Visit Denver

When: Dec. 24, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Winter Park Resort, 85 Parsenn Rd., Winter Park, CO
Cost: Free
Lowdown: Visit the resort, get a free printed photo of you and the family with Santa from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Village Gazebo, stop at the Hot Chocolate Bar and stick around for Torchlight.

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