MUSIC

DEC. 14

TRACE BUNDY’S ACOUSTIC HOLIDAY

7:30 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $22-$26 in advance, $25-$30 day of show; stargazerstheatre.com.

KS 1075 CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony with Tha Dogg Pound and Twista, 8 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, $10.75 and up; ticketmaster.com.

DEC. 15

JOHN LEGEND — “A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS TOUR”

8 p.m., Bellco Theatre, Denver, $39.50-$149.50; axs.com.

DEC. 16

“CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY”

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 2:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $35-$68; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

A SNAZZY-JAZZY CHRISTMAS CONCERT”

Featuring Swing Factory Big band, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, donations accepted; 687-2210.

DEC. 17

BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA’S “CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR”

8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $39.50-$89.50; altitudetickets.com.

DEC. 19

“ROCKIN’ IN A WINTER WONDERLAND”

With FACE Vocal Band, 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $15-$35; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

DEC. 20

“AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS”

Mark O’Connor and Friends featuring Brandy Clark, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $39.50-$59.50; AT.

DEC. 21

CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE HOLIDAY PARTY

With Boombox with Classixx and Orchard Lounge, 7:30 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, $19.75 and up; ticketmaster.com.

STAGE

NOV. 21-DEC. 24

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Stage Theatre, Denver, $30 and up; denvercenter.org.

NOV. 23-DEC. 23

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices: minersalley.com.

NOV. 23-DEC. 24

“MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY: A CHRISTMAS MELODRAMA AND OLIO”

The Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, $18-$21.Go online for dates and times: mountainrep.com.

“THE SANTALAND DIARIES”

The Jones, Denver, $25 and up; denvercenter.org.

NOV. 23-DEC. 31

“SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL”

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown, $29.95 and up; coloradocandlelight.com.

NOV. 24-DEC. 22

“THE STORY OF THE NUTCRACKER”

1 p.m. Saturdays, Miners Alley Playhouse Children’s Theatre, Golden, $12; minersalley.com.

NOV. 24-DEC. 24

“THE NUTCRACKER”

Colorado Ballet, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, $35-$155; coloradoballet.org.

NOV. 29-DEC. 24

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre, Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Go online for times and ticket prices: uccspresents.org.

NOV. 30-DEC. 23

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL — THE RADIO SHOW”

7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, $19-$38; vintagetheatre.org.

NOV. 30-DEC. 24

“SANTA’S BIG RED SACK”

Avenue Theater, Denver, $28; avenuetheater.com.

DEC. 5-15

IRVING BERLIN’S “WHITE CHRISTMAS”

Buell Theatre, Denver, $30 and up; denvercenter.org.

DEC. 13-23

“YULE BE NAUGHTY”

Opens 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sunday, through Dec. 23, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25; themat.org.

DEC. 14-JAN. 1

“THE PUPPET MAKER: A STORY OF CHRISTMAS”

2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Saturdays-Sundays, 4 p.m. Fridays, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $19-$22; simpich.com/theatre-2018.

DEC. 15-16

“15TH OF DECEMBER: A ONE-OF-A-KIND CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR”

Music, carols, dancing and more with Jared Anderson and friends, 6 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $10-$21. Tickets: 15thofdecember.com.

DEC. 17

“RAT PACK CHRISTMAS”

7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $33-$84; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

DEC. 21

“THE CELTIC GIFT”

With Irish Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $20-$50; irishdancetheatre.com.

DEC. 21-22

“SCENES OF THE SEASON”

7:30 p.m., Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, $15-$25; evergreenplayers.org.

DEC. 22-23

“A COLORADO NUTCRACKER”

Colorado Ballet Society and Colorado Youth Ballet, opens 2 p.m. Dec. 22, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 23, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $19.50-$48.50; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

DEC. 23

“107TH TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MYSTERY PAGEANT”

Combines the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus along with church legends and Christmas Carols, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St.; 635-3549, fcucc.org.

DEC. 26

“A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS”

7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $35-$65; altitudetickets.com.

DEC. 27

“A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS”

7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $$45-$125; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

VISUAL ARTS

DEC. 23-29

CHRISTMAS IN MAGIC TOWN

See Michael Garman’s cityscape decorated for Christmas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Michael Garman Museum and Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., $3-$5. Tickets: tinyurl.com/yau5mso.

SHOPPING

THROUGH DEC. 23

2018 MERCEDES-BENZ DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET

A traditional German Holiday Market, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1515 Arapahoe St., Denver, free admission; christkindlmarketdenver.com.

CHARITY

THROUGH DEC. 14

TOYS FOR TOTS HOLIDAY DRIVE

Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, RE/MAX Properties, Inc., 1740 Chapel Hills Drive; 330-1307, virgilteam.com.

THROUGH JAN. 12

GAZETTE-EL POMAR FOUNDATION EMPTY STOCKING FUND EVENTS

To benefit local health and human service agencies. For a list of events and to donate, go to fillanemptystocking.org.

DEC. 27

SKATE NIGHT

To benefit the Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund, 6-8 p.m., Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $5-$10; tinyurl.com/yd6274sv.

FOOD AND DRINK

DEC. 12

FOOD AND WINE TASTING: HOLIDAY MEAL PAIRINGS

6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $79. Registration: 1-303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

DEC. 13

COUPLES CLASS: EASY ENTERTAINING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $165. Registration: 1-303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.

DEC. 15

MURDER MYSTERY HOLIDAY DINNER “WHODUNIT SANTA”

7 p.m., Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $85. Reservations: 1-303-688-5555, cherokeeranch.org.

DEC. 19

HOLIDAY DIPS AND APPS COOKING CLASS

6-8 p.m., Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave., $45. Registration: 308-2992, gatherfoodstudio.com.

KIDS AND PETS

THROUGH DEC. 24

SANTA’S WONDERLAND

Free 4x6 photo with Santa, crafts and more, Bass Pro Shops, 13012 Bass Pro Drive. Go online for schedule: basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland.

DEC. 8 AND 15

NATURE HIKE WITH SANTA

10-11:30 a.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $4. Register: 520-6745; tinyurl.com/yarxcazm.

DEC. 8-23

“THE SNOWFLAKEY PRINCESS”

Kid’s First Theatre, 11 a.m. DEC. 8, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 23, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12.50; themat.org.

DEC. 15

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Kids concert, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 190 S. Cascade Ave., $26 and up, free for ages 17 and younger. Tickets: 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.

OTHER STUFF

THROUGH JAN. 6

HOLIDAY DESIGNER SHOWCASE

The Castle will be transformed into an unforgettable winter dream, Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. Call or go online for times and ticket prices: 1-303-688-5555, cherokeeranch.org.

NOV. 23-DEC. 23

SANTA’S VILLAGE

4:30-8:30 p.m., with last entry at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Dear Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, $15-$20, free for ages 2 and younger. Tickets: tinyurl.com/y8mexec9.

NOV. 23-DEC. 31

A HUDSON CHRISTMAS

Outdoor Christmas lights display, Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, $8-$10.50. Go online for times: tinyurl.com/ybs6olo9.

NOV. 23-JAN. 1

BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT

5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., $11-$16, free for ages 2 and younger, Denver. Tickets: tinyurl.com/ybqlputy.

DEC. 1-31

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HELICOPTER TOURS

6-10 p.m., Colorado Springs Airport, 1575 Aviation Way. Prices and registration: 868-5580, coloradovertical.com.

DEC. 14-16

HOLIDAY TOURS OF THE GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Eighth Avenue main gate, Denver, free; coloradoshome.org.

DEC. 15

HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES

With jingle bells and seasonal songs, 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m.., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $7. Register: 520-6745; tinyurl.com/yarxcazm.

DEC. 13

PIKES PEAK HOLIDAY BOOKIE PARTY: DECEMBER WRITE BRAIN

8:30 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, free; tinyurl.com/y7fgkth3.

DEC. 15

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAPTOR HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

11 a.m.-3 p.m., 720 E. Vine Drive, Fort Collins, rmrp.org.

DEC. 22

SHOWING OF “THE POLAR EXPRESS”

6 p.m., Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Place, Pueblo, $5-$7. Tickets:pueblomemorialhall.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS

DEC. 28-31

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Denver New Year’s Run, Dec. 28, 29 and 31, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver; Dec. 30, Summit, Denver. Go online for times and ticket prices; TM.

DEC. 31

FREE HOLIDAY RIDES

Hosted by McCormick & Murphy for Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Go online for details: mccormickmurphy.com/community/no-dui-free-rides.

“SUPER BUBBLE”

Kid’s First Theatre, open 11 a.m. Dec. 31, 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 31, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12.50; themat.org.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE”

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.,$26-$68; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

FELIPE ESPARZA

8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $39.50-$49.50; AT.

NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS

JAN. 1

FREE HOLIDAY RIDES

Hosted by McCormick & Murphy for Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Go online for details: mccormickmurphy.com/community/no-dui-free-rides.

FIRST DAY HIKES

9 a.m., Mueller State Park, 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366.

CRAFT FAIRS

NOV. 25-DEC. 30

OWN YOUR OWN ART SALE AND HOLIDAY EXHIBITION

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo; tinyurl.com/yd5arusa.

DEC. 15

SANTA’S WORKSHOP AND BAZAAR

9 a.m.-1 p.m., City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.; tinyurl.com/yc8uobz4.

DEC. 15

VEGAN HOLIDAY MARKET

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.; tinyurl.com/yacfzkmq.

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