Sunday, December 21, 2014

Colorado Symphony: A Colorado Christmas

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:43pm

While it may seem like you can't escape the hum of "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas" this time of year, the annual Colorado Symphony's Colorado Christmas has become a can't-miss holiday tradition. This year, the Colorado Children's Chorale joins our state's best musicians to perform new and old Yuletide classics for three nights of family fun. Be sure to check the website for specific dates and times. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.

Ice Skate in Evergreen

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:24pm

Skate in the world’s largest Zamboni-groomed outdoor rink. It spans 8.5 acres, with smaller sections for ice hockey, so there's spots for beginners and experts. Once you get to cold too skate any longer, head inside the Evergreen Lake House and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks next to a huge stone fireplace. Mon-Sun 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Holiday Solstice

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:03pm

Your kids may have sat on Santa's lap in a shopping mall, but have they met him in a castle? Take a picture with the jolly man and whisper your wish list to him. After chatting with Santa, enjoy hot drinks and treats from Glazed and Confused and Gourmet Fine Catering. Kids can also participate in craft activities in Santa's nearby workshop. Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Brunch with Santa Claus

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:20pm

This midday breakfast spread has sweet and savory selections to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy quiche with a side of fruit or try something a bit heartier like biscuits with wild boar gravy. Bring a toy to donate and receive a free brunch. Sun 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Tuba Christmas

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:44pm

Hear a new twist on classic Christmas songs. More than 300 tuba players from the Mountain West will play wintry tunes in a festive downtown park. Tuba Christmas was founded to develop and preserve the musical arts, with a focus on instruments that are under-supported. Sun 1-2 p.m. 

Xmas at the Movies

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:42pm

Watch live performances from classic Christmas movies. A group of young girls will sing songs from Frozen, and Colorado soloist Christie Conover will perform as well. Other movies sampled include Home Alone and the Grinch. Sun 3-4 p.m. 

Barolo and Truffle Dinner

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:33am

Celebrate the rare and desired truffle with a four-course dinner and wine pairing. The meal features dishes prepared by Element 47’s culinary team using white and black truffles. Wine pairings include a variety of Barolos selected by wine importer Steve Lewis. Sun 8 p.m.