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October 12, 2014 – February 8, 2015 all-day
Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art @ Denver Art Museum | Denver | Colorado | United States
Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art showcases 14 paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., by artists Henri Matisse, André Derain, Albert Marquet, Maurice de Vlaminck, Raoul…

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Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia @ Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
October 30, 2014 – April 12, 2015 all-day
Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia @ Museum of Contemporary Art Denver | Denver | Colorado | United States
MCA Denver is proud to present the first retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Known throughout the world as a founding…

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November 16, 2014 – March 15, 2015 all-day
Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century @ Denver Arts Museum | Denver | Colorado | United States
The DAM will host the world-exclusive exhibition of Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, featuring stunning jewelry, timepieces, and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. This exhibition highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical…

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November 21, 2014 @ 9:00 am – December 23, 2014 @ 10:00 pm
Denver Christkindl Market
The German American Chamber of Commerce will host a Christmas market in the spirit of an age-old German tradition. Craftspeople and artisans from all over rare, imported products, and food vendors will be dishing out…

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November 23, 2014 – May 17, 2015 all-day
William Matthews: Trespassing @ Denver Art Museum | Denver | Colorado | United States
William Matthews: Trespassing presents selected works from his early career to his most recent paintings. Matthews began working as a graphic designer, but dedicated himself to watercolor painting in 1990. The 27 artworks on view…

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November 25, 2014 – February 16, 2015 all-day
Southwest Rink at Skyline Park
Skyline Park is the place for family fun this holiday season! Southwest Airlines and the Downtown Denver Partnership invite you to grab your loved ones and head Downtown to take advantage of the Southwest Rink…

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A Christmas Carol @ Denver Performing Arts Complex
November 28, 2014 – December 28, 2014 all-day
A Christmas Carol @ Denver Performing Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States
Essential to the holiday season in Denver, “A Christmas Carol” is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.
The SantaLand Diaries @ Denver Performing Arts Complex
November 28, 2014 – December 24, 2014 all-day
The SantaLand Diaries @ Denver Performing Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States
David Sedaris’ off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City is the sure cure for the common Christmas show.
The Nutcracker @ Denver Performing Arts Complex
November 29, 2014 – December 27, 2014 all-day
The Nutcracker @ Denver Performing Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States
Colorado Ballet presents the 54th annual production of The Nutcracker, November 29 through December 27, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Kick off the holiday season in spectacular fashion with The Nutcracker, featuring unforgettable…

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Blossoms of Light @ Botanic Gardens
December 5, 2014 – January 1, 2015 all-day
Blossoms of Light @ Botanic Gardens | Denver | Colorado | United States
Embrace the holiday season at Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual holiday light show, Blossoms of Light! Over one million colorful lights draped in elegant designs highlight the Gardens’ winter beauty. Warm drinks and tasty treats will…

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Zoo Lights @ Denver Zoo
December 5, 2014 – January 5, 2015 all-day
Zoo Lights @ Denver Zoo | Denver | Colorado | United States
Come and experience a holiday light safari with more than 38 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in…

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December 7, 2014 – November 27, 2016 all-day
Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America @ Denver Art Museum | Denver | Colorado | United States
During the Spanish Colonial period in Latin America (1521–1850), precious gold and silver were crafted into elegant jewelry then embellished with emeralds from Colombia, coral from Mexico, and pearls from Venezuela. Wanting to demonstrate their…

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December 12, 2014 – December 21, 2014 all-day
Denver Pavilions' Holiday Carousel @ Denver Pavilions | Denver | Colorado | United States
Conveniently located at Denver Pavilions, the new carousel will enhance your Downtown Denver Holiday experience and create memories for years to come. Free rides will be given from Denver Pavilions restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues…

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December 14, 2014 – January 4, 2015 all-day
Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration  @ Denver Art Museum | Denver | Colorado | United States
The DAM’s celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe will include performances by Dancing Across Cultures, Grupo Tláloc Danza Azteca, Danza Matachina Guadalupana, and Comparsa Morelos (Chinelos). During the celebration, from December 14, 2014 through January…

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December 15, 2014 – January 18, 2015 all-day
Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives @ Denver Art Museum | Denver | Colorado | United States
The environment, literacy, peace, and equality are just a few of the subjects that designers tackle in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. With a touch of humor or with straightforward solemnity,…

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas @ Denver Performing Arts Complex
December 17, 2014 – December 28, 2014 all-day
How The Grinch Stole Christmas @ Denver Performing Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States
Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Don’t…

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Celtic Women Home for Christmas @ Denver Performing Arts Complex
December 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Celtic Women Home for Christmas @ Denver Performing Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States
Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present Home For Christmas – The Symphony Tour. Featuring music from the all-female music ensemble’s second Christmas album,…

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Colorado Hebrew Chorale Presents: Festival of Lights @ McNichol's Building at Civic Center
December 18, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Colorado Hebrew Chorale Presents: Festival of Lights @ McNichol's Building at Civic Center | Denver | Colorado | United States
Mark the third night of Chanukah with the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Stories on Stage. Come to the McNichols Building on December 18 for food, fun, music, stories and of course, traditions. Admission is free,…

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Michael McDonald @ Paramount Theatre
December 18, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Michael McDonald @ Paramount Theatre | Denver | Colorado | United States
This Christmas enjoy an evening of holiday & Hits with Michael McDonald.
Colorado Christmas @ Denver Performing Arts Complex
December 19, 2014 – December 21, 2014 all-day
Colorado Christmas @ Denver Performing  Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States
The warm sounds of the holidays fill the hall during this annual Christmas spectacular featuring the Colorado Children’s Chorale.
Breakfast With Santa @ Downtown Aquarium
December 20, 2014 – December 24, 2014 all-day
Breakfast With Santa @ Downtown Aquarium | Denver | Colorado | United States
Join Sharkey and Santa for a delicious breakfast Buffet. Reservations need to be made in advance, half price exhibit ticket with each purchase.
December 20, 2014 all-day
Hard Rock Cafe Denver Hosts Breakfast With Santa @ Hard Rock Cafe Denver | Denver | Colorado | United States
This holiday season, bring your lil’ rockers to Hard Rock Cafe Denver for a memorable Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a visit, story time and pictures with Santa, a breakfast buffet and arts and crafts. In…

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December 20, 2014 – December 21, 2014 all-day
Santa Visits Larimer Square @ Larimer Square | Denver | Colorado | United States
Little ones – and dogs – can place wishes directly with Santa in The Walkways beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving and then every weekend in December.
December 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
TubaChristmas
Another one of a kind holiday tradition that is sure to delight people of all ages is TubaChristmas. Tap your toes to your favorite holiday tunes at the 40th annual TubaChristmas concert in Skyline Park.…

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December 24, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Santa Visits Larimer Square @ Larimer Square | Denver | Colorado | United States
Little ones – and dogs – can place wishes directly with Santa in The Walkways beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving and then every weekend in December.
Too Hot To Handel @ Denver Performing Arts Complex
December 27, 2014 – December 28, 2014 all-day
Too Hot To Handel @ Denver Performing Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States
Don’t miss this jazz, gospel and R&B-infused remix of Handel’s Messiah, now in its 17th season at Boettcher Concert Hall. This fun and funky performance features the Too Hot To Handel Chorus and world-class soloists.
Noon Year’s Eve @ Butterfly Pavilion
December 31, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Noon Year's Eve @ Butterfly Pavilion | Westminster | Colorado | United States
We are under construction so we’re taking our famous ball drops, bubble wrap and confetti-filled fun on the road! Join us at Butterfly Pavilion this year to ring in the Noon Year. Same great party,…

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December 31, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sharkey's New Year's Eve Celebration @ Downtown Aquarium | Denver | Colorado | United States
Join in the New Year’s Eve fun this year at the Downtown Aquarium with Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve for kids. Fun activities include: a Kids Balloon Drop, Sparkling Cider Toast, Contests and Giveaways, Sharkey Photos,…

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A Night In Vienna @ Denver Performing Arts Complex
December 31, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
A Night In Vienna @ Denver Performing Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States
This annual musical tradition sends audiences off to their New Year’s celebration in style, with the most well-known, festive and heartwarming classical waltzes and marches ever written.
December 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – January 1, 2015 @ 1:00 am
Denver's Grandest New Year's Eve Party @ Grand Hyatt Denver | Denver | Colorado | United States
Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown and MIX 100.3 FM present Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party. Includes open bar with premium pour, admission to four areas of entertainment, buffet dinner, party hats and favors and balloon…

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