Maybe it was the gigantic pre-Halloween snow. Maybe it was how the year seemed to quietly creep by. Maybe it’s simply that, for once, I had myself together in October. Whatever forces have aligned, I present to you, with timing that makes much more sense, a round-up of some upcoming musical holiday festivities—and there is a lot to choose from!
I think the holiday season is always an exciting time to take in a special performance, and if you can do so close to home, even better, because there is nothing like “a [joyous] Christmas [concert] in the Colorado snow.” Find your way to one of these magical celebrations and join friends and neighbors in the happy excitement of the holidays at home.
31st Annual Downtown Holiday Walk, December 1, 5-9 pm
A traditional holiday tree lighting at Evergreen Lake House with Santa and Mrs. Claus: photos with Santa, musical performances by local musicians and dance groups, and holiday shopping downtown.
Details at bit.ly/3sh27Xs
A Christmas Eve Ghost Story
December 1, 7:45-9 pm at Peak Academy of Dance. Follow Tommy and Jane on a whirlwind Christmas Eve adventure as they brave a blizzard and get swept back through time. Read more and get tickets at bit.ly/47bIcbk
“Mary Poppins, Jr.” at Stagedoor Theatre, December 1-9
Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Additional information can be found at bit.ly/3MMU9fV
40th Annual Christmas in Conifer Parade, December 2, 11-4 pm
With a visit from Santa and favorite local bands like Jax Jordening, May Be Fern, Who’s Thomas, Mars Caliche, and Conifer High School’s Honors Jazz. More event information available at bit.ly/40gDdUt
“The Christmas Spider” by Altezza Chamber Choir at Center Stage December 2-3, 7:30 pm and 2 pm
A new children’s opera adapted from a Ukrainian folk tale about a simple spider that spreads the Christmas spirit by inspiring forgiveness, empathy, and transformation in the show’s characters. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/46QGfBh
“Gift of the Magi” at Center Stage December 15-17 at 7 pm and 2 pm
Evergreen Players presents a modern twist on O, Henry’s “Gift of the Magi” and “Gift of Fools.” Showtimes and tickets at bit.ly/46O8O2a
8th Annual Conifer Mountain Christmas Show at The Venue Theatre, December 16, at 2 and 6 pm
Rex Rideout of Time Travel Music is joined by multi-instrumentalist Norman Hughes and percussionist Dennis Paige. All proceeds benefit Conifer nonprofits. Buy tickets at bit.ly/477jERe.
Evergreen Chamber Orchestra December 16, 6-7:30 pm
Colorado Mountain Holiday Concert at Evergreen Christian Church including festive music like “Jingle Bells” and Hanukkah Celebration, Strauss waltzes and Tchaikovsky’s Russian Dance, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and more. Tickets are available at bit.ly/49gG8QW