KUSA - The Holiday season is here and as we begin to fight the crowds and the packed malls, let us not forget there are several events to help us enjoy the season even more.
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The Night Fair Before Christmas - Dec. 20 - Denver - 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all throughout Denver, holiday music was playing and Coloradans were spreading holiday cheer at the historic Parkside Mansion. Not only can you join in the holiday fun but you may be able to pick up those last minute gifts that you're scrambling around to get. There will be a ton of fun activities for the entire family, including holiday- themed photo booths and crafts. For all of you foodies, enjoying cupcake decorating, cotton candy and other yummy goodies. If you're looking to spend your night before Christmas differently visit: http://on.fb.me/1bTcWNU
The Christmas Revels - Dec. 15 to Dec. 21 - Boulder - Bring in the holiday season with a Christmas story filled with song, dance, story and ritual. It's the Christmas Revels story set in a grand manor house in 1926. Bring the whole family along for a winter treat. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Tickets are being sold for $16.75. To experience the winter special go to: http://bit.ly/1fJeYS4
The Great Russian Nutcracker - Dec. 21 - Denver - It's all about sugar plum fairies and the nutcracker with a Russian twist at the Classical Ballet of Colorado this weekend. Don't miss out on this classical, graceful holiday special with pure ballet excellence. Be hypnotized by the perfect combination of dancing, music and holiday spirit. Tickets range between $15 and $25. To see an authentic production and experience a night you will never forget visit: http://denv.co/1c4SgU6
Olde Golden Christmas - Dec. 21 - Golden - Santa Claus is coming to Golden but a little differently this year. He'll be arriving in his sidecar motorcycle, along with the Grinch who stole Christmas in his corvette and let's not forget the elves on their unicycles. Enjoy a good olde fashioned Christmas parade out west. Join in the holiday fun and maybe turn it into your own family holiday tradition. Plus after the parade enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides through historic downtown Golden and Newfoundland dog cart rides, free for children. For a good olde time check out http://bit.ly/190nCtK or call 303 279 3113.
Northern Lights Holiday Concert - Dec. 21- Denver - Iceland shares the holiday spirit with Denver at the Northern Lights Holiday Concert. Listen to magical voices and tales from Swing Je T'aime, Bjorn Thoroddsen and other Icelandic performers. Get a taste for the Iceland holiday experience and of course some favorite American carols as well. And if you're extremely lucky, you may that one lucky ticket holder that wins round-trip tickets for two to Iceland. To buy tickets, get location information and show times go to: http://bit.ly/1dpIgTr
TubaChristmas Concert - Dec. 22 - Denver - Tuba anyone? Get all tubaed out Sunday in Denver for the 39th Annual TubaChristmas Concert. Join in the tuba parade when 300 tuba players from all over the region play your favorite holiday tunes for an entire hour. While you're listening pick up those last minute gifts from the 16th Street Mall and enjoy the holiday décor throughout the city. The event is free. http://bit.ly/1c51Ru2
Southlands Holiday Food and Gift Show - until Dec. 24 - Aurora- It's another great location to find those last minute gifts all in one place. Find unique, handmade gifts and food items for the remaining people on your holiday list. Enjoy the lights and the holiday atmosphere while crossing names off that list. For plenty of holiday vendors and gifts visit: http://bit.ly/1knhVuy
Winter Solabration - Dec. 21 - Wheat Ridge - The Winter Solabration is the perfect holiday celebration for the whole crew. Christmas carols, crowning the winter solstice king or queen, live storytelling, and any dance you can imagine will be featured at the event. Don't be afraid if you don't know how to waltz or swing just yet because all of the dances will be walked through. To bring in the holiday week the Winter Solabration way go to: http://bit.ly/1erETka
Cirque Dreams Holidaze - until Dec. 22 - Denver - Watch gingerbread men flip in the air, toy soliders march across thin wires, penguins spin and reindeer soar through the air at the Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Get a taste of the holiday season the circus way with breathtaking performances from the entire holiday crew. Holiday tricks, music and plenty of other entertainment can all be experienced at the Cirque Dreams Holidaze. To buy tickets and get more information visit: http://bit.ly/1erFVMU
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If you aren't keen on driving to the events, here are some alternative-transportation suggestions:
Taxi - Call 303-333-3333, 303-444-4444 or 303-777-7777. For Uber, text an address and city to 827-222.
Light Rail - Visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/lightrail.shtml to plot your route
Bus - Visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/ to plot your route
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