The holiday season is officially in full swing! Between showings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this weekend, there are festivals, musicals, concerts, winter sports and free hot dogs in which to indulge!

From the plains to the mountains, check out one of these fun events across Colorado:

Dog Haus Grand Opening: Free Haus Dog Day

Sat. Dec. 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Hot dog restaurant Dog Haus, known for their signature all-beef Haus Dogs served on King's Hawaiian rolls, is opening a new location at Northfield Stapleton. Dog Haus is celebrating the grand opening with 7 varieties of hot dogs. The giveaway lasts all day Saturday starting at 11 a.m. The new location is located at 8316 E. Northfield Blvd. #1610 next to the Harkins movie theater.

Winter Dew Tour
Fri. Dec. 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Winter sports lovers, rejoice!

The Winter Dew Ski and Snowboard Competition and Festival serves as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men's and women's halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and skiing competitions.

There are winter sports competitions all day from Thursday to Sunday. The Dew Tour Concert featuring The Floozie's and Anomalie is Saturday night at the Riverwalk Theatre in downtown Breckenridge. Tickets are $35 and available here. The "Dew Tour in Town Festival" will take place Friday and Saturday at the Blue River Plaza on Main Street.

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ELF The Musical

Fri. Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 16 at 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 17 at 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

The national tour of ELF The Musical is stopping in Denver for a weekend run at the Buell Theatre. Based on the beloved 2003 movie, this Broadway production is "a modern day Christmas classic that is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF." Telling the story of Buddy, a human raised at the North Pole, Variety says the musical is "happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!"

ELF The Musical plays through Sunday. Tickets are available online starting at $25.

Free Holiday Ice Shows

Fri. Dec. 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 16 at 3:15 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 17 at 3:15 p.m.

Ice is nice, especially when it’s a beautiful Holiday Ice Show and the price is right… free. Figure skaters present three shows at South Suburban Ice Arena and Family Sports Ice Arena on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 15, 16 & 17. Skaters perform to traditional holiday music and Santa makes an appearance at the finale. Admission is free, with everyone receiving a candy cane. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Performances are at South Suburban on Fri. Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. and Sat. Dec. 16 at 3:15 p.m. Then, at Family Sports on Sun. Dec. 17 at 3:15 p.m. South Suburban is at 6580 S. Vine St., Centennial. Family Sports Center is at 6901 S. Peoria St. Centennial.

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Winter Wonderlights
Sat. Dec. 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Winter Wonderlights features a musical light show every night starting at 5:30 p.m. While the Winter Wonderlights will continue through January 7, this weekend's celebrations include performances, activities and more. This weekend is also the last chance to see Colorado's largest inflatable igloo.

Saturday night will see performances from Chappelow Magnet School's orchestra and jazz band, food samples, food venders, face painting and kids activities. Elementary and high school choirs will perform on Sunday. All events are free and located at Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra.

Olde Golden Christmas Holiday Parade

Sat. Dec. 16 at 10:30 p.m.

Olde Golden Christmas merriment is apparent on Saturday morning for the final holiday parade of 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with floats, clowns, holiday characters, antique fire trucks, dance groups and more. Downtown shopkeepers offer treats, music, cider, hot chocolate, visits with Santa and bargains. There are free hayrides each Saturday for one-hour after the parades with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pick up point is in front of Gold Mine Cupcakes (700 12th St.). Free horse-drawn carriage rides run from noon to 3 p.m. weather permitting. Click here for a full calendar of Olde Golden holiday events.

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Holiday Festival
Steamboat Springs

Sun. Dec. 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the season "Steamboat Style" this weekend. Several events are planned for Steamboat Ski Resort's Holiday Festival including cookie decorating and free Korbel and cupcakes. Grab a stocking at Gondola Square and then gather free treats at participating shops around mountain village. Santa will arrive on horseback at 2 p.m. Face Vocal Band will be performing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The festival concludes with a torchlight parade, fireworks and night skiing on the slopes.

Santa Stampede 5K/10K

Sat. Dec. 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

These 5K and 10K races are held along the banks of the South Platte River. This family-friendly race and walk is a great way to de-stress for the holidays. Staging is at Hudson Gardens in Littleton. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. All participants receive a shirt and Santa hat. Venders with food will be ready at the finish line for runners to receive a well-earned reward.

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Pueblo Municipal Band Holiday Concert

Sun. Dec. 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Pueblo's Municipal Band will be performing their 4th annual holiday concert at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Theater near I-25 and E. 4th St. Pueblo's Municipal Band contains 65 members and has been performing since 1913. This holiday performance features the entire concert ensemble and the Pueblo Municipal Jazz Band. The event is free and family-friendly. Enjoy an afternoon of festive music!

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