Holiday Shows & Concerts Around Denver

The holidays are upon us, and there’s so much to do in Denver! Once you’ve picked out the perfect Christmas tree, head out to See Santa and take in some of our Favorite Holiday Lights, or do some Christmas shopping. Then, for a special evening out with the family or a Holiday date with your love, we’ve got the list of the best Holiday Shows and Holiday Concerts around Denver

Holiday Shows and Concerts Around Denver | Denver Moms

Family-Friendly Holiday Shows and Concerts

Colorado Ballet – The Nutcracker | Denver

November 30 – December 29 | Various times

A Christmas Holiday tradition, Colorado Ballet is dazzling audiences for the 59th season of The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, lifts your heart while you’re dazzled by the twirling snowflakes, shimmering Sugarplum Fairy, and magic and beauty of the incredible production.
Pro Tip: The performance lasts two hours, which may be a little long for young children/ those known to be fidgety. There is an intermission, so that helps!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The Musical | Denver

December 3 – 8 | Various times

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical | Greeley

December 6th | 7:30pm

The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. See all of your favorite characters as they come to life in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.” It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker | Denver

December 13th & 14th | Various times

Moscow Ballet’s Gift of Christmas Tour is coming to the Paramount Theatre – This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets, and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, “Hot Ticket!” Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets to this holiday show for the whole family now!

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas | Denver

December 14th & 15th | Various times

Join the celebration as Mannheim Steamroller makes history again – Celebrating 35 years of holiday magic as they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country. Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in history and for the first time ever, hear the entire album that started it all, LIVE – “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas!”

A Colorado Christmas | Denver

December 13th, 14th, & 15th | Various times

The warm sounds of the holidays fill the Hall with festive seasonal favorites including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated from stage by beloved Denver vocalist Devin DeSantis! This family-friendly evening, led by guest conductor Timothy Semanik, features traditional Christmas carols, your favorite new winter tunes, and even some newly arranged surprises – all with a chance to sing along to your heart’s content! And you better not pout because Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who’s naughty and who’s nice in preparation for the big night!

An Irish Christmas | Denver

December 18th | 7pm

As seen on PBS! This is one of the holiday shows that is a perfect family event! Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage | Denver

December 22nd | 2:30pm & 6pm

Charlie Brown and his friends are bringing the true meaning of Christmas to this on-stage adaptation of everyone’s favorite Christmas television classic with a retelling of the story and a fun sing-along. Share Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang with your family and share the message that Christmas is so much more than presents!


Twas the Night Before Christmas | Denver

December 24th | 2pm
Santa Claus is coming to town, and bringing the newest family holiday tradition to Denver’s Paramount Theatre during a national tour of Ken Ludwig’s Twas the Night Before Christmas. The all-new live stage adaptation of the classic Christmas poem provides audiences with a modern twist, as the enjoyable and lovable storyline follows an unstoppable trio: a mouse, an elf and a little girl who are determined to witness a Christmas miracle.

Holiday Shows & Holiday Concerts for Mom, Dad, & Friends

Love Actually in Concert | Denver

December 6th | 7:30pm
Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill. Funny, irresistible, and heartwarming, an all-star cast will take you on a breathtaking tour of love’s delightful twists and turns. Fall under the spell of Love Actually and share the laughs and charm again and again.

Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did!

John Denver Holiday with the Colorado Symphony | Denver

December 7th | 7:30pm

The musical legend John Denver is honored once more, but with a festive holiday theme in a special concert with your Colorado Symphony. Returning once more by popular demand, just in time for the holidays, see and hear two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter John Denver performing classic songs in archival video footage, backed by live performances from the Colorado Symphony and members of his former band​. This concert is an innovative multi-media treat and unforgettable tribute with NEW holiday content.

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour | Denver

December 8th | 5pm

Celebrate this holiday season with a holiday concert featuring the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman with your Colorado Symphony. Featuring music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs performed by them over the years. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer.

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas Is Attention | Denver

December 17th | 8pm

Some holiday shows are just for adults, so leave the kids at home for this 18+ only event, because BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are back at the Paramount Theatre in an all-new two-queen holiday extravaganza! After last year’s wildly successful “To Jesus, Thanks for Everything” Jinkx and DeLa return to the stage this holiday season in a high-spirited scramble to maintain your interest!

DeLa is all sugar and Jinkx is all spice – but how do these two very different gals deal with the stress of the holidays? A little song, a lot of eggnog, and theaters full of people looking at them… Yup – all they want for Christmas is attention!


Handel’s Messiah | Denver

December 20th & 21st | 7:30pm

If you’re ready for one of the best holiday shows around town, check this one out! A storied holiday classic returns with a freshly enriched design to experience the beloved masterpiece, Messiah. This innovative presentation is newly organized to present the narrative clearly while still maintaining the great musical traditions of this noble work. A Chamber Chorus of the Colorado Symphony Chorus will join the soloists on stage to bring more immediacy to the narrative while the full forces of the Symphony Chorus continue to thrill with their exciting and exacting choral sound, presenting Handel’s masterpiece in an enhanced dramatic context that this story-telling composer would have appreciated.



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