Seriously, what is your favorite part of December? Is it the twinkling holiday lights that make every evening sparkle? Is it the abundance of eggnog and assorted cookies at every social gathering? Is it the off-chance that you’ll be standing under a mistletoe when Chris Hemsworth walks by? Let us at Stepping Stone know – we like thinking about all the things that make this month truly amazing. (And yes, that Chris Hemsworth scenario could TOTALLY happen.)
As the year closes out, we’ve rounded up a few events for you to check out this month. We hope to see you around the neighborhood (or at our favorite watering holes).
MOVIE & A MARTINI
Sunday, December 2, 9, &16, 5:30pm-9pm, CU South Denver
This popular movie event features National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on the big screen. Guests will enjoy a Griswold Christmas dinner prepared by the in-house culinary team, two drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, gourmet popcorn, and access to the museum exhibits. Enjoy will be trivia and prizes before the movie.
PARKER CHRISTMAS CARRIAGE PARADE
Saturday, December 8, 12pm
Enjoy this all-equestrian parade made up of dozens of dressed up horse-drawn carriages, wagons, surreys, and stagecoaches from across Colorado. Prior to and after the parade you can visit a holiday farmer’s market, a petting zoo, pony rides, ice sculpting, games, and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Through December 24, Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Colorado’s acclaimed Nutcracker is the largest in the state and has been named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. by the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award Contest. With live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, this performance is returning for its 58th year. Performances sell out, so get your tickets early!
Through December 22, Curious Theatre Company
The most lauded play of the 2016 Broadway season, Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking show that takes place over the course of a family Thanksgiving dinner. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. Get tickets.