Live Shows To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

Live Shows For the Whole Family

There is plenty to do during the holiday season. If you are looking for something new, different or traditional try attending one of these live shows across the Denver metro area. There is truly something for everyone on this list: concerts, variety shows, ballets and musicals.

The Nutcracker at the Colorado Ballet

A classic tale that is timeless and a perfect tradition to start with your family.

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Saturday, November 25-Sunday, December 24


A Christmas Carol

A holiday essential, this musical is a splendid and meaningful performance for the whole family. 

Wolf Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, November 17-Sunday, December 24


It's a Wonderful Life featuring Chris Noth

Watch the classic, holiday movie come to life on the stage right before your eyes with this local performance.

The Studio Loft

Wednesday, December 6 at 6 pm


Fiestas Navidenas

This beautiful concert takes your on a journey through the various Christmas celebrations in Mexico.

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Gates Concert Hall

Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 pm


Santa's Big Red Sack

This is a hilarious holiday romp that has been a Denver tradition for over twenty years. Note: this show is for adults only.

The People's Building, Aurora, CO

Thursday, December 7-Saturday, December 23


A Colorado Christmas

A family-friendly holiday concert that includes all of your favorites and even allows your to sing along at some parts.

Colorado Symphony, Boettcher Concert Hall

Friday, December 8-Sunday, December 10


Motones & Jerseys: Holiday Hi-Fi

Rock out with Motown and "Jersey" renditions of some of your favorite holiday songs.

Aurora Fox Arts Center

Friday, December 8-Sunday, December 17


Holiday BrassFest

A community concert for anyone and everyone who enjoys playing brass instruments. You can participate in the concert if you like too!

DCPA Outdoor Galleria

Saturday, December 9, 12 pm


Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas

This is a laugh-out-loud holiday, comedy special with some very sincere and hilarious moments.

Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, December 12 at 8 pm


"A Christmas Carol" Participation Play

This is an interactive take on the Christmas classic, with audience participation, perfect to introduce children to the tale.

Town Hall Arts Center

Wednesday, December 13-Friday, December 22


Home for the Holidays

This is a fun, entertaining holiday variety show with singers, dancers and even an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Lone Tree Arts Center

Thursday, December 14-Saturday, December 23


Hazel Miller and the Collective: Christmas with Soul

Get in the groove with this jazzy, gospel-inspired Christmas concert starring local singer, Hazel Miller.

Arvada Center, Black Box Theatre

Friday, December 15 at 6 pm and 8:30 pm


Irish Christmas in America

A show that has been performing for 18 years, this event puts an Irish twist on a typical holiday concert.

Soiled Dove Underground

Saturday, December 16 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm


Handel's Messiah with the Colorado Symphony Chorus

This incredible holiday masterpiece will strike your soul and hit home for many who value the religious implications of this season.

Boettcher Concert Hall

Saturday, December 16-Sunday, December 17


Elvis Christmas Spectacular

The King of Rock and Roll gets a revamp with the Colorado Symphony as they celebrate with classic Christmas hits.

Boettcher Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 19 at 7:30 pm


Elf™ in Concert

Experience this campy, holiday favorite film like you've never seen it before: with a live orchestra!

Boettcher Concert Hall

Friday, December 22-Saturday, December 23


Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet

This traveling show breathes new life into the classic holiday story and is a special treat to share this holiday season.

Paramount Theatre

Saturday, December 23-Sunday, December 24


New Year's Eve at the Fox featuring Shelvis and the Roustabouts

This is an entertaining, wild ride of a show that is nonstop fun and partying.

Aurora Fox Arts Center

Sunday, December 31, 7:30 pm