Holiday Theater in the Denver Area


Whether you are buying tickets for an annual tradition or looking for something new to tell the many stories of the season, there are so many options for holiday theater in Denver this season.

Charlie Brown Christmas (Nov. 14-15)

Charlie and the gang are here to show you the true meaning of Christmas in this stage adaptation of the classic TV Special. Debuting in 2013, this theatrical production faithfully recreates the atmosphere of the comic strips and features the jazzy score from the TV show as well as a group of Christmas sing-a-longs at the end. A wonderful way to introduce younger children to the Peanuts gang, and to explore what Christmas is all about Christmas, beyond just the presents! Get Tickets.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Nov. 17-18)

Directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is brought to life by a powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set. Grab your family and friends and let the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take you on a journey that celebrates love, community, and the magic of the holiday season. Get Tickets.

A Christmas Carol (Nov. 17 – Dec. 23)

Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine love for his fellow men. The classic holiday tale comes to the Wolf Theatre with it’s beloved characters and message of compassion, love and kindness and of course, Christmas spirit! Get Tickets.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Nov. 18)

The holidays rock a whole lot harder than they ever have thanks to Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Ball Arena. By infusing seasonal classics with rock flamboyance, a symphonic sense of scope, and an eye-popping visual presentation complete with lasers and pyrotechnics, what began as a side project for a veteran group of American hard rockers has grown into one of today’s top-selling acts, with over 10 million concert tickets sold since 1999. Get Tickets.

Home Alone in Concert (Nov. 24-25)

A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Colorado Symphony. Get Tickets.

The Nutcracker by the Colorado Ballet (Nov. 25 – Dec. 24)

As the fate of one magical night hangs in the balance, Clara’s nutcracker comes to life for a battle royale. Festive fan-favorite The Nutcracker returns to Denver this holiday season with 28 performances, including a matinee with sensory-friendly adaptations on Sunday, November 26. Featuring the company’s custom-made sets and costumes, which debuted in 2021, this dazzling and dreamy production sees sold-out performances year after year. Get Tickets.

Santa’s Big Red Sack (Nov. 30 – Dec. 23)

Get ready to let go of everything you hold dear about the holidays—and have it all come back twisted, hilarious and glittering with lights. Santa’s Big Red Sack is non-stop sketch comedy, music and technology bursting at the seams with irreverent wit and unforgettable characters. Your belly will turn to jelly. Your heart will dance. You’ll never experience the holidays the same way again. Denver audiences have flocked to the show for two decades to see what’s new in the Sack. It may be cold outside, baby, but Santa’s Big Red Sack gets hotter every year. Get Tickets.

Elf, The Musical (Nov. 30 – Dec. 31)

A title known the world over, “Elf The Musical” is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. This modern-day holiday classic at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Get Tickets.

A Colorado Christmas (Dec. 8-10)

The warm sounds of the holidays fill the Boettcher Concert Hall with festive seasonal favorites, hosted by beloved Denver vocalist, Devin DeSantis. This family-friendly concert includes traditional Christmas carols, your new favorite winter tunes, and a chance to sing along to your heart’s content! We’ll pay special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the publication of the iconic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” And you better not pout because Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who’s naughty and who’s nice in preparation for the big night! Get Tickets.

Elf in Concert (Dec. 22-23)

This holiday season relive this heartwarming holiday classic on four giant screens as every note of John Debney’s wonderful score is played live to picture in: Elf™ in Concert! Get Tickets.


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