Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker comes to Denver, December 12th and 13th with three shows. Bring your whole family to the party at Mayor Stahlbaum’s home on Christmas Eve. Join in the fun as magical Uncle Drosselmeyer shares his latest imaginative dolls, the party children dance and more! Kissy Doll shines in her candy-ribbon tutu as she teeters on tippy toes to the delight of all the guests. Harlequinn Doll amazes as he vaults, spins and thrills with his acrobatic moves. And the Moor Dolls astonish all when they appear like magic out of the 5 foot tall Nesting Dolls that Uncle Drosselmeyer whipped up out of thin air. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Celebrate the Third night of Chanukah at this free event. Everyone is encouraged to BYOM - bring your own menorah and be a part of the communal Chanukah candle lighting. The program will feature the Colorado Hebrew Chorale singing seasonal favorites, with guests from Stories on Stage presenting interactive Chanukah fables. After the music and stories, Ian Kleinman from the Inventing Room will have his fabulous molecular gastronomy demonstratation using traditional Chanukah foods.
Humans aren't the only species that get to decorate their lawns this holiday season. Take a stroll through Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights Presented By: Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores and you'll "oooh" and "ahhh" over our 38 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights and more than 150 animated animal sculptures. And don't miss our month long Zoo Lights Lantern Festival taking place in Toyota Elephant Passage. It's the perfect way to light up your holiday spirit. Daytime admission does not include Zoo Lights. Denver Zoo will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 5:30 p.m. for Zoo Lights.