Denver Holiday Event Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us, and there is PLENTY to do!! Here is a list of the best things to do in Denver. We’ve got drag shows, light shows, dance parties, holiday events, regular events and many events in the greater Denver area. Make sure you check back regularly as we add more events!

MONTH LONG EVENTS ARE FIRST, THEN ORGANIZED BY WEEK.

**UPDATED: 12/27**

Events Running Though Out the Month:

Where: Trade
What: Horror For Himbos 
When: Every Monday when the sun goes down
Spooky season is not over…as we like to say, “If you STAY spooky, you ain’t gotta GET spooky!”
When the sun goes down the himbos come out! Grab a drink, have a seat, and watch a different a slasher film every week with a surprise, themed 2nd feature!

Dec 12th: Yule Tide Scares (Christmas Horror Story)
Dec 19th: Handmade Christmas (Jack Frost)
Dec 26th: Holly Jolly (Rare Exports)

Where: 3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver
What: Bridgerton Experience
When: Now till Dec 18th

The Queen herself invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime evening of music and dance complete with acrobatic performances, interactive experiences, a stunning dance show, and plenty of surprises. Do not forget your cameras! Guests at this delightful soirée will travel through an archway of wisteria flowers into 1813 London, where they will make the Queen’s acquaintance at Her Majesty’s most anticipated ball. All attendees will have the opportunity to delight in a visit to the whimsical Artist’s studio—where they might memorialize their evening in a portrait (just like their favourite characters)—or pay a visit to the Modiste to ensure they are wearing only the latest Regency fashions to impress the Queen.

Where: Mile High Mary’s 
What: Drag Brunch 
When: Every Saturday and Sunday 10:30am & 1:00pm

It’s BRUNCH, hunnies!Let’s meet at Mary’s for a bite & a beve…

Bottomless Mimosas flowin’ 

Brunch favorites cookin’

All we need is you

You survived the week, let Mary take care of the rest!

303-993-5812 for reservations! 

Check out the event here

 

Where: Triangle Bar 
What: Sing Along Bingo
When: Thursdays 7pm

This is a FREE event so NO COVER OR TICKETS NEEDED! Just show up Thursday! Do you like singing your gay little head off to Cher, Whitney, Britney, and Madonna? Does the sight of a completed bingo card feed your deepest OCD impulses?  Then join hosts Dixie and Professor Andy for this dirty little lovechild of KARAOKE and BINGO! 

More info here

Where: Trade
What: Beer Busts
When: Sundays 4pm

BEER BUST starts at 4 p.m. $12 gets you bottomless beer until 8 p.m. at Denvers only cup code beer bust! We also have hard seltzer for $14!

Where: Triangle Bar
What: Beer or Bust Sundays
When: Sundays 4pm

Sunday Funday /// No Cover /// Drink for a cause! 

Wrap up your fun filled weekend with more fun, drinks, friends, music and sexy gogo’s, all while benefiting our local LGBTQIA community. 

Head to https://www.facebook.com/TriangleDenver/ to see this weeks Charity Organization!

$14 (cash ONLY) 

Truly 

New Belgium Mountain Time

Coors Light

Blue Moon

More info here

 

Where: Blush and Blu
What: Poetry and Open Mic 
When: Tuesdays 7:30pm

An inviting, inclusive space for you to share your poems and songs!

More info available here

Where: Boyztown
What: Take it off Wednesdays Amateur Night 
When: Wednesdays 10pm

Wednesday is our Weekly Amateur night!

The show starts at 10pm!

If you’re interested in the weekly amateur contest, check-in at the DJ Booth no later than 9:45pm!!

More info here

Where: Union Station
What:Miracle Bar
When: Now through 12/31

This whimsical pop-up cocktail bar will immerse guests into a non-negotiable state of Christmas spirit.

With delightfully ostentatious holiday décor, delectable cocktails, and the nostalgia of childhood’s dancing sugar-plum visions, Miracle at Union Station is certain to convert even the grouchiest of Grinches. And for those who celebrate the eight crazy nights, the bar also features a proudly designated Hanukkah table amidst the Christmas frenzy.

More info on the website

 

Where:  Denver Art Museum
What: Saint, Sinners, Lovers, Fools
When: Now through 1/22/23

See the US debut of these Flemish artworks. Many have never been on view to the public before even in Belgium!

Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks is a unique presentation of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque paintings, sculptures, and other objects from the Southern Netherlands. Masterpieces on display include works by, among many others, Hans Memling, Jan Gossaert, Jan and Catharina van Hemessen, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, and Anthony van Dyck.

Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools offers a look into the specific subjects and styles adopted by artists in the Southern Netherlands between the 15th and 17th centuries, providing important connections to the society and culture of the time. These works depict a rapidly-changing world through unique styles, subjects, and techniques, offering insight into the past and the chance to create parallels to our world today.

Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools is a collaboration with The Phoebus Foundation and introduces U.S. audiences to the Belgium-based foundation’s comprehensive 15th- to 17th century Flemish art collection for the first time. This ticketed exhibition is on view for a limited time, from October 16, 2022, through January 22, 2023.

More info here

Where: Cherry Creek North 
What: Holiday walks
When: Now through 12/24

Your holiday tradition starts here. Experience the joy of the season with Winter Wanderland, a collection of free outdoor events for all to enjoy. Celebrate the season in Cherry Creek North, Denver’s must-see holiday destination featuring nearly a million twinkling lights wrapping more than 600 trees, illuminating the entire neighborhood!

Specifics for the promotions can be found here

 

Where: Spectra Art Space
What: Spookadelia Art Experience
When: Now through 12/31

Spookadelia: The Wakening: is an all-ages narrative-driven psychedelic immersive art, theatrical, and highly interactive experience presented by Spectra Art Space, along with performance artists curated by Elevated Circus, several artists now featured at Denver Meow Wolf as well as, Marina Fini, and SO MANY MORE.

Investigating the human condition and our relationship with self while providing a fresh take on art consumption and the haunted experience. The Wakening is the awe-inspiring and introspective fifth installment of the Spookadelia series. Boasting several all-new installations, amazing new characters, actors, and more ways than ever to interact with the art and the story. All in all, bigger & better than ever before.

More info here

 

Where: Denver Civic Center
What: Denver Christkindlmarket
When: Now through 12/23

Experience the warmth and charm of an authentic German Holiday Market right in the heart of Denver. Stroll through alleys lined with cozy wooden huts and shop for unique, finely crafted artisan gifts and tasty treats brought to you by local and international small businesses. As cheerful sounds of live holiday music fill the air, savor the season with traditional glühwein, German biers, and traditional holiday fare from across Europe.​

Every year, from November to December, guests of the Market are invited to explore the magic of Europe during the holidays – no passport required. Sign up for our Christkindlmarket Newsletter to get updated on the latest information on new vendors, special events, and entertainment.

More info here

 

Where: Cherry Creek 
What: Holiday Market
When: Now through 12/24

80+ rotating local makers, designers, and creators present a one-stop-shopping experience for all of your gifting needs this holiday season.  

Market info can me found here

 

Where: Zeppelin Station
What: Tinseltown: Nightmare before Christmas 
When: Now through 12/30

Have You Been Naughty Or Nice? Because Tinseltown Is Coming To Town!  Get ready for the Nightmare Before Xmas bar popping to Denver this Winter.

The all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up will be fulfilling all your festive wishes. The event is overflowing with some Burtonesque Christmas spirit!

It’s time to make every day cheery again, and you guessed it…Tinseltown is all about celebrating Christmas so you can expect Santa, elves, presents, tinsel, festive tunes and lots of winter warmer drinks, including a fabulous Christmas cocktail menu! The halls are more than fully decked with baubles, bows, hanging trees, wreaths and just about every festive goodie ever! You’ll be left unable to shake the spirit and joy of our favourite season.

Tickets include entry to the themed bar and a themed drink on arrival. 

a 20% auto gratutity will be added to all bar tabs

No grinches allowed**

Tickets can be found here

 

Where: Denver Zoo 
What: Denver Zoo Lights
When: Now through 1/15/23

When it comes to holiday magic, you can always count on Zoo Lights—where natural wonders take on a whole new light. This year, our newest installations illuminate nature’s brilliant animation, with enchanting additions like Aurora Borealis, Savannah Sunset and Electric Jungle. As you wander through our winter wonderland, keep an eye out for nightly ice-carving demonstrations, cozy fire barrels and all kinds of festive holiday food and drink!

Tickets available here

Where: Botanic Gardens 
What: Blossoms of Light 
When: Now through 1/7/23

The Gardens’ signature event for more than three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Join us for this family-friendly event that has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families. In line with our core value of sustainability, all lights used in the event are LED.

More info available here

 

Third Week (12/18-24)

Where: Mile High Spirits 
What: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 
When: Sunday 12/18 2pm

Mile High Spirit’s Distillery & Tasting Room Annual AWESOME Sweater Party… It’s about to Get Ugly!

Party with us all day and win bottles of spirits for best sweater and most holiday cheer:

2pm – 6pm: Bloody’s & Bluegrass in the Tasting Room

9pm – 2am: DJ Cyn in the Tasting Room

*Featuring $5 Ice Luge Shots with Santa in the Barrel Room

9pm – 2am: Grey The Mute Silent Disco on the Ski Lodge Patio

*Featuring $20 Shot Skis + Apple Cider Hot Toddy’s and Spiked Hot Cocoa

Save your spot here

 

Where: Clocktower Cabaret 
What: Americas Holiday extravaganza Spectacular 
When: Wednesday 12/21 7:30pm

America Jackson Presents

America’s Holiday Extravaganza Spectacular: Drag Queens, Live Music and Fabulous Fun!

Come celebrate the holidays with America Jackson and her favorite friends! Zarah Misdemeanor, Sherean Samimi and Zach Stailey join up with Mz. Jackson for a joyous evening of live music, comedy, lip synching, carols, dreidels and DRAG! This extravaganza is the holiday party that you don’t want to miss – it will quickly become one of your holiday traditions. Give yourself the gift of laughter and fun this season and treat yourself to America’s Holiday Extravaganza Spectacular at The Clocktower, it’s a gift that you won’t regret giving!

Tickets available here

 

Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem 
What: Uncorked! A comedy Show 
When: Wednesday 12/21 7pm

Uncorked! has been a community favorite in RiNo for years, and this year we’re back and better than ever. 

FAQ: 

Q: Is it outside? 

A: Only if the weather allows. If you’re thinking “it’s a little cold out… it’ll probably be inside.” 

Q: Is it really free? 

A: Totally completely free! We want to make live local entertainment accessible to everyone, but obviously it’s not free to run, so if you have it in you we suggest a $10 donation to the comics (we’ll have a pitcher for cash and also take venmo) and OF COURSE remember to tip your partenders generously. 

Q: When should I get there?

A: To get a good seat or if you have a large group that wants to sit together, we recomment arriving around 7:30 so you have time to get drinks and get settled. For everyone else, 7:45 should give you plenty of time! Show starts promptly at 8.

Tickets Available here

Where: Vybe
What: Christmas Jazz Piano cocktail Hour 
When: Friday 12/23 7pm

Christmas Jazz Cocktail hour

More info available here 

 

Where:  Soiled Dove Underground 
What: Hazel Miller Christmas Show 
When: Friday 12/23 8pm

Join us for a special evening as Denver’s own Hazel Miller plays her holiday favorites as well as the songs you’ve come to love from her!

Tickets available here

Where: Denver Eagle 
What: A Leather XXXmas
When: Wednesday 12/14 8pm

Leather encouraged for a special XXXmas. $4 Skyy vodka and clothes check all night.

 

Fourth Week (12/25-31)

 

Where: 3 Kilts Tavern
What: Christmas Dinner
When: Dec 25

3 Kilts Tavern will be open at 3pm on Christmas day! Drinks, comradery and $15 ham dinners!

Where: Clocktower Cabaret
What: Bubbles: Top Popping Burlesque Review 
When: Whole Weekend 12/28,29,30 7pm&9:30pm

Fire & Flames Productions presents

BUBBLES: A Top Popping Burlesque Revue

Wednesday, December 28 7pm*

Thursday, December 29 7pm & 9:30pm*

Friday, December 30 7pm & 9:30pm

Tickets available here

 

Where: Clocktower Cabaret 
What: Twisted Christmas: Aerial, Burlesque 
When: Tuesday 12/27 7pm

Tori Bear Presents

A TWISTED CHRISTMAS Aerial, Burlesque & Circus Variety Show

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… or is it? They see you when you’re sleeping… they know when you’re awake… they know if you’ve been bad or good… Come one, come all and open up your stockings to find out. Join us in Jingle Hells for an Aerial, Burlesque & Circus Variety Show. 

Tickets available here

Jeff Wilson
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