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Denver in December

…and holiday events to keep you entertained!

Ahhhh December… The month that gives The Holidays a time to shine. ⛄️🎄❄️

As November has come and gone, we find ourselves enveloped in red and green, scents of cinnamon and nutmeg, snow boots and winter caps, hot chocolate and holiday foods, among all of the other treats that come with celebration of The Holidays. We look forward to spending time with friends and family, opportunities to embrace the holiday spirit and spread it about our art studio, finding seasonal wines to share with our customers and friends, and looking for inspiration for future paintings and projects.

As we are busy having fun with wine and painting in our studio, in the meantime we often like to check out what artistic events are happening in our wonderful city of Denver and surrounding areas. We take pride in having a city that frequently hosts art exhibits at numerous galleries, craft fairs all around, performance art city-wide, as well as a wealth of reference and information leading us to partake in these exciting events and others! 

We are happy to share some art inspired events as well as some popular event calendars that we look to for entertainment ideas!

Denver Flea Holiday Takeover

○ Location: 4400 Fox St. Denver, CO  80216
○ When: December 3 – 6 / 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
○ Cost: $5-$45
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “The Denver Flea is a contemporary marketplace showcasing makers and retailers who cultivate the Colorado lifestyle. The Holiday Flea will be December 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th. This will be the 7th Denver Flea, as well as the biggest and best yet! Scroll on to learn about each of the four days of Holiday Flea.”

Holiday Art Faire at The Particulars Art Gallery

○ Location: 401 S. Public Road, Unit 1 Lafayette, CO 80026
○ When: December 2 – 7
○ Tickets and Information: City of Lafayette
○ “Holiday Art Faire will be held on Dec. 2-7th, 2015. Featuring hand made crafts items, gift items and more…”

ArtReach Festival of Trees

○ Location: 6300 W. Colfax Ave. Lakewood, CO 80214
○ When: Daily until December 13
○ Cost: $8
○ “The ArtReach, Inc. Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers are excited to announce the re-introduction of the ArtReach Festival of Trees after a ten-year hiatus. The event, which ran for more than 25 years, amazed and captivated the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of individuals and families with beautifully designed Christmas trees, live entertainment, and of course, Santa. The location of this treasure is the heart of the 40 West Arts District at 6300 West Colfax.”

A Christmas Carol at The Stage Theatre (Denver Performing Arts Complex)

○ Location: 14th & Curtis Streets Denver, CO 80204
○ When: 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday from December 2 – 16
○ Cost: $49+
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.”

DaVinci & Michelangelo: Titans Side by Side

○ Location: The GlitterDome Events Center 3600 Wynkoop St. Denver, Colorado 80216
○ When: 1:30 p.m. every Fri. from December 4 – 18
○ Cost: $40
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “‘Museum Theater’ is a combination of a traditional museum experience with a live one-of-a kind multi-media theatrical performance.  ‘Museum Theater’ combines the interactive DaVinci Machines Exhibition and the Michelangelo Titans Side by Side multi-media live theatre production.  Attendees are encouraged to attend early, walk around and interact with the DaVinci Museum Machines and then go on multi-media performance through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two titans.”

29th Annual Fine Art Market Show and Sale at The Arvada Center

○ Location: 6901 Wadsworth Blvd Arvada, CO 80003
○ When: December 3 – 20
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “Arvada Center’s Annual Fine Art Market Show and Sale returns for its 29th year, and with added dates! The show and sale will run from December 3 – 20, and will include 93 Colorado artists and artisans working in all media. This show and sale is the perfect place to find a unique, handmade, quality gift for everyone on your list this holiday season, or for yourself! Not only will you be supporting these artists directly, but you also support the Arvada Center Galleries with every purchase.”

Denver Christkindl Market

○ Location: Arapahoe and 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
○ When: November 20 – December 23
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “The Christkindl Market includes vendors from Germany and other countries, as well as local artisans, offering high-quality, handcrafted gifts such as traditional hand-carved wooden figurines, handmade candles and ornaments. Traditional German food, warm Glühwein (hot spiced wine), and traditional Christmas carols and live German music make the market a full holiday experience.”

Holiday Art Market at the Foothills Art Center

○ Location: 809 15th St., Golden, CO 80401
○ When: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM, Sunday 12:00 PM /
November 14 – December 31
○ “Join Foothills Art Center for a holiday tradition. Shop gifts by more than 80 Colorado artists working in the highest standards of handcraft. With fine ceramics, fiber, glasswork, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items, and more, there’s something special for everyone to celebrate the season.”

28th Annual Holiday Exhibition with Artists On Santa Fe

○ Location: 747 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204
○ When: November 4 – January 4
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “This year, begin (or finish!) your holiday shopping in a fun, festive and welcoming environment.  Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios offers a wide selection of realistic and abstract paintings and monotypes, sculptural and functional ceramics, exceptional photography, repurposed constructions, and unique silver jewelry.”

Southwest Skyline Skating Rink

○ Location: Arapahoe and 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
○ Cost: Free / $2.00 for Skate Rental
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “The Rink is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday through December 19; after that, they’ll expand into an extended holiday schedule through January 3. Weather permitting, the rink will remain open through February 15.”

Blossoms of Light at The Denver Botanic Gardens

○ Location: 1007 York St. Denver, CO 80206
○ When: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily until January 2
○ Cost: $6-$13
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “Annual event featuring thousands of twinkling lights through the gardens, including the grand illuminated O’Fallon Perennial Walk, romantic tunnels, treats and hot drinks for sale, and a fire pit at the Hive Garden Bistro. Open on Christmas and New Year’s Day.”

Zoo Lights 2015 at The Denver Zoo

○ Location: 2300 Steele Street Denver, CO 80205
○ When: December 4 – January 3 / 5:30pm to 9:00pm
○ Tickets and Information:
○ “Zoo Lights will nearly double in size this year, spanning 70 acres of Denver Zoo’s campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Running December 4 until January 3, is one of Denver’s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues. ”

Also be sure to check out…

Some of Our Favorite Event Calendars!

Visit Denver
Westword Events Calendar 
The Denver Post Events Calendar 
○ Colorado Events Today
5280 Culture Magazine Culture and Events Calendar
○ CBS Denver Local Events Calendar

Happy Holidays!

We hope that you will be able to take some of these events, or find some on your own, that you’ll be able to attend. We empower all of our customers, readers, friends, and family to set aside and devote time to those that matter most. Explore the city, see some incredible hand-craft and art, and enjoy the festive atmosphere of Denver this time of the year!

… and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar here at unWined for winter themed paintings, discounted tickets, and other sip and paint fun!

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