Starting the season in the north Denver metro area

Area tree lightings, festivals and holiday celebrations

Staff Reports
Posted 12/11/19

Friday, Dec. 13 Thornton Winterfest: Come celebrate the season with the city’s annual holiday celebration through Dec. 15 at the Carpenter Park Fields, 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The …

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Starting the season in the north Denver metro area

Area tree lightings, festivals and holiday celebrations

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Friday, Dec. 13

Thornton Winterfest: Come celebrate the season with the city’s annual holiday celebration through Dec. 15 at the Carpenter Park Fields, 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The festival opens at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday and runs until 9 p.m. nightly.

The festival features Santa’s Village, with ice skating, ice carving, food vendors, a tree decorating contest, a beer garden and visits from Santa Claus himself. Saturday events include a breakfast with Santa at 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. WinterFest 5k, a holiday marketplace and an 8:30 p.m. fireworks display.

Northglenn Players Present “A Tuna Christmas”: Celebrate the holidays with a Texas-sized Christmas comedy at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Dr. It’s 24 hours before Christmas and the eccentric residents of Tuna are attempting to cope with Joe Bob Lipsey’s disastrous Christmas Carol pageant, a sabotaged yard-decorating contest and a mysterious phantom that’s on the loose! Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 20 and 22. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Go to www.northglennarts.org for more information or to buy tickets.

Astronomy Night at Standley Lake: Come enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while you learn about the night sky using one of multiple telescopes each trained on different celestial objects from 7-8 p.m. All ages are welcome, but the class costs $5 and space is limited to 20. Register at www.cityofwestminster.us

Sunday, Dec. 15

Holiday Radio play: The Advent Radio Players will be offering the 2019 Christmas production of two half-hour old time radio programs performed live, as they would have been directly from the studio, at Advent Lutheran Church,7979 Meade St. Westminster. The production features 1954’s “A Father Knows Best Christmas Program” and a First Nighter Program from 1945, “Little Town of Bethlehem.” Donations of $7 per person are suggested.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Winter Solstice at Standley Lake: Stay warm around the bonfire and bring a mug to enjoy some hot cocoa at from 11 a.m. to noon at the Standley Lake Regional Park for the annual Winter Solstice Celebration. Participants can explore the trails around Standley Lake and learn about some of the traditions and lore behind this celebration. The event is free, but space is limited. Register online at www.cityofwestminster.us

Friday, Dec. 27

Hanukkah Service: Come celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah at Congregation B’Nai Torah at 6:30 p.m. at 3990 W. 74th Ave. There’ll be food, music and fun with plenty of Latkes (potato Pancakes). And like last year we will light Menorahs. Please bring your Menorah to light with our community.

Sunday, Dec. 29

Winter Bird Count: Birders have used Christmas-time bird counts to keep track of local habitats for year. Local bird watchers will gather for the Standley Lake count from 3:30-5 p.m., at 100th and Simms St., for this Winter bird walk tradition.

Hanukkah last night: Come see the ninth light of the Westminster grand menorah lit between 4-6 p.m. at the Orchard Town Center Square, 14697 Delaware St. Westminster — next to the Rock Bottom Restaurant and the AMC Theaters. The event features Hanukkah music and sing along, acrobats, hot latkes and cocoa and prizes.

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