9 things to do in Colorado this weekend: December 22-24

KUSA – Winter has arrived in Colorado just in time for a great holiday weekend!

Don’t let the chilly temperatures stop you from experiencing Colorado at the most festive time of year. There are several seasonal events happening this weekend. Grab your scarf, mittens and hot cocoa and check out one of these fun events across Colorado:

A Christmas Carol Classic 5K/10K
Denver
Sat. Dec. 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Enjoy a nice walk or run at Denver’s City Park. The Christmas Carol Classic offers options for the whole family: 1-mile, 5K, 10K and a Tiny Tim Fun Run. The Original Dickens Carolers sing in full Dickensian costume as you walk, run, sprint or stroll. The Christmas Carol Classic benefits the Denver Children’s Home. You can register here.

Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch
Fort Collins
Fri. Dec. 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The third annual Brewery Lights is a family-friendly event where guests 21 and older receive a wristband good for four 6 oz. beer samples. There is a beautiful digital light show, a holiday tree maze and family zone. Admission is free! S’mores are available for purchase for roasting by the fire. Brewery Lights runs through December 30, but the brewery is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) has arrived in Denver! After a perfect 2016/17 season in a different league, the Colorado Blizzard soccer team has moved leagues and moved to Denver this season. The Blizzard are playing a 6-game home schedule at the Denver Coliseum. Game 2 is Sat. Dec. 23 at 7:05 p.m. against the Colorado Springs Inferno. Tickets are available online starting at $13.

Regal Cinemas Holiday Classics: ‘Gremlins’
Multiple Locations in Colorado
Sat. Dec. 23 at 12:00 p.m.

Going to the movies over the holidays with friends and family is so much fun. Even more so, when you’re seeing a holiday classic back on the big screen. Thanks to Regal Cinemas, you can do just that with its Holiday Classics film series. Screenings begin at noon on Saturdays. Tickets are just $5 each. This weekend Gremlins is back on the big screen.

There are several participating theaters in Colorado:

Cinebarre Boulder 11 in Louisville Cinebarre Thornton Town Center 9 in Thornton Regal Canyon View Stadium 14 in Grand Junction Regal Interquest Stadium 14 & RPX in Colorado Springs Regal River Point Stadium 14 & RPX in Sheridan Regal SouthGlenn Stadium 14 in Centennial Regal Village at the Peaks 12 & RPX in Longmont UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 in Denver UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15 in Denver UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 & IMAX in Lakewood

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Santa at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Greeley
Sat. Dec. 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Visit with Kris Kringle himself at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Photos with Santa are free with museum admission. The museum features over 600 railroad-related artifacts that appeal to visitors of all ages. The highlight of the museum is a large 5,500 square foot operating model railroad. The museum is open until 4:00 p.m. For more information about the Colorado Model Railroad Museum visit CMRM.org.

A Christmas Carol
Denver
Fri. Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 24 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

This is the final weekend to see the joyous musical version of the Charles Dickens classic at Denver’s Stage Theatre. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to redemption has shown the meaning of the holiday season for generations. This beloved Denver holiday tradition stars Sam Gregory in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets start at $35 and are available online.

Holiday Boat Rides with Santa
Pueblo
Fri. Dec. 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a boat ride with Santa! This Friday and Saturday, stop by for a visit with Santa at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk in Pueblo. The Riverwalk is beautifully decorated for the holidays and restaurants and shops will be open for last-minute shopping. Tickets to ride with Santa are $6 per person and kids age three and under are $1.

Free Holiday Pomp! Christmas Gala
Aurora
Fri. Dec. 22 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

It’s a holiday celebration of community, art and charity during Holiday Pomp! The FREE Christmas Gala is Friday, December 22 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Aurora Cultural arts District. Created for adults (21+), Holiday Pomp! includes caroling, holiday refreshments, DJ DJOHNSON, a gift shop and contests, including the always-popular ugly sweater contest. Though the event is FREE, organizers would like you to preregister here. They also hope you will bring nonperishable canned foods for donation to local charities. 1400 Dallas St., Aurora.

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NORAD Tracks Santa
Colorado
Sun. Dec. 24 all day

Since 1955, NORAD has been tracking Santa as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world. Coloradans were in on the tracking right from the early days with NORAD right in our backyard — Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs to be exact.

Spend your Christmas Eve keeping a keen eye on Santa’s progress across the globe. Visit NoradSanta.org for Kris Kringle’s current location. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Apple and Google Play stores, so parents and children can countdown the days until Santa’s launch on their smart phones and tablets. Tracking opportunities are also offered through social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Time on December 24, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight. NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations. Then, starting at 4 a.m., trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to noradtrackssanta@outlook.com.

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