Cirque Dreams Holidaze Delights Denver Audience

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze Delights Denver Audience

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Delights Denver Audience

Once upon a dream…

Neil Goldberg directs Cirque Dreams Holidaze- a Broadway hit with an international cast to boot! The show has landed at Denver’s Buell Theater with unstoppable creativity.

Brightly adorned in colorful costumes, this cast of thirty brings a daring show as they flip, march, and soar their way into the hearts of children and adults alike. You can feel the holiday wonder and imagination that went into this creation that is fabulous, festive and family-friendly for holiday fun.

Dreams shows are known for their visually stunning costumes, and the Cirque Dreams Holidaze show is no exception. Designers Lenora Nikitan and Santiago Rojo do not disappoint. Add in the charming atmosphere created by Jon Craine and the stage is set for delight of epic proportions!

Original music along with holiday favorites that cannot be neglected, floats through the air with a backdrop of candy canes, gifts, and 30-foot tall soldiers.

A two-hour show, minus the twenty-minute intermission, will warm your heart from the cold and have you basking in the holiday spirit.

Jugglers, dancers, and acrobats bring the show to life that is stuffed with so much holiday cheer even Scrooge would exit with a little pep in his step.

 With puppets, flipping gingerbread men, and snowmen performing acts of ultimate balance, what’s not to love!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Delights Denver Audience

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Delights Denver Audience

The Goldberg Dream

The Cirque Dreams brand was founded in 1993 by Mr. Goldberg and has entertained more than 50 million people worldwide. The sets, the award winning costumes (over 10,000 of them), and variety of shows, has brought Dream Studios and Goldberg massive success.

International acclaim has come to Neil Goldberg and his creation from likes of USA Today, The Associated Press, and CNN.

To learn more about public and private events, as well as ticket information check out the Denver Center For Performing Arts Ticket Info.

The show plays through November 22. Ticket prices range from $25-$75

For a video preview watch here.

 

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Delights Denver Audience

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Delights Denver Audience

 

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Denver’s Annual Pies and Pints

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Guest post by Burleigh Court

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Add a pinch of brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and clove. Can you smell that?  Let those Autumn flavors fill your senses and you have the perfect pie and pint! At Denver Beer Co, a superb recipe for a pint is just as important as pumpkin or pecan pie on any holiday table.

We may call it pie, but they call it loveMaple Street Pie Company knows just the right ingredients for the quintessential holiday pies; Who wouldn’t want to end a holiday meal with “handcrafted loved on a plate?” If you ask most people, the way to their heart is food – and if you ask most Denverites, the way to their heart is locally crafted brews! Denver Beer Co is my most beloved brewery, serving up seasonal beer by the pints; Graham Cracker Porter and Hey! Pumpkin’ are perfect growlers to bring to your holiday parties (and some of the best beer I tasted at this year’s GABF)!

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The partnership of Maple Street Pie Co and Denver Beer Co is very fitting; They have a commitment to brining the best to their community, using local resources and sharing what they love with their neighbors. Making a city your home needs a pinch of caring, kindness, warmth, and love. When creative folks like the owners of DBC and Maple Street come together, magic happens not only in the kitchen and barrels, but the community in which they help build by bringing people together with “handcrafted love.”

Each year, Denverites gather in the warmth of the Barrel Room to taste their favorite holiday pies and pints with friends and neighbors. Each pie is matched with a pint and the “oohs and ahhs” are heard throughout the cozy and casual meeting place. DBC brewers Charlie and Patrick can be seen enjoy the fruits of their love and labor with old and new friends – always plenty of genuine smiles from these happy guys! When ordering your seasonal beers at the bar, look past the busy bartenders to find a happy little pie elf, finding pure bliss in her work. She is Eneri Rodriguez and pie is her passion! One pop of the these flavorful parings can take you back to your favorite comfort food memories of homemade dinners and warm kitchens.

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What once was the classic milk and cookies is now pies and pints! Whether you are taking dessert to your family holiday party or going to a Friendsgiving party, everyone will hail your triumph of the evening with your pies and pints. Ask yourself, would Santa prefer milk or beer, cookies or pie? I think the folks at Denver Beer Co and Maple Street have the right answer! Cheers and happy holidays!

 

 

 

Denver's Annual Pies and Pints

Denver’s Annual Pies and Pints

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Denver Entertainment Holiday Guide

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Embrace the Holidays at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light

Embrace the Holidays at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light

It may be winter, but Denver heats up during the holidays. Throughout theMile High Holiday Weekends, enjoy millions of twinkling lights, dazzling parades, outdoor ice skating,plays, horse-drawn carriages and concerts.

Here are 10 reasons to plan a Mile High Holiday weekend getaway in Denver:

1)    Holiday Lights

The Downtown Denver Grand Illumination (Nov. 29) illuminates downtown from Union Station to Civic Center Park with nearly 600,000 lights.

2)    Theatre

  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Dec. 10-22) – A holiday version of Cirque Du Soleil– costumed artists perform astonishing feats in holidays costumes– from Gingerbread men flipping mid-air and toy soldiers marching on thin wires.
  • A Christmas Carol - (Nov. 29-Dec. 29) Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, the production takes stage at the DCPA.
  • The Nutcracker (Nov. 30-Dec. 28) – Whether it’s your first time or 20th time, The Nutcracker is always a staple holiday event.

3)    Museum Exhibitions

  • Passport To Paris (through Feb. 9, 2014) – Add a little joie de vivre to your winter getaway. The Denver Art Museum’s Passport to Paris brings the rock stars of the art world to The Mile High City: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and more.
  • MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition (through Jan. 5, 2014) – Uncover the truth behind some of science’s popular myths at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Just like the  TV series, the interactive exhibit lets you unravel myths for yourself. 

4)    Holiday Concerts

Mile High Holidays are full of seasonal sounds every weekend in December.

  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) – Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Christmas music along with multimedia effects performed in the Buell Theatre.
  • Colorado Christmas - (Dec. 20-22) – Join the Colorado Symphony, Chorus, Colorado Children’s Chorale, vocalists and dancers as they play some classic X-mas tunes.
  • TubaChristmas (Dec. 22) – Tap your toes to your favorite holiday tunes at the TubaChristmas Concert at Skyline Park, featuring 300 tuba players from all over the region.

 

5)    Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

Located on the 16th St. Mall under the D&F Tower, Denver’s historic landmark, the rink is FREE and open to the public with the option to bring your own skates or rent a pair for $2, from Nov. 29 to Feb. 16.

6)    Front Range Holiday Celebrations

Enjoy a Denver day trip this winter. Here’s a sampling of holiday activities happening during Mile High Holidays:

  • During Boulder’s Lights of December Festival (Dec. 7), enjoy marching bands, festively lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more in downtown.
  • In Estes Park, Explore the endless miles of trails on snowshoes or cross country skis or stroll through this authentic mountain town’s many quaint shops and galleries.
  • In Fort Collins, visit Santa’s Workshop, check out the Winter Farmers’ Markets and relax with a cup of hot cocoa or a local craft brew.
  • Kick off the season in Greeley with the annual holiday parade (Nov. 30) and enjoy The Nutcracker at the Union Colony Civic Center.
  • Just 40 minutes from Denver, don’t miss the annual Longmont Lights celebration in Roosevelt Park (Dec. 13-14), with a hands-on Santa’s Workshop offering craft activities for children ages 1-9.
  • In Loveland, find the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer at one of the many boutiques, national retailers or outlet stores found at The Promenade Shops at Centerra, the Marketplace of Centerra, historic downtown and the Outlets at Loveland.
  • Within the foothills of Pikes Peak, the storybook town of Manitou Springs offers a little bit of something for everyone during the holidays, including Miramont Castle’s Victorian Christmas, lights throughout the historic downtown and breakfast with St. Nick at City Hall.

7New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Ring in the New Year with Denver’s annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks with viewpoints along the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. The two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and Midnight. Head to the 16th Street Mall for optimal viewing spots! Make a night of it – discover a great New Year’s Eve party and take advantage of great downtown hotel deals.

 

 

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Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Botanic Gardens

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Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Botanic Gardens

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Botanic Gardens

Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition to honor and celebrate the lives of the dearly departed.  You can bet that in Mexico- the streets and cemeteries are flooded with decorations and parades are on going. It is believed that the spirits of the dead visit their families from October 31 to November 2.

To get in the spirit, check out the Dia De Los Muertos at the Denver Botanic Gardens for an authentic celebration and to learn more about the history of the holiday. The Gardens have been celebrating the cultural tradition for three years. The activities include a sugar skull workshop and a costume contest—just in case you weren’t able to make it out for Halloween! The event runs from 3-8.

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Botanic Gardens

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Botanic Gardens

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13th Floor Haunted House- Open Through Nov. 2

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13th Floor Haunted House- Open Through Nov. 2

13th Floor Haunted House- Open Through Nov. 2

Ride the rickety elevator at the 13th Floor Haunted House and get ready to grab the person’s hand in front of you. After being thrown into a world filled with the echoes of creatures unknown, eery lighting, creeks and screams.. you realize it’s just the beginning. The Haunted House, near Brighton Boulevard and I-70, is proven to be one of Denver’s most spectacular by the lines snaking from the entrance. Spectacular because where else you can find a laser swamp, shifting halls, rotating tunnels and an impressive spread of animatronics? If you have been to this Haunted House before, it’s worth a trip back because the theme changes each year and the crew is always adding to their treasure chest of haunted get up.

Some story behind the 13th Floor: A team of superstitious builders thought terror would be saved by not building a 13th floor. Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to leave this unlucky level to the subterranean confines of a locked basement? Sealed for years since– imagine what possible creatures unknown have shacked up here.  Imagine no longer as you head onto the tracks for the Undead experience inside the abandoned  farmhouse. To escape, fight through relentless zombies to make it to the end.

if you are up to this nightmarish challenge you can buy tickets here. The house is open today and tomorrow from  7:30pm to 11pm and November 1st and 2nd from 7pm to 11pm.

Carri’s Catch: If you are up for two haunted houses buy the 13th Floor/Asylum Combo  VIP Fast Pass  for $59.00. The Asylum is about five minutes away at 6100 E. 39th Ave. As a bonus the 113th survivor of the night to successfully navigate the halls of this grim house of evil will be refunded for their ticket.

 

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