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DECEMBER 2019

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Compass is a licensed real estate broker in Colorado and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

Susie Dews susie.dews@compass.com 303.521.9009


Jeff is very prepared and always knows what is going on in the marketplace. He is thorough in his business approach, from the beginning of the venture with the client, until the very end at closing and beyond! He is very creative and finds ways to “make things happen”. He is polished, professional, and persistent in all that he does which contributes to him getting things accomplished. We have known Jeff since 2008 and he has helped us with 3 different transactions in which he exceeded our expectations in each one! We highly recommend and endorse Jeff in representing clients when buying and selling a home. Private Equity Executive - Multiple Buys / Sells

Jeff Hendley jeff.hendley@compass.com 303.877.6767


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Susie did an absolutely outstanding job with our transaction. She was always available to answer questions or address issues and she kept things moving along. Without hesitation, we will recommend her to all of our friends. You couldn’t ask for a more dedicated, professional and knowledgeable broker who obviously loves what she does. Buyer, 2019

Susie Dews susie.dews@compass.com 303.521.9009


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Jeff Hendley jeff.hendley@compass.com

303.877.6767


SALE PENDING

4060 E Chestnut Court $3,250,000

Susie Dews susie.dews@compass.com

303.521.9009

Compass is a licensed real estate broker in Colorado and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.


LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Andy Manz | amanz@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Benjamin Wiese | benjamin.wiese@lifestylepubs.com PUBLICATION DIRECTOR

Chantel Ellerington | chantel.ellerington@lifestylepubs.com

AS ALWAYS, DECEMBER IS FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH TIME COMMITMENTS. From start to finish, it’s an exciting and occasionally haphazard sprint to The New Year. In many ways, our December issue reflects as much. There are gifts to give, Botanic Gardens to see, charitable donations to freely offer to those in need; there are ski trips to plan, desserts to consume, wine to pair; there are concerts to attend, fly rods to fish with, and holiday shows to see. There are traditions to abide by, and traditions to begin.   But December is also filled with opportunities to slow down and find happiness,

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even if it takes a little extra effort to do so. The holidays can be crazy, they can be messy, and they can come and go before a person has time to reflect on everything that took place in a year’s time. Don’t be the person that watches December 2019 cruise by without remembering to reflect on the closing chapter of the decade.  Happy holidays, be safe, and be sure to end 2019 with an act of love. We are all that we have.  

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514 W 26TH ST., KANSAS CITY, MO Proverbs 3:5-6 Cherry Creek Lifestyle™ is published monthly by Lifestyle Publications LLC. It is distributed via the US Postal Service to some of the Cherry Creek areas’ most affluent neighborhoods. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect Lifestyle Publications’ opinions. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Lifestyle Publications does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. Information in Cherry Creek Lifestyle™ is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.


INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2019

FEATURES 28 Mountain Sounds Get the inside line on what’s new at your favorite winter resorts

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36 Light It Up Tradition Lights Up Denver Botanic Gardens

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DEPARTMENTS 10

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

20 Giving Back 28 Travel Destination 36 Local Limelight 40 Back Stage 42 Lifestyle Calendar 46 Parting Thoughts


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Scott Young hosts Opening Party: new solo exhibition, Light Up My Life On October 18th, Scott Young hosted the opening party for his new solo exhibition Light Up My Life, taking over 3,400 square feet of gallery space at Dairy Block, using bright colors like crimson reds and deep purples in his neon artwork to capture the viewer's attention in a passionate and thought-provoking way. Attendees viewed the new work, enjoyed food and drinks provided by BRUTØ at FREE MARKET, Foraged and Blanchard Family Wines. To wrap up the evening, BRUTØ hosted a post-celebration afterparty with desserts and cocktails. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF FIERBERG

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1. Full house | 2. Mood | 3. Hunter Leggitt | 4. In conversation | 5. Behind the scenes | 6. Scott Young

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Mosaic Architects + Interiors 15th Anniversary Party Mosaic Architects + Interiors celebrated its 15th anniversary with a boisterous gathering at Will Day’s art studio. Clients, contractors, realtors and friends browsed a beautiful timeline of project photos from 2004 – 2019. Founding partners Jane Snyder and Stefan Eder graciously thanked the clients for their appreciation of the art in architecture. PHOTOGRAPHY: TED HERON

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1. Catering by All Love Catering | 2. Guest, Jon Sorgman, Dave and Hanna Sloan, Kat Street, Laura Heller Schwendy | 3. Jon Poole, Tina Townsend Poole, Emily Parker, Bruce Jaffee | 4. Steve Carroll, Jane Snyder, Shannon McGuire, Danielle Hatherly | 5. Will Day, Bay Miller, Stefan Eder | 6. Daniela and Peter Gaal, Jane Snyder 14

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GOOD TIMES

STANLEY ARCADE GRAND OPENING Friends and family recently packed the house for the Stanley Arcade grand opening event. The “vintage-inspired” game room is owned and operated by local businessman, Andrew Shear. Shear, also owns Mile High Arcade, a video game machine rental and game room design business based in Park Hill. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHIL MCKENZIE

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AROUND TOWN

VAIL SNOW DAYS: MODEST MOUSE AND THE HEAD AND THE HEART Event producers announce Vail Snow Days is Back! Modest Mouse and The Head and The Heart will headline Vail Snow Days, in two nights of free concerts. Modest Mouse will perform on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 and The Head and The Heart headlining on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. Vail Snow Days is the signature kick-off festival to the winter season Thursday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Says James Deighan, Managing Partner of the event production company, Highline, “Highline is proud to collaborate with the Town of Vail and Vail Mountain to bring a full weekend of action for the 14th Annual  Vail Snow Days. This event is a long-standing tradition to kick-off Vail’s winter season in style, this year

is a whimsical ballet performance by the Arvada

bringing world-class musical talent back to Vail. The

Dance Center designed especially for the children,

event programming represents such a world-class

who have an opportunity to meet the ballerinas and

resort town complete with free live music, and

take photos with them after the show.

continued traditions. What better reason to take

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CHERRY CREEK NORTH'S 4TH ANNUAL WINTER FEST On Saturday, Dec. 14,  you're invited to experience the true joy of the holiday season at Winter Fest  on Fillmore Plaza and at participating businesses throughout the Cherry Creek North area. This free and festive celebration  will culminate on  Fillmore Plaza, transforming the street into a winter wonderland, featuring: + Live ice carving  + Fire pits with outdoor seating + Yuletide carolers + Ice princesses on stilts + Face painting + Complimentary refreshments

Kris Kringle will be spreading holiday cheer –

+ Giveaways

and posing for FREE family photos – at Santa’s

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Dairy Block Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 7th, 14th

THE OXFORD HOTEL DOLLS’ TEA: CELEBRATE THE MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

& 21st. Santa’s Dairy Block Workshop will feature a complimentary photo booth where families can take adorable pictures with Santa and meet his reindeer, while also enjoying live entertainment

Experience one of Denver’s favorite family tradi-

by elves & carolers, complimentary candy canes

tions this holiday season with The Oxford Hotel’s

and more. Free and open to all ages, Santa’s Dairy

Dolls’ Tea Party on Sunday, Dec. 8th. Held for more

Block Workshop will be open from noon – 4 p.m.

than 50 years at LoDo’s most historic boutique hotel,

on each of the three Saturdays. Santa’s Dairy Block

The Oxford Dolls’ Tea is a classic tea party featuring

Workshop will take place inside a space off of the

tea, sandwiches, hot cocoa and treats. Children are

Alley at Dairy Block, Denver’s newest world-class

encouraged to bring their favorite doll along to enjoy

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GIVING BACK

There with Care Holiday Gift/Sponsorship Programs ARTICLE CHANTEL ELLERINGTON + BEN WIESE PHOTOS PROVIDED BY THERE WITH CARE

HOW HAS THE PROGRAM EVOLVED OVER THE

WHAT ARE THE MOST CHALLENGING PARTS OF THE

YEARS? HOW HAS THERE WITH CARE HAD TO

HOLIDAY SEASON FOR THERE WITH CARE?

ADAPT TO NEW CIRCUMSTANCES/DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE TO SERVE?Â

The holidays can be a busy time, but also a particularly stressful one for a family facing the critical illness of their

Since 2005, There With Care has been helping families

child. When a child is diagnosed, one parent is often forced

in Colorado. The organization has served nearly 4,000 fam-

to quit their job. This puts a tremendous financial strain on

ilies facing life-threatening illnesses. By listening to each

a family, and day-to-day obligations become overwhelm-

family and tailoring support to meet their individual and

ing. For these families, preparing for the holidays is one

unique situation, There With Care has grown to provide a

more thing adding to their stresses. There With Care steps

broad range of services, meeting families where they are

in to reduce the added stresses, giving families some nor-

during this critical time. As each family is referred by a social

malcy and a chance for them to focus on their kids. During

worker, there is an opportunity to learn from the hospitals

the holidays, the There With Care Holiday Program pro-

where the greatest needs are and where to best focus

vides support to families, while the organization balances

resources in order to make the most meaningful impact.

the ongoing services that hold a family together including grocery deliveries, transportation assistance, and more. CONTINUED >

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

HOW HAVE YOU SEEN THERE WITH CARE'S IMPACT GROW OVER THE YEARS? There With Care currently serves an average of 175 families each day in Colorado. In the last five years, that number has more than doubled and the needs continue to grow. With the trust of the hospitals we support, all of the services are directed to the families in the greatest need. HOW HAS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THERE WITH CARE'S WORK CHANGED OVER TIME? Since beginning There With Care in 2005, the organization has evolved through community engagement. Whether it’s the gift of volunteered time and/or in-kind or discounted services, all the individuals and businesses who participate in the mission  bring something that is helpful in  supporting a family in a medical crisis. Throughout the nearly 15 years since inception, There With Care has brought people together and helped to build a community around each family when they need it most. HOW MANY FAMILIES WERE HELPED THIS LAST YEAR? In 2018, There With Care served 575 families through the life-threatening illness of their child. In 2019, There With Care is projecting to serve nearly 650 families in a medical crisis. WHAT'S THE BEST WAY FOR READERS TO SUPPORT THERE WITH CARE? There are many ways to help a family in crisis, especially during the holidays. People can sign up at therewithcare.org to participate in the Holiday Program. While the Holiday Program delivers traditional holiday gifts and meals, people can also support the mission through making a donation to support There With Care continuing  to deliver meaningful services like food, transportation, patient and sibling support, and more throughout the holiday season.

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ARTICLE AMELIA BROUGHTON

IN THE SPIRIT HOLIDAY TRADITIONS WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESSES

WHETHER YOU’RE SNUGGLED UP IN THE SNOWY WEATHER WITH HOLIDAY TUNES BLANKETING YOUR SURROUNDINGS, GATHERING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO CELEBRATE IN GOOD COMPANY, OR INDULGING YOUR SENSES IN RECIPES FROM GENERATIONS PAST, THE HOLIDAY TRADITIONS ARE PLENTIFUL THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. Perhaps you remember the child-like magic that captivated you at a young age, the presents piled under the tree, acts of generosity and kindness, or family members visiting from out of town. Whatever it is that sparks these sensorial moments seems to live deep in the hearts of many throughout the holidays. A time to slow down and give thanks for everything this year has brought and turn towards those we care about to shine light on the simple things.   To capture the heart of what truly matters in the busiest moments of life, we caught up with members of your Cherry Creek community to see what traditions they have established and fostered over the years.

JACK TERHAR

Jack TerHar, Owner of Sill-TerHar Motors, loves their company holiday parties. Every year they gather their employees together for a very special dinner.  Santa gives out gifts to each person and there are always lots of seasonal songs sung.  Fun, family, and fellowship are core to his holidays, and Jack views himself as a traditionalist through and through.  The more friends and family, the better! 

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MEGAN QUINN

For Megan Quinn, Broker Associate of Compass Real Estate Broker, she remembers laying underneath the Christmas tree as a child basking in the magic that was about to happen. Her parents did an amazing job of keeping the magic alive during the holidays.  She adores the sense of being physically cozy and cherishes the unique ornaments that have been given to her throughout her life.  They all hold deep meaning and are her favorite things to put up and her least favorite thing to take down.  Christmas lights also always stay up through January as per Denver tradition created in the 1940s when it was declared that all lights must stay up until after the Stock Show.

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IN THE SPIRIT

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03 From decadent caviar and champagne brunches to her Mother’s traditional Apple Crisp, Jane Snyder of Mosaic Architects + Interiors truly knows how to spread the holiday cheer. She remembers delicately decorating with silver streaks of tinsel and big fat lights that could potentially burn your tree down as a kid.  She also has a tradition of collecting fall leaves on her morning walks with her dog to decorate the dinner table, replacing them daily or as she sees fit.  For Jane, tradition ties the newer generations with the older ones and has a beautiful way of defining home no matter where you are.  

01 Jane and her siblings, 1971 | 02 1970 Snyder Xmas (Jane Snyder with the hat on, age 3) and her Mom, brother, sister and grandfather | 03 Jane’s daughter Macy, age 9

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MOUNTAIN SOUNDS GET THE INSIDE LINE ON WHAT'S NEW AT YOUR FAVORITE RESORTS THIS SEASON

AS THE 2019-2020 SKI SEASON KICKS OFF, A COLLECTION OF COLORADO'S TOP RESORTS LET US IN ON WHAT THEY'VE BEEN BUSY BREWING FOR RIDERS AND REVELERS ALIKE THIS WINTER.

VAIL Riders of all skill levels will get to enjoy the fruits of the largest expansion and enhancement of Vail's snowmaking operation in the mountain’s history. This development will grant guests earlier access to higher elevation terrain, a wider selection of trails and improved early season ski school slopes. In addition to nearly 200 acres of new snowmaking terrain, Vail is adding new experiences and events to entertain guests while honoring its own storied history.

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ARTICLE KELLI RUHL

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

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Photograph Tamara Susa, Snowmass

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ASPEN SNOWMASS

This winter at Aspen Snowmass, visitors will find themselves in the midst of myriad new options for dining and riding in Aspen’s auspicious atmosphere. Snowmass Base Village is in the thick of a $600 million mountain-resort development, the first phase of which came to fruition last fall in the form of the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass, ski-in/ ski-out residences, a public events plaza with an ice skating rink, and more. This season the expansion continues with a new community center, The Collective, which will feature a new restaurant and bar, as well as a community lounge and a game lounge. Another new development, One Snowmass, will feature a selection of retail and dining options, including JĂœS Snowmass, King Yoga, Straight Line Studio, and a full-service salon and spa.

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BEAVER CREEK Following a snowmaking expansion in Red Buffalo Park, Beaver Creek now offers more reliable early-season terrain, with the goal of providing more than 3,300 vertical feet of top-to-bottom skiing and riding on opening day each year. For its youngest guests, Beaver Creek has renovated the Children’s Ski School, upgrading its services to ensure a seamless experience across the board, from registration and sales to rentals and fittings. On the hill, riders will get the chance to improve their skills at Beaver Creek’s second signature learning area, Haymeadow Park. The park, designed for beginner riders of all ages, features a gondola, lift, and two magic carpets, plus a learning area with a beginner racecourse, Buffalo Bumps and Berms, and Ske-Cology environmental learning. 

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

ARTICLE ANA REYES-BONAR PHOTOS PROVIDED BY DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

LIGHT IT UP TRADITION LIGHTS UP DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

IN ITS 30 YEAR HISTORY, BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT AT THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS HAS SPARKLED THE COMMUNITY EVERY WINTER SEASON AND 2019 IS NO EXCEPTION. Boasting “brighter and more expansive,” displays, visitors are sure to be dazzled by the nearly one-million lights featured in this year’s experience. This year, garden-goers will find hearty winter fauna all a glow and wrapped in a festive haze. The Denver Botanic Gardens have been preparing for this festival since Labor Day and have added all-new features, such as the 360-degree immersive light experience. Available for purchase are HoloSpex glasses that add dimension to the lights; custom-designed for the festival, garden-goers can collect a new design every year. Entering the gardens begins the charm and brilliance of this year’s light trail. Following the lights, visitors should expect to see evergreens, and oaks wrapped and waiting while sipping on warm beverages available from the Offshoot Cafe or other kiosks open during the event.  This illuminated journey will transport the public fully into the holiday season. A musicallycoordinated light field, multicolored dripping icicles, and floating orbs of color bring new appreciation for taking a stroll through the garden. Even snow-covered, dormant plants add to the celebration while wrapped in LED brilliance. In tone with the Botanic Garden’s year-round mission of plant appreciation and sustainability, the gardens have nearly replaced every light with an LED alternative for sustainability, longevity, and a bolder, brighter display.  This Denver tradition is a strong reminder of why membership to the Garden is a great gift idea; members receive two complimentary tickets to Blossom and a discounted rate on tickets year-round. The Garden is expecting a turn out of 100,000+ visitors and encourages tickets be bought online in advance.  This year is also the Merry & Bright engagement package, an all-immersive engagement experience for visitors looking for an ideal proposal location. This exclusive event gives the soon-to-be engaged a private visit of the Woodland Mosaic Solarium and reserved garden times to enjoy their special moment and experience the fully-lit garden from a private location, more details available online. Additionally, Blossoms of Light is available for your holiday and end-of-year parties for that extra sparkle.  Blossoms of Light opens November 29, 2019 and runs until January 3, 2020 (includes December 24-25 and the 31). This is a family-friendly, and ADA accessible event beginning at 5 p.m. every evening until the last entry at 8:30 pm. 

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BACK STAGE

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

ARTICLE BEN WIESE PHOTOS SEAN BEMAND

GOING WITH THE FLOW WITH PINK TALKING FISH

FOR BASSIST ERIC GOULD, A TOURING MUSICIAN WITH HIS BAND, PARTICLE, PERFORMING TRIBUTE SETS WAS A BIT OF A FOREIGN CONCEPT. But while living on a lake in Kansas City, looking for pickup gigs, Gould was offered opportunities to play tribute sets. As he was enjoying performing the music of Phish with friends, a light bulb turned on, and his musical world changed forever. Now heavily invested  in the tribute music world, Gould had an idea that was a bit different from the traditional mold: He wanted to create a setlist that combined the psychedelic sounds of Pink Floyd, the oddities of Talking Heads, and the grooves of Phish. So, he did just that. “I was really jazzed on the tribute world, but I had an idea that I wanted to do something unique with it, something that hadn’t been done before,” says Gould. “So, I took three of my favorite bands that I thought would go well together, put them together, wrote down a setlist that I thought looked amazing, and got some guys together to play. Once we were on stage and felt the energy in the audience, we knew we had something special.” Now more than six years into its existence, Pink Talking Fish has earned a reputation for exciting and unpredictable setlists and wildly entertaining shows. “Pink Talking Fish create an intentional and unique masterpiece with every show,” says Andy Manz, publisher of Boulder and Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine, and former Phish tribute band member with Gould. “Without a doubt, one of the top  live music experiences on the jam scene today!” As a special treat for their Nederlands and Denver performances in December, Pink Talking Fish will also incorporate music from the Beastie Boys. The life of a touring musician is always an unpredictable journey. Though Pink Talking Fish may not be what Gould envisioned for himself during his days living on a lake, he and his bandmates are going to make the most of the moment.

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PINK TALKING FISH 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 13, The Caribou Room, Nederlands, Colorado. PINK TALKING FISH 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Colorado. 


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hot chocolate and ear-muffs, this

cial appearance by Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa! Grab your year is going to be better than ever! DowntownDenver.com

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

out every year with many performances

through

December.

Experience this whimsical trip to the sugar plum kingdom where

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cats large and small are invited to

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS

treasured event for pet lovers!

get their photo taken with Santa in Grand Court. Don’t miss this annual Denver.org

Mission Ballroom

Greensky Bluegrass with Ghost Light

your seats early for this holiday tra-

live at Mission Ballroom!

dition as most performances fill up

MissionBallroom.com

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prior to opening night.

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Cherry Creek Shopping Center

special photo with Santa! Dogs and

magical dances come alive. Secure

ColoradoBallet.org

SANTA CLAUS & PAWS

Bring your fur babies to pose for a

Returning for its 59th season, this beloved holiday favorite sells

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JINGLE BELL RUN

1940'S WHITE CHRISTMAS BALL

Bell Run is the original festive race

Washington Park

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle

Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver

DISNEY ON ICE: MICKEY'S SEARCH PARTY

for charity. It’s where you can strut

Convention Center

your stuff in your favorite holiday eve-

costume and feel good about doing

Pepsi Center

ning of  dancing  amidst  1940s and

good. Together, we’ll jingle all the

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends

50s vehicles,  movie set lights and

way to a cure.

at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s

props, re-enactors, sleighs, Christmas

ColoradoRunnerMag.com

Search Party, a brand-new adven-

trees, a canopy of lights, and the

ture filled with world-class skating,

most sought after big bands. We will

high-flying acrobatics and unex-

also be featuring a Rat Pack tribute

pected stunts! Make memories with

with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis

your whole family during Aladdin,

Jr., The Satin Dollz  and the  White

Toy Story, and The Little Mermaid as

Christmas singers/movie cast!

the search party becomes an all-out

1940sBall.org

Experience

an

enchanting

8 RINO HOLIDAY BAZAAR EXDO Event Center

Shop & Sip at RiNo Holiday BAZAAR, taking over EXDO Event Center

magical celebration on the ice, in the

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for

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SANTA AT THE STATION

and cider tastings, bottomless mimo-

9NEWS PARADE OF LIGHT

a special stop at the Colorado

air, and all around! AltitudeTickets.com

The

two-mile

parade

route

sas, live music, and more! EventBrite.com

with visitors during the day. Take a

Downtown Denver is the stage for

fun & unique family holiday photo

Colorado’s brightest holiday tradi-

this special season!

tion. This FREE holiday spectacular

ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org

Sundays

weekly, food and fashion trucks, beer

This December Santa is making

in

features more than 40 units including

consecutive

Colorado Railroad Museum

Railroad Museum to pose for photos

Downtown Denver

three

this December! 70+ local vendors

10 BACKCOUNTRY SKIING: BEYOND THE GROOMED REI Denver

extravagantly illuminated floats, giant

Are you an alpine skier looking to

helium-filled

balloons,

take your turns to off the groomed?

magnificent marching bands, tradi-

Perhaps you want to broaden your

tional equestrian units and vibrant

skiing boundaries in order to reach

character

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DECEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR remote mountain areas. Join REI for an inspiring and educational presentation on how to use the ski skills you have to make the transition to backcountry skiing. We will

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costume,

A COLORADO CHRISTMAS

EventBrite.com

blending

phenomenal

voices that ring with authenticity the true spirit of the season.

Boettcher Concert Hall

discuss backcountry specific skills,

The warm sounds of the holidays

equipment necessary, and safety

fill the Hall with festive seasonal

considerations to efficiently enjoy

favorites. This family-friendly eve-

backcountry travel on skis.

ning, led by Assistant Conductor

REI.com

Bertie Baignet, features traditional Christmas carols and even some

31 2020 DENVER NEW YEAR'S EVE (NYE) BAR CRAWL Larimer Square

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newly arranged surprises. You better

Take your tribe into the New Year at

not pout because Santa Claus and

the 2020 New Year’s Eve  Bar Crawl

TEDX CHERRY CREEK WOMEN THEME: BOLD + BRILLIANT

Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see

taking place Tuesday, December 31,

who’s naughty and who’s nice in

2019 at many locations in Denver pre-

preparation for the big night!

sented by Social Scene. From dance

ChildrensChorale.org

parties, DJs, live bands & the must-

Newman Center for the

have midnight champagne cheers…

Performing Arts

TEDWomen is a three-day conference about the power of women and

girls

to

be

creators

and

change-makers. A powerful day of presentations with ideas worth spreading will take place at the

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the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl is the

INVITATION TO IKEBANA: CONTEMPORARY

those you care for the most.

perfect place to wrap up 2019 and celebrate the kick-off of 2020 with EventBrite.com

Denver Botanic Garden

Newman Center for the Performing

Ikebana is an expression of our

Arts, a multi-disciplinary arts venue

respect and appreciation towards

that provides innovative, diverse and

nature. This class is an introduction

thought-provoking performance and

to the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

education opportunities.

This will be a hands-on workshop

Ted.com

open to all skill levels. The instructor will demonstrate the art form and

11 LARIMER SQUARE HOLIDAY MARKET Larimer Square

Join us for a 5-day holiday shopping experience featuring 40+ carefully curated local makers. Once your shopping list is complete, head into

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then the students will proceed to make an arrangement to take home. BotanicGardens.org

21 CHRISTMAS CAROL CLASSIC 5K/10K/1M 2019 Denver City Park

the winter-themed heated pop-up

The

bar, where live entertainment and

1M/5K/10K & Tiny Tim Fun Run is

holiday cocktails will be keeping spir-

for participants of all levels. Come

its bright all week long!

out and earn your finisher and

We are always accepting sub-

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awards medals, tech t-shirts, hot

missions for events you'd like to

chocolate, and more! Be prepared

see included in our Calendar sec-

to be inspired as the Original

tion. Submissions are accepted

Dickens Carolers grace the plaza

via

at City Park in full Dickensian

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PARTING THOUGHTS

'tis the season WITH GINA LORENZEN, BROKER ASSOCIATE AT KENTWOOD REAL ESTATE

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WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MEMORIES? Having my extended family over on Christmas Eve, and having my immediate family over on Christmas morning and opening gifts. WHAT SHOULD LOCALS NOT MISS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?  Denver Zoo Lights and Denver Botanic Gardens Lights. FAVORITE HOLIDAY MEAL?  Crab legs. BEST CHILDHOOD GIFT RECEIVED?  Pink bell bottoms and my first pair of skis. WHAT TRADITIONS HAVE YOU CONTINUED OVER THE YEARS AND WHY?  We have many traditions, but one of my favorites is we have decorated our home in the same manner for four decades. It is very nostalgic and I look forward to it every year. HOW ARE YOU SPENDING THE HOLIDAY THIS YEAR? With family. FAVORITE GIFTS YOU LIKE TO GIVE?  Stocking stuffers. FOUNDATION OR CAUSES YOU LIKE TO GIVE TO AROUND THE HOLIDAYS?  Roundup River Ranch. 46

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