Denver Weekend Rundown: Dec. 19-21

Looking for things to do this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back.

Here’s a list of our top event picks for December 19-21. 

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas See this Dr. Seuss holiday classic at The Buell Theatre at 5 and 8 p.m. Escape to the whimsical world of Whoville during his hour-and-a-half long show featuring the ever-popular “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Tickets start at $25. 


The Ugly Sweater Run Break out your ugliest Christmas sweater, lace up your sneakers and head to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for this festive 5K. The race kicks off at 11, and the start line has huge inflatables, photo stations and holiday music. Afterward, runners are rewarded with hot chocolate and their choice of Sam Adams Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider. Plus, runners can compete for awards in several style-related categories, including best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, best sweater and worst sweater.

Holiday Art Market Travel to the Foothills Art Center in Golden to shop this market featuring one-of-a-kind arts and crafts made by more than 100 Colorado artists. Expect ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, paintings, woodworking and more. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Market hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to hit up the Gingerbread Construction Zone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to decorate your very own gingerbread house for just $10.

Damak to Denver: A Picture Me Here Project Today is your last chance to see this exhibition featuring photos and stories by Bhutanese refugees during their last days in a refugee camp, their journey to the United States, and their first days in Colorado. Last Spring, Picture Me Here, a digital storytelling program for refugees in the Denver Metro Area, provided cameras and training to Bhutanese youth living in a refugee camp in Eastern Nepal. This show is the result of that effort. Gallery hours are 12 to 4 p.m. 


TubaChristmas Hear your favorite holiday songs played by 300 tuba players from all over the region at at 1 p.m. at Skyline Park. Decked out in holiday decorations, the park plays host to this hour-long show produced by the University of Colorado at Denver’s Arts & Media Department. The first TubaChristmas took place in Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on December 22, 1974. Today, these concerts take place around the globe.

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