You will have many opportunities to celebrate the holidays with stage performances around Denver during the season.
The timeless A Christmas Carol can be seen in two musicals: one at the Arvada Center Nov. 23-Dec. 23 (except on Thanksgiving); tickets: www.arvadacenter.org; children’s tickets for $25 only available at the box office, 720-898-7200; and the other at the Stage Theatre at Denver Center for Performing Arts Nov. 26-Dec. 24; tickets www.denvercenter.org or 303-893-4100. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival at the University of Colorado in Boulder presents the traditional play Dec. 2-24; tickets: www.coloradoshakes.org or 303-492-0554.
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol is at the Victorian Playhouse weekends Nov. 12-Dec. 18; Tickets: www.denvervic.com or 303-433-4343.
Irving Berline’s White Christmas is currently playing through Dec. 26 at the Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton; tickets: www.townhallartscenter.com or 303-794-2787.
Children will love Red Ranger Came Calling- A Guaranteed True Christmas Story at the Aurora Fox Arts Center Nov. 26-Dec. 19; tickets: www.aurorafoxartscenter.org or 303-739-1970.
Also for families: Inspecting Carol at the John Hand Theatre at Lowry Nov. 27-Dec. 18; tickets: www.johnhandtheatre.com or 303-880-8727; PS: Merry Christmas weekends Nov. 26-Dec. 12 at the Arvada Festival Playhouse; tickets: www.festivalplayhouse.com or 303-422-4090 and To Colorado on a Christmas Night by Su Teatro Dec. 2-19 at the Denver Civic Theatre; tickets: www.suteatro.org or 303-296-0219.
For adults, Reckless, a dark Christmas comedy at the Space Theatre at DCPA through Dec. 18; tickets: www.denvercenter.org or 303-893-4100; Santa’s Big Red Sack at the Avenue Theatre Nov. 26-Dec. 24; tickets: www.avenuetheatre.com or 303-321-5925; Who Killed Santa at the Dangerous Theatre weekends Nov. 26-Dec. 26; tickets: www.dangeroustheatre.com or 720-233-4703.
Readings include short stories in The Holiday Spirit presented by Colorado Homegrown Tales at the Byers-Evans House Museum Dec. 11; tickets: www.homegrowntales.com or 720-233-0811 and Making Merry presented by Stories on Stage Dec. 12 at the Sewell Ballroom in the DCPA; tickets: www.storiesonstage.org.