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Holiday Traditions to Start with the Family

September 1, 2022

Holiday Traditions to Start with the Family

Many families enjoy celebrating the holidays with traditions carried down through generations. These might include cutting the family Christmas tree, ice skating at the Downtown Denver Rink, or baking holiday treats with family and friends. Have you considered adding the Colorado Symphony as a new Holiday tradition? We have many concerts that can be enjoyed by the entire family, including performances of traditional classical favorites as well as your favorite holiday films in concert.

Hear Your Favorite Holiday Music Classics Brought to Life on Stage in Denver

Each year, the Colorado Symphony schedules Christmas classics for your enjoyment, so why not make this a new tradition for your family? You could combine the symphony with viewing holiday lights, window displays, or shopping at the 16th Street Mall before sitting down to a holiday spectacular.

With all the holiday activities that the Colorado Symphony has to offer, there is sure to be one that fits your family like a star on top of the tree.

A Colorado Christmas

If your family likes to sing along with holiday favorites, A Colorado Christmas may be a great choice for you. This presentation offers some of the most beloved Christmas songs, along with some new ones. Your kids will be on their best behavior since Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand, making a list and checking it twice. Among the featured artists are vocalists Devin DeSantis and Christine Mild, with performances by the Colorado Symphony Chorus and the Colorado Children’s Chorale. The Colorado Symphony performs in one of the only round concert halls in the country, so there is never a bad seat!

A Night in Vienna

One way to get your New Year off to a great start is to attend A Night In Vienna on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy classic Viennese polkas, waltzes, and marches, and make A Night in Vienna an annual tradition for saying goodbye to the old year and ushering in the new one. Join the festivities for this one-night-only performance.

Too Hot To Handel

Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon conducts a reinvented Handel’s Messiah, infusing the traditional piece with jazz, gospel, and R & B. This performance features many of your favorite soloists and the Colorado Symphony Chorus. This night is fun-filled and exhilarating, and you may just find yourself clapping, singing along, or dancing in the aisles!

See Your Favorite Holiday Movies Live with Colorado Symphony

Watching a favorite holiday movie is a Christmas tradition that many families enjoy. Just think of the enjoyment when that movie is seen in concert!

The Colorado Symphony will be performing every note from the original score of the films featured at the same time the movie is being projected onto the screens in Boettcher Concert Hall. As an added bonus, your symphony has family-friendly activities prior to the concert, such as crafts or our instrument petting zoo.

Home Alone in Concert

Who doesn’t enjoy the prank-filled modern classic of Home Alone? It details the escapades of an eight-year-old boy accidentally left behind when his family leaves for a holiday vacation. He becomes very creative when he defends his home from a couple of inept thieves. The movie will keep you laughing, and the charming score by composer John Williams will add to your enjoyment. Make Home Alone in Concert your new holiday tradition!

Disney’s Frozen™ in Concert

You have probably seen the movie, and you know the songs. But seeing Disney’s Frozen in high-definition with a score played by the Colorado Symphony and the Colorado Symphony Chorus will provide a holiday experience you will never forget. Watch the film with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff and hear the beautiful score featuring Let it Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? like you’ve never heard it before.

Elf™ in Concert

The hilarious Will Ferrell movie of a full-sized man raised by elves in Santa’s workshop chronicles the adventures of Buddy the Elf as he goes in search of his father in New York City. You can watch this heartwarming holiday movie like never before on the four giant screens in Boettcher Hall as the Colorado Symphony plays the wonderful score.

Experience a Live Symphony Orchestra Like Never Before!

Holidays are full of traditions, festivities, and memories. Subscribe to our email list and get updates on our upcoming events. In addition to singing your favorite holiday tunes and decorating the tree, add the Colorado Symphony to your list of activities that are sure to become traditions. In addition to our holiday offerings, the Colorado Symphony has many traditional and non-traditional events, so attending the symphony becomes a tradition for you and your family year-round!