Experience a holiday show every weekend in December in Parker!
Parker Youth Ballet presents Elf on a Shelf, Christmas Adventure on Dec. 1 and 2 at 2 and 5 p.m. at the Mainstreet Center. This annual family-friendly production includes several local youth dancers. Tickets are $8 at the Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, in downtown Parker.
The Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center is gearing up to celebrate its 2nd holiday season.
The Denver Municipal Band kicks off the season with Holiday Brass on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of the Denver Municipal Band’s holiday series titled “A Triple Play Against Hunger.” The audience is invited to bring a canned food item or a toy for the needy and enjoy a delightful song mix of light classics, traditional jazz and seasonal favorites.
A Classic Parker Holiday by the Parker Chorale and Parker Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. On the program are several selections, including “Laudate Dominum” by Mozart, “Hallelujah Chorus from Christ on the Mount of Olives” by Beethoven, “Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams, “O Holy Night,” arranged by Rene Clausen and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” arranged by John Rutter (with PUMC hand bells). It is sure to be a wonderful evening of holiday music, classics and favorites, performed by your hometown artists: the Parker Symphony Orchestra and the Parker Chorale!
The Nutcracker of Parker returns to the PACE Center stage Dec. 13 to 16. This annual production of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic by Colorado School of Dance is sure to sell out again, so don’t miss your chance to see Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairies and the Nutcracker dance in the spirit of the season. Join us for a special welcome by the outgoing Mayor of Parker, David Casiano, on Dec. 13 and incoming Mayor, Mike Waid, on Dec. 16.
Dec. 20 to 23 catch a performance of A Christmas Carol. Produced in partnership with Aurora Fox Arts Center and presented in part by FirstBank, the story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Join the creators, cast and crew for a special Talk Back after the 2 p.m. matinee show on Dec. 23 to learn about the production and ask questions. Also on Dec. 23, the Parker Police Department is hosting a Christmas Open House and Food Drive from 3 to 6 p.m. at the PACE Center. Join Santa as he reads a story at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., write a letter to our troops overseas and help to fill backpacks for the Parker Task Force Backpack program. Items needed include canned soup, ramen, snacks and variety pack cereals.
Show tickets are available at www.PACEcenteronline.org, 303.805.6800 and the PACE Center Box Office at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in downtown Parker.