Happy New Year from Crystal Valley!
This is the weekend to watch the shenanigans of everybody’s favorite ogre, revel in the sounds of a local orchestra, or toast the New Year at one of umpteen parties counting down to 2017 in Castle Rock and beyond!
TONIGHT: Thursday-Sunday, December 29-January 1
SING ALONG WITH SHREK!
The DreamWorks animated film Shrek: The Musical features a lovable ogre in an entertaining performance with other charming characters singing songs like Donkey Pot Pie and Don’t Let Me Go. Shrek sets off on a journey with his best friend, a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a spirited princess and save the day!
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 5:00 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
ROCK THOSE SKATES!
Strap on a pair of skates for a day/night to remember as you glide into the New Year at the Rink at the Rock — with a friend or stylishly solo! Open the entire weekend and Monday (no school)!
Rink at the Rock, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
Holiday Weekend Hours
Admission: $6-$8, plus $3 skate rental (lockers $1.50)
Friday-Sunday, December 29-January 1
LIGHT SHOW ON THE FARM!
This will be your last chance to see the spectacular lights, animal and insect light sculptures, a magical enchanted forest, with lights synchronized to music. You can warm up along the way in a toasty hut, swing some holiday light-up sticks and have the time of your lights!
Botanic Gardens/Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Saturday, December 31
NOON YEAR’S EVE!
The library’s the place to be on New Year’s Eve day for activities including hat decorating, a noon year’s eve cookie toast and a large balloon drop as everybody counts down to Noon Year’s Eve! All ages welcome!
Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
ZOO YEAR’S EVE!
Enjoy a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration for the entire family at the Denver Zoo. With a special New Year’s Eve countdown at 9 p.m., your little ones will be able to enjoy the holiday but still get home in time for bed. Activities are included with Zoo Lights admission.
The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
CASTLE ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE!
Castle Rock residents wait all year long for Festival Park to be transformed into a spectacular light and sound show! Spend the day in downtown Castle Rock then at 5:00 p.m., and at the top of the next two hours, a dazzling multimedia light show will ring out the old and ring in the new!
Festival Park, 300 2nd Street, Castle Rock
COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC
Celebrate the coming New Year at this song-filled New Year’s Eve celebration performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Some of the orchestra’s most popular vocalists return to light up the night with Broadway hits and classic American songs and favorites from Wicked, Cats, and Victor Victoria.
Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
PARTY AT THE BROADMOOR
The Broadmoor’s legendary New Year’s Eve Gala is an elegant affair in Broadmoor Hall, featuring a gourmet four-course dinner accompanied by music from The Broadmoor Pops Orchestra featuring Nelson Rangell, Peter Olstad and singer Jill Carr. They’ll be singing pop favorites from Frank Sinatra to Pink. After dinner, guests will “twist and shout” with the Fab 4, a popular Beatles tribute band. Rock around the clock then at midnight, welcome 2017 with champagne and a balloon drop!
The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs
Sunday, January 1
5K FUN RUN
Join a bunch of jolly joggers for a New Year’s Day fun and family-oriented 5K run and stay for the festival afterwards! With multiple vendors on site as well as raffle giveaways, why not start 2017 with an exercise event?!
Life Time Fitness, 9250 Crown Crest Blvd., Parker
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
YOUNG WRITERS’ GUILD
Aspiring writers 12-18 years are invited to come and practice their craft and learn a few tools and techniques.
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
Now Through April 2, 2017
STAR WARS™ COSTUMES ON DISPLAY!
The Denver Art Museum’s popular Star Wars costume exhibit continues through April 2, with more than 60 original Star Wars™ on display. The Power of Costume looks at the process of costume design featured in all seven films of the Star Wars™ franchise.
A New Year in Crystal Valley!
We’re ringing in the New Year in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock! You can live here in 2017 – stop by to view the floor plans by Richmond American Homes in ranch and two-story models, priced from the $300s.