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Ring in the New Year!

POSTED December 28, 2017

Ring in a happy new year with celebratory things to do in Castle Rock – from New Year’s Eve parties, concert performances and movies to before-and-after fitness celebrations to get you off to a great 2018 this weekend!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, December 28


The Lone Tree Arts Center is just a short hop up the highway from Crystal Valley, and is ready to ring in the New Year with style! Load your out-of-town guests into a local stretch limo, and spend the night enjoying catered appetizers, casino games, and karaoke, all capped with a screening of Elvis Presley’s film Viva Las Vegas and an Elvis costume contest! A great event for family, friends and Elvis fans!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Thurs. & Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 8:00 p.m., Sat./Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday-Sunday, December 28-31

Oh, the fun you’ll have when you put on your ice skates and glide around the Rink at the Rock! It’s cold, it’s entertaining, it’s more fun than anybody can have on two slivers of metal! Bring your friends and family for a slip-sliding good time!

Rink at the Rock, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
Thurs., 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Fri., 4:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Cost: $3-$8
Phone: 303-688-7488

Friday, December 29

Featuring Pat Hazell, the star of The Wonder Bread Years, plus two more of America’s funniest stand-up comedians Pat McGann and Pete Lee. The trio of jokesters link arms for an evening packed with punchlines, clever writing, and knee-slapping laughs. These funny men have enjoyed numerous appearances on The Tonight ShowThe Late ShowJimmy Kimmel Live, and other late-night TV shows making people laugh with good, clean humor.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Thurs. & Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 8:00 p.m., Sat./Sun., 1:30 p.m.; 
Tickets: $35-$62
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday-Sunday, December 28-31

Headliner Dan Cummins will appear at Comedy Works for three nights plus three special New Year’s Eve (NYE) shows. On NYE, join Dan at 5:00 p.m. for an all-ages show (*rated PG-13), wait for the 7:30 p.m. for a show with drinks, or ring in the New Year with Dan starting at 10:00 p.m. The NYE Extravaganza includes a champagne toast and party favors! You’ll enjoy Dan Cummins’ unusual observations and unique autobiographical stand-up comedy, which have earned him spots on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central specials, and his own weekly podcast Timesuck. Ages 18 and younger must be with a parent or legal guardian.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:15; Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$27
NYE Tickets: $27-$5
Phone: 303-274-6800


Wild Africa is a thrilling journey into the wildest continent on earth and this film takes you into the most fantastic places imaginable via waterways that interconnect and traverse this wild kingdom. Movie-goers will meet amazing creatures and discover the fascinating secrets of this incredible world. It’s a convincing adventure that the real world is more jaw-dropping than any fiction.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
10 a.m., 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$10
Phone: 303-315-9444


Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges narrates the giant screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World featuring engineering feats like the Great Wall of China and the UAE skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa to underwater robots, solar-powered cars and smart, sustainable cities. Dream Big celebrates human ingenuity from ancient structures to modern masterpiece engineering marvels and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and awe-inspiring ways. 

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
11 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$10
Phone: 303-315-9444

Sunday, December 31

Ring in the New Year with family crafts, treats and a special 3-2-1 countdown to 12:30 p.m.- only 11 hours or so from New Year’s! Don’t miss a family-friendly event to get a head start on saying goodbye to 2017 – register now!

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
And, Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Before you ring in the New Year, start the day off with an active, fun, fitness event! Join your community and StrideMob in Castle Rock for a 5K and start a habit to stay active in 2018. Your run will start and finish at the Douglas County Event Center. Take advantage of the great race swag and indoor warm up then sprint, run, or walk with your community and compete for awards in the male, female and masters age groups. Make 2018 your healthiest year yet. As always, kids 13 and younger run FREE.

Douglas County Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.
Cost: $35-$40

Join the down-south crowd for Glen Eyrie’s most distinguished holiday event, full of wholesome entertainment, live music, and dancing. The executive chef has crafted an exceptional meal, a blend of sophistication and flavor, perfect to enjoy in the grandeur of The Great Hall of The Castle with those closest to you. Make your romantic evening complete by adding an overnight stay! Includes breakfast for two in The Castle Dining Room and a convenient late check-out.

Glen Eyrie Castle, 3820 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs
6:00 p.m.
Cost: $200/couple
Phone: 719-265-7050

The Littleton Symphony celebrates New Year’s Eve with a concert-first in keeping with the global tradition of great orchestras around the world: A Night in Vienna. Waltzes, polkas, and no doubt an overture or two will help you ring in the New Year with a classic concert followed by a festive reception. 

Little United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton
6:30 p.m.
Cost: $35
Phone: 303-933-6824


A perennial top 10 favorite event of the holiday season, grab the hottest ticket in town this New Year’s Eve and usher in 2018 with Maestro Thomas Wilson as he promises favorite opera arias and Broadway hits from Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs 
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$68
Phone: 719-520-7649

Wear your dancing shoes because DJ Warrez will be spinning tunes and the Hep Cats in The Bluzinators Band will blow your mind. And back by popular demand, a special appearance of The Blues Brothers Bootleg Road Show that’s sure to entertain. This year’s proceeds will help “at risk” homeless students via Hide in Plain Sight, so party for a good cause as you ring in the New Year!

Upon arrival pick up your party favors and take some pics in your black tie attire (optional). Enjoy libations at the cash bar and the buffet of delicious eats opens at 7:30 p.m. The silent auction will conclude by 10:30 p.m. with enviable items like an African safari, valuable sports memorabilia, restaurants, hand-crafted quilts, fine art and so much more.

Deep Space Event Center, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Dr., Parker
7:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Cost: $75
Phone: 720-219-2404

Monday, January 1, 2018!

Commitment Day or CD5K is in its sixth year of promoting what they hope with be a recurring, lifetime event for all participants. Start the New Year up and moving with a fun, family fitness event. All paces are welcome and kids age 13 and under run for free with a registered adult. Registration includes an event bib, t-shirt, raffles, photos and post run expo. 

Life Time Fitness, 9250 Crown Crest Blvd., Parker
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $40

Tuesday, January 2

Aspiring writers, ages 12 to 18, practice their craft and learn new tools. Join other writers exploring the art of expression!

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3

Mike Stanley is a working comedian and writer from Detroit. His high-energy and cutthroat delivery makes him a crowd favorite in comedy clubs and college campuses all over the country. Last year, he won the Last Comic Still Standing comedy competition in Rochester New York, The Joey’s Comedy Club Challenge, and placed in the top three of Michigan’s Up and Comers. This year, he was crowned the Canadian Mist Whiskey Comedian. He breaks down day-to-day subjects with a keen wit and drives his edgy humor home fearlessly. 

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

ENJOY 2018 in Crystal Valley!

It’s a brand new year and the master-planned community of Crystal Valley is planning for its best-ever! Homeowners here love nature right out their front door and the access to multiple things to do nearby. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, visit the beautiful new models offered by D.R. Horton,  Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes. Crystal Valley homes are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the high $300s.


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