Holiday Art Market runs through season

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The Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton, has original art in all sizes, shapes and colors, in addition to the expected paintings on the walls.

The Holiday Art Market, which runs until Jan. 3, will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, Littleton Fine Arts Guild members have paintings available at Stanton Gallery in Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., with a show called “Holiday Harmony: Affordable Art under $200,” which is open during box office hours and during performances through Jan. 23. And theater tickets also make a fine gift!

Pick up a schedule at the Town Hall box office or see online. Consider a class for a stage-struck youngster ... 303-794-2787, townhallartscenter.org, depotartgallery.org.

Camp Christmas

It's a short drive to Lakewood's Camp Christmas, which is now open at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 8015 S. Yarrow St., where Lonnie Hanzon has created the 2021 version of his creative, dazzling holiday treat, sponsored by Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

The Heritage Center has historic Lakewood commercial and domestic buildings that were moved to the park site to create a unique collection, connected by walkways. Santa will be available on some dates, with a special additional ticket.

Tickets to tour this cheery site run $8 to $25 and the family will want to bundle up for outdoors. Included: 23 “pun trees,” music, memorabilia. See denvercenter.org/CampChristmas. 303-893-4100. Also available at the Denver Center downtown: “A Christmas Carol” in the Wolf Theatre Through Dec. 26. See denvercenter.org.

Town Hall Arts Center

Alternating performances of “Winter Wonderettes” and “Plaid Tidings” continue in December, with special Monday night performances on Dec. 13 and 20 to benefit the Denver Actors Fund, which has helped many Denver area theater people over the years, when illness or other misfortune strikes. All ticket sale proceeds will go to the fund.

A participation play for kids, “Fezziwig's Ball” will be on Dec. 18. THAC is at 2450 W. Main St. in downtown Littleton. 303-794-2787, townhallartscenter.org. Also, on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., THAC will host the Green Theatre Initiative: “A Future We Create,” with short plays and music. Meg Hardeman hopes this will be the start of a Denver area segment in a movement that is growing across the country. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

`This is Colorado'

The annual “This is Colorado” Art Show, organized by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild, will hang in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 22. A reception will be held in the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 2, when juror Victoria Kwasinski will present awards. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. A virtual exhibit will be open to the public Nov. 30-Jan. 31. heritage-guild.com.

Lights!

“Blossoms of Light” will glow at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 2 and Trails of Light will beckon 5 to 8:30 p.m. at DBG's Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road. Admission charged. Closed Christmas Day at both locations. See botanicgardens.org.

Benchmark Theatre

A regional premiere of the new “Meteor Shower” by Steve Martin is directed by Warren Sherrill at Benchmark Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, playing through Dec. 18. Tickets: $30/$25. 303-519-9059, benchmarktheatre.com.

Newman Center

The King's Singers, an a capella chorus, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., at the University of Denver. Tickets start at $29. 303-871-7720, newmancenterpresents.com.

Volunteers sought

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is recruiting more than 220 volunteers as it begins to open a season. Ushers receive comp tickets to Broadway and Cabaret shows. Must be 18 or older and show proof of vaccination. See denvercenter.org/support-us/volunteer to register.

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