Holiday Happenings

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Alpine Christian Academy will host a holiday gingerbread house decorating workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8. Children will have the opportunity to express their creativity as they decorate their own gingerbread house. Sign up for one of three sessions: 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 2-4 p.m. Refreshments and all decorating supplies are included in the $25 donation per house. Call 927-9106 to reserve a space. Walk-in participants are welcome as space permits. All proceeds benefit the eighth-grade graduation fund. The academy is located at 20449 Highway 82, midway between Basalt and El Jebel across from the Willits subdivision.

The Mountain Madrigal Singers will present “A Perfect Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; Sunday, Dec. 9; and Saturday, Dec. 15, at First United Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Free child care will be provided.

For the 27th holiday season, the Mountain Madrigal Singers will present its concert of vocal music celebrating the sounds and spirit of the holidays.

The program will be a blend of traditional and contemporary songs, some classical and some light. Many in the community consider the Madrigal concerts to be the start of their Christmas season.

The Aspen Choral Society presents the 30th annual “Messiah” performance by the Aspen Community Chorus, Glenwood Springs Community Chorus and the Aspen Choral Society Orchestra, directed by Ray Vincent Adams at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.

Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is having extended gallery and gift shop hours this holiday weekend. If you’ve been looking for a gift for that special someone, swing by and check out the selection of local arts and crafts. The Center for the Arts offers amazing jewelry, pottery, artwork, and crafts that are sure to please. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” by NCC Productions, will be presented at 6 p.m. Dec. 18-22 in the Devereux Room of the Hotel Colorado, with a noon matinee performance Dec. 22. Seating for each show will begin 15 minutes before the start time.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket hotline: 984-0233.

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