The holidays can be a stressful time for everybody, even Santa (well, ok, especially Santa; maintaining the naughty or nice list and worldwide sleigh ride sounds like a lot of pressure!). Family visiting, high gift-giving expectations, cooking, cleaning, singing, dancing, hosting, and all of the noise, noise, NOISE!!! What you need is a break from all of the intense expectations that come along with the holiday season, and there’s no better way to give yourself a break than to party down with your friends and family. We hope you’ll enjoy this list of the Top 5 Holiday Party Ideas in Denver, Colorado!
This iconic mainstay on the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado recently opened a private event space above the restaurant that is perfect for a holiday gathering of friends, family, or business associates in Denver, Colorado. Appaloosa Grill’s venue can accommodate sit-down dinners or more casual cocktail parties and has its own bar and bar staff separate from the restaurant downstairs to fulfill all of your Denver holiday parties adult beverage needs. Your party even comes with a band; at 10 pm every night of the week the restaurant downstairs has live music, so your party people can continue to boogie until last call!
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This secular holiday party has “Christmas” in its name, but it takes place on December 1st and feels far enough away from December 25th to not be too Christmas-y. People take this party really seriously; donning 1940’s and 1950’s era outfits and having a swinging time with killer bands like the Hot Tomatoes and The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra! Your ticket includes a holiday buffet, but make sure you get on it soon! The 9th Annual White Christmas ball is sure to sell out.
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Audacious Theatre is bringing back its holiday fundraiser and you won’t want to miss it! Drunk Christmas is an abbreviated, Cliff’s Notes version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol performed by slightly intoxicated actors that will have you rolling in your seat. You can help yourself to some adult beverages too. Audacious Theatre is producing 4 nights of Drunk Christmas at some of the best bars in Denver. Take your holiday party people to see the show at Fiction Beer Co. on December 14th and 15th or catch the show at Grandma’s House December 21st and 22nd.
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Pedaling a party bike through downtown Denver, pub crawling all of the coolest clubs in town with an ace pilot guiding you to all of the hidden gems? During Denver’s brisk and sunny winter?!?! You’re not dreaming, but we’ll pinch you if you really want. For those of you that haven’t spent many winters here in Denver, Colorado, we get a hefty dose of 65-degree, sunny days even in January and February. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can always count on keeping your heart rate up with a Pedal Hopper Denver pub crawl, as our bike bars are pedal-powered and you will be pedaling and sharing holiday cheer with all of your friends (along with whiskey blankets).
With the right crew, you can turn the amazing Denver Botanic Gardens into a modern nighttime garden party during the Blossoms of Light event. They have space for rent if you want to go the formal route or you can just invite your people to meet up for some holiday fun and light-viewing with the masses. The Denver Botanic Gardens serves warm drinks and dinner items like sandwiches and pizza. The Blossoms of Light is only open from 5 pm – 9 pm, so this is more of a pre-holiday party event, but we know you’ll love it and so will everyone that gets lucky enough to be invited to your holiday party. Get your tickets before it’s too late!
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Everybody celebrates the holidays differently, and however you indulge in the holidays, we support you. For us, the holidays are most fun with a nice Bailey’s and coffee or some hot mulled wine, and it’s likely you’ll see us out at one of these holiday parties around Denver, Colorado this year!