HRCA Holiday Happenings

Get in the spirit...

Nutcracker Highlights 

November 17, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
$8 in advance or $11 day of show
Usher in the holiday season with an enthralling performance that brings to life a favorite holiday story of old. The International Youth Ballet returns to perform this one hour family-friendly performance.

Hometown Holiday and Winter Market 

December 7, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free to this old-fashioned celebration which offers an inspiring, delightful, and whimsical time for any and all! This is a winter wonderland of fun-filled festivities including caroling, entertainment, food, and even Santa himself! The Tree Lighting is at 5:00 p.m. Santa leaves at 7:30 p.m., so don't be late.

HRCA teams with Metro Denver Farmers' Market to bring you the Winter Market. Come find unique, handmade items, and foods for that special gift or holiday meal.

Holiday Princess Tea Party

December 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us for an enchanted morning as Anna and Elsa share their favorite songs, story time, and photo opportunities with your little royalty.

Holiday House Decorating

December 15, 5:00 p.m. Entry Deadline. 
House Decorating page.
Neighbors show their holiday spirit by dressing up their Highlands Ranch house for the holidays. Residents plan your visit throughout the holiday season (before 8:00 p.m. please.)

Tennis Pavilion’s Candy Cane Lane

December 10 - 16, Northridge Tennis Pavilion
The Northridge Tennis Pavilion is transformed into a candy cane wonderland December 10 – 16! Everybody coming into the Tennis Pavilion gets a free candy cane and a guess at our candy cane guessing jars. There are three youth jars (ages 7 and under; 7 – 11; and one for 12 – 17) and one adult jar. The winners receive a free six week session of classes and their picture displayed in the Candy Cane Lane Winners Circle in the Pavilion!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 15, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Eastridge
$11 in advance and  $15 at the door, if not sold out.
It’s sleigh-loads of holiday cheer! Enjoy a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa.

Holiday Concert - Classical Music Series at the Mansion

December 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Doors open at 5:30, Highlands Ranch Mansion
$25 in advance, $30 the day of the event, if not sold out.

ELF - Free Performance

December 18 and 20, 6:30 p.m., Southridge, Auditorium

What happens if one of Santa's elves finds out he is really a human? He travels to New York City of course! Buddy the Elf leaves the comfort of the North Pole to find his family and discover who he really is. Performed by the KidStage cast and is a production for children by children!

*Seating is limited and the front rows will be reserved for family of the performers. Refreshments and Elf snacks will be sold at concessions.

Holiday-themed Art, Crafts, and Cooking

Express your creative side with a variety of festive holiday-themed art, crafts, and cooking classes for all ages. Little ones can learn to make Thanksgiving, Christmas, and winter crafts, snacks, and more.

Winter Hayrides!

Is there anything more festive than being pulled on a hayride behind two draft horses with jingle bells chiming from their reins? Add in a couple snowflake flurries and everyone will be in the mood for hot apple cider and a warm fire. Now is the time to book a private, winter horse-drawn hayride led by Bella and Buster. Explore the scenic Backcountry on these two-hour tours for up to 15 people. We can customize your trip with a stop to play in the snow, a campfire (pending conditions), or whatever your group would enjoy. Book your own date and time by contacting to schedule, or “like” us on Facebook and get notifications of our events at:

Holiday Break Camps

Do the kids need to get away from the video games and TV during their holiday vacation? Get them signed up for a camp that meets their interest and where they can learn new skills. Camp Details.

Menorah Lighting

December 4, 5:30 p.m., Front Lawn, Eastridge Rec Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Holiday Gifts!

Stop in at any rec center to purchase:
  • HRCA 2019 Calendar; $5
  • Gift Cards - use for tickets, classes, or pro-shop items

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