HRCA Holiday Happenings

Get in the spirit...

Nutcracker Highlights 

November 18, 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 1, 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 (Sold Out)

December 9, 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.

House Decorating Contest

December 4, 5:00 p.m. Entry Deadline...Extended to Thursday, December 7, 5:00 p.m. 
Get entry form on the House Decorating Contest page.

December 11 - 15 (Voting)
Neighbors show their holiday spirit by dressing up their Highlands Ranch house for the holidays. Residents vote for their favorite entry on the HRCA’s web site December 11 – 15. The winners will be announced December 18 and will receive cash prizes!

Tennis Pavilion’s Candy Cane Lane

December 11 - 17, Northridge Tennis Pavilion
The Northridge Tennis Pavilion is transformed into a candy cane wonderland December 11 – 17! 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 (For ages 7 and under, ages 7 – 11, and one for ages 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!

SOLD OUT!  Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 16, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Eastridge
$11 in advance and  $15 the day of the event, 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 16, 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.

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. See Classes

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 Carla Baca at 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. Click on this link to get the details: School Break Camps

Menorah Lighting

Sunday, December 17, 5:30 p.m., Front Lawn, Eastridge Rec Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Holiday Games at the Rec Centers

Westridge – December 22

Pool: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Coin Grab
  • Ping Pong relay
  • Football Throw 
  • Sharks & Minnows

Northridge – December 26 

Gym: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Free throw Contest
  • King of the Table - Foosball
  • Knockout

Pool: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Pop Toss 
  • Relay Races
  • Coin Drop
  • Diving Board Biggest Splash

Eastridge – December 27

Gym: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Football Toss
  • Soccer Shoot out
  • Basketball Shooting Contest

Pool: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Mr. Shark
  • Duck Races
  • Relay Races

Southridge – December 27

Gym: 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Football Toss
  • Knockout
  • Soccer Shoot out
  • Kickball
  • Dodgeball

Pool: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Bucket fill race 
  • Limbo
  • Duck Race
  • Beach ball Relay
  • Soda Drop

Holiday Gifts!

Stop in at any rec center to purchase:
  • HRCA 2018 Calendar; $5
  • Gift Cards - use for tickets, classes, or pro-shop items

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