Things to do in Denver Dec. 24-25: Christmas edition

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Winter over the 16th Street Mall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Saturday

Entertainment

“The Santaland Diaries.” David Sedaris’ off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City. The Jones, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

Finding Neverland.” Buell Theater, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. $30-125.

A Mohney Christmas Eve. Mercury Café, 2199 California St. 7 p.m.

Gaymer. Holiday cheer, plus board games, Pokemon Go, Mario Kart and more. Trade, 475 Santa Fe Drive. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For families

Christmas Eve in the City. Experience a new take on the Christmas story. There will be blankets, hot beverages, hand and foot warmers and space heaters. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 5 p.m.

Craft Bonanza. A variety of crafting supplies will be available so kids can explore different mediums. Children’s Library at the Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Blossoms of Light. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 5:30-9 p.m. $8-13.

Zoo Lights. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 5:30-9 p.m. $2-17.

Sunday

It’s Christmas Day, which means there’s not a lot going on. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to get out of the house (or just watch some football on the couch).

Entertainment

You know what’s still open? Movie theaters.

“La La Land.” Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway. 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $8.50-11.

“Jackie.” Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $8.50-11.

“Lion.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $8.50-11.

“Nocturnal Animals.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. $8.50-11.

Wide releases:

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Sing”
“Passengers”
“Assassin’s Creed”
“Office Christmas Party”
“Moana”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Allied”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Arrival”
“Doctor Strange”
“Collateral Beauty”

For families

Blossoms of Light. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 5:30-9 p.m. $8-13.

Zoo Lights. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 5:30-9 p.m. $2-17.

For a cause

Christmas Day dinner at Sunset Park Senior Center. Set up, serve and clean up after a dinner for older people. Sunset Park Senior Center, 1865 Larimer St. 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Call Melissa Cirello at 303-297-0408, ext. 13304 to sign up.

Sports

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado basketball at Utah, 6:30 p.m.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.