Let’s kick off the first holiday weekend of December right with a guide of PULP’s picks for Pueblo.
Dec. 4-7 @ 7:30 p.m. | $12
One of ballet’s most beloved performances, The Nutcracker is a timeless tale of the magic of Christmas, as seen through the eyes of a child. The Sangre de Cristo School of Dance presents the annual production of this holiday classic for the pleasure of the entire family at the Arts Center Theater.
The Sangre de Cristo Ballet is a pre-professional company of dancers who have achieved the highest honor our School of Dance offers. These dancers portray the academic classical dance and aesthetic view of professional dancers.
Dec. 4 – All Day | $14.50
Arkansas Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a lunch ($10) at the Carriage House on the grounds of the historic Thatcher Mansion (Rosemount Museum) 406 W. 15th at noon followed by a tour of the mansion ($4.50) and viewing of Herman Nash bird photos. Herman Nash instituted the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count in Pueblo in the 1900s. The 115th Christmas Bird Count will be held 1/14/14 through 1/5/15. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 5 through the rest of month @ 5:30 p.m. | $3-$7
Voted one of the Best Holiday traditions in Pueblo, ElectriCritters is sure to get you in the holiday mood! Stroll to the holiday music through this dazzling spectacle of animated animal creations while sipping on hot chocolate.
New this year:
– Santa Sundays – come get your photo taken with Santa!
– New Year’s Family Night on Dec. 31 – 5:30 – 8:30
Tickets can be purchased in advance (at a discounted price), during regular daytime business hours at the Zoo starting in November. Front gate closes at 8:00pm. Interested in hosting a private party or sponsoring ElectriCritters.
Dec. 5-7 @7:30 p.m. | $11-$19
Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre. “Once in the highlands, the highlands of Scotland two weary hunter lost their way and this is what happened, the strange thing that happened to two weary hunters who lost their way.” Lerner and Lowe’s journey to a mysterious village that appears out of the mist for only one day every hundred years. A haunting tail for all those who feel the world is changing to fast and leaving so may of us behind.
Dec. 6 @ 7 p.m. | $38
Memorial Hall. Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and for his own PBS special “Beyond Celtic”, presents an evening of “Christmas from Ireland” told in song, dance and the classic stories of his youth. You will hear traditional, heartwarming Irish carols like Winter , Fire and Snow and Gaelic versions of Christmas songs you will love such as “Oiche Ciuin” (Silent Night) and The Wexford Carol written in his home town. The evening will also feature Celtic songs of a new Ireland including Michael’s popular carol “Beyond the Star” recorded and performed by choirs worldwide. Michael sings many carols more familiar to international audiences like O Come Emmanuel and The First Noel but sung in a Celtic more traditional style by one the “greatest Irish singers of our time”.
Irish musicians join Michael onstage to perform age-old Celtic airs on the haunting uilleann pipes, fiddle, low whistles and the national drum of Ireland, the bodhran.. They thrill the audience with their own frenetic traditional jigs and reels. The musicians are some of the most popular traditional in the US, playing festivals and concerts throughout the year.