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December 20, 2013
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A Summit County guide to Christmas fun

Through Sunday, Dec. 22: “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Dillon

Bernard is planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in a French farmhouse. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, is packing his wife Jacqueline off to her mother’s and has even invited his best friend to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at break-neck speed. Tickets are $23 to $33, depending on seating. Call (970) 513-1151.

Through Saturday, Dec. 28: “Oliver!” Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge

A unique new version of the classic Lionel Bart musical features a cast of 10 set in a public house in 1838 London. The tavern denizens tell the story of orphan boy Oliver, who works his way through the underground London society to rediscover his rightful heritage. An invigorating new treatment of a timeless musical — it’s “Oliver!” with a twist! Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children and $23 each for groups of 10 or more. Call (970) 453-0199.

Friday, Dec. 20: Merry Melodies and Elves, bonfire, Dillon

At 5 p.m., the Lake Dillon Theatre Company will participate in the Dillon Festival of Lights by hosting Merry Melodies and Elves. It’s holiday entertainment that’s fun for the whole family and you can even join in a sing-along. And afterwards, head over to Dillon Town Park and enjoy a holiday bonfire presented by the Dillon Business Association at 5:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Friday, Dec. 20, through Tuesday, Dec. 31: The Twelve Days of Copper, Copper Mountain

Skiers skiing, riders sliding, holiday shopping, happy hours hopping — 12 days of events, discounts and holiday surprises. There will be enough holiday cheer to go around with activity, après and dining specials, plus discounts at Copper Mountain retail establishments. Visit

Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21: Live music, Copper Mountain

Free live music with Lefty Lucy at Jack’s Bar from 3:30 to 6 p.m., plus giveaways during the show. Part of the Twelve Days of Copper. Visit

Saturday, Dec. 21: Weimar Institute Holiday Concert, Copper Mountain Chapel

A group of musicians from Weimar Institute will give a free concert from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Copper Mountain Chapel, 630 Copper Road. Parking is free. Refreshments will be served. Call (970) 513-7242 or email for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 21, through Monday, Dec. 23: Meet Santa, Copper Mountain

Meet Santa in Burning Stones Plaza between noon and 3 p.m. Part of the Twelve Days of Copper. Visit

Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22: Holiday Ice Skating Show, Keystone Lake, Lakeside Village, Keystone

Free show put on by the Denver Figure Skating Club. Visit

Starting Saturday, Dec. 21: Kidtopia Fireworks, visible from Lakeside Village and River Run, Keystone

Enjoy Kidtopia’s firework show every Saturday from Dec. 21 through March 29. Guests in both Lakeside Village and River Run Village can see the show. Show starts at 7 p.m. Visit

Saturday, Dec. 21: Kidtopia Snowfort opens, top of Dercum Mountain

Keystone’s spectacular Kidtopia Snowfort opens for the season. A lift ticket, foot passenger lift ticket or season pass is required to access the mountain. Visit

Saturday, Dec. 21: Santa at A-Basin, Arapahoe Basin

Come celebrate Christmas a few days early with the Arapahoe Basin family. Santa is rumored to be making an appearance in the base area and will be taking some turns with his elf and anyone who wants to join him. Complimentary cake and wassail will be served in the base area. Visit

Monday, Dec. 23, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 26: Live music, Copper Mountain

Free live music with John Truscelli in Jack’s Bar from 3:30 to 6 p.m., with giveaways during the show. Part of the Twelve Days of Copper. Visit

Tuesday, Dec. 24: Breakfast with Santa at Bighorn Steakhouse, Lakeside Village, Keystone

Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Bighorn Steakhouse on Christmas Eve. Reservations recommended. Bring your ski pass with you to have an EpicMix photo taken. Bighorn Steakhouse is located on the third floor of the Keystone Lodge, below the lobby where the Chocolate Village is set up. Santa will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children ages 6 to 12; children 5 and younger are free. Visit

Tuesday, Dec. 24: Torchlight parade and fireworks, Copper Mountain

Summit Choral Society Carolers perform from noon to 2 p.m., followed by Torchlight Parade, kids’ glow-light parade, Santa, bonfires and fireworks from 5 to 7 p.m. From 5 to 7:30 p.m. Copper Mountain Chapel and Community Church Candlelight Services will be held. Part of the Twelve Days of Copper. Visit

Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Breckenridge Theater

The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre will screen the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” on the big screen at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and twice Wednesday, at 2 and 6 p.m., at the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 Ridge St. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors. Call (970) 453-0199 or visit

Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28: Live music, Copper Mountain

Free live music in Jack’s Bar from 3:30 to 6 p.m. with Lefty Lucy. Part of the Twelve Days of Copper. Visit

Monday, Dec. 30: Live music, Copper Mountain

Free live music with John Truscelli from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Jack’s Bar. Part of the Twelve Days of Copper. Visit

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The Summit Daily Updated Dec 20, 2013 12:30PM Published Dec 21, 2013 11:05AM Copyright 2013 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.