4 Events to See at The Wheeler Opera House this Winter

Get into the holiday spirit with these four festive events

Built in the 1890s by architect Willoughby J. Edbrooke, the Wheeler Opera House is a striking stone building that blends elements of the Romanesque Revival and Italianate styles for a regal end result. Inside, a striking chandelier and balcony seating continues the historic ambiance. While the building itself is beautiful, the performances are what really steal the show. If you’re in the Aspen area this winter and are looking for a holiday show, be sure to put the following options on your calendar.

A Very Electric Christmas

On Sunday, December 8th at 5:30 p.m, the opera house will present A Very Electric Christmas. Toy soldiers, electric Christmas lights, and classic carols will combine to create an unforgettable Yuletide story about a lost bird that spends Christmas at the North Pole. It’s a tale that the whole family will enjoy. Tickets are $40 for adults and $28 for children. 

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

JUNO award-winning fiddlists Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will present their holiday concert series A Celtic Family Christmas at the opera house on Thursday, December 19th at 7 p.m. With a lineup of classic Christmas songs as well as Celtic pieces, the duo will introduce listeners to the spirit of Christmas one song at a time. Tickets for the musical performance are $55 per person.

The Polar Express Co-Presented with Aspen Film

Kids and kids at heart alike will love watching this holiday movie about a young boy that goes on a journey to the North Pole abroad the magical Polar Express. Destined to become a Christmas classic, the film is sure to get parents and kids excited about the holiday season. The showing will take place on Friday, December 20th at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Live on Stage!

Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is a fun variation on the classic holiday favorite. When Santa loses his naughty and nice list, he enlists a girl, some dancing mice, and an elf to help save the day. This interactive program is one that the entire family can participate in and enjoy. The show takes place on Sunday, December 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 for adults and $35 for children.

Wheeler Opera House will also host additional performances (including the Aspen Mountain Film Festival: Winter Edition and an Adam Trent holiday show) in the days leading up to Christmas. From music to film to the performing arts, Wheeler Opera House highlights some of the best cultural offerings that Aspen has to offer. If you’re thinking about setting down roots in this charming mountain town, contact Carrie Wells today. Whether you’re looking for Aspen luxury homes for sale or less expensive Aspen real estate that fits your budget, she can answer any questions you have and help you find a home that matches every item on your checklist.


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