Christmas in the Woods

Hi Everyone!

We are SO excited that you will spending Christmas in Colorado with us. This page is a place where you can get information about activities that will available for you to participate in and things that will make the trip more enjoyable for everyone. We're going to have a lot of people and furry critters under one roof so we want to work together to help things run more smoothly and so everyone can have a lot of fun! 

Events +Activities

Below you will find a schedule of events and activities that Peter and I plan doing. You are welcome to join in or opt-out of any of these! There are a few things that I will need you to RSVP for ahead of time if you want to go. So I just need a head count for who want to do what. I will make reservations for everything ahead of time and anything you want to participate in you can reimburse us for later. There are candy canes next to the activities I need you to RSVP to. I know it's pretty short notice, but if you could PLEASE try to RSVP by

MONDAY DECEMBER 10TH

I would really really appreciate it!

A Christmas Carol (a Christmas musical/play)

This is the classic Christmas story with Mr. Scrooge and Tiny Tim. It's a big production at the Performing Arts Center Downtown. Tickets are $70. Let me know if you want to go and I'll reserve the seats. Click the link below to check it out.  

A Christmas Carol

24th Christmas Eve!

Christmas Eve morning we'll have breakfast available at our house and just a slow start to the day. We can hangout, watch Christmas movies, go for a walk in the state park down the street. Wrap presents. Whatever we feel like! 

4:00

Christmas Eve Service 

Candelight Service from 4-5 at Bridgeway Church of Denver

www.bridgeway.us

6:00

Dinner at The Kitchen

This place is delicious and so very pretty! It's like elevated comfort food. It's nice but not super duper fancy.

www.thekitchen.com 

8:00

Drinks at Cooper Lounge

Cooper Lounge is a bar inside Union Station in downtown Denver. They decorate it really pretty at Christmas time! It's nice, but not super duper fancy.

https://cooperlounge.com

25th Christmas Day!

Christmas Day we'll have breakfast available at our house (with mimosas!) and our gift exchange.  After that we can hangout, watch Christmas movies, go for a walk in the state park down the street. Cook yummy food. Whatever we feel like! Then, we have a light display close by we can go see, and we'll have Christmas dinner at our house.

9:30

Christmas Breakfast

Breakfast and Mimosas in our PJs!

11:00

Gift Exchange

Open Stockings and then play Chinese Gift Exchange. So everyone would be responsible for one or two things to put in each person's stocking and one gift under $50 to contribute to the Chinese Gift Exchange game.

4:30

Christmas Lights at Hudson Gardens

Make some hot chocolate, and load up to head over for a Christmas light display at Hudson Gardens. It's not that far from our house.

6:30

Christmas Dinner

Turkey and all the fixins! We have some wine and spirits, but if there's something specific that you'd like to drink it's BYOB!

December 26th 

7:45am

Breakfast at The Urban Egg

This place has yummy food

9:30

Need to be on the road to Royal Gorge!  (2 hour drive)

12:30

The Royal Gorge Christmas Train

The Royal Gorge is like the Grand Canyon of Colorado, and there's a Polar Express style train that runs through it and has a dining car where you can eat and have beer flights and such. We got tickets inside the Vista Dome car so it's got really good views of the gorge.

https://royalgorgeroute.com/santa-express-train/

2:30

Hangout in Colorado Springs on the way back from Royal Gorge. There's a couple things we can go see like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds. 

December 27th 

We can go to a late breakfast somewhere and then try to spend some time outside today! Go to the dog park, go sledding (if there's snow), go for a walk in the state park, go up to Mt. Falcon for a walk and for Tay and Stormy's photo-shoot. 

December 28th 

We can go to a late breakfast somewhere and then try to spend some time outside today! Go to the dog park, go sledding (if there's snow), go for a walk in the state park, go up to Mt. Falcon for a walk. 

Helpful Tips

Please BYOB if there are specific things you know you'd like to drink. We have some wine and spirits, but anything you specifically want we'd appreciate it if you brought it YO-SELF! We have 2 and a half bathrooms at our house so if you could plan on bringing something portable to keep your bathroom stuff in, that will probably be easier for everyone. That way you can take your stuff in and out of the bathroom instead of storing things in there. Hopefully that makes sense! We have a backyard where the animals can play and go potty. There's also a dog park fairly close by, so we can make trips down there to let the critters run free. If there's anything you want to do while your here feel free to let us know and we can add it to the list! Or feel free to also go do your own thing! If you want to bring any games, that'd be fun. We have a few, but not a ton.  

Can't Wait to See You!

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Ashley Wood Photography
720-507-6293
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 Littleton, CO 80125