Video: Mayor, Tiny Tim launch Mile High Holidays 2015

The video above shows excerpts from remarks by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and DCPA President and CEO Scott Shiller at the 2015 “Denver Mile High Holidays” kickoff event from the stage of the DCPA Theatre Company’s “A Christmas Carol.”  

Denver Mile High Holidays” is an annual statewide effort to encourage visitors and locals alike to fully celebrate the season in and around the metro area. Denver holiday traditions include parades, performing arts, shopping and the largest holiday lights display in Colorado, among other events and activities.

The kickoff event was held Monday on the set of the DCPA Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol, which performs for a 23rd holiday season in the Stage Theatre through Dec. 27.

“I am so proud of the incredible work that is done on this stage here every single night, but I am even more proud of the more than 1,000 $10 tickets that we have sold to this beautiful production thanks to the Scientic and Cultural Facilities District,” DCPA CEO President Scott Shiller said of the low-cost DCPAccess program.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock rubbed elbows with actor Sam Gregory, who is understudying the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and young castmate Augie Reichert, who plays Tiny Tim.

Click here to go to the ‘Mile High Holidays’ website

Mile High Holidays 300“There is no better place to be than right here in the Mile High City during the holidays,” said Hancock (pictured at right), who encouraged visitors and residents to not only to attend performances this holiday season but to shop locally “because those resources stay here and allow us to invest in our city.”

He encouraged shoppers to visit the one-of-a-kind galleries and shops that populate Denver’s many neighborhoods before listing off nearly shopping district in the metro area from Denver Pavilions to Tennyson Street.    

The “Mile High Holidays” marketing campaign is sponsored by Visit Denver, the City of Denver and more than two dozen partners including the DCPA. The host of the kickoff event was Jayne Buck, Vice President of Tourism for Visit Denver. Additional remarks were made by:

Mile High Holidays 600 3 Above: Children at the 2015 “Denver Mile High Holidays” kickoff event join  DCPA President and CEO Scott Shiller, back left, and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, back right. Front left is Auggie Reichert, who plays Tiny Tim in the DCPA Theatre Company’s “A Christmas Carol.” Below, actor Sam Gregory (Scrooge) has some humbuggery fun with Jayne Buck of Visit Denver. Photo by John Moore.   

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