3:30 pm (General Admission doors)
- 3:45-4:30 swing dance lesson with Swing Nights Denver on the main dance floor
- 4-8:30 George Chakiris Meet & Greet/Autograph Signing (break @ 6:30pm).
- Christmas in the 1940s educational display and talk with Christmas historian, Thomas Carlisle!
- Roulette table
- Cigarette girls handing out rations
- Ornament making station– take home a 1940s craft-making ornament souvenir from the event that you can hang on your tree for years to come!
- 6:30pm Dance Hosting with Swing Nights Denver (get a dance partner here!)
- Meet Santa in his workshop!
- Meet Wallace and Davis from “White Christmas!”
- Meet the Haynes Sisters in “Novello’s Supper Club!”
- Meet Inn Keeper, Emma Allen at the Columbia Inn!
- Meet Mandy from White Christmas (roaming)!
- Meet Betty Haynes by the Count Your Blessing Fireplace!
- Meet Ralphie from, “A Christmas Story” in the “Christmas Story” set!
4:30 – 7:30 pm
- Dancing with The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (19-piece 1940s Big Band)
6-6:15 pm (Set Break)
- Honorary WWII Veteran thanks
- Swing dancing DJ
7:30 – 7:50 pm (Band Change Over)
- White Christmas “Sisters” performance & surprise guests!
- “We’ll Follow the Old Man” and special birthday celebration for Bill Barrett who’s turning 100! Bill served in the South Pacific in the 912th Signal Company. He was in Australia, New Guinea, Phillippines and Okinawa.
7:50 – 10:55 pm
- Dancing with The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra
- 7:55-8:40 The Hot Tomatoes with The Satin Dollz!
- 9-9:25 The Hot Tomatoes with Frank Sinatra!
8:40 – 8:55 pm (Set Break)
- George Chakiris-stage Q & A!
9:25 – 9:45 pm
- George Chakiris toast to, “White Christmas” and vintage Christmas sing-along with the White Christmas movie cast and our band.
- Auld Lang Syne & New Years celebration/balloon drop (w/band).
- Group Conga line with stars and band.
9:45- 10:55 pm
- The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra continues with a Rat Pack Tribute featuring a second set from frank Sinatra (9:45-10 pm) and special guest, (straight from Vegas) Sammy Davis Jr.(10:30-10:55 pm)!
10:55-11:10 (Band Change Over)
- White Christmas, “Mandy” performance!
- Swing Dance Performances with Swing Nights Denver and Boulder Swing Dance
- William and the Romantics (19 piece big band!)
Novello’s Supper Club Entertainment:
4:40-5:00 Swing Dance Contest with Swing Nights Denver
5:00-8:00 Flatirons Jazz Orchestra
6:30-6:50 Swing Dance Performances with the Mercury Retros, Boulder Swing Dance, Mile High Shag and Pearl Street Jive!
8:00-8:50 Frank Sinatra
8:50-9:15 White Christmas Singers
9:15 – 9:45 Swing dance lessons hosted by Boulder Swing Dance!
9:45 Swing dance performances with Swing Nights Denver
9:55 – 10:10 Authentic Attire Contest Hosted by Raquel Villanueva & Dan Daru!
“Don’t be afraid to get your boogie woogie on at this popular appreciation of the patriotism,
energy and upbeat grooves that earned this special time in history the title of the Greatest Generation.”
“Don your classiest dancing duds and join in this celebration of the style,
culture, music and spirit of the Swing Era.” – Josie Klemaier/Weekly Plus