15 Geeky Events to Ring in the Holidays

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It’s now officially December and the holiday season has begun! We’ve got the best geeky events for the holidays that you need to attend this Christmas season right here! There were so many we couldn’t put them all on this list so make sure to keep an eye on your Top 5 Events newsletters going out Sunday for even more holiday fun! If you haven’t already, you can sign up for the newsletter here. Events listed in order by date.

1. Hartford, CT – A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE!

A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy® and Peabody award‐winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

“A sweet and touching, live action version that is itself an instant holiday classic.” – Broadway World

December 1, 2017 – 7:00pm
December 2, 2017 – 10:00am
December 2, 2017 – 2:00pm
December 3, 2017 – 10:00am
December 3, 2017 – 2:00pm

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States

2. Charlotteville, VA – Elf Movie Party

ENCORE Movie Party Saturday, December 2 at 4 p.m. This party is open to children 3 and up, but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (or an oversize elf).

“Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color?”

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins this holiday season, come out to Alamo Drafthouse and spread the cheer at this sugar-fueled, interactive holiday spectacular! Packed with games, props and, of course, singing loud for all to hear!

Bundle up for this celebration of one of the best holiday films ever made, period. Will Ferrell as North Pole pole dweller Buddy the Elf trying to figure out Manhattan — “Watch out! The yellow ones don’t stop” — is the role he was born to play.

Our ELF Movie Party features all sorts of fun props, a themed contest before the film, and a “real” snowball fight in the theater! We’ll have jingle bells for everyone, bubbles for a few key scenes, and a special scratch n’ sniff card so you can even Smell-Along with Buddy and his family.

December 1, 2017 – 7:15pm

Alamo Drafthouse Charlottesville
375 Merchant Walk Square
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States

3. Ashburn, VA – The Polar Express Movie Party

Come dressed in your pajamas and join us for an interactive family adventure aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP, CAST AWAY) reunite for this inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

We believe… do you?

December 2, 2017 – 10am

Alamo Drafthouse DC Area
20575 Easthampton Plz
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States

4. Huntsville, AL – Skate with North Alabama Cosplayers Club

Come in your best costume and skate with the North Alabama Cosplayers Club and Shimo-Con!

December 2, 2017 – 1pm

Skating in the Park
300 Church St SW
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States

5. Springfield, MO – Christmas Vacation Movie Party

Load up the RV and come join us for a deliriously fun, interactive holiday celebration! This movie party that will be more fun than a membership to the Jelly-of-the-Month Club! Missing this one could result in a four-alarm holiday emergency.

December 6, 2017 – 7pm

Alamo Drafthouse Springfield
4005 South Avenue
Springfield, MO 65807 United States

6. Orlando, FL – Happy Little Xmas Tree Party

This year, we’re celebrating Geekmas a *little* differently. As one of our most beloved heroes used to say, there’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. 🎄🎄🎄 There are no mistakes, only happy accidents, so join us to celebrate the holidays at our Happy Little Christmas Tree Party!

Revel in countless lights and holiday decorations as we relax while we paint together a picturesque party landscape. Beat the devil out of themed cocktails. We’re featuring the very best of the holidays and our squirrel-loving friend, and Florida native, the extraordinary Bob Ross.

* Fully Themed Drinks
* Special Keg Tappings
* TVs Playing “The Joy of Painting”
* Bob Ross: The Art of Chill Board Game
* Bob Ross: Paint and Take (Buy the canvas. We provide the supplies. You paint the happy little trees.

Now let’s get crazy.

December 8, 2017 – 6pm

The Cloak & Blaster
875 Woodbury Rd, Ste 108
Orlando, FL 32828 United States

7. New Haven, CT – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer The Musical

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

December 8-10

Shubert Theater
247 College St
New Haven, CT 06510 United States

8. Orlando, FL – Camp Blood Christmas

Join us for a Camp Blood Christmas, with sponsors 13X Studios at Gods & Monsters, Saturday, December 9th, 11am-1am!

This will be a FREE, family-friendly, Horror-filled Christmas celebration, with activities throughout the day, vendors, cosplay, music, movies, gaming, entertainment and raffle benefitting Nathaniel’s Hope! Bring an unwrapped Toy and get a raffle ticket for prizes.

Also, a 21+ party in VAULT 5421, from 8pm-1am, with new drink specials, DJ and cosplay cage dancer! (VAULT will be open 2pm-8pm for 18+ patrons.)

December 9, 2017 – 11am

Gods & Monsters
5421 International Drive
Orlando, Florida

9. New York, NY – Elf Trivia

“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”

Does somebody need a hug? Don’t be a Cotton-Headed Ninnymuggins and miss Elf Trivia at Killer B NYC on Thursday, December 14 starting 8pm! FIVE unique and challenging rounds OH SANTA! on making ginger bread houses, eating cookie dough, going ice skating, and maybe even holding hands.

Reserve your table at Gimble’s Department store by visiting; https://ElfTrivia121417.Eventbrite.comThe best way to reserve tickets is by selecting a team captain and having them be in charge of tickets for ALL team members.

PS, don’t eat the yellow snow. #SonOfANutcracker

December 14, 2017 – 8pm

Killer B Burger NYC
380 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States

10. Los Angeles, CA – The Ultimate Holiday Movie: Die Hard (35mm)

That’s right. DIE HARD. 35mm. You’ve seen the meme: there are those who think Die Hard is a Christmas movie. . .and there are those who are wrong. We got a great personal collector to loan us his amazing 35mm print. This is THE 1980’s ACTION MOVIE.

Bruce Willis, as New York cop John McClane, comes to LA to try and patch things up with his estranged wife, Holly (played with steely yet vulnerable perfection by Bonnie Bedelia). After a blow-out argument at Holly’s office’s Christmas Eve party, McClane and Holly are surprised by the arrival of criminal mastermind, Hans Gruber (played by Alan Rickman in THE DEFINITIVE 1980’s VILLAIN performance), and his merry band of bank robbers as they take over the building and hold everyone hostage. As of yet unmatched for its minute by minute explosions, laughs, cocky swagger, and gonzo performances. You want to believe in the holidays again? Merry Christmas, mother f@!kers!

December 15, 2017 – 11:59pm

Vista Theatre
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

11. Manassas, VA – Jirani Con Christmas

The Holidays are here! Start enjoying the Christmas festivities on December 16th from 10 am-7-pm at ‘Jirani Coffee House & Art Gallery’ by bringing your family to “ Christmas at Jirani Con” where Christmas, pop culture and art collide! Looking for that one of a kind Christmas present or a great family activity to kick off your Christmas celebration? Would you like to participate in super hero themed Christmas contests, family friendly activities, and purchase fan art and original art by some of our area’s most talented artists and craftspeople? Then don’t miss Christmas at Jirani Con.

Never been to a con? Expect amazing artwork and products featuring some of your favorite characters from your favorite films and comic books, and original artwork in an eclectic setting characterized by con goers in cosplay (real life costumes of your favorite pop culture characters). Got it? Now, imagine all of that blended with a Christmas spirit. And there you have it : Jirani Con Christmas.

This is a Christmas/pop culture themed, family friendly event that will feature local artists selling their work, panel discussions, raffles and contests. Early bird tickets are $7 online and $10 at the door. Children 9 and under are free!

December 16, 2017 – 10am

Jirani Con
9425 West St
Manassas, VA 20110

12. Winter Park, FL – Nightmare Before Christmas Party

Boy and girls of every age, would you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see The Geek Easy’s Halloween!

This is halloween. This is halloween. drink cocktails, maybe buy a flight. This is halloween, everybody make a scene. Trick or treat because we’re partying here all night!

Before we party, let’s get our shopping out of the way with a pre-Christmas sale in A Comic Shop. Save money on gifts for others so you can afford more beer for yourself!

December 16, 2017 – 11am

The Geek Easy
114 S Semoran Blvd, Ste 6
Winter Park, FL 32792

13. Orlando, FL – Yule Ball Brunch

You are cordially invited to attend our 1st annual Yule Ball Brunch. So dust off your best dress robes and gowns. Come enjoy yummy drinks and bruch food. More details to be added. Be sure to reserve your seat. Call Oblivion Taproom 407-704-4757

December 17, 2017 – 11am

Oblivion Taproom
5101 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803

14. Los Angeles, CA- Home Alone + Pajama Party

Our Annual Holiday Party!

90s wunderkind Macaulay Culkin stars as know-it-all Kevin McCallister, who lives the childhood dream when he wakes up to find his typically bustling house (with worrisome mother, irritating uncle, bully of an older brother) all gone. Accidentally left behind from the family trip, Kevin lives it up with endless junkfood and all access to his brother Buzz’s secret stash of sports cards and Twinkies.

What starts out as the perfect staycation quickly becomes a battleground when two conniving burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) try to run a suburban con.

Full of hijinks and hilarity, this ingenious film written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, still is the biggest holiday hit.

Grab your Talkboy and join our pajama party in an opulent movie palace. Show up in your PJs (your fun day best) for an ice cream bar to end all ice cream bars and a photo studio for the 90s kid inside! DJs, live music, bars (21+ w/ valid ID) Pajamas or holiday attire strongly suggested.

December 17, 2017 – 6pm

Los Angeles Theatre
615 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

15. New York, NY – Geeks Vs The World: Holiday Dance-Off

+ Drinks: Star Wars -themed cocktails
+ Large Dancefloor: Dance battle with prizes
+ Food: Wings + Drink Combo + more
+ DJ playing Top 40s: Dance, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Reggaeton + more
+ Cosplay allowed but not required. Come as you please

Ticket Details:
Freebie (Free ticket): Ends Monday 12/11
General Admission ($5): Ends Monday 12/18
Late ($10): Ends 7pm day of event

December 23, 2017 – 9pm

6 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

Michelle L. Jensen

Michelle L. Jensen

Founder at Nerd Out
Blogger, fangirl, and most importantly, a nerd. She's also the creator of Nerd Out. Originally from Long Island, NY. She now resides in Los Angeles.
Michelle L. Jensen

Author: Michelle L. Jensen

Blogger, fangirl, and most importantly, a nerd. She's also the creator of Nerd Out. Originally from Long Island, NY. She now resides in Los Angeles.

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