32nd Annual Champagne Cascade


Join us for the 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade 

Begin your holiday celebrations experiencing the 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade in The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa’s picturesque atrium lobby. This iconic event features master swordsmen using Napoleonic sabers to sever the bottlenecks of Moet & Chandon Champagne. The Champagne is then poured into the uppermost glass of a two-story high, 6,000 glass pyramid. As the Champagne is poured, it cascades into the glasses below, creating a stunning display of bubbly liquid as it is cheered on by live holiday tunes and the crowd lining all levels of the holiday adorned-atrium.

Joe Sakic, NHL Hall of Fame player and Avalanche legend, will pour the champagne along with our General Manager, Tim Wolfe.

Make-A-Wish Foundation is our benefactor for this year’s Champagne Cascade. We are touched by their mission to grant life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Granted wishes build hope and strength for children and their loved ones. Learn more about Make-A-Wish Colorado at colorado.wish.org

Doors open at 10 am. There will be a special appearance by Santa Clause at 11 am. The sabering starts at Noon.

Fine dine with us aside the tree of champagne glasses at the Champagne Cascade Dinner on November 23rd at 6 pm. (button for the dinner webpage below)


Atrium Tickets

Atrium viewing starts from the 4th floor, and will go up to the 7th floor. Tickets are $25.00 for adult and $20.00 for children 12 and under.

VIP Tickets

VIP viewing is located on the second floor of the atrium. This exclusive viewing location includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks, VIP photos and of course the best views of the cascade. Tickets are $175.00.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade?

A: The event will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2019. The doors will open at 10 am. Santa will make a special appearance to turn on our holiday lights at 11 am. The champagne will be poured at noon.

Q: Is every glass in the cascade filled with Champagne?

A: No, it would take approximately 1,500 bottles of champagne to fill each of the approximate 6,000 glasses. This would take about 25 hours to complete and would weigh over 2,550 pounds.

Q: What time does the Champagne Cascade begin?

A: The champagne ceremony will begin at noon. Santa will appear at 11am to turn on the holiday lights. Doors open at 10 am.

Q: Is there seating to view the event?

A: No, the event is standing room only. The $175 VIP tickets on floor 2 are standing room as well. Floors 4-7 are open to the general public for $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 & under. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the benefactor.

Q: How much are tickets?

A: Tickets are $20 for children 12 & under, $25 for adults and $175 for VIPs. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the benefactor.

Q: Are there any spaces still available on the VIP level (2nd floor)?

A: Yes, but only a limited number.

Q: Are there any spaces still available on the 3rd floor?

A: No, this level is by invitation only through the sales office.

Q: Where can the paid general public experience the event?

A: Floors 4-7.

Q: Who will benefit from the ticket sales?

A: Make-A-Wish Colorado is our benefactor for the 32nd Annual Champagne Cascade. Ticket proceeds will support Make-A-Wish Colorado creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illness.

Q: Is parking available?

A: Standard valet parking rates apply. Valet parking is first come, first serve with limited availability. Public transportation is highly encouraged. Street parking and public lots are also available through the city.

Q: Where is ticket check-in?

A:  All guests with general admission tickets will need to enter the building through the 17th Street entrance. Tickets will be scanned by security prior to entering the building. No one will be permitted in the building without a ticket.

Q: Are photos available for general public tickets?

A: Pictures on the first floor in front of the cascade are only available for VIP ticket holders. General admission guests are welcome to take photos from their viewing location on floors 4-7.