The largest holiday show of its kind in western Colorado, the 10th annual HopeWest Holiday Show, will take place this weekend Saturday, November 19 and Sunday November, 20.

More than 800 guests are expected to attend the HopeWest Holiday Show at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction where all proceeds benefit HopeWest Kids, a child and teen grief program, which provides support to local children and teens grieving the loss of a loved one. Nearly 700 children and teens across western Colorado received grief support last year from HopeWest – through individual and family counseling, support groups, school programs, summer camps and equine therapy programs.

Just days after National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, recognized on November 17, HopeWest hosts the event, which largely sets the budget for the following year and determines how many children they will be able to support.

“We know there are many children in the community who have experienced a traumatic loss and their world is shaken,” said Debra Horwitz, VP & Chief Development Officer. “They need our support, but we estimate we’re only able to reach 10% of the grieving children in our community. There is such a need and we think the support now is critical in how the kids fare in the future. We’re asking people to please consider making a gift to HopeWest Kids so we can return smiles to these children again.”

According to, there are more grieving children than most realize—one out of 20 children will experience the death of a parent by the age of 15, while one out of every ­five children will face the death of someone close to them before their 18th birthday.

This entertaining holiday show will feature unique performances and an array of beautiful styles from local businesses in Grand Junction. The banquet room will be transformed with magnificent holiday décor and a silent auction to include fabulous art pieces, stunning wreaths and gorgeous gift baskets. It takes more than 2,400 volunteer hours to make this event possible.