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Carolfest 2018 ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsDecember 7, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Start at the Opera Galleria
Young and old alike enjoy caroling in Old Town Fort Collins with the Choice City Singers as they make their way from the Opera Galleria to the Northern Hotel Lobby and finish in the Square Plaza. Held on the First Friday of December carolers can come early and peruse the vendors the craft and art fair held in the Opera Galleria. Festivities start at 6:30!

Gardens of Lights ~ Fort Collins
December 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Location: Gardens on Spring Creek
Join us for one of Northern Colorado’s best holiday traditions – Garden of Lights! We invite you to stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by hundreds of thousands of LED lights. The show will sparkle December 1 through January 1.

Visit your favorite perennial flower beds, huge sculptural flowers, a brilliant blue pond, grapevines, butterflies, and a Primordial Forest with dinosaurs—all created entirely from holiday lights. Woodward’s Holiday Village will return this year!

During the weekends (Friday, Sat, Sun), visit with Santa, listen to holiday music, make seasonal crafts, and enjoy warm drinks. Other surprises are in store! See website for entertainment schedule.

Cost to enter is a $5 suggested donation per adult, $2 suggested donation per child. Children 2 years and under admitted free.

Snowdome: Holiday Spectacular ~ Fort Collins
December 21-22, 2018
Festivities: 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Showtimes: 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30)
Location: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Stop by the museum for holiday crafts, cookies, cocoa, and a few surprises… Enjoy showtimes of the 360° holiday film Let it Snow in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, featuring classic holiday tunes from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives along with stunning festive imagery and effects. And don’t forget to wear your ugly sweaters!

Winter Wonderlights 2018 ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsNovember 16, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Location: Chapungu Sculpture Park @ Centerra
Winter Wonderlights will take place from Nov. 16, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019 at the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Highway 34 and Interstate 25. Special programming, the largest inflatable igloo in Colorado and local vendors will be onsite during Friday and Saturday nights from Nov. 16 through Dec. 15.

The magical light show will run each night Nov. 16 – Jan. 1, every 30 minutes from 5:00 – 9:00 PM except on performance nights. Performance nights are Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 16 to Dec. 15. On those nights, the light show will run at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 8:30 PM.

Each night, enjoy holiday string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes, illuminated African stone sculptures and 30-minute music and light shows every night. The light and music show features six total songs and moving lights on the 20 foot tall LED mappable Christmas Tree.

The event is free and open to the public. Canned food donations are suggested to benefit the Larimer County Food Bank.

‘Tis the Season Sing-A-Long ~ Loveland
December 9, 2018
Location: Rialto Theatre
The Rialto Theater is pleased to welcome the Loveland community to its annual holiday sing-a-long. Enjoy hot drinks and sweet treats as you celebrate the season. Sharon Sheets will lead us in song.

Christmas Walk in the Woods ~ Loveland
December 15-23 & 26-31, 2018
Location: Savage Woods

Come and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas returns to The Savage Woods just west of Loveland.

The Christmas Walk will feature a merry assortment of carolers and music. Santa IS CONFIRMED to be in the woods, in person, to hear the children’s Christmas wishes on December 14th, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cameras are welcome and encouraged.

$12 per person, children 5 and under are free!

The woods will be open with lights only December 17, 18, 19, 20 (5-9pm) 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 (7-9pm) at $3 per person.

Head over the river and to the woods, just a little ways out of town to the Christmas Walk in the Woods this December to hear the carolers and see the lights. Best of all meet SANTA! Just west of Loveland, under the stars of a Colorado sky. 1750 Savage Road, Loveland, Co 80538.

Homesteader’s Holiday ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsDecember 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Centennial Village Museum
Visitors can enjoy candle dipping as well as creating their own ornaments. Food concessions are available with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Greeley Museums. The Stevens-Reynolds House is decorated in traditional holiday style and Selma’s Store is available for visitors to shop for unique gifts and other holiday items. Admission is only $4 per adult and $2 per senior or child. Youth ages 12 and under are free with each canned food donation for the Weld County Food Bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Country Christmas Ice Show ~ Greeley
December 8 & 9, 2018
Don’t miss this year’s exciting new figure skating show! Hosted by the Greeley Ice Haus in partnership with the Mountain View Skating Club. Sanctioned by the USFSA. Tickets available Nov 1 for purchase, call 907-350-9402.

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown with Special Guest Sara Gazarek ~ Greeley
December 20, 2018
Location: Union Colony Civic Center
In 1965, the first ever “Peanuts” animated special took place. It was a landmark event and was the start of a tradition that would continue year after year. Now, over 50 years later, contemporary jazz piano legend, David Benoit along with acclaimed vocalist, Sara Gazarek, are paying tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history.

Windsor Wonderland ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsDecember 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Boardwalk Park
Windsor Wonderland will kick off at noon with the arrival of Santa at Boardwalk Park! After his arrival, Santa will be available for professional pictures. Enjoy a day of family fun with various activities and live holiday music throughout the park. The event concludes with a special tree lighting in front of the Boardwalk Park Museum’s train depot.

Gingerbread House Workshop ~ Windsor-Severance
December 15, 2018
Location: Art & Heritage Center
Kids will get everything they need to create tiny edible houses in this sweet, but messy, workshop. Come prepared to build, and try not to eat all of your materials! Suitable for ages 6-12. Registration required. Registration #: 345615.02

Countdown to Noon Party ~ Windsor-Severance
December 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Community Recreation Center, Pool

Let’s ring in the New Year at noon! Join us for a celebration with crafts, games, snacks, and a balloon drop! For ages 5+; children under 8 years old must be with a grown-up. No registration required. Please contact Katie for more information at

Scrooge! ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsNovember 23 – December 31, 2018
A favorite Candlelight Holiday tradition returns! This festive musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel is a tale that has charmed generations with its tribute to the magic of the Christmas spirit. When miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts of the past, present and future on Christmas Eve, he is threatened with a bitter and lonely future or offered redemption if he changes his selfish ways. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his life and teach him the real meaning of Christmas along the way. Featuring hit songs such as “Thank You Very Much” and “I Hate People.””

Snowman Social & Adult Crafts ~ Johnstown-Milliken
December 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Location: Glenn A. Jones, M.D. Memorial Library
Kids! Come watch a short movie, then make a craft and have other fun. Adults! Come make one, two, or three different holiday crafts!

Classic Christmas Storytime ~ Johnstown-Milliken
December 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Classic Christmas Stories will be a special story time for the Holiday Season. Parents and children are invited to come in on December 22 at 10 a.m. to open “presents” (wrapped Christmas books), to be read. Afterwards we will serve hot cocoa with marshmallows!

Quota Club of Estes Park’s Home Tour ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsDecember 1, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: 5 homes around town + the Good Samaritan Complex, CO
Price: $15.00
Tour of five lovely Estes Park homes and the opportunity to buy tickets to win one of many beautifully decorated small Christmas trees. Tickets available for purchase at MacDonald Book Shop, the Estes Park Visitor Center, and A La Carte Kitchen Store. Tickets include a map with addresses of participating homes.

Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party ~ Estes Park
December 7, 2018
Location: Estes Valley Community Center
Ornament Decorating | Cookie Decorating With Mrs. Claus | Caroling | Hot Chocolate Bar | Ugly Sweater Contest | White Elephant Gift Exchange | Get Your Photo Taken With Santa | Live Holiday Music | Estes Valley Lifelong Learners Preschool Performing at 12:30 pm. | Holiday Games Facilitated by E.P.M.S. Student Council

Arsenio Hall ~ Estes Park
December 30, 2018
Location: MacGregor Ballroom @ The Stanley Hotel
If you ask different people where they first saw Arsenio Hall, you’d probably get a number of different answers. But, it was the success of his Emmy Award- winning late night talk show “The Arsenio Hall Show” that made Arsenio a household name. The versatile actor, comedian and producer makes his first appearance at The Stanley Hotel with this special New Year’s Eve Weekend event.

All tickets come with a 15% room discount code for the evening of Dec 30th – good for all Stanley Hotel room types and Stanley Residences. Room discount code provided in ticket confirmation.

Colorado Hot Springs ~ Fun Year Round!