Sharing another season of Colorful Colorado’s Front Range post with you guys, because T’is he season of beauty in the Rockies! One of my favorite times of the year to be in Colorado, and there is so much to do! Have so many sweet memories from the trip there this past summer, so I wanted to share with you the amazing things they offer in the winter as well!
Colorado’s Front Range in the Winter
Ah sweet Boulder. I just loved Boulder so much! Only one hour from Denver and so much to do!
When: Friday November 25, and Saturdays November 26- December 24, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center, 1301 Pearl Street
Kids of all ages can visit with Santa for FREE at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center. Whether you are asking for a fire engine for Tommy, a new doll for Molly, or a diamond ring for mommy, bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.Santa on the Snow and Annual Ugly Sweater and Best Elf Costume Contest
When:December 24-25, 2016
Where: Eldora Mountain Resort
Totally into this because who doesn’t like to dress up for an ugly Christmas sweater party?! Don your ugliest holiday sweater or elf costume and join in a fun day of skiing and laughing at Eldora Mountain Resort. Join Santa on the ski slopes at Eldora Mountain Resort.
Also check out their Annual calendar of events:
When: Dec. 3 & 4, 2016
Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO
Featuring 70 local food growers and producers and 60 Colorado artists, the Winter Market is the perfect opportunity to stock up on local goods and gifts for the holidays. Enjoy the flavors of root vegetables, winter squash, specialty cuts of lamb, beef, and pork, fresh eggs, preserved fruits and vegetables, wine, coffee, and delicious baked good while listening to live music and browsing local art including candles, jewelry, photography, letterpress cards, and knitwares.
Left Hand Brewing Company’s Hops + Handrails
When: March 11, 2017
Where: Roosevelt Park, Longmont, CO
Left Hand Brewing Company is bringing the mountain to the people! In its fifth year, Hops + Handrails features the best of Colorado, pairing over 60 craft breweries alongside a 40-foot tall snowboard ramp & rail jam competition in Downtown Longmont. Live music, local food, area vendors, and kids’ activities round out this gnarly event.For more, check out their events Link: http://visitlongmont.org/events/
Annual Holiday Art Show at Earthwood Galleries
When: November 30-December 31, 2016
Where: 141 E. Elkhorn Ave., Earthwood Collections, CO
This ongoing exhibit and sale is a wonderful opportunity for you to find quality handcraft and fine art for your holiday shopping between 10am and 6pm. The show features new American Art selected specifically for the holidays. Find that perfect piece that will truly add joy to your life. Gifts of Handmade American Art really show how much you love and care about your recipient. The gifts are very special, just like your loved ones. You will find paintings, blown art glass, fused glass, jewelry, pottery, fine woodworking, metal art, sculpture, art prints and more.
When: Every Sunday from December through April.
Where: The Historic Stanley Hotel
Large Chorus and piano. Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concerts at the Stanley Hotel, Sundays November thru April. Concerts begin at 2:00 p.m. Visit our website for updated information on each concert and a full schedule.
Events Landing Page: http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/
- December 16 – Night Trains with Santa
- December 24 – Christmas Eve in the Morning
- December 31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration
- Where: 680 10th Street Greeley, CO 80631
The Railroad Museum provides a model railroading experience that educates, inspires, and brings joy to all ages. I personally really want to visit here as soon as Baby Sandee is old enough! I think it would be an amazing experience for all the kiddos.Festival of Trees
- When: November 25-December 3
- Where: Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Every year the Festival of Trees presents a forest of beautifully decorated trees, whimsical to elaborate, each with its own unique theme. At the end of the Festival, the coveted People’s Choice, St. Nick’s Pick, and Mrs. C’s Favorite Tree awards are presented to the businesses, individuals, or organizations whose trees are voted overall favorites.
There’s also Candy Cane Lane, sponsored by Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc., a showcase of evergreens adorned with ornaments created by “mini-crafters” who compete for the Kids’ Choice ribbon! This celebration is one of the most anticipated yuletide events, not only for our community, but for all of Northern Colorado. Sounds amazing!
Event Landing page: http://business.greeleychamber.com/events/calendar/
When: December 1-24, 2016
Where: Old Town Square
The 2016 holiday season is upon us and it’s time once again for Jolly old Saint Nick to set up shop in Downtown Fort Collins! Santa Claus will be arriving at his Holiday Workshop located next to the Old Town Square Stage.Holiday Teas at the Avery House
When: December 8-10, 2016
Where: 1879 Avery House
A relaxing, heartwarming holiday tea with friends and family. New this year, we are offering tea in the beautifully decorated Avery House parlors. Teas will be held on December 8, 9, and 10 at 10 am. Each tea is limited to 20 guests, and the cost per person is $25.
Guests will enjoy a traditional menu consisting of scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd, tea sandwiches, and dessert, along with plenty of warming, seasonally flavored teas–all served on gorgeous tableware at elegantly set tables.
Tickets are advance purchase only, at poudrelandmarks.org.
Proceeds from these events go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.
Event Landing Page: http://www.visitftcollins.com/upcoming-fort-collins-events/
Loveland is so gorgeous! I’m hoping to be able to escape there on Valentine’s day with winecoach since it is the most romantic destination to celebrate it in the US, but until then, Santa!
Where: Promenade Shops at Centerra
When: December 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Make memories to last a lifetime by joining Santa for breakfast at The Promenade Shops at Centerra.
You will enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, door prizes, goody bags and ornaments for the children, passes to The Ice Rink, emailed photos with Santa and much more! Tickets are available for $10 per person, CASH ONLY, and will be sold on a first come basis from the Management Office,
Love, beer and culture combine for an artful craft beer experience in Loveland. Loveland is home to eight breweries, each with its own unique specialty. Grab your Loveland brewery passport to earn your free Loveland-branded pint glass. Just get your stamp from each brewery and bring your completed passport to the Visitors Center. Your craft beer adventure begins.
HOW IT WORKS
SIP. Head to each of Loveland’s featured breweries to try out one of their delicious craft brews. Enjoy buy one pint, get one free deals at all participating breweries (see passport for details).
STAMP. Have your server stamp the corresponding page of your Loveland passport.
STOP. At the end of your tour through Loveland, head to the Loveland Visitors Center (Mon-Sat, 9 am – 5 pm), 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland CO 80538 to present your completed passport.
CHEERS. Receive a FREE Loveland commemorative glass or T-shirt!
SHARE. Make sure to post photos of your experience by using #LoveBeerCulture on all Visit Loveland social media channels. Each month, we will pick a winner to receive a free growler to a Loveland brewery.
Event Landing Page: http://www.visitlovelandco.org/events/category/holidays/
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