Here is your list of fun things to do around Fort Collins and Northern Colorado this weekend! There are a lot of events this weekend for both kids and adults!
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Thursday, December 1
2022 Parade of Lights Preview⎪Enjoy a performance by the CSU Marching Band as it previews its Denver 9News Parade of Lights performance. The free parade preview is on Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., starting at the corner of Mathews and Lake Street, and concluding at the University Center for the Art’s front entrance on Remington Street.
Get there early and purchase a warm drink from Travelin’ Tom’s coffee truck, which will be parked in front of the UCA. Colorado State University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO
Friday, December 2
Poinsettias & Pints⎪Join us for some holiday shopping and a fun ladies night out!! We will have several vendors to shop from and Grab Bags for the first 40 ladies in the door! Get your girlfriends together, plan a fun shopping night out, and be sure to bring a toy or come shop to help support Realities for Children!! Peculier Ales, 301 Main St Unit A, Windsor, CO
Saturday, December 3
Breakfast with Santa⎪There is nothing more memorable than waking up and having breakfast with Santa!
Join us on select Saturday mornings in December and enjoy a breakfast buffet at Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano along with a holiday goody bag and a visit with Santa. Please bring your own camera, as there will not be a photographer at the event. Tickets can only be purchased in person at the Mall Management Office beginning Monday, November 14th at 8am.
Tickets sales are CASH ONLY. The Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO
Bountiful Boards⎪ Purchase a beautiful handmade breadboard benefitting The Food Bank for Larimer County. Prices for bread boards start at $35. Finishing oil and Great Harvest Bread Co. coupon included with purchase. New Belgium tea towels available for $10. 9am-noon. Foothills Unitarian Church, 1815 Yorktown Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Annual Open House⎪Time to shop! Pottery, Wood Decor, Photography and more! Stop by to say hi and enjoy some Christmas cheer! 9am-2pm. 5965 Sand Cherry Ln, Timnath, CO
Coldwell Banker Toy Drive for Santa Cops of Larimer County⎪Join for the annual Coldwell Banker Toy Drive benefiting Santa Cops of Larimer County. There will be food, treats, winter photo ops & lots of first responders to meet! We will be accepting new, unused and unwrapped gifts for Santa Cops of Larimer County!
We are in most need of gifts for older kids! 11am-3pm. Coldwell Banker, 100 W 29th St, Loveland, CO
Holiday Crafternoon⎪Join for Holiday Crafternoon!
A fun and cozy holiday afternoon for kids ages 4+ to make crafts to give as gifts or decorate for the holidays.
A dozen different craft to choose from! Make some of the projects or all 12!
And we will have a table for kids to wrap their handmade creations if they are making a gift.
Drop in or pre-register to guarantee your spot! 10$ donation per person
Sign up to attend or to volunteer as a table helper. 1-3:30pm. 1815 Yorktown Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Indoor Farmers Market⎪The Winter Farmers Market hosts over 90 local food producers serving local food and handmade goodies to our incredible Fort Collins community! We are so excited to once again bring together an incredible group of vendors to showcase fresh produce, local meats and dairy, breads and sweets, local artists, handcrafted goods and so much more! 10am-2pm. Foothills Mall, 215 East Foothills Parkway Fort Collins, CO
Photos with Santa at Santa’s Home for the Holidays⎪Make memories this holiday season when you take photos of the family with Santa! Taking photos with Santa is FREE at The Promenade Shops at Centerra. Please bring your own camera, as there will not be photographer. Located between LensCrafters & AT&T Wireless | E11. The Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO
Santa’s Workshop⎪Deck the halls and trim the trees, Santa’s coming to Centerra! Meetup with the jolly ol’ man and his elves on Dec 3, 10 and 17, from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Loveland Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce building! Share your wishes and take home a complimentary professional photo. Grab a cup of hot cocoa at Mrs. Claus Bakery, or find a great holiday gift for someone you love in the Gift Shop. Be sure to snap a family photo in front of the Love sculpture and share it online with #centerraholidays. The Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO
Windsor Wonderland⎪‘Tis the season to sparkle. Windsor will be glistening in lights and Santa is coming to town! Greet Santa as he arrives on the Great Western Railway Train at 4:00 p.m.
After his arrival, Santa and Windsor Mayor Paul Rennemeyer will kick off this year’s event with the annual Tree Lighting ceremony. Watch as the Windsor History Museum transforms into a wonderland of lights, holiday activities and fun!
Be sure to be in line by 7:30 p.m. to get your professional photo captured with Santa. Boardwalk Park and Windsor Lake, 100 N 5th St, Windsor, CO
Krampus Nacht⎪Have you been naughty or nice this year? Join us in the taproom for Krampus Nacht! We’ll have both Krampus AND Santa here to take pictures with! We’ll have a holiday vendor market with local vendors to shop. There will be a costume contest for best holiday outfit, and of course, very fine ale.
Bring toys to donate to Toys for Tots! 6-10pm. Loveland Aleworks, 118 West 4th Street, Loveland, CO
Wreath Making Workshop with The Flower Gypsy⎪Join for a hands on wreath making workshop with The Flower Gypsy! All materials will be provided to create a holiday wreath. Enjoy a cupcake and a hot drink from The Cupcake Gypsies while you create a beautiful wreath for your holiday decorating! The Cupcake Gypsies, 415 North Cleveland Avenue Loveland, CO
Holiday Open House at Buckhorn Llama Co.⎪Llots of holiday goodies for the young, and young at heart. Hope to see many of you this Saturday, December 3 at our Holiday Open House from 10-3. Buckhorn Llama, 8857 Llama Ranch Road , Loveland, CO
Christmas Charcuterie Class⎪Join us for a fun girls night drinking wine + making Christmas charcuterie boards!
Is there anything better than Christmas time?? Yep – Christmas time, charcuterie boards, and wine!!
Come join us for a fun night at the beautiful Evok Noco space, learning how to make your own charcuterie board. Our class will consist of a 2 hour workshop creating a Christmas themed charcuterie board featuring Hannah from Noco Graze! Heidi from One Hope Wine will be providing wine (or a non alcoholic drink) and selling wine. 10% of the proceeds will go to a local charity! How awesome. 🙂
What’s included in your ticket?
- All materials & ingredients to make charcuterie board
- Take home box for each participant
- One glass of wine (or non alcoholic drink)
- Tips and tricks to become “the hostess with the mostess” at your next gathering
- Beautiful spots for photos
- Making new noco girlfriends!
- A fun filled christmas night
- Evok Noco, 507 Cowan Street Fort Collins, CO 80524
Santa’s Little Helpers⎪Come on down on Saturday, December 3 for our Santa’s Little Helpers theme night! We’ll have holiday drink specials, a live DJ, and much more.
Dress up and have a good time with us. 8pm-midnight. Wicked Tequila Room, 123 E 4th St, Loveland, CO
Sunday, December 4
Santa and Pups Photo Event⎪Ho, ho ho! Santa is coming!!!
Bring your furry friends over to meet Santa on the North Pole, er… North Patio and get free photos of your pup (and the family)!
Whether your dog has been a good girl or boy or a feliz naughty dog this year, Santa will be happy to hear what’s on their gift list, scratch them behind the ears and reward them with a treat! The weather looks good so far, but we’ll have the heaters on hand in case it gets chilly and you want to have lunch with your pup on the patio after the photos.
This is a free event, but please RSVP (just once for your whole group) so we can get a good idea on how many participants we’ll have. Ginger and Baker, 359 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Holiday Gift Festival⎪The biggest and best annual holiday craft fair in Northern Colorado. The Fort Collins Holiday Gift Festival is a curated marketplace featuring an enormous array of fine arts, handmade crafts, delectable food, home décor, and unique holiday gifts. Shoppers will find a vast array of amazing high quality gifts that are locally made. This fun and unique shopping experience can be enjoyed by the whole family. Admission is free and there is a holiday concert starting at noon. Don’t miss this one of a kind shopping experience on Sunday December 4th from 11am-5pm. Northside Aztlan Community Center 112 E Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO
Holiday Wreath Workshop⎪It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we are celebrating that by making wreaths and sipping beer! Your ticket includes all the materials needed to construct and design a holiday wreath as well as a beer to fuel your creative juices!
Space is limited, all ticket sales are final.
Three dates/times available because we plan to space out and social distance with a maximum of 15 people per class. Loveland Aleworks, 118 West 4th Street, Loveland, CO
Chili Cook Off⎪10 Chili Samples + 1 Sky Bear Pint for $15! You will also vote to help decide our top 3 winners! Purchase tickets in advance through our bartenders , online or at the door day of. Sky Bear Brewery and Pub, 272 E 5th St, Loveland, CO
Wild Posies Holiday Wreath Workshop⎪Join Alex of Wild Posies for a fun afternoon of wreath making! Kick the Holiday Season off right!Tickets are $50 per person
– brief demo & professional instruction
– lovely variety of fresh winter greenery
– dried florals & wreath materials
– floristry tools
– light snacks
– first beer included in ticket
– community connection and a fun time! 2-4pm. Crow Hop Brewing Co, 214 E 4th St, Loveland, CO
Mythmaker Brewing First Annual Holiday Market⎪Join us for the first annual Mythmaker Holiday Market! Sip and shop with local vendors from all different categories. Mythmaker Brewing, 1035 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO
Fiesta Fundraiser⎪Join us for a wonderful evening full of culture, dance lessons followed by salsa dancing, Mexican tapas, drinks, an auction and more.
It’s time to party friends! Come celebrate our fifth anniversary with us in the Agave Room, above the Río Grande Restaurant! Dress in your favorite holiday outfit and dance the night away for a great cause!
Alianza NORCO is an immigrant-led and immigrant-serving community organization that is rooted in the values of compassion, dignity, empowerment, and social justice. We provide resource guidance, immigration legal services, and driver’s license navigation to individuals and families throughout Colorado. These programs lead us to organize and advocate for immigrant-related issues at the local, state, and national level.
Your ticket includes delicious Mexican tapas, a free alcoholic beverage, a salsa lesson followed by salsa dancing, a silent auction, and tons of fun! Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant , 143 West Mountain Avenue Fort Collins, CO
The Foothills Pops Band Presents “Christmas Favorites” Directed by Casey Cropp⎪The Foothills Pops Band presents “Christmas Favorites” directed by Casey Cropp. Come hear a well known favorite, “Sleigh Ride” and “Let the Bells Ring” which is based on the “Ukrainian Bell Carol”. There are several other wonderful arrangements including “Auld Lang Syne” that was recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. And, as an added musical surprise, you’ll hear several smaller ensembles performing fun holiday arrangements!
Tickets are available at $8 each. You can purchase tickets at the door or at 970-491-ARTS (2787) or at the link above.