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 15
Downtown Loveland Ugly Sweater Holiday Bar Crawl⎪Join us in downtown Loveland on Thursday, December 15th from 6pm-10pm for the Ugly Sweater Holiday Bar Crawl! The crawl kicks off at Scripted Bar and Kitchen, and includes multiple stops around downtown Loveland and holiday drink specials at participating locations! Ugly sweaters are highly encouraged! If any downtown Loveland bars would like to participate please reach out to Scripted Bar & Kitchen! Scripted Bar & Kitchen, 285 E 3rd St, Loveland, CO
Friday, December 16
Deck the Paws⎪Come join Bounce Animal Rescue for our annual Deck the Paws holiday event! The event will be held on December 16 from 5-8pm at Maxline Brewing.
Even if you’re not in a position to adopt, come support us by grabbing a beer! Proceeds raised from the debut of Ruff Day IPA, a collaboration between Maxline and CSUVTH, will directly benefit Bounce Animal Rescue. 5-8pm. Maxline Brewing, 2724 McClelland Dr #190, Fort Collins, CO
Holiday Whobilation⎪It’s a Holiday Whobilation and we’ve elected the NoCo Green Dude as our Holiday Cheermeister! Get those cameras ready and join us for some Grinch-style fun starting at 6pm. Old Colorado Brewing Company, 3700 W Cleveland Ave, Wellington, CO
Live Music at Sweetheart Winery ⎪Join us for jazz night with Bobby Wiens! Sip wine and take in the sounds of this Denver-based swinging piano trio.
No tickets required. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and fills up fast. 5:30-7:30pm. Sweet Heart Winery, 5500 W US-34, Loveland, CO
Saturday, December 17
Holiday Winter Farmers Markets⎪Looking for a great gift? Or want to serve a local feast? Or you just want your daily break and coffee made by local producers. The Winter Farmers Market has it all with over 100 farmers, growers, ranchers, makers, producers, artisans and more! Tag a friend and join in the fun together. 10am-3pm. Foothills Mall, 215 East Foothills Parkway Fort Collins, CO
Winterfest Market⎪1st Annual Winterfest Market in Timnath. Come out and shop local artisans and vendors. 4750 Signal Tree Dr, Fort Collins, CO
Sipping With Succulents⎪Enjoy our tropical indoor beer garden while planting your very own succulent pot and sipping on a select beverage from High Hops or The Heart! $50 ticket includes hands on help from our knowledgeable staff, 4 plants, soil and a clay pot. All attendees must be 21+. The Windsor Gardener, 6461 Colorado 392 Windsor, CO
Wine and Charcuterie Tasting Event⎪Take a wine journey through California and Colorado with four different wines, personally selected with consult between you and your wine educator. Your wines will be matched up with a delicious, locally produced charcuterie plate. Learn about Blanchard Family Wines while you ask questions, discuss wine analysis, and pairing options. Blanchard Family Wines – Fort Collins 234 North College Avenue #a3 Fort Collins, CO
Prost Fort Collins’ Ugly Sweater Party⎪Join us Saturday, December 17 for an all day ugly sweater party! Come wearing an ugly sweater to be entered into our raffle! We will be giving away beer, merch, and more!
Tag us on social media and we will pick the best ugly sweater winner for extra giveaways! Starts at noon. Prost Brewing, 1510 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Ugly Sweater Dance Party⎪Join us in the brewhouse for a holiday dance party celebration! Dawn your ugliest holiday sweater and dance the night away with DJ Too Tall Chico. There will be a contest for best ugliest sweater, so don’t hold back! Loveland Aleworks, 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO
Sunday, December 18
Ginger and Baker 2nd Annual Holiday Market⎪Finish your Holiday Shopping with local makers at our Ginger and Baker Second Annual Holiday Market. Ginger and Baker, 359 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO
Make and Paint Holiday Gnomes and Gmimosa Bar⎪With a little Flingin’ Pots instruction, you’ll make and paint a 6″ ceramic gnome. Starting from a slab of clay, students will contruct a gnome body, hat band and decorative embellishments. Flingin’ Pots will fire and glaze gnomes at their studio and bring them back to the Wine Project for pick up a month later. Ticket includes a glass of wine or pass through the mimosa bar. 11am-1pm. The OBC Wine Project, 824 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Holiday Sip and Shop⎪Come join local vendors for some unique holiday gifts. Noon-6pm. The Coast 254 Linden Street Fort Collins, CO
Stem and Roots Emporium Terrarium⎪Enjoy an evening building a winter/xmas themed terrarium while drinking good beer! The ticket includes 1 free drink ticket on any beverage up to a $7 value, 1 terrarium with 3 succulents and 4 decorations to transform your terrarium into a christmas or winter wonderland! The Emporium Sports Bar 925 South Taft Hill Road Fort Collins, CO
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest⎪Join us on December 18th from 2-4 pm for our Gingerbread House Competition at Intersect Brewing!
The event will be ticketed; tickets will be $25 per gingerbread house with a maximum of 5 decorators. Two pints are also included in the ticket price. Each group will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to construct and decorate their houses, followed by 30 minutes for judging and awards. The team with the best and most imaginative gingerbread house will win some sweet prizes courtesy of Intersect Brewing. There is also a special prize for the best-worst Christmas sweater worn, so dig it out from the bottom of your dresser!!
We will supply the basic house building supplies and the liquid courage, while you provide the vision. Feel free to bring any extras you’d like to include to make your design truly unique. All decorations MUST be edible. 2-4pm. Intersect Brewing 2160 West Drake Road #a1 Fort Collins, CO
Wreath Making Workshop⎪Begin your celebration of the holiday season with a fun wreath making workshop.
This is a hand tied wreath using fresh greens and willow sustainably and locally harvested. You will also learn bow tying.
A variety of fresh evergreen boughs, sustainably gathered.
Willow needed to create a wreath base.
Necessary floristry tools you need, including clippers and wire.
Decorations, bows and dried florals. 3833 Starlite Drive Fort Collins, CO
Handel’s Messiah⎪Quite likely the most beloved choral work of all time, Handel’s Messiah, has been performed annually all over the world since its premiere in Dublin in 1742. We will present the Complete “Messiah” this December, giving Colorado audiences an inspiring and exhilarating experience of this magnificent work! Joining the professional chorus/orchestra are some of the country’s premier Baroque soloists from right here in Colorado and around the country! As Handel said, “I should be sorry if I only entertained them, I wished to make them better.” This is one you won’t want to miss! Griffin Concert Hall, UCA 1400 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO
Christmas Candlelight & Carols⎪Join with family and friends in December to ring in the holidays with a warm and memorable Sylvan Dale tradition… Christmas Candlelight and Carols!
Enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres, festive beverages, and music of the season performed by the Loveland Choral Society! There will also be a cash bar, offering domestic and craft beers and wine.
For Details and Reservations:
Call (970) 667-3915
Seating Times: 4:30pm & 7:00pm
Cost: $50 per person
Sylvan Dale Ranch, 2939 N Co Rd 31D