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2017 Holiday Christmas things to do in Fort Collins // Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, REALTOR

 

WhenNov 18 – Dec 28, 2017
WhereFront Range Village Shopping Center 2720 Council Tree Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 (map)
DescriptionAkinz is bringing a taste of Old Town to the south side this holiday season with a Pop Up & Maker Shop space featuring more than 15 local makers and artisans. Our Akinz satellite location will also feature exclusive product lines and will be your a one-stop shop for selecting unique, quality handmade goods for everyone on your list. What you can expect to find: -- Clothing & accessories from Akinz -- Original art, prints & products from Art by Faren -- All-natural hand-made herbal products from Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary -- Wood burned plaques, art prints & kitchen utensils from Jill Anne Designs -- Hand picked vintage finds from Lily & Milly Vintage by Emma Elizabeth Payton -- Fresh ground spices, hand crafted cocoa, coffee & more from Old Town Spice Shop -- Art & hand painted enamelware from June Poppies Designs -- Aromatherapy & bath & body from Vine and Bloom Apothecary -- Ocean Inspired Resin Art from Brianne Janae Photography -- Mustache Wax, soap & Beard Oil from Dr. Seth's Mustache Wax -- Mustards & Hot Sauce from Rocky Mountain Mustard Company -- Upcycled Wood Furniture & Clocks from Whim ReCyclery -- Art & Prints from Jessica Crouch -- Fiber arts & jewelry from Melina Bernhardt -- Art prints & photography from Wesley Sam-Bruce -- Art, pins & patches from January Began by Patrick Richardson -- Art, cards, and holiday gifts from Brown Paper Bunny -- More artists coming soon! Find us at 2720 Council Tree Ave, Suite 106 Hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 7pm Sun: 11am - 6pm

 

 

2017 Holiday Christmas things to do in Fort Collins // Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, REALTOR

 

 Winter Wonderlights at Loveland Chapungu Sculpture Park (with a visit from the princesses of FROZEN this Saturday!)

WhenSat, November 18, 5pm – Sun, January 7, 2018, 9pm
WhereChapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO 80538, USA (map)
DescriptionWinter Wonderlights will take place from November 18, 2017 through January 7, 2018 at the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Highway 34 and Interstate 25. Each night from 5-9 PM, visitors will revel in holiday string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes, illuminated African stone sculptures, the only 20’ LED mappable Christmas Tree in the state and 30-minute music and light shows. In addition to nightly lighting attractions, special weekend programming at the winter event from 5-9 PM Saturdays and 5-7 PM Sundays includes: Colorado’s largest inflatable igloo, weekend food and retail vendors, and exceptional performances sprinkled throughout the event calendar. The event is free and open to the public. Canned food donations are suggested to benefit the Larimer County Food Bank. http://www.visitlovelandco.org/winterwonderlights/

 

 

2017 Holiday Christmas things to do in Fort Collins // Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, REALTOR

 

 A Christmas Story, The Musical

WhenThursday, Dec 7, 2017
DescriptionBack by popular demand after a record-breaking sold-out run last season! Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, the story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and even bigger wish for Christmas. A leg lamp, pink bunny pajamas, and a triple-dog-dare are just a few of the obstacles between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Capturing the seasonal wonder with heartfelt hilarious songs, show-stopping dancing, delicious wit, and a heart of gold, the whole family will love this rollicking holiday musical!

 Storytime with Santa in Downtown Fort Collins

WhenThu, December 7, 11:30am – 12:30pm
WhereClothes Pony & Dandelion Toys, 111 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA (map)
DescriptionNovember 24th - December 22nd on Thursdays and Fridays at 11:30am

 

 

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 Visit Santa in Downtown Fort Collins

WhenWed, December 6, 12pm – 6pm
WhereOld Town Square Fort Collins (map)
DescriptionThe 2017 holiday season is upon us and as is tradition, Jolly Old Saint Nick will return to his Holiday Workshop located in Old Town Square on Saturday, November 18th! November 18th - December 17th: Wednesday through Sunday from Noon - 6pm December 19th - December 24th: Every Day from Noon - 6pm. Closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve

 

 

2017 Holiday Christmas things to do in Fort Collins // Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, REALTOR

WhenThu, December 7, 4pm – 9pm
WhereOld Town Fort Collins (map)
DescriptionCarriage Rides per couple $30 Carriage Rides for 2 with Dessert $37 Carriage Rides for 4 with Dessert $45 Wagon Ride for up to 16 people $60/ ½ hour $100/hour Display Sleighs for your Holiday Party $125/day

 

 

 

2017 Holiday Christmas things to do in Fort Collins // Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, REALTOR

  

WhenThu, December 7, 5pm – 9pm
Where2351 BUSCH DRIVE FORT COLLINS, CO 80524 (map)
DescriptionLIGHTING CEREMONY Join us at the brewery on November 16th as former Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey flips the switch and officially kicks off the 2017 Brewery Lights celebration. COMPLIMENTARY BEER Every guest 21+ will receive a wristband good for four 6 oz. samples of beer, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top, Stella Artois and a variety of seasonal selections. S’MORES SQUARE Cozy up with friends and roast some s’mores over an open fire. Family-size s’mores kits and hot chocolate will be available for purchase on-site. FOOD IN THE BIERGARTEN Enjoy a variety of hot menu items, including a bowl of beer chili, burritos (with shredded beef or chicken, beans and cheese), veggie wraps and chicken tenders. Various dessert options, including vanilla porter cookie dough balls, dessert pretzels and hot chocolate, will also be available. HOLIDAY TREE MAZE With over a hundred trees, our one-of-a-kind tree maze is back and even better. DIGITAL LIGHT SHOW Don’t miss one of our festive digital light shows synchronized to holiday music. NEWLY EXPANDED FAMILY ZONE With arts and crafts, a 30-foot inflatable snowman and $1 train rides (5 and younger are FREE). *CLOSED FOR THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS: THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY. **BREWERY LIGHTS WILL ALSO BE OPEN ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH AND WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH.

 

 

Things to do in Fort Collins this weekend, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor | Real Estate & Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, Realtor 

 

WhenDec 8 – 10, 2017
WhereThe Lincoln Center 417 W Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 (map)
DescriptionCanyon Concert Ballet presents their 36th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet. With a dazzling score by Tchaikovsky performed by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, this is a rare chance to see a classical ballet accompanied by a live, full orchestra in Fort Collins. This iconic holiday story is sure to please audiences of all ages with mystery, battles, and beautiful ballerinas in sparkling tutus. "The Nutcracker" follows a young girl, Clara, through her adventures on Christmas Eve during a party visited by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. Life size dolls and toy soldiers create an evening that grows even more fantastical as she falls asleep and witnesses toy soldiers battling mice and rats. A journey through the Land of Snow leads her to a world led by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, and filled with dancing candies and sweets performing for her and her soldier prince. This event offers multiple performances over the course of three days, including: Friday, December 8, 7 pm Saturday, December 9, 2 pm AND 7 pm Sunday, December 10, 2 pm AND 7 pm Please select your preferred date when purchasing your online tickets. http://www.lctix.com/ccb-nutcracker-2017

 

 

2017 Holiday Christmas things to do in Fort Collins // Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, REALTOR

 

WhenFriday, Dec 8, 2017
WhereBath Garden Center and Nursery, 2000 E Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA (map)
DescriptionFridays from 2-5:30 pm Saturdays from 11- 3:30 pm

 

 

 

2017 Holiday Christmas things to do in Fort Collins // Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, REALTOR

 

WhenSat, December 9, 8:30am – 10:30am
WhereHeart of the Rockies Christian Church 6501 Brittany St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 (map)
DescriptionPANCAKES with SANTA! All you can eat pancakes, sausages, juice, milk & coffee for only $5 before the event / $7 day of event. Kids 5 and under are FREE! We will have Santa available for photos and our lines are short! For over sixteen years, Kids at Heart has been re-spiriting families. Our Fundango, Camp Teen Fundango, and Camp Fundango programs have been providing children with the chance to build relationships with other children in adoptive, foster and kinship families. We also provide opportunities for kids to participate in meaningful activities that increase their skills and resources. Respite care is a key part of the post-placement services often needed by adoptive, foster, and kinship families that help support placement stability and permanency. Saturday, December 9th 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Heart of the Rockies Christian Church 6501 Brittany Street Fort Collins, CO 80525 All proceeds go directly to Kids at Heart. Questions? (970) 223-1230 or Email: director@kidsatheartfundango.org http://kidsatheartfundango.org/

 

 

 

2017 Holiday Christmas things to do in Fort Collins // Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, REALTOR

 

WhenFri, December 8, 12pm – 8pm
WhereSweetheart City Winery, 5500 West Highway 34, Loveland, CO (map)
Description"A Taste of Italy" is showing at the Sweetheart City Winery through December. The original oil paintings are inspirations from a painting trip to Tuscany.

 

 

Things to do in Fort Collins this weekend, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor | Real Estate & Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath, Realtor

 

WhenSat, December 9, 9am – 10am
WhereBiergarten @ Anheuser-Busch Brewery (map)
DescriptionCalling all Ugly Sweaters… We want to see your most hideous, outrageous, bulky and unforgettable UGLY sweater running the Sweaty Sweater Race. This is an event for everyone, whether you are walking with friends, running for an award or even prancing towards the finish line for beer and hot chocolate. 

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 Frozen Princess Morning

WhenSat, December 9, 11pm – Sun, December 10, 12am
WhereWindsor Community Recreation Center, 250 11th St, Windsor, CO 80550, USA (map)
DescriptionCome have coco, cookies and make a craft with the Frozen sisters! Recommended for ages 3-8. Register by calling the Windsor Rec Center at 970-674-3500. $25 per child, must accompany children.