Happy New Year, Northern Colorado! Wishing everyone in our beloved community a safe and prosperous 2018!

 

Happy New Year from the Gyrath Realty Group | Real Estate & Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a blog by Joanna Gyrath 

Ring in the new year with these great Northern Colorado events this weekend:

 

Things to do in Northern Colorado This Weekend, Events in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Eaton, Longmont, Berthoud, Wellington | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a Blog by Joanna Gyrath 

 Winter Wonderlights at Loveland Chapungu Sculpture Park
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/
 A Christmas Story, The Musical, at the Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins
WhenFriday, Dec 29, 2017
WhereMidtown Arts Center, 3750 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA (map)
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!
4:00pm
 Colorado Carriage and Wagon Rides in Old Town Fort Collins
WhenFri, December 29, 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
5:00pm
 Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights, FREE
WhenFri, December 29, 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.
5:00pm
 Garden of Lights
WhenFri, December 29, 5pm – 9pm
WhereGardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA (map)
DescriptionJoin us for one of Northern Colorado's best holiday traditions! Stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by hundreds of thousands of LED lights. Garden of Lights is OPEN 5-9 p.m. nightly through Jan. 7. Entertainment occurs every Friday, Sat, & Sun from 6-8 p.m. https://www.fcgov.com/gardens/programsspecial-events/special-events/garden-of-lights
5:30pm
 Zoo Lights
WhenFri, December 29, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
DescriptionDECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31 5:30 to 9 p.m. Denver Zoo will be closed Christmas day (December 25) Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo's campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Running December 1 until December 31, is one of Denver’s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues. https://www.facebook.com/events/910862389079272/

 

 

Things to do in Northern Colorado This Weekend, Events in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Eaton, Longmont, Berthoud, Wellington | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a Blog by Joanna Gyrath 

 Winter Wonderlights at Loveland Chapungu Sculpture Park
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/
 A Christmas Story, The Musical, at the Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins
WhenSaturday, Dec 30, 2017
WhereMidtown Arts Center, 3750 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA (map)
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!
9:00am
 Winter Farmers Market
WhenSat, December 30, 9am – 1pm
WhereOpera Galleria, Downtown Fort Collins, 123 N College Ave (map)
Description9am-1 pm, Nov 4 & 18 9am -3 pm, Dec 9, 16, 30 January 13, 27 February 10 & 24 March 10 & 24 April 7 https://nocofood.org/winter-market/
4:00pm
 Colorado Carriage and Wagon Rides in Old Town Fort Collins
WhenSat, December 30, 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
5:00pm
 Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights, FREE
WhenSat, December 30, 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.
5:00pm
 Garden of Lights
WhenSat, December 30, 5pm – 9pm
WhereGardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA (map)
DescriptionJoin us for one of Northern Colorado's best holiday traditions! Stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by hundreds of thousands of LED lights. Garden of Lights is OPEN 5-9 p.m. nightly through Jan. 7. Entertainment occurs every Friday, Sat, & Sun from 6-8 p.m. https://www.fcgov.com/gardens/programsspecial-events/special-events/garden-of-lights
5:30pm
 Zoo Lights
WhenSat, December 30, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
DescriptionDECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31 5:30 to 9 p.m. Denver Zoo will be closed Christmas day (December 25) Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo's campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Running December 1 until December 31, is one of Denver’s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues. https://www.facebook.com/events/910862389079272/
6:00pm
 A New York New Years Eve
WhenSat, December 30, 6pm – 9pm
WhereThe Cooking Studio Fort Collins 123 N College AveMain floor of the Opera Galleria Suite 130 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (map)
DescriptionDon't fight the crowds on Sunday Night (the real new years eve) - come downtown for your night out on Saturday Night and stay home and cozy on the real New Years Eve. Join us for a fun night of cooking New York style. We'll be making some New York favorites. It's much more interactive and fun than merely going out to dinner. The bonus? You will have the skills and recipes to recreate the dishes at home.

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 Things to do in Northern Colorado This Weekend, Events in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Eaton, Longmont, Berthoud, Wellington | Real Estate and Lifestyle in Northern Colorado, a Blog by Joanna Gyrath

 Winter Wonderlights at Loveland Chapungu Sculpture Park
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/
 A Christmas Story, The Musical, at the Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins
WhenSunday, Dec 31, 2017
WhereMidtown Arts Center, 3750 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA (map)
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!
7:00pm
 Chipper’s Lanes New Year’s Bash
WhenSun, December 31, 7pm – Mon, January 1, 2018, 11pm
WhereChipper's Lanes (217 West Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO) (map)
DescriptionRing in the new year with your family and friends at Chipper’s Lanes! Bring the kids to our early party at the Horsetooth location from 7 PM – 10 PM, and keep the fun rolling all night from 10 PM to 2 AM at the North College location! Costume contests, prizes & giveaways, champagne, cuisine, party favors, and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/308546322979597/
4:00pm
 Colorado Carriage and Wagon Rides in Old Town Fort Collins
WhenSun, December 31, 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
5:00pm
 First Night Fort Collins, FREE
WhenSun, December 31, 5:00pm – 9:30pm
WhereDowntown Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO 80524 (map)
DescriptionMake plans to be Downtown on New Year’s Eve for First Night Fort Collins! This FREE, non-alcoholic, family-oriented, arts-based celebration attracts an all-ages audience to 30+ performances at 7 venues throughout Downtown. Kick off your evening in Old Town Square at 5:00pm followed by the Kids’ Countdown at 5:30pm. Cap off an amazing night with a fireworks display presented by UCHealth at 9:30pm! Visit FirstNightFoCo.com for the full entertainment schedule and to learn more!
5:00pm
 Garden of Lights
WhenSun, December 31, 5pm – 9pm
WhereGardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA (map)
DescriptionJoin us for one of Northern Colorado's best holiday traditions! Stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by hundreds of thousands of LED lights. Garden of Lights is OPEN 5-9 p.m. nightly through Jan. 7. Entertainment occurs every Friday, Sat, & Sun from 6-8 p.m. https://www.fcgov.com/gardens/programsspecial-events/special-events/garden-of-lights
5:30pm
 Zoo Lights
WhenSun, December 31, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
DescriptionDECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31 5:30 to 9 p.m. Denver Zoo will be closed Christmas day (December 25) Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo's campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Running December 1 until December 31, is one of Denver’s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues. https://www.facebook.com/events/910862389079272/
6:00pm
 New Years Eve at the Cooking Studio in Fort Collins
WhenSun, December 31, 6pm – 9pm
WhereThe Cooking Studio Fort Collins 123 N College AveMain floor of the Opera Galleria Suite 130 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (map)
DescriptionSay goodbye to 2017 in style! Join us for a fun night of cooking and eating. It's much more interactive and fun than merely going out to dinner. The bonus? You will have the skills and recipes to recreate the dishes at home.
7:30pm
 NoCo New Year’s Eve “Midnight Ball” - Cost $75
WhenSun, December 31, 7:30pm – Mon, January 1, 2018, 12:30am
WhereFort Collins Hilton (map)
DescriptionMy Big Day Events and the newly renovated Hilton, Fort Collins present: “NoCo New Year’s Eve, Midnight Ball” December 31st, 2017 – 7:30pm Tickets Include: *2 Drink tickets per person *Tasty hors d’oeuvres *DJ *Dancing *Happy Hour priced Signature Cocktails *Champagne Toast at midnight *Photo Ops *Desserts *Discount room rates at the Hilton Fort Collins (just $95) *Optional Childcare (for a nominal fee for kids ages 2+) *A donation to The Food Bank for Larimer County http://www.noconewyearseve.com/