EDITOR’S NOTES: These activities are ONLY events near Lyons in the FRONT RANGE, plus the traditional major DENVER area light shows. == We normally only list the “Lights” events, but due to the shortage of supplies of gift items in stores, due to shipping problems, and increased prices this year, we are also listing the “Craft Fair” events. == Most entrance tickets must be purchased before you arrive, in order to maintain social distancing. And people need to wear masks.
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Lyons Craft Fair, and Parade/Fireworks
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On-going Month of December
DENVER: December – month – 16th Street Mall in Denver – 8 events during the month (shopping specials Nov. 27th, Small Business Day) SEE ALL EVENTS HERE:
FIREWORKS in DENVER – New Year’s Eve
As of Dec. 20th, they are still on. Please confirm before going downtown. — The firework shows will begin at 9 p.m. and midnight to help ring in 2022. (start at 11:45 p.m.)
The identical firework displays will be synched to a music playlist from live DJs along the mall running from 8 p.m. to midnight. Each firework show will run for about eight minutes and can be viewed anywhere along the mall. There is nothing like seeing them directly overhead, as you stand on the 16th Street Mall, near the tower.
November 14 – December, 5 – 9 p.m. Loveland’s Winter Wonderlights, Chapungu Sculpture Park. Guests will be mesmerized as they stroll through the north end of the sculpture park, lighted and transformed for the holidays, including illuminated statutes, and 30-minute music and light show . ==They have three more live nights with performances, vendors, as well as Santa and live reindeer on these nights: Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and 11. Free, but Canned food donations to support the Loveland Food Bank will be accepted on weekend
November 22 – January 2 = Zoo Lights, Denver. With two million LED lights sparkling over 80 acres and delights around every corner, Zoo Lights is Denver’s wildest holiday gathering. including nightly ice-carving demonstrations. outdoor animal viewing during Zoo Lights is limited to cold-weather species. Note, gates will close at 3 p.m., and guests will be asked to leave by 5 p.m., at which time ZOO Lights attendees may enter. $10-25
Denver Botanic Gardens (must pre-purchase tickets): 2 locations –
==Nov. 19 – Jan. 8, 4:30 – 9 p.m. Gardens, 1007 York St. Celebrate the holiday season at Blossoms of Light™, a dazzling and ever-changing display of light and color. A 30 year tradition. New this year! Don’t miss the spectacular new lighting feature in the O’Fallon Perennial Walk: a 200-foot-long, 17-foot-tall tunnel of animated lights, right at the start of the path. $10-15
==Nov. 26 – Dec 25, 5 – 8:30 p.m. – Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton, CO. Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms takes you along a winding path glistening with lights that illuminate the Colorado countryside! The glow of lights can be seen for miles. Some music. The main path is a mile, but there is a shorter path you can take. $10-15
Craft Fairs and Special Programs
November 26 – Estes Park Annual “Catch the Glow” Parade, 5:30 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. Each year as many as 20,000 people line Elkhorn Avenue to “Catch the Glow”, as well as spend the afternoon visiting Santa and strolling through downtown Estes Park. The parade features more than 40 units, including hand crafted floats from the Town of Estes Park and nonprofits, marching bands, fire trucks and other specialty vehicles. ===Estes Transit will provide free trolley service from 12 p.m. noon, until 8 p.m. starting at the Estes Park Visitor Center (free parking garage)
November 27 – SHOP LOCAL BUSINESSES DAY (Nationwide Event) Many Lyons businesses will have specials going on!
November 27 – 2-6 p.m., Main Stage Brewing, Lyons, Holiday Market (eg, crafts, jewelry). And, Jake Leg Band, live music.
November 27, 9-5p.m., Nov 28, 10-4p.m. – Craft Fair at American Legion in Estes Park
December 11, 4 p.m. – Longmont BIKE LIGHTS Parade.
December 4 -3 p.m. – The Holiday Show! Longmont. Location: Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd. – The Longmont Museum’s holiday tradition is back in person! Join us for songs of the season and holiday cheer from some of the finest musicians and performers in the region, including the Rocky Mountain Ringers, the Boulder Klezmer Consort, and Hazel Miller and the Collective. The matinee performance will be preceded by a special Santa reception with cookies and hot cocoa at 2 p.m. There will be a cash bar with a signature holiday drink for both the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Holiday Show performances . $15-20
December 5, 1-4 p.m. – Boulder County LGBT – The 21st annual Lavender Gala will be held virtually again this year. Participants can expect to mix and mingle in a breakout group trivia competition from 2-3 p.m. and dance to music with DJ Susie Pringle, in between interactive games from 3-4 p.m. Prizes and giveaways throughout. Register.
December 5, 9-5 p.m. Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway: Artesian craft fair. Cost $10; includes a free coffee or hot chocolate, and an ornament.
December 12, 11-5 p.m. – Boulder Holiday Gift Festival: location: Mapleton Center YMCA
2850 Mapleton Ave, Boulder, CO The 17th annual Boulder Holiday Gift Festival is Boulder’s biggest and best Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. This year this is the only “holiday” craft fair of the entire year happening in Boulder.
December 11-12 Sat – Sun, 10-5 p.m. – Handcrafted Holiday Market. location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO = We are excited to announce the Handcrafted Holiday Market’s return! With 30+ local artisans and no admission fee for shoppers, we hope the 2021 market will be our best event yet.