NOTE: This page has been updated 12/2/21 — mainly to state that the fireworks have been cancelled, and to show a list of the types of crafts/and art that will be for sale.
LYONS ARTISAN MARKET December 4 – 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lyons Elementary School. Yes, this is what we have called the CHRISTMAS or HOLIDAY BAZAAR! The Town has changed the name!
A wide variety of quality crafts, jewelry, pottery, glass, and textile arts will be found at this event. What’s more, it’s a great opportunity to find unique holiday gifts and accessories.
In 2019, over 1,300 shoppers attended the Market! Each media type is represented by percentage, to ensure that no one category saturates the market.
We had such an amazing amount of interest from vendors the last few years, we added a “jury review” to provide our patrons with the absolute best and most unique handcrafted fair. This is a Lyons tradition not to be missed!
Santa Claus will also be making a visit on both days from 2 pm – 4 pm.
Masks will be required at all times while inside at the event, with the exception of in the cafeteria where the HS Choir will be selling chili for lunch. All attendees will follow current Boulder County and school district Covid-19 guidelines.
Due to the rise in COVID infections, the Lyons Redstone Museum will not have its traditional booth this weekend. Instead, they will open the museum’s doors from 10- 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5. The museum is located behind the school gym — go on to 4th Street and walk toward the High St. parking lot. Lots of Christmas decor, cards, and more. Including all-season nick-knacks and 100s of books, including local and Front Range history books. Plus home-baked snacks.
LIST OF ITEMS: **wood products, kitchen items, upcycled items, wreaths, plant decor, crochet, baked goods, jewelry, stained glass, bags, children items, tissue boxes, hats, masks, balaclavas, jams, birdseed wreaths, pet bandanas, coffee beans and products, clay art, soaps, flower pressed in resin, artwork on bags, fleece hats, fabric jewelry, pottery, wool mittens, paintings, paper goods, functional pottery, knives, dog collars, pillow cases, aprons, honey products, skin care, bath booms, resin jewelry, scarves, and more!
===All are handmade in America! nothing mass produced! (note this list may change due to COVID precautions by the artists).**
Parade of Lights, Fireworks
HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS, December 4, 6:30 p.m. / Fireworks have been cancelled due to Fire/Drought Warnings.
The bright glow of the holidays is once again coming to the Town of Lyons with the Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday. The parade begins at 6:30 pm, along east end of Main St near 2nd Avenue (which is closed for the parade); and will turn around on to High Street (not the traditional route down Broadway).
It will be filled with illuminated, colorful floats, many of which will be decorated in the theme of this year’s parade: “Winter Around the World”. Also, tentatively the announcement of Float Winners will be at the Vasquez Stage.
Due to the current high drought ratings and fire restrictions, this is cancelled.
“Never Fail” home-made fudge and cupcakes will be available for purchase by the Lyons Redstone Museum, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the corner of MAIN Street and 4th (NOT at the traditional spot by the Visitor Center).
Note, the High School Choir will be selling chili at the Artisan Market.
Due to the rise in COVID cases in the state of Colorado: The Lyons Community Church has cancelled it’s chili social in their hall on Main Street. And The River Church will NOT be serving hot chocolate and cookies in Sandstone Park. However, the local restaurants will be open, and there are plenty of seats outside on their patio’s from which to see the Parade pass by.
Santa will be at BOTH the Artisan Market (both days, 2 – 4 p.m.); and the Parade (at the end of the procession).
And don’t forget to stroll down Lyons’ Main Street, any evening, to enjoy the lights, as well as in LaVern Johnson and Sandstone Park lit up with cheerful holiday lights! And, shop local! Support your neighbors… and your Town’s economy.