Northern Colorado is primped and primed for an outstanding 2019 Holiday Season! We have so many suggestions for holiday fun, there won’t be a moment to rest between now and Christmas! There is something for everyone - families, couples, singles, pets -- you name it!
Get your jingle bells on and check out our Ultimate NoCo Holiday Events Guide - you’re sure to find one of the MBD elves at some of these fun stops!
Thanksgiving Day Trots and Races - Fort Collins & Greeley, CO
You can burn some calories before you stuff yourself with all the turkey and trimmings! Both Fort Collins and Greeley will host their own Turkey Trot Races. You can register for the Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run here: http://www.fctdayrun.com/ and the Greeley event here: https://ncmcfoundation.org/event/ncmc-turkey-trot-2k5k-fun-runwalk/
Greeley Lights the Night Parade - Greeley, CO
This lighted holiday parade kicks of the Christmas season in downtown Greeley! There will be over 70 lighted parade floats that will lead revelers through downtown Greeley to Lincoln Park where the holiday light switch will be thrown! Make plans to attend this fun, FREE event!
Wellington Carriage Rides - Wellington, CO
The city of Wellington will help you get into the holiday spirit by offering carriage rides throughout the holiday season. Rides are $5 a person (kids under 12 are free). The fun goes from 5:00-7:00PM on weekends.
Cookie Decorating at Old Colorado Brewing Co - Wellington, CO
Simply Cakes will be set up in the Old Colorado Brewing Company’s taproom to teach you how to decorate a variety of holiday cookies and treats!
Santa’s Reindeer Return to Bath Garden Center - Fort Collins, CO
Make plans to meet up with Santa’s back up reindeer at the Bath Garden Center in Fort Collins. They will be greeting visitors on three Saturdays throughout the month of December.
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop @ Studio Vino - Loveland, CO
Local florist Wild Posies will provide all the tools and supplies to create a beautiful fresh holiday wreath!
Parade of Lights Preview - Fort Collins, CO
What could be better than free entertainment? The Colorado State Marching Band will be putting their final preparations on their Parade of Lights performance. Pick a spot on the route and watch the band’s light filled practice parade!
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer Musical - Greeley, CO
Get your tickets early for this popular holiday show! Rudolph will be performed at the Union Colony Civic Theater:
Timnath Holiday Lighting Festival - Timnath, CO
Everyone is invited to help Timnath kick off the holiday season! There will be tons of holiday activities for you to partake in - and Christmas lights galore!
Homesteaders Holiday - Greeley, CO
This family friendly event benefits the Friends of the Greeley Museums. You’ll be able to tour festively decorated historical homes and enjoy activities for the entire family. Relive holidays from the past at this fun event!
Wellington’s Annual Christmas Parade of Lights -Wellington, CO
Make plans to attend Wellington’s Parade of Lights starting at 5:00PM. Santa Claus will be there to help kick off the holiday celebration! You can even promote your business in the parade!
Winter Maker’s Market @ New Belgium - Fort Collins, CO
Over 40 local vendors, hot drinks, food trucks, and live music will be set up from 11am-5pm at New Belgium! Word is Santa will be there too!
Windsor Wonderland - Windsor, CO
Santa Claus is coming to town! Windsor Wonderland will have holiday treats, live performances, a tree lighting ceremony and free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Johnstown Jingle - Johnstown, CO
Another town holiday celebration! There will be pictures with Santa, reindeer to meet, carolers to enjoy, holiday shopping, gingerbread houses and more!
A Christmas Nightmare Day @ Ice Rink at The Promenade Shops - Loveland, CO
It’s a Friday 13th Christmas Mash Up! Come skate, dressed up as your favorite character from everyone’s favorite Christmas Nightmare movie!
TUBA Christmas in Oak Street Plaza - Fort Collins, CO
This fun event has been a staple of downtown holiday celebrations since 1974. Come listen to a plethora of tubas, sousaphones, euphoniums and baritone horns play your holiday favorites!
Chocolate and Tequila Pairing @ Wicked Tequila - Loveland, CO
Yum! Two favorites - chocolate and tequila! Wicked Tequila Room will be partnering with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory from Estes Park for this fun and tasty event!
Light the Menorah - Greeley, CO
Chabad of Northern Colorado will be celebrating Hanukkah with the lighting of the Menorah on the 9th St. Plaza in downtown Greeley.
Menorah lighting and Chanukah Celebration - Fort Collins
Join in celebration with this Fort Collins tradition. The giant menorah will be lit in Old Town Square and will include Jewish holiday music and traditional Chanukah foods.
Crystal Ball 2019 - Estes Park
Ring in the New Year at the Stanley Hotel’s Crystal Ball celebration!
November 15-January 1 Winter Wonderlights - Loveland, CO
Celebrate the holidays in a new light! This walkable holiday attraction will be available for you to see throughout the holiday season. Stroll through the Chapungo Sculpture Park and marvel at all of the lights and tunnels. Weekends will include live entertainment and family friendly activities!
November 29-December 7 UCCC Festival of Trees - Greeley, CO
Join in a Greeley tradition and visit the 31st Annual Festival of Trees presented by the City of Greeley and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild. The beautiful tree displays are only part of the holiday fun served up at this event - there’s also a silent auction and other family friendly entertainment as well!
November 30-December 21 Downtown Winter Market - Loveland, CO
Get your holiday shopping done all in one spot, each weekend, November 30-December 21 in downtown Loveland, CO. The winter market runs from 3-7pm each Saturday.
December 6-8 Canyon Concert Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker” - Fort Collins, CO
Join the Canyon Concert Ballet troupe as they perform this holiday classic!
-Place a large dinner plate in the middle of a place mat.
-If soup is being served, a soup bowl is placed on top of the dinner plate.
-The fork is placed to the left of the plate.
-The knife and spoon are on the right. The knife is positioned directly next to the plate with the blade facing in. The spoon is right of the knife.
-Soup spoons can be found to the right of the beverage spoon.
-If salad is being served, include a smaller salad fork to the left of the dinner fork.
-And what’s dinner without bread? The bread plate is placed above the forks with a butter knife on top.
-Place the water glass directly above the knife.
-As for the napkin, placement is at the discretion of the host. Under the forks or between the dinner plate and bowl are two popular choices.
A formal place setting is very similar to the informal, just with a few more add-ons.
-Begin with the informal setting.
-Include a wine glass next to the water glass above the knife.
-A dessert spoon can be added to the right of the beverage spoon, a fork can be placed to the right of the dinner fork, both placed above the plate, or simply brought out with the course.
-To dress your table up a bit, add a charger beneath the dinner plate for extra flare.
As with any event, make it your own! The above instructions are simply guidelines and are not absolute rules. Feel free to create your own table setting that will make your table unforgettable.
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