Sleigh bells are ringing, Christmas cookies are baking, and it’s time to start making those gift wish lists! In the middle of the holiday parties, Christmas shopping, busyness that comes with this time of year, take the time to celebrate the joy of the holiday season with these 5 fun Christmas events in Northern Colorado!
1. 2017 Jingle Bell Run 5k
Sunday, December 3, 2017
The Ranch Event Complex
Pull out your running shoes and raise money for the Arthritis Foundation while you walk or run this fun holiday-themed 5k! Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces to spread Christmas joy with every step you take in those 3.1 miles. It’s a great way to burn off those extra Christmas cookie calories while supporting a good cause and having a good time doing it!
November 24 – December 2, 2017
Union Colony Civic Center
701 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Walk into a winter wonderland of beautifully decorated trees for the 19th annual Festival of Trees inside the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley. Don’t miss Candy Cane Lane with trees decorated with ornaments created by people competing for the Kids’ Choice ribbon! There are merry musicians, talking Christmas trees and all sorts of special events, like the Silver Bells Social, the Whoville Holiday Seussabration, the Teddy Bear Bash, and the Sip & Shop Ladies Night Out.
3. Magical Winter Knights
December 29 & 30, 2017
Budweiser Events Center
5290 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538
Celebrate the Christmas holiday with this brand new event is coming to the Budweiser Events Center, combining a renaissance festival, a medieval festival, a fantasy faire, and a combat sporting event. Browse the medieval marketplace for artisan crafts, dine on a delicious feast with the King and Queen, then sit on the edge of your seat as you cheer on your favorite knight in the jousting tournament!
Dec. 1-Jan. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m.
2145 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Enjoy the beautiful gardens lit by thousands of twinkling holiday lights. Take in sparkling flower beds, grapevines, butterflies, and even a Primordial Forest complete with dinosaurs! This is a can’t-miss spectacular Christmas light display!
November 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Highway 34 and Interstate 25
Experience the magic of the season with Colorado’s largest inflatable igloo, music and light shows every half hour, and endless strings of Christmas lights! There is a schedule jam-packed with special performances by choirs, bands, dancers, magicians, and more!