2017 Winter Events Guide

Looking for something fun to do this season?  We've got you covered!  Scroll through our list below of seasonal markets, tree lighting events, and holiday races below.

Gifts/Trade Shows

Chirstkindl Market – Denver / Nov 17 – Dec 23 / 11:00am - 7:00pm – Enjoy a mug of spiced wine and live music as you peruse the artisans’ handmade market.

Switch on the Holidays – Boulder / Nov 19 / 5pm – Tree lighting on Pearl St and the Courthouse followed by visits with Santa. 

Mollie McGee’s Holiday Market – Longmont / Nov 18-19 / 10:00am – 4:00pm – Peruse over 160 booths of arts and crafts at this major holiday craft show, which is now in its 37th year.

Creative Spirits Holiday Art Sale – Boulder / Nov 18-19 / 10:00am - 4:00pm – This 15-year old sale is a unique event with a limited number of artisans and it’s not advertised widely. The address of the sale is 5920 S Vale Rd, Boulder CO 80303.

Mountain Market – Nederland / Dec 2-3 /  10:00am - 5:00pm – Live music , local artisans, silent auction, Santa, and food.

Holiday Gift Festival – Boulder / Dec 10 / 11:00am - 5:00pm – This holiday event is sponsored by the Boulder YMCA and is now in its 12th year. It features over 100 exhibitors of crafts, foods, and seasonal gifts.

Last Chance Gift Fest – Longmont /Dec 17 / 10:00am-5:00pm – Over 165 exhibitors will be at this event selling art, crafts, toys, home décor, and food. 

Holiday Races

Pilgrim Run 5K – Erie / Nov 23 / 8:00am-12:00pm – All proceeds from race registration go directly to a nominated family or person in the community. 

Broomfield Turkey Day 5K/10K – Broomfield / Nov 23 / 7:30am - 10:30am – There is a distance for all ages with a Kids Fun Run, 5K, and 10K.

Louisville Turkey Trot – Louisville / Nov 23 / 9:00am– This free event is sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital. Over 10,000 runners turned out in 2016! Bring a food donation and receive a gift. All donations go to Sister Carmen Community Center.

Leftover Turkey Trot 5K – Longmont / Nov 25 / 10:00am – Proceeds from this race go to local youth sports organizations. 

Tree Lighting 

Country Christmas & Parade of Lights – Erie / Dec 1 / 5:00pm - 8:00pm- Enjoy tree lighting, live music, complimentary smores, live nativity scene, free hayrides, visits with Santa and more.

Parade of Lights – Louisville / Dec 1 / 5:30pm - 9:00pm – Enjoy music, a live nativity, petting zoo, Santa and a parade in the heart of Old Town Louisville.

Home for the Holidays – Lafayette / Dec 2 / 12:30pm-dusk - Visit with Santa, sip some hot cocoa, munch on cookies, join carolers, meet live reindeer, and watch thousands of sparkly lights turn on.

Longmont Lights – Longmont / Dec 8-9 / 5:00pm - 8:00pm – Come out for fun in Roosevelt Park on Friday Dec 8th with Santa, hot cocoa, balloons, ice skating, train rides and fireworks. Come out again on Sat Dec 9th to witness the Parade down Main Street and the lighting of downtown lights.

Polar Express Train Ride – Golden / Nov 9 – Dec 23 - Sorry folks, this event seems to be sold out. Crazy huh? Keep this on your list for next year and think about buying tickets when they go on sale on Aug 1, 2018.

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