As we round the corner into the final month of 2022, between Christmas shopping, baking and decorating, take some time to create fond memories with family and friends.
This week’s list of 22 events for the week of November 26th – December 12th. 2 includes parades, festivals, live music and more in and around northern Colorado for all ages to celebrate the holiday season.
Saturday 26 Nov
1. The 3rd Annual Golden Fields Market will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Z Ranch Event Center, 29251 County Road 53, Greeley. The event will feature dozens of vendors, artisans, and artisans selling antiques, jewelry, clothing, and more. There will also be food trucks, Santa Claus and photo opportunities. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, see http://bit.ly/3EiX8re.
2. John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages opens at 10 am at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. The exhibition features large-scale portraits and mixed media pieces by the American musician, who began painting in 1980. All ages are welcome and admission is $7 for guests 13 and older. Children up to 12 years are free. For more information, see http://bit.ly/3XoOpwc.
3. The 32nd Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Capitol Avenue and 24th Street in downtown Cheyenne with floats, marching bands, equestrian groups and more. Participants can bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. All ages are welcome to join the parade. Visit http://bit.ly/3TTVXUT for more information.
4. The 2022 Greeley Holiday Open House and Lights the Night Parade is for 10:00am to 7:00pm at 8th and 9th Streets downtown with shopping, live music, special treats, hot cocoa and more for all ages planned. Come early and pick up a bingo card to win gift baskets. Stay for the annual parade, which features more than 50 entries, including Santa Claus himself. All ages are welcome to the festivities. Visit http://bit.ly/3tLHDmX for more information.
5. FoCo Holiday Blues Party starts at 8pm at Magic Rat Live Music, 111 Chestnut St., Fort Collins with West Side Joe and The Men of Soul. Enjoy some drinks and food while listening to live music. The concert is open to adults over the age of 21 and participation is free. For more information, see http://bit.ly/3GzgH17.
Sunday 27 Nov
6. Get into the Christmas spirit at the screening of the film “Elf” at the Kress Cinema and Lounge at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 817 8th Ave., Greeley. “Elf” stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, an adult raised by Santa’s helpers who travels to New York in search of his biological father. The film is rated PG and admission is $8 per person. Visit www.kresscinema.com for more information.
7. The Rocky Mountain Train Show will be held at 9:00 am at The Ranch Event Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland featuring toy trains, memorabilia, more than 15 operating installations, vendors and vendor tables, trains of all scales and sizes and more. Admission is $10 for guests 13 and older. Children 12 and under and active military personnel are free. For more information, see http://bit.ly/3hXeP8e.
8. Melodies of Christmas will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historic Governors’ Mansion at 300 E. 21st St., Cheyenne. The free event features antique and historical Christmas decorations, tours of the mansion, and more for all ages. For more information, see http://bit.ly/3h11hT9.
Tuesday 29th Nov
9. Western Art Talk: Back-Tracking in Memory – A talk with Tom Petrie and Brian Dippie will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, instead. Petrie and Dippie will discuss their book on Charles Marion Russell’s artwork and his wife Nancy Russell’s personal reflections. All ages are welcome and admission is $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/3UWRtxY.
10. Join host Nick Kenny for Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia at 7:00 p.m. at 477 Distilling, 825 9th St., Unit B, Greeley. Adults 21+ can come and test their trivia knowledge to win prizes and show off. The games are free to play and registration is not required to participate. For more information, contact 477 Distilling at (970) 451-5768.
Wednesday 30 Nov
11. Meet and socialize at Groove Theory at 6:00 p.m. in The Music District, 639 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. Musicians, producers, engineers and other music enthusiasts are invited to attend a master class with a guest producer, meet others in the industry and learn more about the local music scene. Participation in the event is free and open to adults aged 18 and over. Registration is required and can be done at http://bit.ly/3gp079D.
12. Art Classes for Kids: Pinch Pot Monster is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. The class will use Sculpey clay and paint to create unique monster-inspired pottery. The course is open to children ages 7 and up and admission is $40 for non-members and $32 for members. Visit http://bit.ly/3GIL2u6 for more information.
Thursday December 1st
13. The sale of the Loveland Hearts 2023 fundraising event, hosted by the Thompson Valley Rotary, begins today with the opportunity to show your love with a wooden heart for display across town. Hearts are available for $65 each and include a custom message limited to 25 characters including spaces. For more information or to place an order, go to http://bit.ly/3Ve0zGn.
14. Swing on to Windsor at 10:00am for the grand opening of Pineapple Market at 217 5th St. The locally owned boutique offers home accessories, clothing and more from local vendors, artisans and artisans. All ages are welcome. Visit http://bit.ly/3AyCLVU for more information.
15. The Hope for the Holidays Downtown Food and Drink Tour will be held in Greeley from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. The 4-course progressive dinner takes you through downtown restaurants, cafes and bars with matching food and drink options. Participants will receive gift bags and a souvenir photo. Proceeds benefit Life Stories Child and Family Advocacy. Tickets are $100 per person for the full tour or $25 per person for the after party only. The tour is open to adults over the age of 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/3HLCHUW.
16. The Windsor Community Rec Center hosts the Burn the Mortgage S’more Party at 5:00 p.m. at 250 N. 11th St. The event celebrates the early repayment of the center’s expansion loan with a roast s’mores. Treats and fire pits will be provided and the event is open to all ages. Participation is free. For more information, see http://bit.ly/3OqPcZt.
Friday December 2nd
17. Ninja Star Weekend begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Greeley Hatchet House, 820 9th St., Unit A in downtown Greeley. Adults and children are invited to try their hand at throwing ninja stars and hatchets. Lane coaches are on hand to provide tips and advice for new hatchet throwers. Reservations are possible for groups of two to ten people per lane. The cost is $25 per person for an hour’s throw time and $35 per person for a 90 minute throw time. For more information or to reserve a lane, visit www.greeleyhatchethouse.com.
18. Ring in the holiday season at the Timnath Holiday Lighting Festival at 5:30pm at 4100 Main St. Open to all ages, the event features food trucks, live entertainment, activities for the whole family, live reindeer and a visit from Santa and more. Entry to the festival is free. For more information, see http://bit.ly/3EMVDTF.
19. New York rapper Jehry Robinson will perform at 7 p.m. at the Moxi Theater, 802 9th St., Greeley. Robinson takes inspiration from Jay Z, J Cole and Wyclef to create a fusion of hip hop, reggae, pop and alternative music. All ages can participate with a valid photo ID. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission to $160 for a reserved table for four. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/3hX3jtw.
20. The Home Free Family Christmas Tour is coming to Denver at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Place. Musicians Ernie Halter and Brooke Eden will open for the group. Home Free is a country a cappella group that won season four of NBC’s The Sing-Off. The group performs a variety of hits from country artists like Blake Shelton, Maren Morris and Vince Gill, as well as contemporary artists like Ed Sheeran and Shakira. All ages are invited to attend and tickets range from $39 to $72 per person, depending on seat selection. For more information, see http://bit.ly/3i3Ma19.
21. Enjoy an evening of wine and live music by Elyse Miller at 5:30pm at Sweet Heart Winery, 5500 WUS Highway 34, Loveland. The performance is free and open to adults 21 and over. Seating is first come/first served. Visit http://bit.ly/3TPQM8B for more information.
22. The Cheyenne Little Theater Players will host a 6:00 p.m. production of “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Comedy” at the Historic Atlas Theater, 2706 E. Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne. The show takes viewers through Scrooge’s return to his old ways and attempt to sue the Christmas spirits. All ages are welcome to attend the show and tickets range from $28.50 to $50.50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cheyennelittletheatre.org.