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Holiday Activities to Attend in Northern Colorado

When the weather outside is cold and gloomy, it usually means parents are inside trying to figure out how to entertain their kids. This holiday season, bundle up the family because it’s time to get out and enjoy the fun holiday activities and events that Northern Colorado has to offer. From light shows to meet and greets with Santa, there are so many ways to stay engaged with the local communities of Northern Colorado, get the kiddos out of the house (and maybe even your in-laws when they come to visit, too) and embrace the holiday season to the fullest extent.

Winter Wonderland in Fort Collins – Through December 25
Organized by Colorado Youth Outdoors, Winter Wonderland runs for over a month and offers an escape to a mile-long, immersive experience of holiday light shows and festivities. The show is open Wednesday-Saturday, from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m., and is also open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Tickets are available and sold through 15-minute time slots, with both individual and group tickets offered. Prices may vary depending on the different ticket types.

Ugly Sweater Bar Tour – December 16
Get dressed up in your best ugly holiday sweater and prepare for a night of fun at Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. The businesses participating include Avanti F & B, Bohemian Biergarten, Gemini, My Neighbor Felix, ND Streetbar, R Gallery + Wine Bar, and Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant! Go to any and/or all of these bars from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for some fun holiday drink deals!

The Santa Catch 5k and 10k Run/Walk – December 17
Trying to stay active this holiday season? The Santa Catch 5k and 10k in Windsor is the perfect way to do so, while also having a great time with friends and loved ones! A “Kids Fun Run” is available for children to participate in as well. Tickets are $45 for the 5k, $50 for the 10k, and free for the Kids Fun Run. Prices may increase after December 15th. Start times vary depending on which run you are participating in. Also, make sure to head over to Mighty River Brewing Company for the award ceremony afterward accompanied by food, drinks and entertainment!

St. Nick on the Bricks – Every Saturday until December 24
From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday up until Christmas Eve, take a trip over to the 1300 Block on Pearl Street Mall in Boulder to have a meet and greet with Santa Claus, free of charge! There will be a free electronic turbo train ride, also free of charge, for kids to journey around the mall.

Ginger & Baker 2nd Annual Holiday Market in Fort Collins – December 18
Top off your holiday shopping list at Ginger & Baker this year. Running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., this holiday market is the perfect opportunity to support local artisans and makers while shopping for a wide array of items ranging from clothes and jewelry to handmade ceramics. Oh, and there’s no cost for entry!

Make this holiday season the best one yet by taking advantage of all these fun events and activities! They are all great ways to get involved in the local communities and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.