Fun Things To Do

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Champions of Magic ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsNovember 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Witness the impossible; including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale; all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles. Seen by thousands across the UK, and now U.S. audiences are mesmerized by this striking performance.

Festival of Trees ~ Greeley
November 24-December 2, 2017
It’s that time of year again! Jack Frost is nipping at our noses and the smell of burning fireplaces is drifting through the chilly air. This wondrous season unfolds as neighbors drop by for a cup of cheer or family and friends gather to share a meal. In the spirit of this magical time, the 29th Annual Festival of Trees, scheduled for Nov 24 – Dec 2, will once again transform the Union Colony Civic Center’s lobbies into a winter wonderland filled with beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and holiday collections.

Greeley Lights the Night Parade ~ Greeley
November 25, 2017
Location: Starts at 9th Avenue and 15th Street and ends at Lincoln Park
Join the Greeley Chamber of Commerce/Visit Greeley for our community’s official holiday kick-off at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 25.

The parade route on 9th Avenue, traveling north from 15th Street to Lincoln Park, will be lined with families in the holiday spirit.

Following the parade, attend the lighting ceremony in Lincoln Park, presented by the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Greeley. Stay at Lincoln Park for the lighting ceremony, tasty holiday goodies, and visits with Santa! Some entries include horses, bands, dance teams, and classic cars. The evening offers many fun-filled events, as well as lasting memories.

Family Tradition: Acoustic Show in the Round ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsNovember 3, 2017
Location: Rialto Theatre Center

Country Music Royalty arrives in Loveland with this special version of Family Tradition. Marty Haggard, son of Merle Haggard, and Georgette Jones, daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, will enchant the audience as they light up the stage with a special acoustic show in the round filled with stories, memories, and hit songs. Backing the country royals will be legendary Merle Haggard guitarist, Eugene Moles.

Winter Wonderlights Kick-off ~ Loveland
November 18, 2017
Location: Chapungu Sculpture Park @ Centerra

Winter Wonderlights will take place from November 18, 2017 through January 7, 2018 at the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Highway 34 and Interstate 25.

Winter Wonderlights is a nightly light show choreographed to music from 5 – 9 p.m. Special programming will be available on the weekends. The event is free and open to the public. Non-perishable food donations are suggested to benefit the Larimer County Food Bank.

Annual Holiday Sing-a-Long ~ Loveland
November 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Rialto Theatre Center

The Rialto Theater Center is pleased to welcome the Loveland community to its annual holiday sing-along. Join Loveland’s own singing sensation, Sharon Sheets, in a fun-filled audience participation event featuring classic and contemporary holiday tunes. Enjoy hot drinks and sweet treats as you celebrate the season.

Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsNovember 3, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Oak Street Plaza
On Friday, November 3rd, historic Old Town Fort Collins will shine as thousands of strands of holiday lights ‘flip on’ to illuminate the alleyways, sidewalks and street-tops of our beloved Downtown during the Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

The dazzling display of low energy and sustainable LED lights stretches through seven blocks to illuminate Old Town’s canopied treetops, unique storefronts and historic alleyways. The holiday lights can be enjoyed from anywhere along College Avenue, the northern boundary at Laporte Avenue and continuing south to Magnolia Street. Trees will be lit along Walnut Ave, Linden St., Pine St., Old Town Square, Oak Street Plaza, and Mountain Ave.

Downtown Game Day Experience ~ Fort Collins
November 11 & 18, 2017
Location: Downtown

Downtown Fort Collins is the place to be during Colorado State University Rams Home Games! Plan your trip ahead and check out some events, specials and reasons to head Downtown!

Parade of Lights Preview ~ Fort Collins
November 30, 2017
Location: University Center for the Arts

Starts on the corner of Mathews and Lake Street, UCA The CSU Marching Band returns to the 2017 9NEWS Parade of Lights, leading the annual event through the streets of downtown Denver on Friday, Dec. 1. Support the band during this hometown parade preview on the streets around the University Center for the Arts.

Yoga, Art & Wine ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsNovember 3, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Windsor Art & Heritage Center
Enjoy an evening of slow vinyasa yoga followed by a free glass of wine and some relaxing collage art! Instructed by Keri Hanson. Please bring your own yoga mat. For ages 21+ only.

Holiday Pie Alternatives with a French Twist ~ Windsor-Severance
November 17, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Kitchen, Windsor CRC
Every year, Americans consume over 50 million pumpkin pies. Stand out in the dessert crowd by learning how to add a French twist to your holiday treats. Taught by Jeffrey Olivas and Yanick Garreau.

Dive-In Movie: Pocahontas ~ Windsor-Severance
November 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Disney classic ‘Pocahontas’ at the CRC pool! This event is intended for all ages, but space is limited. Ages 6 & under must be within arm’s reach of an adult.

Beauty & the Beast ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsNovember 16, 2017-February 14, 2018

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is an eye-popping spectacle that has won the hearts and imaginations of millions worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.

Turkey Bingo ~ Johnstown-Milliken
November 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Glenn A Jones MD Memorial Library
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Event! We’ll be playing bingo for Turkeys and other fun food prizes. This event is for adults only (ages 18 and up).

Foodie Friends Cook Book Critique Club ~ Johnstown-Milliken
November 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Glenn A Jones MD Memorial Library
Do you enjoy trying new recipes? Join our group and give some new cook books a try!

Fall Back Beer Fest ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsNovember 4, 2017
Time: 12-5 PM for VIP admission & 1-5 PM for General Admission
Location: Estes Park Events Complex
Tickets: Price: $35 GA Presale, $55 VIP Presale, $15 Designated Driver, $15 Beer Yoga

Held each year on the day we turn the clocks back, Fall Back Beer Fest is a celebration of beer and beer education held in the Estes Park Events Complex!

With over 100 different beers being poured by the brewers themselves from over 30 Colorado breweries, festival goers are sure to walk away having learned something new about their favorite beer from the people who created it.

The Fall Back Beer Festival also coincides with the American Homebrewers Associations Annual Learn To Homebrew Day. To help celebrate, a number of AHA sanctioned homebrewing clubs will be present and brewing for everyone to watch.

With seminars from beer industry experts, demonstrations from equipment fabricators, local hop farms, giveaways from local homebrew supply shops, and much more, there is sure to be something for everyone. Grab some grub at the food trucks.

As always, FBBF is family-friendly! Helping with the celebration of brewing are Colorado craft soda breweries pouring samples for guests of all ages! Plus, for everyone’s entertainment, the winner of the 2017 Rockygrass Band Competition, Meadow Mountain, will take the main stage to keep you all moving!

7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony ~ Estes Park
November 18, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: George Hix Riverside Plaza
Light up the season in Estes Park at the 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event has become an Estes Park tradition with its unique characteristics and community recognition.

Guests are welcome to visit with Santa, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, browse the area shops, and enjoy live entertainment. The ceremonial lighting will occur at 6pm.

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration ~ Estes Park
November 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Downtown Estes Park, Elkhorn Avenue, CO
Estes Park celebrates the beginning of the holiday season as whimsical characters and festive carolers entertain throughout the downtown area during the day. Get ready for the evening parade with family hayrides and visits with Santa! At 5:30 pm, floats from the Catch the Glow Parade will feature thousands of tiny twinkling lights, storybook figures, angels, snowmen, marching bands, entertainers, wildlife characters and of course, Santa ends the parade!

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