December 2nd – Lights of December Parade: Boulder

“In its 30th year, spectators will enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches and civic groups. Crowds will enjoy marching bands, lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself – Santa Claus!” Learn More about the Lights of December Parade

December 2nd – Home for the Holidays: Lafayette


“Celebrate the holidays with shopping in Old Town, visiting with Santa, crafting, caroling and the tree lighting at dusk.” Learn More about Home for the Holidays

December 3rd – Jingle Bell Run: Loveland

“The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.” Register and Learn More about Jingle Bell Run

December 8th-9th – Longmont Lights: Longmont


“From ancient times, light has been both a source of mystery and magic, providing necessary warmth and guidance. Enjoy the mystery and magic of millions of sparkling lights and the sights and sounds of winter holiday celebrations as Longmont Lights continues with special activities in Roosevelt Park on Dec. 8th and 9th.” Learn More about Longmont Lights

December 8th-10th – Holiday Festival: Boulder

“Boulder’s most beloved December tradition gathers together CU’s most remarkable student and faculty talent for an unforgettable concert that’s fun for the whole family. Delight in the twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and festive atmosphere of Macky Auditorium as student choirs, bands and orchestras perform holiday favorites and new surprises.” Get Tickets and Learn More about the Holiday Festival

December 8th-10th – The Nutcracker with the Ft. Collins Symphony: Ft. Collins


“Canyon Concert Ballet presents their 36th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet. With a dazzling score by Tchaikovsky performed by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, this is a rare chance to see a classical ballet accompanied by a live, full orchestra in Fort Collins. This iconic holiday story is sure to please audiences of all ages with mystery, battles, and beautiful ballerinas in sparkling tutus.” Get Tickets and Learn More about The Nutcracker

December 16th-17th – Longmont Museum Holiday Festival: Longmont

“The Longmont Museum’s holiday tradition continues after last year’s sold out events! Join us for songs of the season and holiday cheer from some of the finest musicians and performers in the region. Featuring the Heath Walton Jazz Quintet, Longmont’s Centennial State Ballet in excerpts from the Nutcracker, Venezuelan rhythms from Gonzalo Teppa, and much more. Special Santa reception with cookies and hot chocolate before the matinee concert, only. Cash bar.” Get Tickets and Learn More about the Longmont Museum Holiday Festival

December 22nd – Bells of the Rockies: Loveland

“Bells of the Rockies is an auditioned, highly skilled handbell ensemble from the Colorado and Wyoming Front Range. Playing 5 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and 4 octaves of chimes, they perform music from sacred to secular, baroque to rock. This performance will include both traditional and contemporary music to ring in the holiday spirit.” Get Tickets and Learn More about Bells of the Rockies