It’s the last days before Christmas and if you have friends and family coming to town keep them entertained until Santa arrives with fun and festive events taking place in Greeley, Fort Collins and all. around northern Colorado.
Do you have an upcoming event that you think would be a perfect addition to the Go + Do Weekly List? Send the date, time, a description of the event, and other relevant information to Tamara Markard at [email protected] for review.
Saturday, December 18
1. Bounce Animal Rescue hosts its annual Deck the Paws vacation event at 11 am at Maxline Brewing, 2724 McClelland Drive, Suite 190 in Fort Collins. The brewery will launch its Ruff Day IPA with sales directly benefiting the animal rescue organization. The event will feature several animals available for adoption. For more information or to complete an adoption application, go to https://bit.ly/3s6j7gH.
2. Get into the Christmas spirit at Margarita Alley’s Whobilation Celebration which kicks off at noon at 119 E. 19th St. in Loveland. The event will feature free photos with Santa, special holiday food and drinks, a live DJ and more. Dress up as an elf for even more fun. The event is open to adults 21 and over. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3yox1vH.
3. Meet at Left Hand Brewing for a holiday garden party from noon to 4 pm at 1245 Boston Ave., Longmont. The event will feature local artisans, a visit from Santa, food trucks, a bake sale, hot chocolate and more. All ages are welcome to attend and a portion of the proceeds raised will go to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. For more information, contact the brewery at (303) 772-0258.
4. Santa will make an appearance from 2pm to 4pm at Ghent Chevrolet Cadillac, 2715 35th Ave. in Greeley. Children of all ages are welcome to attend the free event and visit Mr. Kringle before he has to return to the North Pole to prepare for his big day of deliveries. For more information, contact the dealer at (970) 673-7952.
5. The city of LaSalle is organizing its 2nd annual parade of lights at 6 pm at LaSalle municipal park, 201 3rd avenue. The event is open to all ages and will feature a variety of tanks, cars, trucks and more. For more information, contact the city of LaSalle at (970) 284-6931.
6. Tower 21 and Dream Sober Living are hosting the Jingle and Mingle Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. at the State Armory Event Center, 614 8th Ave. The free event is open to all ages and will include a meal and music. Wear your best, or ugliest, Christmas sweater and enjoy an evening of understated entertainment. Participants are kindly requested to bring a dish to share instead of a blanket. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3GGfou8.
7. Experience a tribute to the Beatles at the Fab Four, which takes place at 7 p.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St. The Emmy Award-winning group will perform classics from the group, including “Can’t Buy Me Love “,” Hey Jude “,” A day in the life “and many more. The show will feature costume changes that will take audience members through the decades. Tickets range from $ 26.50 to $ 63.50 per person and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3ITRE7Y.
8. Santa will be swinging by Work of Art Greeley from 9 am to noon at 5750 W. 10th St., Suite B. Participants of all ages are welcome to visit Santa and take photos. Tickets cost $ 17.12 per person for a visit with Santa and an ornament of your choice or $ 28 per person for a visit with Santa and a handprint. Reservations are required to attend. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3EZLT65.
9. The Brass Section of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra will play Christmas Brass at 7:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Greeley, 917 10th Ave., Greeley. Under the direction of Dr. Ken Singleton, the musicians will perform a showcase of hymns and Christmas carols for members of the public. The concert is open to all ages and tickets cost $ 37 per person. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3INtN9L.
10. Enjoy the soulful folk-pop music of Jason Mraz when he takes the stage at 8 pm at the Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St. in Boulder. The Grammy winner will perform some of his latest songs as well as fan favorite songs such as “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up”. The show is open to all ages and tickets range from $ 50.95 to $ 90.95 per person. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3s3vYQv.
Sunday December 19
11.0 Generations Church has a petting zoo and children’s concert from 8:30 am to 7 pm at 3600 W. 22nd St. in Greeley. The event will feature creatures from the Two By Two petting zoo and music from gKids. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, contact Generations Church at (970) 330-3600.
12. Gather friends and meet at the 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Competition at 2:00 pm at Intersect Brewing, 2160 W. Drake Road, Suite A1 in Fort Collins. The event will pit groups of up to 5 decorators against each other to be crowned the 2021 Gingerbread House Decorating Champions. Tickets are $ 25 per person and include all supplies. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/30sjgj5.
13. End your holiday shopping at the Just In Time Holiday Craft Fair from 10 am to 7 pm at Greeley Mall, 2050 Greeley Mall. The fair will feature dozens of vendors selling a variety of products. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3m4XvgT.
14. Start preparing for a successful 2022 by attending Solstice Renew! Refresh your dreams and align with your vision! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort Collins Board of Realtors, 826 W. Drake, Suite 4, Fort Collins. The seminar will be presented by Sarah Bennett of the Young Masters Art Gallery and teach participants about setting goals and intentions, letting go of the past, uncovering obstacles that have deterred previous goals and more. The event is open to adults 18 and over. Tickets cost $ 79 per person and include a light lunch. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3DXxOVk.
15. The 16th Annual Sleigh Riders Motorcycle Toy Race will be held at 10:00 am at Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 2501 35th Ave., Greeley. The first 300 riders will receive a free 2021 patch and t-shirt. The group will leave the dealership at noon and head to the Sand Bar at Pelican Lakes Golf Course at 1620 Pelican Lakes Point, Windsor to enjoy food, drinks, music and more. To enter the merry-go-round, simply bring a new toy or unwrapped gift for kids of all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3ytO67f.
16. Join the Sundance Steakhouse and Saloon from noon to 6 pm at 2716 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins for an afternoon of family fun. The event will feature activities, family style meals, milk and cookies, a hot chocolate bar, a storage station, a visit from Santa Claus and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3EVQmqv.
Wednesday 22 December
17. Don’t miss a fun family event at the Rialto Theater! The theater will host a screening of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at 7:00 p.m. at 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland. The film follows Clark Griswold as he strives to deliver the perfect Christmas to his family, despite the likes of Cousin Eddie, and does not receive his holiday bonus. Tickets are $ 9 and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3INqakf.
Thursday 23 December
18. Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Brix Brew and Tap at 7:00 p.m. at 813 8th St. Local musician Ben Pu will perform the Ho, Ho, Ho The Eve Eve Show with Christmas music and Kirk Goble will read special of “The night before Christmas.” All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Brix at (970) 397-6146.
Friday 24 December
19. Kick off the festivities with the Christmas Eve story, “The Elf 2021” at 11:15 am online. All ages are welcome to view the free event. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3EXMXYg.