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Things To Do In Longmont This Weekend: Dec. 6-8

Looking for Santa? We found him! See where Santa plans to stop this weekend.
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Santa Visits UCHealth (Photo by Matt Steininger/ Longmont Observer)

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Friday, December 6

Barley Har Har Comedy Night

  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave. Unit C

Comedy Night every 1st & 3rd Friday at 300 Suns Brewing in Longmont! Make sure to show up early to grab a beer and some food! This is FREE! Like SPARTA! Only BETTER!

Jingle Bell Fridays

  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: Village at the Peaks, 1250 South Hover Rd.

Get into the holiday spirit this December with lots of free, fun and festive activities for the whole family at Village at the Peaks!

From 5-8pm enjoy:
Horse drawn carriage rides
Cocoa with Santa's Elves
Brothers of Brass
*Rides are first come, first served. No reservations or appointments are available*

Dry Land Distillers’ Annual 'Nog Off

  • Time: Dec. 5, 3 p.m. - Dec. 7, 9 p.m.
  • Location: Dry Land Distillers, 471 Main St. Unit B

It’s that time of year where we choose the Egg Nog recipe for the rest of the season, and we want your help!

This year’s ‘Nog off will be the biggest ever, featuring 3 guest recipes from chefs whose local eateries carry our spirits in addition to 4 in-house entries! Sean Gafner of the Roost and Wes Isbutt of West Side Tavern will have their recipes, using Dry Land spirits and Longmont Dairy dairy, on the tasting flight.

This is how it works: You can purchase a flight of ‘Nogs, and vote on your favorite!! These will be blind taste tests so all the different recipes will be labeled with a number that will be on the ballot. You will receive your ballot with the flight and put it into the ballot box when you’ve reached the conclusion of your favorite ‘Nog!

Last year’s winner was Nels, but he may get a run for his money this year

Winter Festival - Ice Skating Party

  • Time: 5-9 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Ice Pavilion

Join us for a free evening of ice skating, holiday festivities, catered food and hot cocoa! The party is on and off the ice, so ice skating is not required. Please join us at Roosevelt Park Ice Pavilion in Longmont this Friday, 12/6th at 5 pm. See you there!!

Lights Tours on the Wonder Bus

  • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wonder Tours

Pickup at Longtucky Spirits in Longmont, 2 hours of fun on the Wonder Bus checking out all the best local lights displays with time to get off the bus and see them up close. Snack and hot cocoa provided. Alcohol is allowed on the bus. Max capacity is 20. Perfect for groups of 10-18 and we arrange custom pickup and discounts for private tours. Individual tickets are $20, 6 or more 10% off, and private tours are flat rate $300. Bring a coat, gloves etc some walking outside involved. 2 tours most nights in December based on availability. We can customize for groups so drop us an email at

Santa at the Callahan Holiday Open House

  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Location: Callahan House, 312 Terry St.

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: Take a tour, enjoy the holiday decorations and visit with Santa from 4-7pm, Friday, December 6 at the Historic Callahan House & Garden, 312 Terry Street. Parents, bring your cameras to capture the memories. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The line for Santa ends at 6:30pm.


Coffee & Conversation

  • Time: 10-11 a.m.
  • Location: Family Pet Hospital, 815 E. 17th Ave Unit C-2

We know when it comes to end of life care for your pets, asking questions and voicing your concerns can be really difficult. Please join Dr. Cross for an open discussion where we will be covering topics from euthanasia options to body care solutions and everything in between. Seeing as pets do not enjoy coffee, we ask you please leave them at home for this event. We look forward to seeing you there! #familypetlongmont

Saturday, December 7

Village at the Peaks 5th Annual Tree Lighting!

  • Time: 4-7 p.m.
  • Location: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S. Hover Rd

Join us for some old-fashioned holiday fun at our 5th Annual Tree Lighting Experience!

The Free festivities include:

*Carriage rides
*Ice carving stage on the show
*Fire and ice tower
*Santa and elves
*Photo ops
*Live music
*Santa’s Grand Entrance
*And of course, the lighting of the tree!

Silver Bird at BCFM Winter Market

  • Time: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.- Dec. 8, 3p.m.
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd.

The Winter Market is a Farmer's Market and gift market all on one place! It includes over 100 Colorado local vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, prepared food, jewelry, skincare, woodwork, home goods, and so much more.

Admission is free

Free kid’s activities each day

Live music each day

Boulder County Fairgrounds has plenty of free and near-by parking.

No pets at the market, please.

Photos with Santa Claus

  • Time: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Location: Ace Hardware Longmont, 1727 Main St.

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: A Longmont tradition for over 10 years, visit with Santa and receive a free photo as well as take your own.

Please arrive early to make sure you are able to visit Santa. His sleigh leaves promptly at 1 p.m.!

Zero Waste Training with Matt Hannon, Sustainability Advisor w/Boulder County. An éclipse Glove Event

  • Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: exlipse Studio, 702 10th Ave.

In this Zero Waste crash course, learn strategies to skip the trash and instead reuse/recycle effectively. FREE, please RSVP.

Hoverhome Goes Hollywood: Annual HolidayTours

  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Location: The St. Vrain Historical Society, Inc., 1309 Hover St.

Historic Hoverhome is “Going Hollywood” this holiday season! Tour this beautiful historic 1913-1914 mansion all decorated for Christmas!

This year’s theme pays tribute to our most treasured and beloved Christmas movies like: Frosty the Snowman, A Christmas Story, It’s a wonderful Life—plus much more!

On these open-house style tours guests are free to tour Hoverhome at their leisure; light refreshments (hot apple cider and cookies) are also provided.

Tour is $10 a person and children under 6 are free. All tour fees help with the continued care and preservation of Historic Hoverhome.

Free pictures with Santa!

  • Time: 12-3 p.m.
  • Location: 2330 N. Main St. Suite C

LoKation Real Estate Presents SANTA CLAUS! Have a jolly holly holiday season in our office! December 7th from Noon-3pm. Bring your camera and smiles and take your picture with Santa, then grab a treat from our Hot Chocolate bar!

We're proudly accepting New Unwrapped toys to donate to Trunks for Tots!

The Holiday Show!

  • Time: 2-3 p.m.
  • Location: Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd.

A special Santa reception with cookies and hot cocoa will precede the matinee performance. 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, including the Longmont All Star Jazz Band, the Rocky Mountain Ringers, and more.

2019 Christmas Events

  • Time: 12-5 p.m.
  • Location: The Red Door Arts and More, 7510 Hygiene Road

Old Fashioned Christmas Events every Saturday & Sunday at Red Door in Hygiene. See Santa and his Sleigh, Harpists, Food Trucks, and shop a huge selection of artisan gifts!

Santa and his Sleigh Every Saturday & Sunday starting Dec 7th Noon - 3pm

Dec. 7th: Santa and his Sleigh Noon-3:00pm
Dec. 7th: Stick Horse Races with Prizes age 5 to Adult
Dec. 8th: Santa and his Sleigh Noon-3:00pm
Dec. 14th: Santa and his Sleigh Noon-3:00pm
Dec. 15th: Santa and his Sleigh Noon-3:00pm
Dec. 21st: Santa and his Sleigh Noon-3:00pm
Dec. 22nd: Santa and his Sleigh Noon-3:00pm

Girl Scouts Wrapping Gifts Every Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm.

Breakfast with Santa

  • Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Primrose School of Longmont, 1335 Dry Creek Drive

You are invited to join us for breakfast, you can make magical reindeer food, take a picture at our selfie station and get a picture with Santa. This is a free event and the whole family in invited.

Harps for the Holidays

  • Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave.

A well-loved seasonal favorite returns to the Library for another performance of delightful holiday favorites by the Colorado Celtic Harp Society.

Take a break from your shopping to stop by the library and watch, or just browse and enjoy the music as it fills our space.

Learn more about the Colorado Celtic Harp Society on their website:

No registration required.

Longmont Museum Holiday Show!

  • Time: 7-10 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd.

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, including singer-songwriter Ayo Awasika, the Longmont All Star Jazz Band, and the Rocky Mountain Ringers.

Come early to peruse our silent auction of curated Colorado experiences! We'll have complimentary light appetizers and a cash bar.

We also have a matinee performance beginning at 3 pm with a Santa reception preceding it at 2 pm!

Learn more and buy tickets at or call 303-651-8374

Kids Holiday Bike Giveaway

  • Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location: Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA

Do you know a family in need? Is there a child in your life who doesn't have a bicycle? The Kids Holiday Bike Program — from our partners at Bicycle Longmont — helps ensure that all kids in our community have a bicycle of their very own. Bicycle Longmont is currently collecting bikes to refurbish; please drop off new or gently used bikes and helmets at the Longmont Y or at any Longmont Fire Department.

During the holiday giveaway at the Longmont YMCA, local families can select refurbished bicycles and helmets for the holidays. Bikes and helmets are given out first come, first serve.

Volunteer for Bike Repair Days:
• Longmont YMCA on Dec 6, 6pm
No experience necessary. Our friends from Bicycle Longmont will be there to provide direction.

Sunday, December 8

Open Mic at Left Hand Brewing!

  • Time: 4:30-7 p.m.
  • Location: Left Hand Brewing Company, 1265 Boston Ave.

I'm excited to be back hosting Open Mic night at Left Hand Brewing Company! Bring your songs, your friends, and enjoy a wonderful Sunday afternoon of music! Sign up sheet goes out at 4pm, music starts at 4:30.

Bizarre Bazaar! Game Swap Meet & Flea Market

  • Time: 12-5 p.m.
  • Location: Atomic Goblin Games, 1801 Hover St. Ste. D

The Bizzarre Bazaar game swap meet & flee market is back! This is a great opportunity to get rid of some of your old or unplayed games. Also, you will be able to find great bargains for all types of games including board games, miniatures, war games, and more!

Trades are transacted between participants only. Sales will be processed via the store.

It's easy as 1-2-3...
1. Agree to a price with the buyer
2. The buyer pays the store cashier
3. The cashier will issue you a gift certificate in the amount of the sale price PLUS 10% that you can use to purchase new items in the store!

Swap Meet merchandise is not guaranteed by the store. All sales and trades are final.

Photos With Santa!

  • Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Location: Sellstate Peak Realty, 3601 Stagecoach Rd #201

Beat the crazy lines and get your FREE photo with Santa here at Sellstate Peak Realty! We'd also love for you to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to our Toys For Tots drive going on!

The Nutcracker with the Boulder Ballet

  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Ave

Boulder Ballet
Elliot Moore, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Op. 71

This December, the curtain rises for America’s favorite ballet, brought to life by the Boulder Ballet and the Longmont Symphony. Make your plans now for this thrilling and heart-warming spectacle, all performed to Tchaikovsky’s masterful score. A holiday tradition with exciting choreography and a full, live orchestra!