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Things to Do in Longmont This Weekend: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Celebrate local holiday traditions this weekend.
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Santa Visits UCHealth (Photo by Matt Steininger/ Longmont Observer)

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Friday, November 29

Holiday Tree Lighting

  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: 6th Ave. Plaza, Longmont

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: Join Santa Claus, Elf Hot Wheels and friends for a fun outside evening while lighting the town's Holiday Tree. Verify time and details at

Niwot's Enchanted Evening & Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Niwot

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, the community of Niwot officially ushers in the holiday season with Enchanted Evening. We will light the community tree, welcome Santa to town, sing holiday carols, and enjoy the evening with our local stores and vendors ready to kick off the gift-giving in spades.

Friday, November 29th 6-9pm
Santa at the Grange with Live Holiday Music by Ptarmigan String Quartet

Book Signing With Cade North: Until Death Do Us Apart

  • Time: 12-4 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella Cafe, 471 Main St.

Join Cade North for the signing of the book, "Until Death Do Us Apart."


"Carving out a career in academia and successfully raising two children on her own, Dr. Cade North survived her own long history of romantic mishaps. Living a life packed with unplanned comedy and adventure, Cade developed the ability to turn personal calamities into hilarious tales. Cade North's new book, Until Death Do Us APART, will resonate with anyone who's fumbled through life's absurdities and still managed to stumble into a bright, new day."


"A natural disaster, naked fortune telling, a romantic catastrophe, super villains, and poop on slides - just another week in the life of Sloane Noah. Despite always wanting a boring life, this single parent and hapless college professor finds she is a lightning rod for the shocking and comically bizarre.

Based on a true story, this darkly hilarious book chronicles one woman’s tale about learning resilience from misfortune and strength from pain. Nature’s splintered wreckage, laughter, and the carcass of love prove to be the key ingredients for becoming her own hero. This dynamic story will resonate with anyone who’s ever fumbled through life’s absurdities and, somehow, still managed to stumble into a bright, new day."

Logan Thomas LIVE at Longtucky Spirits

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St. Ste 120

Logan Thomas is a singer-songwriter from Savannah, Georgia. Often compared to a young John Mayer, his music combines catchy melodies with soulful guitar playing. Logan’s goal as an artist is to merge the authenticity of blues and soul music with today’s modern production techniques. As a lover of all genres, the most important thing to him is that his music inspires people.

MoJazz Duo

  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: Cheese Importers, 103 Main St.

Jazz Duo of Saxophone and Bass playing an array of Jazz Standards and Contemporary Music from MoTown to Blues.

Poetry Night!

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave.

Poetry is an opportunity, it gives us the chance to celebrate and commemorate all the wonderful moments in our lives from the simplest smiles to the most momentous victories. It also enables us to cope in challenging times.

With poetry, we can address our problems, come to terms with them, and work to grow past them. It has the potential to move across the spectrum of human experience in a cathartic and often beautiful way.

Please only read original work.

Monthly Bardic Night at the Grove: November Edition

  • Time: 7-10 p.m.
  • Location: Mountain Ancestors Grove, ADF, 2424 Redwood Court, Longmont

The last Friday of the month is being held available for BARDIC NIGHT! So, bring your instruments, songs, tunes, poetry, spoken word, jokes & comedy, and best storytelling selves.

Join us, and let's have a fantastic time together!

Saturday, November 30

Santa's Arrival - Opening Day Event

  • Time: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Santa's Photo Village, 1230 South Hover, Unit 1230-B200

The Santa Photo Experience is back in Longmont for 2019!

To celebrate Santa's Photo Village will be hosting an opening day event on November 30th from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Highlights of the Event Include:
* Santa Claus will be giving every child an early special gift.
* There will be stations where children can create and then deliver their Letter To Santa personally to Santa!
* We will be serving cookies and hot chocolate all day (Santa's favorite)!
* Don't miss Mrs. Claus' story time from 1:00 - 1:30 pm. (Bring your favorite Christmas book and she just might read it!)

We can't think of a better way to kick off the magical spirit of Christmas!

6th Annual Leftover Turkey Trot

  • Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Rogers Grove Park, 220 Hover Rd.

It’s the Leftover Turkey Trot!

Grab the kids, the friends, and maybe even the relatives and join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the 6th Annual Leftover Turkey Trot Run/Walk at Roger’s Grove Park in Longmont, Colorado.

This family-friendly activity welcomes all ages and all skill levels. We walk, we run, we eat, we play and we smile. With plenty of food, drink, laughter and fun, it’s the perfect holiday weekend event.

T-shirt and goodie bag complete with a bunch of amazing products included with your registration.

*Proceeds from this activity has helped several area youth sports organizations. We want to help even more this year.

Guided Food Tour- Robin Chocolates and More!

  • Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
  • Location: Cheese Importers, 103 Main St.

Guided food tour on the Wonder Bus. Saturday morning brunch/lunch tour featuring Danny's Tacos, Robin Chocolates, Jonny's Hot Dogs and Cheese Importers. All food included on this tour, come hungry! Meet in the overflow lot of Cheese Importers. Advance tickets required.

Santa at Holiday Open House

  • Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Location: The Flower Bin Garden Center and Nursery, 1805 Nelson Rd.

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: Come join Santa and friends at The Flower Bin for a fun time with Santa with cookies, special music and cookies. Did I say COOKIES!!!

Official Write In (Longmont)

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

Need more research or inspiration to finish strong? Come on down to the Longmont Public Library (we're in the conference room!) Wifi, coffee, tea, cocoa and light snacks are available to all who join us. Please bring an extension cord if you have an extra! This is the last day. You can make that 50,000 words happen! Look for your ML wearing the awesome brown top hat with steampunk goggles!

Sunday, December 1

DIY & Drink Open Workshop

  • Time: 12-3 p.m.
  • Location: Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St.

Join Loaded Lumber Northern Colorado at Wibby Brewing and get your DIY and Beer on!

Come make a unique, completely custom pallet sign. Choose from one of our pre-made designs or let us help you create one! Our workshops are a one of a kind DIY experience--come solo, with a friend, or grab a group and check out an incredible time!

**Your ticket purchase also includes one FREE craft beer**

The deadline to register online is Saturday November 30th.


Beers, Brunch & Football

  • Time: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Location: Grossen Bart Brewery, 1025 Deleware Ave. Unit A

Come on down and watch the games, drink some beer and have some brunch!