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Things To Do This Weekend in Longmont: Dec. 13-15

Friday, December 13 Longmont Lights Holiday Festival & Parade Time: Dec. 13, 5 p.m. and Dec. 14, 5 p.m. Location: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave.
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Friday, December 13

Longmont Lights Holiday Festival & Parade

  • Time: Dec. 13, 5 p.m. and Dec. 14, 5 p.m.
  • Location: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave.

Enjoy the mystery and magic of millions of sparkling lights and FREE family activities December 13-14 during the City of Longmont's annual holiday celebration, Longmont Lights!

Friday, December 13 - Santa's Workshop and More
All activities except the Parade of Lights will take place between 5-8pm Friday, December 13 (times vary) in Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue. Returning favorites include the The Home Depot Santa’s Workshop (5-7:30pm) for younger kids at the Memorial Building, visits with Santa (NEW location - sponsored by Xfinity) at the Longmont Senior Center, and in Roosevelt Park, hot cocoa carts sponsored by Longmont Meals On Wheels and New Creation Church - Longmont, Colorado, balloon glow, Village at the Peaks train rides, the annual fireworks show by Bank of Colorado, ice skating (regular admission fees apply - free skate rental) and more! Local food truck vendors will have menu items for purchase at the Longs Peak parking lot area next to the park.

Saturday, December 14 - Parade of Lights
Visit the Longmont Downtown Development Authority's Winter Wonderland from 3:30-5pm before the parade. Stop by St. Stephen's Plaza in Downtown Longmont (500 Main Street) for interactive activities, music, family fun and more!

At 5pm Saturday, enjoy the "Joy to the World" holiday parade on Main Street. Parade float applications are available online or at the Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Avenue, until Monday, December 2. All entries are eligible for prizes.

Visit LongmontColorado.gov/longmontlights or call 303-651-8404 for a complete schedule of activities.

The lights in Roosevelt Park will be lit nightly beginning Thanksgiving weekend through early January 2020. For more holiday events in Longmont, visit LongmontHolidays.com

Jingle Bell Fridays

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

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
Charles Dickens Carolers
*Rides are first come, first served. No reservations or appointments are available*

Downtown Longmont Holiday Cheer Walking Tour

  • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: 600 Main St.

Experience a tour through downtown Longmont’s lights and displays, enjoy some treats and activities at our stops, and shop for Santa’s list. An event with photo opportunities for the entire family. We will finish at Roosevelt Park, just in time for the fireworks.

TYPE: W&T |PACE: Conversational, Exploratory | TERRAIN: sidewalks |DISTANCE: Approx. 2 mi

Your Trip Hosts: Ana Lucaci is a professional member-owner with Walk2Connect. In addition to walking, she shares a passion for theatre and loves to share walking opportunities in her hometown of Longmont. This event is sponsored by Longmont Downtown Development Authority.

RSVP & Cost: There is no fee for this walking experience! Please be sure to RSVP through our website: www.walk2connect.com/events.

Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: We will meet at 5:30 p.m. by the Christmas Tree (6th and Main St).

There is plenty of parking across Boulder County building. Bus routes 323, 324, 326, 327, LD, LX, J, BOLT are your closest routes. We will leave no later than 5:40 after introductions. We start at Downtown Longmont’s Christmas Tree and will end at Roosevelt Park at the parade of lights, just in time for fireworks.

Trip Notes:

– Dogs are not allowed on this walk.

– Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks may be cracked or bumpy. We will be crossing major streets, please be mindful.
– Wear/Bring: Ty to wear comfortable socks & walking shoes, and layers/protection for the seasons weather.
– Please plan to use restroom beforehand so we don’t wait for you at the start. Restrooms available at our stop places.
– We move casually approximately 2-3mph.
– Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Ana – ana@walk2connect.com or 303-960-4495

Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in this calendar year.

December 2nd Friday in Downtown Longmont: Holiday Stroll

  • Time: 5-9 p.m
  • Location: Downtown Longmont

Join us on December 2nd Friday for an evening of art, lights, and Holiday displays in Downtown Longmont!

Walk2Connect will be offering a free guided walking tour of the Holiday lights and sights in Downtown Longmont, ending at Longmont Lights Holiday Festival in Roosevelt Park prior to the fireworks! Check out the event page for more details: Downtown Longmont Holiday Cheer Walking Tour. There is no fee to join in, but be sure to RSVP through their website! www.walk2connect.com/events

Participating Downtown Longmont businesses will be distributing double Winter Passport stickers, so it's a perfect time to take a stroll and check off that Holiday shopping list!

Friday Afternoon Concert: Boulder Big Band

  • Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd.

Enjoy an afternoon of live music in our Stewart Auditorium this fall featuring an eclectic array of musical acts from up and down the Front Range. Entertaining Front Range audiences for more than 20 years, Boulder Big Band is an authentic 17-piece classic big band jazz orchestra playing sounds from the great Swing-Era era of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.
Learn more and buy tickets at www.longmontmuseum.org or call 303-651-8374.

Santa is Coming to Left Hand!

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

Whether you're on the naughty or nice list, you'll want to check out our tap list because Santa is Coming to Left Hand!

This year's family affair will feature a visit from Kris Kringle along with FREE cider & hot cocoa for the kiddos. Don't forget to bring a Toy Drive contribution and we'll give you your first pint FREE!

Latino Chamber Posada Celebration

  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: Old Town Marketplace, 332 Main St.

Come join the Latino Chamber in celebrating our contributions to business and the community Latino style. We will share chamber accomplishments, acknowledge our members and unveil some of what's to come in 2020. We will also do this Posada style sharing some favorite holiday traditions. This event is open to the business community and also friends of the chamber.

We will have holiday foods, ponche, piñata, tamales & pedir posada. Dont miss it!!

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Acompáñenos a celebrar al estilo Latino todos nuestros logros del año. Compartiremos los logros de la Cámara Latina, reconoceremos a nuestros miembros y daremos a conocer lo que esta por venir en el 2020. Esta Horas Sociales son estilo Posada para compartir las tradiciones navideñas con la comunidad. Este evento está abierto a toda la comunidad empresarial y también a los amigos de la Cámara Latina.

También tendremos piñata, comida tradicional, tamales y pediremos posada. ¡¡No falten!!

Saturday, December 14

State Legislators Host Town Hall

Senator Mike Foote will hold a town hall at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 14th in Longmont. This event is open to the public and is an opportunity for constituents to hear about legislative priorities for the upcoming session as well as to ask Senator Foote, Rep. Jonathan Singer, and Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis questions.

What: Public town hall to cover legislative priorities for the upcoming session

Who: Senator Mike Foote, Rep. Jonathan Singer, and Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis

When: Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 10:00am

Where: Longmont Civic Center, City Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO 80501

Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo 1st Anniversary Celebration

  • Time: 1-6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo, 319 Main St.

Absolute Vinyl is celebrating 1 year in Longmont and you're invited!

Enjoy performance by:

~Clandestine Amigo w/Jessica Carson, Michael Wooten & Giselle Collazo
~Cornelius Duncan Band
~The Pamlico Sound

Spirit tasting all afternoon from Dry Land Distillers & drink coupons and small bites from La Vita Bella Cafe.

Handcrafted Holiday Market

  • Time: Dec. 14, 10 a.m. through Dec. 15, 5 p.m.
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd.

We hope you’ll join us at this free, fun annual event. With over 40 vendors selling a wide variety of handcrafted items, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Santa is coming to Hygiene Fire

  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Location: Hygiene Fire Department, 7523 Hygiene Rd.

What's better than taking pictures with Santa??
Taking pictures with Santa AND a fire truck!
Join us at the Fire House to take pictures with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas this year!

Longmont Toy Shop

  • Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Ford, 235 Alpine St.

At our 4th Annual Dolls for Daughters® and Toys for Boys® Toy Shop in Longmont, we will provide assistance to 800 children ages birth to 18 on December 14, 2019. We plan to provide each child with a new toy, new small toy, toothbrush/toothpaste kit, wooden toy car and lip gloss. We encourage you to bring a large, black lawn bag to take your toys home in or something else that can help you transport your toys from our venue to your vehicle.

The event is first come, first served. A completed survey will be required to enter the toy shop and will be given out the day of the event. A birth certificate from anywhere is REQUIRED along with a picture ID for the parent receiving services. You may only shop for your children at this event.

Sunday, December 15

Holiday Local Cheese Tasting Soiree!

  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: Cheese Importers, 103 Main St.

Join us for an open house, Let's get very merry with nibbles of local cheeses, and a huge thank you for supporting Slowfood Boco this holiday season at the most festive Cheese Importers! Please meet our group upstairs 3-5 pm Sunday Dec 15th and bid farewell to our beloved Rebecca Waterhouse off to Sweden and meet a few new Board Members: Claudia Bouvier owner of https://www.pastificioboulder.com/ and Kathleen Corr, a former member of Slowfood Chicago. Can't wait to "cheers" with you all, SlowFoodies!!

Ice Skate with Santa

  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Ice Pavilion, 725 8th Ave.

Ice Skate with Santa from 2-4pm Sunday, December 15 at the Longmont Ice Pavilion, 725 8th Avenue. Enjoy holiday music while you skate with Santa Claus! Public skating is open from 1:30-6pm with Santa being present from 2-4pm. Regular admission and skate rental fees apply. For more information, contact the Longmont Ice Pavilion at 303-774-4777.

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 Jennifer@wondertours.com




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