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Longmont out and about: look at the past, present and future 150 years of Longmont in Visionary Longmont event at the Museum

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Visionary Longmont: 150 Year of Thinking Ahead

From its early days, Longmont has been quite forward thinking when it comes to its infrastructure and city planning. Join us for a lively conversation on the past, present and future of Longmont from water, electricity and parks to NextLight and beyond, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Stewart Auditorium at the Longmont Museum. Paula Fitzgerald and Erik Mason will sign copies of their books "Stories of Our Longmont Parks" and "Longmont: The First 150 Years" at the event and, immediately following the program, their books will be available for purchase at the Museum Store. People can watch this event in-person, on the Longmont Museum's Facebook page, on Longmont Public Media's website,  through the LPM Roku App for your Smart TV or on Channel 8/880 on your TV. To attend in person is free but reservations are recommended.

November 26 

Holiday Tree Lighting

The Tree Lighting Ceremony is back for 2021! Join us on Friday, November 26th at 6:30 p.m. in 6th Avenue Plaza (west side of 6th Ave. & Main St.). Join us for giveaway bags, holiday music, a capella performances, hot drinks and treats, craft activities and Santa!  

The Long Run "Alter Eagles"

For 5 years, The Long Run, 'Colorado's Tribute to the Eagles', have unleashed their 'Alter Eagles' project each fall for a select number of dates at select venues  Each year, the band’s set list includes 25 songs of everything BUT the Eagles. It could be Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Cars, Styx, or even Glen Campbell, John Mayer, Zac Brown, yes... the crowd never knows til they get there, but they are certain to enjoy all the long lost hits and memories that the Alter Eagles project conjures up. Come join us for an eclectic evening of rock, pop and country classics at Dickens 300 Prime on Friday, Nov. 26 from 8 to 11 p.m. 

Legally Blonde at Jesters Dinner Theatre

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie! Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart- warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! A Legally Blonde performance will take place starting at 7:30 p.m. at Jesters Dinner Theatre on Friday. For more show times and to purchase tickets click here

Poetry Night at the Firehouse Art Center

Join the Firehouse Art Center Writers at the Firehouse for our Monthly Last Friday Poetry Night from 7 to 9 p.m. 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 your original work. This event is free but the Firehouse Art Center, as a 501c3 non-profit organization, always appreciates donations. 

November 27 

9th Annual Sugar Plum Tea Party

The Sugar Plum Fairy warmly invites you to Centennial State Ballet's 9th Annual Sugar Plum Tea Party hosted by Dickens 300 Prime, with tea party sessions starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. ​​Experience a magical catered, plated afternoon tea service including an assortment of warm teas, assorted finger sandwiches, a scone, and sweets, musical accompaniment during tea concluding with a Mini Nutcracker performance and photo opportunities with characters from the show! Learn more about the event and buy tickets here.  

Small Business Saturday

The biggest and best shopping day of the year will feature ice carvings in St. Stephen's Plaza, roaming holiday characters, and surprise giveaways for downtown shoppers! Downtown Longmont is THE destination for Small Business Saturday and for your holiday shopping needs. When you shop small and keep purchases local, you're not only getting a unique product from a local small business, you're making an investment in your community.  

Holiday Market at the Firehouse Art Center

Shop with local artists, creators and makers, on Small Business Saturday and

Artists Sunday -- the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. There’s perhaps nothing more personal than a gift of the arts, so forgo the lines at the big box stores and come shop local at the Firehouse Art Center from 12 to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Participating artists include Brandy Coons, Richelle Cripe, Tangled Turtle Art, Constanze Arenz, Sarah Houston and more!

Meet the Author-Jen Simmons

Local author Jen Simmons will sign her book, Shipley's Secrets, on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Used Book Emporium at 346 Main Street in Longmont. 

November 28 

Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday is a nationwide day to support local artists in your local community. It is the world’s largest art event, dedicated to highlighting local artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy. Visit the Longmont Creative District for gallery openings, artist popups inside businesses, and working artist studios throughout. Choose local art and give something special, unique, and handcrafted this holiday season, and support local artists and the local economy at the same time. There’s perhaps nothing more personal than a gift of the arts. 

Full Throttle Yoga at Bootstrap Brewing

Full Throttle Yoga is a revolutionary power yoga community, a technically simple and physically challenging way to practice a new way of being on and off the mat. Full Throttle Yoga is powerful, bold, present and fun. A style of yoga and community and a way of living at it’s core, Full Throttle Yoga is a movement to bring yoga to the people - all people - young and old, short and tall, skinny and fat, veggie loving vegans and carnivorous couch potatoes, hardcore bikers and hard charging cyclists, gals and dudes, fighters and lovers, soldiers and tree huggers. Full Throttle Yoga is for everyone! Join us at Bootstrap Brewing for our once-a-month Full Throttle Yoga session from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 28.  

November 29 

Monday Night Life Drawing Class

The Firehouse Art Center is proud to offer a socially distanced life drawing session coordinated with Art of Modeling for people 18 years and older on Monday nights from 6 to 8. The classes are short, sit-dry media only and while the Firehouse provides chairs and tables, it’s BYOB easels and supplies. In this two-hour session, poses vary from short gestures to 15 or 20 minute studies in an open-studio format. This is not an instructor-led class; artists are invited to practice their craft in their own style. All artists are responsible for cleaning their area after class. For distancing reasons, each person will need a separate table or must bring their own easel. No materials will be provided or shared. Space is limited so reserve a slot on eventbrite for $15 general admission and $12.00 discount pricing for Firehouse Artist members. Doors close 5 minutes after class starts and open 15 minutes before.

November 30 

25 Days Of Local

Come join MECO Coffee Collective and the Longmont Community in celebrating the first annual 25 DAYS OF LOCAL event. Stop in and browse their wide selection of all Colorado local retail and take a peek at the select Holiday Deals being offered to help check off gifts on your shopping list! This event will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 24. Santa will be in town for three visits too! Bring the kids, grab some goodies and get your picture with the Man In Red on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Happy Holidays from your favorite local coffee shop and Colorado retail space!

December 1

Annual Winter Market Series at Wibby Brewing

Shop, indulge, jig and feel festive! Local artisans arrive at Wibby Brewing every  Wednesday from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. vending high-quality, affordable, hand-crafted gifts for dames, gents, kinder and hunde in the spirit of traditional European-style Christkindl markets! You will score from different vendors each night! Unique, one of a kind gifts include jewelry, woodworking, ceramics, hanging and pallet art, plants/cactai, scarves/hats, accessories, candles, wallets, soaps, decor, salsas and meats, signs, coasters, antiques for your she-shed, man-cave and more... our very own elves provide complimentary craft gift wrapping! Winter Market Festivities will feature chair massages, live music and firepits with DIY s'mores and special small-batch releases (inc. GF!) and drink deals, ugly Christmas sweaters and wreath/ornament decorating for all to enjoy! The young at heart are welcome to enjoy roasting s'mores around the firepits, sipping hot cocoa and cider while they craft and watch holiday favorites on a dedicated screen. It’s the most wonderful tiiime, for a beer... We look forward to seeing your festive faces at Wibby each Wednesday throughout this the holiday season!

Big Kid Ornament Making at the Longmont Museum

Create Christmas and winter holiday decorations with the young people in your life! We'll be crafting, painting and creating keepsakes that will delight for years to come at the Longmont Museum from 9 to 10:30 a.m.  or 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 1. This event is open to children ages 5 to 12 accompanied by an adult. Buy tickets for $6 each here.  

December 4

The Holiday Show!

The Longmont Museum's holiday tradition is back in person! Join us for songs of the season and holiday cheer from some of the finest musicians and performers in the region, including the Rocky Mountain Ringers, the Boulder Klezmer Consort, and Hazel Miller and the Collective. 

The matinee performance on Saturday, Dec. 4 will be preceded by a special Santa reception with cookies and hot cocoa starting at 2 p.m. There will be a cash bar with a signature holiday drink for both the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Holiday Show performances. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for students and seniors and $15 for Museum members. Purchase your tickets here.  

December 5 

Rainbow Elders of Boulder County's 21st annual Lavender Gala

The 21st annual Lavender Gala will be held virtually again this year on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. This event is an online celebration for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) older adult (50+) community of Boulder County. Participants can expect to mix and mingle in a breakout group trivia competition from 2 to 3 p.m. and dance to music with DJ Susie Pringle, in between interactive games from 3 to 4 p.m. Prizes and giveaways throughout. Register here.

December 9

Short Films from the 2021 Boulder International Film Festival

Join us for the last of three evenings dedicated to short films from this year’s Boulder International Film Festival on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in Steward Auditorium at the Longmont Museum. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for Museum members. Purchase your tickets here.  

December 10 

Friday Afternoon Concert: Denver Brass5 "Christmas Time is Near"

Join the Denver Brass5 for a heartwarming holiday treat on Friday. Dec. 10 in Stewart Auditorium at the Longmont Museum starting at 2:30 p.m. Revel in the glorious sounds of the season and capture the feeling of Christmas magic! Goosebumps are guaranteed by Colorado’s most elegant and entertaining recital quintet as they bring inspiration and love to the season with their trademark Christmas arrangements and traditional carols. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for Museum members. Purchase your tickets here.  

Longmont Lights - Friday Festival

Join us for a stroll around Roosevelt Park, lit up with thousands of holiday festival lights, during a walk in the park on Friday, Dec. 10, starting at 5 p.m. at 700 Longs Peak Ave. All events are outdoors, so dress for the weather. Enjoy hot cocoa carts, hot air balloon lights, ice sculptures, costumed characters, fire pits, Santa's workshop and visits with Santa, holiday concerts and a kids' train ride around the park. The night ends with a bang! Don't miss the fireworks show above the St. Vrain Memorial Building at 7:45pm!

Visits with Santa

Are you on the good list? Talk it over with Santa himself! He is seeing visitors in the Roosevelt Park Rose Garden during the Longmont Lights Festival starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.  

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Head Elf needs some help in the North Pole Workshop! Visit the Santa's Workshop area in Roosevelt Park starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 to build your toy and enjoy several craft booths provided by our generous elf partners. Then see the rest of the park for more festival activities or visit with Santa at the Roosevelt Park Rose Garden. Are you interested in hosting a booth? Register Your Santa's Workshop Booth.

December 11

Longmont Lights - Saturday Lights Parade

See all of the twinkling floats as they make their way down Coffman Street and Main Street! Don't miss Santa as he waves to all a good night. The parade begins at 5 p.m. starting at Longs Peak Ave & Coffman Street. Click here to enter your float in the Longmont Lights Parade.

Second Saturday Free Day at the Longmont Museum

Admission to all exhibits is free on the Second Saturday of each month at the Longmont Museum!  

December 18

The Nutcracker

Make the season bright as family, fantasy, and magic unite in this timeless ballet when Clara’s dream comes to life! Dancing dolls, glittering snowflakes, delicious candies and much more sweeten this story of battles, blizzards, and a land of sweets. It’s the perfect holiday entertainment for children and adults alike! Centennial State Ballet presents performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19 in the Niwot High School Auditorium. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.  

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