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This week in Longmont: Longmont Lights

Longmont Parade of Lights takes place on Dec. 9
Longmont Lights (19 of 39)
Thousands lined Main and Coffman streets to soak in the pageantry and holiday spirit during the annual Longmont Lights parade.


Council Catch-Up

Review- November 28, 2023 (Regular Session)

Please view session recording on the Agenda Portal webpage.

  • General Business
    • 2023-05, A Resolution Of The Board Of Directors Of The Longmont General Improvement District No. 1 Enacting A supplemental Budget And Making An Additional Appropriation For The Expenses And Liabilities Of The District For The Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 202

Preview- December 5, 2023 (Organizational Meeting, begins at 7:30)

Please view full meeting agenda on the Agenda Portal webpage.

  • Goodbye to Councilmember Tim Waters and swearing in of Councilmember Diane Crist for Ward 1
  • Mayor Peck, Councilmember Susie Hidalgo-Fahring (Ward 3) and Councilmember Sean McCoy (At-Large) will also be sworn in for another term.

Events & Happenings

Longmont Lights!

Enjoy the sparkling lights display and free outdoor family activities Dec. 8-9 in Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., during the City’s annual holiday celebration, Longmont Lights! The lights, sponsored by FNBO, are lit nightly through early January 2024. Visit the Longmont Lights webpage or call 303-651-8404.

Friday Festival, 5-8 pm on Friday, Dec. 8: Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy holiday activities including the Home Depot Santa’s Workshop (5-7:30 pm) at the St. Vrain Memorial Building (700 Longs Peak Ave.) visits with Santa (5-7:30 pm) at the Longmont Senior Center (910 Longs Peak Ave.), fire pits, hot cocoa carts, and a new laser show finale. The Longmont Ice Pavilion will be open for ice skating (regular admission fees apply), and local food vendors will have menu items for purchase.

Saturday Parade of Lights, 5 pm on Saturday, Dec. 9: See the twinkling floats during the Radiant Winter Wonderland holiday parade as they make their way down Coffman Street and Main Street starting at 5 pm on Saturday, Dec. 9. Don't miss Santa as he waves to all a good night. It’s not too late to be a part of the parade! Today is the deadline for all parade float applications. Call 303-774-4694 to apply.

Boulder International Film Festival Shorts

The Longmont Museum presents a second round of shorts made by filmmakers from across the globe as selected for inclusion in this year’s Boulder International Film Festival. Presented as part of Thursday Nights @ the Museum starting at 7 pm on Thursday, Dec. 7. $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors, $5 Museum members. Buy tickets at the Longmont Museum website or by calling 303-651-8374.

Callahan Holiday Decor Open House

The historic Callahan House, 312 Terry St., will host an Open House from 4-7 pm on Thursday, Dec. 7 for those who want to see the holiday decorations. Santa will NOT be present. Admission is free and the public is welcome. No reservations are required. For information about rental options for your next special event, visit the Callahan house webpage or call 303-776-5191.

Share your culture, influence future with 10-minute survey

Shape your community! Your answers to this 10-minute survey will inform future programs and activities, cultural grants and other resources, and the cultural needs and sense of belonging for various groups right here in Longmont. The final report and data will be taken to City Council to inform them of the results and also seek an increase in funds for LMAC. With just 10 minutes of your time, your voice can help for years to come! Take the survey online. Questions? Contact the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee by emailing

Upgrade your toilet, save water and money

Stop flushing away potential cash! According to the EPA, the average family can save 13,000 gallons of water by upgrading to WaterSense toilets. Upgrade your toilet today and receive a rebate! Restrictions apply; visit

Holiday Give-Back Pass

The Give-Back Pass makes a great stocking stuffer for fun over the holidays! For just $25-$65, invite one, three, or seven people to the Recreation centers and Museum from Dec. 22, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024. Keep the whole family busy: enjoy swimming, ice skating, fitness classes, and hands-on fun at the Museum with unlimited entrances during facility open hours. Purchase your pass online or call 303-774-4700.

Celtic harpist returns to the Library

Welcome the holiday season at the Library with Celtic harpist Valerie Wedel at the Longmont Library during the "Harper in the Hall: Holiday Music from Around the World" concert from 2-3 pm on Saturday, Dec. 9! All ages welcome; seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis with doors opening at 1:30 pm. Valerie specializes in ancient music and will regale the audience with songs from many traditions and cultures. Singing along is welcome! Visit the Library Programs webpage or call 303-651-8472.

Limit your use of de-icers

De-icers are a useful tool that help keep walkways and driveways safe when there is snow and ice but are harmful to aquatic life in large quantities. Melting snow will carry de-icers and other pollutants into storm drains, which drain directly to nearby streams without any treatment. So, how can we protect both people and waterways after winter storms? Here is what you can do:

  • Secure trash and recycling bin lids to keep litter from blowing onto the snow.
  • Pick up pet waste to prevent bacteria and nutrients from being carried away by melting snow.
  • Shovel snow from sidewalks onto vegetated areas so it soaks into the ground instead of flowing onto the street.
  • If using a deicer, apply according to instructions as soon as snowy or icy conditions appear. De-icers help break the bond between ice and pavement to make shoveling easier. They do not evaporate the snow and ice, so adding more does not eliminate the need to shovel.

Sign up to receive Sustainability news!

Longmont’s Sustainability Plan focuses on actions that can be taken to help meet long-term sustainability goals. The Plan identifies objectives and activities in ten primary areas, spanning environmental, social, and economic topics. Stay in the know about where we’re headed and how you can be involved at the Sustainability webpage or call 303-774-4436.

Work for Longmont Recreation

Help prep our athletic fields for play; teach kids the FUNdamentals of sports or how to ice skate — We are now hiring for lifeguards, grounds maintenance techs, front desk staff, hockey coaches, youth sports officials, field supervisors and more! Apply online today at the Jobs Portal or call 303-774-4700 with questions.