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Christmas in Color at Bandimere Speedway. (Photo by Matt Maenpaa)


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Holiday schedules for City facilities

Most City facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The Longmont Library and Longmont Museum will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 22. All Recreation facilities will be closed on Nov. 23 including Union Reservoir and Ice Pavilion. The Memorial Building, Recreation Center, Ice Pavilion and Centennial Pool will be open on Nov. 24. Find schedules on the Longmont website.

Thanksgiving Week Collection Services

The City of Longmont Waste Services will change its collection schedule during the week of Thanksgiving so that the City’s Waste Services employees can enjoy Thanksgiving Day not collecting trash, but celebrating with their family and friends. To accomplish this, collection schedules will be one day early during Thanksgiving Holiday week. All bins should be out on the curb before 7 am on their appointed collection day and remain out until they are picked up. To see the full schedule, visit the Waste Services webpage. If you have questions or your collection was missed, call 303-651-8416 by 4 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and Longmont Waste Services staff will schedule a time to pick up your collection. Want a reminder? Sign up for the Waste Services App to get schedule reminders and notifications about other Waste Services events or news going on near you.

No Coffee with Council until 2024

Due to the holidays, there will be no Coffee with Council meetups in November or December. View the 2024 schedule for Coffee with Council in early January 2024 at the Council webpage.

Visits with Santa at Callahan House

Visit with Santa at the Historic Callahan House, 312 Terry St., between 3:30-7:30 pm on Friday, Dec. 1. Reservations open Monday, Nov. 20 and are required online at (keyword "Santa") or by calling 303-774-4700 for each person in your party. Parents, bring your own cameras to capture the memories. Admission is free, donations appreciated. Spots are limited. For more information, including rental options, visit the Callahan House webpage or call 303-776-5191.

Museum’s 8th Annual Holiday Show!

The Longmont Museum’s holiday tradition returns for its eighth year on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 pm and 7 pm! Join us for songs of the season and holiday cheer from some of the finest musicians and performers in the region. Cash bar with signature holiday drink. Featuring The Mestas-Abbott Latin Jazz Quartet, Brothers of Brass, and Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore. $25 general admission, $22 students/seniors, $20 Museum members. Buy tickets at the Longmont Museum website or by calling 303-651-8374.

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 beginning Friday, Nov. 24 or call 303-774-4700.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday!

Saturday, Nov. 25, 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. More information at Downtown Longmont website or 303-651-8484.

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

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 online or call 303-774-4436.

Limit your amount of de-icer

Protect waterways after winter storms by shoveling snow onto vegetated areas and limiting the amount of de-icer you use at home. Melting snow will carry deicers and other pollutants into storm drains that drain directly to nearby streams. De-icers of any kind will negatively affect the environment in large quantities. If using a de-icer, apply it as soon as snowy or icy conditions appear.

Get health insurance through Boulder County

Boulder County Housing and Human Services' health insurance open enrollment period starts Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2023, ending on Jan. 15, 2024.Individuals signed up by Dec. 15, 2023 will receive coverage on January 1, 2024. There are close to 20,000 uninsured people in Boulder County, including many Latinx individuals and young adults. People can access FREE confidential assistance at the Boulder County website. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

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 Longmont Jobs Portal or call 303-774-4700 with questions.

Enter your float in the Holiday Parade

It’s time to plan your Longmont Lights parade float! Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your business or organization in lights at 5 pm on Saturday, Dec. 9 during the annual holiday parade on Main Street. All parade entries are eligible for prizes. Download your entry form or register online at Longmont Lights. The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 1. Call 303-651-8404 with questions.