As we get closer to the last month of 2022, take some time between holiday shopping, baking and decorating to make some cherished memories with family and friends.
This week’s list of 22 events for the week of November 26th to December. 2 includes parades, festivals, live music and more in and around northern Colorado for all ages to celebrate the holiday season.
Saturday, November 26
1. The third annual Golden Fields Market will be held from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Z Ranch Event Center, 29251 County Road 53 in Greeley. The event will feature dozens of vendors, artisans and artisans selling antiques, jewelry, clothing and more. There will also be food trucks, a performance by Santa, and photo opportunities. Admission is free and all ages can take part. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3EiX8re.
2. John Mellencamp’s “Paintings and Collections” exhibition opens at 10:00 am at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. The exhibition will feature large-scale portraits and mixed-media works by the American musician, who began painting in 1980. Visitors of all ages are welcome. Admission is $7 for guests aged 13 and over. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3XoOpwc.
3. The 32nd annual Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm on Capitol Avenue and 24th Street in downtown Cheyenne with floats, marching bands, horse groups and more. Members may bring a new unpackaged toy to donate to Toys for Toddlers. All ages are invited to the parade. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3TTVXUT.
4. The 2022 Greeley Holiday Open House and Lights the Night Parade are scheduled for 10:00-19:00 at 8th and 9th Street Plazas downtown with shopping opportunities, live music, special treats, hot cocoa and many more for all ages. Come early and get a bingo card for a chance to win gift baskets. Stay tuned for the annual parade with over 50 people including Santa himself. Representatives of all ages are invited to the celebration. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3tLHDmX.
5. FoCo Holiday Blues Party starts at 8:00 pm at Magic Rat Live Music, 111 Chestnut St., Fort Collins, featuring West Side Joe and The Men of Soul. Enjoy drinks and food while listening to live music. The concert is open to adults aged 21 and over and admission is free. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3GzgH17.
Sunday, November 27
6. Get in the holiday spirit at the Kress Cinema and Lounge screening of Elf at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at 817 8th Ave., Greeley. Elf stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, an adult raised by Santa’s helpers who is looking for his biological father in New York City. The film is rated PG and admission is $8 per person. For more information, go to www.kresscinema.com.
7. The Rocky Mountain Train Show takes place at 9:00 AM at The Ranch Event Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland with toy trains, memorabilia, over 15 working mock-ups, trading desks, trains of all sizes and shapes, and more. Admission is $10 for guests aged 13 and over. Children aged 12 years and under and active military personnel enter free of charge. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3hXeP8e.
8. Melodies of Christmas are held from 9:00 to 17:00 at the historic Governors Mansion at 300 E. 21st St., Cheyenne. The free event will feature antique and historic holiday decorations, tours of the mansion, and more for all ages. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3h11hT9.
Tuesday, November 29
9. Western Art Talk: Reminiscing – A talk with Tom Petrie and Brian Dippy will take place at 6:00 pm at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. parkway. Petrie and Dippy will discuss their book on the work of Charles Marion Russell and the personal reflections of his wife Nancy Russell. All ages are welcome to participate and admission is $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/3UWRtxY.
10. Join host Nick Kenny for The Nightmare Before Christmas Quiz at 7:00 pm at 477 Distilling, 825 9th St., Unit B, Greeley. Adults aged 21 and over can come and test their knowledge of the quiz for a chance to win prizes and show off. The games are free and no registration is required to participate. For more information contact 477 Distilling at (970) 451-5768.
Wednesday, November 30
11. Come hang out and chat at Groove Theory at 6:00 pm at The Music District, 639 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. Musicians, producers, engineers and other music lovers are invited to a master class with a guest producer, meet other industry representatives and learn more about the local music scene. The event is free to attend and is open to adults aged 18 and over. Registration required, which can be done by following the link http://bit.ly/3gp079D.
12. Kids Drawing Lessons: Pinch Pot Monster is scheduled for 3:45 pm at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. The class will use Sculpey clay and paints to create unique monster-inspired pottery. The class is open to children aged 7 and over and admission is $40 for non-members and $32 for members. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3GIL2u6.
Thursday, December 1
13. Sales of Rotary Thompson Valley’s Loveland Hearts 2023 fundraising event kick off today with an opportunity to show your love with a wooden heart displayed throughout the city. The hearts are available for $65 each and contain their own message limited to 25 characters including spaces. For more information or to place an order, please visit http://bit.ly/3Ve0zGn.
14. Head to Windsor at 10am to celebrate the grand opening of Pineapple Market, located at 217 5th St. The local boutique stocks home furnishings, clothing and more from local vendors, artisans and artisans. All ages are welcome. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3AyCLVU.
15. Hope for the Holidays downtown food and drink tour will take place from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Greeley. A progressive 4-course dinner will take you through the restaurants, cafes and bars in the city center where you will be served a combination of food and drink. Participants will receive gift bags and souvenir photos. Funds raised will benefit Life Stories Child and Family Advocacy. Tickets are $100 per person for the entire tour or $25 per person for the party only. The tour is open to adults aged 21 and over. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/3HLCHUW.
16. Windsor Community Recreation Center hosts a “Burn the Mortgage S’more Party” at 5 p.m. at 250 N. 11th St. The event will be dedicated to the early repayment of the loan for the expansion of the center with fried s’mores. Goodies and campfire sites will be provided and the event is open to all ages. Participation is free. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3OqPcZt.
Friday, December 2
17. Ninja Star Weekend starts at 4:00 pm at Greeley Hatchet House, 820 9th Street Block A in downtown Greeley. Adults and children are invited to come and try their hand at throwing ninja stars as well as axes. Lane trainers are always ready to give advice and guidance to beginners in ax throwing. Reservations are open to groups of 2 to 10 people per lane. The cost is $25 per person for one hour of throwing and $35 per person for 90 minutes of throwing. For more information or to book a lane, go to www.greeleyhatchethouse.com.
18. Experience the festive season at the Timnath Holiday Lighting Festival at 5:30 pm at 4100 Main St. Open to all ages, the event will feature food trucks, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, live reindeer, a visit from Santa and more. Entrance to the festival is free. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3EMVDTF.
19. New York rapper Jerry Robinson will perform at 7 pm at the Moxie Theatre, 802 9th Street, Greeley. Robinson draws inspiration from Jay Z, J Cole and Wyclef to create a fusion of hip hop, reggae, pop and alternative music. All ages can participate with a valid photo ID. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission and $160 for a reserved table for four. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/3hX3jtw.
20. The Homemade Free Family Christmas Tour arrives in Denver at 7:00 pm at Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Place. The band will be supported by musicians Ernie Holter and Brooke Eden. Home Free is a country a cappella group that won the fourth season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. The group plays many hits from country artists such as Blake Shelton, Maren Morris and Vince Gill, as well as contemporary artists such as Ed Sheeran and Shakira. All ages are welcome to participate, and tickets range from $39 to $72 per person depending on seat selection. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3i3Ma19.
21. Enjoy an evening of wine and live music from Elise Miller at 5:30 pm at the Sweet Heart Winery, 5500 WUS Highway 34, Loveland. The performance is free to attend and is open to adults aged 21 and over. Places are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. For more information go to http://bit.ly/3TPQM8B.
22. The Cheyenne Little Theater Players are performing The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Comedy at 6:00 pm at the Historic Atlas Theatre, 2706 E. Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne. The show tells viewers about Scrooge returning to his old habits and trying to sue the Ghosts of Christmas. The show is open to all ages and ticket prices range from $28.50 to $50.50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.cheyennelittlettheatre.org.