Fun Things To Do

It’s all happening in Northern Colorado! Here are fun things to do in November…
Loveland | Fort Collins | Greeley | Windsor | Johnstown | Estes Park

Almost Ablaze: Ski & Snowboard Film ~ Loveland

Fun ThingsNovember 8, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Location: The Rialto Theater Center
Website: cityofloveland.org

TGR’s Almost Ablaze is a global odyssey combining state-of-the-art cinematography and the most progressive skiing and snowboarding on the planet. Experience a new level of sensory overload as each athlete is wired for sound, immersing the audience completely in the moment.

Thanksgiving Craft & Treat ~ Loveland

November 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Loveland Public Library
Website: www.cityofloveland.org
School aged kids and their families are invited to drop in anytime between 10 and 2 this Saturday to make a sweet turkey from Oreos, candy corn, peanut butter (or mint for those with nut allergies) cups and malted milk balls. We will also make a Thanksgiving decoration and there will be a few books to read to get us in the Thanksgiving spirit. Come to the reading room in Children’s at the Loveland Public Library while supplies last!

Canyon Concert Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” ~ Loveland

November 29, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Location: Rialto Theatre Center
Tickets: $23 adult, $18 senior/student, $15 group
Website: www.cityofloveland.org
Canyon Concert Ballet is proud to present two performances of Artistic Director Daniel R. Simmons’ The Nutcracker this holiday season. Colorado’s premiere non-profit dance company will kick off the holiday events at the Rialto Theater Center with two performances on the Saturday following the Thanksgiving holiday. This magical ballet features some of the region’s best dancers and promises to be a highlight of Northern Colorado’s Holiday Season.

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Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony ~ Fort Collins

Fun ThingsNovember 7, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Oak Street Plaza
Website: downtownfortcollins.com
Thousands of strands of holiday lights will illuminate historic Downtown Fort Collins as we “flip the switch” at the annual Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony. This year’s lighting effort continues its commitment to being green. LED light strands are used exclusively in this year’s display which will be in place from November 7 – February 14 (approximately). LED light strands lead to power savings of about 90% over standard lights.

The ceremony will be held at Oak Street Plaza located at Oak St. and College Ave. The evening begins at 6:00pm with music, cookies, and hot cocoa and cider. Then at 6:30pm, we will turn on all the lights in downtown. People can enjoy the holiday lights from anywhere along College Avenue beginning at Laporte Avenue and continuing to Magnolia Street.

Trees will be lit along Walnut Ave, Linden St., Pine St., Old Town Square, Oak Street Plaza, and Mountain Ave. The lighting project is a joint endeavor between the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, The Downtown Development Authority and the City of Fort Collins.

Downtown will also host the First Friday featuring Gallery Walk on the evening of November 7st. This event showcases local galleries, artists and art shows. The Fort Collins Gallery Walk is located throughout Downtown Fort Collins including over 20 fine art galleries and attracts hundreds of people from around the Northern Colorado region.

Shop Late Friday ~ Fort Collins

November 14, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Website: downtownfortcollins.com
Dozens of downtown retail shops keep their doors open until 8:00pm on the second Friday of each month!

Come walk along the sidewalks of the historic downtown shopping district and explore all the unique boutique shops, sports apparel, kitchen gifts, clothing, and so much more! These various shops will have special trunk shows, treats in their stores, sales and featured products each 2nd Friday. And after discovering some of your favorite shopping spots, finish the evening with dinner at over 45 restaurants, all located a few steps away!

Explore & discover what Downtown shopping has to offer!

Santa Arrives Downtown ~ Fort Collins

November 22, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM (parade begins)
Location: Old Town Square
Website: downtownfortcollins.com

Come downtown to watch Santa and his elves make their way to the Christmas workshop in Old Town Square.

Parade starts at 11:30am and runs east down Walnut St.

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Cosmic Costume Skate ~ Greeley

Fun ThingsNovember 1, 2014
Time: 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Location: Greeley Ice Haus
Website: greeleygov.com/Recreation/SpecialEvents.aspx

Want another chance to wear your Halloween costume? Come dressed up and receive free skate rental. There will be a costume contest from 7:45-8pm, so be creative to win a prize! Admission $5, $1 age 4 & under, $2 Skate Rental (free with costume).

Thanksgiving Lunch ~ Greeley

November 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Senior Center
Website: greeleygov.com/Recreation/SpecialEvents.aspx

Can’t you just taste the traditional Thanksgiving meal already? Enjoy food, friendship, fun and entertainment. Registration Deadline Nov 8. Fee $7.

Holiday Open House, Evening Parade & Lighting Ceremony ~ Greeley

November 29, 2014
Location: Downtown Greeley
Holiday Open House
Come downtown Saturday, November 29th for a magical, traditional holiday shopping experience and enjoy our downtown Holiday Open House.

Greeley Lights The Night Parade and Lincoln Park Lighting Ceremony
Parade starts at 5:30pm and travels north on 9th Avenue from 15th Street to 7th Street. Lincoln Park Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade.

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Friday Night Flicks ~ Windsor

Fun ThingsNovember 7, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Windsor-Severance Library
Website: clearviewlibrary.org
The home for retired musicians will soon host a new resident. Word is, it’s a star! But some residents are in for a shock when this “star” turns out to be a blast from their past. Will they be able to make music together again? Come see this film directed by Dustin Hoffman. Popcorn provided!

Turkey Ball Tournament ~ Windsor

November 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Chimney Park & Diamond Valley Fields
Fees: $150/team; 9 -12 players
Website: www.windsorgov.com
Join Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture for the 16th annual “Turkey Ball” mush ball tournament! Families, church groups, youth teams and summer and fall leagues are encouraged to play. Special rules of Turkey Ball include running bases in opposite the normal direction. Awards for top three places and special awards for top team and individual fundraisers. Other special prizes and door prizes along with food will also be part of the fun. Turkey Ball will be played rain, snow or shine.

Proceeds benefit the Windsor Reduced Fee Program which offers financial assistance to children and adults who need support in order to participate in recreational activities.

Registration / Tournament
Registration begins in August, Deadline: Nov 2 (or sooner if maximums are met)
Tournament will be played November 8, 2014 rain, snow or shine.

Christmas in Windsor Craft Show ~ Windsor

November 22-23, 2014
Time: Sat, Nov 22: 9am – 5pm; Sun, Nov 23: 10am – 4pm
Location: Community Recreation Center
Cost: $2 donation at the door – Fees from this craft show go back into the community in the form of gifts, scholarships & programs.
Website: windsorgov.gov
Mark your calendars for Windsor’s best craft show! Jump start your holiday shopping with a variety of homemade items and food created by a talented crafter! Sponsored by Quality Crafters and the Windsor Optimist Club.

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Miracle on 34th Street ~ Johnstown

Fun ThingsNovember 13 – December 31, 2014
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre
Website: www.coloradocandlelight.com

Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson (THE MUSIC MAN, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN), tells us the classic story of the year. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbel’s Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth.

Turkey Bingo! ~ Johnstown

November 20, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Glen A Jones MD Memorial Library
Join us for one of our favorite programs-Turkey Bingo! Play bingo to win Thanksgiving food, such as pies and turkeys! This program is for adults (ages 18 and older).

Thanksgiving Storytime & Crafts ~ Johnstown

November 24, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Location: Glen A Jones MD Memorial Library
What are you thankful for? Ms. Kristi and Mrs. L will be talking about Thanksgiving at storytime!

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Fall Back Beer Festival ~ Estes Park

Fun ThingsNovember 1, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Estes Park Events Complex
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com
Held each year on the day we turn the clocks back, Fall-Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, but also the people who make it. Held in the new Estes Park Events Complex!

With over 100 different beers being poured by the brewers themselves from over 30 Colorado breweries, festival goers are sure to walk away having learned something new about their favorite beer from the people who created it.

The Fall Back Beer Festival also coincides with the American Homebrewers Associations Annual Learn To Homebrew Day. To help celebrate, a number of AHA sanctioned homebrewing clubs will be present and brewing for everyone to watch.

With seminars from beer glass experts, food pairings from certified cicerones, demonstrations from homebrewing equipment fabricators, samples from hop farms, giveaways from local homebrew supply shops, and much more, there is sure to be something for everyone.

As a special treat for a limited group of guests (limited to 30 persons), the Dinner With The Brewers, will be served immediately following the event upstairs in our VIP Overlook Lounge. Dinner With The Brewers is a three course dinner, served with your choice of beer flight. All flights are professionally paired with the evenings menu by our certified cicerone. Throughout the dinner, our cicerone will not only educate you on how your flights were paired, but also how and why to do it yourself at home.

It can’t get much better than more than 30 breweries with live bluegrass music featuring the popular Colorado bluegrass band, The Railsplitters and Denver’s own premier Rockabilly Band, The Atomic Drifters.

Also, the Fall Back Beer Festival is family-friendly! Helping with the celebration of brewing are Colorado craft soda breweries pouring samples for guests of all ages! Plus, for everyone’s entertainment, live music from Colorado bluegrass and rockabilly bands throughout the day!

Tree Lighting Ceremony ~ Estes Park

November 22, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Riverside Plaza
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com

Enjoy sweet treats and hot chocolate, radio flyer wagon rides, stocking and ornament decorating and visits with Santa from 4:30 to 5:15 pm in preparation for the special occasion. There will be speeches, introductions and the tree lighting (promptly at 5:30 pm).

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration ~ Estes Park

November 28, 2014

Time: Activities begin at noon, the parade starts at 5:30 pm
Location: Elkhorn Avenue
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com

Estes Park celebrates the beginning of the holiday season. Beginning at noon children can visit with Santa and enjoy hay rides and pony rides. Whimsical characters and festive carolers entertain throughout the downtown area. At 5:30 pm, floats from the Catch the Glow Parade will feature thousands of tiny twinkling lights, storybook figures, angels, snowmen, marching bands, entertainers, wildlife characters and of course, Santa ends the parade!


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