2021 Holiday Events in Longmont, Colorado

Longmont, Colorado is a beautiful town to visit all year round, but it’s exceptionally spectacular during the holiday season. Before the Christmas festivities begin, complete your shopping at one of Longmont’s gift, craft, and maker’s markets happening most weekends at various locations around town. The official holiday tree lighting on the 6th Avenue Plaza kicks off the season on Friday, November 26th. Can’t attend the tree lighting ceremony? There are several opportunities to get the full Longmont holiday experience during the weekend of December 10th and 11th at the Longmont Lights Festival.

Go Ice Skating at the Ice Pavilion - open mid-November

The Longmont Ice Pavilion is a seasonal full-service ice rink, offering skate rentals and lessons throughout the winter season, weather permitting. This is the perfect opportunity to channel your inner figure skater or hockey player, or simply spend a fun afternoon with friends and family on the ice.

Shop the Maker’s Markets - Nov. 20-21, Nov. 27

There are multiple chances to find the perfect handmade gift for that special person on your list this holiday season. Mollie McGee’s Holiday Craft Market takes place over two days on the Boulder County Fairgrounds and boasts to be the “finest (and friendliest) juried craft show” in Colorado. The Holiday Makers Market on November 27th features only handmade items, as well as family-friendly activities and food.

Walk the Park During the Longmont Lights Festival - Dec. 10; 5 pm

For a uniquely Longmont experience, take a stroll through Roosevelt Park, surrounded by thousands of sparkling holiday light displays. This event is great for folks of all ages! There will be hot air balloon lights, ice sculptures, Santa’s workshop, live music, and a kids’ train ride around the park. Stick around to see the fireworks above St. Vrain Memorial Building at 7:45 pm.

Build a Toy With Santa’s Head Elf - Dec. 10; 5 pm

For crafty kids and kids-at-heart, Santa’s lead Elf needs help building toys at Santa’s Workshop. Visit the workshop at the St. Vrain Memorial Building to build a toy, then stick around to discover your new favorite local maker at the craft booths.

Visit with Santa - Dec. 10; 5 pm

Jolly old Saint Nick himself will be hanging out at the Longmont Senior Center during the Longmont Lights Festival. Are you on the naughty or nice list? Visit with Santa Claus before he returns to the North Pole!

See the Saturday Lights Parade - Dec. 11; 5 pm

This classic parade of twinkling floats starts at Longs Peak Ave and winds down Coffman and Main Streets. This year’s parade is particularly exciting for Longmont’s residents after being canceled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

No matter what your plans are this year, living at Fox Ridge Apartments puts you close to all of the holiday celebrations. Contact us today to learn about our exceptionally designed apartment homes.

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