18 fun and festive holiday events taking place in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins and around northern Colorado

Ho, ho, holy cow there’s a lot of things going on across Weld and Larimer counties this week! The calendar is packed with a variety of fun and festive events including live holiday concerts, a model train show, wine and chocolate pairing and a beer tour.

So grab the family, friends, your sweetie or even that co-worker or neighbor who is new to the area and go have some adventures and fun at some of these 18 events taking place in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins and around the northern Colorado region.

Do you have an event coming up that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other pertinent information to Tamara Markard at [email protected] for consideration.

Saturday, Nov. 27

1. Head up to Estes Park to enjoy some wine and the beauty of the mountains at the 2021 Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival at 11 a.m. at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way. The event will feature Colorado produced wine, cider and mead along with vendors and artisans. The event is open to all ages. Tickets are $35 per person age 21 and older and include a commemorative wine glass, wine tote and unlimited tastings. Children age 6 and older and non-drinking adults are $5 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3nBWf5S.

2. Hop on the Original Gravity Beer Tour at noon as they take participants to four breweries in Loveland. The four-hour tour will make stops at Berthoud Brewing and heads to Big Beaver Brewing Co., Dratz Brewing Co., Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and other Loveland breweries. Hop on and off the OG tour bus at any brewery. The bus will make its rounds every 60-minutes. Tickets are $12 per person age 21 and older for a day pass or $3 per person 21 and older for a single ride pass. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3HF96ML.

3. Maxline Brewing and 970 Comedy are hosting Maxline Brewing Comedy Showcase at 8 p.m. at 2724 McClelland Drive, Suite 190 in Fort Collins. The show will feature Denver-based comedian Korey David along with Matt Gabriel, Aaron Maslow and Hannah Jones. The free show is open to adults age 21 and older. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3oRMy2y.

4. Sebastian Bach, lead singer of Skid Row, will be performing at 8 p.m. at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. Bands Kaleido and Sin on Six will open for the 80’s rocker. The concert is open to guests age 16 and older and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are required for entry. Tickets are $28.50 per person online and $35 per person at the door. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3xbi2of.

5. Kick off the holiday season at Cowboy Christmas from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rancher’s Wife, 604 3rd St., Berthoud. The free event will feature artisan booths, food, miniature horses and ponies to pet and a visit from the big man himself, Santa. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3r4k3l1.

Sunday, Nov. 28

6. Work on your holiday gift list at the Colorado Makers Market from noon to 5 p.m. at the Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St., Fort Collins. More than 90 vendors will be onsite selling handmade gifts, home décor, decorations and more. Entry into the market is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3HAlBci.

7. The Rocky Mountain Train Show will be steaming into Loveland at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ranch Events Center, 5280 Arena Circle. This family-friendly event will feature over 15 operating trains across 40,000 square feet of tracks along with face painting, more than 200 vendors and clinics on how to set up your own train display. Santa will be making a special appearance to visit with the kids. All ages are welcome to attend the show. Admission is $8 for guests age 12 and older and children age 11 and under are free. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3CGDAu5.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

8. Sweet Heart Winery is hosting a wine and chocolate pairing at 5:30 p.m. at 5500 W. Highway 34 in Loveland. The event will pair fine wines with decadent chocolates from The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. The event is open to adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $35 per person and includes all wine and chocolate. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3qYXONm.

9. Enjoy an evening of watercolor painting and wine from 7-9 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. Local artist Colette Pitcher will guide attendees through decorating a festive ornament and greeting card with watercolors. Each guest will receive two glasses of wine, finger foods and a painting kit. The event is open to adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by going to www.ucstars.com or by calling (970) 356-5000.

10. Winter Painting and Pints is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Big Thompson Brewery, 114 E. 15th St., Loveland and will teach guests how to make a festive snowman decoration. An instructor will lead guests step by step through the process and all supplies will be provided along with one glass of beer. The event is open to adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/30QB8UU.

Thursday, Dec. 2

11. Hope at the Holidays — A Downtown Food and Drink Tour is scheduled for 5 p.m.  in downtown Greeley. The four-course progressive dinner will feature food and drinks from Syntax Distillery, Aunt Helen’s Coffee House, Brix Brew and Tap, Luna’s Tacos and Tequila and Stella’s Pinball Arcade and Lounge. Participants will also receive a gift bag and keepsake photo. Proceeds will benefit Live Stories Child and Family Advocacy. The event is open to adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $100 per person for the full tour or $25 per person for the dessert and after party.  For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3HLCHUW.

12. Enjoy some holiday music at A Christmas with David Archuleta at 7:30 p.m. at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St., Loveland. The runner-up in the 7th season of American Idol will be performing all the holiday favorites along with some of his original pieces. The concert is open to all ages and tickets range from $35 per person to $55 per person depending on seat choice. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3EHnuSq.

Friday, Dec. 3

13. The Sundance Steakhouse and Saloon is hosting A Honky Tonk Christmas at 8 p.m. at 2716 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins featuring William Michael Morgan, Curtis Grimes, David Adam Byrnes and Brian Callihan. All ages are welcome to attend and guests do not need to present a vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test. Tickets are $10 per person for general admission or $15 per person for a reserved table. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3x7E9vI.

14. Greeley band, Trash Cat, along with Fancy Bits, will be headlining Live on the Lanes at 8 p.m. at Chipper’s Lanes at 830 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. Full restaurant service will be available and masks are required. All ages welcome to attend. Tickets are $12 per person for general admission standing only and $30 per person for a single lane seat and bowling. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3qYAXBu.

15. Vi Wickam and Friends Christmas Show is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Gressiwick, 426 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Wickam will be joined by his band and Wendy Woo to bring all the Christmas classics to audience members. All ages are welcome to attend. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for kids. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3FBQ6Nh.

16. Head over to Syntax Spirits Distillery for some professional live comedy at 8 p.m. at 700 6th St. Host Tobias Livingston will be introducing different comics to entertain patrons. The free show is open to adults age 21 and older. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3kXRths.

17. Fans of the Grateful Dead won’t want to miss Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at 8 p.m at 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield. The quintet will play all of the Dead’s fan favorites as well as unique versions of the Grateful Dead’s most complex songs. All ages are welcome to attend and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and masks are required to attend. Tickets are $59.95 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/30J0TGP.

18. The town of Timnath will be hosting its annual Holiday Lighting Festival at 5:30 p.m. along Old Town at 4100 Main St. The event will feature lots of holiday lights, local musicians, carriage rides, treats and food trucks, photos with Santa and one of his reindeer and more. The free event is open to all ages. All proceeds and tips will be donated to Shop With a Cop. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3l1tfTA.

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