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What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend, December 16 – 17, 2017

December 15, 2017
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Check out holiday festivals, ice skating, visits with Santa, the Nutcracker and so much more! Happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Jingle Bell Fridays at Village at the Peaks

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Photo Courtesy Village at the Peaks

When: Friday, December 15, 2017

Where: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S Hover Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 5PM – 8PM

Cost: FREE

Get into the holiday spirit this December with lots of free, fun and festive activities for the whole family every Friday at Village at the PeaksJingle Bell Friday activities include: horse drawn carriage rides, kids crafts, face painting, and balloon artists. Stay for the carolers and cookies with Santa’s elves from 6-8 PM. Santa will be visiting Ripple Effect Martial Arts – Longmont, CO from 5:30- 6:30pm to take photos with families.

Snow Much Fun Family Winter Festival

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Photo Courtesy City of Boulder

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Where: Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 5PM – 8PM

Cost: FREE

Join City of Boulder Parks and Recreation and emcees Jeff and Paige for an evening of fun! Participate in FREE craft workshops with Boulder Museum Of Contemporary ArtBoulder Valley School District musical performances, “Holiday on Ice” ice dancing show by Denver Figure Skating Club, and warm holiday refreshments under the more than 225,000 LED lights illuminating the downtown Civic Area. For more information, visit: http://www.SnowMuchFun.org/

Santa at Lost Marbles Toy Store

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Photo Courtesy Santa at the North Pole

When: December 16, 2017

Where: Lost Marbles Toy Store, 435 Main St., Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 1:30 – 4:30PM

Cost: FREE

Stop by Lost Marbles Toy Store to visit and take photos with Santa and enjoy all the fun toys in the store.

A Tonal Noel: Holiday Vocal Music

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When: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Where: Louisville Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, CO 80027

Time: 10:30 – 11AM

Cost: FREE admission

The local choral music group Key of She will present a holiday concert Tonal Noel in the Louisville Public Library. Please stop in the Library to enjoy seasonal songs.

Santa Station: Mead

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Photo Courtesy Mountain View Fire Rescue

When: December 16, 2017

Where: Mountain View Fire Station, Mead Station 3, 441 3rd St, Mead, CO 80542

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: FREE

Come see Santa at Mountain View Fire Station, Mead Station 3. Share a cup of cocoa with us, write a letter to Santa and see the fire engines at Santa Station: Mead. Please bring a non perishable food donation to support the Mead Food Bank.

Chip the Buffalo’s Holiday Visit at McGuckin’s

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Photo Courtesy McGuckin Hardware

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Where: McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Chip the Buffalo is dropping in for a visit to help spread some holiday cheer at McGuckin HardwareChip The Buffalo, or as we like to call him this time of year, “Santa Chip!” will be ready to hang out with you and your family this weekend. You can expect free Chip posters for Chip to sign and plenty of photo opps with Chip.

Santa Station: Erie (Grandview)

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Photo Courtesy Mountain View Fire Rescue

When: December 16, 2017

Where: Mountain View Fire Station, Erie Station 6, 50 Bonanza Dr, Erie, CO 80516

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Come see Santa at Mountain View Fire Station, Erie Station 6. Share a cup of cocoa with us, write a letter to Santa and see the fire engines at Santa Station: Erie (Grandview). Please bring a non perishable food donation to support the Mead Food Bank.

Holiday Festival at Longmont Museum

 

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Photo Courtesy Longmont Museum

When: December 16 – December 17, 2017

Where: Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: See schedule here.

Cost: $17 Adult, $12 Seniors & Students. Tickets available here.

The Longmont Museum’s holiday tradition continues with the 3rd Annual Holiday Festival. Join the Longmont Museum for songs of the season and holiday cheer from some of the finest musicians and performers in the region. Featuring the Heath Walton Jazz QuintetLongmont’s Centennial State Ballet in excerpts from the Nutcracker, Venezuelan rhythms from Gonzalo Teppa, and much more. Matinee ONLY: Special Santa reception with complimentary cookies and hot chocolate before matinee performance only, beginning at 3 pm. Concert begins at 4 pm. Learn more at www.longmontmuseum.org or call 303-651-8374.

Santa’s House at Village at the Peaks

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Photo Courtesy Village at the Peaks

When: December 16 – December 23, 2017

Where: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: See schedule here.

Cost: Suggested donation of $5 will be accepted for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County.

Visit Santa’s House at Village at the Peaks this season! Bring your own camera or cell phone to capture the magic. $5 suggested donations will be accepted for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County. Visits with Santa are first come, first served. No reservations or appointments are available.

Holiday Open House at the Broomfield Library

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When: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Where: Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Check out the Holiday Open House at the Broomfield Library. Enjoy cookies and live music featuring classical guitarist Michael Quam in the lobby. Spread some holiday cheer by painting a kindness rock in the Discovery Lab.

The Nutcracker

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Photo Courtesy Centennial State Ballet

When: December 15 – 17, 2017

Where: Niwot High School, 8989 Niwot Rd, Niwot, Colorado 80503

Time: Times vary, see schedule here.

Cost: Adults, $22, $17 Students & Seniors. Tickets available here.

Centennial State Ballet is proud to present the 17th annual performances of The Nutcracker! Audiences of all ages will delight in the classic holiday tale of Clara and her prince as they travel to the land of sweets. The story comes to life on stage, featuring students from Longmont Dance Theatre Academy, in this grand-scale production. Longmont’s youth ballet company performs under the direction of Executive Artistic Director Kristin Kingsley. Featuring Tchaikovsky original score with accompaniment by Flatirons Community Orchestra and the St. Vrain Singers. The performances also feature guest artists Matthew Helms and Christopher Smidt.

Ice Skate with Santa

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Photo Courtesy City of Longmont

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Where: Longmont Ice Pavilion, 701-, 725 8th Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Cost: Children 2 – 10 $3.75, Youth 11 – 17 $4, Adults $5, Seniors 55 + $4, 2 & Under FREE. Optional skate rental is $3.50.

Enjoy the holiday music and ice skate with Santa from 2-4pm this Sunday! Public skating at the Longmont Pavilion is open from 1:30PM- 6PM with Santa being present from 2-4pm.

Superior Stocking Run

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When: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Where: Purple Park, 1310 S. Pitkin Ave, Superior, CO 80027

Time: 9AM

Cost: $35+, Tickets available here.

Get a head start on the holiday season with the Superior Stocking Run 5K!! Join the Town of Superior and Racing Underground on Sunday December 17 at 9 am for a fun and festive, family-friendly 5K run and walk in Superior. All entrants will receive a red felt stocking chock-full of sponsor goodies! How fun is that!!! And stockings for kids age 8 and under will include a tiny toy!

Photos with Santa at Gunbarrel Brewing Company

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Photo Courtesy Gunbarrel Brewing Company

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Where: Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO 80301 

Time: 2:30 PM  4:30PM

Cost: FREE

Bring your children to visit with Santa at Gunbarrel Brewing Company! For two magical hours, Santa will hear all of their wishes and take photos with your children and pets. Take pictures with your own camera for free, or if you want to let the professionals snap your pics, Bonnie Photo will be on hand to provide professional shots. $10 per download.

I am Rachel, Boulder writer and mother. I started this blog as a resource for Boulder newcomers and those considering relocating to this amazing, unique city. It has become my passion to explore Boulder and to share what I’ve learned with you! My husband, Jeremiah Daly, is a local Realtor and neighborhood expert. We live in the Boulder foothills with our two young daughters.

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