5 Family Fun Activities To Do in Fort Collins This Holiday Season

Between the shopping, wrapping, cooking and cleaning, be sure to take the family out for some holiday fun! Fort Collins offers great family-friendly events all over town!

1. Visit Santa at the Foothills Mall
Santa will be taking a break from his busy schedule to visit Fort Collins children at the Foothills Mall this year! He will be there from December 19th through Christmas Eve. Santa will be in the Grand Court 10am-8pm daily (except 12-1pm & 5-5:45pm) and Christmas Eve 9am-4:30pm (except 12-12:30pm). Photos are available!

2. Head to Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch to cut down your very own Christmas tree
There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine on a cold winter night wrapping presents or baking cookies. Try cutting yours down this year! Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch in Red Feather has tons of trees for you and your family to choose from.

3. Listen to the trumpets
Enjoy the band of trumpets in Oak Street Plaza on December 20th. They will be playing in the afternoon between 12 and 1pm.

4. Cruise through the Denver Zoo to look at all of the lights
Zoo Lights are back at the Denver Zoo this year and are bigger than ever…almost double the size! The lights can be seen between 5:30 and 9pm until January 4th!

5. Bring in the new year with First Night Fort Collins
This Fort Collins tradition will be begin at 5:30pm and go to 10pm on December 31st. There are events all around the city and can be viewed here. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!
Be sure to check out our Living in Fort Collins page for more events and things to do throughout the year!