There is no doubt that the Fort Collins holiday light displays are some of the best around in all of Colorado. Fort Collins truly is a magical place during the holiday season and we would like to share that with you. In doing so, we have compiled a list of the best outdoor holiday light displays you must see when staying in Fort Collins during this holiday season.
Downtown Holiday Lights
As it always has, Historic Old Town Fort Collins will light up with thousands of strands of holiday lights that illuminate alleyways, sidewalks and street-tops throughout all of beautiful downtown. The switch was flipped on Nov 3rd and the streets have looked absolutely beautiful. You can experience the downtown lights every night all the way into Feb 2017.
The stunning display of low energy/sustainable LED lights spans seven blocks, illuminating Old Town’s trees, European-inspired alleyways and beautiful storefronts. You can experience the holiday lights anywhere along College Ave. down to Laporte Ave. and continuing south to Magnolia Street. Trees will be lit along Walnut Ave, Linden St., Pine St., Old Town Square, Oak Street Plaza, and Mountain Ave as well.
Front Range Village Holiday Lights
The Front Range Holiday Lights are set to have the switch flipped November 18. The event will last from 4:00-7:00 PM. A number of family-friendly events will also be included in this celebration such as carriage rides, photos with Santa and holiday crafts in Mathnasium.
The tree will be lit at 6:45 pm and will include a special effects light show! This will be the first year Front Range Village has done a light show. It should be very exciting indeed.
Gardens on Spring Creek Holiday Lights
One of Northern Colorado’s best holiday traditions include the twinkling lights at the Gardens on Spring Creek. The switch gets flipped on these lights starting December 1st all the way through January 7th. The lights can be seen every evening from 5:00-9:00 p.m. during that time period including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day.
Bring the family out for a stroll through the Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins’ community botanical gardens, and enjoy the creatively lit festive gardens covered by hundreds of thousands of LED lights.
You can see your favorite perennial flower beds, huge sculptural flowers, a brilliant blue LED pond, John Deere tractor, cornfields, and farmer, and a Primordial Forest with dinosaurs—all created entirely from holiday lights!
And as an added bonus you can visit with Santa during the weekends (Friday, Sat, Sun), while listening to holiday music, making seasonal crafts, and enjoying warm drinks.
Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights
The Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights is becoming quite the Holiday spectacle in Fort Collins. They offer everything one could imagine from fire pits to a tree maze to s’mores roasted on that open fire – and did we forget to mention the brewery lights?! Plus, this year they will have a new family zone area with a giant inflatable snowman and $1 train rides. The kick off will take place Nov 16 at 5 pm and the lighting ceremony will include former Denver Bronco Ed McCaffrey.
Every guest over the age of 21 receives a wristband good for four 6 oz. samples of beer while hot cocoa is available to guests of all ages. If it is the S’mores you’re after, there are family packs available for $10 for roasting.
This year Anheuser Busch has added even more lights on the brewery, and they plan to include a festive Digital Light Show synchronized to music. There will also be snowball throwing wall along with fun photo opportunities. The lights can be seen from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm from Nov 16 - Dec 30 every Thurs - Sun.