Fort Collins in Lights

Fort Collins is a magical place during the holiday season and it’s about time everyone had a chance to experience it. The streets and buildings are lit up with thousands of lights stretching for blocks and blocks. Feelings of nostalgia aren’t uncommon when walking these streets while taking in all the beauty. Fort Collins offers something for every visitor. If shopping is your forte you are in luck because Fort Collins offers the variety, service and products to keep visitors coming back year after year to find that special gift. Do you love to eat? No problem there. Fort Collins is a mecca for foodie lovers.  If a special event or occasion is what you’re looking for, there’s plenty of that too.  You can check out all events and happenings here. Don’t forget to book your room early to be able to experience the magic of the holiday season in Fort Collins. Continue to check back for lodging specials throughout the season.

Downtown Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights in Old Town

Book Your Holiday Lodging Special Today!

Best Western University Inn

914 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-484-1984 | 888-484-2984

Come stay at this small and charming Inn and enjoy a complimentary breakfast for a special winter promo rate of $69.00 a night plus tax. To book please call and ask for the Visit Fort Collins Winter Special. (Blackout dates Dec. 31, Dec. 15 & 16 and cannot be combined with any other offer)

The Armstong Hotel

259 S College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 484-3883

The Armstrong Hotel is an upscale historic boutique hotel in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins. Book the “Night on the Town” package – Stay in a luxurious room or suite and get ready for a big night out! Package includes choice of sparkling white or red wine, antipasto and charcuterie plate, and choice of your favorite coffee or espresso delivered in the morning. Starting at just $195! Call or add the package when booking online.

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch

17931 W County Rd. 74e
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
(970) 224-1222

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch is a fabulous rustic dude/guest ranch lodge and cabins with beautiful mountain views. Book your family vacation before February 1, 2018 and receive a 10% discount. We also offer wedding and elopement packages at our event center. (Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance reservations required.)

Hotel Holiday Package Specials (All rates good from Nov. 4, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2017 unless otherwise specified.)

Remington Flats

813 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 699-1189

Remington Flats is Old Town’s unique boutique studio hotel. Make your stay extra special by adding the “Couples Getaway Package” to any reservation. Package includes a bottle of wine from the local Kingman Vineyards, Appetizer or Dessert at One of Old Town’s Most Romantic Restaurants, Chocolates, and a late check-out. Price for package is $25.00. Call to add this package to any reservation made at reservations required.)

Downtown Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

Downtown Fort Collins comes alive in the most magical way during the holiday season.  With a plethora of local boutique shopping options, a variety of dining options to satisfy the palate, and an ambiance second to none, Downtown is the perfect place to spend a weekend away before, during, or after the holiday season. Be sure to keep checking back for a complete list of Downtown events and happenings throughout the season!

The Downtown Business Association

The Downtown Business Association’s mission is to promote downtown and to help it thrive. The DBA represents 225 active business members: arts organizations, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment, professional, service and non-profit. They annually produce over 100 days of free programming, including large scale festivals and signature events like the Colorado Brewers’ Festival and Bohemian Nights at New West Fest.

Gardens on Spring Creek

For a family-friendly experience or a fun twist to date night, the Gardens on Spring Creek offer “Garden of Lights“, which runs from December 4 thru January 4. The Gardens on Spring Creek are situated on an 18-acre site along the Spring Creek corridor and serves as the community botanic garden of Fort Collins. Visitors are welcome to enjoy displays of plants suited for Front Range growing conditions.

Lincoln Center

Performing arts is part of the fabric of the Fort Collins community and the holiday season is the best time to experience the shows and performances at the Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center strives to be a leader in cultural experience and looks to make it an essential value to the community. The Lincoln Center is one of Colorado’s largest and most diverse presenters of professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and children’s programs. It features two performing art spaces (an 1,180-seat performance hall and a 220-seat theatre), three galleries, and an outdoor sculpture/terrace/performance garden.

Shop Fort Collins

Whether you’re a visitor or a local, Fort Collins offers a multitude of options from big box stores to local boutiques.  You’ll be able to check off every item on your holiday shopping list in no time. 

Shop Fort Collins is in place to ensure the community’s vibrant quality of life and the local economy is supported. When shopping stays in town, the sales tax dollars collected pay for important City services such as police, fire and street maintenance. We’re fortunate to live in one of the most perfect spots in America, support the local economy and quality of life – Shop Fort Collins!

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