All the holiday favorites in one spot: Holidays in Old Town

The holiday season is coming up and with the rough year and a half we have been through due to the pandemic, we deserve a little celebration. 

The holidays are great to spend time with family and friends. Old Town Fort Collins has all the makings of a great holiday experience for you. 

Old Town Holiday Lights 

As per usual, starting the first week of November and going all the way until Valentine’s Day in February, all Old Town will be lit up. Whether you want to go and walk-through Old Town at night, sipping some hot chocolate as the snow falls, or you just want to drive down College Avenue and watch the lights from the warmth and comfort of your own car, the Old Town lights are a great way to spend time with your loved ones and get into the holiday spirit. 

Santa Quest 

For the little detectives in your family, don’t forget to check out the Santa Quest. Starting Nov. 19 and lasting till Dec. 19, local businesses will hide the names of Santa Claus figurines in their store-front windows. The winners are entered into a raffle to win a gift card for different local businesses in Fort Collins. 

Ice Skating Rink and Santa’s Workshop 

The Old Town Ice Skating rink is coming back on Nov. 24 and will stay until Feb. 5. Admission and skates are free to everyone who wants to enjoy some time on the ice this holiday season. Also starting on Nov. 24, Santa and his elves will be in his workshop to hear kids’ wish lists. Santa’s workshop will be up until Christmas Eve, which gives you some time to enjoy all other holiday events happening and still have time to visit Santa. 

A Christmas Carol 

Lastly, for anyone who appreciates the theater, the Lincoln Center is putting on a one-time show of A Christmas Carol. On Dec. 18 starting at 7:30 p.m., you can watch the classic Christmas play. This is a great way to get into the spirit and is a way for you and your loved ones to spend some time together and appreciate the holidays. 

As of now, those are the main holiday events happening in Old Town for this year. Old Town has always had great events happening during the holidays that are fun for the whole family. 

Learn more

If you would like more information about the events happening, feel free to visit the Holiday Hub page at