Holiday Happenings: Sweet shows and Santa Claus in Craig |

Holiday Happenings: Sweet shows and Santa Claus in Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
A Nativity scene sits beneath one of the entries during the 2013 Festival of Trees. This year's event will feature special activities Saturday and Thursday, one of numerous holiday activities occurring in the coming week.
Andy Bockelman

The big day continues to draw closer, and there are still many activities to engage in during this Christmas season.

Festival of Trees

Hosted by Moffat County Youth United Way and Moffat County High School Key Club, this display of terrific tannenbaums will brighten your day as much as it spruces up the halls of the Moffat County Courthouse. In addition to the regular hours for the public, special seasonal activities will be available on Thursday, Saturday and Dec. 18, for which all are welcome.

When: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Jan. 9; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 18; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

For more information: Call 970-824-6222.

Winter Arts and Crafts Show

Holiday shopping continues in full blast as dozens of vendors set up shop in Centennial Mall for the annual Winter Arts and Crafts Show. With a full registration list, the sales floor is expected to be packed, so come expecting to see and buy a wide variety of items.

When: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way

For more information: Call 970-326-6368.

Santa’s Workshop

During the craft show, Santa Claus will be in attendance to meet and greet his young fans. People can get a picture with the jolly old elf this weekend or next week when he’ll be back at the mall.

When: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20

Where: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way

For more information: Call 970-326-6368.

Navidads and Noels

Bella Vocé Show Chorus will perform a free show that also includes the young vocal students of Jeana Womble. The performance features plenty of seasonal selections enjoyable for all. Those attending are asked to park in the rear of Craig Middle School.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Craig Middle School auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave.

For more information: Call 970-756-7400.

Christmas concert

For Unto Us: An Interfaith and Community Christmas Celebration Concert will showcase the talents of various local denominations in a free show where all are welcome. Among the highlights will be a community chorus singing portions of Handel’s “Messiah.”

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1295 W. Ninth St.

For more information: Call 323-445-2239.

Letters to Santa

In case you’ve missed Father Christmas repeatedly this season, Santa will stop by the Craig Daily Press office to meet with the boys and girls of town. Refreshments will be available thanks to Bank of Colorado, and Quality Plus One Hour Photo will be selling photo packages.

Kids can get a specially designed letter to fill with their Christmas wishes either at the Daily Press office or in the newspaper itself. If you’re unable to bring it to Santa in person, drop it off at the Daily Press, Bank of Colorado or Walgreens or email it to by Dec. 17, and we’ll take care of the rest to get it to the big guy.

Letters will be printed in the Christmas Eve edition of the paper.

When: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave.

For more information: Call 970-824-7031.

This is just a selection of the Christmastime events in Craig and Moffat County in the following weeks. Be sure to follow the Craig Daily Press for updates, and if you have a Holiday Happening you’d like to see promoted, email us at

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