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Holiday Happenings: ‘Tis the season for fun

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the 2015 Parade of Lights, hosted by Downtown Business Association. The annual event takes place this Saturday, kicking off the holiday season in Craig.

With the Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, people across the nation now have their sights set on the next big holiday season. Plenty of Christmas activities are in store for Craig and Moffat County, and here's a guide to the Holiday Happenings for the next week.

Sweet structures

Downtown Business Association's annual gingerbread house contest is open to architects of all ages. Get creative with edible entries made of frosting, candy and of course, gingerbread. Entries are due Dec. 1 at The Kitchen Shop or KS Kreations and will be on display in the basement of Museum of Northwest Colorado.

When:When: Entries due Dec. 1 Entries due Dec. 1

When: Entries due Dec. 1

Where:Where: Enter at KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave., or The Kitchen Shop, 577 Yampa Ave. Enter at KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave., or The Kitchen Shop, 577 Yampa Ave.

Where: Enter at KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave., or The Kitchen Shop, 577 Yampa Ave.

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Cost:Cost: $6 to enter and buy display board, $2 just for entry $6 to enter and buy display board, $2 just for entry

Cost: $6 to enter and buy display board, $2 just for entry

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-2151 or 970-824-8148 Call 970-824-2151 or 970-824-8148

For more information: Call 970-824-2151 or 970-824-8148

Driving toward holiday generosity

Come out bright and early Dec. 1 and 2 to support the KRAI Holiday Drive, which will collect gifts, food and cash for area agencies benefiting the less fortunate. Among those receiving items and funds will be Christmas for Kids, Christmas for Seniors, Interfaith Food Bank and Advocates Crisis Support Services.

When:When: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2

When: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2

Where:Where: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way

Where: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way

Cost:Cost: Free to attend and assist; donations welcome Free to attend and assist; donations welcome

Cost: Free to attend and assist; donations welcome

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-6574 Call 970-824-6574

For more information: Call 970-824-6574

Art from the heart

The seventh annual Artisans Holiday Market takes place Dec. 2 and 3 at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, featuring a plethora of gift ideas with a handmade touch. Items up for sale by local arts and crafts folks include jewelry, photography, soap, lotion, pottery, stained glass, woven baskets and more.

When:When: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3

Where:Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way

Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way

Cost:Cost: Free admission Free admission

Cost: Free admission

Homes for the hoildays

Philanthropic Educational Organization hosts its annual Holiday Home Tour Dec. 2 and 3, visiting the following Moffat County houses decorated for the occasion: Neher (915 Alta Vista Drive), Hurst (922 Steele Court), McLeslie (875 Villa View Drive), Loya (1265 Schrader Ave.) and Schiffbauer (856 Lay Creek Drive).

This year’s tour includes a historic 100-year-old house 16 miles west of Craig. Gift basket drawings will be available for those who enter by donation.

All profits benefit PEO’s scholarships for women’s education.

Tickets are available at The Kitchen Shop.

When:When: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3

Where:Where: Tickets available at The Kitchen Shop, 577 Yampa Ave., or any of the above homes Tickets available at The Kitchen Shop, 577 Yampa Ave., or any of the above homes

Where: Tickets available at The Kitchen Shop, 577 Yampa Ave., or any of the above homes

Cost:Cost: Tickets $10, good for both days; gift basket drawing available for $1 donation Tickets $10, good for both days; gift basket drawing available for $1 donation

Cost: Tickets $10, good for both days; gift basket drawing available for $1 donation

For more information:For more information: Call Kim Grant at 970-824-3850 or Jeannie Thornberry at 970-824-3022 Call Kim Grant at 970-824-3850 or Jeannie Thornberry at 970-824-3022

For more information: Call Kim Grant at 970-824-3850 or Jeannie Thornberry at 970-824-3022

Beautiful voices

Bella Vocé's Studio BV and the Moffat County Shared School present Bells, Boughs & Beyond, a showcase of young talent open to community members Dec. 2 in the Craig Middle School auditorium.

When:When: 7 p.m. Dec. 2 7 p.m. Dec. 2

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 2

Where:Where: Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Where: Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Cost:Cost: Free admission Free admission

Cost: Free admission

For more information:For more information: Call 970-629-9244 Call 970-629-9244

For more information: Call 970-629-9244

Down home goodness

Down Home Christmas returns to downtown Craig as hosted by Downtown Business Association. The free family fun includes roasted marshmallows and chestnuts, hot chocolate, cookies and many more activities in Alice Pleasant Park.

When:When: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3

Where:Where: Alice Pleasant Park, Yampa Avenue Alice Pleasant Park, Yampa Avenue

Where: Alice Pleasant Park, Yampa Avenue

Cost:Cost: Free admission Free admission

Cost: Free admission

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-7898 Call 970-824-7898

For more information: Call 970-824-7898

Cowboy cheer

Boys & Girls Club of Craig welcomes community members to its annual holiday event, Cowboy Christmas. The schedule for the evening includes dinner, dancing, gaming, live and silent auctions, and music by River City Band.

Tickets are available at the club or at Craig Daily Press, with all proceeds going to the club.

When:When: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 3 5:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 3

When: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 3

Where:Where: Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40 Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40

Cost:Cost: Tickets $35 apiece Tickets $35 apiece

Cost: Tickets $35 apiece

For more information:For more information: Call 970-826-0411 Call 970-826-0411

For more information: Call 970-826-0411

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