Weekend Roundup: 9 early holiday happenings in Craig
The start of December sees the holiday spirit in Northwest Colorado become more apparent, and here are some of the many upcoming events offering seasonal fun.
A drive to do good works
The 19th annual Holiday Drive by radio station KRAI & 55 Country starts bright and early at Centennial Mall. The yearly gathering will be seeking community donations of food, toys, clothing and monetary donations to benefit the less fortunate.
Among the programs that will receive help through the drive are Christmas for Kids, Christmas for Seniors, Interfaith Food Bank and Advocates Crisis Support Services.
When: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday
Where: Centennial Mall, 111 W. Victory Way
Cost: Donations welcome
For more information: Call 970-824-6574 or visit krai.com
The sixth annual Festival of Trees is on display at Moffat County Courthouse through January. The theme for this year’s holiday extravaganza is Christmas Around the World and features trees trimmed creatively by multiple area organizations.
An additional gathering will take place Dec. 9 and will include an appearance by Santa Claus.
When: Open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Nov. 27 to Jan. 5
Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: Call 970-824-6222
Art from the heart
Yampa Valley Artisans will host its eighth annual Holiday Market Friday and Saturday at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Featuring a variety of homemade arts and crafts, the venue is an ideal place to find a unique gift.
When: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: Visit facebook.com/Yampa-Valley-Artisans-884402054918175/
The Holiday Home Tour sponsored by Philanthropic Educational Organization will be available Friday and Saturday. Participants will make their way around Moffat County to five selected houses decked out for the occasion and enjoy some Christmas cheer.
Tickets are available at Kitchen a La More and Downtown Books.
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Tour homes include 839 Ledford St., 975 Washington St., 828 Ranney St., 215 Moffat County Road 22 North and 260 Moffat County Road 35
Cost: Tickets $10
For more information: Call 970-824-3850
Sing your heart out
Studio BV will present “Let it Shine,” a recital featuring Craig vocal talents, Friday night at Moffat County High School. The show will include guest act Second Wind Quartet, a men’s barbershop ensemble.
An a cappella clinic with the visiting group will also be available Saturday for adults and kids.
The MCHS choir will also be hosting its winter concert Tuesday, while Craig Middle School will host its concert Dec. 7.
When: “Let It Shine” 7 p.m. Friday; a cappella clinic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; MHCS choir concert 7 p.m. Tuesday; CMS choir concert 7 p.m. Dec. 7
Where: “Let It Shine,” clinic and MCHS concert at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane; CMS concert at CMS, 915 Yampa Ave.
Cost: All concerts free; clinic $10 per person, including lunch
For more information: Call 970-629-9244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Craig Christian Church hosts its Christmas Bazaar Saturday morning, featuring many homemade goods available for purchase.
A variety of delicious items will also be for sale, such as candy, cinnamon rolls, coffee, hot chocolate and tea.
Proceeds will benefit the church’s mission work.
When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
Where: Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: Call 970-824-5604
Fits to a tea
Yampa Valley Fiberworks will host its Holiday Tea Saturday, a tea party featuring festive refreshments and good company.
Space is limited and an RSVP is required.
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Yampa Valley Fiberworks, 41180 N. Colorado Highway 13
Cost: Tickets $20
For more information: Call 970-824-9568
Selfie or elfie?
Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply will offer free family photos with Santa Claus Saturday afternoon. Participants are welcome to bring their kids and pets for pictures with old Saint Nick.
When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, 2355 W. Victory Way
For more information: Call 970-824-4100
Cowboys come together
Boys & Girls Club of Craig invites community members to come out for its annual Cowboy Christmas. The yearly event features dinner, cocktails, dancing, gaming and live and silent auctions.
The club will also be presenting honors such as Youth of the Year and raising awareness about the services it provides for local kids.
Tickets are available at Boys & Girls Club and the Craig Press office.
When: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. US Highway 40
Cost: Tickets $35
For more information: Call 970-826-0411
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