Weekend Roundup: Support sports, look at lovely lights, come together for Christmas — 8 happenings for a happy holiday in Craig | CraigDailyPress.com

Weekend Roundup: Support sports, look at lovely lights, come together for Christmas — 8 happenings for a happy holiday in Craig

The Parker home at 453 Tucker St. in the 2018 Holiday Tour of Lights.
Andy Bockelman

‘Twas the last weekend before Christmas, and all throughout Moffat County, people were hunting for a few more bits of holiday fun.

All the trimmings

The seventh annual Festival of Trees runs through January at Moffat County Courthouse, hosted by Moffat County Youth United Way and Moffat County High School Key Club.
The theme for this year’s holiday extravaganza is “Once Upon a Time… Christmas Stories” with numerous Northwest Colorado organizations and nonprofits providing creatively decorated trees.
When: Open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Nov. 26 to Jan. 4
Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: 970-824-6222

Feliz Navidad

Museum of Northwest Colorado hosts a holiday display with the exhibition “Nacimientos of Mexico.” The specially made Nativity scenes from the collections of Suzanna Orzech and Joyce and Max Douglas will be available for viewing through the Christmas season with its last day this Saturday.
When: Nov. 20 to Dec. 22; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: 970-824-7898

Light up the night

Craig Press and Yampa Valley Electric Association host the 2018 Holiday Tour of Lights at homes around Craig. Nine total houses show their Christmas cheer with home and yard decorations, which range from lights to inflatables to radio signals providing holiday tunes.
An online map is available through Craig Press and features each of the entries. Driving west to east to view each of the homes is about 6.6 miles depending on traffic and takes at least 20 minutes depending on each stop.
When: After sunset
Where: Full list of addresses and map available at CraigDailyPress.com
Cost: Free

Hoop it up

Moffat County High School basketball teams host their annual Hoop-a-Thon and Chili Dinner Friday at MCHS.
Players are collecting pledges from community members based on how many baskets they can sink during the evening, with funds collected to benefit the program.
The chili dinner is open to all who attend.
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: MCHS, 900 Finley Lane
Cost: Donations welcome
For more information: 970-629-3628

Rolling into Christmas

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center and The Sizzling Pickle host a December bowling tournament Friday night, with entries benefiting the Adopt-a-Family program for the holiday.
A Secret Santa exchange is available for those who bring gifts to participate, and the alley will also provide drawings for bowling-themed stockings.
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave.
Cost: $13 tournament entry
For more information: 970-824-BOWL (2695)

A cool weekend

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s 18U Midget team hosts its home opener with a series against the Front Range’s Hyland Hills and Cheyenne, Wyoming Saturday and Sunday at Moffat County Ice Arena.
When: Games at 4:30 and 6:15 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday
Where: Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St.
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: craigyouthhockey.org

Pop by

Luttrell Barn Cultural Center hosts Pop-Up Coffee House and Open Mic Night Saturday.
Hot drinks, soups and cookies are on the menu, as well as live holiday music.
When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Luttrell Barn Cultural Center, 411 Emerson St.
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: 970-629-5984

Dinner for all

Mathers Club will host its yearly holiday community dinner Christmas Day. All are welcome to attend and enjoy each other’s company.
People are also invited to bring their own side dishes to share.
When: 2 p.m. Christmas Day
Where: Mathers Club, 420 Yampa Ave.
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: 970-824-9946

Do you have an upcoming weekend or holiday entertainment item to promote? To submit events for Weekend Roundup, email details including time, date, place, cost and a description of the event to news@craigdailypress.com.

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