This list is a compilation of Christmas-related events happening all around Fremont County. It is a work in progress and will be updated frequently as new events come up. If your business or organization is having a Christmas-related event that is open to the public, please send us the information at FremontCO360@gmail.com.
Elf on a Shelf-Fremont County Style
WHAT: Elf on a Shelf is a fun scavenger hunt-type game that spotlights local Fremont County small businesses and gives players lots of chances to win great prizes. Almost FIFTY players have won prizes already and there’s still lots of time left to play, so it’s definitely not to late to get in on the elfin’ fun!!! Download the GooseChase app from GooglePlay or the App store and enter game code PB8G6L and start looking for elves!! Visit the Fremont County Escape and Explore group on Facebook for more info!
WHERE: Participating businesses in Penrose, Florence, and Cañon City.
WHEN: Through December 18
FCA’s Holiday Market
WHAT: Get some of your Christmas shopping donewith nearly 20 local artists and crafters! Their tables will be beautifully displayed with amazing gifts for all your friends, family and loved ones! Gifts for all ages!
WHERE: Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Avenue in Cañon City
WHEN: December 3-18 (opening reception on December 3)
It’s a Wrap!
WHAT: It’s a Wrap is a holiday gift wrapping service benefitting the Starpoint consumers. Click HERE to view the flyer.
WHERE: Drop gifts off at Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Avenue in Cañon City. Pick gifts up at Starpoint, 700 S. 8th Street in Cañon City.
WHEN: The Starpoint wrappers will be on-site at the Fremont Center for the Arts (FCA) on December 10 and 11, but you can drop your gifts off at the FCA during normal business hours – Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm – any time between December 4 and 18.
Farm Holiday Market
WHAT: Several local artists will be available to assist you with your holiday shopping!
WHERE: In The Lavender Farm’s Historic Barn, 340 Grand Avenue in Cañon City
WHEN: December 3-4, 10am-5pm
4-H Holiday Craft Fair
WHAT: Support a great cause and do some holiday shopping at the 4-H Holiday Craft Fair. Over 30 vendors plus an all-you-can eat soup meal will be available for $8. Click HERE for additional information.
WHERE: 4-H Building, 1595 S. 9th Street in Cañon City
WHEN: December 3, 11am-7pm and December 4, 9am-4pm
Cañon City’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
WHAT: Cañon City’s Mayor, Ashley Smith, Cañon City Mayor, will be turning on the Christmas Tree lights at Depot Park. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be available, courtesy of Chris Brady and Tim and Emmy Dennehy. There will also be a snowball fight area set up with our fake plush snowballs.
WHERE: Depot Park on the SW corner of 9th Street and Royal Gorge Blvd. in Cañon City.
WHEN: December 3 at 6pm
Keep Christ in Christmas Program
WHAT: The community is invited to revisit the Birth of the Jesus Christ through spectacular music and nativity displays. Click HERE to see the flyer.
WHERE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1435 Elm Street in Cañon City.
WHEN: December 3, 6-9pm and December 4, 10am-1pm
Holiday Tag Sale
WHAT: The Boys & Girls Club of Fremont County is cleaning out the Club and hosting a tag sale on S. Come support the Club and find some treasures! We’ll be selling hot chocolate & freshly baked cookies to shoppers. Items for sale include toys, books, crafting supplies, computers, home décor and more. We’re also accepting donations of items for us to sell. Cash, check, and card accepted ($10 minimum on cards).
WHERE: The Boys & Girls Club of Fremont County, 129 N. 4th Street in Cañon City
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 4th from 11am-2pm
WHAT: A community sing-a-long and entertainment event. We will be singing carols and seasonal music. Hot chocolate will be available at the concession stand. Cost of admission is one non-perishable food item or a donation to the Rialto theater.
WHERE: The Rialto Theater, 209 W. Main Street in Florence.
WHEN: December 4, 1-2:30pm
Vintage Christmas Market & Evening Shopping in Florence
WHAT: Stores in downtown Florence will stay open late to facilitate your Christmas shopping! Click HERE to view the event flyer and to see what the theme will be for each of the Saturdays.
WHERE: Historic Downtown Florence
WHEN: December 4, 11, and 18
Saturdays with Santa
WHAT: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for story time and photos. This is a free event. You are welcome to bring your child and a camera/cell phone to take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus in our beautiful Carnegie Library.
WHERE: Cañon City Public Library
WHEN: December 4, 11, and 18, 10am-2pm each day
32nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade of Lights
WHAT: The theme for this year’s Parade of Lights in Cañon City is “Bright Lights and Christmas Delights.”
WHERE: Historic Downtown Cañon City
WHEN: December 4 starting at 6pm.
Holiday Children’s Theatre Performances
WHAT: The Fremont Civic Theatre Presents: 2021 Holiday Children’s Theatre performances. We are featuring 3 beloved short stories this year. “The Velveteen Rabbit,” “Sarah Finds Christmas,” and “The Sole of Christmas.” Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students/Seniors. Children 5 and under are FREE. Tickets are available at City Market and Absolute Accounting in Canon City, and Big D’s in Florence. Click HHERE to view the flyer.
WHERE: The Rialto Theater, 209 W. Main Street in Florence.
WHEN: Dec 10 & 11 at 7pm, and Dec 12 at 2pm.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at the Abbey
WHAT: A whole bunch of vendors will be offering their wares for some Christmas shopping fun! Click HERE to view the flyer and to see a list of participating vendors.
WHERE: Holy Cross Abbey Fieldhouse, 2951 Highway 50 in Cañon City.
WHEN: December 10-11, 9am-7pm
WHAT: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will continue its traditional portrayal of the birth of Christ as a Living Nativity scene. This is the 23rd anniversary of the event. Visiting the Living Nativity has become a tradition for many viewers from Fremont County and beyond. Everyone is invited to join in the tradition at 801 Sheridan Avenue to help celebrate the Christmas season. Donations of non-perishable food items and cash will be accepted on behalf of Loaves & Fishes Ministries. Upon arriving at the church, visitors may either drive through and observe from their vehicles or park their vehicles on the east side of Sheridan or in the church parking lot and walk along the display and reflect as the story is told through Bible readings and music. Organizers request that visitors not in the the same households observe social distancing guidelines.
WHERE: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 801 N. Sheridan in Cañon City. The church is the last building on the left on Sheridan. To drive to the Nativity, go north on 15th Street, turn left onto Woodlawn Avenue and at the second stop sign turn right onto Sheridan. Or, go north on Ninth Street, turn right onto College and then turn left onto Sheridan (one block past the high school).
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, December 10th and 11th, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Florence Band Craft Fair
WHAT: Over 30 vendors will be participating in this craft fair. Homemade soup and other concessions will be available. All proceeds will support the Florence Band. Click HERE to see the flyer.
WHERE: Florence Jr/Sr High School, 2006 State Highway 67
WHEN: December 11-12, 9am-5pm
WHAT: Join the Royal Gorge Philharmonic for a world premier performance of the oratorio, As Foretold. Click HERE to see the flyer for more details.
WHERE: The Steeple Community Events Center at 701 Macon Avenue in Cañon City.
WHEN: December 18 at 3pm
White Elephant & Ugly Sweater Party
WHAT: Don Ye Now Your Ugly Sweaters & Bring your Best White Elephant present to exchange with your friends! We’re suggesting $10 presents to make it an even trade all around! Come hang out with your friends, share the love and sip on some beers!
WHERE: Florence Brewing Co., 200 S. Pikes Peak Avenue in Florence.
WHEN: December 18 at 6pm
My Neighbor’s Cupboard Bake Sale & Holiday Craft Fair
WHAT: My Neighbor’s Cupboard will have a Bake Sale & Holiday Craft Fair to raise funds for their programs. Click HERE to see the flyer.
WHERE: 409 Broadway in Penrose
WHEN: December 18 starting at 8am
Ugly Fugly Sweater Party
WHAT: PJ’s Karaoke will be hosting karaoke and an ugly sweater party!
WHERE: Cañon City Brews & Bikes, 224 Main Street in Cañon City
WHEN: December 18 at 6pm