One of the things we love most about Stone Creek Apartments is the wonderful location. Not only are we centrally located in Fort Collins, but Fort Collins itself is one of the most lively cities in Colorado. There is always something to do in Fort Collins, and if there isn’t, then Denver is only a short drive away. The holiday season is upon us, which means there will be even more fun events happening. In today’s blog, your Fort Collins apartments will be offering up some fun holiday-themed events going on within driving distance of Stone Creek!

Garden Of Lights

The Garden Of Lights is touted as one of Fort Collins’ best holiday traditions. Happening at the Gardens on Spring Creek, this event turns Fort Collins botanical gardens into a sea of twinkling lights. The lights are arranged in beautiful formations to create giant flowers, dinosaurs, and more. Most evenings will feature entertainment such as live music or theatrical performance, and of course, Santa will make a few appearances as well. The Gardens are just a couple minutes away from your Fort Collins apartments and tickets are free (though there is a suggested donation of just $5), making this a perfect event to attend on a quiet night.

The Nutcracker At The Lincoln Center

If you want to skip the cold and see a theatrical performance instead, the Lincoln Center is presenting The Nutcracker this winter! This event is put on by the Canyon Concert Ballet and is accompanied by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. It is sure to impress with immaculate ballet performances, live music, fantastic sets, and historical costumes.

Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo

This event is a little further away from our Fort Collins apartments but well worth the drive! Coloradans come from all over the state to see the Zoo Lights, an event that has been happening for nearly three decades. The zoo lights up with over two million LED lights spread across 70 acres. Not only is it one of the most beautiful sights to see, but you will also have the opportunity to see some of your favorite animals!

See the Tuba Christmas Performance

For one day only, you can catch a group of 90 tuba players in Old Town Fort Collins bumping out your favorite Christmas carols and holiday music. This event happens on December 8th and is free to the public!

Denver Christkindl Market

While you’re in Denver, stop by the annual Christkindl Market, an authentic German Christmas market full of German cuisine, hot beverages, handmade jewelry, and artisan gifts. There is also plenty of live entertainment for the whole family. The Christkind is the traditional Christmas gift-bringer in some parts of Germany and Europe and is recognizable by her white gown, golden hair, and crown. And while you’ll get the chance to meet The Christkind at the market, good ol’ Saint Nicholas will be there too!

Enjoy The Lights In Old Town

Old Town Fort Collins becomes a winter wonderland every year as the region lights up with thousands of LED holiday lights! We recommend heading over on a snowy night as the streets will be emptier and you can really enjoy looking at the beautiful lights.

Ice Skating at DIA

Here at our Fort Collins apartments, we host a lot of out-of-state students who will be flying home to spend the holidays with their families. If you find yourself heading from Stone Creek to the Denver International Airport, be sure to leave a few hours early. No, it’s not because of traffic or long TSA lines — though that’s certainly part of it! You’ll want to leave early because DIA offers a free ice skating rink! Considering that you rarely hear the words “free” and “airport” together, that’s something pretty special. Perhaps it’s a holiday miracle?

Blossoms Of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens

We promise this will be the last time we make you drive to Denver for holiday events, but this one is just too good to skip! (Plus, our conveniently located apartments give you easy access to the freeway — just hop on Prospect and you’ll be there in no-time!) The Blossoms Of Light event at the Denver Botanic Gardens features interactive light displays and sound-reactive animated LED lights as well as seasonal carolers, holiday treats and hot drinks for purchase.

Happy Holidays From Your Fort Collins Apartments!

However you’re spending your time this holiday season, one thing is certain: there’s no shortage of events to get you into the holiday spirit. In a town like Fort Collins, there is so much to do and see and we love when our residents take advantage of all that the Front Range has to offer.

Whether you’re going to Denver to see the Zoo Lights or just going down the road to look at holiday lights at the Gardens on Spring Creek, you can always count on coming home to a warm apartment. Get in touch today to learn more about living in our Fort Collins apartments or feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!