On Friday, November 4th, historic Old Town Fort Collins will shine as thousands of strands of holiday lights ‘flip on’ to illuminate the alleyways, sidewalks and street-tops of our beloved Downtown during the Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

The dazzling display of low energy and sustainable LED lights stretches through seven blocks to illuminate Old Town’s canopied treetops, unique storefronts and historic alleyways. The holiday lights can be enjoyed from anywhere along College Avenue, the northern boundary at Laporte Avenue and continuing south to Magnolia Street. Trees will be lit along Walnut Ave, Linden St., Pine St., Old Town Square, Oak Street Plaza, and Mountain Ave.

The Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony will be held in Oak Street Plaza located on the corner of College Ave. and Oak St. beginning at 5:30pm. Families and community members are invited to gather in Oak Street Plaza to enjoy hot chocolate, sweets from Mary’s Mountain Cookies and fudge from Kilwin’s Chocolate before the official unveiling of the lights. Then at 6:30pm, members of the Downtown Business Association and Downtown Development Authority will address the crowd and ‘flip the switch’ on the thousands of stunning light strands lining the streets of our cherished downtown.

Photo by Dan Bihn

When:             Friday, November 4, 2016

Times:             5:30pm – 7:00pm Total event times (6:30pm exactly- the lights go on!)

What:               “Lighting of Downtown” Ceremony

Where:             Oak Street Plaza

Info #:               (970) 484-6500

Cost:                 FREE!

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