The 2015 holiday season is here and Downtown Fort Collins is ready for Santa Claus to come to town!  Jolly Old Saint Nick will make his first appearance in Old Town Square and arrive in a uniquely Fort Collins way: by musical horse and carriage, courtesy of Colorado Carriage and Wagon. Santa and his elves will ride onto Walnut Street and into Old Town Square at 12:00pm on Saturday, Nov. 21st.

The public is encouraged to join Santa and launch into the holiday spirit by dressing in elf caps or other holiday costumes as he parades around Downtown.  Santa will then be listening to children’s holiday wish lists at his new workshop in the newly renovated Square until 6:00 pm that evening.

From Nov. 21st – Dec. 13th, kids can visit Wednesday thru Sunday, from Noon-6:00pm.  Starting Dec. 14th thru Christmas Eve, Santa’s workshop will be open daily from Noon-6:00pm.  Santa speaks Spanish and Sign Language.

“Story Time with Santa” will also take place each Thursday and Friday at 11:30am at the Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys Store, located at 111 N. College Ave.

Each day, Old Town Square will be filled with the music of Santa’s concertina and harmonica, and in the quieter moments, kids of all ages can share their secret wishes with him in his cozy holiday workshop. 

Santa and his holiday activities are brought to you by the Downtown Development Authority, with special thanks going to the City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department and all of Downtown for helping prepare for Santa’s arrival.

Photo: Sean Lara

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