Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony

The most magical evening of the year in Downtown Fort Collins returns on Friday, November 3rd for the Annual Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony!

It’s time once again to “flip the switch” on the thousands of strands of brilliant white lights that will illuminate the alleyways, sidewalks and street-tops of historic Old Town Fort Collins. The dazzling display of low energy and sustainable LED lights stretches through seven blocks and will remain lit for the holiday season through Valentine’s Day.

This year’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony is co-produced by the Downtown Business Association, Downtown Development Authority and the City of Fort Collins. This year’s Holiday Lights display is proudly presented by sponsors Blue Ocean Foundation, Cosner Financial, First National Bank, The Eye Center of Northern Colorado, and Blue Agave Grill.

Community members will gather in Oak Street Plaza located on the corner of College Ave. and Oak St. beginning at 5:30pm. Before the official unveiling of the lights, families are invited to enjoy hot chocolate courtesy of Old Town Spice Shop and music courtesy of The Andrew Vogt Jazz Quartet. At 6:30pm, staff members of the Downtown Business Association, Downtown Development Authority, and City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation department will invite the community to join in the dramatic countdown to the illumination!

When: Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Event Hours: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Oak Street Plaza 

Price: Free to the public

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Photo by Dan Bihn


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