Looking to stay up-to-date with the all things Downtown Fort Collins during the holidays? From community events, to must-visit businesses, to holiday gift inspiration and everything in between, ‘Meet Me Downtown’ is the culmination of the one-of-a-kind Old Town experience and the impact you make when you support your community and local business.

So ‘Meet Me Downtown’ and let the Holiday Lights be your guide!

Holiday Gift Inspiration


Old Town Spree

What would you do with a $2,500 Downtown shopping spree? This November and December, the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and 50+ shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in Downtown Fort Collins are launching the inaugural Old Town Spree, where shoppers can enter to win over $5,000 in Downtown Gift Cards for simply shopping and dining in Old Town!

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Downtown Holiday Gift Guide

Downtown Fort Collins is your one-stop-shop for everything on your shopping list this holiday season! Packed with gifts for foodies, artists, adventurers and everything in between, check out our Downtown Holiday Gift Guide to knock out your holiday shopping list in style!

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Downtown gift card

Having trouble finding that perfect gift? Give the gift of Downtown with the DBA’s Downtown Gift Card Program! Downtown Gift Cards are redeemable at 150+ businesses in Old Town and can be loaded up with the value of your choosing! Order online and we’ll mail your Gift Card with a personalized message!

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downtown fort collins – dellenbach tv spot


Downtown Fort Collins and Dellenbach Motors invite you to “Meet Me Downtown” this holiday season! Thank you for supporting the local businesses that make our community a magical place to live, work and play, 365 days a year! Happy Holidays!

dba signature holiday events


Downtown holiday lights


November 1st – February 14th
The Downtown Holiday Lights have been “flipped on”, and there’s no better time of the year to visit Downtown Fort Collins! Each evening, 22+ blockfaces in Old Town will be illuminated by tens of thousands of brilliant LED lights!

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First friday art walk


November 1st & December 6th
Celebrate Old Town’s vibrant arts community as 20+ galleries and art minded businesses stay open late to feature new exhibits, interactive demonstrations and artist chats during this self-guided walking tour!

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fort collins foodie walk


November 15th & December 20th
Educate your taste buds and bring out your inner foodie during this self-guided walking tour featuring 13 of Old Town’s top culinary shops.

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visit santa’s holiday workshop

November 27th – December 24th
Visit Santa’s Holiday Workshop located in Old Town Square! Santa visits are free to the public, and photos are available to capture those unforgettable memories!

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downtown santas shopping quest

November 29th – December 15th
Embark on the family-friendly Santas Shopping Quest Scavenger Hunt to discover hidden Santas in downtown businesses to enter to win $750 in Downtown Gift Cards!

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small business saturday

November 30th
Put your money where your heart is and celebrate the businesses that make our community shine on Small Business Saturday!

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business spotlights


family fun at clothes pony & dandelion toys

Sisters Becca & Jenny Bramhall never could have dreamed that they would one day wind up running a kids clothing & toy store. But 16 years later, Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys has become a staple of the Downtown Fort Collins community. Check out the Bramhall sisters’ story below and be sure to pay them a visit this holiday season!

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mix up something delicious with savory spice

Former Fort Collins Mayor (and the first directly elected female Mayor in Fort Collins’ history) Susan Kirkpatrick knew that she’d be setting up shop in Downtown Fort Collins when she decided to embrace her love for all things food and open Savory Spice in 2011. Since then, Susan has embraced a loyal following of foodies stretching through the region who can’t wait to get their hands on the latest and greatest spices and flavors lining the shelves of her shop. So whether you’re stocking up for a holiday feast or ‘educating your taste buds’ at the Fort Collins Foodie Walk, be sure to visit Savory Spice this holiday season!

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Come In, Touch, Feel, and Experience The Elegant Pear

With over 20 years of design experience, The Elegant Pear and owner Cherilee Blubaugh bring to you beautiful, high quality, master crafted and hand curated home furnishings. Stop into The Elegant Pear’s beautiful showroom for genuine, warm service and inspiring design. Come in, touch, feel and experience the design you’ve been looking for this holiday season!

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Come Play with the Otters at the Otter Shop

Downtown Fort Collins is proud to be the home of the one and only OtterBox retail store, The Otter Shop! While their products are used across the globe, OtterBox’s small town focus and dedication to the Fort Collins community are just a few of the reasons to visit the Otter team this holiday season! Check out their story and some downtown holiday inspiration below!

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community holiday events calendar


This holiday season, put your money where your heart is by supporting Downtown Fort Collins and the countless one-of-a-kind businesses that call Old Town home. Whether you’re crossing gifts off your shopping list or strolling under the lights, Meet Me Downtown for the holidays!