So we did all the Christmasy stuff I told you about the other day.
The Downtown Stroll was fun. There were limited food and drinks- I thought there would be a lot more. And they were set up in back of the small shops which made it hard to get to. They should set it all up differently next year. I did have a yummy cupcake from Mya Bella, tho. Delish! The best thing about it was that the shops were all open late. And by late I mean 8:00pm, let’s not get carried away. They should stay open till 8:00 every night during the Christmas season. It would be nice to walk around and have a hot chocolate or a glass of wine and browse the shops in the evening. Lots of good gifts, too. I need to go back once I have my lists finalized.
The Bear Creek thing was really pretty, we’ll go again next year. Maybe I’ll bring the big camera so I can get some neat pictures.
The Festival Of Lights was cute even tho it was like 20 degrees outside. Since Mike had to work, I went with his mom and step-dad. We brought camp chairs, blankets and hot chocolate. Yum.
The Vintages wine tasting was delish and I discovered a new kind of wine that I like, Claret. Don’t forget they have these tastings very frequently. The next one is on December 10th and 11th.
Anyhow, it’s not too late to go to some of these events today:
I may or may not make it to the OCC Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour today. I’m exhausted from all these events so far, and I’m coming down with a cold.
Sunday December 5th, 1:00pm- 5:00pm: Old Colorado City Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour. “A Few of Our Favorite Things” with mistletoe and sparkling snow and thousands of lights, eight local Old Colorado City Bed & Breakfasts- Old Town Guest House, Holden House, Lennox House, Avenue Hotel, Blue Skies Inn B&B, Onaledge, Rockledge Country Inn, and Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn- will open their doors fora holiday tour. Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society, guests will visit area B&Bs to benefit the non-profit organization and its history center with all proceeds donated to the society. You can get tickets at the OCC Historical Society’s bookstore located at 1 South 24th St, 80904.
There were tons of nice things at the art sales. I don’t really have anyone on my list that appreicates handmade goods but if you do, you should for sure check it out. There were soaps, lotions, candles, scarves, bags, lots of jewelry, pottery and other little things. It was crowded but not so bad that you couldn’t move around. Most of the vendors only take cash or checks. There’s a Wells Fargo ATM in the building at CC.
Arts and Crafts sales at Colorado College: Friday, December 3rd from 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, December 5th from 10:00 am -5:00 pm , and one across the street at Bemis Art School, part of the FAC, located at 818 Pelham Place which is off of Cache la Poudre just west of Cascade, Friday, December 3rd from 4:00 pm –8:00 pm , Saturday, December 4th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, December 5th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
There are more events coming up so I’ll be sure to keep you posted!