On Friday, December 5th, at 5:30pm outside our centrally located Town Hall, Mayor Gierlach and his elf assistants will conduct the second tree lighting ceremony in over 20 years. Sponsored by the Nederland Downtown Development Authority, and with the help of some donations from Arapahoe Ranch and Indian Peaks Ace Hardware, they will be putting up a few trees with lights in public spaces. Lights will be at Town Hall, the Visitor Center, the Roundabout, and the Bridge over Middle Boulder Creek. (Even Governor Hickenlooper brought his family to Nederland last year to witness our light installation)
From 5:00-9:00pm, the town will shine with family-friendly activities and unique shopping for Nederland’s December First Friday Art Tour, sponsored by the Nederland Community Center Foundation’s “Art at the Center”. Stop by the Visitor’s Center for local information.
As the holiday lights brighten the evening, musicians enliven the local restaurants and stores. Listen to live music, enjoy a variety of restaurant choices, sip on a locally crafted draft beer or warm up with a steaming latte while perusing original artwork. Find unique gifts to take home. Stores will be open until 9:00pm for your shopping pleasure.
Extend the celebration by visiting the Holiday Mountain Market featuring locally crafted gifts and artwork on Saturday 10:00am–5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am–4:00pm at the Nederland Community Center.
Every year, the Nederland Area Seniors sponsors the Holiday Mountain Market which hosts over 40 artisans and crafters. A silent auction with a weekend getaway, gifts, certificates, and original artwork, along with a 50/50 cash split raffle on Sunday afternoon offer more gift opportunities. Children visit Santa for wishes and photos both days from noon to 3:00pm. Live music and hot food make the Holiday Mountain Market more than just a shopping spree. Enjoy your favorite Nederland choirs, instrumental ensembles, and dancers for two full days of family fun. (Click Here for the Schedule)
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