Dear Nederland Businesses,
Please join us as we embark on the Nederland Holiday Season!
There are some exciting plans under way to make this a festive and fruitful time of year for the greater Nederland area and its residents. We hope that all of you take part in helping to create a truly special mountain town experience during the holidays for visitors and locals alike. We are confident that with everyone’s participation we can continue to positively impact and support our local community and economy.
What is it?
• The kickoff and launch of the Nederland Holiday Season
• December 6th marks the first Friday of the month and the return of the Art Walk many of you participated in during the summer.
• Downtown holiday lights will be turned on with fanfare
• Artists will be highlighted at businesses between the Library and Salto and Blue Owl and the shopping center.
• A great start to the weekend of the Holiday Mountain Market (December 7 & 8)
• Another way to promote, support and buy local!
How Can You Participate?
• Decorate your business front
• Host an artist
• Provide live music
• Stay open until 9pm
• Promote your business with the Magic of the Mountains Event
The NEDDDA (Nederland Downtown Development Authority) and the Town of Nederland are partnering to decorate and light up Nederland. This will include lights on the bridges, in the roundabout and at our Visitor Center. With the help of some donations from Arapahoe Ranch and the help of Ace Hardware, they will be putting up a few Christmas trees with lights in public spaces.
Supported by the Nederland Community Center Foundation’s Art at the Center, NEDDA, and with the help of business advertising we will be able to promote this special evening in local papers, list it on event calendars through out the front range, social media and email groups. The First Friday map will be updated and include not only the listings for the evening but what is happening in Nederland through March encouraging visitors to return to Nederland to shop and play.
Holiday Mountain Market
Every year the Nederland Area Seniors host a Holiday Mountain Market with over 40 artisans and crafters, silent auction, photos with Santa, and live music and hot food. Not only is this an amazing fundraiser for them, it has become a kick off weekend for holiday shopping. Promoting this event as part of the weekend will help create excitement for the season and put people in a holiday mood.
More information and updates on the event will be at www.nederlandfirstfriday.com. We are still taking suggestions for the event. Please let us know if you have ideas for musicians, participants, or anything else we might have missed.
We, as a volunteer committee, are thrilled to highlight the Magic of the Mountains and the beauty of the season to all. We look forward to working together to begin a beautiful tradition in this mountain community. We hope you will join us!
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Art at the Center’s First Friday Committee, NEDDDA and Town of Nederland