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2016 Arvada Holiday Events

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I'll be Home for Christmas at the Arvada Center

November 18 thru December 23

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Boulevard



Handmade Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Friday & Saturday, November 25 & 26

Arvada High School

7951 W. 65th Avenue

Admission $5 Children under 12 FREE. Parking FREE.


Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26; 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Throughout Olde Town and all of Arvada

Arvada is full of small businesses that depend on locals shopping local! Please show your support for Arvada businesses by shopping local on Small Business Saturday! Olde Town Arvada will be celebrating Small Business Saturday in a big way with Mix 100's live radio remote, free coffee, lots of specials and much more! Details available at


Arvada Center Annual Fine Art Market Show and Sale

Daily, December 1 – 18

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Boulevard


The Annual Fine Art Market Show and Sale in the Main Gallery is in its 30th year. This show and sale is the perfect place to find a unique, handmade, quality gift for everyone on your list this holiday season, or for yourself! Items included in the sale range from jewelry, ceramics, handwoven pieces, woodworking, metalsmithing, and handmade notebooks and cards to paintings, prints, drawing, photography, and mixed media works.


Apex PRD's Santa Mail Box

Daily, December 1 – 18

Apex Center

13150 West 72nd Avenue

Children can write and decorate their letters to Santa, put a return address on the envelope and drop it in the mailbox. Each night the Apex Center helpers will get the letters to Santa and he will write back to you before Christmas Day!


Saturdays with Santa in Olde Town Square

Saturdays, December 3 thru December 17; 12 – 3 p.m.

Santa will be in the Olde Town Square (57th and Olde Wadsworth) for picture opportunities and horse drawn carriage rides through Olde Town will be available, plus holiday entertainment on each Saturday. Bring your own cameras! Pictures with Santa are FREE! Carriage rides are $10 per adult, $5 per child 2-16 and little one on laps are free. Hot chocolate and holiday treats will be available for purchase. Canned food donations will be accepted and donated to the food bank at The Rising Church.

Carriage Rides in Olde Town Arvada

Saturdays, December 3 thru December 17; 12 – 3 p.m.

Olde Town Square

57th Avenue & Olde Wadsworth Boulevard

Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides through Olde Town for just $10 per adult, $5 per child 2-16 and little one on laps are free. For more information call Historic Olde Town Arvada 303-420-6100.


Apex PRD's Santa Breakfast

Saturday, December 3; 9 – 9:30 a.m.

Community Recreation Center

6842 Wadsworth Boulevard

Bring the entire family for breakfast with Santa. Afterward, enjoy family entertainment and visit with Santa. An adult must accompany children. Children two and under are free, but still need to register. No tickets sold at the door. Register by Nov. 30.


Olde Town Arvada's Lagniappe

Tuesday, December 6; 6 – 8 p.m.

Throughout Olde Town

Celebrate Lagniappe (lawn-yahp) as local business owners stay open late and thank their loyal customers with small gifts of appreciation. The Arvada Chorale performs at 5:30 p.m. in the square and the Mayor will begin the festivities by lighting the tree.  There will be carriage rides around Olde Town (6 - 9 p.m.), the Chili Cook-Off to benefit Arvada Fire will take place at Kline’s (6 - 8 p.m.) and Santa will be waiting to meet young children and listen to their Holiday wishes in the Library (5:30-8:30 p.m.).


Eco-Holiday Crafts at Majestic View Nature Center

Tuesdays, December 6 and 13; 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Majestic View Nature Center

7030 Garrison Street


Deck the halls with eco-friendly home-made crafts. Make an ornament or decoration from reused products each week. Anything you make, you take home. These items make great gifts! Bring the whole family to exercise their holiday creativity and artistry.


The Arvada Chorale Presents: Christmas with a Twist

Saturday, December 10; 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 11; 2 p.m.

Arvada United Methodist Church

6750 Carr Street

Chorale General Information: 720-432-9341.


Santa’s Coming to the Apex Center

Saturday, December 10; 10 a.m. – noon

Apex Center

13150 W. 72nd Avenue

Kids can meet Santa, personally deliver their letter, build a holiday craft, enjoy snacks and play games. FREE. For more information call 303-424-2739.