Grand Junction’s Christmas Activities for Weekend of December 11-14
It’s definitely the holiday season, and a very busy one at that with all of the festive events scheduled during the Christmas holidays.
To help keep track of the holiday events, here’s a list of what’s going this coming weekend:
Duffy’s Outdoor Power Equipment is hosting Duffy’s Model Train Christmas Show on weekends through the month of December.
Duffy’s Model Train Christmas Show features The Grande Railroad Gang and their N scale display.
Admission is a suggested donation of $1 per child, $3 per adult, or $5 per family. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Interdependence.
The Museum of Western Colorado will host the “Changing Landscapes of Science Lecture” at the Whitman Educational Center.
Bob Witham of Two Rivers Winery will present the lecture, and Thursday’s topic is “Wines: It’s All About Acids.”
Cost is $5 for members and students and $10 for non-members.
The Moscow Ballet will present the Great Russian Nutcracker at 7:00 p.m. Thursday (December 11TH) at the Avalon Theater, 645 Main Street in Grand Junction.
Palisade High School’s Choral Music Department will present three performances of its annual “Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert.”
Dessert will be served a half hour before performance times.
Admission is $12. All proceeds will benefit Palisade High’s Choral Music Department.
Downtown Grand Junction will host its annual Chocolate Walk at 5:30 p.m. Friday (December 12TH).
Participants are asked to meet at Enstrom Candies at 701 Colorado Avenue in Grand Junction.
The public is invited to a walking tour of Grand Junction’s Main Street, and participants will have a choice of either an Art on the Corner Tour or a History Tour.
Admission is $10.
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens will host a variety of Holiday Festivities during December.
The events will cover two weekends with holiday lights, music and fun family activities.
This Friday (December 12TH), the school choirs from Tope Elementary and Fruita Monument High School will perform.
Northeast Christian Church will present Bethlehem Revisited nightly from Friday (December 12TH) thru Sunday (December 14TH) at the church, 2751 Patterson Road in Grand Junction.
The event will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each night.
Bethlehem Revisited is a live, walk-through Bethlehem experience. Imagine being able to step back to a time about 2,000 years ago, and walk the streets of ancient Bethlehem as Mary and Joseph did on the night of Christ’s birth.
For more information, call 243-6672.
The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra will perform The Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Grand Junction High School.
Tickets can be purchased from www.gjsypmphony.org or at the Symphony office at 414 Main Street in Grand Junction.
Caprock Academy’s 8TH grade class is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake breakfast with Santa this Saturday at the Eagles Lodge, 1674 Highway 50 in Grand Junction.
In addition to pancakes served by 8TH grade students, activities include story time, Christmas caroling, free photos with Santa, and a few other surprises.
This event captures the magic of Christmas, and has elements that follow the children through to Christmas Eve.
Tickets are $10 per person and $50 per family (immediate).
This event is a fundraiser for Caprock Academy’s 8TH grade class, with proceeds going towards a spring trip to Washington, D.C.
The annual Jingle Bell Run 5K is scheduled for Saturday at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction. Participants are asked to meet at the baseball shelter.
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m. A 1K for kids will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Roice-Hurst Humane Society will be on-site accepting donations of dog and cat food, as well as cat litter.
The City of Fruita will have its annual Hometown Christmas and Parade of Lights on Saturday in Downtown Fruita.
The Hometown Christmas will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., while the Parade of Lights will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Juniper Ridge Community School will host its annual Winter Arts and Crafts Fair.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
The Grand Junction Symphony Guild will hold its Fifth Annual Candlelight Dinner on Sunday, December 14TH at Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, 2087 Broadway in Grand Junction.
Appetizers and wine will be served at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
Scott Betts will perform after dinner music.
Admission is $75 ($30 is tax-deductible).