Selected Community Events


Candlelight Christmas Eve

Redlands UMC 527 Village Way
Come and celebrate your Christmas Eve with us. Sponsored by the Redlands United Methodist Church
(970) 241-1478

Elks Christmas Party

249 S. 4th St (4th and Ute), Grand Junction, Colo
Grand Junction Elks Lodge invites the public to our 2nd annual Christmas Party, 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, December 20. $5 admission includes one draft or well drink. The best burgers and fries in town will be served from 6 to 7:30 for only $5. Music by “Too Old Hippies” begins at 8 p.m. Also at 8 there will be three drawings for two valuable firearms and $100 (to support local Elks scholarships). At 9:30 other valuable prizes will be raffled, plus a contest to choose the ugliest Christmas sweater. Free tours of the historic 100-year-old lodge will be offered all evening. Don’t miss this chance to see what’s inside this magnificent building at 4th and Ute.
For further information, contact Ed Crilly, 243-0675 or Cheryl Conrod 712-8686.

Bethlehem Revisited

Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, Grand Junction
Northeast Christian Church is bringing back a favorite tradition, Bethlehem Revisited, to the Grand Junction community.
Bethlehem Revisited is a live, walk-through Bethlehem experience. Imagine being able to step back in time, 2,000 years ago, and walk the streets of ancient Bethlehem as Mary and Joseph did on the night of Christ’s birth.
The public is invited to attend this free event.
For more information, call 243-6672.
Kim Gordon
Northeast Christian Church 970-243-6672

4th Annual Grand Junction Christmas Crawl

1334 Grand Avenue, Grand Junction, CO
Come see what our local talent has to offer you for Christmas gifts to your loved ones! One stop shopping, something for everyone! From sweet little stocking stuffer's to yummy holiday goodies to unique beautiful gifts that they will never forget.
Avoid the mall madness!
Kaylan Robinson 970 201 7696,

Christmas Events in Fruita

Fruita, Colorado
A Holiday Craft Fair in the Fruita Community Center gymnasium 10a-3p
Santa photos 1:30p-4p at Cavalcade
Christmas cantata at 4p at the Fruita United Methodist Church
Fruita Lioness Club will be serving an all-you-can-eat chili supper at the Community Center 3p-7p
Sacred Heart Church will also be serving a chili supper beginning at 6p
Parade at 5:30
Parade theme: “Christmas Stories.” Applications are due by December 8th, downloaded here:
Fruita Chamber
(970) 858-3894

Annual Christmas Tree Lot Fundraiser 2014

Downtown Elks Lodge parking lot 249 S. Fourth St. Grand Junction
This is the troop's only fundraising event, which enables them to be one of the most active Boy Scout troops in the valley. 100% of net proceeds from tree sales goes toward leadership camps for the boys, camping trips, outdoor equipment and more.
Scott Dvorak (970) 250-2607
Tom Foote (970) 270- 7315

Christmas at the DRC

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Here comes Santa and Mrs. Claus flying in from the North Pole to the DRC. Children will get to share with Santa their Christmas wishes and then join Mrs. Claus for a jolly good time listening to and being a part of holiday stories, songs, and poems. A special treat bag will be handed out at the end of the holiday program.
Deb Robillard, 719-686-1820,

Come see Santa and the Dinos

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
Santa Claus will be coming to the DRC from 11am-3pm. We have our craft table available for the children to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as on for themselves. So come and see Santa and help us decorate our Christmas tree! Included with cost of museum admission.
Deb Robi, 719-686-1820,

Alternative Christmas Fair

Lincoln Park Barn (12th & North Ave), Grand Junction
An opportunity to give the gift that means the most…
This year 22 local and 28 national and international non-profit organizations will be represented at the Fair; sharing information about the direct services they provide to the communities they serve.
Shoppers who donate to these organizations receive holiday cards that can be given to family and friends letting them know of the thoughtful gift made in their honor.
Join us for music, cookies and coffee while you shop around, enjoy the project displays, and learn about the amazing work these organizations are doing.
Handmade jewelry made by “Lost Boys from Sudan” will be available at the Fair as well as Café Justo Fair Trade Coffee to benefit the Sheepherder Project. Also, Grand Valley Peace & Justice will be selling Fair Trade cocoa, tea and chocolate bars.
This year, local non-profits have decorated Christmas trees unique to their organizations for silent auction at the Fair. Drop by the Fair to see these amazing trees. Perhaps you or your business would like to support your favorite non-profit organization by bidding on their tree – then you can display your tree in your office lobbies or shop windows during the holiday season! So that more businesses are able to participate, silent auction bidding will begin in early November before the Fair – and end the day of the Fair at 3pm. Please call for more details – 243-0136.
Those unable to attend the Fair can still purchase Alternative Gifts through December 15th. Contact Grand Valley Peace & Justice at (970) 243-0136 or visit us on-line at
The Alternative Christmas Fair is a project of Grand Valley Peace & Justice and Alternative Gifts International.
Julie Mamo
Executive Director
Grand Valley Peace & Justice
(970) 243-0136 office
740 Gunnison Avenue, 2nd Floor
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Santa Photos

2923 North Ave. Grand Junction

Ho Ho Ho.... Some people are planning ahead for that special holiday tradition... a photo with Santa Claus at the Bibs to Cribs Store.
Santa is looking forward to spending two Saturdays, December 6 and December 13, 12:30 to 3:30 PM right here in Grand Junction.
Your special Christmas memory photos will be ready within a few minutes. It’s quick, easy, fun and no hassle. Just $5.00 each first photo, $2.00 each additional photo.
The Bibs and Cribs Santa photos are a fund raiser for the Grand Junction Veterans Golden Age Games Team to assist team members to attend the 2015 Golden Age Games in Omaha Nebraska in July, 2015. Team members must pay for their own transportation and housing at the games. ( Did you know that Santa is a veteran too? )
100% of the proceeds will go to the Grand Junction Veterans Golden Age Games Team.
Bibs to Cribs is conveniently located at 2923 North Ave in Grand Junction. Call 242 2520 for more information

Penny or Lindsey, 242 2520

Palisade Altrusa's "Cup of Warmth Soup"

105 W. 3rd St., Palisade
Come early to the Olde Fashioned Christmas Parade in Palisade for a “Cup of Warmth” before the parade. The Palisade Altrusa Club will once again be serving a wide variety of homemade soups before the parade at the Slice O’Life Bakery at 105 W. 3rd St. starting at 5:30 pm. Soup is $1 a cup. Bring the whole family to warm up before the parade starts at 6 pm.
Cheryl Borchard, 970-261-1998,

Shelledy Elementary's Hometown Holiday Craft Fair

Shelledy Elementary School, 353 N. Mesa St. Fruita, CO 81521
Please join us for Shelledy Elementary School’s annual Hometown Holiday Craft Fair, featuring the finest Arts and Crafts that the Grand Valley has to offer.
Shelledy Elementary PTO

Santa and the Dinos

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
Dec., 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 1pm-3pm Santa Claus will be coming to the DRC. We have our craft table available for the children to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as one for themselves. So come and see Santa and the dinosaurs and help us decorate our Christmas tree!
Deb Robillard - 719-686-1820

2013 Parade of Lights

Main Street, Grand Junction
Thousands line Main Street as more than 100 lighted entries enchant viewers. It all happens at 5pm on December 7. Come early and support our local non-profit organizations that will be selling holiday goodies. This event is not to be missed!

2013 Downtown Tree Lighting

Downtown Grand Junction
Catch the Spirit of the holidays in Downtown Grand Junction. It all starts with the Wells Fargo Tree Lighting on November 15 at 5pm. Special entertainment starts the magical evening as crowds gather. Watch as our beautiful tree lights up as do all the holiday lights on Main Street. Santa arrives to visit with the kids and the holiday season begins.

Adopt a Family for Christmas

Mesa County
HOPE of the Grand Valley
Striving to fill the gaps with our working under-employed parent with children that make a little too much to qualify for government assistance

Adopt a Family for Christmas

· Is there at least one full time working parent in your home?
· Do you have children 16 and younger in your home?
· Are you struggling to make ends meet?
· Do you believe someone else could use the help more than you?
· Is it hard for you to ask for help?

If you answer is YES, please apply TODAY for our Adopt a Family for Christmas Program!!! and click on CHRISTMAS 2013
HOPE of the Grand Valley
PO Box 532
Fruita, CO 81521

Santa's New Helper: puppet show

Dec 11, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Central Library at 1st St. and Gunnison Ave.
Rudolph is sick and Santa needs to find a helper to pull his sleigh. Find out who will help Santa deliver toys.

Caroling at Grace Point

Dec 9, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 10:45 a.m.

Grace Point Church located at 606 28 3/4 Road in Grand Junction.
Join them each Sunday for Christmas caroling at Grace Point Church and they will show how each song relates to the original Christmas story.

The Nutcracker

Dec 14, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 7:30 p.m. on Friday Saturday plus 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday

Grand Junction High School Auditorium
Colorado Mesa University and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra present The Nutcracker. Prices range anywhere from $5 to $25, depending on where you are sitting.

CMU Holiday Concert

Dec 9, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theater at 1231 N. 12th St.
Colorado Mesa University is hosting a holiday concert. The admissions fee is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students.

Railroad Christmas Train Show

Dec 8, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cross Orchard Historic Farm at 3073 F Road
The Cross Orchard Historic Farm is holding a Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train Show. The admission fees are $1 for children under 12, $4 for an adult, and $7 for a family.

Susie McEntire Christmas Concert

Dec 6, 2012 7:00 p.m.

The Avalon Theatre at 745 Main St.
A concert to benefit United Way of Mesa County. Reserved tickets are available at, any City Markets, or by calling 866-464-2624. Ticket prices are $45 for Premier Floor Seats, $35 for Premier Balcony Seats, and $25 for Reserved Floor and Balcony.

Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 1, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Two Rivers Convention Center at 159 Main St.
The Lavender Association of Western Colorado is having a Christmas Craft Fair with no cost.

Christmas Concert

Dec 22, 2011 - Dec 24, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Landmark Baptist Church, 2711 Unaweep Avenue, Grand Junction
Landmark Baptist Church will present the cantata From Christmas to Calvary by Glenn and Jan Christianson on Friday, December 23 at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 25 at 11:00 a.m.

In this story Hank, who is old and cantankerous and is bitter toward God and the church, learns the true meaning of Christmas—that Jesus came to earth with the sole reason of dying on the cross for our sins. Some of the choir goes caroling at Hank’s home, where he lives with his daughter and her family, and they have a great effect on Hank. Hank is able to soften his heart and overcome his bitterness enough to trust the Lord as his Saviour. Hank finds a reason for living.

The event will be held at Landmark Baptist Church located at 2711 Unaweep Avenue in Grand Junction. There is no cost and nursery is provided. Call 970-257-1047 for further information.
Landmark Baptist Church, 970-257-1047

Christmas Classics Concert

Dec 19, 2011 - Dec 21, 2011 7:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church on 5th and White
Your Holiday Favorites presented by High Desert Opera. Tix available at Roper Music and at the door. $12 adults, $5 students, children under 12 free.
Tarasina Compagni