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Holiday Celebrations

Across the Grand Valley

There are many fun and enjoyable holiday events for everyone to enjoy. Here are some top picks from around the valley. Email us with your favorite holiday events. 

Olde Fashioned Christmas Marketplace
A beloved way to kick off the Christmas season, the Olde Fashioned Christmas Marketplace is a Palisade favorite. The Winter Village & Marketplace is hosted in the Old Palisade High School Gym. The event features arts and crafts, dining and family activities. 

Hanukkah Party
Hosted by Church of Grace, this annual Hanukkah event includes a Mexican-themed potluck, with the church providing tamales. Bring your own candles and menorah The event takes place December 7th at 6pm.

Chocolate Walk
Enjoy Grand Junction's downtown holiday charm during this guided walking tour taking place on December 8th. Two tour options are offered: an Art on the Corner Tour or a History Tour. The first 100 participants receive a commemorative mug filled with Enstrom's hot chocolate to enjoy. 

Fruita Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
The City of Fruita will once again host its annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, December 9 from 10 am to 3pm. Located at the Fruita Community Center there will be a variety of vendors. 

Elf the Musical
Put on by The Theatre Project, this show will take place December 15-17 at Grand Junction High School. This lively musical production is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. 

Journey to Bethlehem
Located at 1280 20 Rd, this nondenominational live nativity is in its 5th year. It will run from Dec 15-17, 5:30-8:30pm. The event includes a hayride, music, live actors and animals. There will be cookies and cocoa for all as well as crafts, a petting zoo and a story tent for the children. There is no charge but donations are welcome. 

Christmas Around the World
Come hear the Grand Junction Centennial Band celebrate Christmas Around the World. This free concert will take place on December 17th at 3pm in the CMU Ballroom.

Polar Express
A family fun holiday tradition, the Durango train transforms each holiday season into the Polar Express. Climb aboard and step into a story. While traveling via train enjoy the beloved picture book reading and hot cocoa. At the end of the line enjoy a musical light show and the first gift of Christmas. During the return trip, Santa visits each coach and hears Christmas wishes. 

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