Visit Loveland

Celebrate a season of wonder in Loveland this holiday season.


Come meet Santa and his live reindeer at Winter Wonderlights.

Visit Loveland’s free signature winter event features a nightly light show timed to music each night from November 15 to January 1. During select Winter Wonderlights Live weekends, you can come meet Santa and his live reindeer, catch musical performances, enjoy activities for the kids, go inside the largest inflatable igloo in the state, enjoy giveaways, food vendors and much more. This light show spectacular is a not-to-miss family-friendly event.

Day 1Come to Loveland for incredible shopping deals.

Ready to shop ‘til you drop and get amazing holiday deals? In the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland has shopping for everyone. Looking for guilt-free shopping? Try the Outlets at Loveland. Great Black Friday deals and holiday specials are also available at the Promenade Shops at Centerra, Marketplace at Centerra, Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson and downtown boutiques.

Day 3Bring the kids for stories, breakfast and photos with Santa.

Loveland is a great family getaway destination for the holidays. Be sure to join us for several special occasions to meet Santa.

Jolly Old Saint Nick makes a stop to listen to all the wishes of those who have been naughty and nice at various locations throughout Loveland.

Santa Claus Visits the Outlets at Loveland with free photos but be sure to bring your cameras. Santa’s Workshop at Centerra features complimentary ornament decorating, fresh baked cookies, coloring, horse drawn wagon rides and story time with Mrs. Claus.

Day 4Warm, festive spirits and craft beer await you.

Taste the holidays with some special flavors and blends from Loveland’s distilleries and craft breweries. Stop into any of our ten local breweries to try a variety of flavors including seasonal specials at most.

Day 7Winter musical performances and more

The wonder of the holidays can be experienced through many gatherings and events this season. Take advantage of holidays you love. Check out our events calendar to find a show or event.

Day 8Make your own adventure on the ice rink.

Snuggle or skate with family and friends at the Promenade Shops at Centerra. The Ice Rink is a family-friendly winter treasure for everyone and is scheduled to open in November. Get more info by calling 970-66-SKATE. One price covers complimentary skates, helmet and a skate supporter/trainer as needed. Tickets start at $7 for children 12-and-under and $8.50 for adults.

Day 9Take an enchanted walk in the sculpture garden.

There is something magical about sculpture parks and gardens, especially with the snow and glow of the holidays. Beauty and culture surround you as you walk through and embrace the story behind each piece. Embrace the season with a stroll through the 26-acre Chapungu (pronounced cha-poon-goo) Sculpture Park in Centerra, the only permanent exhibit of its kind in the U.S. The public park featuring 82 African stone sculptures carved by artists from Zimbabwe looks beautiful backed by the holiday lights at Centerra. The 148 bronze and diverse sculptures found at Benson Sculpture Garden create a peaceful and serene escape, allowing visitors to reflect on the joy of the holiday season. Stop by to see the holiday decorations and take a stroll with your favorite pieces of art.

Day 10Christmas Walk in the Woods. 

Head over the river and to the woods, just a little ways out of town to the first ever Christmas Walk in the Woods this December to hear the carolers and see the lights. Santa will be there to hear the children’s Christmas wishes. Cameras are welcome and encouraged.

Day 11Cheer on the Colorado Eagles.

What better way to spend a Saturday night than watching a Colorado Eagles hockey game? The Eagles bring holiday fun for sports fans at the Budweiser Events Center for a sure-to-be high-intensity, action-packed evening. While there, find Slapshot the mascot and get your picture taken with him. Or, join the Eagles for the Teddy Bear Toss.