The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center will be hosting their 3rd Annual Holiday Festival along with performances by Boulder Opera, Bach-in-Longmont and the Fort Collins Opera throughout the month of December. In addition to these events, there will be some kid-friendly programs including brunch with Santa and a Harry Potter-themed Yule Ball. We’ve provided a comprehensive list of these upcoming events below.
The Longmont Museum is located at 400 Quail Rd. To purchase tickets to these events, call 303-651-8374, visit the Museum Box Office in person or click on the online ticket link included for each event.
Boulder Opera presents Cinderella
Sunday, Dec. 3 | 3 p.m.
Tickets: $18/Adults; $15/Students & Seniors
Boulder Opera presents Cinderella, a perfect introduction for children into the spellbinding world of opera. Based on the beloved fairy tale, this rare 19th-century work will be presented as a specially arranged one-hour version. Boulder Opera’s talented artists bring this enchanted world to life complete with gorgeous costumes and a chamber orchestra. Sung in French with English supertitles and narration. Purchase online tickets for Cinderella here.
Friday Afternoon Concert Series & Art Show
Opera Fort Collins
Friday, Dec. 8 | Art Show 1:30 p.m.; Concert 2:30 p.m.
Arias and carols will grace this performance as members of Opera Fort Collins fill the concert hall with music from the rich world of opera. Their second set transforms the singers into carolers as they stroll throughout the Atrium, while audience members enjoy a holiday reception and artisan pieces from the Arts Longmont Gift Shop. Purchase online tickets for the Friday Afternoon Concert Series & Art Show here.
BACH-in-LONGMONT presents A World Transformed
Saturday, Dec. 9 | 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30/Adults; $27/Seniors; $10/Students
A World Transformed will present thrilling and colorful post-impressionist works by Bartók, Enescu, Ives and Berg complemented by the music of Johannes Brahms and performed on period instruments – a first for Colorado! BACH-in-LONGMONT presents yearlong concerts and educational events continually enriching their audience’s experiences with chamber, choral and orchestral works. Purchase tickets online for A World Transformed here.
3rd Annual Longmont Museum Holiday Festival
Saturday, Dec. 16 | Concert Only, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17 | Santa Reception 3 p.m.; Concert 4 p.m.
Tickets: $17/Adults; $12/Students & Seniors
The Longmont Museum’s holiday tradition continues for its third year. Join the Museum for songs of the season and holiday cheer from some of the finest musicians and performers in the region including: the Heath Walton Jazz Quintet, Longmont’s Centennial State Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker, Venezuelan rhythms from Gonzalo Teppa and much more. Sunday tickets include a special reception with Santa that includes cookies and hot cocoa before the concert. This event has sold-out the past two years – make sure to purchase your tickets well in advance. To purchase tickets online for the 3rd Annual Longmont Museum Holiday Festival, click here.
Santa Story Time & Brunch
Thursday, Dec. 21 | 9-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Celebrate the magical holidays at a story time and brunch with Santa. Delicious food will be served along with holiday cheer as Santa entertains your whole family with stories. Make sure to bring your holiday wish lists and camera for this special event. This event will sell-out – please make sure to register well in advance. To register online, click here.
Saturday, Dec. 30 | 6-8 p.m.
$15/Person (Children ages 3 and under are FREE)
Are you ready for a night of magic? Dance and feast with the Museum and the Grey Havens Group, a literary and philosophical non-profit for all ages, at the Harry Potter-themed Yule Ball. Renowned witches and wizards from all over the world will be on hand for lessons in the magical arts. All ages are welcome; Broom parking available; Dress robes encouraged but not required. To register online for this event, please click here.
In addition to these special events, the Longmont Museum’s current, hands-on exhibition is Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas. This engaging exhibit reveals a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like. Tickets are just $8/Adults; $5/Students & Seniors; Children age 3 and under are FREE. For more information on the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, visit longmontmuseum.org.