With Thanksgiving over, we can now turn our attention to Christmas. And what better way to celebrate the season than getting out and having some fun? Grab the young ones and head on out to these five great holiday events.

Parade of Lights-Downtown Grand Junction December 2nd

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with the Downtown Grand Junction Parade of Lights? Stake out your spot early, talk to the vendors selling hot cocoa to keep warm and most of all, bundle up and enjoy the parade!

Old Fashioned Christmas-Palisade December 1-2

Shopping, sampling, singing, sharing. All great parts of the holiday season. Shopping Palisade's many shops, sampling some amazing food, singing along with carolers, sharing rides in a carriage, some of the many things you can do during the weekend in Palisade.

Breakfast With Santa-Dinosaur Journey Museum-Fruita December 2

Imagine a breakfast in the age of the dinosaurs! Sitting among the giants, enjoying a great time, in a festive atmosphere when here comes Santa! This event always sells out, so make sure you contact them quickly!

CMU Holiday Choral Concert-December 5

Come enjoy the talent of CMU's music department as they spread holiday cheer. Love Recital Hall is the place, 7:30 the time.

Chocolate Walk/Spirit of Christmas-Downtown Grand Junction December 8

Two events, held simultaneously downtown offer a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Shopping, live entertainment, art and history tours and a lot more. And if you join the chocolate walk, you can also get a mug filled with hot cocoa from Enstrom's Candies.

There are plenty more where these came from, so join us and enjoy the holiday spirit!

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