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Northern Colorado, let there be light.
With the holiday season officially in full swing, houses, businesses and city-run light displays have popped up in Fort Collins and beyond.
Hop in your car and use this handy lights guide — your north star — on your annual holiday lights drive.
List of light displays continues below the map.
Residential Christmas light displays
321 and 325 Albion Way (joint display that accepts donations for Habitat for Humanity)
3120 Birmingham Dr.
2412 Crabtree Drive
1232 Forrestal Drive
2635 Geranium Lane
3435 Kenwood Drive (Features a 35-minute LED light show from 4:30-9:30 p.m. nightly).
2901 Middlesborough Court
2318 Ryeland Court
Shore Pine Court
824 Verde Ave.
432 West St.
1112 Woodford Ave.
1712 37th Ave. (lights come on 5-10 p.m. nightly)
1324 Autumn Purple Court
Nature's Herbs and Wellness, 3220 Center Drive (features 25-minute light shows set to Christmas music on 95.1 FM)
1107 and 1109 Tur St.
1626 W. County Road 76 (This display collects food for the food bank).
2106 Grain Bin Drive (This display has 45,000 lights synced to music, with shows every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m. It is also an official Toys for Tots drop-off location.)
822 Lakebrook Court
Northeast corner of 4th and Chestnut Streets
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Other annual Christmas light displays
Where: Foothills mall, 215 E. Foothills Pkwy.
Any mall walkers out there? Walk through a winter wonderland at Foothills mall this holiday season, as the shopping center transforms. Starting Nov. 20, the Foothills "pond" — its seasonal ice skating rink — opened for business. Appropriately, the pond is also home to the mall's giant Christmas tree, which will be lit every evening.
Garden of Lights
Where: Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave.
When: 5-9 p.m. nightly, Dec. 10-26 (except Christmas)
Walk in a winter wonderland as Garden of Lights — the Gardens on Spring Creek's annual holiday lights display — gears up for another season. Stroll through its half-mile loop of holiday-lit perennial flower beds, sculptural flowers, grapevines and a holiday village. Garden of Lights will run each evening from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 10 through Dec. 26 (except Christmas). Tickets are $10 for people 12 years old and older, $5 for children 5-11 and free for children 4 and younger. Due to its timed entry, tickets should be purchased ahead of time. Buy yours now at fcgov.com/gardens.
The NightLights 'Big Blue Tree'
Where: The front lawn of First Presbyterian Church, 531 S. College Ave.
When: Nightly starting Dec. 1
For nearly 25 years, the "big blue tree" in front of First Presbyterian Church has been a glowing sign of the work Northern Colorado nonprofit Realities for Children does to support area children and shine a light on child abuse and neglect. It's also a holiday tradition — and pretty hard to miss if you're driving near the intersection of College Avenue and Mulberry Street on a December night. The NightLights tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 as part of a community lighting ceremony complete with live music, free hot drinks, treats and a visit from Santa. It will be lit nightly after that. To donate a night light to the tree in support of Realities for Children, head to the nonprofit's website.
Old Town holiday lights
Where: Old Town Fort Collins
When: Dusk to dawn every night through Feb. 14
Per tradition, Old Town is twinkling with thousands of LED lights wrapped throughout its tree-lined streets. Grab a hot chocolate on a snowy night and take a spin through downtown to get the full snow globe effect.
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Where: Colorado Youth Outdoors, 4927 E. County Road 36, Fort Collins
When: 5-8 p.m. nightly through Christmas
Take a spin through the sparkling mile-long loop on Colorado Youth Outdoors' expansive Fort Collins property this year. For the second year in a row, the nonprofit is putting on its annual Winter Wonderland drive-thru holiday lights show, which runs through Christmas. Tickets, which can be purchased online, are sold in 15-minute slots and cost $20 a car until the week of Christmas, when the price goes up to $25 per car.
Where: The Chapungu Sculpture Park at the Promenade Shops at Centerra, 5971 Sky Pond Drive, Lov
When: Nightly through Jan. 2
The Promenade Shops at Centerra's Chapungu Sculpture Park is officially in holiday mode. The park has been lit with roughly 100,000 lights, including holiday string lights, LED snowflakes and the lights that illuminate its African stone sculptures and 23-foot tall Christmas tree. Winter Wonderlights is free and open to the public nightly through Jan. 2. The event's 30-minute nightly holiday light show generally runs continuously from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, including Winter Wonderlights' schedule of 2021 performances and vendors, head to visitloveland.org.
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