Frederick Winter Events 2014 – Festival of Lights, Deck the Downtown, and Festive Fridays

Upcoming 2014 Winter Events

festival of lights frederickThe first snow has fallen and winter is here! Along with the new winter season comes a number of events that the Town of Frederick is putting on. We are excited to bring you three great family-friendly activities – Festival of Lights, Deck the Downtown, and Festive Fridays – to enjoy and to help ring in the new winter season. In this blog post we’ll highlight each event to give you some more information. Each event is festive, unique, and filled with fun so we can’t wait to see you there!

Festival of Lights

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 6-8 PM
Where: Crist Park
105 5th Street
Frederick, CO

Event Details

festival of lights frederickThe Festival of Lights in downtown Frederick is a wonderful annual event. Along with a tree lighting in Crist Park, the Festival of Lights is a wintery and merry event that includes activities like horse-drawn carriage rides, a live ice sculpture demonstration resulting in an interactive ice sculpture, free photos with Santa, festive holiday performances and much more.

The whole family is welcome and everyone that attends is encouraged to bring a can of food or $1.00 to benefit Santa Cops. Want a cup of hot cocoa or coffee? In exchange you’ll receive a piping hot coffee or hot chocolate to drink and enjoy.

Carbon Valley Holiday Festival

The Frederick Festival of Lights is also a part of the Carbon Valley Holiday Festival, a joint holiday celebration between Frederick, Firestone, and Dacono. This Holiday Festival is meant to provide you and your family with an entire day of holiday fun! Be sure to check out events held in Firestone and Dacono before joining us at the Festival of Lights!

Sponsors Make This Event Happen

Without the help of the Frederick community and the generous sponsors, the Frederick Festival of Lights just wouldn’t be possible. If you have interest in sponsoring or providing a donation for the Frederick Festival of Lights, click here for the sponsorship form and more information.

Deck the Downtown

When: December 1st – 6th, 2014
Where: Downtown Frederick, CO

Event Details

deck the downtown frederickThe Deck the Downtown contest in downtown Frederick, CO is a friendly competition between Downtown Frederick businesses to see who can create the best holiday display! 2014 will mark the second year of the Deck the Downtown competition and the best part about the event is that it will bring fun, seasonal displays to brighten your Downtown Frederick visits!

Mark your calendars for the first week of December and don’t miss out on the fun displays. After checking them all out you can vote for your favorite! This year we’ll be doing things a little differently and the Frederick Arts Commission will also be judging the Deck the Downtown participants so the winner will be determined by a combination of the popular vote and judge’s scores.

The 2014 Deck the Downtown winner will receive $500 courtesy of the Frederick Arts Commission, a free ad space in the Carbon Valley Consumer Report, a traveling Deck the Downtown trophy and, of course, bragging rights! The second place winner will be receiving $250 courtesy of the Frederick Arts Commission, as well as an ad space courtesy of the Carbon Valley Consumer Report. The third place winner will also be receiving ad space courtesy of the Carbon Valley Consumer Report!

In case you weren’t able to make it to our 2013 event, you can still see the displays for the Deck the Downtown contest by looking through the Deck the Downtown 2013 photo gallery.

2013 Winners

1st Place: Simplicity Salon
2nd Place: En Face Dance Studio
3rd Place: LIFE Fellowship

Festive Fridays

When: Friday December 5th, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time: 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Carbon Valley Recreation Center
701 5th Street
Frederick, CO 80530

Event Details

festive fridays frederickFestive Fridays is another great Frederick Winter Event to help you get ready for the holidays.  The Town of Frederick is bringing new retail and entertainment to Downtown Frederick on the first three Friday nights in December. The appropriately titled Festive Fridays will include “pop-up” gift shops, kids activities and more! Festive Fridays will be a great opportunity for Carbon Valley residents to do some holiday shopping, spend time with their family, and support small businesses from the Frederick area!

Festive Fridays will be taking place at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center, and it will be free for everyone come and enjoy! We will be having a different family-friendly activity each night, so check out the schedule below and don’t miss out on Festive Fridays 2014!

December 5th, 2014

Sportin’ With Santa – Santa will take a special trip from the North Pole to play basketball and pickle ball with kids of all ages!
Food Truck: Lauer Krauts

December 12th, 2014

Kids Kraft Night – Free craft projects and live music will fill the Carbon Valley Rec Center with festive fun! Stay tuned for more information.

December 19th, 2014

Dive-In Movie – Dive in and enjoy watching Arthur Christmas in the Carbon Valley Rec Center pool! Bring a floaty, bring your swimsuit, and hang out in the pool while watching a movie at the same time.

Pop-Up Gift Shop Vendors

Are you interested in setting up a booth space to sell your crafts or locally made goods at Festive Fridays 2014? We’d love to have you! Please fill out the application and return it to Brooke Cunningham. Space is limited so fill out your application soon!


Frederick, CO is one of the best small towns near Denver. Our family-friendly community offers family activities and free activities year-round. Learn more about the Town of Frederick, CO today!

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