Events: The Winter Sky Campfire, Disney on Ice and More!
You don’t have to go far to enjoy the Wildlife Experience’s Nature Nights: The Winter Sky Campfire on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. Participants will begin indoors with a presentation on their Science On a Sphere®, a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary imagery onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. There you will experience a journey through the solar system from the sun to our farthest planets. Afterwards, you will head outside and use a telescope to view the night sky. Enjoy a campfire and hot cocoa to stay warm while outdoors. Although winter can be cold, it is one of the best times of the year for stargazing so dress for the weather. Cost: $5 members/$8 non-members.
Get tangled up in Disney On Ice’s Dare to Dream December 6-9 at the Pepsi Center. Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale. Get $4 off all performances Click “Buy Tickets” on the performance of your choice. Enter the savings code 4MOM in the “Promotion Code” box (not valid for VIP tickets).
Olde Golden Christmas on Parade – Saturdays, December 8, 15 and 22, 2012. Experience a true Olde Fashioned Hometown Parade infused with a fun, only-in-Golden spirit. Enjoy lighted floats, clowns, Christmas characters, music, Santa, and even elves on unicycles. Afterwards, catch a free horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic 12th Street neighborhood (noon-4 p.m.) or kids can enjoy a ride in a Newfoundland dog-pulled cart (noon-3 p.m.) Parade travels down Washington Avenue from 11 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. on the first four Saturdays in December. For more details, visit www.VisitGolden.com or call 303-279-3113.
12th Annual Candy Cane Festival at Hammond’s Candies December 7 and 8. Now in its twelfth year, the festival continues to grow with activities for the kids and free admission. Snow or shine beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, all are invited to enjoy a free mini-tour, fresh candy samples, and pick up some gifts for everyone on their holiday list.
The Polar Express, Durango. From now until December 28, 2012 the award-winning book comes to life on this magical journey to the North Pole and back! All passengers will enjoy hot chocolate and a treat served by your personal chefs who will also read the Polar Express story on the way to the North Pole to pick up Santa! While Santa visits each car, your chefs will lead you in specially selected Christmas carols on the return to Durango. All the kids aboard the train will receive a special gift from Santa! F or more information see http://www.durangotrain.com/events/2012-polar-express -MTN Town Magazine
The Longmont Museum presents AMP’D: Powering Longmont 1912-2012, a hands-on exhibition exploring the mysteries of electricity. This family-friendly exhibit will run through February 17, 2013. Featuring nine different hands-on activities, AMP’D invites children and families to assemble a model electrical grid from power plant to home, climb into a bucket next to a replica power pole, and use powerful magnets to generate energy. Kids can discover how LPC keeps the lights on with a lighted model neighborhood, and balance electrical “loads” on a giant scale. Visitors will become a part of an electric circuit, see electricity moving through a plasma globe, and can try to generate up to 90 watts of power through a hand-cranked generator. Exhibit admission is $5 adults, $3 students/seniors (62+), and free for children 5 and under.