City Of Greeley

Festivals & Events

Each year, the Union Colony Civic Center is transformed into a winter wonderland of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths when it plays host to the annual Festival of Trees. While strolling through magnificent yuletide displays, patrons are serenaded by the joyous sounds of Christmas choirs and merry musicians. Activities also include visits from St. Nick and Mrs. Claus, kids' crafts, door prize drawings, face painters, horse and carriage rides and a silent auction. Additional festival events include The Silver Bells Social, Sip & Shop Ladies Night Out, The Teddy Bear Bash and the Whoville Holiday "Seussabration!" All proceeds benefit the Union Colony Civic Center and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. Don't miss the opportunity to surround yourself with the sights and sounds of this wondrous time of year!


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Arts Picnic, held the last weekend in July, draws thousands to historic Lincoln Park every year. Festival attendees shop from over 175 artists’ booths selling everything from pottery and paintings, baskets to Bonsai and gourmet food to garden art! Folks can take a break in the beer garden or enjoy delectable delights from the 20 food vendors in the Culinary Area. Colorado performers entertain on two stages throughout the weekend while clowns, magicians and balloon artists rove through the park. The kids’ Hands-on Area keeps the little-ones busy with projects that encourage creativity and excite the imagination. The Arts Picnic is truly a "feast of fun for everyone!"

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Since Neighborhood Night’s creation in 1996, one of Greeley’s most fun (and free!) summertime rituals is for folks to head to beautiful parks throughout the community, stake out a patch of grass with their lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a wonderful movie shot on an inflatable screen. These alfresco theaters bring back memories of drive-ins that baby boomers grew up with gathering people from all walks of life. So why spend another Friday night in front of the TV when you can be outside enjoying a balmy Colorado evening with friends and family watching a favorite flick under the stars?

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2013 Greeley Lights the Nights House Lighting Contest

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Click here for a 2013 GLTN virtual map (compatible with mobile devices)

We are excited to announce the 2013 Greeley Lights the Nights contest winners!

Greeley residents decorated their houses, with festive decor. Winners of this annual contest are recognized at the December City Council meeting.  Judges based their scores on color, originality and overall appearance. All entries were required to be located within Greeley City limits.

Certificates of Recognition will be awarded for the each of the 6 categories listed below: 

Best 1st Time Entry - Kevin Claussen

O Holy Night Award (Best Nativity Scene) - Mark and Karen Florio

Best Rooftop Display - Bryce and Joe Hopper

KFKA’s Choice Award - Gateway Place Apartments

Most Humorous Display Award - Steve Evans

Mayor’s Choice Award - William Ames

The Greeley Tribune Award - Mariposa Plants and Flowers

And to all of our participants - Thank you for helping Greeley Light the Nights!

- Chris and Jamie Miller
- Richard and Colleen Holmes
- JD and Jase Pickett
- Timothy Hartmann
- Matt and Stacy Baumgartner

- Immaculata Plaza
- Sassy Bagz
- Wm Moore Jewelers
- Warm Hugs Mixes and Gifts
- Accessories with a Flair!... and Hair
- Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
- Chocolate Covered Trucking Inc.
- Doug's Hang Up

Thank you to our sponsors of this event: 

Thank you to Eileen's Colossal Cookies!