Happy Holidays from the Downtown Business community! Parade of Lights is December 6 and lots of holiday fun is in store for everyone, from Winter Skate to Holiday Markets to Carriage Rides. And did you know this year our retailers are offering a special discount program for all Louisville shoppers. Check out the information in our Tidbits column.
First Friday Art Walk
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Hey, its really Saturday, but it’s the same concept. Just because the Parade of Lights is Friday, doesn’t mean you can’t shop too. Now you have two days to check out the galleries and shops to celebrate the Holiday season. Look for the fun up and down Main and Front streets all weekend long!
Saturdays and Sundays through December 22
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bring the kids and enjoy visits and photos with Santa. There will be Christmas trees and Holiday decor, kettle corn and treats, tent vendors, jewelers, crafts, and seasonal apparel. Plus live entertainment and merriment for all! For more info contact Andrew Williams at 303-919-2279 or email LouisvilleWinterHolidayMarket@gmail.com
908 Main St.
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Join Yoga Junction owners, Carey & Melissa as well as musician Steph Schwartz for a free live music and yoga class! Afterward, enjoy beverages, snacks and one-night-only specials. RSVP early to reserve your space!
Lady of Guadalupe Day
901 Main St.
December 7 and December 12
During First Friday Art Walk, make sure and meet the founder of Eternal Lite Flameless Candles at Bella Frida. He will have his complete line of flameless religious candles including Our Lady of Guadalupe, Guardian Angel and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
December 12 is Lady of Guadalupe Day at Bella Frida. The traditional Mexican dance group, “Matachines Guadalupanos” will perform in front of the store at noon, with beautiful costumes and musicians.
Happy One Year Anniversary
Trailhead Wealth Management Gallery
801 Main St., 3rd Floor
Since their inception in 2012, business partners Bryan Pieper and Greg Stingari and the team at Trailhead have provided outstanding service and quality financial guidance to their clients. They hope to continue to provide that service for many years to come, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our Downtown community. Congratulations Trailhead Management on your first year of great success.
Doggie Portrait Day
MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography
908 Main St.
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bring your furry family member in for their annual Holiday Doggie Portrait (with or without Santa Hat or Jingle Bells!) Appointments helpful but walk-ins OK!
Holiday Dance Concert
The Art Underground
Shows at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm
The amazing dance students of TAU will show off their hard work at this spectacular Holiday Dance Concert. Tickets are $5. Help support a great organization that teaches and encourages our talented kids.
Colorado Gives Day
Tuesday, December 10 is Colorado Gives Day where Coloradans come together to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits. You can help support The Art Underground or any of your favorite charities by going online and donating anytime in the 24-hour period. Sponsored by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, last year $15.7 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits. Go to ColoradoGives.org to make a donation and give where you live!
Louisville Public Library Programs
951 Main St.
There are many offerings from the library throughout the month, and we can only feature a few of them here because of space restrictions. Please check the library website for their full calendar of events and classes. www.louisville-library.org
Navigating the Affordable Care Act
Library Meeting Room
December 7, December 12
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Library is partnering with Boulder County Housing and Human Services to offer free public presentations that will help you understand the new law, as well as information about how to apply and find out about tax credits and other types of financial assistance for individuals and families.
Adult Reference Room
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Are you new to researching your family history? Do you have questions about how to begin or where to go next in your research? Could you use some help using library databases to search for family members? Our genealogy guide is available to help. Drop-ins welcome, or make an appointment to reserve a study room and time for help with your specific research needs.
Holiday Open House and Live Music
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Stop by the Library before the Parade of Lights and listen to recorder music by “Tutti.” Enjoy refreshments and holiday cheer!
The Polar Express Celebration
Library Story Time Room
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Celebrate the season while reading this holiday classic. Afterwards make a craft and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. This program is for families with children ages 3-12. No registration needed.
Louisville History Museum Brown Bag Unsolved Mysteries of Louisville
Library Meeting Room
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Every town has its history mysteries! Join Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon for a presentation and discussion about Louisville’s unsolved mysteries. And don’t forget to bring your lunch!
The Historical Museum will also hold an Open House before, during and after the Parade of Lights. Visit the Museum anytime at 1001 Main Street.
New Kids on the Block
We’d like to welcome all our new or relocated businesses to the Downtown neighborhood. Makes it all the merrier!!!!
Local Art Creations at By Chance
Looks like this combo move was a good one, according to owners Tom and Vickey. Where else can you find an art-gift gallery inside a premier gift shop! You’ll find unique gifts there at a great value. Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to Cici the gallery dog too.
940 Main St.
Cooper, of course is a beautiful white lab belonging to owner Julie Williams who says she’s thrilled to be a part of the Louisville community. Her store is jam-packed with adorable, specialty gift items from jewelry and clothes, to accessories and home décor. Julie shares her space with Brad Terrell of Dream Drift Flies, a great selection of products for the fly fisherman in all of us. (But mostly its for guys).
Gitkind Law Firm
813 Main St.
New to the downtown Louisville professional service landscape is the Gitkind Law Firm, headed by Louisville resident Andy Gitkind. After practicing law in Boulder for fifteen years and living in Old Town for ten years, Andy moved his Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate and Elder Law practice to Main Street this summer. “I couldn’t be happier,” says Gitkind, “I’m pleased and honored to provide counsel for the families of Louisville and our neighboring towns, and it’s been great getting to know the other downtown business owners. Plus I have a two-block commute!”
500 Front St.
Its not just jumpin’ rope, it’s a bevy of crossfit skill classes and other programs. In other words, it’s a great place to get in shape with an incredible workout. Take your fitness to the next level and join the Gym that “supports each other to achieve things in life that make us happy, connected and stronger.”
Staufer Team Real Estate
Congratulations to Staufer Team Real Estate on their move to their new spacious digs. Drop by and say hi at 932 Main Street.