Happy Holidays! We hope you have a magical holiday season. There’s lots going on Downtown this month, and the retailers are looking forward to offering you the best of the best in holiday shopping with wonderful gift ideas and savings too. Be sure to take a break from shopping to enjoy some great food and drink at any of our fabulous restaurants. ’Tis the season to be merry!!
Parade of Lights
Festivities begin at 6:00 pm with visits with Santa, local choirs and living nativity. Parade begins at 7:00 pm.
Holiday Savings Passport Program
Now Through December 31
The Louisville Arts District is once again producing the Holiday Savings Passport program on behalf of the Downtown merchants. Take advantage of the terrific savings available by printing the passport or picking one up at one of the 24 participants throughout the Downtown area. Another great way to find savings on special, one-of-a-kind gifts for your favorite people this Holiday season!
Lady of Guadalupe Day Performance
924 Main St.
Bella Frida is honored to again host a performance by traditional Mexican dance group Matachines Guadalupanos, led by Lourdes Keefner honoring Our Lady Guadalupe. The performance includes beautiful, sacred dancing, drumming and traditional costumes. The dancing will take place in front of the shop. You are invited to bring a red rose to place near the Guadalupe statue.
Downtown Adds Sparkle
950 Spruce St.
One of the area’s finest jewelers has relocated to Historic Downtown. Eric Olson, Boulder County’s only certified Master Jeweler, is open for business in their new space at 950 Spruce Street. “Downtown Louisville is a destination for a lot of people who appreciate one-off entrepreneurs”, said Mr Olson, “so we think our original designs will fit right in. And we are really looking forward to being a part of the community.”
In addition to custom work in gold, silver and gems, Eric Olson offers engraving, repairs and appraisals.
Hot Jazz Concert
Tom Gershwin Quintet
MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography
908 Main St.
The next House Concert will feature the Tom Gershwin Quintet with Tom Gershwin, trumpet, Sam Williams, sax, Annie Booth, piano, Jean-Luc Davis, bass, Kevin Matthews, drums and guest vocalist MaryLynn. The band has been performing regularly at Denver’s Nocturne Jazz Club. Limited seating so RSVP early. And don’t forget, the studio’s new renovated space is available for rent. Ideal for Holiday performances or private parties with live entertainment. Contact MaryLynn: 303.507.2824 or email@example.com
Louisville Farmer’s Market
749 Main St.
December 5, 12, 19
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Here’s the perfect opportunity to find local, unique gifts at this Saturday market. Find handmade, homemade local food, crafts, and services . More information at realfarmersmarketco.com.
927 Main St.
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Join Jen Soule for a heart-filled FREE yoga class, followed by specials, food, drink and more. Pre-registration for the class is recommended.
Artist of the Month
9401 Front St.
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Louisville’s very own yarn store is featuring Katie Hanczaryk throughout the evening, with her handmade goods for sale and felting demonstrations. Katie began her lifelong love affair with textiles at a very young age and has been felting, sewing, knitting and weaving ever since. Katie currently is an Art Therapist in Denver and has her own clothing line. Check out her pop-up shop of handcrafted gifts as well.
Trunk Shows and Men’s Shopping Night
Ville de Luxe
909 Main St.
December 5, December 12, December 16
On December 5, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, check out the beautiful jewelry from Israel and heed the advice of a local Israeli jewelry expert to help you choose your gift, or something for yourself!
On December 12, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm get wrapped up in one of Barbara Nichol’s delightful handmade scarves available in a large assortment of styles and colors.
On December 16, Ville de Luxe is teaming up with The Fuzzy Antler for Men’s Night to help men choose the perfect gifts for that special lady. Both stores will be open until 8:00 pm.
Louisville Public Library Offerings
951 Main St.
Due to space limitations, this is just a sampling of offerings. Be sure to check the library website for ALL scheduled programs. www.louisville-library.org
NASA’s New Horizon’s Mission
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Come learn more about the New Horizon’s Mission and look at recent pictures of Pluto. Ask Phil Plait, (aka The Bad Astronomer) anything about astronomy. A renowned astronomer and blogger whose work has been called “a monumental service to the space-science community,” Phil has done Crash Course Astronomy and outreach for NASA missions. For ages 10 and up.
Holiday Open House
Library Story Time Room
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Before you head out to the Parade of Lights, enjoy some light refreshments and listen to Now & Then, a favorite library tradition.
Museum Brown Bag
Why Do We Remember What We Remember
Library 1st Floor Meeting Room
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Join Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon for a discussion about what kinds of stories people are most likely to remember from their pasts. Which kinds of memories stick with us the most, and what types of family and community stories are most likely to survive and be passed on? Participants are welcome to bring their lunches.