Activities to do over break


Sierra Dunkley

If you can’t get your mind off the stress and anxiety that comes with finals week, here is a quick calendar showcasing local Colorado events to look forward to during winter break. Whether you’re looking for food, music, or fun, Colorado is sure to fill your plate.

Concert– The Beach Boys

If you’re looking for a bit of a throwback, the Beach Boys will be visiting the Pikes Peak Center on December 27. Famous and easily recognizable songs like “Good Vibrations” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” fit their 70’s pop-rock vibe.

Concert– The String Cheese Incident

Noticeable for its weird and quirky name, The String Cheese Incident is a band formed locally in Colorado. Songs like “Colorado Bluebird Sky,” “Can’t Wait Another Day,” and “Joyful Sound” all follow their bluegrass, country neo- psychedelic genre. The concerts take place in Broomfield, Colorado in the 1st Bank Center from December 29 to 31.

Dance– White Rose Gala

This New Year’s celebratory dance is a throwback to the 1920s with approximately 2,000 attendees. Prepare yourself for a night of food and fun in the Ellie Caulkins Opera house, located at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on 14th & Champa in Denver. Come well dressed in your 20s fashion (think flappers and fedoras) on December 31 at 9 pm.

Festival– Annual MusicFest in Steamboat

After a long day of skiing or snowboarding, head down to the Steamboat MusicFest for free live music. From January 5-10, fifty artists will be performing live country, rock, bluegrass, folk, and western music.

Outdoors- Garden of Lights

The Garden of Lights is a walkthrough outdoor area of intricately set up colorful fairy lights. The garden is open until January 8 in Spring Creek (2145 Centre Avenue). The entrance fee is an optional donation to keep the thousands of LED lights coming back every year.

Every day is a day closer to break! Be sure to bundle up for the outdoor events. Have fun, Fossil students!