Holiday Celebrations

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Please share your holiday traditions!

Sharing a lampost heart in Olde Town to celebrate Valentine's Day

We want to learn more about how you celebrate holidays and traditions that are important to you.

With upcoming holidays upon us, please take a moment to share how you celebrate during the spring and summer months.

You can also share what holidays you are most looking forward to throughout 2022.

Your thoughts will be shared with other participants and will help the City team find new activities and traditions to highlight in our city!

Please share your holiday traditions!

Sharing a lampost heart in Olde Town to celebrate Valentine's Day

We want to learn more about how you celebrate holidays and traditions that are important to you.

With upcoming holidays upon us, please take a moment to share how you celebrate during the spring and summer months.

You can also share what holidays you are most looking forward to throughout 2022.

Your thoughts will be shared with other participants and will help the City team find new activities and traditions to highlight in our city!

What are your favorite holidays and traditions of the season? What holidays are you looking forward to the most in the coming year?

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It would be nice to have a Harvest Festival Parade without having to impact neighborhoods with a carnival to pay for it. I believe that it would be less cost to the city to finance the Harvest Festival Parade than have impacts to the commerce of existing businesses, and to the peace of residential neighborhoods caused by raising funds through Carnivals and their associated impacts to our police and fire departments. Perhaps you could even work with the county and other cities to have a County Fair if people really want it.

Old Timer 16 days ago

The holiday market was a great idea, hopefully it grows a bit next year ( someone else suggested gluhwein and I think that would be great/ roasted almonds? ) . A New Year's day activity would be fun . Trick or Treating in Olde Town. A Thanksgiving turkey trot 5K run/walk that supports the food bank (there used to be something that started /ended at Stenger that was great) .

LMK 20 days ago

I wish there were some parades that we could take the kids to. They've never been to one and I'd love to give them that experience in our city. I hope we can get a new tree for tree lighting, we were so sad that the old one was blown down. My kids are too young for the fireworks so far, but hopefully soon we'll be able to stay up that late.

JoyousOne 27 days ago

Christmas and we support a state ban on fireworks use on residential properties that occupy less than 10 acres with mount special permits. My freedom that was fought for and the uninvited reminder of experiences with ied’s is not worth 30 minutes of others pleasure, especially not every day and night from june 1st to July 30th. That is. One night a year or every day on your property in mountains or woods expressing your freedom and not impacting others…well have at it but fireworks in the metro area is an infringement on others freedoms to an epic proportion and needs to stop. We can do this as a community, kids can sparklers and snakes and little flames but stop the sales to public of anything else and have 3-4 amazing large shows for 2-3 days around the area and call it good that’s more than enough and what a lot people in this country get enjoy and celebrate.

Tennyknolls 2 months ago

Definitely keep the 4th of July fireworks and celebration at Stenger. And we do love driving around and looking at the holiday lights. Does the City promote those addresses on their website? I've always found them on NextDoor. Sadly, we have not participated in many of the fun events, and we need to because they really make our community an inviting place to live.
I would say one reason we don't go to Olde Town is the parking and congestion. It would be helpful for these events for the City to arrange parking in nearby shopping lots (52nd & Wads) and have buses to bring people in, or at the RTD lot. I guess I should look at the light rail and see if we could do that.
I truly appreciate the creative events that are offered and think they are a value-add to living in Arvada. Thank you.

Sharon DeVito 2 months ago

Christmas (driving around Arvada's neighborhoods looking at lights); Looking forward to celebrating Junteenth this year; 4th of July fireworks in Arvada!;

jedi_grl_18 2 months ago

Christmas in Arvada is fun, with snow falling against all the historic shops. Too bad it is usually ruined by parking and RTD's unwillingness to put a bus line to five parks in.

Universecentral1 3 months ago

We enjoy most holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, St Patricks Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, and Veterans Day.
We've lived in Arvada for over 17 years and enjoy the Christmas holiday and regularly attend the Ole Golden Candle Light Walk (and the Christmas Lights) it's a great tradition in our family, the kids enjoy walking, singing and hanging with friends and family.
Christmas Eve we love to go to Winter Park and watch Santa and Mrs. Clause ski down the mountain while we drink hot toddies and sing Christmas Carols at the base as the fireworks go off over the mountain.
We annually participate in the Wreaths Across America Day and lay Christmas wreaths to honor veterans at Ft Logan Cemetery in Denver.
We enjoy participating in the Turkey Trot at Wash Park on Thanksgiving Morning.
We use to run the Boulder Boulder on Memorial Day.
4th of July at the pool at Rolling Hills and watching the fireworks from the golf course.

Dee25 3 months ago

The Fourth of July is my favorite. The City of Arvada needs to allow the setting off of fireworks in neighborhoods as a show of our freedoms and patriotic rights and love for America.

dino 3 months ago

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Diwali (India), Holi (India), July 4th

cosmic 3 months ago

We enjoy having treak or treaters. During the December-January holidays season we spend many evenings walking around at night looking at holiday lights on residences. Every year we buy goods from Rheinlanders and Das Meyer. We are looking forward to Halloween and Christmas.

Arvada1994 3 months ago

We love the 4th of July fireworks show at stinger. Please continue to have this.

mkjackson2 3 months ago

4th of July fireworks

PattiPT1 3 months ago

The tree lighting and outdoor holiday festivals and events are fun and engaging for our community.

cislodesigns 3 months ago

Fall festivals, trick or treating, Christmas time festivities, Christmas tree lighting, and New Year celebrations.

Ntlaursen 4 months ago

Christmas time and the celebrations of the fall season.

myvoice1903 4 months ago

The tree lighting

Mtw 4 months ago

The Christmas Tree lighting is a family tradition! Keep up the great work!

CS2 4 months ago

Favorite holidays: New Year, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Favorite tradition: spending time with family.

jeseli7i 4 months ago

Loved the tree lighting but the guy that did the singning was awful. We had children that wanted to do a sing-along but couldn't follow him.

tsklenar 4 months ago
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