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Where to be this weekend 11/30

What: Garden of Lights
Where: The Gardens on Spring Creek
When: Nov. 30 through Dec. 31, 5-9 p.m.
Cost: Suggested $2 donation

The sun may be abandoning us earlier than usual, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be light in your life. Head over the the Gardens on Spring Creek for a light display, whether you’re looking for a festive way to spend the evening or just happen to enjoy LEDs. According to their website, “Weekends will offer visits with Santa, a variety of holiday music from local carolers and musicians,” as well as “Sugar Plum Furries (canine fairies),” the connotation of which went completely over our local government’s collective head.

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Learn more at www.fcgov.com

What: Job’s Daughters Holiday Bazaar
Where: Fort Collins Masonic Center
When: Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Take advantage of the (relatively) warm weather this weekend at Job’s Daughters Holiday Market. Over 25 vendors such as Local Artist and Crafters, Creative Memories, Cuto Cutlery, Silpada Jewelry, Mountain Man Nuts and more will be there this weekend, so pull on your shopping pants or whatever and get some holiday shopping out of the way.

What: 80s Skate Night
Where: EPIC Ice Arena
When: Saturday Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Cost: $5 (cash)

What else could you possibly want to do besides ice skating in leg warmers? Nothing, that’s what. You’re literally only going to be having fun for two hours this weekend, so you better make sure you’re there. Enjoy 80s tunes and teasing the H-E-double hockey sticks out of your hair. (The joke there is hockey is played on ice skates.) Also, those $5 cover skate rental.

What: Horse and carriage rides
Where: Downtown
When: December, 5-9 p.m. MWF, 12-9 p.m. weekends
Cost: Varies by number of people and route

Would you go for a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, yay or neigh? Don’t lie, you would (horse allergies excepted, and maybe even then). Hook up a neat, festive date, or just impress your grandparents with a fun little excursion around downtown Fort Collins. Plus, everyone’s putting up their holiday decorations this time of year, so there’s a sight to behold.

For more information, call 970-490-1958

What: Frozen in Time: Residence Hall Winter Ball
Where: The Hilton on Prospect
When: Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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The Resident Hall Association is putting on its usual winter ball at the Hilton this year. Sure, it’s meant for freshmen, but it’s not like they’re going to reverse-card you. Also, some of you readers probably are freshmen. Free transportation will be available from the LSC Transit Center, Newsom, Edwards and Westfall. The theme is Frozen in Time, so wear your most clock-themed outfit and prepare for a night of fun.

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