PUEBLO – The Pueblo Creative Corridor comes alive with art, performance and a merry, old-fashioned holiday atmosphere on Fridays, Dec. 4, 11, 18, as well as on Saturdays, Nov. 28, and Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Enjoy this winter wonderland from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, and 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays during the Yule Love It Downtown, Pueblo’s Arts & Shopping Crawl. You can revel in your winter walking and shopping in the Mesa Junction, Union Avenue, and Main Street districts with the addition of carolers, holiday singers, and street performers. Art galleries will be open with newly hung shows, offering refreshments and music. Many local business with be serving up special promotions as well.
Light Up the Holidays
The merry feeling begins with the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk’s Pueblo Toyota Holiday Lighting Extravaganza on Friday, Nov. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. and the Downtown Association’s Parade of Lights “Sights and Sounds of the Season” on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m. The parade route travels from Colorado Avenue and Abriendo Avenue to the Pueblo Bank & Trust parking lot. In addition, Riverwalk Boat Rides will run, with Santa Claus on board, during Friday and Saturday nights of Yule Love It, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit puebloriverwalk.org for a complete schedule.
Shop Small—And Local
November brings extra holiday savings with Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. Get unique, Pueblo-made gifts and support local businesses at the same time. Shopping, dining, entertainment, special discounts, and giveaways are all yours at a variety of neighborhood shops. Visit southerncoloradosbdc.org for a listing of all participating venues and available discounts.
Lights, Camera, Entertainment
Entertainment throughout Yule Love It begins with the Ethnic Christmas Open House at El Pueblo Museum featuring the food and traditions of our local Mexican and Slovenian/Croatian cultures, Dec. 4. The celebration continues at the 38th Annual La Posada Procession on Dec. 12 starting at 3 p.m. at the Historic Union Depot. In December, visit Steel City Theatre Company for “A Charlie Brown Christmas”– live and onstage – as well as “A Christmas Carol.” Visit sctcpueblo.com for ticket information, dates and times. Keep the fun rolling with The Impossible Players’ “Steel Magnolias,” for more information visit impossibleplayers.org. Experience Damon Runyon Theater’s “The Haunting of Jeremiah and Ebenezer Scrooge.” Visit runyontheater.org for ticket information. And, you must not forget the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s “Nutcracker, The Ballet” or the annual “Pueblo Municipal Band Holiday Concert.” Visit sdc-arts.org for a list of times, as well as other events. Complete the holidays with “Manheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis” at Pueblo Memorial Hall, see pueblomemorialhall.com for details.
Unique Gallery Hopping and Shopping
Yule Love It would not be complete without displays by local artisans and unique shopping opportunities with a nostalgic holiday feel. Visit the Own Your Own at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, or stop by the Buell Children’s Museum for Do-it-Yourself Santa to make your own gifts. Visit Steel City Art Works Gallery for its Annual Holiday Bazaar. Another treat can be found at Bellezza Boutique, offering handmade holiday gifts by Colorado artists. Stop by Handsome Paper & Goods, Co. for hand-bound journals and sustainably made goods, as well as the many other galleries and shops in the Creative Corridor, which will be open for the Dec. 4 First Friday Art Walk and throughout Yule Love It. Take a break from the shopping and warm up with a beverage at Broadway Cup n’ Cork.
The sponsors for this event are Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, Pueblo Arts Alliance, Sonntag Family Dentistry, Black Hills Energy, Thatcher Building, Legacy Bank, and Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority.
More information can be found at PuebloArts.org or follow on www.facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at www.facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
Pueblo Arts Alliance promotes the production, enjoyment and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo.