Sterling is the perfect Hallmark-style town to visit over the holidays. With the Historical Logan County Courthouse as the centerpiece in the quaint downtown area, amble among the lighted trees, street lamps and seasonally decorated storefronts. (The courthouse lighting ceremony is at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 5.) Browse and shop at the many unique boutiques and specialty stores. Stop for a bite to eat at one of our fun eateries. Bring mittens to playfully toss a snowball at your crush under the glow of the Christmas lights.
Enjoy “Christmas on the Prairie” at the Overland Trail Museum throughout the month of December for twinkling lights, roasting chestnuts, festive entertainment, cookies, caroling, hot cider, cozy fires and memories that last a lifetime.
Head to beautiful downtown Sterling for a Parade of Lights along Main Street on Thursday, December 1. The Christmas in Toyland-themed procession of colorfully lighted floats and vehicles will begin at 6 pm and will feature an appearance from Santa Claus as the highlight of the parade.
Northeastern Junior College presents "Deserts of Broadway" featuring musical performances and scenes from Broadway's best served with various homemade desserts, Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 7 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with “Hope is Born!” presented by Windsong Chorus/Barbershoppers Christmas Musical on Sunday, December 4, 3 pm.
Voices will be raised on Sunday, December 11 at 4 pm when the Master Chorale presents the "30th Noel" Christmas Concert at the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre on the Northeastern Junior College campus.
All eyes will be on the stage at the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre for the Northeastern Dance Academy's "Nutcracker Remix," Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18.
See and experience the extraordinary Parade of Trees at the Sterling Public Library at the Sterling Public Library on Thursday, December 22, 5-8 pm. The lights will be turned down to allow the beautifully decorated trees to shine! The evening features refreshments and live music, too.
Many of Sterling’s downtown merchants are open for extended hours during the month of December for your holiday shopping. Click the eNews link at www.logancountychamber.com for updated information.
Shop for Sterling-made gifts:
Colorado Popcorn Company – A gourmet popcorn manufacturer, wholesaler and local retailer in Sterling.
Cualtzy Bakery & Treats - Traditional Mexican treats baked fresh daily + custom cakes and cupcakes.
High Plains Spice Company – Hand-mixed seasoning, tea and coffee blends, from everyday to gourmet.
Mike’s Meat Market – Beef sticks and summer sausage handmade from start to finish.
Parts & Labor Brewing – Handcrafted ales (cans, growlers and swag available for gift giving).
Red’s Wine Boutique – Specializing in small-batch productions (labels feature rescue dogs).
Rideau Organics – Plant-based skincare for active lifestyles, inspired by Colorado’s beautiful and rugged landscape.
Sterling Creatives Art Co-Op and Gallery – Locally made art, from pottery and jewelry to slumped glass and stained glass.
Sweetly Vintage – A bit of old, a bit of new, and lots of handcrafted and upcycled furnishings.
Wickedly Good Treats – Custom made cupcakes, cookies, macaroons and more.
Visit https://www.exploresterling.com/winter for more seasonal ideas.