Sterling's December Delights

Unwrap the Magic: Sterling's December Delights!

courthouse 3 lighted trees

Get ready to jingle all the way because December in Sterling is fabulous, bringing the twinkle of lights, the scent of pine, and the joyous hustle and bustle of the holiday season. A festive journey awaits, filled with local treasures, historical wonders, and a breath of fresh air. So, put on your tinsel tiara, sprinkle some elf dust, and let's sleigh December together in Sterling!



Explore Sterling's Town Square for Last-Minute Delights

As Christmas approaches, Sterling's town square beckons with local charm. Shop for unique gifts crafted right here in Sterling, and be captivated by the mesmerizing courthouse holiday lights. Sterling isn't just a city; it's a city of sweet adventures! Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, supporting local businesses and finding that perfect, one-of-a-kind holiday treasure.

courthouse west 2019

Journey Back in Time at "Christmas on the Prairie" Open House

For a nostalgic holiday experience, venture over to the Overland Trail Museum's "Christmas on the Prairie" Open House. Feel the magic as you step into beautifully decorated buildings and grounds, where the past comes to life. Cozy up by the fire in the High Plains Education Center, savoring the warmth of roasted chestnuts, hot cider, and cookies, all accompanied by the sweet sounds of Christmas music - it’s like a Dickensian dream! The best part? It's a gift to the community, with free admission on Mondays - December 4, 11, and 18, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM MST.

christmas on the prairie singers

Sterling Public Library’s Holiday Open House Extravaganza!

Sterling’s Public Library is hosting its magical 2023 Holiday Open House Annual Parade of Trees! Immerse yourself in the festive spirit as the library’s lights are dimmed to let the holiday trees shine. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a delightful evening filled with live music and refreshments on Thursday, December 21, from 5-8 pm. The Parade of Trees will be on display throughout the month of December.

parade of trees 2016 by mj

Post-Christmas Tranquility: A Breath of Fresh Air in Sterling

After the holiday rush, treat yourself to a moment of serenity in the City of Sterling. Explore the expansive 60 acres of parks and greenspaces, boasting four miles of looping walking paths that remain cleared all year. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll, a jog, skating, or cycling, these paths invite you to unwind and recharge amidst nature's embrace. It's a post-Christmas breath of fresh air, a perfect way to reflect on the season and rejuvenate for the New Year.

wintery walking path

Ring in the New Year with a Staycation

Ring in the New Year with a cozy staycation! Why go far when the perfect getaway is right at your doorstep? Indulge in the comfort of our local accommodations, where relaxation meets celebration. 

crest motel


This blog was made possible through a grant from Visit Colorado.


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