Old Town welcomes holiday season with lights

Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat will flip the switch and turn on the holiday lights in Old Town on Friday, Nov. 7, at a free lighting ceremony in Oak Street Plaza.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with music, cookies, hot cocoa and cider. At 6:30 p.m., the downtown lights will be turned on. The lights will twinkle seven days a week from dusk till dawn in Fort Collins’ historic downtown from Nov. 7, 2014, until Feb. 14, 2015.

The thousands of LED lights in Old Town light trees on Walnut and Mountain avenues, Linden and Pine streets, Oak Street Plaza and Old Town Square.

This year’s lighting effort continues its commitment to being green. LED lights are used exclusively in this year’s display, which results in a power savings of about 90 percent in comparison to standard lights.