November certainly snuck up on us quick, and what better way to embrace the start of a new month than to kick it off with a fun weekend itinerary?

Any of these three upcoming weekend events make the perfect November debut for you and your friends or family.

  1. Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Any Northern Colorado citizen knows about the holiday lights strung around Fort Collins, Colorado during the holiday festivities. The official Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony occurs from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday in Old Town Square. It’s time to “flip the switch” in Old Town and embrace the magical, white LED lights that transform Old Town Fort Collins into its own winter wonderland.

Courtesy of Fort Collins Downtown Business Association
  1. Blind Wine Tasting Competition

This event is going to be as fun and mysterious as it sounds. If you correctly guess which wine you are indulging, you move on to the next round – last man standing wins. The winner receives a take-home bottle of wine of his/her choosing, a Sweet Heart Winery t-shirt and a glass. Don’t know your wine very well? Don’t worry, there will be an ongoing trivia competition throughout the night as well so you have the opportunity to still be crowned a winner. This event will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Sweet Heart Winery located in Loveland. The entry fee is $25.

  1. Día de los Muertos Celebration

Poudre River Public Library District presents El Día de los Muertos Celebration  from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the Northside Aztlan Community Center. Also known as Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos celebrates the deeply rooted pre-Hispanic, Latin American tradition. This day is set to honor and remember lost loved ones. Costumes are more than welcome to this event, along with an appetite as their will be traditional food sampling, as well as sugar skull decoration and live music.