Signature Downtown Event

12 Days of Christmas presented by Bank of Colorado

While we have a calendar packed with fun holiday events, the traditional Tree Lighting ceremony and Parade of Lights have been postponed until 2021.  In their place is the 12 Days of Christmas presented by Bank of Colorado! Starting December 1, celebrate the season with socially-distanced festivities, shopping, pop-up entertainment, and more!  Stay tuned for a schedule of festivities and keep an eye out for Santa – you never know where you’ll find him.



Looking for a free outdoor activity? We will be dropping one gift box filled with items from Downtown businesses each day December 1-12 somewhere Downtown for anyone to find.  On Friday, December 4 + 11, we will be hiding multiple $25 Downtown gift cards. Be sure to follow our social media for clues!

If you aren’t able to find one of our gift cards, but are still looking to purchase one as a gift (or not!) you can do so HERE!



Downtown has partnered with local artists TJ Smith (Stray Wild) and Devan Penniman (Desert Dog Press) to create holiday cards for the community. If you would like to send someone in your life a FREE pick-me-up holiday card, please fill out the our Google Form. Downtown GJ will mail the card directly to the recipient. Supply is limited and the form will be taken down when we run out.

Click HERE to get started!



Spend $50 or more at a single Downtown Grand Junction business during the 12 Days of Christmas (December 1-12) and enter to win a Downtown GJ Staycation! Receipts may only be entered once, but you may submit multiple receipts for multiple entries.

Staycation includes:

  • One night stay at Springhill Suites, includes free parking
  • Spa treatment at Beautify Day Spa
  • Wine tasting at Carlson
  • Dinner at iL Bistro
  • Downtown Gift Card $50
  • Breakfast at Main Street Bagels

Enter your receipt(s) here!


With regard to COVID-19, the primary goal of Downtown GJ is to keep our community safe and healthy while supporting local businesses. We will be implementing safety and social distancing measures during the 12 Days of Christmas!