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The holiday season is here, and we're busy finalizing our holiday events
and workshops. Check back often as we add new events
to the calendar, then plan to join us this holiday season!

All classes are free of charge and do not
require preregistration unless otherwise noted


Echter's Annual Ornament Drive
October 16 - December 21


Help us bring the warmth and joy of the season to our neighbors in need! We are, once again, accepting your donations of gently used ornaments & Christmas tree stands. This year, we are happy to accept new, unused toys in the original box as well. Bring your donations in to our Plant Doctor desk, and there will be a drop box there for collection.
   
Santa's Visits
Saturday, December 2 1:00 - 4:00
Saturday, December 9 1:00 - 4:00


Everyone's favorite elf is once again making time in his busy holiday schedule to visit Echter's this season. He'll be hearing Christmas wishes and taking pictures, so bring the family for this classic holiday tradition.

In this season of sharing, we would welcome a donation of non-perishable food for Santa to share with Arvada's Community Table food bank.

 
   
Santa Paws is Here!
Saturday, December 16 1:00 - 4:00


Don't forget your furry family members! They have Christmas wishes too. This is a wonderful opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa Paws as he listens to their special wishes.
   
Wreath Workshops
Sunday, December 3 11:00am
(SOLD OUT)
Friday, December 8 11:00am  (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, December 17 11:00am (SOLD OUT)


Create your own hand-crafted wreath using fresh holiday greens and decor. Echter's experts will guide you through the step-by-step process of building a wreath from scratch and provide you with essential tips and tricks along the way! Registration includes a wreath form, holiday greens, paddle wire, pinecones, and ornaments. Feel free to bring your own wreath "swag" for decorating! Pruners will be provided for each class and additional decor will be available for purchase in the store.

To reserve your space in class, click this link: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/echtersholidayclasses
   
Porch Pot Workshops
Saturday, December 2 11:00am (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, December 9 11:00am (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, December 16 11:00am (SOLD OUT)


In this make-and-take workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating a beautiful evergreen porch pot. Drop your holiday creation into a decorative cover pot and enjoy for the season! Registration includes a fiber pot, soil, holiday greens, pinecones, ornaments, and picks. Feel free to bring additional "swag" for decorating. Pruners will be provided for each class and additional decor will be available for purchase in the store.

To reserve your space in class, click this link: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/echtersholidayclasses
   
Holiday Gnome Workshop
Sunday, December 10 11:00am (SOLD OUT)

Add some whimsical cheer to your porch or yard with a festive evergreen gnome! In this make-and-take workshop, you will construct a gnome using a tomato cage, greenery, Santa hat, gloves, and a nose. All materials are included in registration but feel free to bring additional "swag" for decorating. Pruners will be provided for each class and additional decor will be available for purchase in the store. 

To reserve your space in class, click this link: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/echtersholidayclasses
   
Pinecone Birdfeeder Activity
Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 on the following dates

December 2
December 9
December 16


Create festive holiday treats for the birds! This hands-on activity is great for children of all ages. Learn about wild birds of Colorado while creating a unique holiday feeder.  Echter's wildlife experts will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a bird feeder from pinecones, peanut butter, and bird seed. This is a free, drop-in activity. No registration is required, simply stop by the wildlife area after visiting Santa to continue the holiday fun!
 
   

 

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