Holiday dinners do not have to be spent at your own place. Sure, a lot of places are closed, so staff can spend time with friends/family, but there are some great places that will be open.

Maybe it's because on Christmas Day you'll be needing to do a lot of cooking, or you have plans to be over at someone's house, so you want to go out on Christmas Eve. Maybe you just dislike the idea of staying home on Christmas.  It's your holiday, 'you do you,' as they say.

The Coloradoan has a good list of places in Fort Collins that you can check out for either the 24th or the 25th, I thought we'd expand that a little bit. We have a list of 'classy to funky,' for you to bring the friends/family, depending upon the appetite and the mood your brood is in.

Now, if you have the time and money, you could do one place on Christmas Eve, and then another on Christmas Day; just make it a big Holiday Feasting Event. You could make one night a 'classy' night, then the next night a 'funky' night; by the time evening rolls around on Christmas Day, everyone is kind of ready to 'let loose.'

Behold, our recommendations of Holiday Dining for the Fort Collins area, 2021:

12 Fort Collins Area Places That We Recommend for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Holiday dinners do not have to be spent at your own place. Sure, a lot of places are closed, so staff can spend time with friends/family, but there are some great places that will be open.

Christmas Cabin & Ranch in Noel, Colorado

About 360 miles from Fort Collins is Noel, Colorado. Imagine spending the holidays at your own Christmas cabin on over 65 acres of your Colorado own.

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