Upwards of 20,000 people gather in Historic Downtown Cochrane each year to kick off the Christmas season in our community for Cochrane Light Up. 

But In order to make the event so special, organizers need some extra help from the community. 

Chris Heier, chair of the organizing committee with the Rocky Mountain Rotary Club says they're still looking for volunteers.

"In my mind the more the better because what ends up happening is we can get away with minimal volunteers for an event like this, but the more volunteers that we have the more we can do. Not just to support the event, but even just to support our sponsors." 

There are plenty of opportunities and timeslots available to help out says Heier. 

"We are going to be starting to close downtown streets at around noon and opening them back up at 8 o'clock in the evening. Anything from managing barricades to helping with setting things up, to being part of the information booth as sponsors are checking in."    

Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up HERE. 

Cochrane Light Up will feature free hot dogs, free hot chocolate and plenty of entertainment including music, hayrides, the Mini Thni Dancers and a light show including fireworks. 

Residents are asked to either bring their own reusable cup to the event or to purchase a Light Up cup for $5 as there will be no disposable cups at the event this year.

New this year is free rides from COLT. You can hop on a bus at Mitford Park or at the Cochrane Ranche parking lot and get a ride to The Station at Cochrane Crossing for free from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cochrane Light Up is set to go on Saturday, November 25h from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Cochrane. 

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