Colorado Events Calendar

Colorado Events Calendar for our Mountain Town communities is filled with Festivals, Concerts, Music, and things to do in our Colorado mountain towns. Music festivals, Art shows, BBQ Feasts, Ski and Snowboard competitions, and more are listed in our mountain town Colorado Events Calendar.

Please Note: due to the COVID-19 virus all listed Events are subject to change. We suggest following the link to their information to confirm.


Colorado Events Calendar

Events In Breck, Aspen, Vail | Mountain Town Magazine rounds up Colorado’s music festivals, art shows, BBQ Feasts, ski and snowboard competitions and more in our Colorado Events Calendar.


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Ski Area Opening Dates:

ARAPAHOE BASIN… OPEN until June-TBD

ASPEN HIGHLANDS December 10 to April 9

ASPEN MOUNTAIN – November 24 to April 16

BEAVER CREEK – November 23 to tba

BLUEBIRD BACKCOUNTRY – December 29 to tea

BRECKENRIDGE – November 11 to Mid May

BUTTERMILK – December 17 to April 2

COOPER – December 7 to April 16

COPPER MOUNTAIN – November 14 to April 23

CRESTED BUTTE – November 23 to tba

ECHO MOUNTAIN – Late November to April 16

ELDORA – November 18 to April 16

GRANBY RANCH – December 10 to April 2

HESPERUS – December 17 to March 19

HOWELSEN HILL – November 25 to March 26

KEYSTONE – OPEN to tba

LOVELAND – November 3 to May 8

MONARCH – Late November to April 9

POWDERHORN – November 25 to April 2

PURGATORY – November 19 to April 23

SILVERTON – December 29 to April 16

SNOWMASS – November 24 to April 16

STEAMBOAT – November 23 to April 9

SUNLIGHT – December 9 to April 2

TELLURIDE – November 24 to April 2

VAIL – November 11 to TBD

WINTER PARK – OPEN to Mid-May

WOLF CREEK – OPEN to Mid-May


EVENTS:

DECEMBER

November 26 – December 4, 2022
Wassail Days, Frisco
What is Wassail Days?
Wassail Days is Frisco’s super fun celebration of all things winter and the holidays, celebrated by local businesses offering unique wassail recipes to sample.
What is Wassail?
Wassail is a hot, spiced cider served over the holidays and shared among friends and neighbors.
What do you do during Frisco Wassail Days?
Drink wassail of course! From Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, December 4, 2022, local businesses serve up their own secret version of wassail. Guests are encouraged to taste at least 12 different types of wassail at 12 different locations and fill their “12 Sips of Wassail Card.” Once the “12 Sips” card is filled out, guests can redeem it at the Frisco/Copper Information Center for a commemorative Frisco Wassail Days mug, while supplies last.
What else can you do during Frisco Wassail Days?
Frisco’s events throughout the week encourage some good clean holiday fun with a dose of magic and wackiness. Some of the highlights include a tree lighting on Main Street, Santa Visits at the Frisco Historic Park, a free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing day at the Frisco Nordic Center, and breakfast with Santa. We hope you’ll find your own piece of mountain magic in Frisco during Wassail Days.
https://www.townoffrisco.com/event/festival-events/wassail-days/

December 1, 2022
Outdoor Divas Women’s Demo Day! Loveland Ski Area
Ski like a girl . . . and find your true love!
The Outdoor Divas visits Loveland for a women’s specific demo day. This is your chance to come and try all the latest women’s ski equipment before you buy it. 
https://skiloveland.com/events/

December 2 – 4, 2022
Birds of Prey | North America’s Downhill, Beaver Creek Resort
Ranked as the number one overall stop by the athletes and coaches who participate, the Beaver Creek Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup Super G and Downhill races are scheduled for December 2-4, 2022. The festivities of BC World Cup weekend celebrate “Where Winter Begins” in North America. This year’s event is scheduled to include live music, beer tastings, ski films, parties, sponsor activation and much more in the heart of Beaver Creek Village on what is dubbed “Birds of Prey Way”.
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/event-detail.aspx?id={0901b6c3-2c56-4677-bc61-3968d8962528}&sd=11%2F06%2F2022&ed=01%2F31%2F2023

December 2, 2022
First Friday Light up Carbondale, Carbondale
5pm-9pm
Main Street Carbondale
https://www.carbondale.com/events/#first-friday-light-up-carbondale

December 2, 2022
First Friday! Art Groove, Estes Park
Get your Groove on and explore the local Galleries
Come out and do the Free tour from 5 – 8pm – see what’s happening in the Fine Art world here in Estes Park. Different locations will be serving food and refreshments, hosting artist meet & greets, demonstrations, show openings or hosting live music. Ride the FREE Estes Park Trolley to keep you warm between galleries. It promises to be a fun evening!!!
https://www.estesartsdistrict.org/first-friday.html

December 2, 2022
The Taste of Leadville, Leadville
The Taste of Leadville is St. George’s annual fundraiser in conjunction with the Parade of Lights. Since food is central to our mission, we want to celebrate the many unique tastes of Leadville by bringing the entire community together to sample “bites” and “sips” from our town’s various restaurants and venues.
https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/the-taste-of-leadville/

December 2, 2022
Parade Of Lights, Leadville
Come out for the annual Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights down historic Harrison Ave.
Friday, December 2nd starting at 6pm heading south down Harrison Ave from 9th Street.
https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/parade-of-lights-3/

December 2, 2022
Town Tree Lighting, Minturn
A traditional small-town tree lighting celebration for both locals and visitors.  Kid’s Trivia and Prizes, a Reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Free Hot Cocoa, Carolers and More!
https://www.minturn.org/explore-minturn/pages/town-annual-events

December 2, 2022
Olde Fashioned Christmas, Palisade
Join us at Palisade Chamber of Commerce’s Olde Fashioned Christmas! Festivities will commence on Friday December 2nd at 5p.m. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony followed by the Parade of Lights. This year’s theme is A Very Vintage Christmas!
Take the kids to meet Santa at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3rd. Afterwards, show off your Gingerbread-Making Skills at our Gingerbread Contest & Showcase and take a stroll downtown!
This year, we will be providing fun for all ages with a LIMITED Holiday Spirits Bar and Christmas in the Country Tours. Be sure to spend time in Downtown Palisade in order to discover the magic within the town!
https://palisadecoc.com/ofc/

December 2 – 4, 2022
Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar, Telluride
The Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar, established in 1983, is a lively holiday tradition that showcases locally made arts, fine crafts, and artisan foods made in the Telluride region for an ultimate local art shopping experience. The event will be a neighborhood collaboration with Ah Haa School for the Arts, Wilkinson Public Library and Telluride Arts HQ Gallery. 
https://www.telluride.com/event/holiday-arts-bazaar/

December 2 – 4, 2022
Telluride Fire Festival, Telluride
Inspiring, spectacular and fantastical…the Telluride Fire Festival will take place from December 2 -4, 2022.
Rocky Mountain Arts will produce the fiery, three-day event with new and returning fire artists including: Dave Mechtly, from Denver; Fort Collins LED/fire artist, Casey Moore; and from Telluride, Keith D’Angelo and Niel Ringstad.
Free flow arts workshops will be taught by Ashley Higgs from Durango, Stephanie Brown, and Beth Henshaw from Denver. A variety of fun one-hour workshops in partner hooping, aerial silk, lyra and more will be offered. All workshops will be located at the Wilkinson Public Library’s Program Room The workshops will be for youth and adults. No experience required.
Expect over-the-top fiery art shooting flames high into the night sky at the finale event at the end of the box canyon. The family-friendly, outdoor event will enchant all with interactive, flaming sculptures, fire dancers, music and a cash bar.
https://www.telluride.com/event/telluride-fire-festival/

December 2, 2022
Fraser River Valley Lions Club – Festival Of Trees, Winter Park
COME ENJOY! This FREE fabulous Holiday event allows everyone to see over 20 fully decorated Holiday trees! Decorated by area Non-profits and then auctioned off. Multiple decorated wreaths as well! Favorite tree contest! A Dessert auction with desserts supplied by many of the finest area restauranteurs. And of course, SANTA will drop by to hear everyone’s wishes for a happy season. Appetizers will be served! All proceeds will go back to the non-profits! Don’t miss out!
https://www.playwinterpark.com/events/fraser-river-valley-lions-club-festival-trees

December 3 – 4, 2022
Ski & Board Demo Weekend, Arapahoe Basin
Please bring an I.D. to demo equipment. 
Valid pass or lift ticket required!
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Mountain Goat Plaza
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/demoday/

December 3, 2022
Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas, Breckenridge
Breckenridge ups the ante on small town holiday charm with the return of Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas. The first weekend of December kicks off a festive holiday scene in the streets of Breckenridge.  Hundreds of Santa look-alikes will run down Main Street in a race to kick-off the holiday season.  Hang out post-race to watch the town transform into a real life holiday card thanks to more than 13,000 feet and 250,000 LED holiday lights. The iconic holiday lights in downtown Breckenridge are one of the most photographed sights during the snowy months and continue to shine and spread hope all winter long.
https://gobreck.com/event/lighting-breckenridge-race-santas

December 3, 2022
50th Anniversary Celebration, Copper Mountain
Join us on December 3rd to celebrate 50 years of Copper – kind of a big deal since 1972.
We’ll have live music, giveaways, and more!
https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/december-events/50th-anniversary-celebration

December 3, 2022
Backcountry Film Festival, Crested Butte
Calling all “go big or go home” winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. The eighteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Crested Butte on Saturday, November 26th at the Majestic Theater. All proceeds will benefit HCCA’s Save Red Lady campaign.
https://gunnisonvalleycalendar.com/page.cfm?pageid=Events&eventid=833401&calendarid=39

December 3, 2022
Avalanche Awareness Night, Crested Butte
The Crested Butte Avalanche Center is hosting its annual Avalanche Awareness Night at the Center for the Arts Saturday, December 3 from 6-9 p.m. There will be presentations and, of course, a haffle and raffle. More information about the CBAC and events can be found at cbavalanchecenter.org
https://gunnisonvalleycalendar.com/page.cfm?pageid=Events&eventid=833403&calendarid=39

December 3, 2022
The Lighting of Dillon, Dillon
Join us at Marina Park on Saturday, December 3, 2022 as we kick off the holiday season with the Lighting of Dillon with our giant Holiday Tree that illuminates the night with music and a choreographed light show.
https://www.townofdillon.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7923/4

December 3, 2022
Christmas on Broadway Parade, Eagle
Come see Broadway all dressed up and glowing for the Holiday season. Enjoy treats and shopping and dining specials with your friends and family. Then get ready for the main guest of honor – SANTA! We know him! And he’s going to be on Broadway Street ready for you to tell him your Christmas list. Don’t forget to take a photo with him!Tis the season to feel the love in Downtown Eagle!
https://eagleoutside.com/event-calendar/

December 3 – 4, 2022
Annual Georgetown Christmas Market, Georgetown
Each December the town of Georgetown transforms for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this tiny mountain town to experience a traditional holiday where Christmas hasn’t changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides through historic Georgetown, and wonderful sights and smells. Visitors enjoy appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional dress and the daily procession of the Santa Lucia. Carolers in Victorian costume, dancers, and other family entertainment provide hours of memorable performances. Adorned with lights and Christmas greenery and blanketed with snow, the quaint, historic town of Georgetown, Colorado has been a Christmas tradition for generations of Colorado families. This year we hope you will begin making it a tradition of your own!!
The Georgetown Christmas Market is held annually on the first and second full weekends of December. Admission is FREE. Christmas Market features an outdoor European marketplace with handcrafted gifts in addition to Georgetown’s charming year-round shopping experience. Beautiful and unique shops showcase Christmas ornaments and decorations, Victorian items for the home, art, Colorado wine, rare books, jewelry, exquisite clothing, antiques, and gifts. The Market will also feature food vendors in addition to our fabulous local restaurants.
Christmas Market Museum Tours offer a relaxed way to see the Hamill House, Hotel de Paris and Energy Museums and Georgetown Heritage Center. Docents are on hand to give information or answer questions, but guests may stroll through the properties at their leisure to enjoy the holiday decor. Prices vary.
This event will take place on 6th Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown, Colorado.
https://visitclearcreek.com/featured-events/

December 3, 2022
Olde Golden Candlelight Walk, Golden
Experience the beauty of the holiday season with a walk down Washington Ave., candle in hand, singing carols this Friday, Dec. 3.
The pre-walk holiday show starts at 5 p.m. on the stage at 10th and Washington. The walk starts at 6:30 p.m. at Foothills Art Center on 15th St. and will culminate with a short, live entertainment program, and lighting of the lights.
https://www.cityofgolden.net/event/olde-golden-candlelight-walk/

December 3, 2022
Parade of Lights, Grand Junction
The Parade of Lights is the biggest parade of the year! Thousands line Main Street as more than 100 lighted entries enchant viewers. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy our beautiful Downtown. Be sure to also check out the shop windows of our wonderful Downtown businesses! 
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/events/parade-lights

December 3, 2022
Goods in the Woods, Keystone Resort
Goods in the Woods is a local art fair taking place in the beautiful Warren Station Center for the Arts at Keystone Resort.
This holiday marketplace will feature local artists paired with live music throughout the afternoon.  Sip on a drink special from the Warren Station bar while you stroll and take in specialty curated local art and meet the artists who will share their inspiration and process with attendees
See something that catches your eye? All artwork will be for sale and feature mediums such as photography, painting, woodwork, ceramics, graphic prints, handmade jewelry, homemade cookies, recycled gifts, clothing, and much more. 
https://warrenstation.com/event/gitw//

December 3, 2022
Christmas Tree Lighting 2022, Kremmling
If you haven’t heard, we have the biggest living Christmas tree this side of the Mississippi. To kick off Christmas in Kremmling, we will have festivities in the Town Square. This will be an event that the whole family will enjoy! 
https://business.kremmlingchamber.com/events/details/christmas-tree-lighting-2022-120?calendarMonth=2022-12-01

December 3, 2022
Christmas in the Country Tours, Palisade
This curated event, sponsored by Defiance Electric, is the family friendly holiday nostalgia you’re looking for!
JR’s Carriage Service will provide rides throughout the Palisade countryside, beginning at Talon Wines with stops at wineries, orchards, and more! Enjoy roasting marshmallows by the fire and have the opportunity to get your picture taken in a festive scene with Mt. Garfield as your background. Perfect for those holiday cards!
https://business.palisadecoc.com/events/details/christmas-in-the-country-tour-7533?calendarMonth=2022-12-01

December 4, 2022
Motherlode Holiday Market, Leadville
Come shop for your Holiday needs at FREIGHT from 3-7pm.
Bar service will be available.
https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/motherlode-holiday-market-3/2022-12-04/

December 4, 2022
Bentgate Mountaineering Annual Demo Day. Loveland Ski Area
Snowboard Demo Day. This demo will feature alpine and backcountry skis from DPS, Atomic, K2, Black Crows & more. Snowboards from Weston and Jones! Ski Boots available from Scarpa, Dynafit, and La Sportiva!
Pre-registration will be required. More details to come!
https://skiloveland.com/events/

December 4. 2022
Powderhorn Mountain Resort Opens

December 5, 202
Christmas Opening, Buena Vista
’tis the season! 
The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce is excited to host some of our long-standing holiday traditions this season. Although some of it may look a little different so we can ensure Santa and his elves stay healthy and safe. You can expect to enjoy the Chocolate Walk (please follow all public health rules and retail partners capacity restrictions). You can also get your Photo with Santa (pre-registration will be required) and enjoy the Parade of Lights (either through our Livestream or in person – with plenty of room to spread out along South & East Main Street).
We will have some virtual events as well, including the community tree light
https://buenavistacolorado.org/events/christmas-opening-presented-by-the-bv-chamber-of-commerce/

December 6, 2022
Rise and Shine Rando Series #3, Arapahoe Basin
Join us for a six-part series of uphill challenges on Tuesday mornings in November, December, and January. Register for all six and save, or pick and choose which morning works best for you. The early morning Rise and Shine Rando Races are a fun and challenging way to start your day!
Pre-registration is mandatory.
Race start: 7:00 a.m. in Mountain Goat Plaza 
Check-in begins at 6:00 a.m. in the Rental Shop  
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/rise-and-shine-rando-3/

December 6, 2022
Winter EXPO. Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat Springs Chamber is proud to present the Winter Expo, an exhibition that showcases Routt County businesses including activity and recreation providers, restaurants, nonprofits, and more. This exhibition is the best way for both visitors and locals to discover the best Steamboat Springs has to offer!
This year’s event will be held in the Steamboat Grand Ballroom and is free for people to attend! Kick off the ski-season by enjoying some free food and drinks from all your favorite places while learning about all the great ways to experience this special place.
WIN PRIZES! All 50+ participating businesses will be giving away a prize valued at $25+. Enter your name once for a chance to win some local products, swag, gift cards, and more.
https://www.steamboatchamber.com/event/winter-expo/4776/

December 7. 2022
Ski Cooper Opening Day, Leadville
It’s that time of the year to get out and ski/snowboard the all natural snow at our favorite local ski area.
Ski Cooper is only 9 miles from Leadville and has 64 trails served by 5 lifts, spanning 480 lift-served acres.
https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/ski-cooper-opening-day-3/

December 7, 2022
Noel Night, Telluride
Noel Night marks the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the ceremonial Ski Tree, and shopping at local retailers. Participating merchants will offer holiday discounts in store, many throughout the day.
https://www.telluride.com/event/noel-night/

December 7, 2022
Holiday Open House, Winter Park
Join Rendezvous Colorado and the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber for their Holiday Open House at the Rendezvous Center on December 7 from 4-6 pm. 
https://www.playwinterpark.com/events/holiday-open-house-0

December 8 – 11, 2022
Ullr Fest, Breckenridge
Grab your Viking hats and celebrate all things winter at the 59th annual Ullr Fest, December 8-11. Breckenridge invites locals and visitors of all ages to praise Ullr, the Norse god of snow, in hopes of a powder-filled ski season. Show your devotion at the Main Street parade and become part of history at the longest Shotski® “unofficial” World Record breaking attempt. If you’re in for a legendary party, this is one you won’t want to miss!
https://gobreck.com/event/ullr-fest

December 8 – 11, 2022
Kris Kringle Market, Vail
As you stroll through Vail Village, enjoy shopping at the market festooned with greenery, European trim and holiday cheer!
https://discovervail.com/event/vails-kris-kringle-market/

December 9, 2022
2nd Friday ArtWalk, Eagle

Presented by EagleARTS, ARTSPaCE workshop+gallery with funding from the Town of Eagle, Colorado Creative Industries, the National Endowment for the Arts and our downtown business community, generous sponsors, and donors like you!
Join us on the 2nd Friday of every month for ARTwalk. In select months, we will close down Broadway Street to vehicular traffic for a street festival featuring local artists, businesses, and food trucks. Other months will feature our charming galleries, shops, and restaurants offering art exhibitions, live music, sales, and specials for a fun evening out on Broadway Street in Historic Downtown Eagle! (5pm-8pm)
https://eagleoutside.com/event/event-calendar/

December 9, 2022
Country Western Dance, Silverthorne
Enjoy an evening of guided lessons from 7-8 p.m. followed by open dancing and cash bar until 11 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. 
https://www.silverthorne.org/discover-silverthorne/public-art/special-events
December 10, 2022
Second Saturday, Breckenridge
Explore the Arts District campus on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm. Start your adventure at Old Masonic Hall and set off on a creative journey.
https://www.breckcreate.org/special-events/second-saturdays/

December 10, 2022
Santa Night, Crested Butte
Join us at the Crested Butte Museum to meet with Santa, tell him what you want him and his reindeer to bring you for the holidays, decorate cookies, and do a holiday craft. This is a free community event, although we encourage making a donation of your choice if you are able to the museum to keep these events accessible for all
https://gunnisonvalleycalendar.com/page.cfm?pageid=Events&eventid=833209&calendarid=39

December 10, 2022
Women’s Backcountry 101 Clinic & Mini Film Fest, Crested Butte
rwin Guides is hosting a Women’s Backcountry 101 Clinic paired with a mini film festival of all Women’s ski films. The Clinic will begin at 1pm on Saturday, December 10th and run for 3 hours. We aim to create an inclusive space for Women to learn the basics of backcountry travel through gear & mapping workshops. The clinic will be open to 30 Women for the cost of $35 a person – this includes entry to the mini film fest & one raffle ticket. The mini film festival will showcase three all Women’s Ski Films – Nexus, Stepping Out, and The Approach 2. Doors at the Majestic Theater open at 6pm with show times starting at 7pm. The tickets are $15 and include one raffle ticket. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Crested Butte Avalanche Center and SheJumps. Please join us to celebrate Women in snow sports & support avalanche education in our valley!
https://gunnisonvalleycalendar.com/page.cfm?pageid=Events&eventid=833253&calendarid=39

December 10, 2022
Tommelfest, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Raise your glogg (old-fashioned Swedish spiced wine) for our annual Tommelfest celebration! Kick off the beginning of the winter season at our Viking-themed Nordic festival with free skate & classic cross country ski lessons from DTR Ski Instructors & CU Ski Team Coaches, keg toss, Swedish meatballs, and more–all in the spirit of the first cross-country skiers from Norway and Sweden where the sport originated. 
https://www.playwinterpark.com/events/tommelfest-0

December 10 – 11, 2022
Annual Georgetown Christmas Market, Georgetown
Each December the town of Georgetown transforms for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this tiny mountain town to experience a traditional holiday where Christmas hasn’t changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides through historic Georgetown, and wonderful sights and smells. Visitors enjoy appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional dress and the daily procession of the Santa Lucia. Carolers in Victorian costume, dancers, and other family entertainment provide hours of memorable performances. Adorned with lights and Christmas greenery and blanketed with snow, the quaint, historic town of Georgetown, Colorado has been a Christmas tradition for generations of Colorado families. This year we hope you will begin making it a tradition of your own!!
The Georgetown Christmas Market is held annually on the first and second full weekends of December. Admission is FREE. Christmas Market features an outdoor European marketplace with handcrafted gifts in addition to Georgetown’s charming year-round shopping experience. Beautiful and unique shops showcase Christmas ornaments and decorations, Victorian items for the home, art, Colorado wine, rare books, jewelry, exquisite clothing, antiques, and gifts. The Market will also feature food vendors in addition to our fabulous local restaurants.
Christmas Market Museum Tours offer a relaxed way to see the Hamill House, Hotel de Paris and Energy Museums and Georgetown Heritage Center. Docents are on hand to give information or answer questions, but guests may stroll through the properties at their leisure to enjoy the holiday decor. Prices vary.
This event will take place on 6th Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown, Colorado.
https://visitclearcreek.com/featured-events/

December 10, 2022
Holiday Parade, Golden
The parade returns in 2022 for one spectacular day with all the favorites including elves, marching bands, floats, Victorian carolers, antique cars, the Grinch, Buffalo Bill and, of course, Santa. The parade route runs along Washington Avenue. from 10th Street to 13th Street starting at 10:30 a.m. After the parade, grab lunch at one of the many restaurants lining Washington Avenue, or shop the galleries, boutiques, and stores of colorful historic downtown Golden.
https://www.visitgolden.com/olde-golden-christmas/event-calendar/holiday-parades/

December 10, 2022
Holiday Gift Market, Gunnison
oin us at the Buckel Family Wine Tasting Room to shop from a selection of amazing local vendors! Give local gifts this holiday season. Enjoy food from the Divvy and Alpen Chef! Drink delicious local wine!
https://gunnisonvalleycalendar.com/page.cfm?pageid=Events&eventid=833203&calendarid=39

December 10, 2022
Fruita Holiday Arts and Craft Fair, Fruita
Find your holiday gifts from our over 50 vendors of homemade crafts and art. Fair is held at the Fruita Community Center and is free to the public to come shop and enjoy!
https://www.fruita.org/parksrec/page/holiday-arts-crafts-fair

December 10, 2022
Film Screening of ‘Mission Mt. Mangart’, Keystone Resort
The mighty story of the 10th Mountain Division, with a Q&A session with filmmaker Chris Anthony following the film. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Chris Anthony’s organization, the Chris Anthony Youth Project. Drinks specials and snacks will be available for purchase at the Warren Station bar.
https://warrenstation.com/event/film-screening-of-mission-mt-mangart/

December 10. 2099
Demo Days, Purgatory Resort
Demo the latest and greatest gear from brands like Salomon, Volkl, Blizzard, Fischer, Meier, Head, K2, Dynastar, Rossignol, Atomic, Voile, DPS, Black Crows, and more!
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/demo-days/2022-12-10/

December 10, 2022
Snowcat Dining Excursion, Purgatory Resort
Enjoy a memorable evening with your loved ones while riding our enclosed snowcat to the Powderhouse, then savor a gourmet 5-course dinner, paired with beer or wine. Book your scenic dining experience today!

December 10 – 11, 2022
Holiday Craft Fair, Salida
https://salidachamber.org/event/holiday-craft-fair-2/2022-12-10/

December 10 – 11, 2022
Mountain Village Holiday Prelude, Telluride
Mountain Village is being transformed once again into the North Pole for this year’s Holiday Prelude celebration on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. This year promises a great kick-off to the holiday season with train rides, sitting with Santa, ice skating and children’s holiday surprises around every corner. 
https://www.telluride.com/event/mountain-village-holiday-prelude/

December 10, 2022
Rocky Mountain Yule Celebration, Winter Park
Join us for the Headwaters Center Rocky Mountain Yule Celebration on December 10th to benefit water conservation education and our Headwaters River Journey museum. The festivities will include a catered dinner from Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a silent auction and music with Chris Daniels and the Kings! 
https://www.playwinterpark.com/events/rocky-mountain-yule-celebration

December 11, 2022
Motherlode Holiday Market, Leadville
Come shop for your Holiday needs at FREIGHT from 3-7pm.
Bar service will be available.
https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/motherlode-holiday-market-3/2022-12-11/

December 12 – 18, 2022
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain
Copper Mountain prides itself on serving as a training and competition venue for all ski and snowboard athletes and is thrilled to welcome back another season of competitions at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. The world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders will compete in halfpipe at Grand Prix from Dec. 12-18. This annual halfpipe competition brings the best athletes in the world to debut their latest tricks, and the whole thing goes down in Copper’s legendary 22-foot Superpipe in Center Village. This event is free to spectate.
https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/december-events/grand-prix-2022

December 12 – 18, 2022
VISA Big Air, Copper Mountain
Copper Mountain prides itself on serving as a training and competition venue for all ski and snowboard athletes and is thrilled to welcome back another season of competitions at the VISA Big Air. This annual competition brings the best athletes in the world to debut their latest tricks in the air for the first time in the U.S. each season. This event is free to spectate.
https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/december-events/visa-big-air-2022

December 14, 2022
Film Screening of ‘Mission Mt. Mangart’, Aspen
Follow the 10th Mountain Division’s trailblazing efforts as an experimental infantry unit made up of world-class athletes, mountain men and cowboys during WWII. The 10th Mountain Division left behind an indelible legacy equally matched by their legendary heroism during wartime. Written, directed, edited, and produced by professional skier, documentary filmmaker and Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Anthony, with an original film score by composer Carlo Nicolau, this documentary delves into untold tales of the 10th Mountain Division from a unique perspective.
Mission Mt. Mangart tells the story as a flashback from the present day while jumping back in time to follow the 10th from 1939 to June 3rd, 1945, with in-depth narration as well as interviews of original 10th Mountain Division soldiers.
https://wheeleroperahouse.com/event/mission-mt-mangart/

December 14, 2022
Holiday Celebration with Hazel Miller & Santa, Dillon
The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with Christmas carols, cookies and of course Santa! Join us at the Dillon Community Church on December 14 as we come together to celebrate the holiday season. 
This year we are pleased to welcome back acclaimed musical talent Hazel Miller to the Holiday Celebration. Hazel will take the stage with all the holiday classics. There will be children’s activities as well as light refreshments. 
https://www.townofdillon.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7924/4

December 15, 2022
Mountainfilm on Tour in Ridgway, Ridgway
Mountainfilm on Tour visits Ridgway, CO on Thursday, December 15 at the Sherbino. Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The annual festival is held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, CO. Mountainfilm is a dynamic nonprofit organization and festival that celebrates stories of indomitable spirit and aims to inspire audiences through film, art and ideas.
Mountainfilm on Tour in Ridgway, CO will feature a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and engaging documentary short films that align with Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects. Doors open for the event at 6:30 pm and the show will kick off at 7:00 pm.
https://sherbino.org/event/mountainfilm-on-tour-in-ridgway/

December 15, 2022
Telluride Art Walk, Telluride
The telluride art walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community, and friends. Complimentary Gallery Guides, offering a self-guided tour, are available at participating venues, The guide can be used at any time to help navigate through galleries and venues that are open to the public most days. 
https://www.telluridearts.org/tellurideartwalk

December 15, 2022
Holidays Tree Lighting, Vail
Join us to kickoff Vail Holidays with the Vail Village Holiday Tree Lighting at Slifer Square, located next to the Covered Bridge. December 15th @ 6:00PM
There will hot chocolate, live caroling, pop up appearances by a special red clad, jovial, bearded guest and more!
https://discovervail.com/event/vail-holidays-tree-lighting/

December 16, 2022
Coors Light Party & Giveaway, Purgatory Resort
Join us at Purgy’s on Friday, December 16th for a party with Coors Light. Attendees could win a pair of Coors Light goggles to sport out on the slopes!
Anyone who shows up can get a raffle ticket.
Drawing will occur toward the end of the event.
Cheers!
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/coors-light-party-giveaway/

December 17, 2022
2nd Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration, Pagosa Springs
Join us December 17th for the 2nd annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration in downtown Pagosa Springs! Along the route, enjoy festive displays and activities, acoustic musicians, choirs, free hot chocolate and cider, toys and other goodies and, of course, Santa Claus.
https://visitpagosasprings.com/index.php?section=events&evtid=3226

December 17, 2022
Demo Day!, Purgatory Resort
We are stoked to host Venture Snowboards from Silverton, Colorado for a demo day all day Saturday, December 17th. Find them in the Beach area all day and discover your new favorite board!
Venture was founded in 1999 and all of their boards are crafted by snowboarders in their Silverton, Colorado factory then tested in some of the most demanding terrain in the lower 48. Demos are free. Lift ticket or pass is required to ride.
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/venture-snowboards-demo-day/

December 17 – 18, 2022
Rocky Mountain Freestyle – Mogul Competition, Vail
Open Moguls / Dual Moguls – 2023 Season Opener at Vail.
https://rockymountainfreestyle.com/2022/10/2023-season-opener-at-vail/

December 18, 2022 – February 26, 2022
Snowmass Luminescence, Aspen/Snowmass
We could all use a little more light in our lives these days. And now, when the lifts close at Snowmass, things really brighten up. Snowmass Luminescence, an interactive art and light display brought to you by Snowmass Tourism and Aspen Snowmass, will immerse you and your family in a dazzling world of light and art. Skip the Skittles Gondola ride between the Snowmass Mall and Base Village and, instead, stroll through The Tunnel, an interactive series of LED illuminated walkways and arches that will ignite your senses. In addition, you can experience a large-scale interactive LED installations by acclaimed artists, Wave by Squidsoup and Electric Dandelion by Liquid PLX. Snowmass Luminescence runs from December 17th through February 27th from sunset to 9 p.m. daily.
https://www.aspensnowmass.com/visit/events/snowmass-luminescence

December 18, 2022
Jingle Bell Run, Carbondale
11am
Independence Run & Hike Store
https://www.carbondale.com/events/#jingle-bell-run

December 18, 2022
Jingle on the Avenue, Golden
Spend a magical day in Golden meeting and mingling with family favorite holiday characters along Washington Avenue!
https://www.cityofgolden.net/event/jingle-on-the-avenue-holiday-character-mingle/

December 18, 2022
Motherlode Holiday Market, Leadville
Come shop for your Holiday needs at FREIGHT from 3-7pm.
Bar service will be available.
https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/motherlode-holiday-market-3/2022-12-18/

November 18 – 19, 2022
North Fork Holiday Marketplace and Holiday Arts and Craft Fair, Hotchkiss
The Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce will again host the Holiday Arts and Craft Fair on Saturday November 19 from 9am-4pm at Memorial Hall.  Great locally made items and cheer will be in abundance!
The Annual North Fork Holiday Marketplace will be at Heritage Hall on Friday November 18 from 11am-3pm, and on Saturday the 19th from 9am-3pm – with a lunch and tin can raffle on Saturday! Navajo tacos, homemade pie and a drink for $8!
The Hotchkiss Senior Center will host their annual Craft Fair on Saturday November 19 from 9am-4pm at Town Hall/Senior Center.  Lunch and Live Music will be offered!
https://www.northforkvalley.net/

December 20, 2022
Rise and Shine Rando Series #4, Arapahoe Basin
Join us for a six-part series of uphill challenges on Tuesday mornings in November, December, and January. Register for all six and save, or pick and choose which morning works best for you. The early morning Rise and Shine Rando Races are a fun and challenging way to start your day!
Pre-registration is mandatory.
Race start: 7:00 a.m. in Mountain Goat Plaza 
Check-in begins at 6:00 a.m. in the Rental Shop  
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/rise-and-shine-rando-4/

December 22, 2022
Game of Stones, Aspen/Snowmass
Curling comes to Snowmass with the new Game of Stones curling series at the Base Village Ice Rink! Fridays and Thursdays starting December 22nd, teams of two will compete in a head to head elimination competition. The first team that reaches 10 points wins!
Game of Stones will take place from 3 pm – 5 pm, registration will occur at the ice skating rink prior to the event.
https://www.aspensnowmass.com/visit/events/game-of-stones

December 22, 2022
Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit the Mountain, Purgatory Resort
Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a stop at Purgatory Resort before the big night of gift deliveries! Bring your little ones by the Beach area on Thursday, December 22nd from 2:00pm to 3:30pm and get those Christmas wishes in!
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/santa-mrs-claus-visit-the-mountain/

December 23, 2022
Coors Light Party & Giveaway, Purgatory Resort
If you miss us down at Purgy’s on December 16th for the Coors Light party and goggles giveaway, don’t worry! We’ll be back at the Powderhouse on Friday the 23rd with more brews to enjoy and goggles to win!
Anyone who shows up can get a raffle ticket.
Drawing will occur toward the end of the event.
Cheers!
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/coors-light-party-giveaway-2/

December 23, 2022
Vail Skating Festival Ice Spectacular, Vail
Starring: Olympic Champion, Nathan Chen, this 70 minute, ticketed, high energy ice show entertains every guest with great popular and holiday themed music
https://vailskatefest.com/

December 24, 2022 
Holiday Celebration, Copper Mountain
Head to Copper Mountain on December 24th to celebrate the holiday season with a DJ set, fireworks show, and more. It all takes place at Eagle’s Landing in Copper’s Center Village
https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/december-events/holiday-celebration-2022

December 24, 2022
Torchlight Parade, Winter Park Resort
Winter Park’s most beloved holiday tradition, the Torchlight Parade! Join us for an evening filled with Holiday cheer, from photos with Santa to caroling throughout the village. Stay warm by the bonfire while enjoy the firework display and torchlight parade illuminating the night sky.
This year’s event will take place on Larry Sale. Red Chair plaza and the base area in front of Larry Sale will be the best viewing areas.
Santa Claus is coming to Winter Park Resort! Get a free printed photo of you and your family with Santa at the Village Gazebo from 1 – 4pm.
Stop by the Hot Chocolate Bar at Bradley’s before the show for a tasty warm-up! Regular and spiked hot chocolate available.
https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/torchlight-parade

December 27, 2022
Whiskey Tasting & Cocktails, Purgatory Resort
Perfect for those looking to spice up date night, this Whiskey Tasting & Cocktail experience will be fun and informational!
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/whiskey-tasting-cocktails/

December 28, 2022
Whiskey Tasting & Cocktails
Perfect for those looking to spice up date night, this Whiskey Tasting & Cocktail experience will be fun and informational!
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/whiskey-tasting-cocktails/

December 30, 2022
Audi Ajax Cup, Aspen/Snowmass
Benefiting the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s 2,300-plus athletes — as well as its scholarships and programs — the Audi Ajax Cup features head-to-head slalom races on the Thunderbowl race course at Aspen Highlands.
https://www.aspensnowmass.com/visit/events/audi-ajax-cup

December 30, 2022
Ski-up Beer Sampling with New Belgium, Purgatory Resort
Take a refreshing break during your Friday laps to stop by the beach area for free beer samples from New Belgium Brewing. Must be 21 or older to participate.
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/ski-up-beer-sampling-with-new-belgium/

December 30, 2022
Legacy Parade – 10th Mountain, Vail
10th Mountain Legacy Parade to commemorate the founders of Vail Mountain.
https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/event-details.aspx?id={50e1d98c-48de-4b4d-839d-b635bf707616}&sd=11%2F09%2F2022&ed=01%2F31%2F2023

December 31, 2022
New Year’s Eve Village Celebration, Beaver Creek Resort
Beaver Creek is the place to celebrate the New Year. Surprise and delight your family with a memorable evening in the village and at the resort.
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/event-detail.aspx?id={775bb5b0-d978-4b7b-a9b0-a84a9b8a09af}&sd=11%2F06%2F2022&ed=01%2F31%2F2023

December 31, 2022 
New Year’s Eve at Copper, Copper Mountain
Head to Copper Mountain on December 31st to celebrate the New Year with a DJ set, the 50th annual torchlight parade, fireworks show, dinner and drinks, and more. It all takes place at Eagle’s Landing in Copper’s Center Villa
https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/december-events/new-years-eve-2022

December 31, 2022
New Year’s Eve: A Funky Celebration With Split Window, Keystone Resort
Join us for a Funky New Orleans New Year’s Eve dance party with music by Split Window, who is known for “Big International Sound.
This band has opened for Melvin Seals’ JGB, and the New Orleans Suspects. We think you will agree that there is no better local band to throw a NOLA funky dance party with us.
Break out your funkiest New Orleans get-up and march your crew down to Warren Station for a night of funky dance tunes, drink specials, a free photo booth & party favors galore. Add lots of snow and a rocking crowd; the mountains have never sounded so good on New Year’s Eve! Ring in 2023 with us at Warren Station for the best dance party of the year! Free party favors while supplies last.
https://warrenstation.com/event/new-years-eve-2023//

December 31, 2022
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade, Purgatory Resort
Purgatory’s favorite holiday tradition! From 6:00pm-6:30pm at the Base Area, patrollers and ski instructors will be coming down the mountain, lighting up the night with bright torchlights. Once the parade has finished, stick around for the fireworks show!
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/new-years-eve-torchlight-parade-and-fireworks/

December 31, 2022
Monarch Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Salida
https://salidachamber.org/event/monarch-torchlight-parade-fireworks-2/

December 31. 2022
New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Light Up Snow Cat Parade, Steamboat Resort
Celebrate the new year in style! Kick off the evening with a Light Up Snow Cat parade featuring Steamboat Snow Sports Instructors performing synchronized skiing illuminated only by light of torches. At the conclusion of the parade fireworks will light up the sky over the resort to ring in 2023.
https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/new-years-eve-fireworks-and-light-up-snow-cat-parade

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