Telluride Holiday Events
With the holidays fast approaching it may be overwhelming to choose which holiday events you want to attend in Telluride. We have put together this list of some of our favorite events happening this holiday season:
The Holiday Prelude– Dec. 2–13, is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Featuring a lineup of events for the whole family. The two week festival includes a variety of events including lighting of the Ski Tree, cookie decorating, card making, sitting with Santa, train rides for kids, and a Ride to the North Pole on the Gondola Express.The Mountain Village is offering a variety of free events the weekend of Dec. 11-13.
Schmid Ranch Christmas:- Find your Christmas tree from the Schmid Family Ranch forest, make a wreath, enjoy homemade hot cocoa and more! The Schmid Family Ranch is a Centennial farm on Wilson Mesa, about ten miles West of Telluride, Colorado. This event is FREE and open to the public, 12-4 p.m.
Ski Tree Lighting – Celebrate the lighting of Telluride’s Ski Tree, constructed of recycled skis donated by the community, followed by a ceremonial ski burn to favor the old Norse god Ullr, Patron Saint of Skiers. DJ Soul Atomic will perform during the festivities. Senior Mahoney, will be the guest of honor at the lighting ceremony. Senior was instrumental in the founding and development of the Telluride Ski Resort.
The magic starts at the Oak Street gondola station where the free gondola is being transformed into a Trip to the North Pole. Visit Santa, make an ornament with one of his elves, decorate a cookie and enjoy free hot chocolate in Heritage Plaza from 3-6pm on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 & 12.
December 11 @ 6:30 pm – December 12 @ 9:00 pm: “The North Pole on Ice” show will feature International and National ice skating medalists with two pair teams, a male soloist, and a female soloist. You don’t want to miss this show filled with triple jumps, dizzying spins, creative pair lifts, death spirals, and even a back flip. The shows are scheduled on the Mountain Village Ice Rink on both Friday and Saturday, December 11 & 12 at 6:30 p.m.
December 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am: On Sunday morning, December 13th, bring the kids into Palmyra for our Santa’s Pajama Breakfast, a great opportunity for photos with Santa and a cheerful holiday breakfast.
December 20 @ 1:00 pm – December 21 @ 6:00 pm: Shop Local. Shop Independent. Shop handcrafted. A two day event featuring talents from our San Juan region. Cider and treats will be served.
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