Santa’s Village and Christmas Music December 21-24 at 2:00 to 4:00 pm
The North Pole comes to the Snowmass mall and base village when Santa’s magical village opens to hear the last minute request of good girls and boys. Free photos with Santa are offered daily throughout the week. Enjoy free Holiday music on the mall and base village by Boiling Point, a barbershop quartet, on December 21 and 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and by What the Dickens Carolers on December 23 and 24 also from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Letters to Santa December 1-24
For last minute Christmas wishes, children can drop off their letters to Santa in his personal mailbox located in the mall. Selected letters are published in the local newspaper, The Snowmass Sun.
Storytelling at The Silvertree Hotel December 22, 23, 24
On December 22 at 4:30 pm enjoy storytelling by Jill Sheeley and by Johnny Boyd on December 23 at 4:00 pm. On Christmas Eve, Santa will delight the little ones by reading holiday tales before a roaring fireplace in the hotel lobby. Call 923-3520, for more information.
Torchlight Parade December 23 at 5:00 pm
Whether you’re a viewer or participant, the annual free Torchlight Parade down Snowmass’ slopes looks magnificently luminous. Adults and kids ages 8 and up are invited to be part of the trail of lights down Fanny Hill led by none other than Santa himself, who is the official Torchlight Parade escort. Each participant gets their own torch to illuminate down the mountain. For more information, stop by Guest Services Information Desk in the Ticket Pavilion on the Snowmass Mall or call 970-923-0560.
Snowmass Chapel December 24 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The Snowmass Chapel holds two candlelight protestant services with chamber orchestra, Christmas Handbell and Vocal Choirs on December 24 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Go to www.snowmasschapel.org for more information.
New Year’s Activities
Ring in 2011 in style! From gourmet feasts at local restaurants to rockin’ live music and dancing into the wee hours of the night, Snowmass celebrations abound including:
- Artisan Handcrafted Cuisine and Sage Restaurant and Bar offer epicurean menus, intimate settings, and the ideal romantic way to celebrate the New Year.
- The Silvertree Hotel hosts its 19th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration with a gourmet dinner, music dancing and a balloon drop.