Aspen, Colorado's Enchanting Christmas Holiday Season Events 2023

Stephanie Kroll

Did you know that Aspen, Colorado is one of the country's top destinations for Christmas travel and experiences? 'Tis the season to be merry, and there's no merrier place to revel in the holiday spirit than Aspen, Colorado. Nestled at 7,908 feet, this winter wonderland transforms into a scene straight out of a Christmas card, where the snow-laden streets glisten with the promise of a picture-perfect white Christmas. Avant Garde Aspen Real Estate, a team of locals in the know, is here to guide you through the five best Aspen, Colorado Christmas events and activities that will make your holiday season unforgettable.

  1. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies: Aspen's Light Up the Night at the Snowmass Chapel is the grand spectacle that kicks off the winter season. Fifty towering trees adorned with lights and ornaments create a magical atmosphere on December 1st, 2023. Join the festivities in early December, enjoy treats from local bakeries, and capture memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Little Nell's courtyard also hosts a dazzling tree lighting ceremony, featuring a Christmas tree light show, free snacks, and an appearance by Santa himself, on December 10th. The St. Regis Hotel & Resort Aspen also hosts its 12th yearly tree lighting extravaganza. Finally, the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs already hosted its annual tree lighting ceremony last Friday.

  2. Aspen Holiday Market: Dive into the heart of Aspen's holiday celebration with the Christmas-style farmer's market, a centerpiece of the 12 Days of Aspen Christmas. Running from early December to the end of the month, the market offers everything from make-your-own ornament stations to a reindeer petting zoo. Embrace the holiday spirit with cookie decorating, artisanal novelties, Santa photo ops, and more. This is where festive memories are made, and Aspen Luxury Concierge ensures you don't miss a moment.

  3. Christmas Sleigh Rides to Pine Creek Cookhouse: For a unique and magical experience, hop on a sleigh pulled by two majestic Belgian and Percheron horses. Head to Pine Creek Cookhouse for a romantic dinner amid the winter wonder. Sleighs accommodate up to 15 people, making it perfect for an intimate evening with loved ones or a chance to make new friends. Enjoy a five-course dinner with wine pairings, surrounded by the enchanting Colorado wilderness. Make your Aspen, Colorado Christmas vacation unforgettable.

  4. Winter Sports and Outdoor Activities: While Aspen is renowned for its upscale skiing, the holiday season doesn't put a pause on the outdoor fun. From snowshoeing in the tranquil forests to year-round fly fishing, there's an activity for everyone. Ice skating at Aspen Ice Garden and Lewis Ice, snowmobile tours to Ashcroft ghost town, year-round golfing, winter hiking, and cross-country skiing offer a diverse range of adventures. Contact Aspen Luxury Concierge for all your activity needs, from gear rental to personalized lessons.

  5. Christmas Carolers at Hotel Jerome: No Aspen Christmas is complete without the melodious tunes of the Holiday Bell Tones Festive Carolers at Hotel Jerome. Sip on hot cocoa and immerse yourself in the joyous renditions of classic Christmas carols. This heartwarming event runs from mid-December to Christmas Eve, ensuring you leave with cherished memories of the holiday season.

Aspen, Colorado during Christmas is a tapestry of enchanting experiences, where the joy of the season meets the thrill of winter adventures. Let Avant Garde Aspen Real Estate be your guide to an unforgettable holiday in this snow-kissed paradise. Embrace the magic, and let Aspen weave its festive spell on you!

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