Holiday Events in Grand County, CO

Nov 22, 2019

Crisp mountain air, twinkling lights, hot cocoa, and a crackling fire… the epitome of how the winter holidays should be spent.  In Grand County, CO the holidays are this as so much more!  Adventurous activities,  sophisticated trappings, cozy cuddling or festive fun for the family – Winter Park, Grand County, Colorado has it all!

Whether you already call Winter Park, CO home,  or if you are in the midst of a home search and spending a few weeks or are just coming up for the day or night, here is our guide to what’s on over the Christmas Holidays.

Ski & Snowboard -Winter Park Co

First of all,  “Winter Park Resort is Colorado’s longest continually operated ski resort featuring over 3000 acres of award-winning terrain…”  can Ski and snowboard every day even on Christmas and New Year’s Day!

One favorite event in Winter Park, CO is the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade Ski-Down at Winter Park Ski Resort.

The Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is one of the oldest torchlight parades in Colorado History (The first one was in 1977).

Enjoy caroling, hot chocolate & Santa starting at 3 PM in The Village.  At 5:30 pm, a parade of torch-bearing skiers starts their way down Lower Hughes trail, followed by Santa Claus!

Find out more information here.

Winter Park Resort Torchlight Parade

Winter Park Resort Torchlight Parade – Photo Credit: www.winterparkresort.com

Holiday Lights


There is nothing more winter-wonderous than lights twinkling against a mountain sky.  The Tree Lighting ceremonies in Grand County Mountain Towns are heartfelt & filled with holiday cheer.

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Sleigh Bells


‘Olde Fashion’ horse-drawn sleigh rides the whole family can enjoy.  Snuggle under cozy blankets and enjoy the sound of bells jingling as draft horses carry your sleigh over glistening snow-covered trails

The Wrap Up

Whatever or however you find your way to Grand County, CO – you will be welcomed with holiday cheer and festivities!

To find out about more holiday events in Grand County, CO – Please visit the resources below:

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