Aspen during Christmas time stirs the heart and awakens the senses like no other place that is probably why it was named one of the best Christmas town in America. By day, fresh snowfall gleams under brilliant blue skies as annual festivities get underway, spreading cheer for everyone to enjoy. By night, crackling fires and mugs brimming with toasty beverages bring families and friends together in celebration of everything good and comforting. Retire for the evening after a fun-filled day, feeling peaceful, grateful, and content—nestled away from the hectic world you left behind, you’ll create holiday memories of a lifetime.
12 Days of Aspen
You don’t need be a skier or snowboarder to fall in love with Aspen. Each year, from December 20-31, the charming downtown becomes a winter wonderland filled with seasonal activities and merriment. The Aspen Chamber of Commerce creates an assortment of special events, most of which are free, that provide daily entertainment for all ages. Even Santa and his reindeer join in the celebration! From ice skating, art projects, sleigh rides, and children’s story hours to live jazz and Victorian caroling, there’s something for everyone. Try gingerbread house design and cookie decorating, too.
Many hotels, including the iconic Aspen St. Regis, offer sumptuous Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners or buffets. Ring in 2016 at one of the many soirees, such as the New Year’s party at the historic Wheeler Opera House. Then, as 2015 concludes to a grand finale, watch the sky light up with a fireworks extravaganza over Aspen Mountain.