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There is just something magical about the holiday season, especially after last year took everyone by surprise. Everyone is gearing up for another incredible holiday season that feels normal again. You can get started on your very own holiday travel plan by booking a stay with us here in Telluride. This Colorado destination has a variety of ways you can spend the holidays, from unique Christmas events to winter-based activities. Telluride is an outdoor playground and is ready to host you and your family for a memorable Christmas season. Take a look at how your family can spend Christmas in Telluride this year:

Noel Night

There is no better way to get your holiday season started than with an epic tree lighting ceremony. Telluride features its own holiday tree, dubbed the Ski Tree. This annual event takes place in early December; this year’s event is taking place on December 8th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. In addition to the tree lighting, the event will also include holiday discounts at many of the local shops here in town. Don’t miss out on this incredible event if you are in Telluride early on for the holiday season!

Mountain Village Holiday Prelude

When it comes to the best place in town to hang out, it is clearly Mountain Village. This area of Telluride is where you can find all kinds of local shops and activities. Spending a day here is extremely easy to do. Each holiday season, Mountain Village is transformed in the North Pole. Specifically, the North Pole comes alive in Mountain Village for the annual Mountain Village Holiday Prelude, taking place this year from December 11th through the 12th. A variety of holiday activities will be available at the event including ice skating, sitting with Santa Claus, train rides, and other holiday surprises. Saturday’s festivities will include riding the Gondola that is outfitted like the Polar Express. Check out the curling demo taking place at the Reflection Plaza ice rink or go sledding by Chair 4 on the mountain. Do not miss out on this incredible holiday event that will be remembered by your family for years to come!

The Nutcracker at Michael D. Palm Theatre

One of the most treasured ways to celebrate Christmas is with a holiday themed production. There is not a more famous theatre production out there for the holidays than The Nutcracker. You can see a live production of The Nutcracker at Michael D. Palm Theatre located right here in Telluride. The production will be putting on two different show times—one for December 18th at 6:00 PM and the other on December 19th at 2:00 PM. This all-ages event is a great way to show your family this timeless classic for the first or even 10th time. Reserving tickets in advance is highly recommended with prices starting at $10 per child.

Winter Starts Now

Experience the thrills of downhill skiing with Warren Miller’s 72nd film Winter Starts Now. The Sheridan Arts Foundation here in Telluride will be showcasing this thrilling film that takes a look at skiing from the highest peaks. The film will be showcased at the Historic Sheridan Opera House on December 26th with two showtimes at 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. You have never experienced skiing quite like this!

Go Skiing Yourself

Watching a thrilling skiing experience is one thing, but you will also want to try out this exciting winter sport for yourself. Heading up the mountain for winter skiing is always encouraged when families visit for the holidays. Telluride Ski Resort has been named the top ski resort in the country, so you can expect the best skiing conditions possible. There are over 2,000 skiable acres here in the area giving you plenty of space to use. There are a variety of slopes including beginner, intermediate, and advanced slopes. Pick out the best fit for you to have an incredible experience. Local shops in the area have all the gear you need to rent so you can pack light for your travels. Additional skiing options also include Nordic and cross country skiing where you can traverse the snow covered plains on your own.

Winter Fly Fishing

You can also enjoy some relaxing winter fly fishing during your holiday stay. San Miguel River nearby is open all year round for fishing with many fish moving slower due to the chilly weather. If you are up for the cold, you can have a great time reeling up your next trophy size catch!

More Holiday Fun in Telluride

As you can see, there is no shortage of exciting ways you can spend your Christmas right here in Telluride. Make sure to book one of our luxury vacation rentals in the area so you can keep warm and make the most of your Telluride experience.