It is the most wonderful time of the year, and you are planning on spending it in Telluride. When you choose one of our Lodging in Telluride holiday hideaways, you know this trip will be one you never forget. Fall in love with the charm of one of the most beautiful mountain towns in the world as you shop for last-minute gifts, dine on hearty meals that warm you from the inside out, and wake up to a white Christmas filled with love, laughter, and all the spirit of one of our favorite holidays! This guide to your Telluride Christmas 2021 will ensure that your holiday spirit will linger long after the final present has been opened and the last Christmas cookie has been devoured.

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The Telluride Fire Festival, December 3-5

Staying warm in the early days of December is easy when you attend Telluride’s version of Burning Man, the Telluride Fire Festival, and although this fun event is not technically a Christmas one, we can promise you will still feel all the joy of the season! Attend the Theatrical Show at the Palm Theater on December 3, participate in juggling workshops, and watch the professionals make magic with fire throughout this fiery festival. Featuring fire art, flaming art cars, live music, and a cash bar, this exciting event will warm your soul!

Sweet Treats for Your Holiday Stocking

As our children have grown up, their desire for a holiday stocking has not gone away, but the treats we place inside have changed over the years! Instead of toys, we provide small bottles of their favorite liquors, (purchased from Telluride Liquors & Wines) and instead of chocolate Santas, we go a little wild at Telluride Truffle! Located at 171 S Pine Street and offering specialty hot chocolates, gift boxes, and a gigantic selection of truffles, this sweet shop is a great place to visit when you are having trouble finding a gift for your coworkers, boss, or business clients as well.

Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar, December 3-5

There are some people in this world that just seem to have a knack for giving the most thoughtful gifts, and when you attend the Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar, you can be that person. Offering a beautiful selection of the finest arts and crafts handmade by local artisans, even if you don’t put a lot of thought into your gift selection, the beauty of your gift will make it seem like you did! If your favorite traveling partner doesn’t seem to pick up the hints you are dropping, forget about being shy and buy yourself that piece of jewelry, ceramicware, or that stunning handmade scarf that will ward off the winter chill—you deserve it!

Noel Night, December 8

While the rest of the world started celebrating before they even finished carving the Halloween jack-o-lantern, we are a bit more traditional here in Telluride and the real celebration begins with the lighting of the Ski Tree on Noel Night. Falling on December 8th this year, you can continue your shopping fun at the stores that will be offering special discounts for the occasion and for those who are asking what a ski tree is, we are happy to illuminate you. The traditional Ski Tree is simply a Christmas tree made from colorful skis and lit with a plethora of white twinkle lights!

Mountain Village Holiday Prelude, December 11-12

Enjoy a bit of the North Pole in Telluride’s Mountain Village when you take part in the Mountain Village Holiday Prelude! You’ll find a variety of festive activities, including train rides, ice skating, and much more. Younger kids will love visiting Santa and his elves, and everyone can enjoy Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 PM on Saturday the 11th. Besides the various activities, you will also find discounts and specials available from the Mountain Village merchants, giveaways, raffles, and more. Mountain Village Holiday Prelude is free for everyone, so be sure to come celebrate the arrival of the happiest time of the year!

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Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade

This special parade is unlike any you have ever viewed before, and if you are lucky enough to experience a Telluride Christmas 2021 Eve this year, you need to check it out! The mountain lights up from the torches carried by about 100 Telluride Resort employees as they ski down the slope, creating a glowing vision you will never be able to forget. This peaceful scene will give you goosebumps, and if you are traveling with your kids, be sure to keep a look out for the jolliest of elves, as Santa Claus himself has often been spotted watching the parade before he heads off on his busiest night of the year!

The Merriest of Times

When you visit Telluride, you are visiting a town that personifies Christmas, and everything you do will make you feel happy and festive. Coming home to our Lodging in Telluride seasonal sanctuaries will bring you the merriest of experiences of all! Read Christmas stories in front of a roaring fire while you sip hot chocolate purchased from Telluride Truffle, wrap presents after the kids have fallen asleep while the snow falls gently outside, and when you slide between the warm and cozy blankets topping our premium mattresses, your dreams will be filled with the magic of a Telluride Christmas 2021. Reserve your favorite Lodging in Telluride escape today! Contact us today.

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