New Year’s Eve in Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park Resort holiday celebrationsWinter Park Resort New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve shall be here shortly, where are you going to celebrate the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011?  Lots of activities to do up here in Winter Park, CO even after the lifts stop running.  And this year New Year’s Eve is on Friday night (that gives you two days to sleep off the celebrating).

So here is what is happening for New Year’s Eve this year:

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce New Years Celebration in Hideaway Park.

This family friendly celebration starts at 7PM and goes ’till 10PM.  This New Year’s Eve Celebration is a community event that draws over 500 guests. The event has many facets that appeal to all ages. From late afternoon until evening, Hideaway Park bustles with family fun: free sledding, kid’s rails, music and hot chocolate to keep warm. A spectacular fireworks display add to the festivities.

New Year’s Eve at the Lodge at Sunspot

This special New Year’s Eve experience is the only dining experience of its kind in Winter Park, offering fine dining on-mountain at an elevation of 10,700 feet above sea level. The Lodge at Sunspot specializes in authentic Colorado cuisine paired with an extensive wine list.

Two options of unique dining are available, a buffet and a five course meal.

  • Five course fine dining served in the Sunspot Dining Room ($79.95 Adults / $39.95 Children 10 and under).
  • Sunspot’s Alpine Buffet is served in the Provisioner and  is the perfect family option.

Buffet Menu ($59.95 Adults / $29.95 Children 10 and under):
Price includes gondola ride, buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, & dessert. Sales tax and gratuity will be added. Alcohol and specialty beverages are additional. Dinners at The Lodge at Sunspot are sell-out events, and reservations are required. Make your reservation early by calling 970.726.1446. Note: There is no midnight celebration at this event.

New Years Eve at Solvista Basin

The grand finale to the weeklong Solvista holiday celebration will be fireworks over Granby Ranch at dusk on New Year’s Eve. Cost for night skiing is $10/person; tubing is $11/person; or combo ticket is $18/person.  Come ring in the New Year as well with the grand finale to the weeklong celebration of Winter Wonderland with a synchronized torchlight ski down and spectacular fireworks over Granby Ranch.

Winter Park Restaurant Celebrations

Deno’s Mountain BistroNow taking reservations for New Years and the Christmas holidays. Check out the band Roots and Rythm for New Years, it’s going to be a PARTY!

Tabernash Tavern – Great food and great atmosphere in beautiful downtown Tabernash

Winter Park Sushi Bar & Steakhouse – Sushi is good in a party atmosphere with great bartenders and waitstaff.  Shouls be a great time on New Year’s Eve.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch – Two great restaurants and one of the most beautiful place to visit in Grand County.  Will be a great place for and extra special meal on New Years.

So there is so much to do her in Winter Park for New Year’s Eve.  Do remember tough no drinking and driving!  Leave the driving up to up to the Valley Taxi guys.

Thanksgiving in Winter Park, CO

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Looking to spend turkey day Thanksgiving,  up in the high country of Colorado?  Well look no further for in Winter Park, Colorado Thanksgiving is a dream come true.

A Thanksgiving getaway throws some vacationers and skiers off because there is a choice to be made between turkey, skiing and football.  Well, you can have it all ways at Winter Park Resort and Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

The best of both worlds is to dig into a turkey and the trimmings in ski country after a good day on the snow. Thanksgiving will fall just four days before a full moon, so if you dine someplace with a view and the sky is clear, you may get the bonus of silvery snow and mountain-scapes bathed in moonbeams.

Sunspot, pictured above with a full moon, offers a dazzling spread of all that is Thanksgiving.  Take a gondola ride up the Winter Park slopes and get million dollar views of the continental divide and the Fraser Valley.

At the Ranch House Restaurant just 10 min up the road  at Devil’s Thumb Ranch a traditional Thanksgiving dinner can be expected with a modern twist.  The Ranch House is a 1930 original homestead with stunning views of the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  The food here is exquisite and will be the talk of future Thanksgiving for years to come.

One option for visitors who can’t miss Thanksgiving Day football is to have dinner delivered to their condo.  Or make a trip to City Market or Safeway and make up your Thanksgiving meal as you would at home.

Whatever your desire for a Thanksgiving up in the Colorado Rockies is make sure to let Winter Park Lodging Company take care of your lodging needs.  WPLCo is offering a Thankgiving/Ski season kickoff sale trough August 2010:

Our Ski Season Kick-off Sale offers you 20% savings at any of our Winter Park vacation rentals, including at ski-in/ski-out condos, down town cabins & homes or any other vacation rental you desire. Get ready for the skiing and snowboarding fun to begin in Winter Park! The 2010/2011 ski season is fast approaching, come to Winter Park to help us celebrate.

Thanksgiving/Ski Season Kick-off Sale Details:

  • Stay with Winter Park Lodging Company between Nov 16th and Dec 16th, 2010
  • Enjoy 20% savings on your entire stay.
  • Offer expires August 31st, 2010
  • Call 877-328-1383 or email us to take advantage of these savings

White Christmas in Winter Park with Santa

Santa in Winter Park Colorado

Santa in Winter Park, Colorado

Santa will be making an appearance at Hideaway Park in Winter Park, Colorado on December 19th, 2009.  A fun day for the whole family will start at 11AM and end at 3PM.  Santa will be there taking instruction on presents from the kids and there will be carolers to get all in the holiday spirit.  There will be free sledding and hot chocolate.

Come on on out and help decorate the town trees with ornaments.  It should be a fun time for all and the sled hill at Hideaway Park is a blast for the kids.  The four or five times we have been there have been sleds at the hill so it is s totally free outing.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Christmas time in Winter Park | Holiday Magic Awaits Your Family in the Colorado Rockies

Christmass Fireworks on the Winter Park SlopesHave you ever wanted to experience a magical holiday getaway with the family, Winter Park is a great destination for an unforgettable family ski vacation.  Winter Park Lodging Company will help you find the perfect home or condo to spend the holidays celebrating with the family. Check out all the holiday events in Winter Park!

Book your lodging with Winter Park Lodging Company SOON for the best rates and availability. We are already over 30% booked!

  • Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade (above), complete with caroling and a visit from Santa & his elves
  • Dinners at Sunspot with gondola ride & gourmet dinner
  • New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks!
  • Kid-friendly Discovery Park with 25 acres of easy slopes.