Winter Park Lights Up For The Holidays
Snow laden trees, warm glowing fires and sparkling slopes of freshly groomed snow – the holidays are always a magical time of year in Winter Park, Colorado.
If you’re headed to Winter Park this Holiday season and want to take part in some of the local festivities, check out our quick highlights of Christmas events in Winter Park below.
Thursday, December 24th, 2016
Christmas Carols in the Village
Like a good sing-a-long? Team up with the What The Dickens? Carolers! as they stroll through the Village between 4 PM – 5.15 PM.
Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Winter Park Resort
The pinnacle of the Holiday celebrations at Winter Park Resort is the Torchlight Parade and fireworks at 5.30 PM..
Watch from below as skiers and riders bearing glowing torches weave their way down the mountain, followed by Santa and his elves. Then watch in awe as fireworks light up the night sky, and colorfully lit snowcats move down the mountain in a perfect Christmas tree formation.
Following the ski-down, an inter-denominational service will be held in the lower level of Balcony House.
Holiday Buffet at The Lodge At Sunspot
The Zephyr gondola will start running right after the Torchlight Parade, to ferry hungry diners up to the Lodge at Sunspot for a Christmas Eve dinner they’ll never forget.
The Holiday Buffet menu features salad, soup, a carving station (with vegetarian option), vegetables & sides, and a desert bar.
$79.75 Adults, $49.95 Children under 10 years. Prices include gondola ride, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages (tax, gratuity & alcoholic beverages are additional).
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please call 970-726-1466 for more details and to book your table.
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Devils Thumb Ranch Christmas Buffet
Ranch it up at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash. Work up an appetite with a cross-country ski or snowy horseback ride, then indulge (guilt free!) at their Christmas Grand Buffet Dinner.
$49/adult (13 and up), $25/child (4-12).
To make a reservation call 970-726.7013
Monday, December 26th, 2016
Take a dog sled ride with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park.
Open seven days a week, this pack will promise you a howlin’ good time and give you a view of the valley like you’ve never seen before – seriously good fun.
As a guest of Winter Park Lodging Company, you can save 10% on dog sled rides!
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Head to Hideaway Park in central Downtown Winter Park to sled, dance and watch fireworks spark up the skies at 9 PM.
Afterward, dance it up at Deno’s DJ Dance Party, keep it classy at Volario’s, or take your pick of late night hot spots to ring in the New Year.
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Start the New Year right!
It’s the start of a brand new year, make it a great one!