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Happenings
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
2012 December/January
-"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Present-
-Grand Mesa Summit Challenge Sled Dog
ed by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Dec
Races, Sat, Jan 26, 8a; Sun, Jan 27, 1:30p, Mesa
20-23, 27-29, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre.
Top Warming Huts, Grand Mesa, Hwy 65,
-Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fire-
Delta County
works, Dec 24, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
-Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Dec 28, Crested
-MainStreet Holiday Celebration, Dec 8, 5-8p.
Butte Mountain Resort
-Race to the Cup Alpine Snowboard NorAm
-ArtWalk Evening, Dec 31, Studios & Galler-
Races, Dec 14-15.
ies in Downtown Crested Butte
-US Freestyle Selections, Dec 17-23, 10a-2:30p,
-4th Annual New Year's Eve Yurt Dinner
Come see North America's best Mogul skiers
Party, Dec 31, Crested Butte Nordic Center's
compete for coveted National Team positions
Magic Meadows Yurt
and World Cup starts.
-New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade & Fire-
-Surefoot Holiday Classic, Dec 20-22, The
works, Dec 31, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
SSWSC hosts approximately 250 racers per day
-Crested Butte Songwriters Festival, Jan 16-19.
for three days of slalom racing for men and
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
women. Night races at Howelsen Hill and day
-Telluride's Holiday Prelude, Held from Dec
race up at the Steamboat Ski Area.
5-16, attendees enjoy two weeks of seasonal
-SSWSC Stars at Night, Dec 28, 6p, The Steam-
activities from craft fairs to outdoor ice-skat-
boat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation
ing parties to live music. Visit www.Holiday-
hosts this dress up evening. This function is
Prelude.com to see a full calendar of events
raising money for the long term funding of the
and details.
SSWSC Foundation that supports the SSWSC
-Noel Night, Wed, Dec 5, 8p-10p, Telluride,
-Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Display, Dec
Local retailers and restaurants offer discounts
31, 7p, Free for all ages. Best viewing is from
of up to 40% off. Shop locally for your holiday
the pavers at the Steamboat Stage and the
gifts, and participate in the holiday cheer!
Umbrella Bar next to the Bear River Grill, all
-Telluride Arts Bazaar, Dec 7-9, The Telluride
adjacent to the Steamboat Gondola. Held on
Arts Bazaar was established in 1983 and has
the following dates throughout the season: Dec
developed into a lively holiday tradition that
31, Feb 14, & Mar 17.
today features the work of over 40 regional
-39th Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill,
artists.
Jan 21, 9a-9p, Over 100 of the best professional
-Telluride Skiercross/Boardercross World
rodeo cowboys competing in the most unique
Cup, Dec 13-16.
ski rodeo in the country.
-Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, Dec. 24
-National Firefighters Hose Race, Steamboat
-New Years Eve Torchlight Parade and Fire-
Ski & Resort, 970.879.6111 or kkirkpatrick@
works, Dec. 31.
steamboat.com. Professional firefighters from
-Christmas and Classics Concert, Dec 21,
across the United States respond to a four-
Paonia/Hotchkiss/Cedaredge/Delta:
970.523.9605, Gr Junction, First United Methodist
alarm ski race in Steamboat Springs, January
-Dec 1, Cedaredge Christmas Parade of Lights
Church, 7p. $10 at the door and at Roper Music.
22-26.
-Delta Parade of Lights, Fri, Dec 7, 6-7p, Main St, Delta
-Celtic Rhapsody, Jan 11-12, Gr Junction, Celtic
-2nd Annual Gingerbread Festival, Sat, Dec 8, 12p-
band FEAST returns with champion Celtic danc-
4p, Blue Sage, Paonia, Holiday book sale, hayrides,
ers and lots of surprises! 970.241.0741
gingerbread houses on display and a cottage building
-Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Jan 19, 645 Main
workshop for the kids.
St, Gr Junction, internationally acclaimed Gregory
-Smith Fork Ranch Holiday Bazaar, Sun, Dec 9,
Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his
12p-5p, Smith Fork Ranch, 45362 Needle Rock Road,
more than 30 pets: house cats, dogs, parrots, gees,
Crawford, The Sale is a Benefit for the Crawford
doves. 970.243.7033
Townhall Restoration. Area artisans and craftsmen
-Rockestra Concert, Jan 19, 1100 North Ave, Gr
will offer their unique items just in time for holiday
Junction, 970.243.6787
purchasing. Audra Nielsen and Linda Hodgson
-70th Annual Horticultural Convention and
970.921.3454.
VinCO Conference, Jan 22-24, 159 Main St, Gr
-The Nutcracker, An Unexpected Fairy Tale, Fri, Dec
Junction, 970.263.5700
14, 6:30-7:30p, Blue Sage Center, 228 Grand Ave,
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
Paonia, Susan Ellinger performs selections from
-First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Dec 7, Vari-
Tchaikovsky's beloved fairy tale and ballet while local
ous Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
dancers, under the direction of Lenore Cambria, inter-
-Citizens Race, 10K or 20K Classic/Skate, Dec 15,
pret the story through dance. 970.527.7243.
Crested Butte Nordic Center
-Sage Stage Open Mic, Mon, Dece 17, 7-9p, Blue Sage
-Light Up Night & Holiday Parade, Dec 15,
Center, 228 Grand Ave, Paonia, Join host Kasie Kar-
Downtown Crested Butte
veth on the 3rd Monday each month for a free show-
-Rock on Ice (Ice Sculptures), Dec 14-21, Crested
case of local entertainment. 970.527.7243.
Butte Mountain Resort.