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2019 December/January
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Majesty Quartet¡¯s Mini Tour, 910 N 12th St, GrJct,
Dec 16, Lincoln Park, a group of Christain musicians
traveling through Grand Junction this Christmas,
We¡¯d love for you to come hear us, 970.930.0113
-¡¯The Nutcracker¡¯, Colorado Mesa University, 1100
North Ave, Grand Jct, Dec 20-22, Robinson Theatre,
the Western Slope¡¯s favorite holiday tradition, Abso-
lute Dance & Performing Arts presents, 970.255.8322
-Kitten Yoga, 362 28 Rd, Grand Jct, Dec 20, Roice-
Hurst Humane Society, Gentle Flow Yoga in our
kitten room, classes open to public for $10 donation,
bring a clean yoga mat, wear long pants & shirts w/
sleeves, pre-registration required, 970.434.7337
-Adam Trent Holiday Magic w/Evie Clair, Dec 26, 645
Main St, Gr Jct, Avalon Theatre, 970.263.5700
-The Wizard of Oz, Robinson Theatre, Gr Jct, Dec 31-
Jan 5, High Desert Opera, live onstage, live orches-
tra, huge cast of singers & dancers, 970.523.9605
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City
--Gunnison Night of Lights, December 6, 5:30-7:30p,
Main St, Gunnison, Lighting of the Gunnison Christ-
mas Tree 6:30p, Santa will go from the tree to Gun-
nison Elks Club after
-CB Holiday Bazaar, Toys for Tots, December 7, 10a-
4p, CB Community School, Drop off location for Toys
for Tots
-Mt Crested Butte Light Up Night, December 7, 4:30-
7:30p, Mountaineer Square, Mt Crested Butte
-Santa Night, December 8, 4:30-7:30p, Crested
Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, 4th & Elk, co-
coa, cookies, crafts w/family & friends, explore the
Museum w/free admission, shop special deals at the
Museum Store, bring your camera
-International Mountain Day, December 11, Western
Colorado University, 6a, Western¡¯s Kelley Hall 151,
Video Conference including attendees from all over
the world, 8a Mountain Mindfulness hosted by Dusty
Sylvanson¡¯s Here & Now Center & Western¡¯s Healing
Coalition, 10a Mountain Service & Recreation options
throughout Gunnison valley, more info at:
western.edu/imd
-Women¡¯s Networking Night & Holiday Gift Exchange,
December 18, 5:30-7:30p, Almont Resort, 10209
Hwy 135, Almont, come eat, drink & be merry with
old friends, meet new friends, make new business
connections, bringing women of Gunnison Valley to-
gether, donations to GVWN are greatly appreciated
-Santa Ski, Dec 21, 1p, Crested Butte Mountain Re-
sort, top of Silver Queen Lift pre-ski party, Santa Ski
Run begins 2p, ski down blue run Keystone to Upper
Park, Bring Your Own Santa Suit or Hat this year, will
be no official Pub Crawl, BYOB after party at base
-Holiday Skate Party, Dec 21, 8-10p, Jorgensen
Indoor Ice Rink, for the whole family, Half price entry
& rentals (Choice Pass skates free), games, s¡¯mores,
prizes for best holiday costume
-Night Bonfire, January 6, 10a-7:30p, 601 Elk Ave,
Visitor Center Parking Lot, Drop off your Christmas
tree in the back of the 4-way parking lot, look for
the fencing and signs, starting 10a, please note that
cut off time for tree drop off is 5p, you don¡¯t have
to bring a tree for the bonfire to join the fun, free,
family-friendly event, last tree burned at 7:30p
Hotchkiss/Cedaredge/Delta/Paonia
--United Methodist Women¡¯s Cookie Walk, Dec 6, 8a-
2p, Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker St,
Delta, we promise your sweet tooth will thank you
-Holiday Craft Fair, BHRC, Dec 7, 9a-3p, City of Delta
Recreation Department, 531 N Palmer St, Delta,
more than 75 vendors w/wide variety of handmade
merchandise, admission is FREE, kick start your
holiday shopping & support our very talented local
vendors
-Parade of Lights, December 7, 6p, a great small-
town parade down Cedaredge¡¯s beautiful, festive
Main St, along with sales, specials & events down-
town to get you in the holiday spirit
-Demo Day & Ski w/Santa, Dec 14, Sunlight Mountain
Resort, Demos from Sunlight Ski & Bike, take a lap w/
Santa, Free, 10901 Co Rd 117, Glenwood Springs
-Christmas Carol Sing, Dec 18, 5:30p, Aspen Commu-
nity Church, featuring Alan Fletcher piano & Maroon Bel
Canto Choirs, Hot chocolate & cookies served afterwards,
200 E Bleeker St, Aspen, Free, 970.925.1571, office@
aspencommunitychurch.org
-World snow polo championship, Dec 18-21, 12-4p, only
snow polo event in N America, final stop on World Polo
Tour, Info & tickets at 970.710.1663, Rio Grande Park,
Aspen, www.aspenvalleypoloclub.com, 970.710.1663
-Aspen Santa Fe Ballet¡¯s The Nutcracker, Dec 21: 2p &
7:30p, Dec 22: 1p & 5p, Aspen District Theater, 235 High
School Rd, $36-$94, 970.925.7175
-Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5p, Dec 24, Songs,
scripture, prayer, communion & candles, Cider & cookies,
Bring your friends & family for a joy filled evening, Free,
Defiance Church, 2306 Blake Ave, Glenwood springs
-Acrobats Of Cirque-tacular: Shimmer, Dec 26, 7:30p,
circus spectacle & daring-do, Marvel at bendy ballerina in
her glistening snow globe, an aerial snow ballet to mes-
merize your senses, Wheeler Opera House, 320 E Hyman
Ave, $28/child, $45/adult, 970.920.5770
-Adam Trent Holiday Magic, Dec 28, 4:30p & 7:30p, a
spectacle for the entire family, Wheeler Opera House,
320 E Hyman Ave, $35/child, $50/adult, 970.920.5770
-Audi Ajax Cup, Dec 30, Benefits Aspen Valley Ski &
Snowboard Club, head2head slalom races on Little Nell,
Aspen Mountain, apr¨¨s ski party, 601 E Dean St, Aspen,
audiajaxcup.com, 970.205.5100
-Vaudeville Dinner Theatre New Year¡¯s Eve Show, 4:30p,
Dec 31, includes complimentary champagne & party
favors, champagne toast 8p 1st show & midnight 2nd
show, holiday themed comedy skits, jokes, high energy
dance numbers, unique novelty songs, comedic presen-
tations, while savoring a meal prepared by Glenwood
Springs best restaurants, Glenwood Vaudeville Revue,
915 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, 970.945.9699
-A Grand New Year, 6p, Dec 31, 7th St Plaza, downtown
Glenwood Springs, live music, food vendors, fireworks,
more, 8p ¡®Zach Deputy¡¯ on stage, East Coast New Years
Ball-Drop 10p, Concludes w/national headliner ¡®Ripe¡¯
-New Years Eve Celebration, Dec 31, 8p & Midnight,
Wagner Park, music DJ & warm up bonfire before fire-
works over Aspen Mountain, 419 S Mill St, Free
-Skier Appreciation Day, 9a, Jan 3, Sunlight Mountain
Resort, $20 lift tickets for all skiers & snowboarders,
10901 Co Rd 117, Glenwood Springs
-Winterskl, Dec 9-12, ¡®toast to winter¡¯, an eclectic
weekend, Wintersculpt, WinterFest, canine fashion show,
fireworks, Downtown Aspen, Free, 970.925.1940
-Aspen X Games, world¡¯s best athletes in ski, snowboard
& snowmobile throw-down, Jan 23-26, Base of Butter-
milk Mountain, events Free, concert tickets & Platinum
passes for purchase, xgamesaspen.frontgatetickets.com
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
Parachute:
--Giving Tree, 546 Main St, Mercantile Building, Gr Jct,
Red Lion Arts Gallery & Studios, Dec 6, 4-9p, Ball deco-
rations $5-$20, paint & place on tree, 970.424.5556
-Parade of Lights, Main St, Grand Jct, Dec 7
-GVWA Wine Into Winter, 7 participating wineries, Pali-
sade & Grand Jct, Dec 7, Grand Valley Winery Associa-
tion, food & wine pairings, commemorative ornament,
recipes, discounts, more, 970.241.3155
-3073 Patterson Rd, Grand Jct, Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22,
28-29, Christmas Train Shows, Cross Orchards Museum,
Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, 970.241.6442
-Lights of Life, 3090 N 12th St, Gr Jct, Dec 9, HopeWest
Care Ctr, community celebration to light the HopeWest
campus for the holiday season
-A Christmas Carol musical, 835 N 26th st, Gr Jct, Dec
13-21, Western Colorado Ctr for the Arts, 970.261.5363
-Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner, 2087 Broadway, Grand Jct,
Dec 14, Two Rivers Winery & Chateau, an elegant wine
pairing dinner for you & your staff, 970.241.3155
-Vail Snow Days, live concerts at Ford Park, in-town & on-
mountain early season specials, apr¨¨s & after dark parties,
lively expo village, Dec 12-15, Vail Village, Lionshead Vil-
lage, Vail Mountain, Golden Peak, Free
-Vail ugly sweater run, Grab your best & ugliest holiday
sweater for fun filled morning run through Vail Village, Dec
14, more info 970.479.2280 or email sports@vailrec.com
-Minturn Free Winter Concert, December 14, 3-5p, Down-
town Minturn, 175 Williams St, bluegrass w/Blue Canyon
Boys, Wine by Monkshood Cellars avail, food by Baked &
Loaded, more info at www.minturn.org/15days
-10th Mountain Legacy Parade to commemorate the
founders of Vail Mountain, Dec 27, Jan 3, Jan 17, 6p, Base
of Gondola One in Vail Village
-Australia Day at Vail, Jan 26, 12-3p, Mid-Vail, Top of
Gondola One
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Winter Wonderland, 6p, Hotel Colorado, free events Dec
5, 12, 19, Caroling in Lobby by local school choirs, Two
Rivers Community School, Glenwood Springs Middle &
High School, Rifle High School, classic Christmas mov-
ies, concession stand selling hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn,
candy, drinks, Toy Drive in partnership w/Salvation Army
at our front desk, Free, Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St, Glen-
wood Springs
-CMC¡¯s Sopris Theatre Company presents ¡®The Veil¡¯, 7p,
Dec 5, Colorado Mountain College, tickets avail at event-
brite.com or by emailing svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu,
$13-$18, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs
-Dec 6-7, Summit for Life, nighttime uphill race & fund-
raiser for Chris Klug Foundation to raise awareness about
organ & tissue donation, intimate dinner & party Friday
evening, Saturday race followed by fun dinner, band &
awards show on top of Ajax Mountain, 601 E Dean, Aspen,
$50 registration, $100 minimum fundraising, www.sum-
mitforlife.org, 607.333.4814, info@chrisklugfoundaiton.org
-Opening day, Dec 7, Aspen Highlands, 199 Prospector Rd,
Aspen, 970.923.1277, contactus@aspensnowmass.com
-Opening day, Dec 7, Buttermilk Mountain, 38700 CO-82,
Aspen, 970.923.1277, contactus@aspensnowmass.com
-Rocky Mountain Regionals Cyclocross Championships, De-
cember 7, 9a-4p, 627 N Wildhorse Dr, New Castle, worthy
cyclocross terrain offered by Vix Ranch Park; your bike
will thank you for a fun race, race day registration 7:30a
closes 40 min prior to race start at 9a
-Sardy House Tree Lighting, Dec 7, 6-7p, carolers, high
school & middle school bands play on the front porch,
watch lighting of one of the oldest & tallest trees in Aspen,
complimentary hot chocolate & cookies, 128 East Main St,
Free, 970.920.5197
-Tree Lighting at the Little Nell, Dec 8, 5-6p, complimen-
tary cookies & hot cocoa, carolers, photo ops w/Santa,
Aspen Animal Shelter on site w/¡¯reindeer¡¯ pups, 675 E
Durant Ave, Aspen, 970.920.6330
-A Very Electric Christmas, Dec 8, 5:30p, Toy soldiers,
classic carols & a universe of beautiful lights come to-
gether in a charming new yuletide story, Lightwire Theater
sets your holidays aglow with a tale of a lost bird spending
Christmas at the North Pole, Wheeler Opera House, 320 E
Hyman Ave, $28/child, $40/adult, 970.920.5770
-Passapalooza, Dec 13-15, Art, culture & snow sports col-
lide, access to all 4 Aspen Snowmass mountains only $59/
day for skiers & riders who have a valid 2019-2020 pass
from any ski resort in the world, $99 clinics, $56 demo
packages from Four Mountain Sports, exclusive lodging
specials, food/drink specials, interactive art & light instal-
lations, Snowmass Base Village & Snowmass Mall, live mu-
sic, ski films, www.aspensnowmass.com
-Grand Holiday, 4:30p, Dec 13, meet Santa & his reindeer,
FREE hot chocolate, roast marshmallows, FREE hot fresh
donuts from Aspen MiniDonuts, Alpine Echo entertains,
bring your dancing boots, Free, Glenwood¡¯s Downtown
Market, Garfield County Court House, 109 8th St, Glen-
wood Springs
-Opening Day, Dec 13, Sunlight Mountain Resort, FREE
donuts from Sweet Coloradough donuts, $35-$65, 10901
Co Rd 117, Glenwood Springs