No peeking, Mom and Dad! Bring your children to Holiday Gift Making at The St. Regis Aspen and let them create a special gift for their parents in the Aspen Room.

Christmas Events in Aspen: Let It Be Merry and Bright

The season is finally here, to gather your family near and celebrate with love and cheer. What a perfect time to build tradition, give back to our communities and come together as magic fills the air.

It may get a little crazy leading up to Christmas break and easy to let this time slip away without having fun and making memories with your loved ones. So bundle your family up, because we have come up with a list you’re sure to enjoy! Don’t forget to tag us @aspenreaallife in your family traditions, we may even share!

From our family at Aspen Real Life, to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

Pop-Up Holiday Bakery & Food Market

December 22, 2019

In addition to this year’s Deck the Walls Artisan Market, Carbondale Arts presents their second annual Pop-Up Holiday Farmer’s Market at The Launchpad on Saturday, December 21st, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, December 22nd, from 12 to 5pm.

Come by to gather holiday breads by Beth Johnson, fresh-baked sourdough breads by Shepherds Breads, empanadas, fresh vegetables from Erin’s Acres, fresh mushrooms from Mateo Rader, cookies, pies, cakes from Coppelia Cakes and more!

Any questions, you can email [email protected] or call (970) 963-1680.

Holiday Gift Making at St. Regis Aspen

December 23, 2019

No peeking, Mom and Dad! Bring your children to The St. Regis Aspen and let them create a special gift for their parents in the Aspen Room. Gifts will range from a handmade accessory to a scrub inspired by Remède Spa. Children only in the secret workshop!

This event is open to the community!

For more information & to purchase your tickets, click here!

Pot-Luck for Whole Foods Plant Based folks & anyone on the cusp

December 23, 2019

Come be surprised by the delicious dishes that are offered up at Third Street Center. Join the growing community of Roaring Fork Valley folks who are reversing Heart Disease, Diabetes, Inflammatory Illnesses and losing weight as a BONUS!

Bring your favorite Holidays’ Theme Plant-Based Whole-Foods (no added oil, salt or sugar) soup or an appetizer or dessert and your recipe to share. Don’t forget your plate/bowl utensils and napkin. We provide tea!

Have questions? You may e-mail [email protected]

Teddy Bear Story Hour at the Aspen Historical Society

December 24, 2019

Families are invited to celebrate the holiday season with classic tales from around the world, shared by Aspen Historical society and Spellbinders storytellers, including Nina Gabianelli. Kids are invited to bring their teddy bears or stuffed animals for this beloved holiday tradition at Aspen Historical Society. Cost per child $3 and must be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information email or call 970.925.3721

Christmas Day Dinner Buffet in Velvet Buck

December 25, 2019

Enjoy a festive spread in Velvet Buck with exquisite culinary carving stations and traditional holiday offerings at The St. Regis Aspen. Make a merry toast with a glass of champagne or a signature holiday cocktail, on us.

Don’t wait, make your reservation now!

Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at the Redstone Inn

December 25, 2019

Redstone Inn host their annual Christmas Day Brunch!
For more information and to make reservation, call (970) 963-2526

$52.50/adult $21.50/kids

To view the menu, visit the Christmas Day Brunch Buffet event page!

Holiday Après Hours at Catto Center at Toklat

December 25, 2019

This holiday season, you’re invited to Holiday Après Hours at the Catto Center at Toklat!

Between December 21 and January 4, the Catto Center at Toklat will be open every day from noon until 5:00 pm. Stop by to experience Aspen Center of Environmental Studies wilderness retreat with warm drinks and bites, plus featured artists and artwork.

Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular: Shimmer | Aspen, CO

December 26, 2019

Journey to a shimmering winter wonderland of circus spectacle and derring-do! Marvel at the bendy ballerina in her glistening snow globe and find yourself aglow as the aerial snow ballet mesmerizes your senses. Astonishing acrobatics, dazzling specialty acts, and glittering costumes abound in a warm and whimsical world the whole family will enjoy at Wheeler Opera House.

Purchase your shimmering tickets here!

Game Of Stones in Snowmass

December 27, 2019

Curling comes to Snowmass with the new Game of Stones curling series at the Base Village Ice Rink! Fridays starting December 13, teams of two will compete in a head to head elimination competition. The first team that reaches 10 points wins!

Game of Stones will take place from 3 pm – 5 pm, registration will occur at the ice skating rink prior to the event.

Adam Trent: Holiday Magic | Aspen, CO

December 28, 2019

Created by Broadway and TV star Adam Trent, Holiday Magic fuses spectacular technological illusions, music and comedy, with a holiday twist.

Magician Adam Trent, is one of the only magicians in history to have starred on Broadway 3 separate times, and is consistently one of the most televised magicians in the world. Be mesmerized and enjoy a night of laughter and memories at The Wheeler Opera House.

This is not an illusion, you can purchase your tickets here!

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic YPN Aspen produced The Aspen Cookbook as a socially distanced fundraiser to support the local restaurant industry.

We want you to win one of these beautiful books, so get us drooling with your comments on a dish that you dream about from a restaurant in this book.

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Make us drool with your description of your favorite dish.

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