Thanksgiving Events in Colorado: Celebrating the Season of Gratitude

Thanksgiving Events in Colorado: Celebrating the Season of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is next week, and whether or not we resonate with the origination of this holiday, it is indeed a time where many of us slow down to gather together with friends and family over food cooked with love and meaning.

To ensure that nobody ever feels alone over the holidays, we have put together a list of events, with love from Aspen Real Life. So please do enjoy yourselves next week, give big hugs and kisses on the soft cheeks of your adorable little ones running around, and be sure to tag us with your delicious photos!


November 20, 2019

On November 20th, freshly harvested, farm-to-fridge shares were distributed free of charge to the community at the Farm Collaborative Aspen’s Farm Park. Although the location for the annual free community Thanksgiving dinner was unavailable this year this did not stop Eden Vardy and his team from delivering his harvest to the community. This year, the community will be cooking his harvest and sharing photos of our food, “It’s still an opportunity to honor local food, and to thank and celebrate our local farmers,” says Vardy.

Chocolate, Honey & Ink: A Thankful Pop Up at Batch

November 27, 2019

The evening before Thanksgiving, things will be getting extra cozy at the Batch at Roaring Fork Beer Company with a very sweet pop up. Get early holiday shopping done or just get cozy with them and give thanks for all things local. Here’s what to expect:

  • Handcrafted artisan chocolates featuring 6 new flavors in bars and tasting tablets, available for purchase and sampling by Mark Burrows of Pollinator Chocolate Company
  • Letterpress card sets and prints make amazing holiday gifts by locally loved artist Brian Colley
  • Solar infused, organic honey and elixirs by Honey Tree Botanicals will be there to sweeten up your evening
  • Hot drinking chocolate with DIY toppings bar by Pollinator Chocolate Co
  • Apple pie & apple cider
  • Beer & Seltzer specials
  • The movie showing of “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”

The only thing missing is a fireplace but the vibe will be warm and fuzzy.

Aspen & Snowmass Mountain Openings!

November 28, 2019

Aspen and Snowmass Mountain are opening early this year! Join up with the locals on the slopes.

Indoor Turkey Triathlon

November 28, 2019

The 2nd Annual Turkey Triathlon is happening on Thanksgiving at the Aspen Recreation Center. The indoor triathlon consists of a 10-minute swim / 30-minute spin bike / 20-minute treadmill run (as far as you can go) – with a 5-minute transition between each. The person that goes the furthest in 60 minutes wins. This event is held for adults and Kids 8 and up.

Starting at 6 am – 9 am – it will be in waves of 4 starting at 6:00 am. The cost is $45 for non-USAT members and $30 for membership holders.

Learn more and register online!

Hotel Colorado Thanksgiving Buffet

November 28, 2019

Hotel Colorado host their Annual Thanksgiving Day buffet for the entire family at the Historic Hotel Colorado! They will be featuring menu options such as whole roasted turkey, beef prime rib, poached shrimp, smoked salmon and so much more! Buffet is priced at $49 for adults and $21 for children 10 and under. Reservations are required.

View the full menu and reserve your spot!

Huffin’ 4 Stuffin’: Carbondale Turkey Trot/Turkey Cross

November 28, 2019

Earn that Thanksgiving turkey! Join Carbondale Parks and Recreation and Aloha Mountain Cyclery Thanksgiving morning for Carbondale’s Turkey Trot or Turkey Cross. This event is a great holiday tradition to run with friends or family. If you are single come out and meet others!

Carbondale Recreation and Community Center hosts the Turkey Trot. There is a 5K – 2 lap run or a 2.5k – 1 lap run available. Both races start at 8am. All participants will get a Turkey Trot Medal and are eligible for the Best Costume Prize (Male, Female, and Youth categories). You may register here!

Aloha Mountain Cyclery hosts the Turkey Cross. They will kick off the C Class race at 9am. The A and B races will follow. Registration is day of and is $30 for your first race. If you want to compete in two races, you can add the second race for $15. To register, contact Aloha at 970.963.2500. 

For more information on this event, check out their Facebook page!

Dinner Through The Decades

November 29, 2019

As part of The Little Nell’s season-long 30th anniversary celebration, Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Element 47 “Dinner Through The Decades” with Executive Chef Matt Zubrod and George Mahaffey. During his tenure at the helm, Chef Mahaffey won the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest. Little Nell Wine Director Chris Dunaway will pair wines for this nostalgic evening, joined by former Little Nell Wine Director Bobby Stuckey. During Bobby’s tenure at The Nell, the restaurant received numerous awards for wine and service including Forbes’ Five Star Hotel & Restaurant Rating, Wine Spectator’s Grand Award and a nomination from the James Beard Foundation for Outstanding Wine Service. The five-course, prix-fixe menu is offered for $150 with wine pairings or $89 for dinner only.

Don’t wait, make your reservation now!


November 29, 2019

Thanksjibbing is back at Snowmass! Come watch some of the Aspen area’s most talented freeskiers and snowboarders while they throw down for cash prizes and season long bragging rights on a unique course of urban-inspired terrain features. Competition will take place from 2:00 to 3:00pm at Snowmass on Fanny Hill. Entry is Free.

For more information on this event, visit their website here

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