Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley
We find it so very difficult to get all of your information in one place, and since there are so many events from which to choose from, we will be curating our top Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley Holiday Event Picks for events happening weekly from now through New Year’s Eve.
Wednesday, December 19th
Rag & Bone Shopping for Aspen Hope Center
Flower + Vine: Wreath Making Workshop at Skye Gallery
Thursday, December 20th
Jewelry Show to Benefit Bridging Bionics at The Marble Bar Aspen
Fire & Ice at Marble Bar Aspen to Honor Firefighters and First Responders
Champagne Pool Party at Viceroy
2-5pm. Free event
Holiday Family Crafts at Anderson Ranch
6:30pm-9pm. Free event.
Aspen Historical Society Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange and Caroling
4PM to 6PM.
Aspen Historical Society invites the community to the annual Holiday Cookie Exchange and Caroling, this year paired with a free public grand opening for the new exhibit “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen” at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum. The free community event will feature the annual cookie exchange, holiday caroling led by pianist David Dyer, hot chocolate and mulled wine, and tours of the exhibit. Fun lovers of all ages are invited to attend; guests participating in the cookie exchange are encouraged to bring a dozen cookies or more to share.
Women of the Bauhaus at Maker + Place
Herno + Suzanne Kalan Trunk Show at Pitkin County Dry Goods
Aspen Art Museum Opening Reception
The opening of “Zombies: Pay Attention!” (Galleries 4, 5, and 6) and Robert Montgomery’s “The City in Their Echo” (Roof Deck Sculpture Garden) on Thursday, December 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a gallery walkthrough with the AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman! Join us for delicious snacks from SO Café, free wine and beer, a pop-up by the AAM Shop featuring new artist editions, music by GOLDEN, and a complimentary art-making activity for all ages on Level 3.
A Rocky Mountain Christmas: A Tribute to John Denver
This family friendly event features artists Mack Bailey, Mollie Weaver, and Rachel Levy performing holiday favorites such as “Silver Bells” and “Silent Night”, along with John’s own “Christmas is for Cowboys.” Accompanying these artists are local musicians Doug Gelpin, John Michel, Alex Scott, and Randy Utterback.
This event benefits Challenge America, a locally-based national nonprofit organization that connects veterans, service members and their families to resources and solutions that build community and give purpose to their lives.
Saturday – Sunday, December 22nd & 23rd
Rossignol Opening Weekend in Aspen
Building off the successful launch of flagship store and pop-up boutiques across France, Italy, Switzerland, and Norway, including last month’s new Paris flagship store location, Rossignol is proud to announce the planned opening of its first U.S. retail pop-up boutique in Aspen, CO.
Located in the historic Benton building at 521 E Hyman Ave, the Rossignol retail boutique is scheduled to open just before the holidays in the heart of downtown Aspen’s upscale shopping district. The seasonal concept store will highlight the brand’s 110 year history in winter sports, while featuring a unique pop-design aesthetic centered on the brand’s classic rooster logo and the “bleu, blanc, rouge” colorways that are strongly linked w the brand’s iconic French heritage.
“We are incredibly excited to introduce the Aspen market to a unique brand experience that celebrates the history of the Rossignol brand,” said Francois Goulet, President, Rossignol Group North America. “Aspen itself is a historic ski community and the perfect environment to showcase the breadth of the Rossignol apparel offer and its convergence of technicity and fashion.”
The main floor of the store will be focused on Rossignol’s Sport Chic and Après Ski apparel collections, currently brought to life through the brand’s “Mountain to City” and #urbanescape marketing campaigns. The collection, blending technicity and fashion, functionality and refinement, represents a comprehensive range of mountain-inspired pieces that are perfectly at home in the resort, après ski, or on the city streets. And while the retail component on the main floor will be focused on Rossignol’s new Fall/Winter apparel and footwear collections, the second floor mezzanine will offer a unique demo experience that expands upon Rossignol’s exclusive partnership with Ski Butlers.
The new concept, Atelier Ski by Ski Butlers, will combine Ski Butlers’ revolutionary, world-class service with a one-of-a-kind, high-performance demo experience. Named after Rossignol’s Atelier Course race workshop at the foot of the French Alps, Atelier Ski by Ski Butlers will offer clients access to a brand new selection of Rossignol products, including limited-edition skis and exclusive “sneak-peek” access to next season’s hottest new products. Clients will have the option of being fitted in-store on a walk-in basis, or can reserve VIP fittings by simply reserving online while taking advantage of Ski Butler’s award-winning delivery, support, and pick-up services. “This opportunity in Aspen speaks volumes to our relationship with Rossignol,” said Bryn Carey, CEO of Ski Butlers. “We have partnered with Rossignol since the founding of Ski Butlers in 2004, to offer our customers some of the most iconic and innovative skis and snowboards in the industry. Atelier Ski by Ski Butlers will highlight this, giving our customers a one of a kind experience.”
The soft launch of the store opening is scheduled for Dec. 22nd, 2018.
Fire and Ice, to Honor Firefighters and First Responders!
Full Moon Dinners at the Cliffhouse
Carbondale Arts Pop-Up Holiday Bakery and Trunk Show at The Launchpad
Saturday 10am to 5pm & Sunday 12-5pm.
A new addition to this year’s Deck the Walls artisan market, Carbondale Arts presents their first annual Pop-Up Holiday Bakery and Trunk Show at The Launchpad. Come by to gather those holiday pies and cakes, jams and jellies, fresh winter produce, lotions & elixirs, and many other delightful items from vendors including Big B’s, Skip’s Farm to Table Market, In Season Catering, Roaring Gardens, plus don’t miss Kristen Levy and Joy White’s homemade kimchi, Lorraine Morrison’s jams & chutneys, Sopris Health & Wellness CBD products, and dog treats from Barks Bites! Both days will also feature a trunk sale with Carbondale-based Fifty Twenty-Eight, designing fashionably handcrafted small batch footwear.
For more information, please email [email protected] or call (970) 963-1680.
Gallery Opening at Elliott Yeary Gallery
4-7pm: Artist Reception with Tori Campisi
Join us in celebrating local artist Tori Campisi and her newest original collection.
Aspen Skating Club Community Celebration with Elf
1:00pm. Public. Hosted by The Arts Campus at Willits
Aspen Skating Club members perform a show with holiday cheer! on Dec 22 at the new ice rink in Snowmass Village!!
Free to all with free skating following. For additional information contact Teri Hooper at 970-379-5900 or [email protected]
Carbondale Arts presents their first annual Pop-Up Holiday Bakery and Trunk Show
Saturday, December 22, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, December 23, 12-5pm.
Come by to gather those holiday pies and cakes, jams and jellies, fresh winter produce, lotions & elixirs, and many other delightful items from vendors including Big B’s, Skip’s Farm to Table Market, In Season Catering, Roaring Gardens, plus don’t miss Kristen Levy and Joy White’s homemade kimchi, Lorraine Morrison’s jams & chutneys, Sopris Health & Wellness CBD products, and dog treats from Barks Bites! Both days will also feature a trunk sale with Carbondale-based Fifty Twenty-Eight, designing fashionably handcrafted small batch footwear.
For more information, please email [email protected] or call (970) 963-1680.
ACES Après: Holiday Open House
Dec. 26th – 30th
Give the gift of film for the holidays, from buzzy, big-name features to fresh independent voices, Aspen Film Academy Screenings brings the thrill of the Oscar® race to mountains for a showcase of awards season contenders. Click HERE for the program and ticket information.
Champagne O2 Aspen with O.P. Makeup Studio
NEW YEAR. NEW YOU.
Thursday, December 27th 4-6pm. Let’s celebrate with bubbly, bites and beauty. Mix, mingle and meet founder Osvaldo Perez (O.P.)
Dec. 28th & 29th
Makeovers at O2 Aspen with O.P. Perez of O.P. Makeup Studio
Schedule Your Holiday Makeup with O.P.
In just 15 minutes, learn how to apply makeup like a pro. Using O.P. Makeup Studio’s newest collection. $30 per person. Call to make an appointment 970.925.4002