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The holiday season is upon us and there is no better place to celebrate than in Steamboat Springs.

The Yampa Valley is blanketed in snow, the ski season is officially upon us, and the holidays will be here before we know it. As the season for celebration draws near, a wonderful feeling of excitement and anticipation has filled the air. To fuel that excitement, there are plenty of great Steamboat events to get the whole family in the holiday spirit.

Can’t Miss Events:

The Nutcracker

December 1st

Join Elevation Dance Studio for their annual performance of The Nutcracker at Steamboat Springs High School. Unlike any other Nutcracker performance, you’ve seen, they’ve added elements of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop that’s sure to entertain the entire family.

 

Artisan Market

December 1st

The perfect place to complete your holiday shopping, this artisan market brings together local artists for a wonderful day of holiday cheer. Along with shopping for loved ones, enjoy ornament and holiday card making, carol singers, and wonderful food.

 

Visit with Santa

December 1st through 23rd

Each Saturday in the month of December leading up to Christmas, bring your little ones to visit Santa in his workshop in downtown Steamboat Springs.

 

Continental Cup

December 14th and 15th

Some of the top Nordic combined athletes in the world descend upon historic Howelsen Hill for the FIS Continental Cup. This is also the first Women’s Nordic Combined Continental Cup to come to North America.

 

Holiday Festival

December 23rd

A wonderful tradition this time of year is the Annual Holiday Festival in ski time square that features cookie decorating, hot cocoa and so much more. Be sure to bring your family to enjoy a stocking scramble, Santa’s horseback parade, a visit with reindeer, and a champagne toast. Stick around for a live performance by Face Vocal Band and a torchlight parade and fireworks following night skiing.

 

New Year’s Eve

December 31st

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: A wonderful Steamboat tradition, watch as the Steamboat SnowSports School puts on a wonderful on snow parade followed by fireworks.

Korbel New Year’s Eve Party: Ring in the New Year at the top of the gondola in Thunderhead Lodge. Spend the evening dancing, indulging in a dessert bar and chocolate fondue station, and sampling light appetizers. At the stroke of midnight enjoy a Korbel toast.

 

For more information or tickets for these events please contact The Porches concierge.