DEC. 16th to 22nd - ROARING FUN - Plan your week of FUN in the Roaring Fork Valley

Every week we feature events taking place in the Roaring fork Valley. 

Plan your week and enjoy the ROARING FUN our community has to offer!

DECEMBER 16th to 22nd

Tuesday Dec. 17th:

Holiday Open House at Anderson ranch

5 pm to 7 pm - Anderson Ranch, 5263 Owl Creek Road, Snowmass Village - $50, Reservation required, click HERE 

"Bring your friends and family for an evening of holiday cheer! Follow candlelit paths through campus as you tour artists’ studios, visit the opening of our latest exhibition and shop for original artwork and creatively inspired gifts. This event is free and open to the public. Also join us at 7PM for a special “Rustique at the Ranch” pop-up event! $50 per person, reservations required."

Trust, Providence, Pilgrims, Native Americans and the American Dream

6:30 pm to 8 pm - Third Street center - $15 

"Trust, Providence, Pilgrims, Native Americans and the American Dream: a multimedia presentation by Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey As we approach 2020 - the 400th anniversary of the landing of The Mayflower and the First Great Synthesis between Europeans and the American Indian - we have the opportunity to look at American history through a new lens - the role of the US of A in the evolutionary upward spiral of human consciousness. Yes the US of America. All of US and the role we are going to play in realizing the original vision of the human potential to bring liberty, justice, equality and abundance for all: The True American Dream! Join Connie and Andrew for a scintialting evening of revelation. They will be screening their film "SEEDS OF FREEDOM: A Vision for America" Liberty! Justice! Equality! A new perspective presents a revolutionary look at the syntheses between European colonists and the American Indian in the evolution of the American democracy, mind and spirit. Suggested Donation$15 More information HERE"

Wednesday Dec. 18th:

Gingerbread Houses for Kids

3 pm to 4 pm - Basalt Regional Library - FREE

"Make your very own gingerbread house creations! Design them, decorate them, and have fun with your friends during our annual gingerbread party. Participants can either take their creations home, or leave them on display in the library. Recommended for grades 1st-4th."

Annual Teen Gingerbread House Competition

3 pm to 4 pm - Basalt Regional Library - FREE

"The annual gingerbread house competition is back! Enter alone or with friends and compete to make a creative and festive gingerbread house. All supplies provided. Grades 5+."

Yoga and Hot Springs

6 pm to 9 pm - Avalanche Ranch - Redstone - $25 CASH ONLY (Repeats weekly, October 02, 2019 to April 29, 2020)

"Join Whitney Roginski at Avalanche Ranch Wednesday evenings for an all levels gentle yoga practice from 6-7pm followed by a nourishing soak in the hot springs till 9pm. MEET: in the yoga barn (over the bridge, across from the top pool) 10mins before class BRING: yoga mat and any props you wish to use, swim wear, towel, water and snacks  Reservations encouraged call 970-963-2846"

Thursday Dec. 19th

Winter Wonderland

6 pm to 8 pm - Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs - FREE

"The Hotel Colorado invites you and your family to join us for our new Winter Wonderland series! These free events will take place the first 3 Thursdays in December – 5th, 12th and 19th. They start with Caroling in the Lobby by local school choirs who will perform two sets - one at 6:00 p.m. and another at 6:20 p.m. Participating schools include; Two Rivers Community School on December 5, Glenwood Springs Middle and High School on December 12 and Rifle High School on December 19. Caroling is followed up with Classic Christmas movies in the Roosevelt Room starting at 6:45 p.m. December 5 features Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, December 12 is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and December 19 is The Polar Express. Various Christmas crafts will also be available in the Roosevelt Room. A concession stand will be selling hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, candy, drinks and more for both the kids and adults to enjoy! If you are able to, we incite you to also participate in our Toy Drive in partnership with Salvation Army. Bring a toy and drop it at our front desk to give back to our community and help a family in need."

St. Stephen Christmas Program

6 pm to 7 pm - St. Stephen Catholic Church - Glenwood Spring - FREE

"Catch the holiday spirit at the Annual St. Stephen's Christmas Program! Join the children and families for singing and dancing followed by a Christmas Cookie Reception."

Friday Dec. 20th

Visit Santa at Glenwood Caverns

4 pm to 7pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - $14-$19 - Get tickets HERE

"Visit Santa at America’s only mountain-top theme park. Get your photo taken with ol’ St. Nick and enjoy the dazzling display of more than a half million lights and a giant musical Christmas tree. Roast s’mores around the fire pit, warm up in the North Pole hut and be dazzled by the winter scenery!"

Friday Afternoon Club: Huck Fynn

5 pm to 8:30 pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - FREE with the Friday coupon in the Post Independent for up to four people starting at 4 p.m.

"Hop on the Glenwood Gondola for Friday Afternoon Club featuring Huck Fynn. Huck Fynn was raised by coyotes on the Thompson Divide, outside Glenwood Springs, CO. You can see his childhood den from the caverns’ gondola, over the valley. Living with dogs under western stars, Fynn acquired some of the finest folk and cowboy songs around. His gentle, raspy voice, and signature guitar style may well have you howling at the moon. Enjoy the holiday lights, food and drink specials at the Lookout Grille and the best view in town. FREE with the Friday coupon from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent for up to four people after 4 p.m. See you on the mountain!"

Live Music with JoMoGaBra

6 pm to 9 pm - Home Team BBQ - Aspen - FREE

"JoMoGaBra is a collaboration between Brad Manosevitz, John Carlin, Rob Dassaro & Erin Gallagher. An acoustic group that covers classic rock with an emphasis on vocal harmonies."

Christmas from Redstone Castle

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - The Redstone Castle - Carbondale - $65 Book at

"The Redstone Castle presents Christmas from Redstone Castle: A 1940's Radio Hour Live! December 20, 21 & 22, 2019 Seating at 6:30pm Featuring holiday performances by Kyle Jones, Jennetta Howell, Alexis States, Julie Maniscalchi and Franz Alderfer. Co-produced by Jennetta Howell Theatricals and Adventures on Stage, LLC, a Jonathan Gorst Company. Musical tickets are $65.00 per person and are available now at or by calling 970-963-9656. Price includes after-dinner treats and beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For a truly memorable night, stay after the performance and sleep in a luxurious Castle Suite, as royalty and presidents have. Please phone for these very special, limited accommodations to complete your enchanting evening."

Saturday Dec. 21st

Join Valle Musico in celebrating release of their second CD "Columbra"

8 pm to 9:30 pm - River's Restaurant - Glenwood Springs - FREE

"Join Valle Musico in celebrating release of their second CD "Columbra."

LET THEM ROAR Winter Solstice

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Steve's Guitars,19 N 4th St - Carbondale - $20, Click HERE

"KDNK and Carbondale Arts present "I See My Light," a special LET THEM ROAR production for the Winter Solstice, on two nights Friday December 20th and Saturday December 21st at Steve's Guitars. Join LET THEM ROAR in a sound bath of beauty & becoming, immersed in soundscapes evoking our inner light during the darkest nights of the year. This show also celebrates the culmination of LET THEM ROAR's 2019 immigrant rights project, "I See My Light." Doors open at 7:30, and doors CLOSE at 8 PM so arrive early! Tickets and more info at"

4th Annual YMHS Taste of the Holidays & Gift Bazaar

11 am to 2 pm - Yampah Mountain High School, 695 Red Mountain Drive - Glenwood Springs - FREE

"Please join us for our 4th Annual YMHS Taste of the Holidays & Gift Bazaar, which includes a bake sale, wishing tree, homemade Pork Chile Verde, Wille Chili, and Veggie Wille Chili, and handmade items. Our students have been hard at work making plantable seed ornaments, jewelry, jams & jellies, candies, cookies, gardening-related products including gardener’s hand cream and soaps, jarred herbs, Paperwhites (bulb flowers) in decorated recycled candle jars, and more and the students make THE best chilis! Individual students will be selling welded products/art, dreamcatchers, etc. and one student artist will draw portraitures during the event. The $5.00 admission covers our costs in providing participants tastes of everything. Children under 12 are free. We encourage you to bring children, friends, family, and co-workers to this fun event. All proceeds go to creating a fund for food and projects materials to support our Sustainable Science program which includes healthy cooking, organic gardening, building and crafting things, and basic life skills classes. Please visit our Facebook events page for more information and updates on products added:"

Visit Santa at Glenwood Caverns

4 pm to 7pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - $14-$19

Repeats weekly until December 21, 2019

"Visit Santa at America’s only mountain-top theme park. Get your photo taken with ol’ St. Nick and enjoy the dazzling display of more than a half million lights and a giant musical Christmas tree. Roast s’mores around the fire pit, warm up in the North Pole hut and be dazzled by the winter scenery!"

Holiday Enterainment: O&O

4 pm to 8pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - $14-$19

"Get in the holiday spirit with a ride up the Glenwood Gondola for Winter on the Mountain. Enjoy live music by O&O in the Lookout Grille. O&O (Folk/Bluegrass): The two met while studying at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts where they had the unique opportunity of a one-on-one songwriting session with Sir Paul. Obadiah grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley, while Orian hails from Israel. After select shows in NYC and Nashville, O&O relocated to London in 2017. Since then, the pair have made their presence felt on the live music circuit with a successful UK summer tour including festival appearances at Cambridge Folk, Buckle & Boots, Country To Country and Black Deer. Their live show features the duo’s distinctive, close-harmony sound with an Americana flare – Fleetwood Mac meets The Civil Wars. With the release of their first three singles and debut EP Truth Comes Out, American-Israeli duo O&O have garnered the attention of BBC London, Chris Country Radio, UK Country Radio, notable Country music blogs in the UK and across the pond. Their long-awaited debut featured the stand-out single “Tears in the Rain,” which premiered on Nashville’s The Bluegrass Situation. Gondola tickets are $14 for kids (3-12) and $19 for adults. Upgrade to a Winter Funday Pass for just $23/adults! Use promo code BUYONLINE5P for 5% off your admission when you buy online!"

Live Music with Spore Favore

9 pm to 12 am - Slow Groovin BBQ - Snowmass Village - FREE

"A rare Snowmass appearance by longtime local jam band, Spore Favore. Featuring the full line up including Guy Welles on mandolin and fiddle, Bradman on percussion, John Carlin on lead guitar and vocals, Tommy Sherlock on bass, Ryan Grow on drums and Marl Sculco on keyboards . SF has played the Roaring Fork Valley from Carbondale Mountain Fair to The Belly Up and everywhere in between."

Sunday Dec. 22nd

"Kiss an Alpaca” open house at Cedar Ridge Ranch

11 am to 4 pm - Cedar Ridge Ranch, 4059 County Rd, 103 - Carbondale- FREE

"Our barn is all dressed up for the holidays. Come and play with our Alpacas. We will have a big fire outside to sip some cider and roast a marshmallow. Our new farm store will be open to shop some wonderful Alpaca hats and socks and gifts made from our own Alpacas."

Visit Santa at Glenwood Caverns

1 pm to 4 pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - $14-$19

Repeats weekly, until December 22, 2019

"Visit Santa at America’s only mountain-top theme park. Get your photo taken with ol’ St. Nick and enjoy the dazzling display of more than a half million lights and a giant musical Christmas tree. Roast s’mores around the fire pit, warm up in the North Pole hut and be dazzled by the winter scenery!"

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