Together, the Town of Mountain Village and Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) will host Jingle Jam and the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 10 in Mountain Village Center. Over the years, Jingle Jam has evolved and this year it is certain to be the most festive event ever with family-focused activities.
Special Holiday Deals at Participating Mountain Village Businesses | All Day
Get your holiday shopping done (or started) at the various Mountain Village establishments located in the town’s plazas. There is certainly something for everyone on your list in Mountain Village.
Merchant Gingerbread House Competition | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come help us judge the creatively built and tastefully eye-pleasing gingerbread houses from participating businesses: BootDoctors, Fairmont Heritage Franz Klammer Lodge, Telluride Tourism Board, Swanky Buckle and Allred’s. Displayed in cases and placed around the Christmas tree in Heritage Plaza, the public will choose the Gingerbread House Competition winner based on simple criteria – creativity, overall appearance and edibility. Santa will announce the winner at 5:30 p.m., before the Tree Lighting Ceremony. The winner will receive a gift certificate from one of the fine Mountain Village restaurants.
Free Ice Skating & Hot Chocolate | 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
BootDoctors, operators of the Mountain Village Ice Rink, is giving the community an early holiday gift: free skating during Jingle Jam. For those without skates, rentals are available. Free hot chocolate will be served as well.
Cookie Decorating for Kids (while supplies last) | 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
New to the event, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to decorate their own Christmas cookie in Heritage Plaza while they wait to meet Santa and his elf.
Caroling | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The classic holiday songs, the ones we all know so well and sign along to – Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Silent Night – will be echoing throughout Mountain Village’s plazas. This newly added entertainment is presented by members of SquidShow Theater.
Sitting with Santa | 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Say hello to Santa, tell him what you want for Christmas, and have your free picture taken with him, too. Hot beverages provided by Gondola Grounds.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
The 19-foot Christmas tree, sponsored by Mountain Village businesses, will light up Heritage Plaza at 5:30 p.m. with the help of Santa, his elf and Mayor Bob Delves. As a part of Mountain Village’s green efforts, after the Christmas season the tree will be replanted.
A small taste of what merchants will be offering …
· BootDoctors: grab bag discounts with 10%-to-50% off, hot cider and treats, free gift with purchase, free wrapping
· The Peaks Resort & Spa: 25% off items at The Spa Boutique, standby heli-ski tickets 50% off the regular rate, unveiling of the children’s life-sized gingerbread house