Holiday Prelude 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of year in Telluride. Main Street is decked out in holiday fineries. Street lamps are wrapped with garland and white lights; historic buildings are lit up brightly in a cascade of cheerful colors, and white lights create a bright canopy above Main Street.

The Holiday Prelude, Dec. 1–17, is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. It features a line-up of festive events for the whole family. The two weeks includes a variety of events sure to spread some holiday cheer including lighting of the Ski Tree, cookie decorating, card making, sitting with Santa, train rides for kids and a Ride to the North Pole on the Gondola Express. The Mountain Village is offering a variety of free events and special discounts at participating restaurants and shops the weekend of Dec. 16,17. See the complete event schedule below.

Stay and ski packages during Holiday Prelude start at $138 per person (per night/based on double occupancy). Give yourself an early holiday gift and call 1-855-943-6300 now to book your Holiday Prelude stay. 

December 1-3

December 6

December 8

December 9

December 10

December 16

December 17

  • Red Gondola photo booth in Heritage Plaza, All day, Free
  • Ice Skating, 12-4 pm, Hotel Madeline Ice Rink, Free
  • Gondola Express to the North Pole, 1-4 pm, Heritage Plaza, Free
  • Santa's Workshop, Pictures with Santa, holiday movies hot cocoa and popcorn, 1-4 pm, Conference Center, Free
  • Free Train Rides through Heritage Plaza, 1-4 pm

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