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TTB: Telluride and Mountain Village Host Holiday Prelude from Dec. 4-15

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THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Telluride and Mountain Village Host Holiday Prelude from December 4-15

 

TELLURIDE, Colorado, November 25, 2013 - Telluride and Mountain Village will be aglow this holiday season as the destination celebrates its second annual Holiday Prelude from December 4-15. The multi-day event showcases all that the area has to offer during the festive holiday season. The Holiday Prelude kicks-off with local favorite Noel Night on Wednesday, December 4.  Created by Telluride merchants, Noel Night encourages shoppers to buy local during the holiday season by featuring discounts at participating stores.  Many merchants elevate the festive atmosphere with culinary creations and libations for hungry shoppers, and Santa often makes an appearance for photo ops.

 

The festivities continue with cookie decorating, card making, classic holiday films, an ice skating party, holiday art walk, Old Fashioned Christmas at Schmid Ranch, Winter Fest in Mountain Village and more.  New to this year’s Holiday Prelude lineup is the Telluride Ski Tree, a Christmas tree made from old skis donated by the community.  A lighting of the ski tree will take place on Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m. in Elks Parks, followed by a ceremonial ski burn to favor old Norse winter god Ullr, Patron Saint of Skiers.  Other new additions to the event schedule include the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” and the Official Holiday Prelude Beer Launch and “Lit-up” Bike Bar Crawl.

 

“This will be a spectacular way to ring in the holiday season,” said Michael Martelon, President and CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board.  “The full schedule of festive events set against the iconic backdrop of the box canyon will be ideal for locals and visitors alike.”

 

Holiday Prelude calendar of events:

 

December 5

Noel Night, 5 pm, various stores throughout the Town of Telluride

 

December 6

Sheridan Arts Foundation presents "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," 6 pm, Sheridan Opera House

Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar, 5-8 pm, Telluride High School

Ski Tree Lighting & Ullr's Ceremonial Ski Burn, 6-8 pm, Elks Park

 

December 7

Holiday Cookie Decorating, 1-5 pm, Wilkinson Public Library

Holiday Card Making Studio, 1-5 pm, Wilkinson Public Library

Mountain Sprouts Preschool Winter Holiday Chill, 6:30-9:30 pm, Elks Lodge

Sheridan Arts Foundation presents "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," 6 pm, Sheridan Opera House

Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar, 10 am-7 pm, Telluride High School

 

December 8

Old Fashioned Christmas at Schmid Ranch, 12-4 pm, Schmid Ranch

Holiday Movie: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, 1 pm, Wilkinson Public Library

Sheridan Arts Foundation presents "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," 6 pm, Sheridan Opera House

Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar, 11 am-7 pm, Telluride High School

 

December 13

Mountain Village Winter Fest, 3 pm, Mountain Village Heritage Plaza

Official Holiday Prelude Beer Launch & "Lit-Up" Bike Bar Crawl, 6 pm, bike ride to various bars ending at Smugglers

Holiday Group Show with Affordable Fine Art, 5-8 pm, Ah Haa School for the Arts

WinterSing 2013, 7 pm, Christ Presbyterian Church

 

December 14

Mountain Village Winter Fest, 3 pm, Mountain Village Heritage Plaza

Holiday Cookie Decorating, 1-5 pm, Wilkinson Public Library

Holiday Card Making Studio, 1-5 pm, Wilkinson Public Library

Holiday Art Walk, 5-8 pm, Various Galleries

"Fire & Ice" Skating Party, 6-9 pm, Telluride Town Park

Palm Arts Dance Event, 7-10 pm, The Palm Theatre

 

December 15

Mountain Village Winter Fest, 3 pm, Mountain Village Heritage Plaza

Holiday Movie: Frosty the Snowman, 1 pm, Wilkinson Public Library

Palm Arts Dance Event, 2-3:30 pm, The Palm Theatre

WinterSing 2013, 5 pm, Christ Presbyterian Church

 

For up-to-date calendar information, go to HolidayPrelude.com.

 

Holiday Prelude lodging starts at only $89 per night, and a number of lodging properties will be offering specials during the ten day span including free nights and lift tickets. For a complete list of Holiday Prelude specials and packages, visit HolidayPrelude.com.

 

 

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