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Get into the Spirit: Holiday Prelude in Telluride

Blog Holiday Prelude

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. 3–14, is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. It features a line-up of festive events for the whole family.  No holiday celebration is complete without a grand tree and Telluride carries this tradition on in true “Telluride style” with a Christmas tree made of recycled skis. The tree lighting on Saturday night, Dec. 6  kicks off the festivities followed by a ski burning, honoring the Norse god Ullr, Patron Saint of Skiers.

The two weeks includes a variety of events sure to spread some holiday cheer including cookie decorating, card making, sitting with Santa, train rides for kids and  new this year, a Ride to the North Pole on the Gondola Express. The Mountain Village is offering a variety of free events the weekend of  Dec. 12-14.  Check out the complete event schedule.

Give yourself an early Christmas gift and take advantage of our Stay and Ski package starting at $104/person/night.

Happy Holidays!

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