Festivals & Events:
Noel Night 2011
Enjoy this Telluride tradition that falls on the first Wednesday of every December! Visit the local shops for discounts and extended shop hours as the town gets in the spirit for the holiday season! Special events include:
The Telluride Choral Society will be wandering around singing carols throughout the evening.
The Nugget Theatre will have 3 screenings (4pm, 6pm, 8pm) of a general audience movie so parents can drop off their kids while they shop. The screenings will be free.Alpine Chapel will have babysitting from 5pm-8pm at 122 S. Aspen Street (downstairs). Please call 970-728-3504 to reserve a spot. There is limited space, and all donations will benefit Youth Services. At 7pm, there will be a lighting of East and West End trees. The East/ Willow Street trees will also be illuminated for the third year in a row! At the Courthouse & Elk's Park, the 35 foot tall Spruce Tree next to the Courthouse will be illuminated, as will the Spruce Tree in the Northwest corner of Elk's Park. The Courthouse steps' railing will also be adorned with icicle lights, as will the balcony above the steps. See a list of specials and discounts for local Telluride Merchants below: Ah Haa School for the Artswill be offering 10% off all class registrations all day on Noel Night, December 7th. The Ah Haa will be at Nevasca Realty on Main Street during the evening where the 10% off registrations and class gift certificates will continue. You can also enter to win an Artist Dream Gift Basket filled with art supplies, or purchase the infamous Ah Haa School Cookbook for $10 each. Alpen Schatzwill be hosting its annual Anniversary Party on Noel Night, serving Swiss Cheese Raclette and German Christmas cookies and cakes from 5-10pm. They will be offering their Grab Bag discounts all day from 15-50% off any purchase. They will also be offering one day only shopping discounts on their website, www.alpenschatz.com, for 15% off any purchase on that day. Enter code NOEL15 upon check-out. Alpine Bankwill have rides with Santa and his Firemen Friends on Telluride’s Fire Engine from 4-5pm. They will also have complimentary pictures with Santa from 5-6pm. Come enjoy cookies, hot cider, and other holiday refreshments with old friends. APPALOOSA TRADING CO. will be giving a free gift with purchase and a 30% DISCOUNT on all Appaloosa made leather and silver items from 8am to 1pm. Also, draw for discounts storewide from 20- 50% off from 8am to 9pm. There will be free gift certificate drawings for $25, $50, $75, and $100, as well as goodies to eat and drink. AromaSpais offering 15% off all day, including Gift Certificates. Atmosphere Spawill be offering complimentary apple cider, complimentary chair massage (all gratuities given will be donated to Angel Baskets), grab bag discounts on products ranging from 10%- 50%, a product raffle and a raffle to win a 60 Minute Massage a month for the year 2012! They will also be coordinating with the other businesses in the Camel’s Garden building who will be offering some fun things for Noel Night. Baked in Telluride will be offering a 10% discount on all product and dinners (must ask at register). Evening specials include a meatloaf dinner with potato and vegetable for $10.99 and kids’ pastas from $3.29 to $4.99 (add a small fountain and/or cookie for $1.10 each). Between the Covers Bookstorewill do its traditional Pull-a-Bead Discounts for up to 50% off all day. “Noel Night at Noon” will feature Colorado-based photographer Bill Hitz from noon to 1pm with a signing for his book “Roads Less Traveled” which beautifully captures the Four Corners region. In the back, High Alpine Coffee Bar will be serving up the traditional Egg Nog Lattes, Grab Bag discounts, and Gift Certificates. Bootdoctors Oak Streetwill have BINGO discounts with 10-50% off all retail including skis, snowboards, boots, and bags. There will also be drawings for huge prizes at 6pm (must be present to win). They will have their 2011 Hottronics bootheaters 20% off, Season Locker Rentals, and a KIDS’ boot program. Get a Stand Up Paddle Board for Xmas! Need a great gift idea ? GIFT CARDS!!! You’ll be a hit! Specials from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 970-728-4581 BountyHunterwill have a grab bag and discounts from 10-70% on handmade Italian leathers all day. CashmereRED will be doing a grab bag, 'Pick Your Goat!', with discounts ranging from 10-40%. Discounts will run all day, and they will serve yummy cookies. Chocolate Shop by Telluride Trufflewill be serving their famously good Hot Chocolate and elegant French Champagne Truffles as complimentary refreshments, as well as a grab bag with 15- 40% off all purchases. Additionally, orders placed on their website, TellurideTruffle.com, on Noel Night will be eligible for the 15% off rate. Use discount code: Noel11 upon checkout to get the discount. Cinnamon Wear (part of the Telluride Yoga Studio in The Nugget Building for Noel Night) is having a basket to draw from with anywhere from 20- 40% off of their bamboo base layers and other unique items. Cosmopolitan Restaurant will be running a one night only promo called "Which Craft". This offer will preview the new Cosmopolitan Craft Cocktail program by allowing all guests to enjoy one of their new signature cocktails for just $4.00 each (typically $10-14). Not only this, but they will have a sushi station set up allowing each guest to "create their own" sushi roll by combining a selection of ingredients and watching the chef prepare the roll right in front of them ( each roll will also be just $4!) Customs House is offering the specials of spend under $100, receive 20% OFF, and spend over $100, receive 25% OFF.Dakota Home / The Panhandler will offer 20% off in stock items for Noel Night from 9:00am - 9:00pm. Great gifts under $10.00!Dolce will be offering up to 30% off on Chan Luu jewelry and 40% off all Philip Stein watches and straps. Down to Earth will have 20% off everything in the store 10-5pm. Then from 5pm to close, 10-50% off grab bag discounts. Cookies and chocolates will be served all day long. Stop by!Garden Store will have grab bag discounts from 15-40%, as well as refreshments. Gold Mountain Gallerywill have grab discounts of 20-40% on home furnishings, furniture, and accessories. They will also have hors d’ oeuvres, refreshments, desserts & entertainment. Healthy Glow Face & Body(222 W Colorado Ave., Suite 10, above Between the Covers (Left Door) Upstairs 2nd door on right) has the Noel Night special of buy a $150 Treatment Gift Voucher/Certificate for $100 valid for 12 months.Honga's Lotus Petal will have a dice game in their lounge "roll for a roll". Roll the dice to win prizes!! The full restaurant will be open at 5:30pm.Hopscotch & Sundance Mercantile will have grab bag discounts and refreshments all day. Also, enter to win a Raffle Prize. Drawing will be done at 6pm. Hotel Columbia is offering a special rate of $119.00 for their hotel style rooms. They want to encourage locals who want to spend the night in town, folks who may have guests in town, people who may want to come in from the surrounding towns, and anyone and everyone to stay the night! The rate is good for Wednesday, December 7th but if guests want to stay a day earlier or later, Hotel Columbia can offer them the same rate for any additional days as well.Hotel Tellurideis offering a $119.00 rate for any drive-in traffic for the event. Click here to reserve your room. The HUB will be doing 15% off store-wide on most merchandise. On Sonos whole-home (or whole-store) audio systems, The Hub will do 10% off purchases over $1000 and 1/2 hour of installation for free. Also, they will add a 10% bonus to any gift card purchase (i.e. buy $100 gift card, get $110).Kamruz Gallery will be open from 12pm to 8pm. They will be offering 20% off all art, a complimentary pack of postcards for each visitor, and refreshments and snacks. Kellie’s will have grab bag discounts from 20-40%, as well as home cooked delicacies and treats. KOTO will be giving a 25% discount on all sales, 12pm- 7pm. Please stop by and check out the store at KOTO Studios, 207 N. Pine St., for a truly unique gift. Life Cycles will have 10-40% off (one Specialized SWORKS Epic Mountain Bicycle excluded from 30-40% off). They sell Madshus Nordic equipment, Mammut, & Movement Skis. For Noel Night, Life Cycles spins “the wheel of the fortunate”, you are blind-folded with a brake lever in hand, and brake for your discount. They will have free Lunar Cup T-shirts while they last. Also, each receipt gets put into a drawing for a FREE Full-Tune (hand-tuned by Zach Templin in Life Cycles' sweet Wintersteiger machine). They will offer 10% off a $45 Full-Tune & $25 Edge & Wax purchased on Noel Night. Hot organic apple cider and cookies provided to keep you warm! (Store located next to Elk’s Park and underneath the Sunshine Pharmacy—just slightly off of Main Street).
Llama/Telluride Brewing Company will be selling all of their merchandise (i.e. hats, tee shirts, belt buckles, pint glasses, etc..) at the Llama at special Noel Night prices. Lustre is offering refreshments and grab bag discounts all day.Mountainfilmwill be doing a 15% off discount on all “sale items” in their online store from now until Christmas by using the code “15off”. The discount is not valid for passes, donations, or DVD's. Visit their online store at http://shop.mountainfilm.org/.Mountain Tailswill be offering grab bag discounts of 15 - 40% all day, which include any special orders, as well as custom photography sessions. Refreshments served at 5pm. Information on photography can be found at www.mountaintailsphotograpy.com. For store info please call 970-369-4240.Needle Rock Fiberarts will be offering the "Pull the Needle" for your discount all day and will offer it to anyone who e-mails or calls on that day as well. Calls/e-mails can either have Needle Rock Fiberarts staff pull a needle (up to 50% off!) or they can request a straight 15% off their order. Needle Rock Fiberarts can ship or the customer can pick up. They will offer snacks and cider and will have live alpacas in their front yard in the afternoon & into the evening!Paragonwill have BINGO! Try your luck for discounts 10- 50%! There will be drawings for fab prizes at 5 and 7pm (must be present to win). Yummy food and cider will be available. They will have a selected Icebreaker sale of buy one, get one for 40% off! Black Diamond headlamps will be 25% off, bike clothing accessories 25% off, 2011 selected Nordic gear 25% off, and Costa Del Mar sunglasses 20% off. Also, a $10 coupon for Telluride Nordic classes will be given with the purchase of Nordic package. Pre-paid Tune cards will be available where you can get tunes for 25% off. Specials from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 970-728-4525
Patagoniawill have its grand opening of the store on Noel Night (its been open…but this will be the GRAND opening). There will be grab bag discounts of up to 30% off, plus light drinks and snacks, a free Patagonia eco shopping bag with purchases over $150, and a slide show by Mountain Trip, the Internationally recognized mountain guide service.Picaya will be offering their usual discounts of up to 40% off and plenty of delicious treats. They will do the discounts all day and also on Thursday, December 8th. Salon 7 will be offering 15% off Moroccan Oil Products.Scarpe will be doing 15-40% off grab bag all day and goodies in the evening. All merchants are welcome to come shop on Tuesday since most of us are too busy to shop on Noel day/night.Shantihi Hot Yoga will be offering door prizes, discount drawings, discounted 1-20 Day Punch Cards, 20-45% off clothing, 20-45% off accessories, Hot Yoga Q &A, and Yoga Advice.Siam is offering, to patrons who show a Noel Night receipt form a Telluride area Merchant, a free appetizer or drink/cocktail with purchase of entree.The Steaming Bean will be offering a roll the dice for 10-60% off a menu item from noon to 9pm. They are also doing free tea tastings from noon to nine and their regular Curry Karaoke Wednesday night events to keep people's fun rolling after all that shopping. It is possible that they are going to do dice for the curry, as well. Whatever you roll, that is what you pay for a bowl of our curry for the night. Roll a one, you get a heaping bowl of curry for $1. Roll a 6, you pay $6 for a bowl of curry. They also have a yummy Chicken Tikka Masala dish and a second vegetarian option. Sunglass HQ will be having a Tom Ford trunk show from noon - 7pm. They will also have grab bag with discounts from 15-40% off all day. Fill out an entry form with any purchase over $10 to win great prizes from Smith, Oakley, Maui Jim, and Ray Ban. Food, fun, festivities!The Sweet Life's special is "Pick a Gumball" and the color you pick gets you anywhere from 5-35% off all Stocking Stuffers! They will be giving samples of their new coffee and hot cocoa drinks, mini egg nog ice cream cones, and mini pumpkin cupcakes!Telluride AIDS Benefit Gala Fashion Show tickets will be available for purchase at the TREC Offices, 135 West Colorado Avenue, starting at 5pm.
Telluride Alpine Lodging would like to offer $75.00 a night rooms at the Mountainside Inn *based on availability*during Noel Night/ Day. Their office will close at 6pm on Noel Night. The special is valid for the duration of the 2011/2012 ski season. However, the room nights must be purchased on Noel Day/Night. Blackout dates – 12/23/11 to 1/1/12 and 2/17/12 to 2/26/12.
Telluride Avalanche School (TAS) will have a table outside Jagged Edge offering sign-ups for this year’s Avalanche Courses. Noel Night is one of the last nights to get early bird pricing. The cost for Level 1 Avalanche courses is $250 and the Level 2 price is $440. After December 10th, L1 goes up to $275, and L2 up to $475. TAS pricing for this season’s courses is $45 - $75 less than other courses being offered in the South West San Juan's. Also, on Noel Night, TAS will be activating (inflating) at least three avalanche rescue air bags (Back Country Access (BCA) and Snowpulse backpacks) throughout the night between 5:30PM and 8:30PM. This is a great way for the general public to see how the rescue air bags work first hand.The Telluride BASE Club (formerly the Heritage Club) will have a table set up on Noel Night at one of the Main Street retailers. Telluride Bottle Works will have Noel Night wine tasting and 10% off all liquor. Telluride Daily Planetwill have refreshments, snacks and reach into the grab bag to win 20-50% off any ad from 4:30-6:30pm. They will also be giving away a FREE Full Page Ad! Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, aside from serving their usual refreshments, will be doing a grab bag on studio jewelry (15 – 30% off). They will have a special “trunk show” with award-winning studio jeweler Kristin Lora, known at the Telluride Gallery for her innovative silver and figurine jewelry and her sense of humor. There will be a “Remember the 80’s” sale on framed artwork from Will Thompson’s collection, priced from $25-$250. The Annual Gallery Locals’ Show (this year titled "Red") will also be on exhibition. Telluride Greenworks (TGW) will be doing grab bag discounts of 10-50% from 5pm till closing, along with a free TGW Mug or Stainless Water Bottle with any purchase over $25. Telluride Historical Museum is doing Noel Month. Savings Roulette all month long at the Museum Store. Discounts range from 10 - 50% off. Telluride Memories Photography & Framing (formerly known as Gallerie Framing) will be offering 35% off Framing jobs brought in anytime during the day (limit to 2 items per customer), 40% off all photography in the gallery, and $25 Olde Tyme Telluride Portrait Session Web Package Special up to 4 people, one pose/ scene (additional cost for more people and scenes). Images are posted to a web gallery where prints and other items can be ordered. They will have food and drinks noon to close and a drawing for framing and photography prizes. Telluride Outside will have grab bag discounts from 10-40% off. They will also have selected gear from 30-40% off! Telluride Sports will be offering grab bag discounts of up to 40% off. Telluride Trappings and Toggery will be offering grab bag discounts between 10% and 50% from 8am -9pm. There will be an Early Shopper Bonus from 8am to 1pm where you are guaranteed to get 20-50% off. Lunchtime apps will be served from 12-1pm by La Cocina de Luz. From 1pm to 9pm, 10- 50% off. There will be a Santa Claus visit (not sure of exact time yet), and during the evening, there will be heavy appetizers by the Butcher and the Baker and hot apple cider. Also, everything the same as in the years past… Good Luck to everyone! Timberline Ace Hardwarewill have 30% off holiday decorations and 20% off all other store merchandise. Two Skirts will have grab bag discounts 20-50% all day. US Bank & One Telluride will have free pictures with Santa from 4:30- 6:30pm. They will also have free chili, cookies, drinks and music. Zia Sun will be open 9am-9pm on Noel Night with a grab bag for 10-50% off everything in the store. They will also be offering a kids’ Noel Night for kids 16 and under to shop for mom and dad on the Saturday following Noel Night, December 10th, with a grab bag for 10-50% off.