[November 2019 | San Juan Silver Stage]
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s
It’s time to celebrate and share the holiday season. We look forward to community events and getting together with neighbors, friends, and family. We shop, we eat, we plan and host holiday parties and open houses. We proudly attend our children’s and grandchildren’s school programs and church pageants. In nearly every town, there are decorated homes, a visit from Santa, and a festive Christmas parade.
No matter where you live, holiday happenings are visible everywhere. Although each community is unique is its own way, we all share in the spirit of giving and remembering the history and significance of each special day.
Editor. One thing we found in this digital age, other than the Silver Stage, there is no one comprehensive or—with the exception of Weehawken—even individual or city-specific locations to determine what is happening where and when. It’s hard to plan to attend an event if you can’t find out where it is! We spent over ten hours sending e-mails, texting, and leaving phone messages—with about a 30% response rate. We perused outdated or incomplete websites and disappointing Social Media Pages. Here, on this page, the dining page, and in the Event Calendar, is what we determined. Next year, when we contact you, please respond, so we can all do a better job for you.
Silverton. Silvertonians can enjoy a community Thanksgiving dinner at the Brown Bear Cafe. The holiday season begins with the Yule Log Festival Dec. 7th, then enjoy a Community Christmas Potluck Dec. 14th. Santa arrives Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day the school will host a Christmas luncheon. https://silvertoncolorado.com/events
Ouray. After much digging, we found out Ouray Winterfest will kick off with the Annual Yule Night parade and Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 7th. The Wright will be in full swing in November and December with Wednesday night movies and Sunday matinees. Check out their website and our calendar for a listing of your favorite Christmas movies. The Mysto Magic Show is on Dec. 20th at 7:30 P.M. There may be fireworks on New Year’s Eve—couldn’t find information!
Ridgway. The 610 Arts Collective Annual Regional Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale opens Nov. 13th and runs through Dec. 24th. The 610 also offers two remaining evening workshops to create your own unique personal gifts:“Give the Gift of Cheer,” Nov. 22nd, “Give the Gift Health,” Nov. 23rd. Tuition includes all materials. Information and registration. http://weehawkenarts.org/classes. https://www.610arts.com/
Nov. 23-24 Weehawken presents “The Lion King Experience” at the Sherbino at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M., and Sunday at 2 P.M. https://sherbino.yapsody.com/event/index/477971/the-lion-king-experience
Friday Dec. 6th the Town of Ridgway kicks off the Christmas season with its annual Noel Night. The evening begins just after dusk with a light parade around town, starting in Hartwell Park, which glitters with an outstanding display of holiday lights. Participants in the parade and spectators string lights around floats, vehicles, bicycles, or themselves and their pets, and sing Christmas carols. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus normally bring up the rear, greeting children afterwards in the park. Stop by the Community Center for the first night of the 16th Annual Arts & Crafts Sale from 6-9 P.M. and on Saturday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Ridgway’s various businesses stay open from 5-9 P.M. offering treats and deals, music, street entertainers, and late-night shopping or wining and dining at the various unique Ridgway eateries and pubs. Typically, over 30 businesses participate turning Ridgway into one big holiday street party. https://ridgwaycolorado.com/things-to-do/calendar