November 1st – December 14th, 2018
Find out what each day has in store!
Gingerbread House Contest and Show
Strater Hotel 7am-5pm
Announcing Durango’s sweetest new tradition: The Strater Hotel and the Durango Choral Society’s Gingerbread House Contest and Show! Get the oven pre-heated and pull out your cookie sheets to create your homemade entry.
Singing With Santa & Christmas Tree Lighting
Starting Point: First National Bank, 5:30-7:30pm
March on Main Avenue singing Christmas Carols before joining us at Buckley Park to help light the Community Christmas Tree. FREE hot chocolate and cookies for everyone while they last. Also free photos with Santa, but bring your own camera. Check out the Kids Christmas Coloring Contest for a chance to ride with Santa!
Ride The Polar Express
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Get yourself in the holiday spirit with Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Christmas Tree Train and/or The Polar Express for a warm train ride through the snowy mountains.
Winter Solstice Artisans Market
Durango Arts Center, 10am-5pm
Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift while supporting local artists all month long. Find local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, paintings, and drawings. Open Monday-Saturday.
11th BE LOCAL Coupon Book Release Party
Derailed Pour House, 5pm-8pm
Pick up your 11th Be Local Coupon Book and getthe best local deals before you do your holiday shopping! t The night includes amazing food from Derailed Pour House, live music, giveaways, and more.
Winter Book, Bake & Craft Sale
Pine River Library, 9am-3pm
Support the Bayfield public library with a book sale, holiday craft sale, silent art auction and more! Bring a non-perishable food item for their food drive and receive a free baked treat.
Holiday Window Display Contest with Durango Improvement District
12/1 through 12/20
It’s time for BID’s Annual Holiday Decorations competition! Durango merchants square off in a friendly competition to win top holiday decor honors. Vote for your favorite holiday display by “liking” its photo on the BID Facebook page.
Downtown Durango, 10am-9pm
Join us downtown for Durango’s BIGGEST Christmas Party! Find great deals at downtown merchants, live music, treats, entertainment and so much more. Tag Local First La Plata in Noel Night photos for a chance to win 2019 Be Local Coupon Book!
Festival of Trees
The Grange, 1pm-6pm
Community Connections hosts this holiday tradition benefitting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visit an enchanted forest of locally decorated trees at the D&SNGRR Grange Hall. Food, entertainment and a chance to win amazing prizes. Join us at the Grange on 12/7 and 12/8 for live entertainment from Dance in the Rockies, Durango Chorale Society and Ballet Folklorico.
Durango Holiday Farmers Market
La Plata Fairground Exhibit Hall, 9am-2pm
Meet local artisans and browse an assortment of quality handmade holiday gift items. Pick up fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses, and more from our favorite local Farmers!
the 6th Annual Bizarre Bazaar
Studio &, all day
Studio & hosts the annual Bizarre Bazaar. This cross between a holiday bazaar and a Turkish bazaar brings Local Artists and Local Creations together to bring unique gifts directly from the people who made them!
Holiday Art Show & Fundraiser
Smiley Cafe, 5pm-7pm
Help support the creation of a Creative District! Plein air artists and studio artists show their work at the Smiley and 20% Of the proceeds of sold items will come to Local First to support the creation of a Creative District.