Snow means that there are so many new activities to engage in and adventures to be had—at least that’s what it means in Colorado. We love our winters and the great thing about December is that in the hectic lead up to Christmas, you can always find something inspired and enjoyable to do!  Here are 5 things to do in Colorado in December 2016.

12 Days of Aspen (December 20th - 31st)

Food, arts & crafts, skating and decorations galore mark the skiing mecca’s homage to Christmas. Enjoy all that Aspen’s downtown scene has to offer while idyllically sipping hot cocoa to keep warm.

Learn more at: 12 Days of Aspen

Christmas Symphony (December 18th in Colorado Springs)

Nothing embodies the holiday season like your favorite holiday classics performed by the Colorado Springs Chorale. Sing along if the spirit moves you! An event definitely not to be missed.

Learn more at: Christmas Symphony


Winter Lights at The Broadmoor Seven Falls

World renowned, Seven Falls is one of the greatest wonders to behold in Colorado. If you’ve never seen it, now is the time. With the Broadmoor decked out in millions of white lights and the falls lit up, it is truly a dazzling display.

Learn more at: Winter Lights at The Broadmoor

Southwest Rink At Skyline Park

The next best thing to skating in Rockefeller Center at Christmas, is Denver’s own Southwest Rink at Skyline Park. Complete with live performances just about every Friday night, this is a treat for people of all ages. The best part: bring your own skates and it’s free!

Learn more at: Skyline Park Ice Rink

Georgetown Christmas Market

Just west of Denver, travel back in time in this quaint Victorian village. From horse drawn carriage rides to hot roasted chestnuts, the Christmas scene in Georgetown hasn’t changed in over a century.

Learn more at: Georgetown Christmas Market


What did we miss?  Next month, we’ll be sending out 2017’s first version of Great Colorado Events.