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Top 5 Happenings in Aspen Between Now and Christmas

BY Shannon Asher | December 13, 2016 | Feature Features

There is magic in the air during this time of year in Aspen. Celebrate Christmas in Aspen with one of these annual events that are sure to be fun for the whole family!
The charming town of Aspen is one of the most popular destinations in Colorado to spend the holidays.

12 Days of Aspen

From Dec. 20 to 31, downtown Aspen is transformed into a winter wonderland with everything from ice skating and carriage rides to concerts and carolers. Santa will also join the festivities. The weeklong celebration concludes with a fireworks extravaganza over Aspen Mountain. 970.925.1940

Holiday Open House at Anderson Ranch
Anderson Ranch hosts a winter open house celebrating the holiday season. Artists-in-residence and staff will sell artwork directly from their studios. Enjoy art activities for children in Schermer Meeting Hall, s’mores around the bonfire and holiday dinner at 7pm in the Ranch Cafe. Shop for unique gifts in the ArtWorks Store. Dinner RSVP required by Dec. 16. Anderson Ranch, 5263 Owl Creek Road, 970.923.3181

Aspen Film Academy Screenings

Open to the general public, this renowned film series highlights 20 films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Last year’s screenings included subsequent 2015 Oscar winners Spotlight, Bridge of Spies, Amy, The Danish Girl, The Revenant and Room. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and associated guilds. Tickets $20. 970.925.6882


SoulCycle and Smartwater will launch Destination SOUL, a 12-day one-of-a-kind SoulCycle pop-up experience in Aspen this holiday season. The 50-bike, mile-high studio and Smartwater lounge will be located in the iconic Boogie’s Diner building adjacent to Aspen Mountain. $40 per class including shoe rental and smartwater. 970.925.1940

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

You there, what day is it?! Why, Christmas Eve, of course! The whole family will love this brand-new, original touring production, chock-full of chilling special effects and heartfelt sentiment. Tickets $45. Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave., 970.920.5770

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