It’s Thanksgiving week, and we are hoping you and your family have a week full of plans to celebrate the holiday. If you need some ideas, Durango offers a couple of fantastic events over the weekend.
Join Singing with Santa, the day after Thanksgiving at Main Ave. and 8th Street. It starts around 5:30/5:45, and Santa arrives at 6 pm. They will be giving out free glow sticks to the first 1,000 kids! Santa will go up Main to Buckley Park, singing Christmas carols. Then, stay to countdown to the lighting of the Community Christmas tree, take a picture with Santa (bring your own camera), and drink hot chocolate and eat cookies.
If you need to get a Christmas tree, consider riding the Durango & Silverton Christmas Tree Train. It’s the regular Cascade Canyon Train ride, but passengers cut a tree from the forest, and bring it back on the train. This is a fun option with a handful of dates available. In addition to the fun of the train ride and finding and cutting a tree, you’ll also be helping the San Juan National Forest. There is an area that needs hazardous fuels reduction and cutting these small white fir trees will reduce wildfire danger along the railroad corridor! Permits are required (but may be reserved through the train and purchased through the SJMA volunteers the day of the train ride), and the train will provide saws. Take a look at the website for more information: http://www.durangotrain.com/events/christmas-tree-train#.WhOMcbSnG9Y
These are just a couple ways to enjoy the start of the Christmas season in Durango. We hope you have a fantastic week!