December 2021 Events

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The holiday season is in full swing; the days are colder and shorter and 2021 is coming to an end. However, there are still plenty of events in this following month to finish off the year. Local holiday craft classes are available, Noel Nite shopping event downtown is on December 3rd, and the Polar Express is becoming a daily adventure. Here are some more “can’t miss” Durango in December events.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is hosting the 18th annual Festival of Trees & Wreaths December 3rd-5th. At the train station, many beautifully decorated trees and wreaths will be on display from 12-5 to admire and vote on. All benefits from this tradition support locals with disabilities. Family-friendly and very “Christmassy”, this event is also available virtually with a narrated tour of the showstoppers, voting capabilities, and stories from local families about this wonderful event and season. Read more on their website here:

Holiday Craft Bazaars are a Durango Christmas staple featuring many local artists selling their festive handiwork. The Taste of Christmas is the first one on the 3rd at 6pm at Dancing Spirit Community Art Center in Ignacio, CO. On the 4th, the local’s favorites Holiday Food & Craft Bazaar at the La Plata County Senior Center opens at 9am and the St. Mark’s Christmas Bazaar opens at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Union Social House, on North Main, is hosting a multi-day Holiday Market starting at 2pm every weekend before Christmas.

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College is hosting many wonderful shows! The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s Nutcracker featuring the San Juan Symphony Orchestra December 10-12 with both matinee and evening shows, this is a magical experience! On December 17th, the Bar D Wranglers take over with their annual Christmas Jubilee with western music, family fun, and embracing the true meaning of Christmas.

Join in Durango’s many family-friendly holiday traditions as we welcome in the snow, Christmas lights, and true holiday spirit! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about our mountain town in December.