Events to look forward to in December
Steamboat Springs — Aside from hitting the slopes, entertain your holiday guests or discover a new holiday tradition by attending one of these featured events this season.
Parks Ranger District Annual Christmas Open House
Festivities will include breakfast burritos, hot drinks, pictures with Smokey Bear, a craft station and a limited selection of pre-cut Christmas trees. The trees will be available for purchase with a $10 permit for those who are unable to get into the woods and harvest their own. For more information, call the Parks Ranger District office at 970-723-2700 or visit fs.usda.gov/mbr.
Parks Ranger District Annual Christmas Open House | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 11 | District Office in Walden, 100 Main St.
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
The community is invited to join Har Mishpacha, the Jewish congregation of Steamboat, for the menorah lighting ceremony. Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman will lead Hanukkah prayers and songs. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
Menorah Lighting Ceremony | 6 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 11 | Lawn of the United Methodist Church, 736 Oak St.
Young Professionals Network Holiday Party
Tera Johnson and The Sounds of Soul will perform classic hits, holiday tunes and a few originals for the annual YPN Holiday Party. Bring a friend, grab a drink and join Routt County’s top networking community.
Young Professionals Network Holiday Party | 6 to 8 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 11 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman, spiritual leader of Har Mishpacha, the Jewish Congregation of Steamboat, will lead Shabbat service followed by an oneg Shabbat. Friday’s Shabbat services will be at the United Methodist Church, while Saturday morning’s services will be near Ragnar’s Sleigh.
Shabbat Services | 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 | United Methodist Church, Eighth and Oak St. | 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 | Ragnar’s Sleigh, top of the gondola
Steamboat Holiday Market
The market will take place in the Mountain Foyer and Spring Creek Room.
Steamboat Holiday Market | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Saturday, Dec. 12 | Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle.
Visit Santa and make your Christmas wishes. There are only two more Saturdays left this month to visit Santa.
Santa House | 11 to 2 p.m. | Saturday, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 | Between Kali’s Boutique and Bank of the West, 525 Lincoln Ave.
Oak Creek Holly Festival
The Oak Creek Holly Festival will offer a variety of holiday events. Starting at 9 a.m. at the Let’s Dance Studio, there will be a yoga class with Jill with donations going to LiftUp of Routt County. There will also be a scavenger hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa Buddies will be in Town Hall at 6 p.m. with popcorn, soft drinks and snacks. The Tracks and Trails Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony will be at 5 p.m. at Main and Sharp streets, with caroling to follow.
Oak Creek Holly Festival | All day | Saturday, Dec. 12 | Various locations in Oak Creek
Kid’s Day Out for Christmas
The congregation of Euzoa Bible Church is offering a free Kids’ Day Out for Christmas event for children 2 through 12. Children will enjoy snacks, games, a movie and craft activities. No religious message will be delivered, but there may be a visit from Santa Claus. More than 20 adults will be present to supervise the youngsters. For more information, call the church at 970-879-0123 or visit euzoa.com.
Kid’s Day Out for Christmas | 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday, Dec. 12 | Euzoa Bible Church, 32305 Routt County Road 38.
Storytime and book signing: “The Night Before Christmas in Ski Country”
Cuddle up for storytime with Suzanne Nieman Brown, author of “The Night Before Christmas in Ski Country,” in which Santa rides a snowboard, crashes his elk into a hot tub and wants to bring fresh powder for Christmas Day. 970-879-6830. steamboatbooks.com.
Storytime and book signing: “The Night Before Christmas in Ski Country”| 3 p.m. | Saturday, Dec. 12 | Off the Beaten Path, 68 Ninth St.
Holiday Community Party
Rotary’s annual Holiday Community Party will take place this weekend with tubing, caroling, Santa’s workshop, refreshments and more. FREE. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs, the event is open to the public.
Holiday Community Party | 4 to 7 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 13 | Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Parkway
Holiday Art Show and concert
Soroco Secondary Schools will host a Holiday Art Show and concert. The show will feature artwork made by the middle school and high school students from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The concert will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the old high school gym.
Holiday Art Show and concert | 5 p.m. | Tuesday, Dec. 15 | Soroco High School Commons, 305 Grant Ave, Oak Creek.
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre present a Dance on Film screening of Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” the beloved holiday ballet featuring New York City Ballet’s Melissa Hayden, Edward Villella and Patricia McBride, with Eddie Albert narrating the story of young Clara.
“The Nutcracker” | 6:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Dec. 15 | Bud Werner Memorial Library, Library Hall, 1289 Lincoln Ave.
Christmas Celebration with Todd Musselman
Celebrate the holidays with the Chief Theater and local inspirational speaker, Todd Musselman.
Christmas Celebration with Todd Musselman | 6 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 18 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. | Free
“The Steamboat Chamber Singers Celebrate Christmas” concert
The Steamboat Chamber Singers will be singing selection from many familiar holiday pieces, from gospel to classic carols. Tickets are $20 and available from any of the singers or at All That.
“The Steamboat Chamber Singers Celebrate Christmas” concert | 7 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19 | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak St.
Pioneer Christmas storytime and craft
For children age four and older with an adult. treadofpioneers.org
Pioneer Christmas storytime and craft | 11 a.m. | Saturday, Dec. 19 | Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. | Free
Celebrate the holiday season Steamboat style. See Santa ride down the slopes on horseback and meet Santa at his workshop along with some of his favorite reindeer friends. Participate in the stocking scramble and collect free holiday treats at surrounding stores and restaurants. Additional festivities include cookie decorating, story time and a special holiday concert by the Face Vocal Band. The party continues after dark with a torchlight parade and fireworks, followed by night skiing. Full schedule at steamboatmountainvillage.com.
Holiday Festival | 2 to 5:30 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 20 | Base of Steamboat Ski Area, Gondola Square, 2305 Mount Werner Circle
Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas
A holiday concert with native Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley, who has been called the “Irish equivalent of Garrison Keillor.” Foley will be joined by his ensemble of world-class Celtic musicians, traditional Irish dancers and singers. Tickets start at $40.
Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas | 7 p.m. | Tuesday, Dec. 22 | Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road.
Classic Film Series
This holiday classic never fails to make sure the Christmas Spirit is alive and well. Doors and bar opens at 6:30 p.m.
Classic Film Series | 8 p.m. | Wednesday, Dec. 23 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
Christmas Eve service, “Birth of Hope”
Steamboat Bible Church is presenting the service, which will include congregational singing. For more information, call 970-870-0321.
Christmas Eve service, “Birth of Hope” | 6 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 24 | Olympian Hall, 645 Howelsen Parkway
Ugly Xmas Sweater Party
DJ Dance Party. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater, enjoy some delicious “Joe’s killer eggnog” drink specials and dance the night away until Christmas day. schmiggitys.com.
Ugly Xmas Sweater Party | 9 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 24 | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave. Free
DJ dance party. Schmiggity’s will be rocking — come drink some suds. schmiggitys.com.
Unsilent Night | 9 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 25 | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.
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