‘Tis the season: Steamboat Springs holiday events guide | SteamboatToday.com

‘Tis the season: Steamboat Springs holiday events guide

'Tis the season for holiday events and activities and to save you from any holiday woes, we've created the ultimate events guide just in time.
John F. Russell

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The holiday season is all about tradition.

In Steamboat Springs, that means decking the halls with friends and family, embarking on ski adventures, visiting Santa for all of your Christmas wishes or watching in awe as skiers zig-zag down Mount Werner and the fireworks show starts the new year with a bang.

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright, and we’ve created a shining guide to this season’s most dazzling events.

Friday, Dec. 22 

Emerald Mountain School Holiday Strings Concert

11:15 a.m. to noon | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 818 Oak St.

Students from local schools in grades K-8 will perform holiday songs. Free.

Pictures with Santa and his reindeer

4 to 5:30 p.m. | Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle

Santa and his reindeer are coming to visit. Come by to say hello and get a picture. Open to all guests of The Steamboat Grand.

Saturday, Dec. 23 

 Visit Santa in his study in downtown Steamboat Springs

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Bank of the West, 555 Lincoln Ave.

Just like a lot of people, Santa loves to spend his Saturdays right here in Steamboat Springs. His study is located on the lawn in front of Bank of the West.

North Routt Christmas Party

3 to 5 p.m. | Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, 60880 Routt County Rd. 129

Celebrate the holidays in North Routt with this family-friendly event, sleigh rides from 3 to 4 p.m. along with cookie decorating and a visit from Santa.

An Evening with Santa Claus

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Glen Eden Restaurant & Bar, 54737 Co Rd 129 Clark.

Ring in the holidays with Santa and the North Routt community. Swing by to take your picture with Santa and enjoy some hot chocolate. Big and small, young and old are welcome. For more information, call 970-879-9151.

Ugly Sweater Party

6 to 10 p.m. Yampa Valley Brewing Co., 106 E Jefferson Ave, Hayden

Wear your ugliest sweater and try Yampa Valley Brewing Co.’s beer. Prizes for best ugly sweater and drawing at 9:30 p.m.

Cynical Silence Records Presents: Wreck The Halls

8 p.m. | Olympian Hall, 845 Howelsen Pkwy.

Celebrate the holidays with the local DJ duo Optimenace, performing in Steamboat for the first time this holiday season. Admission is $10.

Sunday, Dec. 24 

Live music on Christmas Eve

9 to 7 p.m. | McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft, 685 Marketplace Plaza

Singer-songwriter Shawn David Allen will be performing live at McKnight’s in celebration of Christmas Eve.

Monday, Dec. 25  

30th annual Community Christmas Dinner

2 o 6 p.m. | Saturday, Dec. 25 | Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

The annual community dinner will feature live music, good company and a free dinner sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors.

Mark your calendars 

1st annual Holiday Indoor Futsal Tournament

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Friday, Dec. 29 | Heritage Park Preschool, 27285 Brandon Circle

Join the Steamboat Soccer Club and the Steamboat Alumni Association for the first annual Holiday Indoor Futsal Tournament. There will be four different divisions for the tournament in the adult division, ages high school and older: female competitive; male competitive; co-ed non-competitive; and just for fun. For more information, visit steamboat-soccer.com.

Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday

7 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 28 | Strings Music Festival, 900 Strings Road

The number one touring Broadway concert in America brings Broadway’s finest stars and greatest songs together for an unforgettable holiday event. Direct from New York, five of Broadway’s brightest stars will perform hits ranging from classic shows such as “My Fair Lady” and “South Pacific” to groundbreakers like “West Side Story” and “Chicago” to current blockbusters like “Jersey Boys” and “Wicked.” The show will also feature much-loved holiday tunes.

Stars at Night

6:30 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 29 | Steamboat Grand Ballroom, 2300 Mount Werner Circle

Stars at Night is an annual fundraising gala offering an elegant evening of dining, dancing and an auction benefiting the athletes of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Alumni and coaches will gather and mingle with Olympians. 

New Year’s Comedy Tradition

7 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 29 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Jackie Flynn’s Stand-up Comedy

8 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 31 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Sam Tallent and his funny comrades return for the Chief Theater’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Tradition

Skate with the Grinch

7 to 9 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 29 | Howelsen Ice Arena, 285 Howelsen Pkwy.

Bring the whole family for Christmas-themed open skating at Howelson Ice Arena with the Grinch. The Grinch and his Whos will be there to serve hot chocolate and skate with the little ones. For more information on this event fun for all ages, contact Celina Taylor at 704-929-7849.

Missed the Boat

10 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 29 | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

Missed the Boat, Steamboat’s own party-grass kings, will be cranking out their unique blend of rock and bluegrass. The band drifts down a river of bluegrass, rock, blues and funk to pull it all together for a great show that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year

5:20 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 31 | Steamboat Ski Area, Gondola Square, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Fireworks and torchlight parades are a signature event for Steamboat Ski Area. Instructors with the Steamboat Ski and Snowboard School provide a snow parade carrying torches down Mount Werner with an impressive fireworks show illuminating the sky shortly after. Best viewing is from the Bear River Terrace and Umbrella Bar in Gondola Square.

Family Fun New Year’s Eve

5:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle

Ringing in the new year with kids? Celebrate at a kid-friendly bash at the Steamboat Grand. Festivities kick off with a family-style buffet dinner in the Grand Ballroom followed by magic, juggling and comedy with We’re Not Clowns. DJ entertainment, other children’s activities and face painting fill the time before the 2018 countdown, complete with noise makers and party hats, happening at 9 p.m. Pricing includes tax and gratuity. Children 5 and younger are free.

Korbel New Year’s Eve Party

6 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 31 | Thunderhead Lodge, Steamboat Ski Area, 2305 Mount Werner Circle

Dance the night away to live music and make merry with a balloon drop and Korbel Champagne toast to ring in the New Year at the top of the gondola. Festive libations feature dessert bar, chocolate fountain, DJ entertainment and more. Tickets are $50 per person and include the gondola ride. Cash bar available. Board the gondola at 9 p.m.

Me and Ed’s Music Machine NYE Rager

10 p.m. | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.

Come get down ringing in the new year with some of Steamboat’s favorite local musicians. Free bubbly toast at midnight along with multiple other tricks and surprises.

NYE: Dance the Night Away

10 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 31 | Colorado High 5, 635 Lincoln Ave.

Ring in the new year at High 5 with live dance performances and DJ MTK playing music all night. Free.

New Year’s Eve

10 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 31 | The Tap House, 729 Lincoln Ave.

Ring in the new year with friends at the Tap. Featuring a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, DJ Just Push Play, dancing and more.

Hike at Stagecoach

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Monday, Jan. 1 | Stagecoach State Park, 25500 Routt County Road 14, Oak Creek

Meet at the Yampatheater and warm up by the bonfire before starting the hike at 10:30 a.m. Kid-friendly hike around Pinnacle Peak to a longer scenic loop.



This article has been updated since it was published on Thursday, Dec. 14.

Know of an event that’s not on this list? Email adwyer@steamboattoday.com with the details. Put “Holiday Guide” in the subject line. This event listing will be updated through December.


To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@steamboattoday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.



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