Durango, Colorado is fun and festive at this time of year. Whether you've got kids in the house or it's just you and a date, you can find a variety of places to go. This list of holiday events touches upon some of the most family friendly and enjoyable activities in the area.
45th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
The 45th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival is an event bringing together 100 creative vendors selling sauces, dips, jellies, treats, stained glass, clothing, art, Christmas decor and more. Whether you're decorating your house, buying stocking stuffers or Christmas gifts for loved ones, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival is the place to be. Door prizes make this event even more exciting. Bring friends and family!
Date: December 8
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
San Juan Holiday Narration Train
The San Juan Holiday Narration Train is a unique experience for little ones and adults. At this event, you'll learn about the history of the railroad in Durango and Animas Valley. You'll also learn more about how settlers in the area celebrated this special time of year. Find out more about life (and Christmas) on the frontier. You'll hear from actors playing settlers, dressed in period garb. Bring the whole family for this fun-filled and fascinating educational experience.
Dates: December 21 to January 1, 2020
Time: Times vary
Bar D Wranglers 2019 Christmas Jubilee in Durango
Bar D Wranglers 2019 Christmas Jubilee in Durango is a cowboy music show. The Bar D Wranglers bring together a mixture of humor, poetry and music. Cy Scarborough founded the Bar D Wranglers in the 1960's, and they've been charming audiences ever since. Come see the show for yourself!
Date: December 18
Time: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
Durango Choral Society - Viva Snow! A Traditional Family Christmas
Come see the Durango Choral Society as they present a music festival for audiences young and old. This is their 50th season, which makes it extra special. When the show is over, get in line to have your picture taken with the Sugarplums (bring your camera).
Date: December 8
Noel Night with Tony Stromberg - Holiday Season Exhibition
Noel Night with Tony Stromberg - Holiday Season Exhibition is a community holiday party with photographer Tony Stromberg. The artist will be present at the show from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. If you have his book, Horse Medicine,bring it to have your copy signed. Of course, if you're not able to come to the opening night, you can always catch the show later in the holiday season. The show is open until December 31.
Date: December 6
Have fun this holiday season! In Durango, CO, there are countless venues for shopping, looking at holiday lights and listening to Christmas music. If you're new, try a variety of events as you get to know the area.