December 25th is fast approaching and as the forecast predicts more snow and temperatures peaking at just 35 degrees, it is definitely looking to be a White Christmas. Traditionally, many folks will stay home with their friends and families, but a few of us like to get out and let someone else handle the cooking and clean up. Here is a list of the places that are open on Christmas Day in… Read More

With the holiday’s fast approaching, families are searching for the perfect way to come together and enjoy the season. Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers the perfect family winter experience with its annual Polar Express Train Ride. It’s time to bundle up, come aboard and relish in a magical evening of fun and fiction. Put on your pajamas and prepare to be awestruck as your train travels through the snow covered… Read More

It’s not hard to get into the holiday spirit in Durango. Downtown is lit up, snow is on the ground, everything drips with holiday goodness. But for those who want to start a new holiday custom or perhaps continue a longtime Christmas tradition, these holiday concerts, ballets and musicals always oomph up the holiday spirit. A Traditional Family Christmas Who’s ready to sing some carols? The Durango Choral Society! And you — you… Read More

If you’re like us, you wait until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping. It’s OK. We can’t all be Pinterest perfect. But don’t rush out to a big box store and just grab whatever is on the clearance shelf. Durango has a great downtown packed with local boutiques, art galleries and speciality stores as well as a strong arts community that makes beautiful things — all perfect for the loved ones in… Read More

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. You’ve packed away as much turkey as humanly possible. You’ve wiped out the pumpkin pie stash. You’ve gotten your fill of all things Thanksgiving (except for leftovers, of course). So what’s next? Christmas, obviously. And Christmas in Durango starts with Santa. And singing. And strings of lights. Stop by Buckley Park in downtown Durango between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, for the city’s annual holiday tree lighting…. Read More

Ok, so Thanksgiving hasn’t even arrived yet, and here we are talking about Christmas shopping. But in all fairness, Thanksgiving falls really late in November this year, and, hey, some people start their Christmas shopping on New Year’s Day. If you’re not the Black Friday type, there are plenty of Christmas markets, holiday bazaars and craft fairs happening in Durango this month that will allow you to support Southwest Colorado’s artists and… Read More