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There are so many fun things to do in Durango over Christmas, it’s tough to narrow it down. Here are some special events that should land on your calendar.

It can be tough to keep sugar-powered kiddos entertained during the long, school-less stretches of winter break, but here are some fun, kid-friendly things to do in Durango over Christmas break.

There are plenty of options for Christmas tree cutting in Durango, including cutting Christmas trees in San Juan National Forest.

The Polar Express aboard the Durango train is a Christmas tradition for kids and adults alike.

Shopping during the holiday season can be a nightmare. Downtown Durango has gone out of its way to offer an alternative to big box shopping torture. On December 4, over 90 downtown merchants will be participating in Noel Night. It actually lasts all day and participating members have created their own store incentives including discounts, refreshments, entertainment and more. Sponsored by Local First, which is a non-profit organization comprised of locally owned,… Read More

Christmas is nearly upon us, and we say “upon us” because it really does seem to pounce, doesn’t it? Sheesh. And Christmas isn’t the only big shebang that’s only a couple weeks away; Fort Lewis College graduation for the fall semester is also just around the corner. That means plenty of family will be in town, and that means they’ll be looking for things to do in Durango. We all know about the Durango train’s… Read More

Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season? Look no further and jump on our Groupon deal that’s available now. With this deal, you’ll give your friends and/or family a package that includes a one- or two-night stay at our hotel along with deals at three of our mountain town’s amazing microbreweries. For $95, you get one night at the Durango Quality Inn or two nights for $140… Read More

The holidays are pulling into the station, which means one thing in Durango: The Polar Express train is set to depart! Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s annual Polar Express train will start running to the North Pole on Nov. 22 and will continue through Jan. 3, so put on your pajamas and get ready to ride the rails! Be sure to check the schedule as departures times and dates vary. The… 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

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