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Thanksgiving Day is almost here, and there are a few places (other than your aunt’s house) to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in Durango.

Here are some fun things to do in Durango on Thanksgiving break to keep your kids entertained (and educated)!

Thanksgiving is just a week away…yikes! If your fall has gone anything like mine, Thanksgiving snuck up on you and you’re likely scrambling for some last minute plans or excuses to avoid helping your Aunt Betty cook jello salad for the 5th year in a row. Whether your coming to Durango for the holiday weekend or live here and simply want out of the house, here is a guide to places to… 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 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

I saw something on Facebook the other day that really blew me away: only eight Saturdays until CHRISTMAS. Whaaaaa…? How did that happen? It’s OK. Take a breath. We still have to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving before we get to Christmas. Speaking of, if you’re planning to spend Thanksgiving in Durango, you have a few options other than spending the day slaving over a stove (or with your family, if that’s… Read More

The Thanksgiving turkey will barely be cold in its Tupperware grave when Santa Claus arrives in Durango, Colorado, to kick off the Christmas season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Buckley Park in downtown Durango at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, to officially mark the start of the Christmas season. The Clauses will lead the crowd in singing along to their favorite Christmas carols before they count down to the lighting of… Read More

The Thanksgiving holiday can be a tough time to keep everyone entertained. The kids are on break from school, the college students are home for the week, and your family’s visiting from out of state — and everyone’s bored. Thanksgiving can mean a whole lotta people with a whole lotta time on their hands leading up to the big day. If you’re looking for something to do (or something to keep your family… Read More

Mmm…Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey. Gravy. Mashed potatoes. Gravy. Green beans. Gravy. Cranberry sauce. Gravy. Pumpkin pie. Gravy. Did we mention gravy? Maybe you don’t love gravy as much as we do — we forgive you — but pretty much everyone loves Thanksgiving dinner, which is why it can be rough if you’re traveling and don’t have anywhere to go for the traditional T-Day fare. (Or maybe you don’t want to spend the entire… 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