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Top 5 Things To Do in Telluride Over the Holidays

Friday • December 8, 2017

We’re making a list and we’re checking it twice. That’s right, in addition to world-class skiing and snowboarding, there are so many activities to do in Telluride over the holidays that we wanted to give a list of our favorites.

Check out our top 5 must-dos in Telluride this magical holiday season: 

5. Jingle all the way - Take a sleigh ride

Enjoy the merriment of the season by taking an old-fashioned sleigh ride up to the historic Aldosaro Ranch with Telluride Sleighs & Wagons. Huddle under a thick blanket together and drink hot cocoa (our hot toddies?? for the over 21 crowd) on the way to your tented destination.  Enjoy a gorgeous spread starting with Pintxos, delicious appetizers from the Basque region of Spain, followed by a gourmet family-style meal and dessert. Between courses take in the starry sky and moonlight or relax inside the cozy tent decked out with twinkly lights. Climb back in the sleigh for a final ride.

4. Over the River and Through the Snow – Take a Fat Bike Tour

Biking in the snow seems like an activity that would leave you spinning your wheels. Not in Telluride! Rent a bike from our friends at Bootdoctors, and head to the San Miguel River Trail on the Valley Floor. Ride over bumps on the snowy trail or try splashing through the river for ultimate fun. Finish your day by crossing to Lawson Hill for a tasting at the Distillery or Telluride Brewery.  

3.  Elephant Revival Live in Concert – 2 nights at the Sheridan Opera House 

The musical genre of this Colorado band is hard to define but includes a beautiful blend of folk, Celtic, and Americana. One label calls it “progressive edge”. Best experienced live, Elephant Revival can bring down the house with their sound and performance. They are playing on December 29th and 30th.  

2.  Dinner with Dionysus – Original work by Telluride Theater Group

Dinner parties are fun, but this one is one for the Gods. It’s a tribute to the God of Winemaking and unrestrained consumption. Theatergoers will revel with the actors in this merry exploration of wine, ritual madness and religious ecstasy. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

1. New Year’s Eve Celebration

Begin the evening watching the torch parade zigzagging down the mountainside. Skiers carry flaming torches making it a spectacular sight to behold. The best part – watch from town or from Mountain Village! Follow up with dinner at the Ah Haa New Year’s Eve Gala or watch Yonder Mountain String Band, a perennial Telluride fave, at Club Red. End the evening gathering around the courthouse to ring in the new year. The countdown ends with a fantastic firework display! 

The holidays are a magical time of year anywhere, but spending them in Telluride is simply off the charts!