It’s safe to say that a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, is magical no matter what time of year it is; but it’s particularly so during the holidays. From the fresh Champagne Powder@ ski days and sleigh ride nights, to a fireworks show and Santa parade, Ski Town, USA®, is a good place to be in December.
See what’s happening this holiday season in Steamboat:
Merry MainStreet & Santa Parade, Downtown Steamboat
December 14th, 5:30-7:30pm
A festive night for the whole family! Merry MainStreet features a lighted Santa Parade, gingerbread house contest, holiday carolers, visiting with Santa. Click here for more info.
Season’s Greetings, Gondola Square
December 22, 2-5pm
Come join in the fun at Gondola Square on Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00pm. Kids will enjoy decorating cookies , visiting with the reindeer and singing carols. See Santa ride down the slopes on horseback, he’ll be escorted to the Gondola from the Torian Plum Plaza by the Nordic Skiers from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at 2:45pm. Santa and his horse will arrive at the Stage for the tree lighting at 2:55pm. Have your picture taken with Santa from 3:00pm–4:45pm. This event is free to the public.
The Nutcracker, Strings Music Pavilion
December 23rd, 5pm
The Steamboat family holiday season would not be complete without a performance of The Nutcracker. *The Steamboat Strings Pavilion welcomes back the award-winning puppet theater company and its incredible marionettes. Enjoy an adaptation of the popular ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece. Strings kids voted this as one of their all-time favorites. Don’t miss the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Broadway Holiday, Strings Music Pavilion
December 29th, 7pm
Five of today’s top New York stars come together at the Steamboat Strings Pavilion for an evening of show tunes and holiday favorites. Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday features hits ranging from classics such as My Fair Lady, South Pacific, West Side Story and Chicago to current blockbusters like Jersey Boys and Wicked. The show will also feature much loved holiday tunes.
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display, Steamboat Ski Area
December 31st, 6pm
The Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School treats tourists and locals to spectacular on-snow parades down the mountain lit only by torches. The parades are in celebration of a holiday or local event throughout the season. In conjunction with the torchlight parades, a fireworks display will illuminate the sky providing a perfect ending to the evening.