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Upcoming Seasonal Events at the Hotel Colorado

One of our most anticipated events each year is our Colorado Christmas, a spectacular and memorable celebration beginning with our lighting ceremony, live entertainment, and a visit from St. Nick himself the weekend after Thanksgiving. This event is free to the public, and it is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. 

Over one million lights bring Hotel Colorado to life during this special time. The scent of gingerbread fills the air, beautifully decorated Christmas trees dot the lobby and hallways, and everywhere you turn, you’ll be greeted with festive, seasonal touches.

See for yourself why Travel and Leisure named us one of America’s Best Hotels for Christmas and why our guests rave about their special experiences spending time here around the holidays.

Thanksgiving Buffet
Annual Thanksgiving Buffet

Join us at the Hotel Colorado with your family and friends for a full buffet in our elegant ballrooms, which includes a huge spread of turkey, prime rib, seafood and all the traditional sides and desserts. Seating times are available from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The price is $49 for adults and $21 for children 10 and under (plus 21% service charge and 8.6% tax). For more information or reservations, please call 970-928-3785.

Lighting Ceremony with fireworks at the Hotel Colorado
30th Annual Lighting Ceremony

This Glenwood Springs tradition is a memorable celebration including a craft show, musical entertainment, and visits with Santa Clause. The program wraps up with over half a million Christmas lights turned on simultaneously and a firework show from the top of the hotel! It’s free to the public and the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

Winter Wonderland at the Hotel Colorado
Winter Wonderland - December 5, 2019

This family friendly event features caroling by students from Two Rivers Community School, Hot Cocoa, Cider, and Cookies in the lobby from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Afterwards, cozy up for a classic Christmas movie – Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and crafts in the Roosevelt Room starting at 6:45 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during movie.

Winter Wonderland at the Hotel Colorado
Winter Wonderland - December 12, 2019

This family friendly event features caroling by students from Glenwood Springs Middle School, Hot Cocoa, Cider, and Cookies in the lobby from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Afterwards, cozy up for a classic Christmas movie – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (Jim Carey version) and crafts in the Roosevelt Room starting at 6:45 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during movie.

Breakfast with Santa at the Hotel Colorado
Breakfast With Santa

Make this fun family outing a tradition with our newest holiday event! You’ll enjoy a buffet breakfast with family-style seating while Santa visits with children in the room! The price is $15.95 for adults/teens and $5.95 for kids 12 and under. It includes a souvenir photo to take home. Reservations are required! For more information or reservations, call 970-928-3785.

Winter Wonderland at the Hotel Colorado
Winter Wonderland - December 19, 2019

This family friendly event features caroling by students from Rifle High School, Hot Cocoa, Cider, and Cookies in the lobby from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Afterwards, cozy up for a classic Christmas movie – The Polar Express and crafts in the Roosevelt Room starting at 6:45 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during movie.