Special Events Calendar

Upcoming Seasonal Events at the Hotel Colorado

The holidays at Hotel Colorado are not to be missed. Our historic property has been host to holiday events of all sorts since 1893. Plan your next trip with our holiday events in mind - it's an experience of a lifetime! 

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

Over half a 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.

Summer of Live Music

Join us at Hotel Colorado for Live Music in the Bar/Lounge Thursdays 7-9pm, Fridays 9-11pm and Saturdays 9-11pm through the summer!

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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 $86 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under (plus 21% service charge and 8.6% tax). Reservations are required – For more information or reservations, please call 970-928-3785.

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32nd Annual Lighting Ceremony

This Glenwood Springs tradition is a memorable celebration including a photo booth, musical entertainment, visits with Santa Clause and so much more. 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!

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