Skip to content

Winter Wonderland

Copy of Presented by (3)

Winter Wonderland is a community celebration that will take place throughout the holiday season from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day in Glenwood Springs, CO.  Brought to you by Bay Equity Home Loans, Bank of Colorado and Bighorn Toyota in partnership with the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation and Post Independent.  The celebration includes dazzling light displays and decorations at homes and businesses throughout town; a series of large and small events; and a holiday decorating contest for homes and businesses! 

Winter Wonderland officially kicks off the Friday after Thanksgiving with the Hotel Colorado’s Colorado Christmas featuring the highly anticipated spectacular lighting ceremony, live entertainment, and a visit from St. Nick.  The Winter Wonderland celebration concludes with the City of Glenwood Springs New Year’s Eve Celebration in downtown. 

Holiday Decorating Contest

Glenwood Springs will shine brightly throughout the holiday season from Winter on the Mountain at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park to the spectacular lighting display at the Hotel Colorado, to the local storefronts and homes adorned with lights and decorations.  

Businesses and community members are encouraged to find their inner Clark Griswold and engage in some friendly competition by participating in the holiday lighting and décor contest sponsored by FirstBank

Prizes will be given in both business and residential categories as follows:

  • First Place -   $500 in Glenwood Gold
  • Second Place - $250 in Glenwood Gold
  • Third Place - $100 in Glenwood Gold

One lucky voter will be drawn to win $100 in Glenwood Gold.

Submit your entry for your home or business by December 19.  Voting takes place December 20 to January 2. Winners will be announced on January 3.

#WinterWonderlandGWS

logo

Shop and Dine Glenwood

Local businesses provide an experience that simply cannot be found in an online shopping cart. Glenwood Springs is a regional shopping hub.  For the best shopping around, you will find independent small businesses as well as well-known national retailers throughout Glenwood Springs. Tag your shopping experience #ShopGlenwood. 

To keep up with all the fun and festivities, you’ll need your energy. Your taste buds will delight in Glenwood’s vibrant dining scene. From casual fare to fine dining, there is something for everyone.  #DineGlenwood

More than ever, let's unite our community around what can happen when we shop local, eat local and support local. 

Click HERE to see all the amazing local deals for Small Business Saturday.

#ShopGlenwood #DineGlenwood #LoveGlenwoodSprings

 

Winter Wonderland Calendar of Events

This list will be updated frequently.

Friday, November 26

31st Annual Lighting Ceremony
Hotel Colorado | 526 Pine St.
3-8:30 p.m.

"It's About Time" Gingerbread Competition
Roosevelt Room, Hotel Colorado | 526 Pine St.
Hosted by the Glenwood Springs Historical Society
3-8 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

20th Anniversary Event
Glenwood Springs Community Center | 100 Wulfsohn Rd.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Holiday Extravaganza Giveaway Begins
KC's Wing House & Sports Bar | 312 7th St.
Stop in any time between Nov. 26-Jan. 1 to enter to win a gift basket!

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 27

Small Business Saturday
Support local and visit our wonderful shops and restaurants in Glenwood Springs today, and all year round!

20th Anniversary Event
Glenwood Springs Community Center | 100 Wulfsohn Rd.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Holiday Open House
Glenwood Springs Outdoors | 831 Grand.
Stop in and grab a holiday treat!
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Stop By and See Santa!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
4-7 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

 

Sunday, November 28

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 5 p.m.

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, November 29

Ugly Sweater Competition 
KC's Wing House & Sports Bar | 312 7th St.
Stop in with your sweater between Nov. 29 and Dec. 26 and enter to win.

Get it in Glenwood!
Avoid the online rush and delivery delays by shopping local! #shopglenwood #dineglenwood #getitinglenwood

Tuesday, November 30

Holiday Movie Night "The Grinch"
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
6:30 p.m.
No cost to attend. Reserve your space!

Wednesday, December 1

Find the Elf on the Shelf
Glenwood Toys & Gifts | 208 6th St.
10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Oran More: Live in Concert
Glenwood Springs Library | 815 Cooper Ave.
6-8 p.m.

"12 Days of Christmas" Begins
TreadZ | 812 Grand Ave.
Dec. 1-Dec 12. Stop in for treats and a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Thursday, December 2

"Ski and Eat Glenwood Contest"
Bay Equity Home Loans | 1319 Grand Ave.
Stop in between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and enter to win!

Friday, December 3

Wine Tasting
Cooper Wine & Spirits | 732 Cooper Ave.
3-7 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Club: Pam & Dan
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
5-8 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

DIY Holiday Gift Making Workshop
Homsted | 713 Cooper Ave.
7:30-9 p.m.
Register here. 

Saturday, December 4

Holiday Craft Fair
Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge | 51939 Hwy 6
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Holiday Bazaar
Glenwood Springs Community Center | 100 Wulfsohn Rd.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wine Tasting
Cooper Wine & Spirits | 732 Cooper Ave.
3-7 p.m.

Stop By and See Santa!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
4-7 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Sunday, December 5

Holiday Bazaar
Glenwood Springs Community Center | 100 Wulfsohn Rd.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 5 p.m.

Monday, December 6

"Letters to Santa"
Bay Equity Home Loans | 1319 Grand Ave.
9 a.m. -6 p.m.
Bring your letter for Santa and pick up a special treat.

Tuesday, December 7

Colorado Gives Day!
Colorado Gives Day makes good happen for more than 3,000 local nonprofits. Donate to your favorite nonprofit today!

Wednesday, December 8

Glenwood Springs High School Band Performance
Glenwood Springs High School | 1521 Grand Ave.
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 9

Holiday Open House
Commonwealth Title Company | 1322 Grand Ave.
3-5 p.m.

Holiday Craft Fair
Glenwood Springs High School | 1521 Grand Ave.
4-8 p.m. (Masks Required)

Pollinator Chocolate Tasting
Local chocolatier, Mark Burrows, will be offering up some tasty treats!
Bramble & Vine Floral Design | 720 Cooper Ave
4-6 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Shop and Dine Glenwood!
Show our local shops and restaurants some love. #shopglenwood #dineglenwood #getitinglenwood

Friday, December 10

Opening Day!
Sunlight Mountain Resort

Friday Afternoon Club: Triple Malt Whiskey
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
5-8 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Glenwood Springs High School Choir Holiday Concert
Glenwood Springs Library | 815 Cooper Ave.
6 p.m.

A Grand Holiday
Visit Santa and his reindeer!
Garfield County Courthouse | 109 8th St.
4:30-7 p.m.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES ALONG GRAND AVE!

The Silver Bead | 927 Grand Ave.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Murphy Brown | 731 Grand Ave.
11 a.m. -8 p.m.

á la carte | 803 Grand Ave.
10 a.m. -8 p.m.

Treadz | 812 Grand Ave.
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Toad & Co | 816 Grand Ave.
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Bullocks | 732 Grand Ave.
10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Elizabeth Dean Boutique | 717 Grand Ave.
11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Dancing Bear Trading Post |  727 Grand Ave.  10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Hookers | 719 Grand Ave.
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 11

Holiday Open House
The Silver Bead | 927 Grand Ave.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holiday treats and giveaways. 

Cookie Decorating with Santa 
Glenwood Springs Community Center | 100 Wulfsohn Rd.
3-5 p.m.

Stop By and See Santa!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
4-7 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Rodrigo Arreguin: Live Concert
Glenwood Springs Library | 815 Cooper Ave.
6 p.m.

Sunday, December 12

Breakfast with Santa
Hotel Colorado | 526 Pine St.
8-11 a.m.
Reservations required.  Call 970-928-3785

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 5 p.m.

Aspen Choral Society presents "Handl's Messiah"
First United Methodist Church | 824 Cooper Ave.
7 p.m.
Register HERE

Monday, December 13

Frontier Museum's 50th Anniversary Celebration and Tree Lighting
Frontier Museum | 1001 Colorado Ave.
6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, December 14

Glenwood Springs High School Band Performance
Glenwood Springs High School | 1521 Grand Ave
6 p.m. (Masks required.) 

Write Letters to Santa (materials provided)
Chocolate Moose | 710 Grand Ave.
5-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 15

Glenwood Springs High School Choir Performance
Glenwood Springs High School | 1521 Grand Ave
6 p.m. (Masks required.) 

Thursday, December 16

Find the Elf on the Shelf
Dancing Bear Trading Post | 727 Grand Ave.
10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Friday, December 17

Little Rec Holiday Crafting
Glenwood Springs Community Center | 100 Wulfsohn Rd.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Club: Feeding Giants
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
5-8 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

The Low End Performing Live
The Fourth Dimension and Mona Lisa | 710 Cooper Ave.
6:15-8:15 p.m.

Saturday, December 18

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Stop By and See Santa!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
4-7 p.m.

Holiday Costume Climbing Contest  Glenwood Springs Community Center | 100 Wulfsohn Rd.
2 p.m.

Kyle Jones Piano Concert
Glenwood Springs Library | 815 Cooper Ave.
2 p.m.

Ski with Santa at Sunlight Mountain Resort

Wine Tasting
Cooper Wine & Spirits | 732 Cooper Ave.
3-7 p.m.

Holiday Herbal Drinks Workshop: Cocktails, Mocktails and Drinks for the Holiday Season
Homsted | 713 Cooper Ave.
7:30-9 p.m.
Register here. 

Downtown Horse Carriage Rides
Sponsored by the DDA. FREE!
Bethel Plaza | 7th Street
1-3 p.m.

Mountain Whisk Bakery Tasting
Come and taste their delicious treats!
Bramble & Vine Floral Design | 720 Cooper Ave
1-5 p.m.

Live Music: The Know Bodies Band 
Native Son | 813 Grand Ave
9 p.m.-12 a.m.

Sunday, December 19

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 5 p.m.

Stop By and See Santa!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
4-7 p.m.

Winter Festival Craft Show with the GSHS Cheer Group
Glenwood Springs Mall | 51027 Hwy 6 and 24
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Downtown Horse Carriage Rides
Sponsored by the DDA. FREE!
Bethel Plaza | 7th Street
1-3 p.m.

Last Day to Enter Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorating Contest!

Monday, December 20

Voting Opens for Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorating Contest!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Doughnut
The Property Shop | 1117 Grand Ave.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Reindeer at Your Library
Glenwood Springs Library | 815 Cooper Ave.
2 p.m.

Sign up for Kiwanis Great Holiday Burn-Off Contest
Dec 27-Jan 16
Register by Dec 24 HERE

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 21

Open House and Giveaway
High Country Gems & Minerals | 311 8th St.
10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

 

Wednesday, December 22

Live Holiday Entertainment: Triple Malt Whiskey
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
5-8 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Dine Glenwood!
Sit back, relax and enjoy delicious food from one of our amazing restaurants!

Thursday, December 23

Live Holiday Entertainment: O & O 
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
5-8 p.m.

Free Archery Range Rental
Glenwood Springs Outdoors | 831 Grand Ave.
Come try out your archery skills!
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Downtown Horse Carriage Rides
Sponsored by the DDA. FREE!
Bethel Plaza | 7th Street
1-3 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Last minute shopping?!
Glenwood Gold is the perfect gift that stays local. Purchase Glenwood Gold HERE

Friday, December 24

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 12:30 p.m.

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Downtown Horse Carriage Rides
Sponsored by the DDA. FREE!
Bethel Plaza | 7th Street
1-3 p.m.

Mountain Whisk Bakery Tasting
Come and taste their delicious treats!
Bramble & Vine Floral Design | 720 Cooper Ave
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, December 25

Not interested in cooking?!
Christmas dinner available at Hotel Colorado, Hugo's and Ming's Cafe.

Sunday, December 26

Live Holiday Entertainment: John Riger 
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
5-8 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 5 p.m.

Monday, December 27

Holiday Basketball Tournament
Glenwood Springs Community Center | 100 Wulfsohn Rd.
Register at 970-384-6301
5 p.m.

Live Holiday Entertainment: John Riger
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
5-8 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6.

Kiwanis Great Holiday Burn-Off Contest
Dec 27-Jan 16
Register by Dec 24 HERE

Tuesday, December 28

Time for a soak!
Relax from the holidays at any of our wonderful geothermal attractions; Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Hot Springs Resort and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

 

Wednesday, December 29

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 30

Live Holiday Entertainment: Gerry Gasau
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
5-8 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Friday, December 31

City of Glenwood Springs New Year's Eve Celebration with Fireworks
Bethel Plaza
3-7 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Two Shows! Doors Open at 4:30 & 9 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Club: Gerry Gasau 
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
5-8 p.m.

Saturday, January 1

Holiday Entertainment: Gerry Gasau
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
5-8 p.m.

Downtown Horse Carriage Rides
Sponsored by the DDA. FREE!
Bethel Plaza | 7th Street
1-3 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Sunday, January 2

Winter on the Mountain
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Downtown Horse Carriage Rides
Sponsored by the DDA. FREE!
Bethel Plaza | 7th Street
1-3 p.m.

Vaudeville Holiday Show
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | 915 Grand Ave.
Doors Open at 5 p.m.

Monday, January 3

Cupcake Wars
Glenwood Springs Library | 815 Cooper Ave.
2 p.m.
Register by calling 970-945-5958