Best Holiday Events in Steamboat Springs 2022

Where to take the kids for a merry good time.

Known for its world-class ski resort, downtown shops and restaurants, natural hot springs, the Yampa River, and the nation’s oldest and largest ski jumping complex, Steamboat Springs, CO, offers family fun year-round.

Look no further this holiday season, as there are activities galore around town for children of all ages. Keep reading to learn our favorite Steamboat holiday traditions and where you can find Santa.

AROUND TOWN

HOLIDAYS IN THE ROCKIES

Local Artisan Market
December 3, 10, & 17
10 am – 4 pm @ the Depot Art Center
1001 13th St
Price: Free
*Spot Santa Here

FAMILY BOWL PRESENTS MEET SANTA’S REINDEER AT THE BOAT YARD

The Boat Yard
December 17, 11 am – 1 pm
831 Yampa Ave (Between Aurum & Backdoor Sports)
Visit with Santa and three of Santa’s reindeer.
Price: Free
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SANTA SADDLES UP

Steamboat Stage
December 18, 2 pm – 4 pm
2305 Mt. Werner Circle
Santa will ride into the resort right down the slopes into the heart of Steamboat Square, escorted by legendary locals Bob Dapper and Dean Vogelaar. Santa will be available to take photos and visit with guests on the Steamboat Stage.
Price: Free
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MOVIE SCREENING OF “ELF”

Wildhorse 6 Stadium Cinemas
December 19, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
655 Marketplace Plaza
Grab your popcorn and candy and watch Elf at the Movie Theater. Clean and Sober Steamboat events host the event. All are welcome.
Price: Free. Reservations required. RSVP to [email protected]

SANTA’S BIG RED SLEIGH TOUR

Santa Clause will visit different neighborhoods atop a bright red fire truck each evening in the seven days leading up to Christmas.

December 18-Selby, Barn Village, Clubhouse Drive, Mt. Werner Circle (transit center), Village Dr, Medicine Springs & Après Ski Way.
December 19-Casey’s Pond, Walton Creek, Columbine, Meadow Lane, Bear Drive, Whistler Road, Chinook, Majestic, & The Ponds.
December 20-Conestoga, Indian Trails, Sunlight Dr, Sunlight Crossing, Reserves, West Acres, & West End Village
December 21-Maple, Conifer, Amethyst, Fish Creek Falls Rd, Blue Sage, Harwigs, Steamboat Blvd, Sanctuary & Hospital.
December 22-Tamarack, Cherry, Hillside Dr, Mountain Vista Circle, Wyatt Dr, Hilltop, Fish Creek Trailer Park, & Alpen Glow (Walgreen’s traffic circle).
December 23-Steamboat II, Heritage Park, Silver Spur, Sleepy Bear & Riverside
December 24-Downtown neighborhood, Fairview, Brooklyn, & Yampa Street

Price: Free
*Spot Santa Here

HANUKKAH

HANUKKAH MOUNTAIN CELEBRATION

Celebration of the Festival of Lights at the Ski Area.
December 22, 3 pm – 3:30 pm
Local or visiting, Jewish or not, you are invited to celebrate in song, treats, and lighting a menorah!
Price: Free

ON CHRISTMAS EVE/DAY

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER

Steamboat Springs Community Center
December 25, 1 pm – 5 pm
1605 Lincoln Ave
Food and Live entertainment on Christmas Day. Free Christmas Dinner. Sponsored by Steamboat Springs Local Realtors.
Price: Free

NEW YEARS EVE

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS AND LIGHT UP SNOW CAT PARADE

Steamboat Resort Base Area
December 31, 5:30 pm – 6 pm
Light Up Snow Cat parade featuring Steamboat Snow Sports Instructors performing synchronized skiing illuminated only by the light of torches and followed by a firework show.
Price: Free

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