Celebrate the Holidays in Steamboat 2023

Holiday Events for the Family in our Picturesque Ski Town

Steamboat Springs, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, offers a festive array of holiday events each year.

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


AROUND TOWN

HOLIDAYS IN THE ROCKIES

Local Artisan Holiday Market
December 2, 9, & 16
10 am – 4 pm @ the Depot Art Center
1001 13th St
Price: Free
*Spot Santa Here

STEAMBOAT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: FINDING CHRISTMAS

Strings Music Festival
December 1 & 2
950 Strings Road
Price: Starts at $30

ELF THE MUSICAL

December 15, 16, & 17
Julie Harris Theater at Perry Mansfield
40755 County Road 36
Price: $20-30

SANTA SADDLES UP

Steamboat Stage
December 16, 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
*Spot Santa Here

STEAMBOAT HOLIDAY MARKET

December 16, 2 pm – 6 pm
2305 Mt. Werner Circle
Price: Free

HOLIDAY SKATE PARTY

December 16, 4 pm – 6 pm
2305 Mt. Werner Circle
Price: Free

THE QUEEN’S CARTOONIST HOLIDAY HURRAH: YULE LOVE IT!

Strings Music Festival
December 19, at 7 pm
950 Strings Road
Price: $55

ELEVATION DANCE STUDIO: THE NUTCRACKER SUITE

Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium
45 Maple Street
December 21, 22, & 23
Price: $25-40

MURPHY ROBERTS HOLIDAY CLASSIC ALPINE SKI RACES

Howelsen Hill and Steamboat Ski Resort
Howelsen Pkwy
December 219, 21, & 22
Price: Free to watch


HANUKKAH

HANUKKAH MOUNTAIN CELEBRATION

Celebration of the Festival of Lights at the Ski Area.
December 9, 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

37TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER

Steamboat Springs Community Center
December 25, 1 pm – 5 pm
1605 Lincoln Ave
Free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. Sponsored by Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors.
Price: Free


NEW YEARS EVE

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

Steamboat Resort Base Area
2305 Mt. Werner Circle
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

BLACK LIGHT NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT SNOW BOWL

Snow Bowl Steamboat
2090 Snow Bowl Plaza
December 31, 8 pm – 12:30 pm
Glow your way into the New Year at Snow Bowl. Featuring DJ Whoski.
Price: $20

 

 

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