EVENT DATE : November 19, 2:00PM
Basalt Regional Library

At 2 p.m., you are cordially invited to Basalt Regional Library's second annual tea party! Join us for delicious tea, cakes, stories, and crafts. This event is for children ages three to nine and their parents/caregivers. BasaltLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : November 22, 8:00AM
Roaring Fork High Scool

Join Carbondale Recreation at 8 a.m. for a Huffin’ 4 Stuffin’ 5k, 1 Lap Fun Run, and/or Turkey Cross Bike Races on the same course at the RFHS grounds. Runners race around a cyclo cross course specially designed for the Thanksgiving race. It will be on grass and includes minor obstacles for all ages. See CarbondaleRec.com for registration and prices.

EVENT DATE : 23 & 24
Hotel Colorado

Two days of holiday crafts and special vendors to start your Christmas shopping early in the festive setting of Glenwood's historic Hotel Colorado. November 23 from 1-9 p.m. and November 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow the hotel on Facebook for the latest updates.

EVENT DATE : November 23, 2:00PM
Fanny Hill

Come watch some of the area's most talented freeskiers and snowboarders while they throw down for cash prizes and season-long bragging rights on a unique course of urban inspired terrain features. Competition will take place from 2-3 p.m. in Snowmass. Entry is free. GoSnowmass.com

EVENT DATE : November 23, 6:00PM
Downtown Glenwood

Kick off the holiday season in Glenwood! Festivities from 6-9 p.m. include the Hotel Colorado lighting, free beverage tastings (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) at downtown boutiques, and plenty of holiday cheer. Maps of all the activities will be available at the Hotel Colorado and participating shops. For more details on the valley's best new holiday tradition visit RoaringForkEvents.com.

EVENT DATE : November 26, 1:30PM
14 Midland Ave Basalt CO 81621

Learn the basics of iCloud, including what it is, why to use it, and some of the different ways to use it. Participants will need to know their Apple ID and password. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org

EVENT DATE : November 30, 4:00PM
Triangle Park

Celebrate the Willits tree lighting from 4-7 p.m.! Holiday festivities for the whole family include caroling, s'mores, restaurant and shopping specials, and an appearance by Santa Claus. 

EVENT DATE : November 30, 5:30PM
14 Midland Ave Basalt CO 81621

Discover details of the life of Fanny Mendelssohn, sister of Felix Mendelssohn, through a drama/concert performed by Karolina Syrovatkova. Her reputation as a composer of songs, solo piano pieces, a piano trio, and opera represents female musical creativity of the highest order in the early 19th century.

EVENT DATE : November 30, 7:30PM
Thunder River Theatre

Carbondale's Thunder River Theatre Company presents this hilarious, haunting play about a teenage girl whose rare genetic disorder causes her body to age faster than everyone around her. Opening night includes a complimentary champagne reception to celebrate the production directed by Sue Lavin. Show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 student with ID, $20 20/30-somethings, $30 adults 40 and over. ThunderRiverTheatre.com

The Launchpad

For the holidays, Carbondale Arts transforms the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad into a festive shop filled with artisanal goods by local and regional artists! Handmade items include candles, scarves, hats, jewelry, skateboard decks, calendars, felted animals, ceramic mugs, soaps, mittens, and more. See CarbondaleArts.com for shop hours and information.

EVENT DATE : December 5, 6:00PM
Rocky Mountain Alternative Health

Ever wonder what Ayurveda medicine is all about? This seminar in Glenwood Springs dives straight into this unique approach to balancing the mind-body connection. Practitioner Susan Horning will guide participants through ancient practices and healing processes. Learn recipes and pick-me-up tips that fit easily into all dosha (energy) types. 6-8 p.m. Purchase tickets ($10-$15) by searching the event at EventBrite.com.

EVENT DATE : 7 & 8
Colorado Animal Rescue

Come celebrate the season at C.A.R.E.! Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, photos with Santa, and waived adoption fees during this annual event. Bring donations to help fill the homeless animals' stockings! 4:30-6:30 p.m. on December 7 and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 8. Visit ColoradoAnimalRescue.org for more information. 

EVENT DATE : December 7, 4:00PM
Lions Park

Bring the family for downtown Basalt's most festive holiday event! Enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, carolers, the Basalt High School spirit team, ornament making at the Art Base, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Chili, cookies, hot chocolate, and cider donated by the Basalt Lions Club. 4-6 p.m.  

EVENT DATE : December 7, 5:30PM
Basalt Regional Library

Nothing compares to the exuberance of youth performing songs of joy that accompany the spirit of December holidays. Join in this seasonal spirit with your hearts and voices at 5:30 p.m. as the Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra performs traditional songs representing many cultures in a sing-along event. Cookies and punch will complete your evening of community fellowship. BasaltLibrary.org

Riviera Supper Club

Celebrate the grand opening of downtown Glenwood's newest coffee shop! Enjoy free drip coffee and $1 drink specials during these four fun days only. Also try our breakfast, lunch, and fresh baked goods. Open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Come share a cup. MountainMamaRoasters.com

EVENT DATE : December 15, 2:00PM
Studio for Arts and Works (S.A.W.)

From 2-7 p.m., the creative studios of SAW in Carbondale will open to the public for a holiday art sale! Handmade jewelry, weavings, photography, pottery, prints, sculpture, paintings, living plants, floral arrangements, and more will be available. Free entry. A silent auction will raise funds to purchase trees for the Rio Grande Trail "art-way" behind S.A.W. SAWCarbondale.com

EVENT DATE : December 16, 11:00AM
Downtown Carbondale

Independence Run & Hike sponsors this annual celebration race, which winds through downtown Carbondale and up White Hill before finishing back at the store in La Fontana Plaza. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wear an ugly sweater or costume and bring traction devices for your shoes, in case of slippery roads. Entry fee: $10 (includes free burrito certificate). IndependenceRunAndHike.com

EVENT DATE : December 19, 3:00PM
Basalt Regional Library

Join us for our annual gingerbread house competition from 3-4 p.m. Enter alone or with friends to make a creative and festive gingerbread house! For kids and teens fifth grade and up. BasaltLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : December 21, 7:30PM
Thunder River Theatre

Thunder River Theatre Company in downtown Carbondale presents "Home for the Holidays," a heartwarming, family-friendly wintertime cabaret featuring Aspen Valley’s aspiring college-age stars December 21 through 23. Directed by Nina Gabianelli and Music Directed by David Dyer. Tickets and details are available at 970.963.8200.

EVENT DATE : December 31, 6:00PM
Snowmass Base Village

New Year’s Eve in Snowmass is a festival of light. At 6 p.m., experience the spectacle of a traditional torchlight parade: Skiers and snowboarders ages eight and up are invited to join in the fun. Later in the evening, at 10 p.m., take in the sight of fireworks illuminating the sky and slopes. GoSnowmass.com

EVENT DATE : December 31, 8:00PM
Thunder River Theatre

Get out your sparkles and New Year's attire! TRTC's Diva Cabaret presents Crystal Palace Performers for a legendary one-night-only New Year's Eve Spectacular. Tickets and tables are available for two separate performances at 8 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. Call 970.963.8200 for details.