Holiday Happenings

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Frontier Historical Society Museum will host a free holiday open house from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the museum located at 1001 Colorado Ave. Appetizers, hot cider, desserts and wine will be served. The museum has been decked out in Victorian-style finery and decorated with several unique Christmas trees. Tour the museum, enjoy holiday music, sample delicious food and drink and shop for holiday gifts in the gift shop.

For more information, call 945-4448.

The artists of S.A.W. (Studio for Arts and Works) will be showing new work for the holidays from Dec. 6-28.

The opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, to coincide with Carbondale’s First Friday. The studio is located across from Taipei Tokyo, off Highway 133.

Artists featured include Nancy Barbour (ceramics), Stanley Bell (paintings and drawings), Steven Colby (ceramics), Max Cooper (paintings), Kate Davenport (encaustic paintings), Anne Goldberg (ceramics) and KC Lockrem (mixed media paintings).

The Artstream Nomadic Gallery, in a renovated Airstream trailer, will be onsite during the opening, featuring the work of the S.A.W. ceramic artists along with that of Alleghany Meadows. The Artstream will also be onsite and open at S.A.W. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays until Christmas.

For more information, call 963-0201.

New Castle Recreation is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at the New Castle Community Center. Register online at or stop by the community center. Deadline for Registration is Dec. 12.

For more information, please call 984-3352.

Ancient Excursions is offering a special holiday excursion, providing area residents the opportunity to travel to Denver at the holidays without driving over the passes. A luxury bus will pick up at the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, returning clients to the same location the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Ancient Excursions will provide everything from a gourmet breakfast and movie en route to a matinee performance of “White Christmas” at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a plated dinner and accommodations at the Curtis Hotel, a tour of the holiday lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the choice on Sunday to get your holiday shopping done at the Cherry Creek Mall or to visit the Titanic Exhibition.

Call now for tickets; there are only a few seats left, and Ancient Excursions has recently reduced the cost of the trip.

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