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Holiday Happenings

A Lunch with Santa is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Adventure Park.

The park will close at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. Everything at the park will be closed on Christmas Day.

The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26 through Jan. 7, 2007.



On New Year’s Eve, the park and rides will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A “Toast at the Top” event will be held from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., including an elegant buffet, free champagne toast, cash bar and entertainment by The Dags.

Call 945-4228 for details on the above events or for other information.



The Glenwood Springs Chamber staff, board and ambassadors will host a holiday party from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Chamber. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails.

The Ladies Auxiliary Eagles Lodge #215 is hosting a Christmas Boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs. Bake sale and chili served throughout the day.

Enjoy the magic of a small-town Christmas celebration with spectacular lighting displays, holiday decorations, Mountain Harmony carolers, Santa and his reindeer, refreshments and holiday shopping. This year, Santa will make an early arrival with two of his reindeer from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 14, in downtown Glenwood Springs. Kids can take free reindeer cart rides and visit with Santa at Centennial Park, sponsored by Garfield County and Connie Lewis and Charles Willman Law Office.

Glenwood’s finest boutique stores present their first annual strolling fashion show. Each store will be paired with a downtown restaurant to offer appetizers, desserts and refreshments for the public’s enjoyment.

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Basalt High School. Tickets will be sold at the door and include a framed photo with Santa. Proceeds will benefit the Basalt High School boys soccer club, for their trip to England. For more information, contact 963-3145.

A Victorian Teddy Bear Giving Tree is placed in the center of the lobby of the Hotel Colorado as a sign of the hotel’s good will. Donations from guests, locals and hotel staff provide teddy bears that are placed on the tree. The bears and financial contributions are ultimately delivered to needy children.

The town of Carbondale Recreation Department, along with CCAH, invites kids and adults of all ages to light up downtown Carbondale and welcome Santa from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Fourth Street Plaza and Main Street. There will be free hot chocolate and cookies to keep you nice and warm.

The Symphony in the Valley in collaboration with the Danse Arts Theatre Company will present Dancing into Christmas, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec.1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Featured musicians will be Zac Milby, violin; Elise Helmke, harp; Ross Kribbs, violin; Paul Danker, vocal; and Debbie Dawson, vocal.

Featured dancers will be Laura Fautsko, Annie Harshman, Lindsay Hoffman, Alexandra Jerkunica, Anne-Marie Kelly, Carla Ober, Brandi Wittwer and Danielle Yost.

Get your Christmas pictures taken with Santa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Marble Community Church.

The Marble Community Church will be having Santa for Christmas photos with children, your pets or the young at heart. For more information call Mike or Darla at 928-0916.

A Procrastination Celebration Bazaar, luncheon and bake sale, designed for last-minute shoppers and procrastinating bakers, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the First United Methodist Church of Glenwood Springs.

Hungry shoppers can lunch on homemade soups, steaming hot corn bread, brownies or apple crisp, and a hot drink throughout bazaar hours. Browse the craft tables for special gifts, and purchase pies, cookies, cakes and jellies at the Holiday Bake Shop in Fellowship Hall.

The church is located on the corner of Ninth Street and Cooper Avenue. All bazaar proceeds will help fund the missions of the church. Questions answered at 945-6232.

Contact information: Linda Levy, 384-1438. If no answer, call Ann Phillips, 945-9772.

Heritage Park Care Center and Heritage Park Assisted Living ask that family and friends of our residents mark the date of Sunday, Dec. 3, on their calendars for the Heritage Park eighth annual holiday dinner. Conundrum Catering Companies and some of the valley’s top chefs will once again come together to help create this event, which will begin at 5 p.m. at Heritage Park, 1200 Village Road in Carbondale.

Volunteers are needed to assist with serving, and may contact Ronda or Susan at 963-1500 or EKS Events at 927-8808.

Children ages 1-6 are invited to a catered lunch and a visit from Santa from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9, at Carbondale Town Hall. Register for this event at the Carbondale Recreation Department by Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Join the Basalt community in celebrating this beautiful holiday season.

At 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Santa will arrive at the Basalt Library in Lions Park and will be available to hear wishes until 6 p.m. Matt Nieslanik’s horse-drawn wagon will offer rides through historic downtown Basalt. At 5 p.m., the Heritage Society will serve up $5 hot chili bowls, and the Lions Club will be serving free hot chocolate as the Basalt Middle School Band plays holiday favorites. The gingerbread-cookie-decorating workshop will take place in Wyly Community Arts located in Riverside Plaza.

At 5:30 p.m., the Peace Tree Lighting will take place.

There are many other festivities in Basalt throughout the holiday season.

Check http://www.basaltchamber.com for more information.


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