Holiday Happenings |

Holiday Happenings

Glenwood Springs: 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, Church of Christ, 0260 Soccerfield RoadSilt: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, Silt Community Center, 452 Grand Ave.Rifle: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, Garfield County FairgroundsParachute: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, Grand Valley Methodist Church, 132 Parachute Ave.

The Historic Hotel Colorado truly has one of the most impressive holiday displays in Colorado. Volunteers spent hundreds of hours designing and creating an enchanting wonderland that resonates through the halls of the entire hotel. A Victorian Teddy Bear Giving Tree is placed in the center of the lobby as a sign of the Hotels good will. Donations from guests, locals and Hotel staff provide Teddy Bears that are placed on the tree. At Christmas, the bears and financial contributions are delivered to needy children.The Christmas Day Holiday Buffet has been a tradition at the Hotel Colorado for more than 113 years. On Sunday, Dec. 25 serving from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Who will figure out who done it before the clock strikes midnight at the New Years Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre? Sleuths will enjoy this audience participation crime-solving performance, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31. Reservations are required. Call 970-945-6511 for all the events.

Church at Carbondale will hold its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Ministry Center, 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale.The Candlelight service will be followed by the Nativity At The Barn at 7 p.m. Directions to the barn: South on Highway 133 out of Carbondale, turn right at the fish hatchery & follow the star.Church at Carbondale will hold a Christmas Meditation service on Christmas Sunday at 9 am.Church at Carbondale will hold a New Year’s service at 9 a.m. January 1.

The Tri-Community Parishes of St. Brendan (Parachute), St. Mary (Rifle) and Sacred Heart (Silt) welcome everyone to join in the following celebrations of the Christmas season. Father Robert Hehn, Pastor, will preside at the Christmas Eve Masses at 4:30 p.m. at St. Brendan and 7 p.m. at St. Mary on Saturday, Dec. 24. Lorie Beattie Courier, choir director, and Linda Jenks Colby, parish pianist, will conduct the adult choir in a pre-Mass program of traditional Christmas music, including selections from The Messiah at 6:30 p.m. Christmas morning Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Rifle. Father Jim Fox will preside at the Misa En Espanol at 2 p.m. at St. Mary.New Year’s weekend Masses will be: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, St. Brendan, Parachute; 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Silt. New Years Day, Jan. 1, Mass will be celebrated at 8 and 10:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 2 p.m. at St. Mary, 671 Birch St., Rifle.

St. Johns Episcopal Church, First and Main in New Castle, will hold Christmas Eve Eucharist at 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 24.

The First United Methodist Church will have Christmas Eve services at 6 and 8 p.m.; and Christmas worship will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25.

Three holiday decorated homes in Apple Tree Park will receive an award for their decorating prowess. Organizers will view homes the evening of Friday, Dec. 23 to take pictures and award prizes to the winners. There is no charge to enter.The first place winner will receive $100 cash, second place winner will receive $50, and third place winner will receive $25.

Through Dec. 23, The UPS Store will offer customers the opportunity to purchase Toys for Tots donation cards for $1 each, with all proceeds supporting local Toys for Tots efforts. Additionally, the Basalt/El Jebel store is selling a limited-edition replica of The UPS Store/Toys for Tots No. 88 Ford race car, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots.

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