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12 DAYS OF ASPEN
DECEMBER 20-31, 2015     

 


2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 

(as of 12/21/15)

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DEC

Time

Event

     
SUN 20    
  2-4pm FREE! Family Skating Party  |  CP Burger, Silver Circle Ice Rink
Free skating and rentals, delicious CP Burger specials
970.925.3056 or cpburger.com/menus
 

 

3pm

FREE! Literature Out Loud (Storytime for Adults) "A Winter's Tale" | Explore Booksellers
Sponsored by the Pitkin County Library
970.429.1900 or pitcolib.org;  970.925.5336 or explorebooksellers.com/
 

 

3-5pm

Craft your own Holiday Ornament |St. Regis Aspen Resort, the Aspen Room
$10 per child, reservations recommended
970.429.7373 or stregisaspen.com           
 

  3-7pm

12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink| Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/
 

  8:30pm
Kevin Smith | Harris Concert Hall (venue change from Wheeler Opera House)
Yes, THAT Kevin Smith: writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director.  Tickets $35-$45
970.920.5770 or wheeleroperahouse.com 
 

 

 

 

MON 21    

 

12pm

FREE! French Chat for Adults | Pitkin County Library
Held at the library’s temporary location at the Old Power House, 590 N. Mill Street
970.429.1900 or pitcolib.org
 

  12-4pm

FREE! Visit Santa’s Live Reindeer and FREE Hot Chocolate & Cookies | Cooper Avenue Mall
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 970.925.1940 or aspenchamber.org
 

  1pm FREE! Holiday on Ice Skating Exhibition by the Aspen Skating Club | Silver Circle Ice Rink

 

  3-7pm 12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink| Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/

 

 

4pm

FREE! Local Vocals Victorian Carolers | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com/

 

 

 

TUES 22    

 

10:30am

FREE! Baby Storytime | Pitkin County Library
Held at the library's temporary location at the Old Power House, 590 N. Mill Street
970.429.1900 or pitcolib.org
 

 

10am-12pm

FREE! Holiday Card-Making | Red Brick Center for the Arts
970.429.2777 or aspenart.org
 

  1-4pm FREE! Cookie Decorating and visit from Santa Claus : (Santa visits 1-3:15pm) | Hotel Jerome
Local Vocal Victorian Carolers to follow in the Main Lobby
970.920.1000 or hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com

 

 

3-5pm

Holiday Stocking Decorating | St. Regis Aspen Resort, the Aspen Room
$30 per child, reservations recommended
970.920.3300 or stregisaspen.com
 

 

3-7pm

12 Days of Après - “Ugly Sweater” Après | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Prizes for best/worst sweater.  Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a Lift Up can food drive.  We would especially like to encourage those attending our “Ugly Sweater” Après to bring a can of food to be donated upon admission to LIFT-UP.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/
 

 

4pm

FREE! Local Vocals Victorian Carolers | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 

  4-6pm FREE! Old Fashioned Caroling and Cookie Exchange | Aspen Historical Society, Wheeler/Stallard Museum Holiday Caroling 4-5pm followed by traditional cookie exchange
970.925.3721 or aspenhistory.org
 
  5:30-7pm 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screenings Opening Reception |Harris Concert Hall
Complimentary and open to the public
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings  
 
  7:30pm 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening: SPOTLIGHT |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings  
     
WED 23    

 

Various

FREE! Holiday Programs | Pitkin County Library
Held at the library's temporary location at the Old Power House, 590 N. Mill Street
10:15am               Preschool Storytime (3-5 year olds)
11am                     Toddler Storytime (2-3 year olds)
2:30-3:30pm       Make a snack for Santa’s reindeer (for elementary school children)
970.429.1900 or pitcolib.org
 

 

10:30-11:30am

Teddy Bear Story Hour | Aspen Historical Society, Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Celebrate the holidays with classic tales from around the world. $3/child
970.925.3721 or aspenhistory.org
 

  12-7pm 12 Days to COVET Featuring Jacquie Aiche  | COVET bright & shiny things
Jewelry designer
970.920.0000 or covetaspen.com/
 
  1-3pm FREE! Cookies & Cocoa with Aspen Police Dept. & Pitkin Co. Sherriff's Office| Cooper Ave. Mall, Corner of Galena and Cooper, 970.920.5400

 

  2:30-4pm FREE! Create Your Own Lift Ticket  |  Aspen Art Museum
Since 2005, the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company have collaborated to bring contemporary art to audiences in unexpected places. Each year, an artist is commissioned to produce artworks that are used on lift tickets for the winter season.  Create Your Own Lift Ticket workshops for kids and families to respond to these designs by creating a personal lift ticket with the help of AAM educators.
970.925.8050 or aspenartmuseum.org

 

  3-5pm Art of Gingerbread House Design | St. Regis Resort, the Aspen Room
$30 per child, reservations recommended
970.920.3300 or stregisaspen.com

 

  3-7pm 12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/

 

 

4-6pm

Santa Paws Yappy Hour | Sky Hotel Lobby
A pet friendly happy hour, donations benefit Lucky Day Animal Rescue luckydayrescue.org
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com
 

  4pm FREE! Local Vocals Victorian Carolers | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  5:30pm 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening: SUFFRAGETTE |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings
 
 

8pm

 

24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening: 45 YEARS |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings

 

 

 

THURS 24    

 

10:30-11:30am 

Teddy Bear Story Hour | Aspen Historical Society, Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Celebrate the holidays with classic tales from around the world.  $3/child
970.925.3721 or aspenhistory.org
 

  4pm FREE! Local Vocals Victorian Carolers | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com

 

 

3-7pm

12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/

 

 

 

FRI     25

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ACRA!

  12-4pm FREE! 12 Days of Aspen Ornament |  Aspen Chamber Guest Pavilion the Cooper Avenue Mall
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 970.925.1940 or aspenchamber.org

 

  3-7pm 12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/

 

   

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON HOLIDAY DINING AND RELIGIOUS SERVICES,      CLICK HERE

 

 

 

SAT   26

 

 

  2pm FREE! 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy "Milk Cookies and a Movie" Reception  |Harris Concert Hall
 
  3pm FREE! 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening : SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE|Harris Concert Hall
ALL KIDS WELCOME; An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings
 
  3-7pm
 
12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/
 
  3:30-6:30pm       FREE! ACES Après: Holiday Open House | Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Hallam Lake
Visit Hallam Lake in the heart of downtown Aspen to enjoy ACES during the holidays! ACES Boxing Day open house features light hors d’oeuvres, hot drinks, beer and wine, kids’ crafts, guided snowshoe tours around the preserve and more! Don't miss the early evening "air show" of waterfowl coming to spend the night at Hallam Lake, explore the center, learn about ACES and enjoy the warmth of a small bonfire, the pleasure of good company and the beautiful setting of Hallam Lake. Sponsored by Aspen Square.
RSVP at 970.925.5756 or aspennature.org 

 

 

5pm

Mark Townsend’s “The World of Magic” Family Magic Show | Aspen Chapel
Mark Townsend is an internationally recognized magician, as well as being a priest.  The Aspen Chapel is delighted to bring him to Aspen over the Holidays for this special Magic show.  Tickets: $10 Youth / $15 Adult / $20 at door, aspenchapel.org   
970.925.7184 or [email protected]
 

  5:30pm
24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening : THE END OF THE TOUR|Harris Concert Hall
ALL KIDS WELCOME; An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings
 

 

8:15pm

24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening : CONCUSSION|Harris Concert Hall
ALL KIDS WELCOME; An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings

     
SUN  27    
  12-7pm 12 Days to COVET Featuring Lees Pearson  | COVET bright & shiny things
Local aspen handbag and accessories designer to be in house
970.920.0000 or covetaspen.com/
 
  3-7pm 12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/

 

 

5pm

24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening: WHERE TO INVADE NEXT |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings 
 

 

8pm

24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening: BRIDGE OF SPIES |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings 

     
MON 28    
  1-3pm FREE! Make Your Own S’mores | Cooper Avenue Mall Fire Pit
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org

 

 

3-7pm

12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/
 

  6:30pm THE NOW | Aspen Art Museum
The Aspen Art Museum invites you to experience THE NOW 2015, an evening of world-class dining, dancing, contemporary art, and live and silent auctions.
970.925.8050 or [email protected]

 

 

3pm

24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening:  LOVE & MERCY |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings 
 

 

5:30pm

24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening : ROOM |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings 
 

  8:30pm
 

24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening :TRUMBO |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings 
 

     
TUES 29    

 

9:30am–12pm

Children’s Winter Workshops | Aspen Art Museum
Designed for children ages 4–10 to explore contemporary art, tailored to the students to gather inspiration from time spent in the galleries. Can be a stand-alone class or three-day workshop.
Members: $28 per class, non-members: $30 per class, Dec. 29-31
970.925.8050 or aspenartmuseum.org
 

  10:30am FREE! Baby Storytime | Pitkin County Library
Held at the library's temporary location at the Old Power House, 590 N. Mill Street
970.429.1900 or pitcolib.org

 

  12-7pm 12 Days to COVET Featuring Maria Lightfoot  | COVET bright & shiny things
Jewelry designer to be in house
970.920.0000 or covetaspen.com/
 
  3pm 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screenings : 99 HOMES |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings
 

 

3-7pm

12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/
 

  3:30-4:30pm FREE! Author Jill Sheeley Fraser Story Telling, Cookies & Cocoa | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com

 

  5:30pm 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening: Private screening of THE DANISH GIRL
(Aspen Film REEL PEOPLE members only)
 |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings

 

  8:15pm 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening : AMY |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings
     
WED 30    
  9:30am–12pm Children’s Winter Workshops | Aspen Art Museum
Designed for children ages 4–10 to explore contemporary art, tailored to the students to gather inspiration from time spent in the galleries. Can be a stand-alone class or three-day workshop.
Members: $28 per class, non-members: $30 per class, Dec. 29-31
970.925.8050 or aspenartmuseum.org

 

 

10am

The Audi Ajax Cup to benefit AVSC | Aspen Mountain, Little Nell Run
10am race begins, 1:30pm finals, followed by Après ski party
970.205.5107 or teamavsc.org
 

 

Various

FREE! Storytimes and Film | Pitkin County Library
Held at the library's temporary location at the Old Power House, 590 N. Mill Street
10:15am                Preschool Storytime (3-5 year olds)
11am                       Toddler Storytime (2-3 year olds)
1-2:30pm              Holiday family film (for elementary school children)
970.429.1900 or pitcolib.org
 

  12-7pm 12 Days to COVET Featuring Maria Lightfoot  | COVET bright & shiny things
Jewelry designer to be in house
970.920.0000 or covetaspen.com/
 
  3-7pm 12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/
 
  3pm 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening : BEST OF ENEMIES |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings
 
  5:30pm
 
24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening : MUSTANG |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings
 
  8:15pm
 
24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screening : SICARIO |Harris Concert Hall
An Aspen holiday tradition to catch up on the best films of the year
970.920.5770 or aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/academy-screenings
 
     
THURS 31    
  9:30am–12pm Children’s Winter Workshops | Aspen Art Museum
Designed for children ages 4–10 to explore contemporary art, tailored to the students to gather inspiration from time spent in the galleries. Can be a stand-alone class or three-day workshop.
Members: $28 per class, non-members: $30 per class, Dec. 29-31
970.925.8050 or aspenartmuseum.org

 

  3-7pm 12 Days of Après Featuring Specialty Drink | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
Throughout the duration of the 12 Days of Aspen we will be hosting a LIFT-UP canned food drive.
970.925.6760 or www.theskyhotel.com; liftup.org/food-drive-information/

 

  5pm-2am FREE! New Year’s Eve Celebration | The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Shadow Mountain Lounge
Live DJ, cocktail service and complimentary champagne toast at midnight
970.920.3300 or stregisaspen.com

 

  6-8:30pm New Year’s Eve Celebration | Aspen Art Museum
Fine wine, excellent food, art activities for the whole family and the best view of the fireworks in Aspen
970.925.8050 or aspenartmuseum.org

 

  6 & 9pm The Hotel Jerome | Prospect
Seafood display and choice of entree for $175 pp, 2 seatings
970.920.0000 or hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com/dining/special-dining-events/
 
  6-10pm Ajax Tavern | The Little Nell
 Snag the best seats in Aspen to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks shows at 8pm or midnight. A special 3-course prix fixe dinner is offered with an early seating if you'd like to be finished by 8:30pm, otherwise settle in for dinner and a fireworks show with the late seating.
 Early seating: $195++/guest, Late seating: $250 pp
 970.920.6334 or thelittlenell.com/ajax-tavern
 
  6-10pm Element 47 | The Little Nell
 Join us for an extravagant meal at Aspen's most chic place to dine. Executive Chef Matt Zubrod is serving a festive 4-course prix fixe menu featuring New American cuisine.
 $395++/guest.
 970.920.6330 or www.thelittlenell.com/aspen-experience/events
 
  5:30 & 9pm

L'Hostaria Ristorante
 First Seating 5:30pm-6:30pm - Regular Menu
 Second seating 9pm & 9:30pm - 3 Course Menu - $250/person in the dining room, $190/person at the bar.  9:45 live music provided by Live To Tell
970.925.9022 or www.hostaria.com
 

  6-11pm Trecento Quindici Decano | St. Regis Aspen
 6pm-11pm - New Year’s Eve Family Buffet. Featuring a 315 Champagne for adults and New Year's party favors. Reservations are highly recommended.
 Adults $105, Children $45
 970.429.7373 www.stregisaspen.com
 
  7pm A Fear and Loathing New Years Eve | The Sky Hotel
New Years Eve event inspired by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  Live entertainment, gambling, and a midnight champagne toast. VIP entrance begins at 7:00 PM and includes reserved all-night seating, deluxe hors d'oeuvres and dinner buffet, and complimentary champagne bottle for the table. VIP tickets begin at $475.00. General Admission entrance begins at 10:00 PM and tickets begin at $250.00. theskyhotel.com
 

 

8pm -12am

FREE! Bonfire and DJ | City of Aspen  | Wagner Park
City of Aspen 970.429.2093 www.cityofaspen.com or www.aspenrecreation.com
 

  8pm &12am FREE! Fireworks | City of Aspen  | Over Aspen Mountain
City of Aspen 970.429.2093 www.cityofaspen.com or www.aspenrecreation.com
 
    Slambovian Circus of Dreams, New Year’s Eve Celebration | Wheeler Opera House
Cancelled due to delayed Wheeler Grand Re-Opening celebration, now January 8-10, 2016.
970.920.5770 or wheeleroperahouse.com 

 

 

10pm-1:30am

The Dom Pérignon Party | The Little Nell Hotel
Ring in New Year’s 2016 at The Nell, Aspen’s “it party” of the holiday season. The exclusive celebration takes place throughout Chair 9, the living room and element 47’s bar and outdoor lounge. Access includes bottomless Dom Pérignon, an open bar, food stations replenished throughout the night and two musical acts from Elan Artists. The talented Los Angeles-based band, Project M, will get the crowd on their feet with rock, pop, Motown and more in Chair 9, while violinist Katarina Visnevska and a DJ will perform together. The party goes from 10pm-1:30am with a fireworks display over Aspen Mountain at midnight. $495/person. Reserved seating for up to eight guests with private butler service is available for $8,000/group. Ages 21 +, Ticket price is $600 after all fees taxes & gratuity.
970.920.6330 or thelittlenell.com/aspen-experience/events/nye-party
 

  9pm-1am Midnight Masquerade Ball with Susan Sarandon and Friends  |
The St. Regis Aspen Resort
 Celebrate 2016 in style at Aspen's most exclusive New Year's Eve bash: the Midnight Masquerade! Join Oscar Winners Susan Sarandon and Paul Haggis, star polo player Nacho Figueras and more for a four-course culinary experience by CHEF'S CLUB by FOOD&WINE, Billecart-Salmon Champagne, Open Bar, and an unforgettable musical performance by Grammy winners Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of ARCADE FIRE! And the best part? It's for a good cause. Proceeds benefit Artists for Peace and Justice, so your tickets are tax-deductible. Do good AND have fun under the stars with Aspen's finest at the gorgeous St Regis Hotel.  Limited tickets and tables still available.
Tickets: midnightmasquerade.splashthat.com 970.429.7373
 
    FOR ADDITIONAL NEW YEAR'S DINING AND EVENTS, CLICK HERE
     
   

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