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12 DAYS OF ASPEN
DECEMBER 20-31, 2016     

 


2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 

(as of 12/9/16)

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DEC

Time

Event

     
TUES 20    
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org 

 
  10am-12pm FREE! Holiday Arts & Crafts | Red Brick Center for the Arts
970.429.2777 or www.aspenart.org
 
  10:30am FREE! Baby Storytime | Pitkin County Library
Baby Storytime is for ages 0-24 months with “Stay and Play” following.
970.429.1925 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  2-4pm
FREE! Family Skating Party | CP Burger, Silver Circle Ice Rink (across from Ruby Park)
Free skating and rentals, delicious CP Burger Specials.
970.925.3056 or www.cpburger.com
 
  3 & 4:30pm
Holiday Gift Making | St. Regis Resort, The Aspen Room 
Children create a special gift for their parents in the Aspen Room, ranging from a handmade accessory to a scrub inspired by Reméde Spa. No peeking, mom and dad-children only in the secret workshop! Reservations are recommended and can be booked online.
$30 per child to make one gift, $40 per child to make two. Open to the community.
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/ 
 
  4-6pm FREE! Old Fashioned Caroling and Cookie Exchange | Aspen Historical Society, Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Bring Cookies, eat cookies and take cookies home! The traditional cookie exchange will be paired with holiday caroling in the museum’s main room, and hot chocolate and toddies will be served.
970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org  
 
     

WEDS
21

   
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  10:15am FREE! Holiday Preschool Storytime with Jane Jenkins | Pitkin County Library
A half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes for children 3-5 years old.
970.429.1952 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  11am FREE! Holiday Toddler Storytime with Jane Jenkins | Pitkin County Library
A half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes for children 2 – early 3-year-olds.
970.429.1952 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  11am-5pm FREE! 5 LED Light Bulbs: Happy Holidays from the Aspen Energy Challenge | City Hall, Second Floor
Take the Aspen Energy Challenge year-end survey at AspenEnergyChallenge.com and pick up a gift of 5 free LED light bulbs!
970.429.1969 or www.energysmartcolorado.com/aspenenergychallenge/
 
  12-4pm FREE! Visit Santa and his LIVE Reindeer with Hot Chocolate & Cookies | Cooper Ave. Mall
(*Santa’s visit will be from 1-2pm)
Aspen Chamber Resort Association
970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org
 
  1-1:30pm FREE! Aspen Skating Club Holiday Exhibition | Silver Circle Ice Rink
Join the Aspen Skating Club as their young stars perform a special holiday exhibition.
www.aspenfigureskatingclub.com
 
  2:30-4pm FREE! Create Your Own Lift Ticket | Aspen Art Museum
Each year, the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Company commission an artist to produce artworks that are used on the winter season lift tickets. In this “Create Your Own Lift Ticket” workshop, kids and families are invited to respond to these designs by creating a personal lift ticket with the help of AAM educators over winter treats.
970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  3 & 4:30pm Design Your Own Gift Wrap | St. Regis Resort
Create your own gift wrap at this workshop hosted by Anderson Ranch.
All ages welcome, open to the community.
$10 per child. 
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/ 
 
  4pm FREE! Local Vocals Victorian Carolers | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  6:30pm 25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings-Reception & Opening Night | Wheeler Opera House
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
7:30pm Screening of LA LA Land 
General Admission $20 /Members $15
970.925.6882 or 
www.aspenfilm.org
 
     
THURS 22    
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.

970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.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 per child. 
970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
 
  1-3:30pm FREE! Cooking Decorating and Visit from Santa Claus | Hotel Jerome
970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  3-5pm FREE! WINTERCRAFT | The Limelight Hotel
Warm up and celebrate the holiday cheer with hot chocolate, cookies and fantastical winter-themed art projects. Make your own mini skiers, wooden snowflakes and marshmallow snowmen-fun for the whole family!
970.300.7442 or www.limelighthotels.com 
 
  3, 5:30
& 8:15pm
25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
3pm Screening: Julieta
5:30pm Screening: Gleason
8:15pm Screening: Lion
General Admission $20/Members $15.

970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3-5:30pm Carriage Ride with Santa Claus | St. Regis Resort
Families can sign up for a special carriage ride around the town of Aspen with Santa Claus!
Reservations are required as space is very limited!$10 per person. Open to the community.

970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/ 
 
  3-7pm 12 Days of Après – ‘Ugly Sweater’ Après | Sky Hotel, 39 Degrees
970.925.6760 or www.theskyhotel.com 
 
  4pm FREE! Local Vocals Victorian Carolers | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  7 & 9:15pm Jamie Davis with the James Horowitz Trio “Nat Cole Christmas”| JAS Café at The Cooking School of Aspen
Swinging & jazzy night of Nat King Cole’s Classic Christmas hits, jazz standards and blues.
970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
 
     
FRI
23
   
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.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 per child.
970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
 
  12, 3
& 8:15pm
25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
Noon Screening: Shorts Program
3pm Screening: Toni Erdmann
8:15pm Screening: Jackie 
General Admission $20 /Members $15. 

970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3-5:30pm Carriage Ride with Santa Claus | St. Regis Resort
Families can sign up for a special carriage ride around the town of Aspen with Santa Claus!
Reservations are required as space is very limited!
$10 per person. Open to the community.
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/ 
 
  4pm FREE! Local Vocals Victorian Carolers | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  4-6pm Santa Paws Yappy Hour | Sky Hotel
A pet friendly happy hour! 
970.925.6760 or www.theskyhotel.com 
 
  6pm FREE! Santa’s Fire Truck Sleigh Tour | Aspen Fire Department, downtown
Come watch as the Aspen Fire Department escorts Santa Claus through downtown Aspen!
970.925.5532 or www.aspenfire.com
 
  6:30pm Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol | Wheeler Opera House
Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with a brand new adaptation of Dickens’ ever-popular classic,
A Christmas Carol! This powerful and festive story, filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment, has enchanted audiences the world over with its humble message of holiday joy.
970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  7 & 9:15pm Jamie Davis with the James Horowitz Trio “Nat Cole Christmas” |JAS Café at The Cooking School of Aspen
Swinging & jazzy night of Nat King Cole’s Classic Christmas hits, jazz standards and blues.
970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
 
  7:30pm Winter Film Series with Jon Busch | Pitkin County Library Cinema
Join Jon Busch at the Library Cinema for his winter film selections!
$8 per person
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
     
SAT
24
   
  4pm FREE! Local Vocals Victorian Carolers | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  4:45-5pm Hanukkah | St. Regis Resort
Rabbi Mendel Mintz will kindle the lights of the Menorah in the lobby and recite the traditional Jewish blessings over the candles.
This is FREE to attend and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/events
 
  5:30-6:30pm Holiday Stocking Decorating | St. Regis Resort, the Aspen Room
Prepare to hang (& decorate) your stocking in the Aspen Room. Reservations are recommended.
Open to the community. $30 per child.
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
  6-10pm  Christmas Eve Dinner | The Little Nell Hotel, element 47
Executive Chef Matt Zubrod will prepare a 4-course prix fixe menu, featuring caviar to start,
roasted duck for a main entrée, savory sides, and an optional truffle tasting.

$247++/guest with a $125 wine pairing option. $47++/child.
Reservations: 970.920.6330 or email: [email protected]
www.thelittlenell.com 
 
  7:30pm Winter Film Series with Jon Busch | Pitkin County Library Cinema
Join Jon Busch at the Library Cinema for his winter film selections!
$8 per person
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
     

SUN    25

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ACRA!

  12-4pm FREE! 12 Days of Aspen Holiday Giveaway | Aspen Chamber Guest Pavilion on the Cooper Ave. Mall
Aspen Chamber Resort Association
970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org            
 
  4:45-5pm Hanukkah | St. Regis Resort
Rabbi Mendel Mintz will kindle the lights of the Menorah in the lobby and recite the traditional Jewish blessings over the candles.
This is FREE to attend and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/ 
 
  6 -10pm Christmas Day Dinner | The Little Nell Hotel, element 47
Executive Chef Matt Zubrod will prepare a 4-course prix fixe menu, featuring caviar to start, roasted duck for a main entrée, savory sides, and an optional truffle tasting.
$247++/guest with a $125 wine pairing option. $47++/child.
Reservations: 970.920.6330 or email: [email protected]
www.thelittlenell.com 
 
  6 -10pm Christmas Dinner | The Little Nell Hotel, Ajax Tavern
Sit back, relax and enjoy an enchanting Christmas dinner at Ajax Tavern. This prix fixe menu includes all holiday favorites in a casual, family environment.
$95++/guest with a $50 wine pairing option. $35++/child.
Reservations: 970.920.6334 or email: [email protected]
www.thelittlenell.com 
 
  6:30pm The Ten Tenors Home for the Holidays | Wheeler Opera House
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with international singing sensation The Ten Tenors? Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate. Join Australia’s rock stars of the opera as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites.
970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  7:30pm Winter Film Series with Jon Busch | Pitkin County Library Cinema
Join Jon Busch at the Library Cinema for his winter film selections!
$8 per person
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
     
   

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

     

MON   26

 

 

  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY
 
FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  9am-1pm Winter Workshop: Build Your Own Art Snowman | Aspen Art Museum
This winter break, the museum offers a week of concurrent workshops for 4–5 year olds and 6–10 year olds to take inspiration from artists whose work is on view at the museum. Each day tackles a new creative challenge, winter activities, and a chance to play through art making. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $28 Members/$30 nonmembers per class.
970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  3, 5:30
& 8:15pm
25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
3pm Screening: Sing
5:30pm Screening: Hidden Figures
8:15pm Screening: Moonlight 
General Admission $20 /Members $15.

970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3 & 4:30pm Hanukkah Crafts | St. Regis Resort, the Aspen Room
Children are invited to the Aspen Room, where we celebrate the traditions of Hanukkah with crafts inspired by the Festival of Lights. Open to the community. $10 per child.
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
  4:45-5pm     Hanukkah | St. Regis Resort
Rabbi Mendel Mintz will kindle the lights of the Menorah in the lobby and recite the traditional Jewish blessings over the candles.
This is FREE to attend and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/ 
 
  7pm FREE! ACES Astronomy Night: Stars & the Modern Calendar | ACES at Hallam Lake
Join ACES and Aspen High School Astronomy Club member Ricky Wojcik at Hallam Lake to look up and learn about the night sky! This special holiday astronomy event will begin with a 15-minute lesson covering basic astronomy concepts. We’ll discuss the Zodiacs, which play an important role in the night sky and in the human calendars of the past and present, the connections with leap years, solstices and seasonal equinox. After the mini lecture, we will gather outside for guided stargazing on the preserve.
RSVP required-space limited to 50 people.
970.925.5756 or RSVP at www.aspennature.org 
 
     
TUES  27    
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org  
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  9am-1pm Winter Workshop: Poetry and Punch Lines | Aspen Art Museum
This winter break, the museum offers a week of concurrent workshops for 4–5 year olds and 6–10 year olds to take inspiration from artists whose work is on view at the museum. Each day tackles a new creative challenge, winter activities, and a chance to play through art making. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $28 Members/$30 nonmembers per class.
970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  10:30am FREE! Baby Storytime | Pitkin County Library
Baby Storytime is for ages 0-24 months with “Stay and Play” following.
970.429.1925 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  3, 5:15
& 8:15pm
25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
3pm Screening: Sand Storm
5:15pm Screening: Hell or High Water
8:15pm Screening: A Monster Calls 
General Admission $20 /Members $15.
970.925.6882 or 
www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3:30-6:30pm FREE! ACES Après: Holiday Open House | ACES at Hallam Lake
Join us at Hallam Lake in the heart of downtown Aspen to enjoy Aspen Center for Environmental Studies during the holidays! ACES holiday open house will include: guided snowshoe tours around the preserve, crafts for kids, hot drinks, wine, snacks and more! Come explore the center, learn about ACES and enjoy the warmth of a small bonfire with good company, in a beautiful setting! You won’t want to miss the early evening “air show” of waterfowl coming to spend the night at Hallam Lake!
970.925.5756 or RSVP at www.aspennature.org
 
  4:45-5pm Hanukkah | St. Regis Resort
Rabbi Mendel Mintz will kindle the lights of the Menorah in the lobby and recite the traditional Jewish blessings over the candles.
This is FREE to attend and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or  www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
     

WEDS
28

   
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org  
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  9am-1pm Winter Workshop: Mosaic Magic | Aspen Art Museum
This winter break, the museum offers a week of concurrent workshops for 4–5 year olds and 6–10 year olds to take inspiration from artists whose work is on view at the museum. Each day tackles a new creative challenge, winter activities, and a chance to play through art making. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $28 Members/$30 nonmembers per class.
970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  10:15am  FREE! Preschool Storytime | Pitkin County Library
A half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes for children 3-5 years old.
970.429.1952 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  11am FREE! Toddler Storytime | Pitkin County Library
A half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes for children 2 – early 3-year-olds.
970.429.1952 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  12, 3 & 8pm 25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
12pm Screening: Elle
3pm Screening: Loving
8pm Screening: Deepwater Horizon 
General Admission $20 /Members $15
970.925.6882 or 
www.aspenfilm.org
 
  1-3pm FREE! Make Your Own S’mores | Cooper Ave. Mall Fire Pit
Aspen Chamber Resort Association
970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org
 
  3:30 & 7:30pm  The Beach Boys | Wheeler Opera House
A staple of the 1960’s surf sound era of music, the Grammy Award-winning group The Beach Boys is known for such legendary hits as “Good Vibrations,” “I Get Around” and “Surfin’ U.S.A.” The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago.
970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  4-8pm FREE! Holiday Open House | Red Brick Center for the Arts
Welcome new resident artists Tammie Lane and Mindy Vernon along with Nancy Kullgren, Kate Flynn, Michael Bonds, Lorraine Davis, and other resident artists in a special holiday studio sale. Celebrate the season with new artwork sold directly from the artists at the Redbrick Center for the Arts. With paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography and prints...there is something for everyone!
 
  4:45-5pm Hanukkah | St. Regis Resort
Rabbi Mendel Mintz will kindle the lights of the Menorah in the lobby and recite the traditional Jewish blessings over the candles.
This is FREE to attend and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or  www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
     
THURS
29
   
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  9am-1pm Winter Workshop: Gestures and Technology | Aspen Art Museum
This winter break, the museum offers a week of concurrent workshops for 4–5 year olds and 6–10 year olds to take inspiration from artists whose work is on view at the museum. Each day tackles a new creative challenge, winter activities, and a chance to play through art making. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $28 Members/$30 nonmembers per class.
970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  12, 3 & 8pm 25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
12pm Screening: I Am Not Your Negro
3pm Screening: Nocturnal Animals
8pm Screening: Fences 
General Admission $20 /Members $15.
970.925.6882 or 
www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3:30-4:30pm FREE! Author Jill Sheeley’s Fraser Storytelling, Cookies & Cocoa | Hotel Jerome, Lobby
970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  4:30 & 7:30pm Adam Trent: The Next Generation of Magic | Wheeler Opera House
Broadway and TV star Adam Trent exemplifies a new generation of magic. Described as Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield, his audience-interactive performances are part magic, part concert, and part standup comedy, with a fast paced variety necessary for today’s theater audience.
970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  4:45-5pm Hanukkah | St. Regis Resort
Rabbi Mendel Mintz will kindle the lights of the Menorah in the lobby and recite the traditional Jewish blessings over the candles.
This is FREE to attend and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or  www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
  7 & 9:15pm Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | JAS Café at The Cooking School of Aspen
An evening of R&B, Soul & Funk
970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
 
     
FRI
30
   
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  9am-1pm Winter Workshop: Freedom Piece | Aspen Art Museum
This winter break, the museum offers a week of concurrent workshops for 4–5 year olds and 6–10 year olds to take inspiration from artists whose work is on view at the museum. Each day tackles a new creative challenge, winter activities, and a chance to play through art making. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $28 Members/$30 nonmembers per class.
970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  9am-3pm AVSC Audi AJAX Cup | Aspen Mountain, Little Nell Run & Gondola Plaza
The Audi Ajax Cup is Aspen’s signature winter event. Skiers compete in teams in a dual Giant Slalom race, duking it out for the famed Gorsuch Cup. Each team is paired with a pro skier; this year’s pros include: Daron Rahlves, AJ Kitt, Thomas Vonn, Erik Schlopy, Marco Sullivan and Kyle Rassmussen. Come watch what is sure to be an action-packed-event! This event is FREE to spectators. Team race entries benefit the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club.
970.205.5107 or www.teamavsc.org
 
  3, 5:30
& 8pm
25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
3pm Screening: Neruda
5:30pm Screening: Paterson
8pm Screening: Manchester by the Sea 
General Admission $20 /Members $15.

970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  4:45-5pm Hanukkah | St. Regis Resort
Rabbi Mendel Mintz will kindle the lights of the Menorah in the lobby and recite the traditional Jewish blessings over the candles.
This is FREE to attend and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or  www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
  7pm FREE! Movie at the Museum: Eva Hesse | Aspen Art Museum 
Eva Hesse (1936–1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. This is the first feature-length documentary of her life and work, and draws on Hesse’s journals and her correspondence Sol LeWitt, as well as archival interviews with fellow artists.
920.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  7 & 9:15pm Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | JAS Café at The Cooking School of Aspen
An evening of R&B, Soul & Funk
970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
 
     
SAT
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  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each nonperishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Find Dewey, the Library Elf | Pitkin County Library
Look for Dewey, the Library Elf, in a new spot each day. Find him six different times and win a prize!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  4:45-5pm Hanukkah | St. Regis Resort
Rabbi Mendel Mintz will kindle the lights of the Menorah in the lobby and recite the traditional Jewish blessings over the candles.
This is FREE to attend and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or  www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
  5pm-2am New Year’s Eve Celebration | St. Regis Resort, Shadow Mountain Lodge
Celebrate NYE with a live DJ, cocktail service by Shadow Mountain Lounge Bar and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight with a premier view of the Aspen Mountain fireworks.
No cover charge and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or  www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
  6-10pm New Year’s Eve Dinner | The Little Nell Hotel, element 47
Executive Chef Matt Zubrod will prepare a sensational 4-course prix fixe menu featuring New American cuisine. $395++/guest.
Reservations: 970.920.6330 or Email: [email protected] 
 
  6-10pm New Year’s Eve Dinner | The Little Nell Hotel, Ajax Tavern
Secure 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. $250++/guest for each seating. Includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot per person.
Reservations: 970.920.6334 or Email: [email protected]
 
  7:30pm Winter Film Series with Jon Busch | Pitkin County Library Cinema
Join Jon Busch at the Library Cinema for his winter film selections!
$8 per person
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  8pm New Year’s Eve at the Wheeler Featuring the Doo Wop Project | Wheeler Opera House
Featuring current and former starts of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, and their hot band, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely re-imagine—some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. A perfect way to ring in the New Year!
970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  8pm The Sky Hotel New Year’s Eve Celebration | Sky Hotel

Different ticket packages available for purchase. 

970.925.6760 or www.theskyhotel.com 
 
  8pm -12am FREE! Bonfire and DJ | Wagner Park
City of Aspen
970.429.2093 or www.cityofaspen.com
 
  8pm & 12am FREE! Fireworks | Over Aspen Mountain
City of Aspen
970.429.2093 or www.cityofaspen.com
 
  8pm & 12am Fireworks in the Courtyard | St. Regis Resort
Cozy up next to the fire with a cocktail and blanket while you gaze up at the gorgeous mountainside.
Ring in 2017 with the midnight fireworks display.
No cover charge and open to the community.
970.429.7373 or www.stregisaspen.com/festive/
 
  9pm-1am Aspen Film’s Casino Royal New Year's Eve Bash! | St. Regis Resort
Aspen Film Presents their 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Casino Royale Bash – an evening of wining, dining, dancing and gaming! Ticket prices vary.
970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  10pm-1:30am The Dom Perignon Party | The Little Nell Hotel
Ring in 2017 at Aspen’s premier party this New Year’s Eve with bottomless Dom Perignon, Belvedere cocktails and an open bar, along with food stations replenished throughout the night. Electric Violinist Kat V and DJ Lexey will get the crowd on their feet in Chair 9, Josefina Mendez Jazz Trio will perform in element 47’s sleek lounge, and DJ Cyn will spin in the Grand Salon with a live act. Fireworks display over Aspen Mountain at midnight. Ages 21+. $495++/person. Reserved seating for up to eight guests with private butler service is available for $10,000/group.
Tickets available online at www.thelittlenell.com
 
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