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12 DAYS OF ASPEN
    DECEMBER 20-31, 2017     

 


        2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS BELOW!

 

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(as of 11/20/17)

Printable Version Available Here. 

December 20

WEDS
​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 from your record.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org 
 
  10:15 a.m. FREE! Preschool Story time | Pitkin County Library
Enjoy a half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes.
Preschool story time is for ages 3-5 year-olds.
Free to attend.
970.429.1925 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  11 a.m.
FREE! Toddler Story time | Pitkin County Library
Enjoy a half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes for children 2 – early 3-year-olds.
970.429.1952 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others.
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3:30 &  4:30 p.m.  Holiday Gift Making | The St. Regis
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 & 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.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  8:30 p.m. LeAnn Rimes | Belly Up Aspen
LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 44 million albums, won two Grammy® Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient of a  Grammy Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win the "Best New Artist" category.
$ 70 General Admission / $200 Reserved.
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or www.bellyupaspen.com
 

December 21

THURS
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 from your record.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library 
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  10:30 a.m. Teddy Bear Story Hour | Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Celebrate the holidays with classic tales from around the world!
$3/child.
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
 
  12 - 3 p.m. Visit Santa's Winter Wonderland | Cooper Ave. Mall
Aspen Chamber Resort Association 
Join the Aspen Chamber for free hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit from Santa and his LIVE reindeer! 
Santa will be visiting for pictures from 1 - 2:30 p.m.! 
ACRA, 970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org  
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  1 p.m. Aspen Skating Club Holiday Exhibition | Silver Circle Ice Rink
Join the Aspen Skating Club as Aspen’s youth skaters perform to holiday music!
Free to attend.
Aspen Skating Club, aspensktingclub.com 
 
  3 - 5 p.m. Family Holiday Movie | Pitkin County Library
Celebrate the season with a FREE family film and popcorn!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  3 - 5:30 p.m. Carriage Ride with Santa & Mrs. Claus | The St. Regis
Explore Aspen from Santa’s sleigh. Sign your family up for a special carriage ride around the town with Santa Claus on the 21st and Mrs. Claus on the 22nd.
Open to the community; reservations required as space is limited. Sleigh ride departs from lobby entrance.
$30 per person.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  4 - 5:30 p.m. Winter Solstice Yoga Ritual w/ Live DJ | Aspen Shakti 
Celebrate the winter solstice in this signature Aspen experience! We will use this potent time of year to clear the old, set intentions for what’s to come and open ourselves to the beauty and wonder of the holiday season in Aspen! The experience will include yoga and guided meditation to clarify our intentions and directions in life all accompanied by Aspen Shakti’s resident DJ, DJ Bhakti Styler.
Class pricing information available online.
Aspen Shakti, 970.710.9695 or www.aspenshakti.com
 
  4 p.m. The Holiday Belltones | Hotel Jerome Lobby 
“The best way to spread cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!” Join the Hotel Jerome in the Lobby with local carolers, The Holiday Belltones!
Free to attend.
The Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or https://hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com/
 
  4 - 6 p.m. Holiday Cookie Exchange & Caroling | Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Bring cookie, eat cookies and take cookies home! The annual cookie exchange features holiday caroling in the museum, hot chocolate, toddies, and festive fun for all ages.
FREE to attend.
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
 
  7 & 9:15 p.m. Niki Haris w/ the James Horowitz Trio at the JAS Café | Cooking School of Aspen
Vocalist Niki Haris, daughter of legendary pianist Gene Harris, shares the same ebullient, swinging style, drenched in the sound of the blues. JAS President James Horowitz & His Trio accompany Niki in a tour of diverse standards old and new, blues and soul.
Tickets Required.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or jazzaspensnowmass.org 
 

December 22

FRI
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 from your record.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Present Wrapping Party | Pitkin County Library
Wrap your last-minute gifts! Bring your friends and make it a party! Supplies and refreshments provided.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  10:30 a.m.  Teddy Bear Story Hour | Aspen Historical Society, Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Celebrate the holidays with classic tales from around the world.
$3 per child. 
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium 
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  1 - 3:30 p.m. FREE! Cookie Decorating | Hotel Jerome, The Grand Ballroom 
The Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  1 - 3:30 p.m. FREE! Santa Visits Hotel Jerome | Library at Hotel Jerome
Santa Claus visits the Hotel Jerome!
The Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  3:30 & 4:30 p.m. Holiday Stocking Decorating | The St. Regis
Prepare to hang (and decorate) your socking in the Aspen Room.
Reservations are recommended. Open to the community.
$30 per child.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  3 - 5:30 p.m. Carriage Ride with Santa & Mrs. Claus | The St. Regis
Explore Aspen from Santa’s sleigh. Sign your family up for a special carriage ride around the town with Santa Claus on the 21st and Mrs. Claus on the 22nd.
Open to the community; reservations required as space is limited. Sleigh ride departs from lobby entrance.
$30 per person.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  4 p.m.  The Holiday Belltones | Hotel Jerome Lobby
“The best way to spread cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!” Join the Hotel Jerome in the Lobby with local carolers, The Holiday Belltones!
Free to attend.
The Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or https://hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com/
 
  7 & 9:15 p.m. Niki Haris w/ the James Horowitz Trio at the JAS Café | Cooking School of Aspen
Vocalist Niki Haris, daughter of legendary pianist Gene Harris, shares the same ebullient, swinging style, drenched in the sound of the blues. JAS President James Horowitz & His Trio accompany Niki in a tour of diverse standards old and new, blues and soul.
Tickets Required.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or jazzaspensnowmass.org
 
  7:30 p.m. Winter Film Series w/ Jon Busch | Pitkin County Library
Bring your friends to the Library film series with Jon Busch. Please visit the Library’s website for details.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 

December 23

SAT
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 from your record.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  10 a.m. Palm Tree Holiday Family Workshop | Aspen Art Museum
Family Workshops at the Aspen Art Museum are designed to provide children and adults free opportunities to explore the galleries and create works of art on their own. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together. In this special workshop, participants draw inspiration from Zoe Crosher’s installation on the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden to create a “Palm Tree Holiday.” All while enjoying free cookies and hot chocolate!
FREE to attend.
Aspen Art Museum, 970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  12 - 5 p.m. Sparkle Party | Aspen Shakti
A holiday happening of bright gems, champagne and gift ideas to spark and thrill!
Bubbles and glitter are on us!
Free to attend.
Aspen Shakti, 970.710.9695 or www.aspenshakti.com
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3:30 & 6:30 p.m. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage | Wheeler Opera House
Your Favorite Peanuts characters come to life in this all-new touring stage adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s class Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated television special – all set to Vince Guaraldi’s unforgettable music. Join the gang as they put on their own Christmas play and discover the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy!
Tickets: $35 Child / $55 Adult.
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  4 p.m. The Holiday Belltones | Hotel Jerome Lobby
“The best way to spread cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!” Join the Hotel Jerome in the Lobby with local carolers, The Holiday Belltones!
Free to attend.
The Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or https://hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com/
 
  7:30 p.m.  Winter Film Series w/ Jon Busch | Pitkin County Library
Bring your friends to the Library film series with Jon Busch. Please visit the Library’s website for details.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 

December 24

SUN
24
   
  9 - 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve Radiant Flow Yoga | Aspen Shakti
A holiday yoga class designed to infuse you with the Aspen spirit! We’ll rinse away any stress that may have hitch-hiked its way to Aspen and infuse a bright calm to spark your own inner radiance!
Class pricing available online.
Aspen Shakti, 970.710.9695 or www.aspenshakti.com
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  4 p.m. The Holiday Belltones | Hotel Jerome Lobby
“The best way to spread cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!” Join the Hotel Jerome in the Lobby with local carolers, The Holiday Belltones!
Free to attend.
The Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  4:30, 6:30 & 
8:30 p.m.
Traditional Christmas Services | Aspen Chapel
Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Aspen Chapel with a traditional candlelight service. 
Family f friendly and open to everyone!
Children’s Service, 4:30 p.m./ Family Service, 6:30 p.m./ Evening Service, 8:30 p.m. 
Aspen Chapel, 970.925.7184 or www.aspenchapel.org
 
  5 - 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Buffet | Prospect at Hotel Jerome
Prospect at Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 

December 25

MON    25

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ACRA!

  1 - 4 p.m. 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            
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  2 - 8 p.m. Christmas Day Buffet | Prospect at Hotel Jerome
Join the Hotel Jerome for their Traditional Christmas Day Buffet!
Prospect at Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  5 - 9 p.m. Christmas Day Dinner Buffet | The St. Regis
Enjoy a festive spread in the Velvet Buck with exquisite culinary carving stations and traditional holiday offerings. Make a merry toast with a glass of champagne or a signature holiday cocktail, on us. Reservations are highly recommended and can be booked online with a credit card. 50% cancellation fee for cancellations within 72 hours.
Adults $149/ 12 years & under $49/ 5 years & under complimentary.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  6 - 10 p.m. Christmas Dinner | Ajax Tavern
Sit back, relax and enjoy an enchanting Christmas dinner at Ajax Tavern. This prix fixe menu includes all the holiday favorites in a casual, family environment.
$95++/guest, available w/ $50 wine pairing option.
$35++/child.
The Little Nell, 970.920.4600 or thelittlenell.com/dining/ajax-tavern 
 
  6:30 p.m. Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday | Wheeler Opera House
Direct from New York, five of Broadway’s brightest stars will take audiences on a journey through Broadway history with classic shows such as “My Fair Lady” and “South Pacific,” through ground breakers like “West Side Story” and “Chicago,” to current blockbusters like “Jersey Boys,” and “Wicked.” The show will also feature much-loved holiday tunes.
Tickets: $60
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or wheeleroperahouse.com
 
     
   

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December 26

TUES   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 from your record.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY
 
FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided! 
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  10:30 a.m. 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
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3:30 - 6:30 p.m. ACES Après: Holiday Open House | ACES at Hallam Lake
Celebrate the holiday season with ACES at Hallam Lake right in the heart of Aspen! Our holiday open house features guided snowshoe tours around the preserve, crafts for kids, hot drinks, wine, snacks, and more! Don’t miss the early evening “air show” of waterfowl coming to spend the night at the preserve, explore our nature center, and learn about ACES while you enjoy the warmth of a small bonfire, the pleasure of good company, and the beautiful setting of Hallam Lake!
Free to attend!
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), 970.925.5756 or www.aspennature.org
 
  5 - 6:15 p.m. Radiant Winter DJ Yoga | Aspen Shakti 
The Aspen Shakti signature vinyasa flow yoga class with a Holiday Season twist! Yoga with studio owner Jayne Gottlieb accompanied by the healing and grove-a-licious beats of DJ Bhakti Styler! You can expect a fairly brisk warmup sequence, followed by longer holds and a nourishing warm down at the finish of class. Prior yoga experience is recommended.
Class pricing available online.
Aspen Shakti, 970.710.9695 or www.aspenshakti.com
 

December 27

WEDS  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 from your record.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org  
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library 
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  10:15 a.m. Preschool Story Time | Pitkin County Library
Enjoy a half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes.
Preschool storytime is for ages 3-5 year-olds.
Free to attend.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  11 a.m. FREE! Toddler Story Time | Pitkin County Library
Enjoy a half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes for children 2 – early 3-year-olds.
970.429.1952 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  5 - 6:15 p.m. Radiant Winter DJ Yoga | Aspen Shakti
The Aspen Shakti signature vinyasa flow yoga class with a Holiday Season twist! Yoga with studio owner Jayne Gottlieb accompanied by the healing and grove-a-licious beats of DJ Bhakti Styler! You can expect a fairly brisk warmup sequence, followed by longer holds and a nourishing warm down at the finish of class. Prior yoga experience is recommended.
Class pricing available online.
Aspen Shakti, 970.710.9695 or www.aspenshakti.com
 

December 28

THURS
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 from your record.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org  
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium 
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Story Time w/ Jill Sheeley | Hotel Jerome Lobby
Join the Hotel Jerome in the Lobby for Story Time with Jilly Sheeley, with cookies and hot chocolate!
Free to attend.
Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  5 - 6:15 p.m. Radiant Winter DJ Yoga | Aspen Shakti 
The Aspen Shakti signature vinyasa flow yoga class with a Holiday Season twist! Yoga with studio owner Jayne Gottlieb accompanied by the healing and grove-a-licious beats of DJ Bhakti Styler! You can expect a fairly brisk warmup sequence, followed by longer holds and a nourishing warm down at the finish of class. Prior yoga experience is recommended.
Class pricing available online.
Aspen Shakti, 970.710.9695 or www.aspenshakti.com
 
  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Elk Mountain Rescue Dogs & Mountain Rescue Aspen Volunteers Showcase | The St. Regis
Join the St. Regis in Santa’s Library for a special presentation by these talented volunteers. Through backcountry rescue & mountain safety education, they are saving lives. With no paid staff they reliy fully on donations to fulfill their mission. Please visit www.mountainrescue.org to donate.
Complimentary community events. Donations encouraged.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  6 - 10 p.m. The Now | Aspen Art Museum
Join the Aspen Art Museum for it’s annual winter benefit, The Now! This fun-filled evening features live and silent auctions, a seated dinner, fine wine, and a special live performance. Proceeds benefit the Aspen Art Museum’s award-winning educational and curatorial programming. 
Aspen Art Museum, 970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org/the-now 
 
  7:30 p.m. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Wheeler Opera House
Mickey Thomas’s soaring voice propelled Starship through the decades of the 80’s and 90’s establishing him as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars. Best known for their chart-topping hits “We Built This City” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us,” Starship enjoys four decades of touring. Each of their albums released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum.
Tickets: $88
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or wheeleroperahouse.com
 

December 29

FRI
29
   
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each non-perishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased from your record.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  7 & 9:15 p.m. Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Memphis at the JAS Café | Cooking School of Aspen
Grammy & Tony Award winning giant goes back to her roots in a ground-breaking re-imagining of America Blues and R&B classics of Memphis.
Tickets Required.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or jazzaspensnowmass.org 
 

December 30

SAT
30
   
  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each non-perishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased from your record.
970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library 
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  9 a.m. -  6 p.m. AVSC’s ‘Audi AJAX Cup’ | Little Nell Race Course & Shlomo’s Party Tent
The Audi Ajax Cup is a dual Giant Slalom right on the Little Nell run down Aspen Mountain, ending in Aspen’s Gondola Plaza. Teams of six are racing head-to-head until one is named the winner and awarded the famed Gorsuch Cup. Each team has a pro-racer, last year’s included Chris Davenport, Casey Puckett, Daron Rahlves and AJ Kitt.
Race is FREE to watch. Party has entry fee.
970.205.5107 or https://audiajaxcup.wordpress.com/
 
  12 - 10 p.m. Aspen Film Academy Screenings | Wheeler Opera House & Paepcke Auditorium 
One of the best of its kind in the continental United States, this film series highlights 20 or more 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 public. The 2016 season included subsequent Oscar winners Moonlight, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The White Helmets, and Fences, among others. There will be 3-4 screenings per day!
Call or go online for ticket information.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  4 - 5:30 p.m. 2017 Send-Off Party: A Music & Yoga Odyssey | Aspen Shakti
A 90-minute yoga experience celebrating our collective peak moments of 2017. Accompanied by our resident DJ Bhakti Styler! We’ll be paying homage to the years greatest musical moments and beautiful musicians like Tom Petty that passed away from the world this year.
Class pricing available online.
Aspen Shakti, 970.710.9695 or www.aspenshakti.com
 
  4 & 6:30 p.m. Jason Latimer: Curator of Impossible Science | Wheeler Opera House
Jason Latimer’s performances are unprecedented with seventeen consecutive championship titles and awards for his work, including the highest honor the world of magic can bestow on an individual, the title of “The Grand Prix ‘Best Overall’ World Champion of Magic,” and the title of series champion of the BBC One’s six live specials, “The Magicians.” His unique background in science has made Latimer “one of magic’s most gifted creators” (Genii Magazine). On SyFy channel’s hit series “Wizard Wars,” Latimer sat along with the legendary magicians Penn and Teller as one of three judges on innovation and creativity.
Tickets: $32 Child / $42 Adult
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or wheeleroperahouse.com 
 
  7 & 9:15 p.m. Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Memphis at the JAS Café | Cooking School of Aspen 
Grammy & Tony Award winning giant goes back to her roots in a ground-breaking re-imagining of America Blues and R&B classics of Memphis.
Tickets Required.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or jazzaspensnowmass.org
 

December 31

 

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  ALL DAY FREE! Food for Fines to Benefit Lift-Up | Pitkin County Library
For each non-perishable item brought in for Lift-Up, $1.00 of fines will be erased from your record.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  ALL DAY FREE! Holiday Craft | Pitkin County Library
Check out the Library Lab for a do-it-yourself holiday craft.
Supplies and instructions provided!
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  5 – 6 &
8 – 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Dinner | The Velvet Buck, St. Regis
The St. Regis’ kitchen has prepared a bountiful feast fit for the entire family in the Velvet Buck, complete with seafood towers, carving stations and innovative holiday specialties. The second seating which takes flight from 8 p.m. includes bottomless champagne, specialty cocktails, New year’s party favors & musical performance by jazz quartet.
First seating from 5 – 6 p.m.; 2-hour reservation
Adults $185/ 12 years & under $60 / 5 years & under complimentary
Second seating from 8 -10 p.m.; table is invited to stay at their leisure
Adults $295
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  5 p.m. - 2 a.m. New Year’s Eve in Mountain Social | St. Regis
Celebrate with a DJ performance, cocktail service by Mountain Social & a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Marvel at midnight (and 8 p.m.) in a premier view of the Aspen Mountain fireworks.
Open to the community and no cover.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  6 - 8:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve 2017 | Aspen Art Museum
Join the Aspen Art Museum for a New Year’s Eve celebration with fine wine and food as well as entertaining art-making activities for the whole family. The AAM Roof Deck Sculpture Garden has the best view of the fireworks in Aspen!
Aspen Art Museum, 970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org/calendar/2017-12-31
 
  6 & 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dinner | Prospect at Hotel Jerome
Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  8 p.m. -
12 a.m.
FREE! Bonfire and DJ | Wagner Park
City of Aspen
City of Aspen, 970.429.2093 or https://www.aspenspecialevents.com/new-years-eve/
 
  8 p.m. &
12 a.m.
FREE! Fireworks | Over Aspen Mountain
City of Aspen
970.429.2093 or www.cityofaspen.com
 
  9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring The Infamous Stringdusters | Wheeler Opera House
(co-presented with Belly Up Aspen)
Letting the past inform and the present propel, the Stringdusters' style and substance are uniquely Infamous. Since 2007, the band's ever-evolving artistry and boldly creative collaborations — including Ryan Adams, Joss Stone, Bruce Hornsby, Joan Osborne, and Lee Ann Womack — have pushed them past the edges of traditional acoustic music and carved out a musical niche all their own in the hearts of fans and critics, alike. Over the past couple of years, they released 2015's “Undercover,” a covers EP, followed by 2016's “Ladies & Gentlemen,” an album featuring multiple female guest vocalists.
Doors open at 7:45 PM with an open bar (wine and beer) as well as light appetizers until the concert. A complimentary champagne toast at midnight will follow the concert.
Tickets: $95 - $150 (prices increase on December 15th )
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  10 p.m.  -
1:30 a.m.
The Dom Perignon Party | The Little Nell
Ring in 2018 at Aspen’s “it party” of the holiday season. The exclusive celebration takes place throughout Chair 9, the Living Room, element 47’s bar and outdoor lounge, as well as the Grand Salon. Each space will be exclusively named and feature musical acts for the premier event of the winter. Enjoy an open bar with food stations replenished throughout the night. DJ Aimee Robbins will get the crowd on their feed in the Belvedere Lounge, DJ Cyn will be spinning in the Hennessy Lounge. The party goes from 10pm – 1:30am with a fireworks display over Aspen mountain at midnight.
Tickets Required.
The Little Nell, 970.920.4600 or thelittlenell.com
 
  10 p.m. -
1:45 a.m.
Aspen 82 & Nightout  - 5th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration 
Limelight Hotel 
Aspen 82 and NIGHTOUT are back together for their 5th annual New Year’s Eve celebration. You are cordially invited to this year’s sweet and sultry party of the year, Candy Land, at the Limelight Hotel. Let's ring in yet another year with great friends, bottomless champagne provided by Veuve Clicquot, and world-class memories that you may just end up forgetting as we party our way into 2018! Delectable passed Hors d'oeuvres, Sweet and sultry treats until your heart’s content, Open Bar for 9:30pm-1:30am, Veuve Clicquot will be flowing all night, 
Vodka poured Belvedere, Spirits poured by Breckenridge Distillery, NYE Party Favors aplenty, Beats provided by local legend DJ Trizz, Photo Booth provided by Social Light Aspen. 
Early Bird Admission: $199 / VIP 6 Top Table: $5,000 / VIP 10 Top Table: $9,000
Tickets available at https://nightout.com/events/nye-at-limelight/tickets 
Limelight Hotel, 970.925.3025 or www.limelighthotels.com/aspen 
 

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