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12 DAYS OF ASPEN
    DECEMBER 20-31, 2018     

 


        2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS BELOW!

 

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(as of 11/19/18)

Printable Version Available Here!

December 20

THURS
​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
 
  10:30 a.m. Teddy Bear Story Hour | Wheeler / Stallard Museum
Celebrate the holiday season with classic tales from around the world, shared by AHS and Spellbinders storytellers. Kids are invited to bring their teddy bears or stuffed animals for this beloved holiday tradition. 
$3 per child. 
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenshistory.org 
 
  4 p.m. The Holiday Belltones | Hotel Jerome Lobby
 
  4 - 6 p.m. “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen” Exhibit Grand Opening & Holiday Cookie Exchange | Wheeler / Stallard Museum
The community is invited to the public opening for the new exhibit in the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, “Bayer & Bauhaus: How Design Shaped Aspen” as well as the annual AHS holiday celebration. This free community event features the annual cookie exchange, holiday caroling led by pianist David Dyer, hot chocolate and mulled wine, and tours of the new exhibit. Families of all ages are invited to join us for a celebration of the season and to kick off the Bauhaus100Aspen celebrations with AHS!
Guests are encouraged to bring a dozen cookies or more to exchange.
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
 
  6 - 9 p.m. Bauhaus Throw Collection Launch Party and Discussion | MAKER + PLACE
Join us for the launch event for the Bauhaus throws collection, a collaboration between Maker x Hangai Mountain Textiles. Drinks and appetizers will be served, as well as a presentation/discussion on the Bauhaus Weaving Studio and Women in the Bauhaus/Textiles, led by Michaela Carpenter, founder of Maker.
FREE to attend! 
MAKER + PLACE, 970.880.1379 or www.makerandplace.com 
 
  7:30 p.m. Challenge America: John Denver Christmas Concert | Wheeler Opera House
This family friendly benefit concert for Challenge America - a locally based veteran nonprofit - features artists Mack Bailey and Mollie Weaver performing holiday favorites such as “Silver Bells” and “Silent Night,” along with John’s “Christmas is for Cowboys.”
Tickets Required.
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or wheeleroperahouse.com 
 
  10 p.m. DJ Pauly D | Belly Up Aspen
Born in Providence, R.I., Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio is recognized for his musical talent as well as his reality star status on MTV’s highest rated show, “Jersey Shore,” which premiered in December 2009. Pauly has spent years honing his skills to fine art. His eclectic track selection, unique style and infectious personality captivate crowds around the globe. Pauly is now one of the most sought-after DJs in the world.
$65 General Admission / $95 Reserved / $60 Meet & Greet Package Add On
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or www.bellyupaspen.com 
 

December 21

FRI
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
 
  10:30 a.m. Teddy Bear Story Hour | Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Celebrate the holiday season with classic tales from around the world, shared by AHS and Spellbinders storytellers. Kids are invited to bring their teddy bears or stuffed animals for this beloved holiday tradition.
$3 per child
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
 
  1 - 3:30 p.m. Cookie Decorating | Hotel Jerome
Join the Hotel Jerome for some festive cookie decorating!
FREE to attend. 
The Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljersome.aubergeresorts.com 
 
  1 - 3:30 p.m. Santa & Mrs. Claus visits Hotel Jerome | Hotel Jerome
Santa & Mrs. Claus visits Hotel Jerome!
Free to attend.
The Hotel Jerome, 970.920.1000 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.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 www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Elk Mountain Rescue Dogs & Mountain Rescue Aspen Volunteers Showcase | The St. Regis
Join us 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 rely fully on donations to fulfill their mission. Please visit MountainRescueAspen.org to donate. Complimentary community event; donations encouraged.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  6 p.m. Annual Fire Truck Ride Around Town with Santa
The Aspen Fire Department will be driving around town with Santa Claus spreading holiday cheer.  
Aspen Fire Department, 970.925.5532 or www.aspenfire.com
 
  6:30 p.m. 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. 
Tickets Required.
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  8 p.m. Sweet Lu Olutosin - Red Hot Holiday | JAS Café Downstairs at The Little Nell
Jazz Aspen Snowmass presents an evening of jazz featuring vocalist Sweet Lu Olutosin. “The soulfulness of his well-rounded voice is a beacon in the male jazz vocal idiom” – Jazz Times. 
Tickets Required. 
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/jascafe
 

December 22

SAT
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
 
  10 a.m.  Winter Rhythms | 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 the exhibition Lost Without Your Rhythm to explore “Winter Rhythms” through art. 
FREE to attend.
Aspen Art Museum, 970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
 
  10:30 a.m.  Teddy Bear Story Hour | Aspen Historical Society, Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Celebrate the holiday season with classic tales from around the world, shared by AHS and Spellbinders storytellers. Kids are invited to bring their teddy bears or stuffed animals for this beloved holiday tradition.
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
 
  1 p.m. Aspen Skating Club Holiday Exhibition | Base Village Ice Arena, Snowmass
Join the Aspen Skating Club as Aspen’s youth skaters perform to holiday music!
Free to attend.
Aspen Skating Club, www.aspenskatingclub.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 www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  4:30 & 7:30 p.m. Mike Super: Magic and Illusion | Wheeler Opera House
As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’, Mike Super is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television and voted America's Favorite Mystifier! Mike is also a Top Finalist on NBC’s #1 rated summer series America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller ‘Fool Us!’.
Tickets Required. 
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.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
 
  7 & 9:15 p.m. Sweet Lu Olutosin - Red Hot Holiday | JAS Café Downstairs at The Little Nell
Jazz Aspen Snowmass presents an evening of jazz featuring vocalist Sweet Lu Olutosin. “The soulfulness of his well-rounded voice is a beacon in the male jazz vocal idiom” – Jazz Times
Tickets Required.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/jascafe 
 

December 23

SUN
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
 
  2 - 4 p.m. Holiday Storytime and Ornaments| Aspen Chapel
Join us for a cozy afternoon of Christmas stories, hot cocoa, and ornament-making to celebrate the holiday season!
Suggested donation of $15.
Aspen Chapel, 970.925.7184 or www.aspenchapel.org
 
  3 - 4 &
4:30 - 5:30 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.
$41 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.
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 www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  7:30 p.m. Aspen Laugh Festival Presents Melissa Villasenor | Wheeler Opera House
Melissa Villaseñor broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. A comedic impressions expert, she got her start as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent” and has been named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People Right Now. She tours nationally, headlining clubs and theaters and will release her second music EP later this year, as well as a book of her art.
Tickets Required.
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com 
 

December 24

MON
24
   
  4 p.m. The Holiday Belltones | Hotel Jerome
“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, 6 & 8 p.m. The Heart of Christmas| Aspen Chapel
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service with music by JD Martin and Jan Garrett.
Family friendly and open to everyone!
Children’s Service 4 p.m./ Family Service 6 p.m./ Evening Service 8 p.m. 
Aspen Chapel, 970.925.7184 or www.aspenchapel.org
 
  5 & 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Services with Crossroads Community Church | Wheeler Opera House
This annual Christmas tradition is fun for the whole family.  These services are hosted by Crossroads Church and include sing along Christmas carols with a full band & inspiring Christmas message.  Come early to be sure you get seats.
Tickets Required. 
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 
  5 - 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Buffet | Prospect at Hotel Jerome 
Prospect at Hotel Jerome, 970.429.7610 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  6 - 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Dinner | Element 47 at The Little Nell
Give your loved ones the gift of an exquisite Christmas dinner at element 47. Indulge in a four-course prix fixe menu offering holiday favorites with a gourmet twist.
$247++ per guest, available with a $125 wine pairing option, $47++ per child.
Element 47 at The Little Nell, 970.920.6330 or https://www.thelittlenell.com/aspen-experience/events/christmas-e47
 

December 25

TUES    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            
 
  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, 970.429.7610 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  5 - 9 p.m. Christmas Day Dinner Buffet | The St. Regis 
Enjoy a festive spread in 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 $150++ / 12 years & under $50++ / 5 years & under complimentary.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  5 - 10 p.m. Christmas Dinner | Ajax Tavern
Enjoy a relaxed Christmas dinner at Ajax Tavern. The restaurant offers a three-course menu with holiday favorites in a casual, family environment.
95++ per guest, available with a $50 wine pairing option, $35++ per child.
Ajax Tavern, 970.920.6334 or https://www.thelittlenell.com/aspen-experience/events/christmas-ajax
 
  6 - 10 p.m. Christmas Dinner | Element 47 at The Little Nell
Give your loved ones the gift of an exquisite Christmas dinner at element 47. Indulge in a four-course prix fixe menu offering holiday favorites with a gourmet twist.
$247++ per guest, available with a $125 wine pairing option, $47++ per child.
Element 47 at The Little Nell, 970.920.6330 or https://www.thelittlenell.com/aspen-experience/events/christmas-e47

 
  6:30 p.m. The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute | Wheeler Opera House
If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute. 
Tickets Required.
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 

December 26

WEDS   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
 
  VARIES Aspen Film 27th Annual Academy Screenings| Wheeler Opera House 
With Aspen as a longtime favorite winter destination for voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and other entertainment guilds, what began as an intimate and exclusive industry-only event has grown into a holiday week tradition. From buzzy, big-name features to fresh independent voices, Aspen Film Academy Screenings brings the thrill of the Oscar® race to mountains for a showcase of awards season contenders. 
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 Boxing Day and kick-off ACES 50th Anniversary in a winter wonderland at Hallam Lake. Enjoy warm sips & tasty bites, kids crafts, a roaring fire & snowshoe around the lake.
Free to attend!
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), 970.925.5756 or www.aspennature.org
 

December 27

THURS 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.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org  
 
  VARIES Aspen Film 27th Annual Academy Screenings| Wheeler Opera House  
With Aspen as a longtime favorite winter destination for voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and other entertainment guilds, what began as an intimate and exclusive industry-only event has grown into a holiday week tradition. From buzzy, big-name features to fresh independent voices, Aspen Film Academy Screenings brings the thrill of the Oscar® race to mountains for a showcase of awards season contenders. 
For program information, visit aspenfilm.org (970.925.6882) and to purchase tickets, visit the Wheeler Opera House Box Office or aspenshowtix.com (970.920.5770).
 
  12 - 3 p.m. Photo Memories | Cooper Avenue Mall
Aspen Chamber Resort Association 
Details Coming Soon!
ACRA, 970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org 
 
  5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Parents’ Night Out! | Aspen Chapel
Enjoy a night out to recover from the holidays! Children will enjoy a movie, pizza, and games while you enjoy a break out on the town!
$45 per child, plus $10 for each additional sibling.
Aspen Chapel, 970.925.7184 or www.aspenchapel.org
 
  9 p.m. Third Eye Blind | Belly Up Aspen
Tickets Required.
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or www.bellyupaspen.com
 

December 28

FRI
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.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org  
 
  VARIES Aspen Film 27th Annual Academy Screenings|  Paepcke Auditorium 
With Aspen as a longtime favorite winter destination for voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and other entertainment guilds, what began as an intimate and exclusive industry-only event has grown into a holiday week tradition. From buzzy, big-name features to fresh independent voices, Aspen Film Academy Screenings brings the thrill of the Oscar® race to mountains for a showcase of awards season contenders. 
For program information, visit aspenfilm.org (970.925.6882) and to purchase tickets, visit the Wheeler Opera House Box Office or aspenshowtix.com (970.920.5770). 
 
  3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Story Time with 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
 
  7 & 9:15 p.m. Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles at the JAS Cafe | The Cooking School of Aspen
Jazz Aspen Snowmass presents an evening of funk, jazz, Gospel and soul with two-time Grammy winning keyboardist Cory Henry and his band the Funk Apostles.
Tickets Required.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/jascafe
 
  7:30 p.m. Wheeler Associates and Mountain Groove Productions present: Robert Randolph and The Family Band| Wheeler Opera House
A funk and soul band with gospel roots, Robert Randolph and the Family Band is led by guitar virtuoso, Robert Randolph. He has been named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone, and has played with fellow guitar icons Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Derek Trucks. The Family Band’s improvisational skills also make them mega-popular among the jam-band crowd, a perfect concert for any music-lover.
Tickets Required. 
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
 

December 29

SAT
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.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  VARIES Aspen Film 27th Annual Academy Screenings|  Paepcke Auditorium 
With Aspen as a longtime favorite winter destination for voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and other entertainment guilds, what began as an intimate and exclusive industry-only event has grown into a holiday week tradition. From buzzy, big-name features to fresh independent voices, Aspen Film Academy Screenings brings the thrill of the Oscar® race to mountains for a showcase of awards season contenders. 
Tickets Required.
Aspen Film, 970.925.6882 or www.aspenfilm.org
 
  4:30 & 7:30 p.m. Acrobats of Cirque-tacular | Wheeler Opera House 
Acrobats of Cirque-tacular is a heart-stopping mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism. Discover all the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Broadway stage in one fantastic evening. Indulge your curiosities and celebrate your senses as aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, fire artists, illusionists, singers, dancers and indescribable feats ignite your belief in human potential.
For program information, visit aspenfilm.org (970.925.6882) and to purchase tickets, visit the Wheeler Opera House Box Office or aspenshowtix.com (970.920.5770). 

 
  7 & 9:15 p.m. Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles at the JAS Cafe | The Cooking School of Aspen
Jazz Aspen Snowmass presents an evening of funk, jazz, Gospel and soul with two-time Grammy winning keyboardist Cory Henry and his band the Funk Apostles.
Tickets Required.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/jascafe
 

December 30

SUN
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.
Pitkin County Library, 970.429.1900 or www.pitcolib.org
 
  VARIES Aspen Film 27th Annual Academy Screenings| Wheeler Opera House  
With Aspen as a longtime favorite winter destination for voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and other entertainment guilds, what began as an intimate and exclusive industry-only event has grown into a holiday week tradition. From buzzy, big-name features to fresh independent voices, Aspen Film Academy Screenings brings the thrill of the Oscar® race to mountains for a showcase of awards season contenders. 
For program information, visit aspenfilm.org (970.925.6882) and to purchase tickets, visit the Wheeler Opera House Box Office or aspenshowtix.com (970.920.5770). 
 
  8:30 p.m. Justice | Belly Up Aspen 
“The punky French electronic duo continues its descent into the disco baroque,” (Rolling Stone) with two albums that peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
Tickets Required.
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or www.bellyupaspen.com/justice
 

December 31

 

MON
31

   
  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
 
  5 – 6 &
8 – 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Dinner | The Velvet Buck, St. Regis
Executive Chef Laurent Pillard has prepared a bountiful feast fit for the entire family in Velvet Buck, complete with seafood towers, carving stations and innovative holiday specialties. The second seating which takes flight from 8:00 pm includes bottomless champagne, specialty cocktails, New Year’s party favors & a musical performance by a jazz quartet. This seating also includes access to the evening's celebrations in Mountain Social.
First seating from 5 – 6 p.m.; 2-hour reservation
Adults $175 / 12 years & under $50 / 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 champagne toast at midnight. Marvel at midnight (and 8:00 pm) in views of the Aspen Mountain fireworks. Hotel guests receive complimentary access.  Firework views are limited.
Non-hotel guests are $50 per person.
The St. Regis Aspen, 970.920.3300 or www.stregisaspen.com
 
  6 - 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dinner | Element 47 at The Little Nell 
Join us for an extravagant meal at Aspen’s most chic place to be on New Year’s Eve. Chef de Cuisine Lucas Rocca will prepare a decadent four-course menu.
$547++ per guest, available with a $295 wine pairing option.
Element 47 at The Little Nell, 970.920.6330 or www.thelittlenell.com 
 
  6 & 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dinner | Prospect at Hotel Jerome
Hotel Jerome, 970.429.7610 or www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
 
  6 & 8:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dinner at Ajax Tavern| Ajax Tavern 
Share a memorable meal at Ajax Tavern, perfectly timed to enjoy the fireworks show over Aspen Mountain afterward. Chef de Cuisine Oscar Carrasco will offer a special three-course menu. Two seatings are available: 6 pm or 8:30 pm.
$295++ per guest complete with a glass of champagne per person, available with a $150 wine pairing option.
Ajax Tavern, 970.920.6334 or www.thelittlenell.com
 
  7 & 11 p.m. Clicquot Cats | The Little Nell 
The ultimate slope side experience presented by The Little Nell, Veuve Clicquot and Aspen Skiing Company begins with a private snowcat ride for your party of 12. Departing from the base of Aspen Mountain, enjoy a short ride to the top of Little Nell ski run with prime seating on the slopes for an unrivaled view of the fireworks show, plush blankets and a dedicated server pouring Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame. Indulge in caviar, savory hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats. Two seatings are available: 7 pm or 11 pm.
$10,000++ to reserve a snowcat, which includes all 12 guest spots.
The Little Nell, 970.920.6330 or www.thelittlenell.com
 
  8 p.m. -
12 a.m.
FREE! Bonfire and DJ | Wagner Park
City of Aspen
City of Aspen, 970.429.2093 or www.cityofaspen.com 
 
  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. Justice | Belly Up Aspen 
“The punky French electronic duo continues its descent into the disco baroque,” (Rolling Stone) with two albums that peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
Tickets Required.
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or https://bellyupaspen.com/justice
 
  10 p.m.  -
1:30 a.m.
The Dom Perignon Party | The Little Nell
Ring in 2019 in #NellStyle at The Dom Pérignon Party, Aspen’s “it party” of the holiday season. This signature celebration takes place throughout The Little Nell with unique musical acts in three of the hotel’s premier venues. Access includes bottomless Dom Pérignon, a top-shelf open bar and decadent food stations replenished throughout the night. The Manhattan Party Band will perform in the Belvedere Lounge, DJ Cyn will be spinning in the Dom Pérignon Lounge and The Flatirons Jazz Band takes over the Hennessy Lounge. Among the captivating surprises - Brazilian funk and freestyle dancers, drawing the crowd to the dance floor. 10 pm – 1:30 am with a fireworks display over Aspen Mountain at midnight.
Tickets Required.  $595++ per person
The Little Nell, 970.920.4600 or thelittlenell.com
 

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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