Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year and Colorado is my absolute favorite place to be during the holiday season. If you’re like me and are always looking for a way to add even more magic into your Christmas, you will want to visit these 12 Colorado Christmas towns:
What are you doing this Saturday (December 5th)? If you aren't heading to Breck to race with hundred of Santa's, shop for handmade items, and take in the lighting of the tree, you're missing out!
Hop aboard the Train to Christmas Town for a memorable experience, complete with cookie serving elves, polar bears, and a special stop to pick up Old St. Nicholas himself!
3. North Pole
You know we couldn't have a Christmas towns list without mentioning the North Pole! Located just outside of Colorado Springs, Santa's Workshop features magical rides, shows, and a rare opportunity to visit Santa's home!
Step back in time and partake in a new family tradition when you ride the vintage carriage, munch on roasted chestnuts, and shop for unique gifts you won't find anywhere else.
Sure, you've ridden the hand-carved animals on the historic carousel... but have you ridden it at night when it's decked out in lights and Christmas decor?
Nothing says Christmas quite like the Nutcracker Ballet AND a wine, chocolate, and cheese festival!
Slip on your comfiest pair of pajamas and take a ride on the Polar Express, with non-stop service from Durango to the North Pole!
Head east for a small town Christmas, complete with a festive Hall of Trees exhibit and Parade of Lights sure to brighten your holiday season!
I know I said I'd be talking about "towns", but I have to give a shout out to at least one big city! Christmas in Denver is full of magic with elaborate light displays, seasonal events, markets, and the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park (pictured)!
On the first day of Christmas, Aspen gave to me... a story time for the kids, family skating party, and an opportunity to design my own Christmas ornament! On the second day? See for yourself at Aspen's 12 Days of Christmas.
11. Estes Park
If you didn't get to "Catch the Glow" at this year's Christmas parade and celebration, start making plans to visit Estes for next year's event!
12. Glenwood Springs
Welcome to the Hotel Colorado, where you can ring in the holidays with an elaborate tree lighting, fireworks, and spa treatments fit for royalty!