Christmas Town, USA

Visit Durango

Enjoy the quintessential Christmas in Colorado with a vacation in Christmas Town. From ski villages to unique holiday bazaars, you'll find plenty of ways to make lasting holiday memories.

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The magic of The Polar Express™ comes to life on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad each holiday season. For daytime trips, the Cascade Canyon Express winds through a snowy winter canyon.

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Strater Hotel

The historic Strater Hotel in Durango is trimmed to perfection and oozing holiday charm. Indulge in the Victorian style and festive atmosphere this holiday season.

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Downtown Durango

Christmas Town starts in Durango! Joyous festivities, unique holiday entertainment and Santa sightings make the spirit of the season come alive.

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Purgatory Resort

Nestled among the pines in the rugged San Juan Mountains, Purgatory Resort offers powdery slopes and bluebird skies. The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy the winter wonderland at Purgatory.

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More to Come

Keep an eye on our progress! Events and activities will be added throughout the season. 

Welcome to Christmas Town, USA

The holidays are a magical time for people young and old. The spirit of the season comes alive at Christmas Town in Colorado, where we have transformed our mountains and mesas into a winter wonderland.

Take a journey through Christmas Town, USA where you’ll be reminded about what really matters this holiday season: spending time with those you love. With events, activities, entertainment and more, you’ll find that Christmas Town, USA is the next best thing to the North Pole. Even Santa approves!

Wander through snow-kissed pine forests, sing carols with hot cocoa in hand, or simply gaze upon the twinkle-lights that adorn street lamps. Christmas has never felt more magical than it does in Christmas Town, USA.

From our family to yours, happy holidays.

Ways to Celebrate

Itinerary: Colorado Winter Wonderland

Blue skies, fresh powder and crisp clean air… it’s easy to fall in love with this quintessential Colorado mountain town, especially during the holidays. Try snowcat or backcountry skiing, stroll Main Avenue while it's lit with colorful lights and wreaths, take an invigorating winter snowshoe hike, or snuggle up for a sleigh ride. Try ice skating, skiing, beer tasting and enjoy a plethora of delicious cuisine. There’s so much to love about Durango including the casual friendliness of our locals, inspiring art galleries, boutique shopping and winter fun.

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Itinerary: Winter in Durango

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the authentic western mountain town of Durango! Whether you love to ski, snowboard, ice climb, or go for a winter hike, Durango is surrounded by unparalleled outdoor winter recreation.  If shopping and celebrating is on your list, Durango comes alive with unique winter shopping opportunities and festivities including the annual Snowdown Festival, Purgatory’s Winterfest and the Durango Independent Film Festival.  And, of course, you’ll want to experience one of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s winter journeys to Cascade Canyon or one of the special event trains including THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride or Winter Photography Special.

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A Day of Christmas Shopping in Downtown Durango

Downtown Durango is a great place to get your Christmas shopping done, and to have a little fun for yourself!

Most shops open at 10 am, so start your day with a wonderful breakfast. Carver Brewing Company always has a great breakfast menu. The Mahogany Grille inside the historic Strater Hotel also serves up a great breakfast. If you prefer a diner, check out Oscar’s Café or Durango Diner. Durango Doughworks in the North Main District offers a great breakfast too. Coffee is a must, and Durango Joe’s and 81301 Coffee in North Main District are two good options. In Downtown you can get coffee at Hermosa Roasters, Durango Coffee Company, Starbucks or Magpie’s Newsstand.

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