Downtown Durango

Downtown Durango

Downtown is the heart of Durango, and it beats loudest during Christmas. Filled with events, unique shops, amazing restaurants and more, Downtown Durango is where you should spend your next holiday season.


Singing With Santa, Noel Night, and the Polar Express Trains are just a few of the many events that make Christmastime in Durango special. Singing with Santa is always the day after Thanksgiving, and is the official kick off to the holidays for Downtown Durango. Meet Santa Downtown, and follow him on Main Avenue singing Christmas carols with 1,000 other Christmas revelers, then help count down to the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at Buckley Park. Free cookies and hot chocolate will be enjoyed after wards, plus photos with Santa! (But don't forget to bring your own camera.)

Noel Night is the BIGGEST shopping night of the entire year in Downtown Durango. Every merchant in Downtown offers something special in their store and there are discounts galore.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a magical part of Christmas in Durango. Ride the train and relive the book and movie, and an opportunity to meet Santa and get a special gift to take home. WE BELIEVE!

Check out the Events page for more holiday events this year.

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Dining and Shopping

Downtown Durango enjoys over 120 unique shops and boutiques. From mountain bikes to fashion to world class art, Downtown Durango has it all. Visit the online business directory at to find what you are looking for, and also check out the Holiday Shopping Guides. 

Locals say that Durango has more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, and we think it's probably true. Downtown Durango has 90 restaurants of all shapes and sizes. Whether you want a white tablecloth dinner or a quick bite, you can find it here. 

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Christmas Town, USA

Some may say there's no place like home for the holidays, but they've clearly never visited Christmas Town, USA. Located in the Southwest region of Colorado, Christmas Town, USA really is the best place to spend the holidays. Drive, ski or sled... just get here!

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