With so many beautiful places to explore, we’ve collaborated with some of the region’s most magical places to bring the spirit of the holidays to life. Christmas Town is comprised of a handful of select partners who are committed to bringing you the best that Christmas has to offer. From glistening twinkle lights on main streets to the POLAR EXPRESS™ Train ride, you and your loved ones will be dazzled and delighted with holiday cheer at every turn.

Are you ready to make memories and start new holiday traditions? Take a look at each of the attractions below to map your route and inspire your holiday vacation.

Visit Durango

Nothing beats winter in Durango. Recreation opportunities abound! Visitors and locals alike look forward to winter every year for the opportunity to ski, snowshoe, ice climb and more. Spend a day outside under bluebird skies, then soak away the chill in the hot springs. A sleigh ride through a winter wonderland or tubing down a snow-packed slope, Durango is a winter lover’s playground.

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Strater Hotel

Experience the magic of Christmas at the Strater Hotel! The holiday season is the ideal time to visit the Strater Hotel, with wreaths and garlands hung with care and a perfectly trimmed tree that greets guests in the lobby. The Strater Hotel is the perfect winter wonderland experience right in the heart of Christmas Town.

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Purgatory Resort

Located just 25 miles from Durango, Purgatory Mountain and Resort is a ski lover’s paradise. With stunning views of the San Juan Mountains, the terrain here offers something for everyone. Purgatory is known for its dry powder and blue-bird skies, averaging 260 inches of snowfall each year. Named North America’s Best Ski Value by TripAdvisor for three years running, this is a great place to bring the entire family. Stay at the resort and enjoy the many dining options at the base Village. And don’t forget to spend the day with Santa on the Mountain on December 21st! Check out the events calendar for more holiday experiences.

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

A Durango must-do, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway is highly underrated and one of the most magical experiences in the region. Wind through breathtaking canyons from the seat of a beautifully restored historic train car. With two excursions operating regularly through the winter, you’re sure to find the journey that’s perfect for you. Don’t miss out on the famed POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, where the magical story comes to life in a spirited reenactment of the classic children’s story.

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Downtown Durango

Walk (or drive) down Main Street in Downtown Durango, where streetlights are trimmed with garlands and ribbon, twinkle lights are strung throughout, and local restaurants and retailers are alive with holiday cheer. With a jam-packed calendar of special events throughout the season, there is no better place to celebrate the joy of the holidays than Downtown Durango.

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More to come

In our first season, Christmas Town will only grow. Check back regularly to find new destinations and activities to help you get in the holiday spirit.