Spend your winter days in the most magical corner of Southwest Colorado and experience the dream of living in a Hallmark movie. Time and time again, Durango has been named one of the best Christmas towns in all of America. With sleigh bells and holly wreaths at every corner, fires crackling in every home, and a welcoming community of life-loving residents, coming to Durango becomes infectious and invigorating all at once.
Family or solo travelers, Durango offers visitors a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.
Whether we’re skiing powdery mountains, climbing frozen waterfalls, snowshoeing a forest of fir, or waking up to a snow capped winterscape, the town is electrified by holiday spirit and excitement of snowfall. Of course, while you’re here, you should really take advantage of its secluded, serene ski resort which is known for its uncrowded trails and fantastic terrain. In addition to the slopes, visitors can enjoy snowshoeing on guided hikes, snowcat adventures, and snowmobiling along with plenty of shopping and dining options. Take the entire family on a sleigh ride, snuggled under a warm blanket while hot chocolate warms you from the inside out.
Many of the shops in town offer unique, locally made gifts for last minute shopping and trinkets. Stop by the Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival in November at the La Plata County Fairgrounds or the Craft Fair at the Strater Hotel in December. For more information on events around town, be sure to view our Christmas Town Calendar.