Your Guide to the 12 Days of Aspen
Between a bustling downtown, world-class skiing and snowboarding right outside your doorstep, and an abundance of things to do and events happening over the holidays, it’s tough to beat Aspen as a top destination to spend your Christmas and New Year’s.
Here are our favorite holiday events in Aspen!
Aspen Holiday Events
Monday, December 20th
Festive Crafting with Red Brick Arts will take place at Hotel Jerome from 10 am – 12 pm. Children can create a very special gift or decoration for their loved ones. For more information, click here.
Tuesday, December 21st
Enjoy Solstice cookies and hot cocoa at the Aspen Art Museum from 3-5 pm. While you’re there, you can become the artist with a festive drawing activity for all ages. The event is free to attend.
Wednesday, December 22nd
Delight in fun for the whole family at the Après Ski Family Show at the Hotel Jerome. This variety show features Aspen’s finest Broadway talent and a mix of holiday songs and Broadway hits. Each ticket includes family-style bites, a delicious welcome cocktail for our adult guests, and a festive beverage for kids. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Thursday, December 23rd
Gift your group a concert experience seeing Dillon Francis at the Belly Up. This American electronic musician, record producer, and DJ will be performing at 10 PM. Please note: the show is 21+. All attendees must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the show date. Proof of vaccination is required for entry. Grab your tickets at bellyupaspen.com.
Friday, December 24th
Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas Eve Feast at Element 47! Tuck into a four-course prix fixe menu featuring indulgent favorites like venison, lobster, wagyu beef, hand-made pasta, foie gras, seabass, and decadent desserts. Learn more and click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, December 25th
After all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday, enjoy a relaxed Christmas dinner at Ajax Tavern. The featured menu includes holiday favorites like Brandt beef, gnocchi, Colorado lamb, scallops, and more! click here. Click here to read more.
Sunday, December 26th
Celebrate National Candy Cane Day with the Aspen Chamber! Stop by the information booth and receive a free candy cane.
Monday, December 27th
Visit the Red Brick Resident Artist’s Exhibition. This Annual Exhibition features works of various media including, ceramic ware and vases, abstract and representational painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and jewelry design. FREE to attend. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, December 28th
History buffs will delight in The Aspen Historical Society Winter History Tours starting from the Hotel Jerome. Learn about the legends that surround Hotel Jerome and the history that lead to it becoming the heart of Aspen! Learn more about this FREE experience by clicking here.
Wednesday, December 29th
Attend an Evening of Songs & Stories with John Oates featuring Guthrie Trapp at the Wheeler Opera House! These music legends will grace the Opera House Stage for one night only, so be sure to secure your spot. Tickets and venue information can be found at aspenshowtix.com.
Thursday, December 30th
Take the kids to Hotel Jerome and have them design an illuminated, one-of-a-kind mask to wear ringing in the New Year! Click here to reserve your spot.
Friday, December 31st
Aspen on New Year’s Eve is unmatched! Check out this year’s events…
- “When Harry Met Sally” New Year’s Eve Screening | Pitkin County Library | 3:00 pm
- Celebratory Chef’s Dinner | Hotel Jerome | 2 Seatings: 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm
- New Year’s Eve Celebration | Wagner Park | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- Clicquot Cats | Aspen Mountain | 7:00 pm
- NYE Bash | Bad Harriet | 2 Seatings: 7:00 pm, 11:00 pm
- Diplo | The Belly Up | 10:00 pm
- NYE Party | Ajax | 10:00 pm
Happy New Year!
We hope to see you in Aspen this holiday season. If you have any questions about planning your trip, please contact us. If you’re still looking for holiday accommodations, start searching our inventory of luxury Aspen vacation rentals.