Events on this Day

 Sunday, December 1st
The Christmas Tree Train
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Ride the regular Cascade Canyon Train but come prepared to cut your own Christmas Tree to be hauled back to Durango on the steam train! Maybe this will be a romantic couples day to choose your first Christmas tree together. Maybe a Family Day with mittens and hot chocolate for everyone!
27th Annual Toy Run
10:00am / VFW Hall
This event has always been a fun, successful event that has helped raise thousands of dollars for the Mercy Foundation for Kids in Need, Volunteers of America, and Project Merry Christmas here in our community.   Everyone will meet at DHD at 10:00 for coffee and donuts, then ride or drive to the VFW Hall in Durango at 11:00.   There will be a silent auction, raffle drawings, music, and a chili lunch and full bar.   Entrance into the VFW is a $10 toy or a $10 cash donation.   All proceeds and toys will be split between the above local charities.   All cars and bikes welcome!  Kid-friendly!   ***Can't make it to the event? You can donate new toys by dropping them in the donation box located inside Durango Harley-Davidson now until the day of the event.
Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair
10:00am / Congregation Har Shalom
One stop shopping destination for unique items, gifts, Judaica and more.    Gift wrapping will also be available for purchase for all your holiday gifts.
Durango Conscious Dance
10:30am / Smiley Building
10:30 a.m. to noon, Room 15 in the Smiley Building, $10 every first Sunday. Free form conscious dance based on Soul MotionĀ® conscious dance. Guest facilitators throughout the month. See Durango Conscious Dance FaceBook group for more info.
Free Books!
12:00pm / Downtown Security Storage
Durango Book Rescue is giving away thousands of FREE books!   Thank you for reading! :)
Free Gift Wrapping in Downtown Durango
12:00pm / Strater Hotel
Get your Christmas gifts wrapped for FREE this season in Downtown Durango. Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1; Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15; and Saturday December 21 and Sunday December 22, from noon to 3 pm at the Strater Hotel lobby.   Gift wrapping is in an old fashioned style, with brown paper and string, and then each gift is stamped with the Christmas Town stamp.    Brought to you by the BID and the Strater Hotel.
Traditional Irish Music Jam Session
12:30pm / The Irish Embassy Pub
Bring your instrument and join in or watch the live entertainment! Kids eat half price all day
NTLIVE: The Audience (Encore)
12:30pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30am  Show 1:00am   Wholly tremendous.’ Daily Telegraph   'Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises. I loved every minute.’ The Times   ‘Helen Mirren makes The Audiencea right-royal night out.’ Independent   ‘Helen Mirren dazzles again as Queen.’ Metro   Production overview:Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.The Audienceis written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.Cast and creative team includesHelen MirrenPlays Queen Elizabeth IIHaydn GwynPlays Margaret ThatcherRichard McCabePlays Harold WilsonRobert HardyPlays Winston Churchill   Website:   http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout17-the-audience
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
Blue Moon Ramblers at The Diamond Belle
6:00pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Blue Moon Ramblers playing Americana and bluegrass favorites!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
6:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
Live Music with Joel Racheff
7:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come grab a seat at the window just on Main, relax on the couch by the fireplace, or perch up on the balcony with your favorite hand-crafted cocktail. We have the most talented bartenders who are sure to give you a great mixed drink experience. The Office offers small plates and appetizers for your afternoon hunger pains.    Want to take a lap around the place? Go ahead, take your cocktail mobile and check out the Historic Strater Hotel. See if you can find all the hidden compartments in this live antique museum.
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