Events on this Day

 Friday, November 25th
Pastiche Art Exhibit
7:00am / The Smiley Building
pas.tiche  /pa'steSH, pä'steSH/  -an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.   7 artists interpreted 8 works of art ranging from Matisse and Van Gogh to more contemporary artists in a variety of media.   Bethany Bachmann  Cindy Coleman  Linda Geer  Janet Kenna   Amanda Preston Araujo  Jenny Treanor  Amy Vaclav  Upstairs gallery at the Smiley Building. Drinks and snacks provided.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5.
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
Christmas Trees for Conservation Lot
12:00pm / DSNGR Parking Lot
Need a Christmas Tree? Choose between our locally harvested white firs (harvested by a team of staff volunteers from the San Juan National Forest) or sustainably farmed Wisconsin balsam firs.    Your purchase will help improve forest health, support San Juan Mountain Association's stewardship and conservation education! might be it a good thing to cut down fresh trees from our public lands?? Well, Yes! Thinning white fir trees improves forest health by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. While some fire is very helpful and necessary for the forest, young white fir can act as "ladder fuel" which means they allow fire to climb from the underbrush to the crowns of the tallest trees. Crown fires can spread more quickly and are harder to control.
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. Trains depart at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:20pm.
Live Music
5:00pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Live Music
5:00pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Singing with Santa
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Start off your holiday season with Singing with Santa. This annual family friendly event takes place the day after Thanksgiving.    Meet at Buckley Park at 5:30 pm for Christmas caroling with the Lisa Blue Trio. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies while they last. Santa arrives at 6 pm. Help us countdown to the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.     Photos with Santa until 7:30 pm, but bring your own camera and limit two photos per family. This is a free event and is proudly sponsored by TBK Bank.    Visit our website for full details
Starlight Jam session
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Live music hosted with Tyler Reed Smith and friends
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