Events on this Day

 Sunday, November 19th
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Kitchen Witchen': Making a Botanical Tool-Kit For Winter
10:00am / Durango Sustainable Goods
Get winterized in this hands-on workshop preparing botanical concoctions to keep you healthy, hearty, and happy during the dark months. Learn: Traditional plants used for winter support, Different ways to bring herbs into your life, Some tradition, folklore, and science behind the herbs we'll be playing with. Make: A tasty spiced herbal cordial to boost immunity, ease bloating after holiday feasting, and move some blood to warm up chilly fingers and toes, A seasonal-themed herbal blend to steam on the stove. It scents the air while reducing levels of airborne respiratory bugs, A roll-on, uplifting natural scent blend for the seasonal blahs. Taught by local herbalist, forager, and biologist Dr. Anna Marija Helt of Osadha Natural Health, LLC.   $75.00
World Day of Remembrance
11:00am / Rotary Park
Join City of Durango and Bike Durango on World Day of Remembrance 2023 to remember those who have lost their lives or been impacted by roadway crashes in Durango and surrounding areas.   This is a day for community members, advocates, organizations, and local government to gather to commemorate lives who have been affected by traffic violence.   This is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the urgent need for safe streets for everyone.   Everyone can act by being involved in and supporting city projects to improve safety and connectivity for all modes of transportation; by supporting community advocacy groups that provide education for traveling safely and conveniently; and, learning how to be a safe driver, pedestrian, and cyclist.   We will meet at Rotary Park for speeches then a memorial walk and slow ride on the Animas River Trail to Iris park.
3rd Annual 24-Hour Theatre
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
We're taking eight plays from blank page to on stage in 24 hours. Join us for a whirlwind theatre experience and see what magic can be created by our talented folks in just 24 hours.    House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
Eco-friendly decor, gift giving, & wrapping for a less wasteful holiday
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
It's time to gather everyone you hold near and dear and say thanks for all that nature, family, and friends have brought. Whether you're planning a Thanksgiving feast for many or an intimate dinner party for Christmas or Hanukkah, we've got you covered with simple, yet elegant decor ideas, that don't require an art degree, for decorating your table and home beautifully. We'll consider what you already have, items you can purchase for less at local thrift stores, or even find in nature for free. You'll also come away with tips for a zero waste gathering as well as several healthy and delicious seasonal and special holiday recipes that will delight your guests. Join us and learn how to party for less, make less waste, and explore how less stuff is actually more.   $20.00
The Polar Express Train Ride
4:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Multiple excursions a day! Check our website for specific times.  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.   First told in the award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, this is the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey. It was adapted to the big screen in 2003. And now it comes alive each year with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth, and fun of the Christmas season on a special steam train trip to the North Pole! Certain dates and car types will sell quickly so you'll want to book soon to reserve your preferred seating!   The Polar Express Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit!
Blue Moon Ramblers
6:00pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
A Durango- local Americana/Bluegrass band that's been playing at the Diamond Belle Saloon every Sunday for over 30 years!
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