December 2019 Events

 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.
 Monday, December 2nd
Cardio/Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge
Get a total body workout that focuses on tightening and toning with intervals of cardio and strength training. Exercises will use body weight and resistance bands (provided). Please bring a yoga mat for floor exercises. $10/class. Punch cards available
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Live music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Open House and Holiday Party
6:00pm / Olea Wellness Center
Meet Dr. Maly Strietzel and learn about the newest holistic health center in Southwest Colorado!   Door prizes over $200  Cold and Flu Season Herbal Tasting  Light Refreshments   Everyone will get a FREE ENERGY (B12) Shot redeemable at a future time!
 Tuesday, December 3rd
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Open Shop Day
12:00pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Zumba®
1:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba® Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why?Zumba®?Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness ? cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 1:15-2:15
Pain Care Yoga
4:00pm / Yogadurango
Pain is not always an accurate indication of what is happening in the body. Despite widespread beliefs about pain, we have the capacity to rewire the neurological processes that send danger signals from the peripheral nervous system to the brain, and we can change our pain!   Lynn Wickersham has been teaching yoga for 12 years and holds a Certificate in Pain Care Yoga. She teaches yogic practices for pain management incorporating breath work, meditation, mantra, mudra, and gentle movement. These techniques help people living with persistent pain to move with more ease, experience less pain, and improve quality of life.    Participants are asked to contact Lynn (lynnellen2065@gmail.com) for a brief consultation and to complete an intake form prior to attending Pain Care Yoga classes. No prior yoga is experience required. Chairs, bolsters, and other props will be provided for comfort and safety.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Open Studio Figure and Portrait Drawing
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Open Studio Figure and Portrait Drawing with a live model - first and third Tuesday of each month!   Show your current FLC ID at the door and receive a 50% discount for the entire month!
Trivia Factory
6:30pm / The Roost
The Roost will now be hosting weekly Trivia Factory nights every Tuesday starting at 6:30pm until 8:30pm. This trivia platform will be fun and friendly for the younger Durango crowd. Come challenge your minds, have some great food and drinks and win some great prizes that include Gift Cards to The Roost, Cuckoos and Animas City Theatre!
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Open Mic Night!
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Free drink for all performers, all performers of all types are encouraged and welcome
Dan Gailey in Concert with the FLC Jazz Ensemble
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Artist in residence plays live with FLC students!    Tickets are $10 for adults, under 18 and FLC students free.
 Wednesday, December 4th
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Coffee Tastings
1:00pm / Animas Chocolate Company
Come experience the world of coffee. The public is invited to join ACC staff and the staff of Desert Sun Coffee Roasters for regular cuppings of DSCR coffees. Each cupping will focus on different profiles and roasts served at ACC.
Zumba Gold®
3:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Live music with Donny Johnson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Electoral College or the National Popular Vote Compact
5:30pm / Fort Lewis College, Center for SW STudies - Lyceum Rm 120
The Electoral College or the National Popular Vote Compact: What is right for our community? Sponsored by FLC Dept of Political Science and Sociology.   Panelists: Colorado State Senator Mike Foote – Boulder County, La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker, Dr. Benjamin Waddell (Fort Lewis Sociology). Senator Foote - legislative sponsor, National Popular Vote bill, SB 42, passed House and Senate, signed by Governor Polis. Opponents have sufficient signatures for ballot issue in November 2020 asking voters for repeal.
Live Acoustic Music
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge & Wine Bar
First Wednesday of every month!   Sip 2 for 1 bubbles, enjoy small plates, and listen to live, acoustic music from local artists.
Pub Quiz
6:30pm / The Irish Embassy Pub
Come join us! Weekly prizes!
Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre presenting at Creative Connection Hour!
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join the Durango Creative District for a fun, FREE and inspirational evening getting to know other local creatives and a special presentation from Bobby LeFebre (the amazingly talented new Colorado Poet Laureate)!   6:30pm-7:30pm: Happy Hour and option to peruse the Durango Arts Center's "Winter Solstice Market" -- BRING YOUR CASH FOR THE CASH BAR!   7:30pm-8:30pm: Special presentation by Bobby LeFebre   This event is sponsored by First Southwest Bank.   Beer sponsored by Ska Brewing Company.   Beer proceeds go to benefit the Durango Creative District!
Live Music with Terry Rickard
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.
Group Meditation Meetup
7:00pm / Smiley Building; Room B3
Join us each Wednesday from 7:15-8:15 PM for this group meditation meetup. All levels and practices welcomed. This is simply a place for us all to practice together. We typically sit for 40 minutes with the potential of discussion at the end of each session.
A Night at the Opera
7:00pm / Roshong Recital Hall (FLC Jones Hall Room 205)
FLC students perform scenes from various operas!
Open Mic Night
7:30pm / The Roost
Seeking local musicians, comedians and poets to join us for Open Mic Night at The Roost every Wednesday. Sign up is at 7:30pm and performances begin at 8:00. All performers will receive a free drink. We have limited space for full bands, so please limit music to acoustic or please contact us to arrange anything else
 Thursday, December 5th
Cardio/Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge
A different workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Equipment provided, please bring a yoga mat for floor exercises. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
National Popular Vote Town Hall, League of Women Voters La Plata
11:30am / Durango Public Library
National Popular Vote Town Hall, sponsored by League of Women Voters La Plata County.    Colorado State Senator Mike Foote – Boulder County. - legislative sponsor, National Popular Vote bill, SB 42, will discuss campaign to ensure that every person’s vote for the presidency is equal. League of Women Voters has supported direct election of the President since 1970.
Zumba®
1:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba® Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why?Zumba®?Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness ? cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 1:15-2:15
Living Your Best Life Series: Setting Goals for Yourself
1:30pm / Durango Public Library
Living Your Best Life with Disabilities is a new series free and open to all abilities. Classes and workshops will be held every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Program Room 2. Join us for topics taught by the Southwest Center for Independence.    This week: Setting Goals for Yourself.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
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!
Pine Needle's 18th Annual CAIC Fundraiser
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us at Ska Brewing for Durango's biggest CAIC Fundraiser of the year! A kickoff to ski season that you don’t want to miss.   This is the 18th annual CAIC fundraising event since Pine Needle Mountaineering took it over in 2002. And years at Steamworks before that.    Silent auction, friends, food, beer, music and WINTER STOKE!   Hosted by: Pine Needle Mountaineering, Ska Brewing, Pine Needle Dry Goods, and Know The Snow.   All proceeds will be donated to Friends of CAIC.
Live Music: The Assortment
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Local Americana. $4 mainline pints. Food specials.
Opening Reception - Looking Glass Art Show
5:00pm / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Exhibit run: December 5, 2019—January 30, 2020   The public is invited to the opening reception for the Looking Glass Collective’s winter art show at the Smiley Café Gallery, Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020. The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards. Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Live music with Tim Sullivan
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Home Buyer Class
5:30pm / R Space
Come get your questions answered about the real estate and loan process!
Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Eno's Weekly Open Mic Night is happening from 6-8pm! Come with your guitar, your voice, some friends, or just you and listen to some local artists!
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!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Get ready to flex those memory muscles at Powerhouse Trivia from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Sponsored by Carver Brewing, our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round. Assemble your team or come solo and join one, get focused with a few local brews, and compete against some of the brightest minds around. $5 suggested team donations.
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
SoDown with Kyral X Banko & Since JulEYE
9:30pm / Animas City Theatre
Tickets available at Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading   Company, & www.animascitytheatre.com  Standing Room only, limited seating in balcony  $12/$15/18+  SoDown  https://www.facebook.com/sodownbassmusic/  http://www.sodown.com  https://www.soundcloud.com/sodownbassmusic  Bass Music With Soul. Live Sax.  "To be SoDown is to seize every opportunity, explore new grounds, try new things and ultimately live the most epic life possible. This universe is far too beautiful and life is simply too short to not do what makes you happy. Unconditional love is the most powerful force in the world and Bass Music is my way of expressing it."   Ehren River Wright, aka SoDown, is a staple in the Colorado music scene. His first headline show was a huge success, selling out before doors. Thanks to a passionate fanbase, Ehren has quickly taken his music to a national stage, playing many festivals across the US. A SoDown set is not one to miss. Featuring live saxophone, Ehren takes the crowd on an intimate sensory adventure through space and time. His latest tracks include a wide array of musical talents, including his keen ear for sound design and production as well as his never ending dedication to organic instrumentation. Combining infinite influences, Ehren describes his music as an endlessly evolving medley of many different genres, culminating in a uniquely diverse style of bass music. 2016 has much promise, as SoDown continues to prove himself as one of the most dedicated and innovative acts in the game.
 Friday, December 6th
Noel Night
8:00am / Downtown Durango
Join us for Durango's Christmas Party! It's the biggest shopping day of the year with live music, holiday treats, special shopping discounts and more. Advertise in the Noel Night insert, list your events, or sign up to perform on our website.
Free Lively Yoga
8:30am / Lively (a boutique)
Now offering FREE YOGA in store every Friday before store opens! Bring your mat and a friend and check out the classes from local professional instructors.
Piano music & 20% off sale
9:00am / Toh-Atin Gallery
20% off sale 9 am to 9 pm. Piano Jazz and Holiday music by Darryl Kuntz all evening.
Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
16th Annual Festival of Trees
12:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall
A holiday tradition benefitting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival
2:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Over 100 creative vendors from the surrounding four corners will have their handcrafted arts and crafts for sale. From homemade jellies, sauces, dips, treats to blown, fused and stain glass, embroidered art, clothing, Christmas Decor, barnwood decor, pottery, angel decor, sculptures, candles, diffusers, all kinds of body and beauty products, Alpaca yarn and decor, Native American decor, fleece socks, gloves and so much more! Come check us out, spin the wheel to win a door prize, enter to win a large flat screen HDTV and don't forget stop and have a bite to eat at the cafe.
Firkin Friday
3:00pm / Steamworks Brewing Co.
The first Friday of every month, the brewing team at Steamworks creates a special beer that is only available at the brewpub. Tapping of the firkin happens at 3:00, so it's best to arrive early to get your 10oz taste!
Noel Night at The Rochester
4:00pm / The Rochester Hotel
The Rochester Hotel and R Space will again be hosting local artists and crafters for Noel Night! Join in the festivities at our two 2nd Avenue locations to pick up the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for your loved ones. You will have a wide variety of uniquely made items from our beloved local artists.   “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever." -Richelle E. Goodrich
Holiday Book Drive
4:30pm / Maria's Bookshop
Maria's will be hosting a Holiday Book Drive out in front of the shop on Noel Night! Come make a donation for a local nonprofit to stock their library this holiday season!
Noel Night Opening Reception with Tony Stromberg
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
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!
Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar
5:00pm / Animas Museum
The Animas Museum will hold its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 6th from 5-7pm and Saturday, December 7th from 9-3pm. Vendors will offer hand-crafted arts and craft items in the historic museum setting from local artists and crafters. Join us on Friday from 5pm to 7pm for an evening at the 1870s Joy Cabin for company, conversation, and refreshments. The Museum is located at 3065 W. 2nd Ave. For more information call 970-259-2402.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Join Durango Business Improvement District to kick off Noel Night at the Community Christmas Tree Lighting this Friday December 6. Arrive at Buckley Park by 5:15 pm for some Christmas songs, then we will light the tree at 5:30. Then head Downtown for Noel Night, the biggest shopping night of the year!
Noel Night Before Christmas
6:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Presented by Alpine Aerial Acrobatics and The Salida Circus   Tickets - Pre Sale $25  Door $27
Julie & The Boyz
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Julie & The Boyz this Fri-Sat at The Wild Horse! Dance away!!
Lisa Blue Trio
6:00pm / Durango Craft Spirits
Lisa Blue Trio at Durango Craft Spirits- for Noel Night!!
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!
DYT presents: Twas the Week After Christmas & Oliver!
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Presented by Alpine Bank   'Twas the Week After Christmas'  A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?   Oliver!  In this adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver's intended mark, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin's henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
Colors of the Season
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall @ FLC
Music Departments hoiday contert!   $10/adults, 18 & under and FLC students free
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
Noel Night Before Christmas
8:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Presented by Alpine Aerial Acrobatics and The Salida Circus   Tickets - Pre Sale $25  Door $27
 Saturday, December 7th
Breakfast With Santa
8:00am / McDonalds
Join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday December 7, from 8 to 10 am. Santa will arrive on a Durango Fire Truck, then kids can sit with Santa to tell him what they want for Christmas. You can take photos of the kids with Santa, but bring your own camera.    All you can eat hotcakes for just $1! Also, Four Corners Broadcasting will be holding a blanket drive for Project Merry Christmas, so bring a nice blanket if you can.
St. Mark's Community Christmas Bazaar
8:00am / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
This annual event for more than 30 years is Durango's premier craft show. Always held the first Saturday in December, 8:00-3:00. 30 vendors offer hand crafted jewelry, pottery, quilting, watercolor and acrylic painters, metal and wood artists, leaded glass and fused glass, knitting, purses, hats, clothing, spices or hand made skin care products. Unique gifts for all ages! Plus you can have breakfast (quiche and cinnamon rolls) or lunch (homemade chili, chili dog, or Frito pie). Wonderful baked goods are offered from St. Mark's women; or buy a frozen casserole to take home for dinner. Only comes once a year.
Bodo Athletics 1st Annual USAW Weightlifting Meet
8:00am / Bodo Athletics: Home of CrossFit Soteria
Join us on Dec 7th, 2019 for a local weightlifting meet held by Bodo Athletics Weightlifting Club in Durango, CO. ALL AGES AND ABILITIES WELCOME!    Registration is open to everyone including: youth, juniors, seniors, and masters. This is a sanctioned USAW event, therefore, USAW rules will be followed. To compete at this meet, you must be a registered lifter with USAW.    Sign up at www.bodoathletics.com
St. Columba Christmas Craft Bazaar
8:00am / St. Columba Parish
Featuring over 40 area craftsman & artisans offering a wide array of hand crafted treasures, gifts, and inspirations for the Christmas season. Find the perfect match for everyone on your list. Food & refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the youth of St. Columba Parish.
Homebuyer Education Class
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance. Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Over 100 creative vendors from the surrounding four corners will have their handcrafted arts and crafts for sale. From homemade jellies, sauces, dips, treats to blown, fused and stain glass, embroidered art, clothing, Christmas Decor, barnwood decor, pottery, angel decor, sculptures, candles, diffusers, all kinds of body and beauty products, Alpaca yarn and decor, Native American decor, fleece socks, gloves and so much more! Come check us out, spin the wheel to win a door prize, enter to win a large flat screen HDTV and don't forget stop and have a bite to eat at the cafe.
Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar
9:00am / Animas Museum
The Animas Museum will hold its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 6th from 5-7pm and Saturday, December 7th from 9-3pm. Vendors will offer hand-crafted arts and craft items in the historic museum setting from local artists and crafters. Join us on Friday from 5pm to 7pm for an evening at the 1870s Joy Cabin for company, conversation, and refreshments. The Museum is located at 3065 W. 2nd Ave. For more information call 970-259-2402.
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
NTLive: Fleabag
11:00am / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 10:30am  Show 11:00am   See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.   Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.   Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.   Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.   Age recommendation 15+  Contains strong language 
16th Annual Festival of Trees
12:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall
A holiday tradition benefitting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
DYT presents: Twas the Week After Christmas & Oliver!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Presented by Alpine Bank   'Twas the Week After Christmas'  A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?   Oliver!  In this adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver's intended mark, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin's henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
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!
Jeff Solon
6:00pm / Sky Ute Casino Resort Seven Rivers Restaurant
Seven Rivers Saturday Night Entertainment Presents: Jeff Solon
Matt Rupnow Live
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Local musician Matt Rupnow performs at Eno, so come in for a great glass of wine accompanied by some wonderful live music!
Julie & The Boyz
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Julie & The Boyz this Fri-Sat at The Wild Horse! Dance away!!
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!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Sunday, December 8th
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!
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Come see us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party. This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists; several will be in attendance during the artist reception from 5-7pm on December 6th. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more, there is sure to be something for everyone on your seasonal shopping list.
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Over 100 creative vendors from the surrounding four corners will have their handcrafted arts and crafts for sale. From homemade jellies, sauces, dips, treats to blown, fused and stain glass, embroidered art, clothing, Christmas Decor, barnwood decor, pottery, angel decor, sculptures, candles, diffusers, all kinds of body and beauty products, Alpaca yarn and decor, Native American decor, fleece socks, gloves and so much more! Come check us out, spin the wheel to win a door prize, enter to win a large flat screen HDTV and don't forget stop and have a bite to eat at the cafe.
16th Annual Festival of Trees
12:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall
A holiday tradition benefitting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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: Fleabag
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 1:00pm   See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.   Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.   Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.   Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.   Age recommendation 17+  Contains strong language
DYT presents: Twas the Week After Christmas & Oliver!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Presented by Alpine Bank   'Twas the Week After Christmas'  A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?   Oliver!  In this adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver's intended mark, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin's henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
Viva Snow! A Traditional Family Christmas
3:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis
The Durango Choral Society again presents our annual gift to the community. Your family, friends, and neighbors from all four DCS ensembles will celebrate the season with a focus on fun and family. Join us for jazzy, classy, and cool music that will put you in the mood for a holiday party. This year we will celebrate our 50th season with the world premiere of a commission by Santa Fe composer Linda Rice Beck that will feature all of our more than 125 adult and youth singers. Will there be snow? Bring your cameras for photos with Santa on the stage after the show! Shop our famous Holiday Gala in the lobby, starting at 1 pm
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!
White Christmas Sing-along
5:30pm / Animas City Theatre
Free Classic Film Series Continues with WHITE CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG Presented by Durango Film and The Animas City Theatre   Doors: 5:30 PM/ Show: 6 PM
Blue Moon Ramblers
6:00pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Blue Moon Ramblers playing Americana and bluegrass- at The Diamond Belle!
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.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Monday, December 9th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Cardio/Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge
Get a total body workout that focuses on tightening and toning with intervals of cardio and strength training. Exercises will use body weight and resistance bands (provided). Please bring a yoga mat for floor exercises. $10/class. Punch cards available
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
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!
Live music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
 Tuesday, December 10th
Southwest Colorado Gives Day
12:00am / www.swcogives.org
December 10, 2019 is Colorado's largest one-day giving event. More than 70 local nonprofits are featured on our regional online giving platform, www.swcogives.org. Locals are encouraged to 'give where they live' during this statewide giving opportunity. Philanthropy is just a click away! Support causes you care about and keep your dollars local. Contribute to organizations that serve children, the arts, animals, environment, food security, and more. The Community Foundation serving SW CO is the Regional Champion for Colorado Gives Day!
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus and stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 10 and ongoing. Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am or 4-5 pm. $10 per class drop in or 10 class pass for $90. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
December Power Hour: Community Donation Drive
11:30am / Bank of the San Juans - Lobby
Join Power to Act for Power Hour, your purposeful lunch hour. This is a community donation drive collecting:  All-Purpose Cleaner  2 PK Paper Towels    The items gathered will be placed inside our Home Handbags, a market tote filed with household essentials and donated to victims of domestic violence transitioning out of homelessness into secure and permanent housing. These purposeful handbags are donated to our local nonprofit recipient, Housing Solutions for the Southwest, adding value to their mission.
Open Shop Day
12:00pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Zumba®
1:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba® Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why?Zumba®?Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness ? cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 1:15-2:15
Pain Care Yoga
4:00pm / Yogadurango
Pain is not always an accurate indication of what is happening in the body. Despite widespread beliefs about pain, we have the capacity to rewire the neurological processes that send danger signals from the peripheral nervous system to the brain, and we can change our pain!   Lynn Wickersham has been teaching yoga for 12 years and holds a Certificate in Pain Care Yoga. She teaches yogic practices for pain management incorporating breath work, meditation, mantra, mudra, and gentle movement. These techniques help people living with persistent pain to move with more ease, experience less pain, and improve quality of life.    Participants are asked to contact Lynn (lynnellen2065@gmail.com) for a brief consultation and to complete an intake form prior to attending Pain Care Yoga classes. No prior yoga is experience required. Chairs, bolsters, and other props will be provided for comfort and safety.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
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!
PWN 5th Anniversary Celebration
5:00pm / The Underground, downstairs at The Irish Embassy
Enjoy appetizers, giveaways and plenty of networking as the Professional Women's Network of Durango celebrates our 5th Anniversary! Help us close out the year during this special celebration. $10 at the door, cash bar.
Adult Board Game Night
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Find your gaming people -- discover new board games!
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!
Trivia Factory
6:30pm / The Roost
The Roost will now be hosting weekly Trivia Factory nights every Tuesday starting at 6:30pm until 8:30pm. This trivia platform will be fun and friendly for the younger Durango crowd. Come challenge your minds, have some great food and drinks and win some great prizes that include Gift Cards to The Roost, Cuckoos and Animas City Theatre!
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Open Mic Night!
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Free drink for all performers, all performers of all types are encouraged and welcome
 Wednesday, December 11th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Chocolate Tastings
1:00pm / Animas Chocolate Company
The public is invited to join ACC staff for our chocolate tastings. We discuss the merits of our chocolate and chocolate confections in comparison to our chocolates and chocolate from chocolate makers and chocolatiers from around the world.
Zumba Gold®
3:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
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!
Jan Brett - Author talk and book signing
5:00pm / Farmington Public Library
Jann Brett will be presenting her book "Snowy Nap" featuring Hedgie the Hedgehog. Purchase your copy at Maria's Bookshop ahead of time to receive a "First-in-line" ticket (while supplies last).   Jan Brett is the New York Times #1 bestselling artist/author of over 35 picture books and has sold over 42 million copies combined. Her books have been chosen as "Best Children's Book of the Year" by The New Yorker, Parents, Redbook and others Children's Author.
Live music with Donny Johnson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Theodore Roosevelt in the American West with Andrew Gulliford
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Ready for a BULLY!!! time? Andrew Gulliford, professor of history and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College will speak at the Durango Public Library on his hero, President Theodore Roosevelt, in this the centennial year of TR’s death.    Learn more about the impact of Theodore Roosevelt had on national monuments, national parks, wildlife refuges, and public lands in the American West -- and the Teddy Bear truth.   Bring your own teddy bear!
Juliane Live
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Juliane performs at Eno, so come in for a great glass of wine accompanied by some wonderful live music!
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!
Pub Quiz
6:30pm / The Irish Embassy Pub
Come join us! Weekly prizes!
Live Music with Terry Rickard
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.
Group Meditation Meetup
7:00pm / Smiley Building; Room B3
Join us each Wednesday from 7:15-8:15 PM for this group meditation meetup. All levels and practices welcomed. This is simply a place for us all to practice together. We typically sit for 40 minutes with the potential of discussion at the end of each session.
Open Mic Night
7:30pm / The Roost
Seeking local musicians, comedians and poets to join us for Open Mic Night at The Roost every Wednesday. Sign up is at 7:30pm and performances begin at 8:00. All performers will receive a free drink. We have limited space for full bands, so please limit music to acoustic or please contact us to arrange anything else
 Thursday, December 12th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Cardio/Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge
A different workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Equipment provided, please bring a yoga mat for floor exercises. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Lunar Locals Day
10:30am / The Living Tree
30% off our entire menu exclusively for locals all day
Zumba®
1:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba® Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why?Zumba®?Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness ? cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 1:15-2:15
Living Your Best Life Series: Problem Solving
1:30pm / Durango Public Library
Living Your Best Life with Disabilities is a new series free and open to all abilities. Classes and workshops will be held every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Program Room 2. Join us for topics taught by the Southwest Center for Independence.    This week: Problem Solving
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
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!
Live music with Tim Sullivan
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Eno's Weekly Open Mic Night is happening from 6-8pm! Come with your guitar, your voice, some friends, or just you and listen to some local artists!
Benefit Concert for Mark Walters
6:00pm / The Garage
Fort Lewis College music professor Dr. Mark Walters suffered a sudden and massive stroke this summer. Both him and his wife Lisa Campi have a huge impact and are loved by so many of our students. Dr. Campi is trying to raise money to send her husband to Craig Hospital in Denver for rehab facilities where he can hopefully rebuild some of his basic skills, but it is very expensive.   FLC music students and community members have planned a Benefit Concert to raise money for Dr. Walters so he can attend this rehab facility. It is scheduled for December 12th from 6-11 PM at The Garage in town. Performers will include Liver Down the River, FLC students and faculty members. We will be holding a silent auction during the evening as well. SKA will be donating a keg for the event.
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!
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
7:00pm / Miller Middle School
Free Public Event!!    Village Social, Be Free Challenge and Miller Middle School are proud to bring SCREENAGERS "Growing Up in the Digital Age" to the Durango community. The movie reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Friday, December 13th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
BID Coffee and Conversation
8:30am / TBK Bank
You are invited to attend the BID Coffee and Conversation meeting This monthly meeting is your opportunity to learn about what is coming up and to offer BID input and feedback.   News you can use! Enter through the east door facing Narrow Gauge. All community members are invited
Free Lively Yoga
8:30am / Lively (a boutique)
Now offering FREE YOGA in store every Friday before store opens! Bring your mat and a friend and check out the classes from local professional instructors.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
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!
The Bizarre Bazaar
5:00pm / Studio & Gallery
Every December Studio & Gallery hosts the Bizarre Bazaar, which is a cross between a holiday bazaar and a Turkish bazaar. We fill our space with 16 local artists who are selling their creations. The Bizarre Bazaar is a great place to buy unique gifts directly from the people who made them.
Art at Eno Reception
5:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Artist reception at Enos! Next featured artist, Bethany Bachmann! Free refreshments provided.
Full Moon Hike
5:30pm / Durango Nature Center
To cap off our 25th year and to celebrate the holiday season, Durango Nature Studies will host a fun-filled evening at the Nature Center. Luminaria will light the way from the parking lot to the heart of the Nature Center, where guests will be greeted with a campfire, warm cider, cocoa, and other treats. A special gift awaits young elementary children (while supplies last) DNS Naturalist Kiley Smith will lead guests on a hike under the waning moon. Join us.
Paint & Gogh
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
The philosophy of the class is that painting is a process or series of steps. When the 4 or 5 steps are laid out simply, folks who never painted before can produce a work of art that will surprise and please them.   Paint and Gogh is also a social event that lasts 2-3 hours.   We provide you with everything you need - from canvas and paints, to brushes, smocks, palette, and easel. You provide yourself, your creativity, and enthusiasm!   We try to limit each session to 10 participants to insure that everyone receives adequate individual attention.   In addition, if you have a group of people, we will prepare a painting on a theme that has a particular meaning for the group. Please call 970-259-2606 if you are interested in this option.
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!
DYT presents: Twas the Week After Christmas & Oliver!
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Presented by Alpine Bank   'Twas the Week After Christmas'  A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?   Oliver!  In this adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver's intended mark, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin's henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara "Nutcracker"
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Featauring the San Juan Symphony. As is now the tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the magical holiday ballet, 'Nutcracker,' performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, will usher in the holidays with two matinee and two evening performances.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
Tim Sullivan
8:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Tim Sullivan playing new/classic country, and originals... at The Wild Horse!!
 Saturday, December 14th
Looking Glass Art Show
8:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Durango Farmers Holiday Market
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds - Exhibit Hall
Get in the Holiday Spirit by joining us at the Durango Farmers Market for a special Holiday Market! You will find your favorite local farmers bringing you their special seasonal goodies, just right for your all your celebrations and festivities! See our regular artisans, plus meet new artisans from our area bringing you their unique, beautiful and high-quality goods and crafts. Hot food, live music and beautiful decorations will surround you and your friends and neighbors at this well-loved event!
Frosty's Craft Fair
9:00am / Bayfield HS Main Gym
"It's like a shopping mall was dropped at Bayfield HS"!   FREE Admission!   Come do ALL your holiday shopping without leaving Bayfield or La Plata County!   Our Vendors have AWESOME offerings! LOTS of Door Prizes! Our Silent Auction ALWAYS has AWESOME offerings (auction closes at 130p) !   FROSTY'S FUN ZONE (sponsored in part by Mercy Family Medicine/Bayfield) in Aux gym from 10a-2p for kiddos ages 3-9! Suggested Fun Zone admission donation = 3 non-perishable food items for Pine River Shares pantry or $3/kiddo) (waiver needs guardian signature).
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
The Bizarre Bazaar
10:00am / Studio & Gallery
Every December Studio & Gallery hosts the Bizarre Bazaar, which is a cross between a holiday bazaar and a Turkish bazaar. We fill our space with 16 local artists who are selling their creations. The Bizarre Bazaar is a great place to buy unique gifts directly from the people who made them.
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Photos with Santa & LEGO Building Contest
11:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson
Bring the family to get a picture with Santa and his Harley from 11-1 on December 14th! Pictures will be taken by Gary Vandenberg Photography.   In addition to pictures, we will have coloring pages for the kids, a craft, and Santa will read, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."   At 12:00, we will have a LEGO building contest! Children ages 7-11 will get to build their own mini Harley-Davidson Lego set to take home. The child to finish building their mini Lego set first will win a large LEGO Fat Boy Motorcycle Kit to take home!
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.
Annual Stuff the Truck Toy Drive!
12:00pm / Walmart Parking Lot
To benefit children in need. All toys will be taken to the La Plata Family Center.
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara "Nutcracker"
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Featauring the San Juan Symphony. As is now the tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the magical holiday ballet, 'Nutcracker,' performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, will usher in the holidays with two matinee and two evening performances.
DYT presents: Twas the Week After Christmas & Oliver!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Presented by Alpine Bank   'Twas the Week After Christmas'  A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?   Oliver!  In this adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver's intended mark, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin's henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
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!
Jack Ellis
6:00pm / Sky Ute Casino Resort Seven Rivers Restaurant
Seven Rivers Saturday Night Entertainment Presents: Jack Ellis
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!
DYT presents: Twas the Week After Christmas & Oliver!
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Presented by Alpine Bank   'Twas the Week After Christmas'  A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?   Oliver!  In this adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver's intended mark, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin's henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbaras Nutcracker
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall @ FLC
As is now tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the magical holiday ballet, “Nutcracker,” performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, will usher in the holidays with two matinee and two evening performances. Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the original classical ballet in this Tchaikovsky masterpiece, creating a traditional “Nutcracker” set in Victorian times and suited for all ages. The ballet will be accompanied by a live orchestra, as the San Juan Symphony is set to perform.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
Tim Sullivan
8:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Tim Sullivan playing new/classic country, and originals... at The Wild Horse!!
Pj Moon & the Super Groupers
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Pj Moon & the Super Groupers are made up off multiple members of some of Durango's favorite bands.   Tickets available at Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading  Company, and online at www.animascitytheatre.com  $12/$15/18+   Doors 8:00pm / Show 9:00pm   "Have you ever noticed how many amazing musicians reside in our small town of Durango, CO? The caliber of musical talent tips the scale much past what we might expect. This night is a showcase of all of the best musical talent that Durango has to offer featuring artists from all of your favorite local groups. This is the ultimate concoction of every flavor you crave for your live music pallet! With more amazing special guests TBA, the Super Groupers will undoubtedly blow your mind and definitely move your feet."
 Sunday, December 15th
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
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!
The Bizarre Bazaar
10:00am / Studio & Gallery
Every December Studio & Gallery hosts the Bizarre Bazaar, which is a cross between a holiday bazaar and a Turkish bazaar. We fill our space with 16 local artists who are selling their creations. The Bizarre Bazaar is a great place to buy unique gifts directly from the people who made them.
Winter Wonder Bands
12:00pm / Henry Strater Theatre
Join us for our youth program's end-of-year performance, where we will have a fun silent auction, a delicious catered meal by Durangourmet, and great performances by all our after-school youth bands!
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
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara "Nutcracker"
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Featauring the San Juan Symphony. As is now the tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the magical holiday ballet, 'Nutcracker,' performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, will usher in the holidays with two matinee and two evening performances.
DYT presents: Twas the Week After Christmas & Oliver!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Presented by Alpine Bank   'Twas the Week After Christmas'  A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?   Oliver!  In this adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver's intended mark, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin's henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
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 Belle
6:00pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Blue Moon Ramblers playing country, bluegrass and Americana tunes... at The Belle!!
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.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Monday, December 16th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Cardio/Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge
Get a total body workout that focuses on tightening and toning with intervals of cardio and strength training. Exercises will use body weight and resistance bands (provided). Please bring a yoga mat for floor exercises. $10/class. Punch cards available
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
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!
Live music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Durango Uke Circle
6:00pm / Four Leaves Winery
Join our ukulele jam on the third Monday of each month from 6 - 8 pm at the Four Leaves Winery in downtown Durango. Denise Leslie and her house band leads the group in themed session with appearances by special guests each month.    Be sure to sign up at for our newsletter for updates.
 Tuesday, December 17th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Open Shop Day
12:00pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Indie Lens Pop Up: The First Rainbow Coalition
1:00pm / Durango Public Library
In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Young Lords Organization and the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians.    Themes: civic engagement and community organizing; multi-ethnic coalition and community building; police and community relations; affordable housing; racism and classism.
Zumba®
1:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba® Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why?Zumba®?Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness ? cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 1:15-2:15
Pain Care Yoga
4:00pm / Yogadurango
Pain is not always an accurate indication of what is happening in the body. Despite widespread beliefs about pain, we have the capacity to rewire the neurological processes that send danger signals from the peripheral nervous system to the brain, and we can change our pain!   Lynn Wickersham has been teaching yoga for 12 years and holds a Certificate in Pain Care Yoga. She teaches yogic practices for pain management incorporating breath work, meditation, mantra, mudra, and gentle movement. These techniques help people living with persistent pain to move with more ease, experience less pain, and improve quality of life.    Participants are asked to contact Lynn (lynnellen2065@gmail.com) for a brief consultation and to complete an intake form prior to attending Pain Care Yoga classes. No prior yoga is experience required. Chairs, bolsters, and other props will be provided for comfort and safety.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
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!
Big Little Holiday Party
6:00pm / The Powerhouse
An elegant and economical way to celebrate your staff or clients this holiday season. Leave the party planning to us. Let us do the work and you can celebrate with your team while enjoying the fun and the styling of a full-sized party.
'The Office' Trivia!
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
A night of themed Trivia based around the popular television series, The Office. Come on down and test your knowledge while enjoying a drink at Eno! Winner receives a $20 gift certificate!
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!
Open Studio Figure and Portrait Drawing
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Open Studio Figure and Portrait Drawing with a live model - first and third Tuesday of each month!   Show your current FLC ID at the door and receive a 50% discount for the entire month!
Trivia Factory
6:30pm / The Roost
The Roost will now be hosting weekly Trivia Factory nights every Tuesday starting at 6:30pm until 8:30pm. This trivia platform will be fun and friendly for the younger Durango crowd. Come challenge your minds, have some great food and drinks and win some great prizes that include Gift Cards to The Roost, Cuckoos and Animas City Theatre!
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Open Mic Night!
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Free drink for all performers, all performers of all types are encouraged and welcome
 Wednesday, December 18th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Coffee Tastings
1:00pm / Animas Chocolate Company
Come experience the world of coffee. The public is invited to join ACC staff and the staff of Desert Sun Coffee Roasters for regular cuppings of DSCR coffees. Each cupping will focus on different profiles and roasts served at ACC.
Zumba Gold®
3:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
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!
Live music with Donny Johnson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
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!
Pub Quiz
6:30pm / The Irish Embassy Pub
Come join us! Weekly prizes!
Live Music with Terry Rickard
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.
Group Meditation Meetup
7:00pm / Smiley Building; Room B3
Join us each Wednesday from 7:15-8:15 PM for this group meditation meetup. All levels and practices welcomed. This is simply a place for us all to practice together. We typically sit for 40 minutes with the potential of discussion at the end of each session.
Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubliee 2019
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Durango's much-beloved cowboy crooners come off the Bar D and return to the Community Concert Hall stage for their traditional cowboy Christmas show.
Open Mic Night
7:30pm / The Roost
Seeking local musicians, comedians and poets to join us for Open Mic Night at The Roost every Wednesday. Sign up is at 7:30pm and performances begin at 8:00. All performers will receive a free drink. We have limited space for full bands, so please limit music to acoustic or please contact us to arrange anything else
 Thursday, December 19th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Cardio/Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge
A different workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Equipment provided, please bring a yoga mat for floor exercises. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Zumba®
1:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba® Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why?Zumba®?Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness ? cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 1:15-2:15
Living Your Best Life Series: Healthy Communication
1:30pm / Durango Public Library
Living Your Best Life with Disabilities is a new series free and open to all abilities. Classes and workshops will be held every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Program Room 2. Join us for topics taught by the Southwest Center for Independence.    This week: Healthy Communication
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
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!
Live music with Tim Sullivan
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Eno's Weekly Open Mic Night is happening from 6-8pm! Come with your guitar, your voice, some friends, or just you and listen to some local artists!
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!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Get ready to flex those memory muscles at Powerhouse Trivia from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Sponsored by Carver Brewing, our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round. Assemble your team or come solo and join one, get focused with a few local brews, and compete against some of the brightest minds around. $5 suggested team donations.
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Friday, December 20th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Free Lively Yoga
8:30am / Lively (a boutique)
Now offering FREE YOGA in store every Friday before store opens! Bring your mat and a friend and check out the classes from local professional instructors.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Zumba Gold® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
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!
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!
The Majesty of Christmas
7:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
No Santa. No Frosty or Rudolph, just great Christmas music. Join Rochelle Mann, Gemma Kavanagh, the Durango Chamber Singers, Bailey Barnes-Fagg and C. Scott Hagler for an evening of beautiful Christmas music.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
People We Know CD Release Party
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
People We Know CD Release Party   $12/$15/18+  Doors 7:00pm  Show 8:00pm  Tickets available at Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading Company, and online at www.animascitytheatre.com Limited Seating.   https://www.facebook.com/peopleweknowband  An aggregation of acoustic musicians from the hilltops of southwest Colorado, over many moons People We Know has coalesced into an enthusiastic, almost exclusively in-time concavity of high altitude pickers. Featuring members of the Outskirts and Fellowship of the Strings, People We Know brings a new take on mountainous string music. Born of high country festival levity, they explore the limits of bluegrass, rock and roll, americana and latin covers while testing their early morning imaginations. Taking a creative and vibrant approach in original compositions, keep an eye out for their first album expected as the snow begins its journey down.   With Alex Forsthoff on guitar, Jeff Berman on big fiddle, Aaron "Diggin" Cooklin strummin the mando, Mancos&apos Craig F-baum on the manjo, and Mark Walser on small fiddle, People You-Might-Just-Want-to-Get-to-Know will take you on a musical ride to all three ends of the mountain-grass spectrum. Their highly anticipated shows from one San Juan mountain valley to the next range from up-tempo, foot stomping hollerin&apos bluegrass to leisurely deliberate ballads, with tunes both fake and real and everything in between.
 Saturday, December 21st
Looking Glass Art Show
8:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Shop Orientation
9:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
Lawrence Broadway, an experienced shop steward will demonstrate the safe use of all of the shop equipment. New members are strongly encouraged to attend, and any member who is learning a new interest area or just wants a refresher training, should also take advantage of this free demonstration. This is also a great place for anyone who wants to become a shop steward to become more familiar with the equipment.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
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.
Community Christmas Lunch
12:30pm / Schneider Park
Community Compassion Outreach invites the public to attend a Christmas celebration. This is a special feast with Durango’s citizens who are experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. Attendees are invited to bring a favorite dish to share. It is an outdoor event, and an opportunity to visit with volunteers and make new friends. Schneider Park is located north of the 9th Street Bridge on Roosa Avenue.    Volunteer drivers are also needed to help transport guests from the Purple Cliffs encampment to the lunch.    To RSVP or sign-up, contact Donna Mae at (970) 236-2313.
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 12:55pm  In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
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!
Ben Gibson Duo
6:00pm / Sky Ute Casino Resort Seven Rivers Restaurant
Seven Rivers Saturday Night Entertainment Presents: Ben Gibson Duo
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!
Ike&aposs America Holiday Show featuring Power Lounge
7:00pm / Henry Strater Theatre
Ike’s America Holiday Show featuring Power Lounge hosted by Ted Holteen. Power Louge, comprised of some of Durango’s best jazz musicians, will be performing songs out of the great American songbook as well as popular holiday classics. The band will be fronted by both John Rubano and Alison Dance, bringing audience members back to the Rat Pack days. Dance floor will be open!
Mysto's Really Big Magic Show
7:30pm / FLC Community Concert Hall
Then family-friendly fun comes to the full Concert Hall with Mysto’s Really Big Magic Show. Mysto the Magi (aka Mitch Harwood) takes audiences on a vaudeville journey with play-lets, mystery, secret messages and group participation, with the entire intent of “having fun.”
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
CONNECT: POSH JOSH, Smiley Coyote, Brap the Goat
9:30pm / Animas City Theatre
CONNECT: Winter Solstice Celebration Dance Party, a night of house music & electronic music.   Posh Josh, Smiley Coyote, Brap the Goat  $10/$12/18+/ Doors 9:00pm  Brap the Goat 9:30-10:30 / Smiley Coyote 10:30-11:45 / Posh Josh  11:45-1:15 Tickets available at Animas City Theatre, Animas Trading Company, and online at www.animascitytheatre.com   Posh Josh  https://www.facebook.com/poshjoshofficial  Originally hailing from New York City coming up out of the Disco and Funk age, with Jazz musician parents and then seeing the advent of electronic music and Hip Hop … It is no wonder why Josh gravitated towards HOUSE! ?Infusing, cooking and mixing up all of these influences laid in with a Dirty House beat … ?Posh Josh will take you on a journey, diving in DEEP, allowing you to find and CONNECT with yourself and others … Be prepared to MOVE and SWEAT !!!
 Sunday, December 22nd
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
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
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 12:55pm  In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
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!
Celtic Christmas
6:00pm / The Irish Embassy Pub
Local Celtic band Patrick Crossing performs Celtic and holiday classics
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.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Monday, December 23rd
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
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!
Live music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
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!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Tuesday, December 24th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
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!
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!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Wednesday, December 25th
Merry Christmas from WHD
12:00am / From our hearts...
May everyone have a wonderful celebration with the ones they love. Surround yourself with the joy of the holiday season and may the coming of the New Year be everything you wish for.
 Thursday, December 26th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
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!
Live music with Tim Sullivan
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Eno's Weekly Open Mic Night is happening from 6-8pm! Come with your guitar, your voice, some friends, or just you and listen to some local artists!
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!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Friday, December 27th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Free Lively Yoga
8:30am / Lively (a boutique)
Now offering FREE YOGA in store every Friday before store opens! Bring your mat and a friend and check out the classes from local professional instructors.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
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!
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!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Saturday, December 28th
Looking Glass Art Show
8:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
NTLIVE: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (ENCORE)
11:00am / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 10:30am  Show 11:00am   ‘James Corden is a hit.’ Sunday Times  ‘The funniest show on the planet.’ Daily Mail  Wildly funny comedy.’ The Times  ‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian  'Forget your cares at the funniest show in town’ The Telegraph  ‘A golden production.’ Evening Standard   Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.   Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.   Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
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!
Bob Hemenger
6:00pm / Sky Ute Casino Resort Seven Rivers Restaurant
Seven Rivers Saturday Night Entertainment Presents: Bob Hemenger
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!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
 Sunday, December 29th
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
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: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (ENCORE)
1:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$14/$18  Doors 12:30pm  Show 1:00pm   ‘James Corden is a hit.’ Sunday Times  ‘The funniest show on the planet.’ Daily Mail  ‘Wildly funny comedy.’ The Times  ‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian  ‘Forget your cares at the funniest show in town’ The Telegraph  ‘A golden production.’ Evening Standard   Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.   Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.   Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
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!
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.
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / 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!
Emancipator w/s/g Koresma
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Don't miss Emancipator Live in an intimate setting of a 270 capacity venue   About this Event  Tickets on Sale online at 5:00pm Monday November 18th  Tickets available at Animas City Theatre & Animas Trading Company on Tuesday November 19th at 3:00pm   Standing Room Only, Limited seating in balcony   Emancipator  http://www.emancipatormusic.com  https://www.facebook.com/emancipatormusic  https://www.instagram.com/emancipator   A sleeping giant of the electronic music world, Douglas Appling - more commonly known as Emancipator - has quietly established himself as a mainstay in the electronic music scene since the release of his debut album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough in 2006. Classically-trained as a violinist from an early age, Appling's organic approach to electronic music production draws inspiration from a wide range of international cultures and musical genres, culminating in a refreshingly authentic brand of electronic music that has infiltrated global consciousness.   2017 was a busy year of touring & music writing for Emancipator. Doug’s live band, Emancipator Ensemble, headlined Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time and made appearances at many music festivals across the globe.   November 2017 also marked the release of the much-anticipated new Emancipator album, Baralku, via his own label, Loci Records. Inspired by the astral “island” some aboriginal societies believe to be our spiritual home after death, Baralku synthesizes downtempo hip-hop beats, world music elements, and field recordings, as well as jazz, folk, and classical influences into a transcendent hybrid of lush, nuanced, and ethereal compositions.   “Music takes me to places, and each song is a spirit island on which its soul lives infinitely,” says Emancipator of the album’s title and his inspiration. “To release a song is both a death and a birth at the same time,” he adds. “The sounds contained in each song have reached the end of their life process. The once shapeshifting collage of expression has been crystallized into a final form, no longer kinetic. Yet it exists in a state of permanent potential energy, waiting to be accessed in the form of music, just as the memory of a departed soul will always have the power to move us.”
 Monday, December 30th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Come see us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party. This jewelry event features the gallery’s more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists; several will be in attendance during the artist reception from 5-7pm on December 6th. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more, there is sure to be something for everyone on your seasonal shopping list.
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
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!
Live music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
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!
 Tuesday, December 31st
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Come see us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party. This jewelry event features the gallery’s more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists; several will be in attendance during the artist reception from 5-7pm on December 6th. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more, there is sure to be something for everyone on your seasonal shopping list.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
Artist Tony Stromberg Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Join us during Durango's annual community Holiday Party on December 6th as we welcome fine art equine photographer Tony Stromberg to the gallery with a one-man show. Tony will be in attendance from 5-7pm to answer questions about his work and inspiration, as well as sign copies of his book, “Horse Medicine.” The show continues daily through the holiday season, closing on December 31.
Pain Care Yoga
4:00pm / Yogadurango
Pain is not always an accurate indication of what is happening in the body. Despite widespread beliefs about pain, we have the capacity to rewire the neurological processes that send danger signals from the peripheral nervous system to the brain, and we can change our pain!   Lynn Wickersham has been teaching yoga for 12 years and holds a Certificate in Pain Care Yoga. She teaches yogic practices for pain management incorporating breath work, meditation, mantra, mudra, and gentle movement. These techniques help people living with persistent pain to move with more ease, experience less pain, and improve quality of life.    Participants are asked to contact Lynn (lynnellen2065@gmail.com) for a brief consultation and to complete an intake form prior to attending Pain Care Yoga classes. No prior yoga is experience required. Chairs, bolsters, and other props will be provided for comfort and safety.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
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!
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!
IllumiNAUGHTY
9:30pm / Animas City Theater
Join the Secret Circus Society&aposs sensual new show IllumiNAUGHTY. Unlock the door to the unknown, the sexy, and the strange. Ring in the New Decade with us as we pierce the veil of mysticism and see the world with our EYE wide open. Come for the mystery, stay for an evening filled with burlesque, circus and a midnight dance party.   Follow us on social media for clues to our golden key V.I.P. scavenger hunt.   TICKETS:  $50 early bird GA standing room.  $60 Door GA standing room.  $100 VIP Receive the Key to the Crows Nest Balcony. Perks include great views, seats, treats, and additional pleasures. Paper tickets available at Animas Trading Company.
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