December 2021 Events

 Wednesday, December 1st
Community Day
9:00am / The Powerhouse
The 1st Wednesday of every month is Community Day at The Powerhouse! Free admission to the science center from 9am-11am.    Thank you to our sponsor Dan Korman of Alpenglow Properties LLC.
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class! Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience!   Registration gives you 10 classes, so sign up at any time!
Harness Ki, the Universal Energy
5:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Whether it's the "chi" of tai'chi or the "ki" of aikido, ki is a universal energy accessible to anyone. For many people tapping into ki is life-altering. Discover the role strong ki can play in your daily life through low-impact exercises and breathing techniques. This practice welcomes all levels of ability and experience. And within our NEW cheerful location, these weekly classes will leave you energized and smiling!
New Charter School/Ascent Classical Academy Community meeting
5:30pm / Pine River Library
A tuition-free, traditional, K-12 Charter school is coming to the Durango area. Join Ascent Classical Academy Durango for an informational community meeting at the Pine River Library.    For more information, visit their website at durango.ascentclassical.org
MURS with Special Guest (HIP HOP)
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
All patrons and staff entering the venue are asked to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours.   Free testing is available at FLC and the Durango Fair Grounds. Visit https://covidcheckcolorado.org for making an appointment.   Living Legend -- few within hip hop ever earn such a moniker, but with nearly 40 solo and collaborative releases, Los Angeles' MURS has truly run the gamut of independent success.   Early work with 3 Melancholy Gypsys and the iconic Living Legends paved the way for MURS' celebrated journey in the music industry. The West Coast representative would use this unparalleled crash-course in indie hip hop to establish his critically-acclaimed catalog of work, including MURS 3:16 The 9th Wonder Edition.   2008's release of Murs For President on Warner Bros. provided a new national spotlight. As the founder of the pivotal Paid Dues festival, MURS would continue to elevate his presence in the genre by amassing a list of collaborations that included Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, will.i.am, DJ Quik, E-40, and many others.   His signing with Tech N9ne's independent Strange Music label in 2014 yielded three full-length albums as well as several national tours. He further raised the stakes by breaking a Guinness World Record with a 24-hour live rap marathon on Twitch in 2016.   2019 saw MURS return to his roots, teaming with 9th Wonder for the highly-anticipated release of The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over.   Meanwhile, the summer of 2020 gave way to the triumphant return of Felt -- the duo comprised of Murs and Slug of Atmosphere, with the surprise release of their fourth album, Felt4U.   Murs closed out 2020 as only he could, partnering with DJ.Fresh for the release of Love & Rockets Vol 2: The Declaration. The full-length solo album stands as a personal testament to Murs' influence and legacy on West Coast music.   Operating independently of labels once again, MURS stands as a beacon of self-made success and unbridled respect for the craft in a new era.   https://mursraps.com  https://open.spotify.com/artist/2dWF6m2ksP9GN75fufFp16  https://www.instagram.com/murs316  https://www.facebook.com/murs  https://twitter.com/murs  https://www.youtube.com/MursTv  https://www.twitch.tv/Murs 
 Thursday, December 2nd
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm and 6:50pm.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Community Conversations: Indigenous Mascots
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Free in-person and virtual event! Refreshments provided by rez girls catering   Representatives from the City of Durango's Community Relations Commission, Four Borderless Corners, Durango Arts Center and Durango Creative District are collaborating to put on this free event.   Five Indigenous speakers will sit on a panel on Thursday, December, 2 and answer moderated questions pertaining to Indigenous Mascots, Cultural Appropriation, and Dehumanization, followed by a community Q&A and dialogue.   This community panel will help listeners understand what cultural appropriation is, what its impacts are, and how to become stronger advocates for the Indigenous community.
New Charter School/Ascent Classical Academy Community meeting
5:30pm / Durango Public Library
A tuition-free, traditional, K-12 Charter school is coming to the Durango area. Join Ascent Classical Academy Durango for an informational community meeting at the Durango Public Library.    For more information, visit their website at durango.ascentclassical.org
Discover Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, December 3rd
Toastmasters at the Center for Innovation
7:00am / FLC Center for Innovation
Are you nervous about public speaking, or just dread the experience and wish you were better at it? Join us at the Center for Innovation Friday mornings for Toastmasters!    Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.   Can't make it in person? We host the meeting virtually, so join us from home! Meetings will start at 7:15am every Friday.   
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata 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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Holiday Show Featuring Robert Rivera
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Sorrel Sky Gallery will be hosting a month-long event featuring the fine art gourds of Robert Rivera. These one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowls, masks, rattles, figures, ornaments and more can be found at the gallery's downtown location starting on December 3, during Noel Night, Durango's annual winter season celebration, through the holiday shopping season, and into the New Year.
Live Creative Studio Presents its Annual Zero Waste Holiday Pop Up
10:00am / Smiley Building
We feature truly unique gifts only from local sustainable businesses, artists, bakers, and crafts people. Shop your values and get zero waste, fair trade, and handmade gifts for your family and friends this season. Featured Durango Sustainable Businesses include: WeFill, Cura.Te, Table to Farm Compost, Inner Joy Energy Bars, ROLL, Passion Flower Beauty, MAKA, Osadha Natural Health, Chandler Strange, Bella the Bear, Betty Blue Bird Homemade and more.
Noel Nite 2021!
10:00am / Downtown Durango
Come join over 80 downtown Durango businesses in the annual holiday tradition of Noel Nite. Your local businesses have sponsored the event this year and are looking forward to showing our immense gratitude for the local communities that have supported us. Enjoy discounts, treats and fun festivities all day long in downtown Durango!
Festival of Trees & Wreaths
12:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall
Community Connections' Festival of Trees is a free and family-friendly holiday tradition! Event-goers tour an enchanted forest of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated by our generous sponsors, bid on the creative gifts and festive decorations, and vote for their favorite creations - all while supporting Community Connections' mission to help people with disabilities lead healthy and fulfilling lives in Southwest Colorado.   There are two ways to participate this year:  IN PERSON EVENT  The 18th Annual Festival of Trees takes place Noel night weekend, Friday-Sunday, December 3rd - 5th, 2021 from 12 - 5 pm at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall in downtown Durango. Come tour this sparkling winter wonderland and get into the spirit of the season!   VIRTUAL EVENT  We are also offering a virtual auction December 3rd - 5th so you can participate from the comfort of your own home! The online event will feature:   * A narrated tour of the dazzling trees and wreaths at the D&SNGRR Grange Hall in Durango and wreaths on Cortez's Main Street.  * A chance to bid on over 60 trees and wreaths, creative gifts and festive decorations.  * Stories from clients, families, staff and sponsors sharing Community Connections' impact helping people with disabilities to lead, healthy meaningful and inclusive lives in our Southwest Colorado communities.   ***********  To bid on trees and wreaths and vote for your favorites, register online at Trees21.GiveSmart.com or text Trees21 to 76278.  ***********   Don't miss our Cortez event, the 2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths which will light up Main Street Cortez from November 22nd - December 5th with beautifully decorated wreaths!
SCAPE x Outdoorsy Showroom, A Pop-Up Shop Featuring Local Companies
4:00pm / Outdoorsy Outpost
Get Outdoorsy this holiday season with local gear and goods companies at this pop-up showroom. Shop products made right here in southwest Colorado by regional entrepreneurs and get to know the companies making bad-a gear and goods right in your backyard.    Enjoy music by The Matriarchy and food by Lucia, plus EsoTerra Ciderworks will be serving their heritage cider that's picked, processed, and poured in Dolores, CO. The Showroom will also feature companies offering everything from bike pedals to private fishing expeditions and body balms to wireless photo speakers - a perfect way to shop and support local companies!   Event hosted by SCAPE and Outdoorsy, supported by First Southwest Bank and Startup Colorado.   https://www.goscape.org/events/scape-x-outdoorsy-showroom-a-pop-up-shop-featuring-local-companies
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Handbuilding Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional clay dish of your choice. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour treats, spend time with community artists, and, most importantly, hand-build a clay dish to use for years to come.    By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which we will apply when your dish is dry. Look for an email telling you when your dish is ready for pick-up and use.    Let the fun begin    **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Live Music with Reeder and Spencer
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House and Bar
Please come join us for dinner and drinks!
Taste of Christmas Craft Bazaar
6:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Calling Artists, Crafters and Vendors! Dancing Spirit will be hosting the annual Taste of Christmas Craft Bazaar at the ELHI Community Center in Ignacio!   We have booths available for this community wide event and want YOU to join us! for more information or to download an application, visit us online at www.dancingspiritgallery.org/events    And if you aren't an artist, crafter or vendor, please join us for an evening of Christmas fun, hand-made gifts and more.
 Saturday, December 4th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Holiday Food & Craft Bazaar
9:00am / Durango La Plata Senior Center
Over 20 Tables!   Handmade Crafts  Handmade Candles & Soap  Baked Goods  Ornaments  Unique Gifts +More 
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar
9:30am / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Durango's original Holiday Bazaar. One-stop holiday shopping! Following Covid safety guidelines, masks and social distancing required.
Live Creative Studio Presents its Annual Zero Waste Holiday Pop Up
10:00am / Smiley Building
We feature truly unique gifts only from local sustainable businesses, artists, bakers, and crafts people. Shop your values and get zero waste, fair trade, and handmade gifts for your family and friends this season. Featured Durango Sustainable Businesses include: WeFill, Cura.Te, Table to Farm Compost, Inner Joy Energy Bars, ROLL, Passion Flower Beauty, MAKA, Osadha Natural Health, Chandler Strange, Bella the Bear, Betty Blue Bird Homemade and more.
Kitchen Witchery: Cold & flu remedies in your kitchen
10:00am / Basecamp
You may have effective cold and flu support on hand without even realizing it! Learn what stuff from your spice cabinet and fridge are immune stimulating and anti-viral.   • You'll get easy to make recipes   • We'll experiment in class with different ways to use what's in your kitchen  • Make & take home an infused honey and 1 additional remedy that we make in class   $45
Four Corners Broadcasting Annual Holiday Donation Drives
11:00am / Durango Dermatology
Join your hometown radio stations and local businesses support area non-profits this holiday season. We are hosting 6 different Holiday Donation Drives every Saturday. Join us December 4th with help from Durango Dermatology and support the Durango Food Bank. Just drive through and drop of your donations and help this great local non-profit with the direct needs of operation. So come by, say hi, and support your community, at any or all of our 6 Holiday Donation Drives. For future drive locations, details and donations visit www.radiodurango.com
Festival of Trees & Wreaths
12:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall
Community Connections' Festival of Trees is a free and family-friendly holiday tradition! Event-goers tour an enchanted forest of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated by our generous sponsors, bid on the creative gifts and festive decorations, and vote for their favorite creations - all while supporting Community Connections' mission to help people with disabilities lead healthy and fulfilling lives in Southwest Colorado.   There are two ways to participate this year:  IN PERSON EVENT  The 18th Annual Festival of Trees takes place Noel night weekend, Friday-Sunday, December 3rd - 5th, 2021 from 12 - 5 pm at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall in downtown Durango. Come tour this sparkling winter wonderland and get into the spirit of the season!   VIRTUAL EVENT  We are also offering a virtual auction December 3rd - 5th so you can participate from the comfort of your own home! The online event will feature:   * A narrated tour of the dazzling trees and wreaths at the D&SNGRR Grange Hall in Durango and wreaths on Cortez's Main Street.  * A chance to bid on over 60 trees and wreaths, creative gifts and festive decorations.  * Stories from clients, families, staff and sponsors sharing Community Connections' impact helping people with disabilities to lead, healthy meaningful and inclusive lives in our Southwest Colorado communities.   ***********  To bid on trees and wreaths and vote for your favorites, register online at Trees21.GiveSmart.com or text Trees21 to 76278.  ***********   Don't miss our Cortez event, the 2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths which will light up Main Street Cortez from November 22nd - December 5th with beautifully decorated wreaths!
Holiday Market
2:00pm / The Union Social House
Featuring local makers, crafters and artists!
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House and Bar
Please come join us for dinner and drinks!
Fort Knox Five, Posh Josh, CodeStar Gem and Jam Pre Party
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre & Prohibition Herb Gem and Jam Official Pre-partyFort Knox Five, Posh Josh, and Codestar Hennessy Sound Design provided by Unify Mountain Soundz IMPORTANT UPDATE: All patrons and staff entering the venue are asked to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours.   Some seriously funky groups come in Five's The Jackson 5, The MC 5, Jurassic 5… and of course Fort Knox Five. While Fort Knox Five compose music like a band in the studio with live instrumentation blended into electronic music, they are renowned for their exciting and eclectic DJ performances. Founding members Steve Raskin and Jon Horvath established a unique live DJ set using mashedup acapellas and effects woven into original tracks, exclusive mixes and dance floor destroyers. These sets have proven to be irresistible to club goers worldwide, rocking parties with infectious grooves that effortlessly move from funk, reggae & glitchhop to prime time 4/4 beats & breaks. With the untimely passing of Jon H, Steve Raskin has taken over as the principle DJ for the group and now leads the charge of the Fort Knox brigade on the road into the funky future. Fort Knox Five has toured and performed for nearly two decades.    Posh Josh Bio: 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! Playing shows with DJ Dan, Rob Garza, Fort Knox5, Diva Danielle to name a few. But most notable building a steady fan base though CONNECT, Posh's regular event at the Animas City Theatre and shows at Burning Man. The doors have opened to now playing: The Light House S.F., DTLA, The Pink Bunny and Pariah Express art cars, Main Stage at Ashram Galatica, Decadent Oasis, LoveLand, ZaZen, The Pink Spot and many more. 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 !!!     Codestar Bio: Wielding a style that blends organic instrumentation and vocals with deep bassy dance beats, expansive effects, loops, samples, and turntablism, CodeStar's sets and productions are inspired by an invigorating Love for Life! He brings a live and unique mix to every occasion, maintaining continuity, while refusing to be stylistically confined. CodeStar is truly a reflection of our modern era's rainbow of diversity, with a wide range of influences including world, electronic, reggae, funk, house, tribal, bass music, and more, combining it all into a style he has coined as "World Tribe Vibez". In addition to being a seasoned Ecstatic Dance DJ, event producer, and MC, he has shared the stage with many talented artists, in
 Sunday, December 5th
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 AM to 11 AM at the VFW Post 4031. Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Live Creative Studio Presents its Annual Zero Waste Holiday Pop Up
10:00am / Smiley Building
We feature truly unique gifts only from local sustainable businesses, artists, bakers, and crafts people. Shop your values and get zero waste, fair trade, and handmade gifts for your family and friends this season. Featured Durango Sustainable Businesses include: WeFill, Cura.Te, Table to Farm Compost, Inner Joy Energy Bars, ROLL, Passion Flower Beauty, MAKA, Osadha Natural Health, Chandler Strange, Bella the Bear, Betty Blue Bird Homemade and more.
Festival of Trees & Wreaths
12:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall
Community Connections' Festival of Trees is a free and family-friendly holiday tradition! Event-goers tour an enchanted forest of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated by our generous sponsors, bid on the creative gifts and festive decorations, and vote for their favorite creations - all while supporting Community Connections' mission to help people with disabilities lead healthy and fulfilling lives in Southwest Colorado.   There are two ways to participate this year:  IN PERSON EVENT  The 18th Annual Festival of Trees takes place Noel night weekend, Friday-Sunday, December 3rd - 5th, 2021 from 12 - 5 pm at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Hall in downtown Durango. Come tour this sparkling winter wonderland and get into the spirit of the season!   VIRTUAL EVENT  We are also offering a virtual auction December 3rd - 5th so you can participate from the comfort of your own home! The online event will feature:   * A narrated tour of the dazzling trees and wreaths at the D&SNGRR Grange Hall in Durango and wreaths on Cortez's Main Street.  * A chance to bid on over 60 trees and wreaths, creative gifts and festive decorations.  * Stories from clients, families, staff and sponsors sharing Community Connections' impact helping people with disabilities to lead, healthy meaningful and inclusive lives in our Southwest Colorado communities.   ***********  To bid on trees and wreaths and vote for your favorites, register online at Trees21.GiveSmart.com or text Trees21 to 76278.  ***********   Don't miss our Cortez event, the 2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths which will light up Main Street Cortez from November 22nd - December 5th with beautifully decorated wreaths!
Holiday Market
2:00pm / The Union Social House
Featuring local makers, crafters and artists!
Holiday Joy! Ho Ho Ho! A LIVE concert from the Durango Choral Society
3:00pm / Summit Church
This year, after such a long time apart, we will present a very unique and special concert in a more intimate location and with a focus on love, hope and JOY. Join the Durango Choral Society and the Durango Women's Choir along with soloists and special guests, to ring in a especially grateful holiday season with beautiful lullabies, tradition carols, and a sprinkling a laughter and glee.
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
 Monday, December 6th
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Holiday Show Featuring Robert Rivera all week
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Sorrel Sky Gallery will be hosting a month-long event featuring the fine art gourds of Robert Rivera. These one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowls, masks, rattles, figures, ornaments and more.
Soul Collage with Barb Horn
11:00am / Create Art and Tea
Join Barb Horn, a SoulCollage® facilitator at Create Art and Tea for a journey of self discovery through the art form of collage. You might want bring a snack. Monday, November 8th OR Monday December 6th 11AM -1PM   $57, Supplies included.   Read more about SoulCollage® and Register at www.createartandtea.com stop by or call 970-764-4104
'Pandemic as Portal' Exhibit
4:30pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The pandemic has reached every corner of the world and has left no one unaffected. jetsonorma sees this as an opportunity for change. In collaboration with Esther Belin and Gretchen Groenke, this show connects and opens a dialogue to take action to better the planet and humanity.   The exhibition consists of Gretchen's love songs to the land and a call to action to heal from societal diseases and the harm they cause. Esther's sculpture acts as portal depicting the Navajo creation story and written letters from the perspective of the Navajo people affected by the pandemic. jetsonorama's iconic portraits, typically seen throughout exterior buildings of the Navajo Nation, take on a new form inside the gallery space.
Experience Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, December 7th
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata 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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
7 Rivers Farmers Market
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Come support your local farmers and artisans at the 7 Rivers Farmers Market
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
'Pandemic as Portal' Exhibit
4:30pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The pandemic has reached every corner of the world and has left no one unaffected. jetsonorma sees this as an opportunity for change. In collaboration with Esther Belin and Gretchen Groenke, this show connects and opens a dialogue to take action to better the planet and humanity.   The exhibition consists of Gretchen's love songs to the land and a call to action to heal from societal diseases and the harm they cause. Esther's sculpture acts as portal depicting the Navajo creation story and written letters from the perspective of the Navajo people affected by the pandemic. jetsonorama's iconic portraits, typically seen throughout exterior buildings of the Navajo Nation, take on a new form inside the gallery space.
Wines & Spines Charity Dinner & Silent Auction
5:00pm / Elks Lodge Durango
Join us for an amazing event benefiting the Women's Resource Center! We will have a silent auction, wine wall, and photo booth!   If you bring a non-practice member family or friend to Wines & Spines you both will receive a ticket for a chance to win more giveaways!
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing Is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work!   Price includes 10 sessions.  Register anytime!
 Wednesday, December 8th
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class! Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience!   Registration gives you 10 classes, so sign up at any time!
Harness Ki, the Universal Energy
5:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Whether it's the "chi" of tai'chi or the "ki" of aikido, ki is a universal energy accessible to anyone. For many people tapping into ki is life-altering. Discover the role strong ki can play in your daily life through low-impact exercises and breathing techniques. This practice welcomes all levels of ability and experience. And within our NEW cheerful location, these weekly classes will leave you energized and smiling!
 Thursday, December 9th
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Discover Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, December 10th
Toastmasters at the Center for Innovation
7:00am / FLC Center for Innovation
Are you nervous about public speaking, or just dread the experience and wish you were better at it? Join us at the Center for Innovation Friday mornings for Toastmasters!    Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.   Can't make it in person? We host the meeting virtually, so join us from home! Meetings will start at 7:15am every Friday.   
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
BID Monthly Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank
BID's monthly meeting is your opportunity to find out what is happening in Downtown Durango and in the North Main District. Join us for great networking and timely information! Held every month on the second Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 am at TBK Bank, 259 W. 9th Street, in the Community Room. The Community Room is located on the east side of the building.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata 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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Handbuilding Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional clay dish of your choice. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour treats, spend time with community artists, and, most importantly, hand-build a clay dish to use for years to come.    By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which we will apply when your dish is dry. Look for an email telling you when your dish is ready for pick-up and use.    Let the fun begin    **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Live Music with Reeder and Spencer
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House and Bar
Please come join us for dinner and drinks!
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara's 'Nutcracker' featuring the San Juan Symphony
7:30pm / The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara returns for the holiday season with "The Nutcracker" accompanied by Durango's own San Juan Symphony. This magical story is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters - including local dancers and singers.
 Saturday, December 11th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Four Corners Broadcasting Annual Holiday Donation Drives
11:00am / American Legion Trujillo-Sheets Post 28, Durango
Join your hometown radio stations and local businesses support area non-profits this holiday season. We are hosting 6 different Holiday Donation Drives every Saturday. Join us December 11th with help from Kinfolk Farms and support the American Legion Trujillo-Sheets Post 28, Durango. Just drive through and drop of your donations and help this great local non-profit with the direct needs of operation. So come by, say hi, and support your community, at any or all of our 6 Holiday Donation Drives. For future drive locations, details and donations visit www.radiodurango.com
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara's 'Nutcracker' featuring the San Juan Symphony
2:00pm / The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara returns for the holiday season with "The Nutcracker" accompanied by Durango's own San Juan Symphony. This magical story is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters - including local dancers and singers.
Holiday Market
2:00pm / The Union Social House
Featuring local makers, crafters and artists!
Veterans Benefit Holiday Dinner
4:00pm / Elks Lodge
Come enjoy delicious food while showing support for local veterans and their families! The Veterans Benefit Holiday Dinner will be hosted at the Elks Lodge at $15/plate and free for veterans starting at 4 PM until it's gone.
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
iNDIGO Room Second Saturday Series - Two Shows
6:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
6:00pm and 9:00 pm    The iNDIGO Room is a small intimate venue located inside of the iAM MUSIC Institute in the heart of Downtown Durango across main street from Buckley Park. These small house concert style shows provide a concert experience that allows the crowd and artist to interact in a way that feels like they are performing in your own living room.
Live Music with Jack Ellis
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steal House and Bar
Please come join us for dinner and drinks!
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara's 'Nutcracker' featuring the San Juan Symphony
7:30pm / The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara returns for the holiday season with "The Nutcracker" accompanied by Durango's own San Juan Symphony. This magical story is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters - including local dancers and singers.
 Sunday, December 12th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara's 'Nutcracker' featuring the San Juan Symphony
2:00pm / The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara returns for the holiday season with "The Nutcracker" accompanied by Durango's own San Juan Symphony. This magical story is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters - including local dancers and singers.
Holiday Market
2:00pm / The Union Social House
Featuring local makers, crafters and artists!
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House and Bar
Please come join us for dinner and drinks!
 Monday, December 13th
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Holiday Show Featuring Robert Rivera all week
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Sorrel Sky Gallery will be hosting a month-long event featuring the fine art gourds of Robert Rivera. These one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowls, masks, rattles, figures, ornaments and more.
Experience Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, December 14th
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata 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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
7 Rivers Farmers Market
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Come support your local farmers and artisans at the 7 Rivers Farmers Market
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing Is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work!   Price includes 10 sessions.  Register anytime!
 Wednesday, December 15th
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class! Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience!   Registration gives you 10 classes, so sign up at any time!
Harness Ki, the Universal Energy
5:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Whether it's the "chi" of tai'chi or the "ki" of aikido, ki is a universal energy accessible to anyone. For many people tapping into ki is life-altering. Discover the role strong ki can play in your daily life through low-impact exercises and breathing techniques. This practice welcomes all levels of ability and experience. And within our NEW cheerful location, these weekly classes will leave you energized and smiling!
 Thursday, December 16th
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House and Bar
Please come join us for dinner and drinks!
Discover Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases, and food available from Juicy's Shanty.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, December 17th
Toastmasters at the Center for Innovation
7:00am / FLC Center for Innovation
Are you nervous about public speaking, or just dread the experience and wish you were better at it? Join us at the Center for Innovation Friday mornings for Toastmasters!    Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.   Can't make it in person? We host the meeting virtually, so join us from home! Meetings will start at 7:15am every Friday.   
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata 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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Pre-registration is required for all classes, please call Bernice at the Sr Center 970-382-6428 to register.   *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Live Music with Reeder and Spencer
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House and Bar
Please come join us for dinner and drinks!
Bar D Wranglers 2021 Christmas Jubilee
7:30pm / The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The Bar D Wranglers' popular "Christmas Jubilee" returns for the holidays. The Bar D Wranglers weave together traditional holiday and Western music, cowboy poetry, tall tales and humor. It is a warm-hearted, fun-filled, all ages show that inspires the entire family to embrace the true meaning of the holidays.
 Saturday, December 18th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Four Corners Broadcasting Annual Holiday Donation Drives
11:00am / La Plata Electric
Join your hometown radio stations and local businesses support area non-profits this holiday season. We are hosting 6 different Holiday Donation Drives every Saturday. Join us December 18th with help from La Plata Electric Association and support the La Plata Family Centers Coalition. Just drive through and drop of your donations and help this great local non-profit with the direct needs of operation. So come by, say hi, and support your community, at any or all of our 6 Holiday Donation Drives. For future drive locations, details and donations visit www.radiodurango.com
Holiday Market
2:00pm / The Union Social House
Featuring local makers, crafters and artists!
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
 Sunday, December 19th
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 AM to 11 AM at the VFW Post 4031. Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Holiday Market
2:00pm / The Union Social House
Featuring local makers, crafters and artists!
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
 Monday, December 20th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Holiday Show Featuring Robert Rivera all week
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Sorrel Sky Gallery will be hosting a month-long event featuring the fine art gourds of Robert Rivera. These one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowls, masks, rattles, figures, ornaments and more.
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Experience Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, December 21st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata 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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
 Wednesday, December 22nd
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Harness Ki, the Universal Energy
5:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Whether it's the "chi" of tai'chi or the "ki" of aikido, ki is a universal energy accessible to anyone. For many people tapping into ki is life-altering. Discover the role strong ki can play in your daily life through low-impact exercises and breathing techniques. This practice welcomes all levels of ability and experience. And within our NEW cheerful location, these weekly classes will leave you energized and smiling!
 Thursday, December 23rd
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Discover Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, December 24th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
 Sunday, December 26th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
 Monday, December 27th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Holiday Show Featuring Robert Rivera all week
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Sorrel Sky Gallery will be hosting a month-long event featuring the fine art gourds of Robert Rivera. These one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowls, masks, rattles, figures, ornaments and more.
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Experience Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, December 28th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata 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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
 Wednesday, December 29th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Harness Ki, the Universal Energy
5:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Whether it's the "chi" of tai'chi or the "ki" of aikido, ki is a universal energy accessible to anyone. For many people tapping into ki is life-altering. Discover the role strong ki can play in your daily life through low-impact exercises and breathing techniques. This practice welcomes all levels of ability and experience. And within our NEW cheerful location, these weekly classes will leave you energized and smiling!
 Thursday, December 30th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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 PM
The Polar Express Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 5:15pm, 6:50pm and 8:25.    THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.
Discover Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, December 31st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Embark on an incredible train journey through the southwest Rocky Mountains. This unforgettable Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train excursion whisks passengers to and from Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and Canyon as it climbs through the San Juan Mountains, much of which is inaccessible by any other vehicle. It's a 52 mile roundtrip journey into a winter wonderland with a 60 minute layover at Cascade Canyon just enough time to take a winter walk along the river, take photos or have lunch by the fire in the pavilion.    Departure time is 9:15am and return time is 2:30pm. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata 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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Live Music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House and Bar
Please come join us for dinner and drinks!
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