Christmas in Durango extends the entire month of December. Our little mountain town comes alive with activities all month long for everyone from the adventure seeker to the holiday traditionalist. Durango, Colorado has so much to offer during the Christmas season.
Downtown Holiday Shopping
Set your sights on enjoying downtown Durango and shopping for some amazing locally made Christmas presents. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival at the La Plata County Fair Grounds is treasure trove of handmade gifts, art and food from around the region. Make plans to attend the Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar with traditional arts and crafts, food and entertainment from the turn of the century at the Animas Museum.
Winter Outdoor Adventures
The San Juan Mountain area is perfect for those looking for an outdoor adventure. And nothing gets us in the Christmas spirit more than snowy fun. Get out and enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through the mountains with your family. For the more adventurous, take an exciting guided snowmobile tour or head out on your own for a day of exploring historic landmarks, scenic views, and more. Purgatory is open for the season offering skiing and snowboarding as well as tubing, dog sledding, snowshoeing and more.
Ride The Polar Express
The story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive on The Polar Express Train Ride! Fun for all ages, the whole family can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole! All guests will enjoy hot cocoa and a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus!
If you are in Durango at Christmas, there are plenty of restaurants ready to host you and your family if you prefer to dine out or pick up a meal to go. Christmas in Durango is a special time of old fashioned fun in a winter wonderland.