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Where to Find Santa in Durango

It's True! Santa is coming to Durango and it's time to have your Christmas wish list ready. Make some new holiday memories and have pictures taken, share some cookies or even meet Santa on a train. We've created a list of the best places to spot jolly Old Saint Nick while your family is visiting Durango.

Santa at Purgatory

To make your visit to Purgatory Resort even more magical this holiday season, Ski Beach will be getting a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus just before the big night. Check this year’s dates to add it to your inter adventures like skiing, snow tubing, or even a sleigh ride on the mountain. The kids will adore getting their last minute wishes in with Kris Kringle himself!

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit the Mountain

Noel Night

This all day event in the beginning of December is a festive way to kick off the holiday gift-giving season with friends and family. Eat, drink and shop from more than 50 downtown merchants. Additionally, enjoy live music and entertainment, holiday treats, special offers, festive events and Santa!

Noel Night

Durango Botanic Gardens

On December 1st from 5:30pm-7:00pm guests can enjoy a magical night at the Durango Botanic Gardens. Visitors can look forward to hot chocolate and homemade cookies on the library patio, readings with the Grinch, and of course, appearances from Santa & Mrs. Claus! Bring the kids to the garden and celebrate the holiday season.

Durango Botanic Gardens

The Polar Express Train

Take a trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express Train Ride with Durango & Siverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This magical interpretation features a steam train journey with hot cocoa, sweet treats and onboard entertainment. On the return trip, Santa will make a special visit to each coach and bestow the first gift of Christmas!

The Polar Express Train

Singing With Santa

Join Santa the day after Thanksgiving, downtown at Buckley Park, for the lighting of the community tree! This annual, family event sponsored by TBK Bank, also includes Christmas caroling and complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. Bring your camera to capture a photo with Santa. Limit two per family.

Singing With Santa

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