Mountain Village: Holiday Preludes Heads "Uptown,” 12/17

Mountain Village is being transformed once again into the North Pole for this year’s Holiday Prelude celebration”uptown” on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Festivities include a day of holiday movies, train rides, Santa, live reindeer, ice-skating, and children’s holiday surprises around every corner. Holiday Prelude is a collaborative effort among the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Town of Mountain Village, Telluride Ski & Golf Company, and local merchants, combining efforts and resources to transform The Town of Mountain Village into the regional destination for holiday fun.


Children of all ages will delight in the decorations and lights galore as Santa’s elves send you up the Gondola to visit Santa’s Workshop at the Telluride Conference Center from 1-5 p.m. Children can share their Christmas list with Santa, make holiday ornaments with the elves, and enjoy holiday movies with free hot chocolate and popcorn.

This year’s holiday films include “Mickey’s Magical Christmas,” “Polar Express,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” A Parents’ Lounge and cash bar will be available for grown-ups who want to put their feet up.

In addition, a Curling Demo will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to demonstrate how the sport is played and help folks learn to curl.

Ice-skating will be available from noon to 4 p.m.; sledding will take place from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Children and adults should expect many surprises on the Train Ride throughout the twinkling Mountain Village. This year the train will be making some very special stops through town to visit the Live Reindeer Petting Area. Participating shops will be giving gifts and treats to all children.

The culmination of this year’s event will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and carolers in Heritage Plaza at 6 p.m.

Following the lighting tradition, head back to Madeline Hotel & Residences ice- skating rink, where the Telluride Figure Skating Club will be presenting “North Pole on Ice.”

Mountain Village is very excited to feature local ice-skaters who are excited to show off their skills.. The show is set to begin at 6:15 p.m. After the local pros leave the ice, stick around for the “coolest” ice-skating party ever, set toeveryone’s favorite tunes.

For those who need to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, Mountain Village merchants are extending discounts and specials to customers until 9 p.m. Shoppers will receive some of the best discounts of the year, along with raffles, giveaways, food and drink specials, and more.

And, in the true spirit of giving,on Saturday from 1-5 p.m., Franz Klammer Lodge will host an Angel Baskets Charity Drive. In thanks for donations, you will find complimentary treats and beverages at the venue.

Lodging and ski packages are available for those who want to extend the holiday fun. For more information, go here. Activities are all free of charge; events and times are subject to change. Check back often.

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