Our Signature

Holiday Events

  • Multiple Events every Year

Downtown Steamboat is the perfect backdrop for the Holiday season.


Light Up the

  • November 25, 2022 on the Courthouse lawn. This event is sponsored by Steamboat Lightscapes.

The kick off for the holidays is the Friday after Thanksgiving. Join us on the Courthouse lawn from 6-6:30pm. Don’t be late, because this is the shortest event of the year! Have some Cocoa and and a cookie and help us count down from 10 to light the lights. Santa is on hand for the kids to visit and the local fire department swings by to drop hundreds of ping pong balls with specials on them for all to find. Not an easy feat, the balls are white and so is the snow, and did we mention it’s dark until we light the lights? We wrap things up by 6:30 so you can still make your dinner reservation. A BIG “Thank You” to Steamboat Lightscapes for their sponsorship of this event. Steamboat Lightscapes donates the lighting of a tree on the Courthouse lawn and several trees on Liconln Avenue every year.

Small Business

  • November 26, 2022, Saturday after Thanksgiving at your local shops

Visit our amazing local retailers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to start your holiday shopping. Don’t forget to Shop Local!

Museum Store Weekend

  • November 26, 2022, at your local museum shops

Museum Store Weekend offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique gifts. Stop by Steamboat Art Museum to experience the treasures of the season.

Santa Visits in his Study

  • December 3, 10 & 17, at Santa’s Study on the Court House Lawn. Santa appears curtesy of Alpine Bank. 

Visit Santa in his downtown Study, the first three Saturdays in December from 11am-1pm. **December 3rd from 12-4

A Very Steamboat Holiday Festival

  • 2nd annual December 3, 2022 on 6th Street from Lincoln to Oak Presented by Alpine Bank and Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch powered by your Downtown Ambassadors. 

Get in the spirit at our Very Steamboat Holiday Festival. If you would like to show off your singing skills, karaoke caroling will be featured at the event.

Santa will be in his Study and entertaining visitors  from 12-4. Danielle Zimmerer will be on hand for her annual Gift of photography for the community. Get a free family photo on us!

Outside, Santa’s workshop will be open and with the help of our local 4H kids can make an ornament or decorate cookies. Grab a mug of cocoa while you browse local artisan goods and find fabulous treasures for Christmas giving.

A Very Steamboat Holiday Festival is presented By Alpine Bank and Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch and Powered by Main Street Steamboat Springs.