Our Signature

Holiday Events

  • Multiple Events every Year

Downtown Steamboat is the perfect backdrop for the Holiday season.


Home For the Holidays
Craft Show

  • November 12 & 13, 2021 at Bud Werner Memorial Library

Join us for a little Holiday shopping November 12-13 at Bud Werner Memorial Library featuring local artisans. Perfect for all your holiday giving.

Hours: Fri. 2-6pm  | Sat. 9am-2pm

Light Up the

  • November 26, 2021 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 27, 2021, 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 27 & 28, 2021, 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 4, 11, & 18, 2021, at Santa’s Study on the Cout House Lawn. Santa appears curtesy of Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation. 

Visit Santa in his downtown Study, the first three Saturdays in December from 11am-1pm.

A Very Steamboat Holiday Festival

  • *NEW* December 11, 2021, on 6th Street from Lincoln to Oak Presented by Alpine Bank and Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs, and hosted by your Downtown Ambassadors. 

New this year! Get in the spirit at our Very Steamboat Holiday Festival. Opera Steamboat will be our Cowboy Carolers serenading Downtown shoppers. They will be joined by Steamboat Springs High School Choir. 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 11-3. 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 4H and FFA, 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 Steamboat Springs Rotary.