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Steamboat Springs Ski Resort’s Festive Legacy

As the snow settles on Steamboat Ski Resort, this charming ski town transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland that captures the hearts of everyone who visits. Over the winter, the resort fills up with first-time-skiers and olympians alike, as Steamboat is truly the most enchanting place for Holiday Events in Steamboat Springs Colorado to experience the holiday season. 

The legacy of Steamboat’s festivities can be traced back to its traditional ranching roots, as the holiday season is a crucial time for the ranching community to come together. A full calendar of festive events provide an opportunity for Steamboat locals to extend some true Western hospitality to visitors, and reflect on the collective experience of the community across the past year.

Handpicked Holiday Events 2023

You simply can’t visit Steamboat Springs ski resort during December without getting involved in local holiday events! From glittering parties, to family-friendly visits with Santa, the community here at Steamboat is what makes the holiday season so special. It’s no wonder guests come back time and time again to craft a festive legacy for their family in Steamboat Springs.

We’ve handpicked the nine most exciting events in December that cater to the discerning tastes of The Astrid community.


Holidays in the Rockies Market

Holidays in the Rockies flyer

December 16 2023
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

An annual Steamboat Tradition, Holidays in the Rockies marks the beginning of the holiday season! Take a trip downtown to the historic Depot Art Center where local artisans come together at this holiday market to showcase a variety of fine arts and crafts, including artisan jewelry, organic body products, gourmet food, clothing, and more- all made by hand.

Holiday Skate Party

Ice skaters in the evening at Steamboat Square

December 16 2023
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

All people of all ages are invited to join the people of Steamboat for a festive Holiday Skate Party at Skeeter’s Rink, located right at the base of the resort. There’s nothing more magical than skating beneath the stars, surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountains, watching glistening Christmas lights, and listening to the excited buzz of families enjoying the holiday season.


Ski Locker’s 3rd Annual Christmas Party

Ski Lockers third annual christmas party poster - December 15, 6pmDecember 15 2023
6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Put on your glad-rags as this remarkable co-working space, known as the Ski Locker, is throwing the most exciting Christmas party in town! Get ready for an unforgettable night of festive fun, laughter, and holiday cheer.


The Queen’s Cartoonists Holiday Holiday Hurrah Yule Love It

The Queen's Cartoonists play their instruments on stage

December 19 2023
7 p.m.

A musical experience like no other – The Queen’s Cartoonists’ festive performances are perfectly synchronized to the films projected on stage. The band matches the energy of the cartoons, leading the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy!

Santa Saddles Up

Santa on a horse

December 16 2023
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Steamboat is excited to bring back the enchanting family tradition of the Santa Horseback Procession, ‘Santa Saddles Up’. Santa will ride into the resort from the Torian Plum Area right down the slopes into the heart of Steamboat Square escorted by legendary locals Bob Dapper and Dean Vogelaar. Immediately following the ride Santa will be available on the Steamboat Stage to visit with guests and take pictures!

Steamboat Holiday Market Day

A Christmas tree adorned with gingerbread ornaments

December 17 2023
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Join Steamboat locals to begin a new holiday tradition at the base of the Steamboat Ski Resort. You’re invited to the inaugural Steamboat Holiday Market! This is the perfect opportunity to check off your holiday shopping list, as local businesses gather together to offer up their unique creations.

Youth Holiday Tennis Camp at Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball

A line of tennis players' sneakers and rackets

December 27 & 28 2023
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

In the slump between Christmas and New Year, keep the holiday spirit going for your kids by signing them up to two days of tennis fun at Steamboat Tennis and Pickleball! This exclusive tennis camp for 12-18 year olds will teach skills and drills in a fun, interactive format.

And if you’re feeling jealous… There’s an adults only holiday tennis camp on December 26 and 27!


Year-Round Events in Steamboat Springs

The locals here in Steamboat love sharing their ski town traditions with visitors. As the community gathers for yet another unforgettable festive season, the abundance of events truly celebrate the spirit of traditional Western hospitality and old-school ranching town fun.

But, if you thought the holidays were jam-packed with excitement, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Steamboat Ski Resort, and the winder Steamboat Springs community, boast a year-round calendar of vibrant events. From lively rodeos, outdoor concerts, seasonal festivals, and more, Steamboat Springs beckons visitors with activities for every month of the year.

The Astrid’s Upcoming Events

At The Astrid, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with local events, and handpicking the very best ones to share with our exclusive community. We also love to extend personalized invitations to our own private events.

From VIP parties, to customized private tours, The Astrid’s exclusive community are the first (and often, only) people to receive a much-coveted invitation. We invite you to join our community of discerning travelers today, because we’d hate for you to miss out on enjoying The Astrid’s private experiences.

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