With its dramatic snowy mountain landscapes, ample outdoor winter activities, and festive events, Winter Park is the perfect setting for the holidays. Whether you live here full-time, part-time, or want to live here, Christmas in Winter Park, Colorado is sure to give you special memories you’ll cherish. Below, you’ll find a few ideas to help make your holiday season even better!

A Snapshot of Your Christmas in Winter Park, CO

Christmas in Winter Park, Colorado is a better setting for a wintry holiday than most other places in the country. You’d be hard put to find the excellent combination of natural beauty and fun snowy activities anywhere other than here! A white Christmas is a virtual certainty here in beautiful Grand County, which serves to enhance winter activities, the picturesque surroundings, and your holiday spirit. Take a look at some of the ways you can enjoy the holidays in Winter Park!

Fun Outdoor Activities

There is never a shortage of things to do during your Christmas in Colorado. From shopping in downtown Winter Park for those last-minute gifts to skiing down the slopes, there is a snowy activity for everyone to enjoy!


Two of the most popular things to do in Winter Park, CO are skiing and snowboarding. Winter Park Resort and Granby Ranch are two amazing ski resorts that offer a number of trails for both experienced and beginner skiers and snowboarders. Take to the slopes this Christmas and send some powder flying for a fun-filled family activity!

Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing

Another popular pastime in Grand County is exploring the land through Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Some of our favorite places that provide great spots for an excursion include:

Devil’s Thumb Ranch | 970.726.5632
Rocky Mountain National Park | 970.627.3471
Snow Mountain Ranch | 970.887.2152
Ski Granby Ranch | 888.850.4615

Snow Tubing

Grab a tube and fly through the snow at of the Winter Park tubing destinations below. Perfect for the whole family, tubing offers an exciting experience to share together!

Fraser Tubing Hill | 970.726.5954
Colorado Adventure Park | 970.726.5779
Coca-Cola Tubing | 970.726.2349

Ice Skating

Looking for a whimsical family day with the kids this Christmas?  There are a number of premium ice skating rinks in the area with lovely snowy views, perfect for this classic activity.

Cooper Creek Square | Downtown Winter Park
Devil’s Thumb Ranch | 970.726.8231
Fraser Sports Complex | 970.726.8231
The Village | 407.571.2700

Sleigh Rides

Nothing says “Jingle Bells” like a festive sleigh ride through the snow. The Winter Park area offers many opportunities to take a picture-perfect holiday sleigh ride. Glide over the snow on a horse-drawn sleigh at these fantastic places:

Devil’s Thumb Ranch | 970.726.8231
Snow Mountain Ranch | 970.887.2152
Winding River Resort | 970-627-3215
Dashing Through the Snow | 970.389.2977

Festive Local Events in Winter Park, CO

Annual Festival of Trees | November 30th, 2018
The Festival of Trees ushers in the holiday season each year with Christmas trees draped in glittering lights and ornaments. See and bid on beautiful trees and wreaths to help support local nonprofits. Santa Claus will also be present to hear the kids’ Christmas wishes. Plus, a dessert auction really sweetens the deal! This event is organized by the Fraser Valley Lions Club.

Tommelfest Nordic Ski Festival at Devil’s Thumb Ranch | December 8, 2018
It isn’t Christmas in Colorado without the ski season kickoff! Come out for this annual Nordic ski festival and take free ski lessons, participate in keg tossing, or try some glog. There will also be a variety of Nordic activities, and the Holiday Market will be happening in the Broad Axe Barn.

Torchlight Parade and Christmas Eve at Winter Park Resort | December 24, 2018
Winter Park Resort transforms into a Christmas wonderland each Christmas Eve for the Torchlight Parade. Enjoy carolers, a crackling bonfire, skiers and riders wielding torches, Santa Claus and his helpers, and the spectacular fireworks finale! Grab some steaming hot chocolate to warm your hands as you celebrate Christmas Eve with fellow revelers.

This Could Be Every Christmas

You can find great ideas for things to do year-round from Real Estate of Winter Park! We’re your resource for all things Grand County, especially when it comes to finding your dream house in time for a beautiful Christmas in Winter Park, Colorado. Now is the time to begin your home search here in Grand County! Beautiful views and unbelievable scenery await you this Christmas in Colorado. And, whether you’re looking for a forever home or a vacation home, the team at Real Estate of Winter Park is here to help! We know exactly where to find the perfect mountain dream home.

view of bedroom in home at 406 grandThis gorgeous home at 406 Grand is the perfect place to spend the holidays as well as the rest of the year. With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and a convenient location in Grand Lake, this is a great family home. It’s recent remodel is obvious from the gleaming kitchen to each fresh-looking room complete with high-end finishes.  

Contact us today to begin your search for a beautiful Colorado home. You may just find it in time for Christmas!

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