The tiny, yet mighty town of Ouray yet again plans on outdoing itself this holiday season.
Holiday lights, winter festivals, games and fireworks - all make up the next month, as the people of Ouray celebrate the season. Regardless of the festivities you share with your family, an escape in the winter wonderland that is Ouray is beyond compare. A day exploring the serene area surrounding town, or wandering through the shops on Main Street is an excellent way to enjoy the winter holidays.
Every week from now through the New Year, celebrate winter in Ouray. The weather is beautiful, even on a snowy day, and the company can't be beat!
On Saturday, November 28, 2015, the season begins with Small Business Saturday, Light up Ouray, and the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. What a day it will be! From 10am until 6pm, explore all of the wonderful shops on Main Street. Gift ideas sure to please even the most difficult person on your list abound! After an early dinner in one of our amazing restaurants, join the crowd at the corner of 6th and Main for the lighting of the Community Tree. There will be caroling, hot drinks and all around good cheer!
December 5, 2015, Celebrate Yule Night Ouray Style! Be on the lookout for Santa all day long as you explore the ships on Main Street from noon to 5pm. There will be face painting and refreshments all around, and the holiday cheer continues into the evening with the Annual Ouray Christmas Parade at 6pm. Don't worry if you missed Santa during the day, because once the parade is over, he and Mrs. Claus will be at the Ouray Elks Lodge to meet all the good little boys and girls!
A Victorian Style Christmas party focusing on all things delicious and decadent is in store on the 12 of December, 2015. The 7th Annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Festival begins at 6pm at the Ouray Community Center. Live music, and delightful spirits, treats and crafts will make a magical evening even more so!
View the Winter Solstice stars at Bissen at Main Street Inn on December 19, 2015! Let yourself explore the skies through telescopes and learn about the constellations while enjoying an evening outdoors, with great food, firepits, and warm fuzzy blankets. Sure to be a fun and educational night with friends old and new.
On New Year's Eve, there really is no place that can compare for a spectacular end of the year. Enjoy an unbelievable meal at one of our amazing restaurants on Main Street, followed by dancing and frivolity at the Elks Lodge. Be sure to find a spot outside before the strike of midnight to enjoy one of the most spectacular firework displays ever! As the sky is lit with fireworks, the colors reflect on the snowy peaks surrounding town, for a sight that must be seen!
The PARC Winterfest Games at Rotary Park on January 12, 2016 kick off the New Year with a bonfire, broomball and music. Get a free rental on some ice skates, and enjoy some family fun on the ice.
The Ouray Ice Park invites you to celebrate the newest routes at the Park on January 9, 2016 from 3pm until 6pm at the Ouray Ice Park. Enjoy a variety of treats around a warm fire the weekend before the Annual Ice Fest at this year's Apres Ice & Bonfire!
Winter in the Uncompahgres is one of the most magical time of year. The Ice Park is scheduled to open soon, so activities are boundless. From Ice Climbing to snow shoeing to cross country skiing, there is always something to do in Ouray. There is a little ski hill with a rope tow, and Vinegar Hill is perfect for sledding. A nice hot cup of coco or a hazelnut latte from Roast & Toast will warm everyone up as well! Dont forget, a long soothing soak in the mineral hot springs is always a great way to relax after enjoying a day in the snow.
Let us help you to plan the perfect winter escape this year. The staff at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is here to help make your visit one that will be treasured forever.