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This Winter


Downtown Aspen

Holiday Fun

December - March

Winter wonderland in Aspen All you need to know.

Winter Wonderland in downtown Aspen. Fun family friendly activities this winter season.
The page will be updated often as more activities become available!

Now – December 31:
Virtual “Trash the Past” – A “let it go” celebration to release the past and embrace the new year. Submit your old resolutions, unmet goals, or anything negative you’ve written down that needs to be released from your past. Click submit we’ll virtually throw it all into the bonfire as we let go of the past and move with hope into the new year! Submit.

December 6  – 12 | Letter to Santa Mailbox
Drop off your letter to Santa in the “Letter to Santa” Mailbox located in front yard of the Sardi House. While there is no traditional tree lighting ceremony, enjoy the lights on the tree in front of the Sardi House this holiday season.

December 19 | 12pm – 2pm
Zoom with Santa in the North Pole.
Make a reservation to Zoom with Santa and Mrs. Claus on December 19.  This is a strange year for Santa and Mrs. Claus! He would like to talk to as many kids as possible and hear about their holiday wishes. Click the link and register for a time slot. Based on your selected time, you will have a 5 minute block with 2 minutes to talk with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Have your list ready!  You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom invite and instructions.

December 19 & 20:
Snowpolo in Rio Grande Park

December 22 – April 1:
Let’s Roam: Aspen Skiers on Parade Scavenger Hunt, Free. Use join code Aspen Skier to participate.

December 31

New Year’s Eve Fireworks over Aspen Mountain have been cancelled for 2020.

Ongoing Events

    • Aspen Recreation Department’s free Virtual 5K Series,  enter here.
    • History Walking Tours with the Aspen Historical Society. For tickets go to
    • Nordic Skiing: Enjoy over 90K of free cross-country trails in Aspen, Snowmass & Basalt, www.AspenNordic.com
    • Sledding on the hill at the Aspen Recreation Center, www.AspenRecreation.com


Mandatory Mask Zone in Aspen

What you need to know about masks in Aspen
Aspen City Council enacted a mandatory mask zone ordinance that began Friday, July 31 at 6 a.m. and is in effect through November 4, 2020.  Below is some information about the new regulations and rules and resources to learn more.

Where should a face-covering be worn?  

  • Indoors & outdoors in Aspen’s Mandatory Mask Zone
  • Everywhere else outside of the Zone indoors & outdoors when a 6′ distance cannot be maintained from others
  • On public transportation

Where is the Mandatory Mask Zone?

  • West boundary: Aspen Street
  • East Boundary: Original Street /Neal Avenue to Herron Park
  • South Boundary: Aspen Mountain
  • North Boundary: Roaring Fork River
  • Highlands transportation and commercial zone


Please remember, even outside of the Zone, masks must be worn if you cannot keep six feet of social distance between you and other people.

Click Here for more information and to read the Emergency Ordinance NO 12: Mandatory Face Covering Zone


We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

To reach us, just give us a call at (970) 429-2093, or you click ’email us’ below and we will be sure to email you a response.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols:

  1. Please follow the Five Commitments of Containment. Interact with only those in your household,  do your best to avoid any social interactions with friends and family outside of your household throughout the holidays.
  2. A face covering must be worn at all times when inside a place of business that is open to the public (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.), as well as on public transportation like buses and taxis.
  3. Face coverings must also be worn indoors and outdoors in public places within Aspen’s Mandatory Mask Zone. In addition, masks must be worn outside of the Mandatory Mask Zone indoors and outdoors in public places when a six-foot distance cannot be maintained from others. For more information go to https://www.cityofaspen.com/1315/Mask-Information
5 Commitments of Containment