Gunnison & Crested Butte Holiday Checklist | Events & Activities

The Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley truly shines during the holidays with all sorts of events, snow-dappled forests, and downtowns and a ski area decked out for the season. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites and provided links to more detailed information. Memories await!

Dec. 12, 21, 26, A Black & White Christmas (5 classic black-and-white holiday films), Majestic Theatre, 4:15 p.m.


Dec. 17-19, Rock on Ice, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (Ice carvings created in the courtyard)


Dec. 19, Gluten-Free Christmas Baking, Gunnison Arts Center, 5:30 – 8 p.m.


Dec. 20, Mulled Wine Class for the Holidays, Crested Butte Center for the Arts, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.


Dec. 23, Photos with Santa & His Snowcat, CBMR Base Area, 4:30 p.m. with build-your-own hot cocoa station in Coal Breaker.


Dec. 24, Holiday Costume Parade & Contest, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Noon


Dec. 28, Holiday Polka Party with Pete Dunda, Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, 5 – 8 p.m.


Dec. 29 & 30, Warren Miller’s ski/snowboard film Daymaker, Crested Butte Film Festival at Majestic Theatre, 7 p.m.


Crested Butte Holiday FireworksDec. 31, New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, 5:30 p.m.


Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve with Rewind (‘80s dance and costume party), Almont Resort, 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.


Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve with Southern Avenue, Crested Butte Center for the Arts, 9 p.m.