SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

November 20, 2014 09:30 ET

Uniquely Colorado Christmas

Visit. Give. Do. Make. For a Colorado Holiday Experience

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - Crackling fires with steaming hot chocolate warms the crisp winter air and hot toddies toast another year. A sleek wooden sled and cozy alpaca wool mittens handcrafted in small towns rouse a quintessential winter experience. Christmas holidays in Colorado embrace the essence of the season. Historic settlements, forts and mining towns illuminate their history with twinkling lights against a backdrop of freshly fallen snow while horse-drawn sleigh rides on rustic dude ranches, festive Christmas parades, bustling food halls, steaming hot springs, and handcrafted gifts make for a uniquely Colorado Christmas. Find the entire holiday release at: http://www.colorado.com/news/uniquely-colorado-christmas

Visit. Give. Do. Make. We've collected holiday ideas from every corner of Colorado: a special place to visit, a uniquely Colorado gift to give, an experience to enjoy and something you make that creates lasting memories this holiday season.

  • Snow Fun in Silverton with fresh powder, a warm toddy and a handmade sled,
  • Trek in Trinidad at one of 42 State parks or 22 national parks/monuments/forests or along the Sante Fe Trail in search of Stonewall Jade,
  • 'Tis the Season in Delta County to harvest your own tree, make a wreath, and felt mittens,
  • Princely Pampering at Colorado's 20+ natural hot springs and a basket of local self-spa skin products,
  • Cowboy Christmas at a dude and guest ranch blanketed in snow where you learn to brand a family tradition,
  • Twinkling Traditions as historic Pueblo dons festive twinkle lights for a celebration that includes traditional Slovenian sweets,
  • Culinary Fort Collins for tastes and treats made by artisan chocolatiers, bakers, crafters, and brewers,
  • Let's Get Together at an urban food hall to celebrate with friends and discover one-of-a-kind boutiques.

Visit. Give. Do. Make. This holiday season, it's "more try; less buy" as you delight in the relaxing welcome and festive feeling of a snow-covered, Colorado town. Enjoy endless opportunities for outdoor excursions and festive holiday events; gift the creativity of Colorado crafts and the divine taste of Colorado-made food, spirits and sweets. Embrace the essence of the season, connect with loved ones, and celebrate with a Uniquely Colorado Christmas.

ABOUT COLORADO
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreation, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and renowned ski resorts. Breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, headwaters of seven major rivers, peaceful lakes, 11 national parks/monuments, and 58 mountains that top 14,000 feet. www.COLORADO.com. Colorado Media Room.

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