Enjoy the First Twinter in Wonderland at Twin Lakes

        This holiday season visit Twin Lakes, Colorado, for a special treat. It’s the first year of Twinter in Wonderland!

        Twin Lakes Village will glow with holiday lights and a tree. Think high snowy mountains, wide open lakes, and sparkling lights for the ultimate holiday vibe. Plus delicious food and great local shopping. Come join us!

        Twin Lakes log cabin with holiday lights

        Photo: Roadhouse Twin Lakes

        Join the Tree Lighting – Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4-7 p.m.

        Join us to decorate our first-ever community tree, in the courtyard at the Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon. Bring an ornament to hang on the tree and a gift for a child or a gift card from a local grocery store (City Market, Safeway, Lagrees). We will distribute these donations equally between Lake County and Chaffee County to support families that need a little help having a magical holiday.

        For a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to Tenderfoot Farms, visit their store in Twin Lakes Village and register before the tree lighting. On Saturday, enjoy their hot dog chili bar with hotdogs, chili dogs, chili, or Frito pie. The drawing will take place after the tree lighting.

        Are you a fan of ski movies? Head to Leadville that evening to catch the Warren Miller movie “ALL TIME” at 6 p.m. at FREIGHT.

        Twin Lakes in winter by @zakappleton

        Photo: @ZakAppleton

        A Holiday Season Full of Fun

        Throughout the holidays, enjoy friendly Twin Lakes Village with great food, shopping, and overnight stays! Check out the ever-expanding list of businesses now staying open for winter in Twin Lakes.

        Cute dog at Shooting Star Gallery

        Photo: Shooting Star Gallery

        Shop Art from Twin Lakes

        Find excellent art at the Shooting Star Gallery in Twin Lakes. This cute shop offers paintings, photos, jewelry, cozy handmade blankets, and more. All artists are Twin Lakes locals! The gallery is open the first two weekends in December (Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10). Hours are Fridays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

        Painting of Twin Lakes Colorado

        Photo: Shooting Star Gallery

        Find Unique Local Gifts

        For gifts and premium meats, visit the market at Tenderfoot at Twin Lakes. For simple and nourishing gifts, shop for coffee, tea, and cocoa. Choose from locally made salsas, candles, and more. The market will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the holidays.

        Leadville ornaments

        Photo: Twin Lakes General Store

        For souvenirs, clothing, books, maps, ornaments, and more, check out the Twin Lakes General Store. For the holidays, all gifts and souvenirs will be 10% off, and 2% of all sales will go to the Lake County Community Fund. The store will be open Sunday, December 2, 9, and 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and occasional Saturdays in December.

        Coffee at Roadhouse Twin Lakes

        Photo: Roadhouse Twin Lakes

        Grab Coffee and Snacks

        Fuel up for a Twinter wonderland hike or holiday shopping with delicious coffee and pastries at the Roadhouse Twin Lakes. Or warm up with a hot drink from the coffee and tea bar at Tenderfoot at Twin Lakes.

        Dinner @TwinLakesInn

        Photo: Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon

        Savor Weekend Brunch and Dinner

        The historic Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon is open for weekend dinners and brunches. Enjoy dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 4-8 p.m. On the dinner menu: hearty soups, fresh salads, NY strip steak, fried catfish, pasta primavera, and additional tasty treats. On Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., savor brunch with delicacies like crab eggs Benedict, French toast, and biscuits and gravy.

        Twin Lakes in winter by @jakedoesamerica

        Photo: @JakeDoesAmerica

        Stay with Us for a Twinter Escape

        For a holiday escape you’ll remember forever, find a cozy place to stay in Twin Lakes. Options include the Buckeye’s Cabins, Mt. Elbert Lodge, Roadhouse Twin Lakes, Stay Twin Lakes, Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon, Winmar Cabins, and more great lodging.

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