Holiday Events in Leadville & Twin Lakes

        Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, for a peaceful holiday. You’ll enjoy fun holiday events and festive snow. Whether you take a weekend escape or long holiday vacation, you’ll treasure your time at the top of the Rockies. Check out this list of holiday-themed events, then plan your trip!

        Leadville Railroad Holiday Express

        Nov. 19 – Jan. 21
        Check the schedule for times
        326 E. 7th St., Leadville

        Climb aboard the Leadville Railroad for a magical, fun-filled holiday adventure! Travel through the snowy Colorado mountains on a train decorated with holiday lights. Enjoy our three heated lounge cars with comfortable booth seating and large windows. Bring the whole family and make great holiday memories!

        Motherlode Markets

        Sundays – Dec. 3, Dec. 17
        3 – 7 p.m.
        320 E. 9th St., Leadville

        Shop from local artists with unique goods, Enjoy food and seasonal drinks. And get your photo with Santa!

        Treeline Kitchen in Leadville Colorado

        Taste of Leadville

        Friday, Dec. 1
        4 – 7:30 p.m.
        Downtown Leadville

        The Taste of Leadville is the annual fundraiser for St. George’s Episcopal Church, in conjunction with the Parade of Lights. Since food is central to our mission, we want to celebrate the many unique tastes of Leadville by bringing the entire community together to sample “bites” and “sips” from our town’s various restaurants and venues. St. George’s offers a food pantry, a mobile food pantry, and community meals to address food procurement challenges in our community. Buy your tickets today!

        Holiday Parade Leadville Colorado

        Annual Parade of Lights

        Friday, Dec. 1
        6 p.m.
        Harrison Ave., Downtown Leadville

        Celebrate the season with a festive holiday parade!

        Twin Lakes by @mellow_marmot_designs

        Twinter in Wonderland

        Saturday, Dec. 2
        4 – 7 p.m.
        Twin Lakes

        This year, Twin Lakes Village will celebrate its first-ever community tree lighting! And with even more businesses staying open for winter, it will glow with bright lights, cool local shopping, and delicious food and drink all holiday season.

        Warren Miller’s 74th Annual Film: ALL TIME

        Saturday, Dec. 2
        6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
        320 E. 9th St., Leadville

        From the birth of ski towns to icons and innovators like the original hotdoggers—ALL TIME will reimagine the past 74 years of filmmaking plus feature new footage with Maine’s finest athlete, Donny Pelletier, and the next generation of skiers and riders at Woodward Park City. Beverages will be available for purchase. Buy your tickets today!

        Holidays & All Winter Long

        Ski Cooper Leadville Colorado

        Ski Cooper

        Opening Dec. 6 (weather permitting)

        Enjoy the uncrowded slopes and family-friendly vibe at Ski Cooper! Only 9 miles from Leadville, Cooper has 64 trails served by five lifts, spanning 480 lift-served acres. Trails are covered in all-natural snow. Season passes are on sale now for the 2023-2024!

        Your Cooper Season Pass (Ages 6-74) allows you to ski three free days at each partner resort. New this year, Cooper has joined with 20 new Powder Alliance partners, all great ski resorts across the West! That gives you approximately 60 partner resorts to choose from!

        Be sure to pack these wonderful winter offerings into your trip, for a gem of a holiday.


        See the sights from a dogsled! Make new furry friends and enjoy this quintessential winter activity at the top of the Rockies.

        Groomed Winter Trails

        Enjoy Nordic skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling on the area’s network of groomed winter trails.

        Ice Skating

        Skate under the sun or stars on Leadville’s open-air Huck Finn Ice Rink. (As weather allows; usually opens in December)


        Zoom down steep and fast Dutch Henry Hill! Bring the kids or bring out your inner child. (As weather allows; usually opens in December)

        Top of the Rockies Zipline in Leadville CO

        Snow Zipping / Winter Ziplining

        Fly on a zipline above the snowy landscape, with a birds-eye view of surrounding peaks. What a rush! It’s an unforgettable experience. (Opens for the winter season on Nov. 15, 2023)

        Tennessee Pass Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

        November 24 – April 16
        Dinner Served Daily
        Lunch Served Saturdays and Sundays

        For a special celebration, enjoy a delicious meal at a candlelit yurt. You’ll ski or snowshoe a mile to a tasty dinner or lunch, for a unique experience! Up the adventure quotient and spend the night in a luxury yurt, complete with a comfy bed and a woodstove. By day, glide over the Nordic Center’s scenic trails.

        : Train at left by @estovez_gilhoulie


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