2021 Holiday celebrations

Holiday Happenings in Basalt

2021 plans are currently in progress. Key dates will be added as information is available.

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Small Business Saturday – November 27, 2021

Small is beautiful. November 27th is Small Business Saturday®. Help us celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our community. The day is an opportunity to encourage others to #ShopSmall at all the local businesses we love. With the holiday season fast approaching, this is a great chance to support our neighbors, while keeping money in Basalt, instead of shopping at big box stores and online.

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Community Menorah Lighting – November 28, 2021

The Aspen Jewish Congregation hosted Chanukah festivities in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Festival of Lights begins at sundown on Sunday, November 28 and ends at sundown on Monday, December 6, 2021.

On Sunday, November 28, 2021, the Menorah will be lit by the Aspen Jewish Congregation at 5 p.m. at Triangle Park in Willits. Please visit the ASJ website or contact Jason for additional details.

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Holiday Tree Lightings & Hometown Holidays in Basalt

Presented by the Town of Basalt; please contact the Town with any questions at 970-927-4701.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Town!

Light Up Willits – December 3, 2021

Friday, December 3 • 4-6 p.m. | Triangle Park
It is highly recommended that you park farther away and walk to the park, as traffic and parking may be challenging.
  • Tree Lighting
  • Santa In Person – Deliver your wish list to Santa in person
  • Donuts
  • Live Entertainment

Merry on Midland – December 10, 2021

Friday, December 13 • 4-6 p.m. | Lions Park

  • Tree Lighting
  • Santa In Person – Deliver your wish list to Santa in person
  • Live Entertainment

Hometown Holidays – December 4 & 10, 2021

  • Saturday, December 4 • 1-3 p.m. | Free donuts in Historic Downtown, by Town Hall
  • Saturday, December 10 • 1-3 p.m. | Free donuts in Willits (exact location TBD)

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Santa in the Neighborhood

Presented by Roaring Fork Fire & Rescue (RFFR); please contact RFFR with any questions at 970-704-0675.
Santa’s annual fire truck ride around town!

Friday, December 17, 2021 – Historic Downtown

Santa will leaving the Fire Station at 5:30 p.m., following this neighborhood route:

  • Elk Run (Elk Run Dr, Hearthstone, Lauren Ln, Elk Cir, Park Cir, Mountain Ct, Riverside Dr) 
  • Historic Downtown Basalt (Midland Ave, Homestead Dr) 
  • Southside (Meadowview Dr, Allison Ln, Alexander Ln) 

Saturday, December 18, 2021 – Willits/El Jebel

Santa will leaving the Fire Station at 5:30 p.m., following this neighborhood route:

  • Blue Lake (Coyote Circle, Rabbit Rd, Badger Rd, Buckskin, W. Goose Lane, Black Bear Trl, Deer Run) 
  • El Jebel (James Cir, Clark Dr, Floyd Rd, Sage Dr)
  • Sopris Village
  • Willits (Meadow Dr, Sopris Cir, Evans Rd, Jody Rd, E. Valley Rd, Lake Cr, Meadow Ct, Juniper Ct, Valley Ct. E Valley Rd, Harris St, Willits Ln, Frontage Rd, City Market)
  • Summit Loop and Summit Drive (Valley Rd, Summit Loop, Valley Rd, Parkside Ln, Summit Dr.) 

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GivingTuesday and Colorado Gives Day

There are two days focused on giving back this holiday season – GivingTuesday and Colorado Gives Day. Both offer opportunities to contribute to our community, whether by giving of your time, or making a financial contribution to a local non-profit.

GivingTuesday – November 30

Giving Tuesday logo

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.
GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.
In an era of global crisis and disconnection, we need new rituals to connect us. As the world’s largest giving movement, we believe we can go further, faster when we unleash generosity together.
GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe. We believe that generosity leads to greater civic participation and other pro-social behaviors.

Colorado Gives Day – December 7

Colorado Give Day 2021

Join one of the largest one-day giving movements in the country.

Each December Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen the community by helping to power nonprofits. Community First Foundation and FirstBank partner to make this day rewarding for givers, nonprofits and the community as a whole.

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 7, and features a $1 million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, increasing impact and the value of every dollar donated. Colorado Gives Day has grown to be Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, raising more than $257 million since it began in 2010. 

Visit the Colorado Gives Day website.