This winter you are invited to join the Basalt Chamber of Commerce for the Season of Small – a celebration of all that is small and beautiful. Support the small businesses that make this valley special by shopping local, dining local and supporting local. There are many ways in which you can share the love and make home for the holidays just a little bit brighter this year. What better way than to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list while showing the locally-owned restaurants, retailers and small businesses in our community just how much you care.
Season of Small Sweepstakes
The Basalt Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Aspen Times/Post Independent to bring you the Season of Small Sweepstakes. This year there are many ways in which you can share the love for local businesses and make “Home for the Holidays” just a little bit brighter. One entry per person, per day.
- Grand prize: Up to three (3) gift certificates with a total value of $500 good at ANY Basalt Chamber member business*
- Second prize: A four pack of Iron Mountain Hot Springs tickets (a $268 value)
- Third prize: $150 in Carbondale Chamber Gift Certificates, valid at any participating Carbondale Chamber member business
Enter Here <–The 2023 sweepstakes link will be live through December
2023 Events, Promotions & Sales
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December 5th is Colorado Gives Day!
In 2019 seven nonprofit entities based in the Roaring Fork Valley joined together to grow and market Colorado Gives Day throughout the region. This year the membership has grown to over 80 nonprofits from Parachute to Aspen that are committed to improving the lives of people who live, work and play in our communities. Our coalition of nonprofits has launched a regional campaign called Mountain West Gives to strengthen local participation in the statewide Colorado Gives Day effort. Our goal this year is to raise over One Million Dollars among all 81 organizations during this campaign.
Colorado Gives Day is hosted by Community First Foundation and powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round website featuring more than 1,800 nonprofits, statewide. ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.
With generous support from The Sopris Sun, el Sol del Valle, FirstBank of Glenwood Springs, Garfield County Board of County Commissioners, and others, we are partnering with the Community First Foundation to encourage philanthropy in Garfield, Pitkin, and Western Eagle Counties.
Colorado Gives Day is more than just a day- it’s a movement!
So don’t forget to give where you live on Colorado Gives Day, December 5, 2023!
Basalt Printing & Art Supply | 23252 Two Rivers Road, Basalt • Downtown
‘Tis the Season for Saturday Shopping at Basalt Printing. This holiday season, Basalt Printing will be open on two Saturdays – December 16 and 23 – so that you can get some holiday shopping done on a weekend. Dash in to the store for stocking stuffers, gifts and bargains galore!
Beespoke Cycling | 371 Southside Dr. Unit A, Basalt • Southside
This year we will be celebrating our customers with discounted prices on bicycle parts/equipment (curated and custom ordered) to prepare for the 2024 cycling season, and encouraging cyclists to “Fit a Friend” by offering a special $23 dollar discount on the service chosen if the BCC is mentioned.
Also, Copper Cork Cookery will have special seasonal treats under the glass for everyone’s enjoyment.
- Gift Certificates for guided bike rides and bike fits.
- Fun cycling merch: socks, merino wool jerseys (short and long sleeve), bibs, and shorts.
Beespoke Cycling will be raffling off a baby mountain jersey and a long sleeve merino jersey to customers who purchase a service or merchandise between November 20th and December 18th.
Bookbinders | 760 East Valley Road, C-122 • Willits
Small Business Saturday participant
Shop Local! Saturday, November 25, 2023
Join us as we kick off the holiday season and celebrate Small Business Saturday! Shop local authors and local artists at your local independent bookstore. We will be hosting author, Rebecca Weiss, and photographer, Mark Fuller, for a book signing of Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley from 10 to 11 am. Their beautiful and informative guidebook is filled with tips for finding your favorite birds throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, bird behaviors and identifying information, and outstanding photographs. It is a great gift for locals and visitors, especially at the holidays!
Bookbinders will be giving away a $50 Bookbinders gift certificate and an Aspen Center for Environmental Studies guided bird walk! Registration in the store, one day only, November 25! Many thanks to ACES!
Spread cheer and make your holidays a little sweeter this season! The Buddy Program’s Gingerbread House Kits are the perfect gift to share with clients, staff, or family. Our kits include a generous and premium selection of candy and sweets to build your own gingerbread house. Kits will be available for pick-up December 4–8; detailed information is available at checkout.
Each Gingerbread Kit include:
- Pre-assembled gingerbread house chalet
- Top-of-the-line holiday candy (we don’t skimp!)
- Frosting and utensils
- Each gingerbread house kit purchase includes a $100 tax-deductible donation to the Buddy Program in support of our year-round youth mentoring programs!
Eagle Crest Nursery | 400 Gillespie Drive, El Jebel
Eagle Crest Nursery’s Holiday Shop has it all. Eagle Crest Nursery has had the honor of being a big part of holiday traditions for many valley families. Of course, you can still find your “best Christmas tree ever” and beautiful poinsettias. There are wreaths, garlands and greens for decking the halls. An amazing collection of unique ornaments and decorations awaits.
Shopping locally for gifts this year?
You might be surprised at the goodies you will find at Eagle Crest. As always, come see our spectacular lights. Take a photo with your family in our fun outdoor settings. Warm up by the fire and take a wagon ride with your family around the nursery.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Eagle Crest Nursery!
Small Business Saturday participant
Saturday, November 25 | 11:00am to 2:00pm
Shop Small and save $10 off any Christmas Tree!
Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3
- Santa 11:00am to 2:00pm
- Potter Farms 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday
Stop by to see what the Eagle Crest Nursery elves have been up to creating a winter wonderland for you to enjoy! Do some holiday shopping and sample the tasty treats, take a hay wagon ride through the nursery, roast marshmallows, and snap a family photo with Santa between 11:00am to 2:00pm.
On Saturday, December 2, Potter Farms will be serving $6 meals from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and hosting a beef sale inside the store.
And be sure to check out our holiday local food pop-ups throughout the month of December.
Santa will be visiting our store! Come and share your wish list and snap a family photo while you’re at it.
- Saturday, December 2 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Sunday, December 3 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday December 9 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Golden Bough | 214 Midland Ave, Basalt • Downtown
Come join us for our Grand Opening on December 21, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. Celebrate the season and the grand opening of The Golden Bough, Midland Dry Goods, Beyond Massage & Acupuncture, and BG Architecture and Design. Catered by Free Range Kitchen.Located at 214 Midland Ave, next to the Basalt Chamber. Tons of specials and holiday cheer plus register for our Grand Prize. 20% off all retail items!
Glenwood Canyon Adventure Park | 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs
From now through January 7, 2024, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a winter wonderland — with our annual Winter on the Mountain celebration! Live music and entertainment, a half-million magical lights, ice sculptures, rides, attractions, delicious food and drink and visits from Santa are all a part of our seasonal offerings.
Santa visits the park! Santa will be on hand on the following dates, from 4-7 p.m.:
- Saturday, Nov 25, 2023
- Saturday, Dec 2, 2023
- Saturday, Dec 9, 2023
- Saturday, Dec 16, 2023
- Saturday, Dec 23, 2023
- Oh What Fun it is to Ride! Give the gift of a full year of SMILES at the only mountaintop adventure park. Unlimited access and priceless memories. Purchase a Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Annual Thrill Pass by January 6 and get $25 off, PLUS a free soak at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Buy online today for holiday gift giving at GlenwoodCaverns.com!
Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley & ReStore | Glenwood Springs & Online
Hangai Mountain Textiles | Online & 28 Widget St., Unit 406, Basalt • Willits
Hangai Mountain Textiles is a family-owned and run business based in Basalt, Colorado, with a presence in Mongolia, where we have lived and worked for more than a decade, and from where we source our fiber. Our unique collection of blankets and throws are knit and woven exclusively in Mongolia, which ensures that the herder families, knitters and weavers with whom we partner benefit from manufacturing in-country. We develop our products with partners who share our values and encourage herder communities to raise their animals sustainably. — Bill & Betina Infante
We are here to help you select a timeless gift for friends and family. Contact us for a special showroom sip and shop with friends or come on your own. Our holiday sale will begin from November 24 – Christmas!
We love yak so we’re recommending our rare yak down throw collection as unique gifts this season – after all – how many people have a hand-combed yak down throw? Our woven yak throws are $320. Our knit yak down collection is $520/throw, but we’ll be giving you a special, season of small holiday rate this season.
Heather’s Savory Pies & Tapas | 166 Midland Ave, Basalt • Downtown
Nothing says comfort food quite like pie, be it sweet or savory. Check out the online pie store to order your favorite pie (or cake) and leave it to the experts. Potpies are also able to be shipped for a creative gift. NOTE: Pre-ordering is required for holidays pie pickup and there is an order deadline as Christmas approaches (E.g. The Thanksgiving order deadlines was Monday, November 20, 2023 at 5 p.m).
Hill Climb Acupuncture & Bike Fit | 207 Basalt Center Circle, Suite 203, Basalt • Downtown
At Hill Climb Acupuncture & Bike Fit, we believe wholeheartedly in the joy of movement and wish to assist others in moving their bodies with skill, speed, and agility in order to promote well-being and happiness. Removing barriers to joyful movement through acupuncture, bike fit, and healthful living is the core of our practice.
Offering $20 off acupuncture treatments – mention “season of small” when booking to receive the discount.
Gift certificates make great stocking stuffers! Purchase a gift certificate for acupuncture treatments or a bike fit.
By appointment and do not accept walk-ins. Call or text 970.922.8708 today!
Spread holiday cheer with three simple acts of kindness! Over the years, Holy Cross Energy has supported our local communities, members, and families through your generous donations. Join us in donating to our Holiday Toy Drive, Round-Up, and visit us at our local grocer, City Market, where Holy Crossers are ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Together, we can make this season brighter for everyone.
Last year, thanks to your contributions to the Toy Drive, families received toys to make the holidays just a little more joyous. This year, Holy Cross Energy in partnership with Catholic Charities, is asking for donations of any new, unused toys to be dropped off at our Glenwood Springs or Avon offices by December 7 at 5 p.m. In addition to children’s toys, we are also seeking gifts for teens (like journals, hair/makeup, and gaming accessories) and gifts for seniors (like toiletry products and books).
“Round-Up” your bill for community members in need. A little change can make a big difference. By rounding up your electric bill to the nearest dollar (or more!), you can help support local families and the organizations that serve them. We’ll match every cent you contribute to make your gift go even further.
If you feel festive and have some spare change to give, visit us at our local grocer, City Market, in Glenwood Springs on December 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holy Cross staff will be bell ringing and celebrating the spirit of the holidays. The money dropped in a red kettle returns directly to our local community.
Mezzaluna | 941 East Valley Road, Basalt • Willits
Mezzaluna Willits will be open on Christmas Day, from 3-8 p.m. Stop by for a drink or have a traditional Christmas dinner.
Mountain Greenery Plantscapes | 185 Southside Drive, Basalt • Basalt Business Center
Small Business Saturday participant
- Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Roaring Fork Conservancy | 22800 Two Rivers Road, Basalt • Historic Downtown
You can purchase RFC merchandise online!
There is also the children’s book Dee Dee the Fryingpan River Dipper. Purchase the book in person at The Roaring Fork Conservancy’s River Center in Basalt. Authors, illustrators and photographers are from the Roaring Fork Valley!
TAC Fitness & Performance Center | Two locations
Two Leaves and A Bud | Online and in local stores
Small Business Saturday participant
Want to be a participating business? More details here.