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Even though you may not have been in a very good mood this year, it is difficult to be sad when it is time to begin celebrating Christmas! The excited anticipation on our children’s faces, the sight of businesses and homes dressed up for the holidays, and, if you are lucky, the feeling invoked when snow starts falling on Christmas Eve all let us know that this year will be a white and peaceful yuletide! Of course, not everyone in the world is able to enjoy a white Christmas, and if you happen to live in more “tropical” areas of the country, a visit to Colorado and a stay in one of our holiday hideaways may be the perfect gift to give your family. This guide will ensure a very merry holiday!

Sleigh Rides Through the Snow

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are such a popular event at Christmas that they even made a song about them, and if you have never tried one, your Christmas adventure in Steamboat Springs is the perfect time to change that! Saddleback Ranch offers evening into night sleigh rides starting on December 17th. With tickets ranging from $40 for the youngest children and topping out at $95 for adults, this event fills up quickly, so be sure to reserve your Christmas ride soon.

Santa on Horseback

Seeing Santa is always the highlight of every child’s holiday, but have you ever seen him ride through the streets on horseback? The Wild West may have tamed itself in the new millennium, but the tradition of a horseback-driven Santa has been one of our favorite sights every year. If you miss this annual event, or if it is cancelled as many events have been, it is ok; young families will surely be able to see him in some of the stores found right here in Steamboat!

Christmas Elves

No matter how organized you are, chances are there will still be a necessity for a little last-minute Christmas shopping. Be a happy Christmas elf when you visit the Jewelry and Fossil Shop of Steamboat Springs, located at 745 Lincoln Avenue, or Moose Mountain Trading Company at 824 Lincoln Avenue; filled with cool gifts and sweet surprises, the recipients on your very long nice list are guaranteed to be happy that you remembered them and even happier that you picked up something that will remind them of their unforgettable Christmas adventure in Steamboat Springs!

The Spirit Is Strong in Steamboat Springs

When you live in a snowy mountain town, the addition of Christmas decorations make it feel like a holiday village, something you will soon discover during your Steamboat getaway! From fully decorated plus-sized Christmas trees to the downtown decked out in colorful lights and displays, if your Christmas spirit begins to slip, it will slide right back into place with a simple walk. Everywhere you turn you will see something special, including at home in your Four Seasons Steamboat Springs Christmas cottages. Picking up a few pieces of holiday décor during your shopping expeditions was the smartest purchase you could have made.

Merry and Bright

Everyone knows that you do not have to go far to discover the Christmas spirit. With or without holiday décor, it appears everywhere around you at this time of year. The gleeful cheer of your children as they begin making their Christmas lists, the warmth in the eyes of the one you love most as he or she intercepts a package that you know is destined to be a gift just for you, and the cozy comfort of our Christmas condos. Take a picture in your matching Christmas jammies in front of a fireplace on Christmas Eve, rejoicing in the warmth as snow falls silently outside frosted windows. Turn on your favorite Christmas movie and marvel at how beautiful everything looks on our state of the art televisions or turn your laptop to your favorite Christmas station and host a singalong that consists of only your family members! Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies taste even better when made from scratch in our fully equipped kitchens, and once the children reluctantly drift off to sleep in our soft beds, even Santa wouldn’t mind sitting down for a sip or two eggnog before he heads back out into the elements; the brandy keeps a warm spot alive inside, even on the coldest and snowiest Christmas nights of the year!

Christmas Blessings

2020 did not turn out the way any of us had hoped, but 2021 is destined to be everything you dreamed it could be when you add up your Christmas blessings. Reserve your merry getaway to Steamboat Springs for Christmas today!