- Nov. 16, 2009 - GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. --
Glenwood Springs, CO – Forget the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy and visit festive Glenwood Springs, Colorado, instead. On November 27, marvel at one of the biggest and most mesmerizing lighting ceremonies on the Western Slope at the historic Hotel Colorado across from the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Shopping is a memorable, relaxing experience on December 5, when “A Grand Holiday” celebration brings the best of the season to downtown Glenwood Springs. Shop leisurely and save money on holiday gifts at the many unique stores open late for this special event. From 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Centennial Park, located at 9th and Grand Avenue, revelers can enjoy the festive atmosphere as children whisper wishes to Santa, carolers sing yuletide tunes, and a cozy fire warms the hearts and hands of all. “The Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony and A Grand Holiday Celebration are magical nights in Glenwood Springs. The events are free and bring people together, reminding both locals and visitors that the time we spend with loved ones is the very best part of the holiday season,” said Kate Collins, Vice President of Tourism Marketing for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.
For nearly two decades the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs has been lighting up holiday nights. Over the years both the number of lights festooned on and around the Hotel Colorado, as well as the number of people who turn up to watch the ceremony have steadily increased. On November 27, at 6:30 PM, to a crowd of several hundred people, nearly one million lights will burst through the darkness and light up the night sky signaling the start of Glenwood Springs’ holiday season. But the festivities don’t stop at the Hotel Colorado’s courtyard; visitors inside will be delighted by 76 different holiday “sets,” many with charming moving parts. Throughout the holiday season, beginning on December 6th, the Hotel Colorado also serves holiday treats including traditional afternoon teas, breakfasts with Santa, gourmet dessert buffets & cordials, wine dinners, and a Christmas Day brunch. For times, prices and specific details see www.hotelcolorado.com.
On December 5, in celebration of “A Grand Holiday,” Glenwood Springs’ many unique shops stay open late and offer shoppers one-evening-
only in-store specials, plus delectable treats and refreshments. The Mountain Harmony Singers will begin caroling in Centennial Park and then stroll through the downtown area. Children can enjoy a visit with Santa, meet his reindeer and even hop aboard for free reindeer-pulled cart rides. Meanwhile a cozy fire is the ideal spot for youngsters to stay warm and roast marshmallows.
Glenwood Springs invites one and all to join in the spirit of season at this year’s enchanting holiday celebrations. For more information about these, other Glenwood Springs events and lodging options, please go to www.visitglenwood.com.
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About Glenwood Springs
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Center.html. Access to downloadable photos is also available upon request. Glenwood Springs is located between Aspen and Vail, 165 miles west of Denver or 90 miles east of Grand Junction on Interstate 70 off exit 116.
Kate Collins, Vice President of Tourism Marketing
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
970-945-6589 ext. 105
kate @ glenwoodchamber.com
Vicky Nash, Public Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc. – Tourism & Resort Communications
vicky @ resorttrends.comPhoto: