Santa and kids at holiday event
Santa with kids

Holidays

When sleigh bells ring and snow covers the ground, Granby becomes a true winter wonderland. Community celebrations, the annual tree lighting ceremony, and special events at the Moffat Road Railroad Museum—Colorado’s largest permanent Christmas model train display—capture the holiday spirit in a uniquely vibrant way.

Sponsorship provides the necessary funding to make our events possible, and with your help, we can carry on years of tradition and start new ones. Download our sponsorship packet to learn how you can support local community events.

2022 Tree Lighting

Friday, December 2 | 6pm

Join Destination Granby and your neighbors as we light the Christmas tree! Sing carols, enjoy s'mores, and drink hot coco at this beloved community event. 

Shop Local Tag

Shop Local Weekly Raffle

Dec. 1 - 22 | Drawings every Wednesday
We encourage you to shop small all season long! Support our local businesses, avoid the headache of waiting on deliveries, and keep our local economy strong. To enter the raffle, bring in a receipt showing that you've spent $50 at a local, small business (or email us a photo of the receipt) and you will be entered in a weekly raffle to win a $100 gift card to a local business. 

Need inspiration for gifts? Take a look at our gift guide and follow Destination Granby on Facebook for updates. 

Christmas Lights Tour

December 10th - 31st
Drive through town to see the best Christmas light displays and vote for your favorite! Winner announced Tuesday, January 3rd. 
Sponsored by Sheila Bailey Real Estate, CO

Addresses:
380 4th Street (Tami Vague)
835-1 E Agate Ave (Aaron & Jennifer Gelbhaus)
835 E Agate Ave #2 (Schrader Residence)
835 E Agate #4 (Jeff Coucke)
835 E Agate Ave #5 (Christy Helming)
835 E Agate Ave (#1-#16) (Cabin Village)
551 Summit Trail #168 (Wes and Patience)
424 Vista Ave (How The Grinch Stole Christmas)
833 E Agate Ave #11 (Grant Stevens)
833 E Agate Ave #12 (Daryld Richardson)
525 E Spruce Dr (Torres)
15 La Plata Drive (The Harder’s)
1195 11th Way (The DeLong Family)
81 E Topaz Ave (Kasy and Isreal Allen)
3 W Diamond Ave (Melissa McNertney)
295 Selak Dr (Jingle Bell Appreciation Society)
225 Ave A (Ralph Macchione)
715 E Agate Ave (John and Chelsea Barnhill)
200 GCR 613 (Looks like Christmas at The Hansen's)
Granby Info Center 516 E Agate Ave 
Moffat Road Railroad Museum 555 Park Lane

Honorable Mentions (outside of Granby):
904 Wapiti Dr, Fraser ( Pray for Snow Houss!)
3089 County Road 2415, Kremmling ( Clodfelter)
208 W Byers Ave, Hot Sulphur Springs ( Chris Conger)
52899 US Highway 40, Hot Sulphur Springs ( Ginger bread house)

Hometown Holidays

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Saturday, November 20th |  11am – 1pm
River Run RV Resort
$65 per person, includes Mimosa Bar, light refreshments and all supplies and instruction to create an 18” fresh cut wreath with bow.  

Gift Wrapping Experience

Nov. 26th - Dec. 23rd | Daily 10am-4pm
Snow Mountain Ranch Program Office
Let us help you give the perfect gift with our gift wrapping service!

Winter Sleigh Ride

Reserve online or call (970) 509-9089
Snow Mountain Stables
The 45-minute to an hour sleigh ride is a winding journey through the Rocky Mountains.

Reindeer Lanes Bowling

Friday, November 26th | 6pm – 9pm
River Run RV Resort
$3 per game; Christmas themed décor and nightly contests for highest score and best Christmas PJs themed outfit.   Locals receive 15% off food in Summit Bar and Grill.  Themed holiday drinks at Summit Bar and Grill.   

Christmas Tree Cutting Experience

Nov. 26th - Dec. 20th
Snow Mountain Ranch
Visit the Program building, present (or purchase) a $25 tree-cutting ticket, and pick up all the tools you need to cut down your perfect Christmas tree.

Cozy Winter Wonderland

Nov. 26th - Dec. 19th
Saturdays 2 - 5pm and Sundays 9:30am - 12pm
Snow Mountain Ranch Library
Stop by for holiday blanket crafts, hot cocoa and hot apple cider, and a holiday story time.

Grand Christmas Market

Saturday, November 27th | 11am - 3pm
Fitch Ranch Meats and Market
Shop locally made products including candles, jewelry, art, and more! 

Live Music with Matt Brown at Summit Bar and Grill

Thursday, December 2nd |  5pm – 7pm 
River Run RV Resort
Locals receive 15% off food!

Holiday Movie Nights

December 2nd - 23rd | Thursdays at 7pm
Snow Mountain Ranch Day Camp Building

Ladies Night | DIY Ornament Bar

Thursday, December 2nd |  6pm – 8pm
River Run RV Resort
$35 per person. BYOB to this evening of DIY holiday fun; supplies and instruction to create three holiday ornaments

Tree Lighting Timeline Post

Tree Lighting

Friday, December 3rd | 6pm
Granby Info Center
S'Mores, caroling, and more!

Photos with Santa

Saturday, December 4th | 10am - 2pm
Granby Ace Hardware

Reindeer Games

December 4th - 25th | Saturdays @ 10am
Snow Mountain Ranch Kiva
We will have games like the reindeer ring toss, reindeer relay races, and more!

Build Your Own Gingerbread House

December 5th - 26th | Sundays @ 10am
Snow Mountain Ranch Day Camp Building
Get decorating and test your architectural skills by building your very own gingerbread house!

Ladies Night | Holiday Centerpiece

Thursday, December 9th | 6pm – 8pm
River Run RV Resort
$35 per person. BYOB to this evening of DIY holiday fun; supplies and instruction to create a fun holiday centerpiece with mason jars and a rustic box! 

Reindeer Lanes Bowling

Friday, December 10th | 6pm – 9pm
River Run RV Resort
$3 per game; Christmas themed décor and nightly contests for highest score and best Christmas sweater themed outfit. Locals receive 15% off food in Summit Bar and Grill. Themed holiday drinks at Summit Bar and Grill.   

Holiday Market

Saturday, December 11th | 9am - 6pm
Inn at SilverCreek
Local and handmade items will be for sale! Artwork, jewelry, ornaments, wood craft, and so much more!

Grand Chorale Christmas Show

Sunday, December 11th | 7pm
Grand Lake Community House
Join Grand Carole for a free presentation of Christmas favorites!

Breakfast with Santa Breakfast With Santa Poster

Sunday, December 12th | 9am – 12pm
River Run RV Resort
$25 per adult, $15 per child 12 and under. Includes Buffet Breakfast, photo with Santa, letters to Santa, Christmas coloring sheets, and more! Cash bar available for adult beverages. Breakfast includes French Toast, Waffles and accompaniments, Breakfast Casserole, Bacon, Sausage, and Coffee / Juice.   

Grand Chorale Christmas Show

Sunday, December 12th | 7pm
YMCA-Snow Mountain Ranch Chapel
Join Grand Carole for a free presentation of Christmas favorites!

Reindeer Lanes Bowling 

Friday, December 17th | 11am – 9pm
River Run RV Resort  
$3 per game; Christmas themed décor and nightly contests for highest score and best themed outfit. Locals receive 15% off food in Summit Bar and Grill. Themed holiday drinks at Summit Bar and Grill.  

"Home for the Holidays" show

Saturday, December 18 |  7:30pm
Sunday, December 19 | 2pm
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

Santa & His Reindeer Coming to Visit

Saturday, December 18 | 10am - 5pm 
Sunday, December 19 | 1 - 4pm 
Moffat Road Railroad Museum

Live Music with Matt Brown at Summit Bar and Grill

Thursday, December 23rd |  5pm – 7pm 
River Run RV Resort
Locals receive 15% off food. 

Live Music with Matt Brown at Summit Bar and Grill

Thursday, December 30th | 5pm – 7pm 
River Run RV Resort
Locals receive 15% off food.  

New Year's Eve with Rocky Mountain Rep

Friday, December 31st | 9pm
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

New Year's Eve Extravaganza - Cancelled

Friday, December 31st | Evening
Granby Ranch
Concert, Fireworks, and Torchlight Parade

Dinner & Cocktail Party - Cancelled

Friday, December 31st | 5pm - 10pm
River Run RV Resort
Reserve ahead of time by emailing rthackston@suncommunities.com

Winter Day Activities

Spend your winter days snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, or on a dog sled or horse drawn sleigh ride. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, make some time to go shopping. Granby is home to several charming boutiques and stores and there’s no better time to explore them than during the holidays. Shopping locally not only supports local businesses and artisans, but it keeps sales taxes in our community, giving the local economy a boost. The holidays are the perfect time to support our community by shopping local, plus you’re sure to find unique treasures not available anywhere else.

However you decide to spend your winter days, a roaring fire, mug of hot chocolate, and holiday cheer will always be ready for you in Granby.