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12 Days of Aspen returns Dec. 20-31

Staff report

Downtown Aspen becomes a winter wonderland of holiday cheer next month for the annual 12 Days of Aspen.

The 12-day event features free ice skating, visits with Santa and his reindeer, s’more-making parties, art, ornament-making, and stocking-decorating workshops for kids, 12 Days of Après, and much more for kids and adults. Great for an afternoon activity or fun après-ski entertainment, 12 Days of Aspen brings additional cheer to Aspen locals and visitors.

As a finale for 12 Days of Aspen, Aspen will ring in 2016 with New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza over Aspen Mountain, with two displays at 8 p.m. and midnight, and a free party in Aspen’s Wagner park with a bonfire and live DJ from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Highlights for the 12 Days of Aspen 2015 festival include the following:

Dec. 20: Kevin Smith at the Wheeler Opera House

Dec. 21: Free Visit Santa’s Live Reindeer and free hot chocolate and cookies

Dec. 22: 12 Days of Après – “Ugly Sweater Après” at Sky Hotel’s 39 Degrees

Dec. 22 – Jan. 2: 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screenings

Dec. 26: ACES Après Holiday Open House at Hallam Lake

Dec. 30: The Audi Ajax Cup to benefit Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club.

Christmas Day brunch and dinners are offered at many restaurants and hotels including the following:

• Trecento Quindici Decano at the St. Regis Aspen Resort

• Prospect at the Hotel Jerome

• The Little Nell’s Element 47

New Year’s Eve boasts many exquisite dinners around town. New Year’s Eve celebrations continue at the following:

• The Little Nell Hotel’s Dom Pérignon Party

• St. Regis Aspen Resort’s “Midnight Masquerade in Aspen” New Year’s Eve Event

• Belly Up with Chromeo

• A Fear & Loathing New Year’s Eve at The Sky Hotel

• Slambovian Circus of Dreams at the Wheeler Opera House

Schedule of events is subject to change. For the full 12 Days of Aspen 2015, holiday dining listings,and most up-to-date information, visit http://www.aspen chamber.org.

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