Durango has many talents but one that is worth kudos is the nomination for a top 10 Christmas town. …Again! We are truly a Winter Wonderland. Magic happens here especially during Christmas. Durango is nestled in the mountains easily lending itself to a Christmas town. In all our years at the O-Bar-O Cabins, nestled even more in the mountains!,  we have always had a white Christmas. It has even snowed Christmas eve. Talk about magic! O-Bar-O does our part in contributing to the Top 10 Christmas town. The cabins are decked out in their Christmas finest. Sure to please even the youngest Guest we might have.

To celebrate our achievement there are activities galore. Kicking off the season around town;

November 25th Santa makes his first appearance of the season in downtown Durango singing his way down Main Street to light the Holiday tree. Join him as he walks down Main Street from First National Bank to Buckley Park.  Enjoy the hot chocolate and cookies watching downtown light up into a Winter Wonderland.

Don’t forget to reserve your weekend of December 2nd. It will be ‘chucky jammed full’ starting with the Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival at the fairgrounds shopping for the perfect handmade gift before stopping downtown Durango to partake in Noel Night. Stroll through downtown while visiting the shops and galleries.  You are sure to find that unique gift for the unique person! So, you found that perfect ornament now you just need a tree. Take the Christmas Tree train on Saturday morning with the family to choose the best tree possible making sure to showcase that new ornament. If you happen to miss this train it runs the next weekend as well.

All aboard in their jammies for the Polar Express. It can’t get more Christmas than that, right? Check the train website for details and times.

Well, you have almost all your Christmas shopping done and it’s on to menu planning. Spend the day at the Holiday Farmer’s Market, December 10th. The best part is the locally grown produce and baked goods but also a little last minute shopping for that last gift you just couldn’t find or that lil’ somethin’ for you! To finish off the magic of the day get caught up in sugar plum fairies while enjoying ‘The Nutcracker’ feathering the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara and the San Juan Symphony.

But remember, the best part of Christmas is spending time with those you love and celebrating. What better place to stay thank the O-Bar-O Cabins while enjoying the Winter Wonderland of Durango, Colorado!