December 10 -12
Celebrate the holiday season at Chautauqua!
Bring your friends and family and kick off the holidays with a horse-drawn carriage ride,
breakfast with Santa, our historic cottage tour, and more!
Why choose one of our amazing activities when you can try them all! Purchase a WinterFest pass for you or the entire family and get into all of our great events including:
- A horse-drawn carriage ride around the Chautauqua Green
- A visit to Santa’s Cottage
- Our fun cyber-Scavenger Hunt
- Festive crafts and cookies for children
- A keepsake polaroid
Breakfast with Santa
Treat your family to a beloved holiday tradition – Breakfast with Santa – at the iconic Chautauqua Dining Hall, all dressed up for the holidays! Join us for a scrumptious breakfast buffet, fun, creative crafts and a special appearance by the jolly man himself. Then grab your camera and little ones for a special photo opportunity at Santa’s Cottage!
Historic Cottage Tour
Don’t miss this opportunity to peek behind the doors of six charming cottages specially selected for the WinterFest Historic Cottage Tour! This year, the tour includes the recently restored Mary H. Galey Cottage, long-time home of Mary Hindman Galey, who was instrumental in preserving the Colorado Chautauqua.
Holiday Concert With Jeff & Paige
Jeff and Paige have reached thousands of children with their playful spirit and passion for ecological awareness. Using songs, storytelling and interactive play they engage children (ages 3 – 9) with nature, music and movement. They have six albums and have won several awards for their music and programming, including the 2016 National Parent Products Award (NAPPA) Award.
Be sure to be at the Community House at 4:00 PM or 6:00 PM, when Jeff and Paige add a magical twist that children will remember for years to come.
Included in WinterFest Pass
Be swept away by Chautauqua’s winter beauty on the back of a horse-drawn carriage!
Come view our amazing WinterFest market at our beautifully decorated Community House! Shop from local vendors, including our very own General Store products, and take home a souveneir to help you remember our 2021 Winter Wonderland.
Art In The Park
Get ready for the return of the bears to Chautauqua’s campus! Our third installment of Art In The Park returns December 10 and continues until April 3. Make sure and stop by, and don’t forget to bid on your favorite bear.
WinterFest Mountain Hikes
Ready to experience the beautiful scenery that Chautauqua has to offer? Than join us on one of our two wonderful hikes! Whether you to stroll up the enchanted Mesa Trail with the family or carol throughout our gardens, we’re sure this winter exercise will get you in the holiday spirit!
Stay N' Play Lodging Discounts
Don’t want to leave after WinterFest? You don’t have to! Stay in one of our stand-alone cottages and use our WinterFest discount. Choose from our studio to three bedroom cottages and get some well deserved rest.