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Jayme Stone’s Folklife – December 1

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. Stone continues this musical style with his newest project Jayme Stone’s Folklife, a group of versatile musicians featuring spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling. The quartet is comprised of Jayme Stone on banjo with Enion Tiller on fiddle, Paul Fowler on rhodes and Kevin Matthews on percussion. Watch Jayme Stone’s Folklife here. Saturday, December 1. 7:30 PM Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Concessions now available before the show
Conveniently served in the Community House, select from an assortment of light snacks, sweets and cold beverages including wine and local craft beer to satisfy the hungers and thirsts for every age. Concessions available thirty-minutes prior to show time.


Historic Boulder’s 33rd annual tour comes to Chautauqua – December 1 & 2

This weekend, Historic Boulder’s 33rd annual Homes for the Holidays returns to the Colorado Chautauqua! Tour historic houses and two of Chautauqua’s Craftsman landmarks, shop our Holiday Boutique and enjoy the sounds of the season performed by local singers and pianists. Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. 11 AM – 4 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Karen Auvinen: Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living – December 5

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and Helen MacDonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” Karen Auvinen, an award-winning author ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions. “Rough Beauty” is a luminous, lyric exploration of and homage to Karen Auvinen’s forty season in the mountains, embracing the unpredictability and grace of living intimately with the forces of nature while making peace with her own wildness. Gorgeous and hypnotic, this book will inspire readers to look outside their comfort zone to seek the unknown. Read a recent article in High Country News here. Wednesday, December 5. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Frame by Frame – December 8

Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, “Frame by Frame” follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema verité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth. Nabil Echchaibi, associate professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. Watch the official trailer here. Saturday, December 8. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Plan your winter staycation today!

With picturesque views, tranquil lodging accommodations, soul-nourishing cuisine and close proximity to downtown Boulder, this quiet mountain setting is perfect for a family getaway or a romantic stay just for two. For a limited time only, enjoy up to 35% off our best available rates of the season.

Available in studio, one, two or three bedroom configurations to meet your needs, each cottage has its own historic charm and features a fully equipped kitchen and screened-in front porch. All accommodations are television, phone and smoke free. View our cottages here.

Cook or dine out while you stay at Chautauqua with grocery delivery service by Instacart or fresh, Colorado bistro cuisine served for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. No matter how you wish to rejuvenate, the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark has all the makings for a perfect getaway.

For more information, call 303.952.1611 or email Make lodging reservations here.


Holiday afternoon tea

Step back in time and enjoy a holiday-inspired afternoon tea in front of the cozy fireplaces at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. This traditional afternoon tea service includes a classic, three-tiered assortment of fresh baked sweet & savory treats and a pot of premium tea. Cost: $23.00 per guest or $28.00 per guest with sparkling champagne. $15.00 for children 12 years of age and under. $3.00 additional charge for gluten free. 24 hour advance reservations with a credit card are required. Served daily from 2 – 4 PM through January 13. View the menu here.

For reservations, call 303.440.3776 or click here.


Give where you live on Colorado Gives Day!


Join the thousands of people who come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours on December 4.

Your gift makes a difference. When you donate to the Colorado Chautauqua Association, you help us to preserve the site and spirit of the 120-year-old Chautauqua for future generations by enhancing its community through cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences.

Here are just a few ways your support helps:

  • Provide new and traditional arts and cultural programming
  • Nurture young historians through our educational field trip
  • Continue our commitment to preservation and sustainability

Take your time and schedule donations at your leisure! Your donations will process on Colorado Gives Day, December 4. Pre-schedule your donation today by simply clicking here now.

Thank you for your support!

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