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November 29th & 30th

Kick-off the holiday season in South Fork. First is the annual Yuletide Lighting of the trees at the Visitor Center and historic water tower: See the incredible holiday lights, enjoy Christmas music, Santa Claus (with gifts for every child), snacks, cookies, hot chocolate, and general holiday merriment! Winterfest brings local vendors to display and sell food, crafts, holiday goods, antiques, artwork, and more.

Yuletide Celebration

Always the Friday after Thanksgiving • 5pm-8pm • Free

The evening features the lighting of 50 Christmas Trees, a photos with Santa (complete with presents for every child), and a free delicious dinner. Enjoy the magic evening in the comfort of our heated circus tent!

Takes place at the South Fork Visitor Center Google Map

Please RSVP to our Facebook event so we know how much food to prepare

Winterfest Craft Show at the Rio Grande Club

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving • 9am-4pm • Free

24 vendors from across Colorado offering high quality, affordable items. Plan on getting some of your Christmas shopping done and supporting our local artisans at the same time!

Find unique gifts and enjoy festive treats created by local artisans. Explore two full floors of local vendors and crafters, each offering a variety of goods that promise to fulfill all your holiday shopping needs. Remember, when you shop here, you're supporting local businesses! Santa will be visiting for photos.

Event Organizers

Both Yuletide & Winterfest are organized by the South Fork Friends Foundation - a philanthropic organization focused on enhancing South Fork's unique appeal by funding activities that highlight its amazing beauty, build community relationships, encourage volunteerism, and bring creative projects to life.

Thank you to the Rio Grande Club & Resort as well as the South Fork Visitor Center for hosting our events! Special thanks to the South Fork Marketing Group for their Sponsorship. 

Please contact the South Fork Friends Foundation to become a Vendor

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