AS stomachs full of delicious potatoes start to deflate, finding events for the weekend may be on the family’s minds. Alamosa Citizen has been working on the most comprehensive Valley Calendar. Alamosa Citizen will publish your event to the Calendar, just fill out this quick form. Here are some of the Valley’s Best Bets to finish turkey season and ring in December. 

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26

Creede Chocolate Festival

There is nothing like chocolate to make you feel warm during the frigid season. Luckily, there is the Creede Chocolate Festival for those cozy cravings. The Festival is from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The event will showcase luxurious chocolates from local shop owners and individual participants. This is a great opportunity to enjoy Creede’s mountain side while you Black Friday shop, indulge in chocolate-y richness, and even say hi to Santa and Mrs. Claus. The only challenge of this day will be voting your favorite chocolate for the People’s Choice Award.

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South Fork Yuletide & WinterFest
@ Visitor Center and the Hungry Logger

Friday and Saturday in South Fork will be a winter wonderland. On Friday, while walking around embracing the holiday cheer, vendors will be set and ready to offer the perfect presents from noon to 7 p.m. Enjoy a bowl of steaming chili in anticipation for the tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. For the rest of the magical evening, snack on the North Pole special of hot cocoa and cookies. While waiting for Santa Claus to hear all about the kiddos’ holiday hopes, jam out to “Jingle Bells” live.   

Winterfest doesn’t stop on Friday, but continues at the Rio Grande Club & Resort on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will be out with food, crafts, holiday goods, antiques, artwork, knickknacks, and more while the tots get to play in the kids’ activity room. Missed Santa Friday night? No worries, he will be there Saturday too.

Looking forward to December

Sacred Heart Parish Holiday Bazaar
Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa

Church Raffle, Arts and Crafts, Breakfast and Lunch, Bake Sale, and White Elephant

15th Annual Celebration of Lights

Friday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
City Hall, Alamosa

The City of Alamosa invites the public to the 15th Annual Celebration of Lights at City Hall. Adams State University’s Music Department will kick off the events with live music at 6:00 pm. Illumination of City Hall will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meet and greet with Santa.

Little Women

Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m.

SLV Federal Bank Main Stage Theatre


Directed by Prof. Jenna Neilsen

Adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

$10 general admission

$9 seniors and students

Free for members of AS&F

Manito Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.
Downtown San Luis

The Town of San Luis and Adelante San Luis team up for the annual San Luis Manito Christmas celebration. The town is invited to celebrate the tradition of “Oremos,” a local tradition over 100 years old. Activities will begin with the Christmas Tree lighting in the parking lot between Picadilly’s and the Town Hall. Tree lighting will be followed by Mis Crimes and Oremos tour on Main Street. Following Oremos, a Manito Christmas Dance will be held in the Heritage Center theater with hot chocolate, food, drinks, and a live band. Santa will be in attendance so make sure you show up with the whole family.

Holiday Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Richardson Hall
Presented by the Adams State University Music Department.

Parade of Lights

Saturday, Dec. 10, 5-8 p.m.
Downtown Fort Garland
Free entry. Decorate your ATV, UTV, vehicle, horse, whatever your imagination can create. Come see Santa, gifts for children and warm beverages.

Semillas de la Tierra

Saturday, Dec. 10, 6 pm
Richardson Hall
Tickets: Adults- $10, Kids (10 and under)- $5, AS&F- free with I.D.