Fresh Place Friday: Colorado Winter Celebrations

Here at Exodus, we are working hard to move folks throughout Colorado in some chilly weather, but there aren’t many conditions that would prevent us from getting the job done.  As the best Denver and Fort Collins movers, winter provides ample opportunities for our team to shine – even when the sun doesn’t.  In short, we love the season because it and Colorado go together like a jingle and bell.  As with Exodus, winter showcases some of the best of Colorado. So in that spirit, we thought we’d do a quick tour of some of the many happenings for families to enjoy.  If you are moving to Colorado, keep in mind that this is only a taste of what it has to offer.

First Stop: Breckenridge

As one of the premier ski areas in the country, it is a safe bet that Breckenridge winter events will involve plenty of powdery snow.  And what goes better with snow than Vikings?  Not much.  The Ullr Fest, held January 8-14th, is a time when horned hats are adorned by skiers and snowboarders, and frying pans are flung for prizes.  You can watch some top notch Olympic caliber competition during a parade that features ski jumps on floats.

For those who look at snow and see a masterpiece in the making, 2012 will be the 22nd year of International Snow Sculpture Championships. The Sculptures “live” in the area around the Riverwalk Center grounds.  Visitors are welcome to mingle among them from January 24th to February 4th.  Judging will be held on January 28th, and the awards will be given the next day.  You can bet Frosty the Snowman will face some stiff competition.

Next Stop: Estes Park

If your ideal celebration involves entering a picturesque postcard, then travel to the gateway of the Rocky Mountain National Park during the Estes Park Winter Festival, January 13-15.  Known for its live music and its selection of great food, including an all-star chili cook-off, the Estes Park Winter Festival is the perfect combination of activities, sights and sounds.

Final Stop: Denver

 If holiday lights on houses and trees are starting to get a little boring in your opinion, then what about lights on animals?  Well, not on animals exactly, but the Denver Zoo has put together an impressive show where the lights bring animals to life.  Denver Zoo Lights runs from December 9 to New Years Day.  Don’t worry, the real animals get to stay inside, cozy and warm.

Lastly, if you would like to spend an afternoon enjoying a classic holiday show, Denver features two of them: A Christmas Carol will play at the Stage Theatre from November 25 to December 24 and The Nutcracker is being performed at the Caulkins Opera House from November 26 to December 24.

Colorado has a lot of interesting and fun events this winter fitting nearly every taste.  With so much on offer, it is truly a wonderful place to be when the weather outside is “frightful”.  You will just have to come out and experience it yourself, and if you are on your way to stay, then give us a call and let us give you a ride in our slightly modified version of a one-horse-open-sleigh.

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