Fairs & Foliage: Tis The Season In Leadville Today!
While Leadville and Lake County have been experiencing an unseasonably warm fall, with hardly any measurable snow, it’s only a matter of time before the glory of a White Christmas shows up in America’s highest city. To that end, here’s some holiday news you can use! Stay jolly and give thanks if you’re living in Leadville Today!
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair This Month in Leadville
By Sue Jewell, Special to Leadville Today
Deck those halls, select unique handmade gifts, and enjoy homemade holiday cheer, when you visit the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 & 19, at Colorado Mountain College in the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Building, 901 Hwy 24, Leadville.
The Leadville Arts Coalition (LAC) invites the regional community to this unique shopping opportunity. Holiday fun gets started Friday from 3 – 8 p.m., and Christmas cheer continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit the Fair to see an amazing assortment of merchandise, that local/regional vendors have prepared. This year’s fair promises handcrafted arts, crafts, holiday decor, specialty food items, jewelry and clothing for everyone’s holiday lists.
The LAC encourages shoppers to support artists, crafters and other non-profits by shopping locally at this fair. For over twenty years the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair has served as the main fund-raiser for LAC, who promote the arts and art education in Leadville and Lake County. For more info, email email@example.com– See you there!
Christmas Tree Permits Available Nov. 21
The U.S. Forest Service, San Isabel National Forest – Leadville Ranger District will sell Christmas tree cutting permits from November 21 through December 23.The permits are $10 each with a limit of two per family.
Foresters recommend the cutting areas in Lake County around Turquoise Lake Road (Lake County Road 9) and along Lake County Road 48 just to the southwest of Sugar Loafin’ Campground. County Road 9 is not plowed but may be accessed by snowshoeing, skiing, or snowmobiling. County Road 48 is plowed for easier vehicle access. A map showing approved cutting areas is issued with each permit. Permits will also be valid for the Salida Ranger District.
Trees may be cut District-wide with a few exceptions. Areas closed to cutting include: all Leadville District campgrounds; Holy Cross, Collegiate Peaks, Mt. Massive, and Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Areas; and Tennessee Pass.
Permits can be purchased with cash, personal check, or money order made payable to the “U.S. Forest Service” at the Leadville Ranger District Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Permits are available in advance by mail. Send a check or money order to: U.S. Forest Service, 810 Front Street, Leadville, CO 80461. Permits will be sent out the week of November 21.
For more information, please contact the Leadville Ranger District at: (719) 486-0749. More information can be found: HERE.
Twin Lakes Welcomes “This Wonderful Life” for Holiday Theater
Mark the calendar for this wonderful holiday experience in the southern part of lake County in the quaint village of Twin Lakes.
“This Wonderful Life” the one-man show starring Jim Leaming will be presented at the Twin Lakes Schoolhouse (231 Lang) on December 30 and 31 from 7 – 8:30 pm. Relive the magical and heartwarming story of George Bailey and the effect his life has on others around him. Jim brings to life George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, Mary and others from the community of Bedford Falls.
Following the show, the bar at the Twin Lakes Inn will be open for approximately two hours. Cost: $20 per ticket ($15 for the cost of the show and the other $5 from each ticket is being donated to Friends of Twin Lakes).
How to get tickets: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial ticket reservation. Please indicate your preferred date and, in the event that date is sold out, if you would accept the other night. (Space is limited to 48 seats per night due to occupancy restrictions).