Christmas in America’s Highest City
O Come All Ye Faithful in Leadville Today!
Merry Christmas from Leadville Today! The snow has arrived and it’s definitely going to be a White Christmas at 10,200 feet. Welcome, if you’re visiting and good tidings to all neighbors and friends. Here’s some helpful information to help you enjoy the season!
Christmas Church Services
Annunciation Catholic Church at E. 7th and Poplar Streets
- Christmas Eve: 4:30 p.m. in English and 6 p.m. in English
- Christmas Day 4:30 p.m. in English
- Sunday, Dec. 26 at 8:30 a.m. English and 10:30 a.m. Spanish
Cornerstone Church at 117 E. 6th St. (across from 6th St. Gym).
- Candlelight Christmas Eve services will be at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Invite your family and friends to join them for this joyous occasion.
First Baptist Church at 219 Mountain View Drive
- Christmas Eve Services at 6 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church at W. 3rd & McWethy Drive.
- Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion at 7 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at James & W 8th Street
- Christmas Day service at 8:30 a.m.
St. George Episcopal Church located at 200 W. 4th St.
- Christmas Eve Luncheon on Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All are welcome
- Christmas Eve Service: Lessons & Carols begin at 5 p.m.
The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
The Leadville Railroad continues to spread Christmas cheer through the season with The Holiday Express ™. Climb aboard for a scenic train ride through the snowy Rocky Mountains in Leadville Today. Make plans to create your own family memories like this one shared by @mic_mot via the train’s Instagram page! These special ride will run through January 15, 2022. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the Leadville Railroad website.
Setting The Table: Christmas Meal Options
While most restaurants and bars will be closed on Christmas so that staff can enjoy the day with their families, The Silver Dollar Saloon (315 Harrison Ave) will be open on Christmas Day, offering the best deal around. Starting between noon and 1 p.m. they will be serving a generous feast of holiday table favorites from the main course to all the trimmings, for FREE!
According to owner Eric Johns, the generous feasts “lasts as long as it lasts.” So if you don’t have a place to go, or maybe you’re working on that day, head on down to Leadville’s Legendary Irish Saloon and celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the locals! Of course, you have to buy your own drinks, but for the price of the feast, why not around? The Silver Dollar Saloon is located in downtown Leadville at 315 Harrison Avenue
For those looking to participate in the St. George Church‘s Annual Christmas meal, this year there will be a Christmas Eve Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All are welcome! St. George is located at Pine and W. 4th Streets.