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Festive Events

Welcome to Aspen’s Best Address. We are honored that you are looking to our mountainside manor as your home away from home to share this season’s joy with your loved ones.

It is our utmost desire to provide the finest experience in creating lasting family traditions that will be cherished for years to come.

Rich in great traditions, The St. Regis honors its heritage by creating unique celebrations that become indelible moments. I invite you to discover and experience these moments at our distinctive hotel, encompassed by the natural beauty of Aspen, Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.

It is a privilege for us to be part of these treasured times. We are pleased to welcome you this holiday season and look forward to delivering beyond your expectations, as well as creating timeless and captivating moments for you and your loved ones.

Season’s Greetings,

Heather Steenge-Hart
General Manager

All Festive Events

Gingerbread House Unveiling

11 December 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On December 11th Santa joined us in our lobby as we revealed our confectionary marvel. Standing 7 feet tall, the sugar-y structure served as a backdrop for sharing holiday wishes and photos with Santa. Hot cocoa and Mrs. Claus’ gingerbread cookies were served!

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6th Annual Tree Lighting Ritual

16 December 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bundle up and join us for our 6th annual kick off to the holiday season. General Manager Heather-Steenge Hart invites the community to experience the magic of the holidays as we illuminate our 30ft tree. Featuring a performance by the Aspen High School Band and Singers, photo booth with Santa Claus, holiday cookies, festive beverages and a dual champagne sabering. This is a complimentary community event in the Fountain Courtyard


The Boozy Buck: Holiday Edition

20 December 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Sommelier Ericka Briscoe in the Velvet Buck as she demonstrates how to pair your holiday menus with the perfect spirits. Festive flights & bites accompany her discussion. Complimentary & open to the community. Seating is limited; book in advance online. Must be 21 years of age.


Holiday Stocking Decorating

22 December 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Friday, December 22, 2017 Prepare to hang (& decorate) your stocking in the Aspen Room. Reservations are recommended. Open to the community. 30 per person.


Christmas Eve Dinner

24 December

Special holiday menus will be offered in the Velvet Buck from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and from 4:00 pm until closing in Mountain Social.


Elk Mountain Rescue Dogs & Mountain Rescue Aspen Volunteers Showcase

28 December 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us in Santa’s Library for a special presentation by these talented volunteers. Through backcountry rescue & mountain safety education they are saving lives. With no paid staff they rely fully on donations to fulfill their mission. Please visit to donate. Complimentary community event; donations encouraged.

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Fireworks in the Courtyard

31 December 8:00 pm & 12:00 am

Capture glimpses of the Aspen Mountain fireworks displays at 8:00 pm & midnight.
Please note that there are some obstructions, but parts of the mountainside sparks can be seen outside in the Mountain Plaza

Hannukkah is Observed

12 - 20 December 5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Join members of the Aspen Jewish Congregation to light the Menorah in the lobby each night of Hanukkah. On the last night classic latkes & treats will be served. This is a complimentary daily event & open to the community.

Craft Your Own Bespoke Holiday Ornament

18 December 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Commemorate the 2017 holiday season by creating a treasure for your holiday tree. Located in the Aspen Room, reservations recommended and can be booked online for the community. 20 per person.


Holiday Gift Making

20 December 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Children create a special gift for their parents or loved ones in the Aspen Room, ranging from a handmade accessory to a scrub inspired by Remède Spa. No peeking, mom & dad – children only in the secret workshop. Reservations are recommended and can be booked online. Open to the community. 30 per child to make one gift, 40 per child to make two.


Art of Gingerbread House Design

23 December 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Located in the Aspen Room, construct these sweet structures under the guidance of our St. Regis Pastry Chef, Carolina Kepley. Reservations are highly recommended and bookable online. Open to the community; 40 per person.


Christmas Day Dinner Buffet

25 December 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a festive spread in Velvet Buck with exquisite culinary carving stations and traditional holiday offerings. Make a merry toast with a glass of champagne or a signature holiday cocktail, on us. Reservations are highly recommended and can be booked online with a credit card. 50% cancellation fee for cancellations within 72 hours.
Adults 149 / 12 years & under 49 / 5 years & under complimentary.


New Year's Eve Dinner, Velvet Buck

31 December

Our kitchen has prepared a bountiful feast fit for the entire family in the Velvet Buck, complete with seafood towers, carving stations and innovative holiday specialties. The second seating which takes flight from 8:00 pm includes bottomless champagne, specialty cocktails, New Year’s party favors & a musical performance by a jazz quartet.

First Seating from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; 2 hour reservation
Adults 185 / 12 years & under 60 / 5 years & under complimentary.

Second Seating from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm; table is invited to stay at their leisure
Adults 295

Reservations are highly recommended and can be booked online with a credit card. 50% cancellation fee for cancellations within 72 hours.


New Year's Day Brunch

1 January 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

We welcome 2018 with a decadent start in the Velvet Buck. Feast on a spirited culinary buffet spread as well as a Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar. Adults 99 / 12 years & under 39 / 5 years & under complimentary.


World Snow Polo Championship

16 & 17 December

We honor this tradition at Rio Grande Park in Aspen. Experience polo the “Sport of Kings” played on snow featuring Nacho Figueras, Captain of The St. Regis team. The VIP tent is not to be missed with St. Regis Aspen catered brunch & afternoon tea. Tickets can be purchased through Aspen Valley Polo Club or enjoy the game from the sidelines complimentary.

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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

19 December 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Accessorize gingerbread confections alongside St. Regis Pastry Chef, Carolina Kepley, in the Aspen Room. Reservations recommended and can be booked online. 15 per person.


Carriage Ride with Santa & Mrs. Claus

21 & 22 December 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Explore Aspen from Santa’s Sleigh. Sign your family up for a special carriage ride around the town with Santa Claus on the 21st and Mrs. Claus on the 22nd. Open to community; reservations required as space is limited. 30 per person.
Departs from the front drive of the hotel. Please arrive 5 minutes early. Due to the demand and timing of the rides, if you are not present during your departure time the carriage will be on its way without you. No refunds are available due to late arrival.


'Twas the Night Before Christmas

24 December 3:00 pm

Santa’s Living Room (Astor library) hosts a special reading of the holiday classic by Santa Claus. Santa will also be available after the reading to capture timeless holiday photographs with families. This is a complimentary event for resort guests.

Good Night Yoga

26 December 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

A pose-by-pose bedtime story for children. Join Remède Spa Director Irisha Steele as she leads a reading & session of this sensationally soothing book by Mariam Gates. Nighttime yogis receive a copy of the book, as well as milk & cookies. Favorite blankets & teddy bears are encouraged. Complimentary for resort guests.


New Year's Eve in Mountain Social

31 December 5:00 pm - 2:00 am

Celebrate with a DJ performance, cocktail service by Mountain Social & a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Marvel at midnight (and 8:00 pm) in a premier view of the Aspen Mountain fireworks. Hotel guests receive priority access; open to the community and no cover.

Rose Bowl Viewing

1 January 3:00 pm

Gather your sporting comrades and join us in Mountain Social for a special viewing of the Rose Bowl football game. Open to the community.

Ongoing Events

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Sabering in the Fountain Courtyard

Daily at 4:45 pm

Each day the resort honors the St. Regis ritual of champagne sabering at 4:45 pm to celebrate the transition from day to night as John Jacob Astor IV started when he founded the first St. Regis Hotel in New York in 1904. This ritual is extended to resort guests and includes a complimentary glass of champagne. If weather does not permit the ritual to take place in the Fountain Courtyard, it will occur in the Front Drive.

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Live Music in Mountain Social


Mountain Social hosts a variety of musical performers during the Après ski scene and throughout the evening’s pre- and post-dinner action. From jazz to rock to blues to pop, there is something to put a skip in everyone’s step. Visit our Festive Entertainment calendar for more information on dates & times, as they vary over the season. These are complimentary performances for the community & resort guests.

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Nightly S'mores: A Holiday Family Tradition at The St. Regis Aspen Resort

Daily 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Available for children in the Fountain Courtyard. Create your own delicious treat as you celebrate winter in Aspen as a family. Complimentary nightly event for resort guests.

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The Boozy Buck

Wednesdays beginning 13 December 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Sommelier Ericka Briscoe in the Velvet Buck each Wednesday for spirited discussions and tastings. Complimentary & open to the community. Seating is limited; book in advance online.

Join us in the restaurant after the event and enjoy 20% off of your dinner that evening.


Letters to Santa

1 December - 24 December

Do you have a message for The North Pole? We have a special mailbox in the lobby that sends letters directly to Santa each day. You never know, you may receive a letter (or surprise!) from The North Pole in response. Complimentary offering for resort guests.

Ice Skating with Santa's Elves

Thursdays: 14 December - 28 December 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Santa’s elves for ice skating at Silver Circle Ice Rink. Price includes access to rink, skates as well as hot cocoa and snacks at the end of the session. Space is limited; book in advance online. Departs from the lobby. 20 per person.


Terms & Conditions

All prices are listed in USD ($) and are exclusive of tax & gratuity

For questions ring the festive desk at (970) 429-7373

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