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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

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Thanksgiving Day Buffet

22 November 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gather your friends and family for a bountiful feast served in Velvet Buck prepared by Executive Chef Laurent Pillard and the culinary team of The St. Regis Aspen Resort. Reservations are highly recommended and can be booked online with a credit card. 50% cancellation fee for cancellations within 72 hours.

Adults 125 / 12 years & under 35 / 5 years & under complimentary.


Good Night Yoga

14 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.


Craft Your Own Bespoke Holiday Ornament

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

Commemorate the 2018 holiday season by creating a treasure for your holiday tree. Located in the Aspen Room, reservations are recommended and can be booked online for the community. 28 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.


World Snow Polo Championship

19 & 20 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 food & beverage. Tickets can be purchased through Aspen Valley Polo Club or enjoy the game from the sidelines complimentary.

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Art of Gingerbread House Design

22 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 Executive Chef Laurent Pillard & our pastry team. Reservations are highly recommended & bookable online. Resort guests only. 55 per person inclusive of tax & gratuity.

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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.


New Year's Eve Dinner, Velvet Buck

31 December

Executive Chef Laurent Pillard has prepared a bountiful feast fit for the entire family in 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. This seating also includes access to the evening’s celebrations in Mountain Social.

First Seating from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; 2 hour reservation
Adults 175 / 12 years & under 50 / 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 & can be booked online with a credit card. 50% cancellation fee for cancellations within 72 hours. Pricing does not include tax / gratuity.


Hanukkah is Observed

2 - 10 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, December 9th, classic latkes & treats will be served. This is a complimentary daily event & open to the community.

Ice Skating with Santa's Elves

13 December & 20 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 a s’more from Executive Chef Laurent Pillard’s new sweet or savory s’more menu. Book in advance online. Departs from the lobby. 28 per person.


Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

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

Accessorize gingerbread confections alongside St. Regis Executive Chef Laurent Pillard and the Resort’s Pastry Team in the Aspen Room. Reservations are recommended and can be booked online. All ages are welcome to participate in this sugar-y event! 21 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.


Carriage Ride with Santa & Mrs. Claus

20 & 21 December 3:00 pm - 6:00 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. Reservations required as space is limited. Departs from lobby entrance. Resort guests only. 41 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.


Holiday Stocking Decorating

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

Prepare to hang (& decorate) your stocking in the Aspen Room. Reservations are recommended. Open to the community. 41 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.


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 150++ / 12 years & under 50++ / 5 years & under complimentary.

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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 champagne toast at midnight. Marvel at midnight (and 8:00 pm) in views of the Aspen Mountain fireworks. Hotel guests receive complimentary access. Firework views are limited. Non-hotel guests 69 per person inclusive of service fee and taxes.


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.

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Gingerbread House Unveiling

10 December 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in our lobby as we reveal this confectionary marvel. Standing 7-feet tall, children will be able to have their photo taken in front of the house with Santa and walk inside the sugary structure. Hot cocoa and treats will be served. Open to the community and complimentary. No RSVP required.

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7th Annual Tree Lighting Ritual

15 December 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bundle up and join us for our 7th 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, a photo booth with Santa Claus, holiday cookies, festive beverages and a dual champagne sabering.

This evening Santa has a special present for The St. Regis Aspen Resort. See what Santa and his reindeer brought us all the way from the North Pole!

This is a complimentary community event in the Fountain Courtyard. No RSVP required.

The lighting of the tree takes place promptly at 5:30 pm.

Watch our Fountain Courtyard transform into a winter wonderland.

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Holiday Gift Making

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

Children create a special gift for their parents 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. 41 per child to make one gift, 55 per child to make two inclusive of tax and gratuity.


Elk Mountain Rescue Dogs & Mountain Rescue Aspen Volunteers Showcase

21 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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'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.

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The Boozy Buck: Holiday Edition

26 December 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us in the Velvet Buck as our Director of Restaurants and Bars, Chris Becker, demonstrates how to pair your holiday menus with the perfect spirits. Festive flights & bites from Executive Chef Laurent Pillard accompany his discussion. Complimentary & open to the community. Seating is limited; book in advance online.


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 from the Mountain Plaza.

New Year's Day Brunch

1 January 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

We welcome 2019 with a decadent start in 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.


Ongoing Events

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Champagne Sabering in the Fountain Courtyard & Kiddy Cocktails with Kitty

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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S'mores: A Holiday Family Tradition

Daily from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Après Fridays

Fridays beginning 14 December 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Aspen Outfitting welcomes you for post-slope libations and conversations every Friday in their storefront located in the lobby of the hotel. Complimentary.

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.

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Meet & Greets in Aspen Outfitting

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

19 & 20 December Alps & Meters
21 December Filson & Colby June
22 December TOPO Designs & Colby June

Visit Aspen Outfitting for holiday mixing, mingling & shopping. Visit their outpost in the lobby of the hotel where they will be pouring champagne and hosting meet & greets with their favorite partners. Complimentary & no RSVP required.

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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