The 30th annual lighting of the giant fir tree in front of the historic Sardy House on Main Street takes place tomorrow, December 7 at 6pm. This fun and festive evening is a holiday tradition for the Aspen community, and includes free hot chocolate and cookies, lots of singing by choirs from Aspen and Basalt high schools, Local Vocals, the Aspen District Band and Tom Paxton.
Each year, the Holiday Season is ushered in by the talented singers of the Aspen Choral Society with their presentation of Handel’s “Messiah.” The singers come from all over the valley to join their voices with orchestra in the Christmas portion of this beloved work. This year, performances will take place throughout the valley, beginning tomorrow night at Grace Church in Emma. Additional performances will be presented in Snowmass Village, at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and in Glenwood Springs. All performances begin at 7:30pm.
The Aspen Parks and Recreation department is getting into the Black Friday concept with a one-day membership sale today, November 28. Visit www.aspenrecreation.com and purchase a season pass to the ARC, valid from November 28-April 12, 2015. The pass can only be purchased online, so if you are going to be here for the winter and enjoy the ARC's pool, fitness facility and sliding on the ice rink, this is a great deal!