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The Nutcracker Leaps Into Aspen


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet begins a four-performance run of Tchaikovsky's beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, today at 2 and 7:30pm today. Tomorrow's performances will be at 1pm and 5pm. All shows will take place at the Aspen District Theatre, located in the Aspen Elementary School on Maroon Creek Road. Purchase tickets online at or call (970) 920-5770.

Highlands and Buttermilk Opening


Half-pipe enthusiasts, lovers of steeps and fans of wide groomed slopes will all be in heaven starting Saturday, December 14, when Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands fire up the lifts for the season. With plenty of snow, this is one of the best opening seasons we've had in years. Come play with us!

Holiday Cookie Exchange


More than 25 local authors and their friends will take part in today's annual Holiday Cookie Exchange at the Hotel Jerome. If you love conversation, baking cookies, eating cookies or bagging up some cookies to take home, this is the event for you! Bring your contribution, a sweet tooth and enjoy the company from 4 - 7pm today. The Aspen Historical Society has all the details at 925-3721 or

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