Buena Vista’s Christmas Opening

The First Saturday in December


Save the Date: December 4, 2021

The Buena Vista Christmas Opening is a wonderful holiday tradition that unites our small businesses, visitors and residents to join together and share in the holiday spirit. 

We will continue to monitor the pandemic and stay hopeful that we can bring back all of our past traditions in 2021…so save the date!

Event Day Activities

The Chocolate Walk

Photos with Santa

Holiday Craft Fair

Parade of Lights

The Polar Plunge

Mt. Princeton Punch Passes

Purchasing your Christmas Tree Permit from the Forest Service

Carolers, entertainment, and more

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Chocolate Walk Saturday, December 5 - Saturday, December 12

A fun and delicious tour.  During the entire week of December 5th through the 12th visit participating merchants, do some holiday shopping, see the amazing holiday products and services, taste exquisite chocolates and get your card stamped.  Prize drawings take place on December 14th, so return your completed participant card to be entered. *This year we have expanded the Chocolate Walk to a full week so you can enjoy shopping while not being in crowds. Take advantage of this week worth of sweets!


Visit Santa 10:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Thank you to everyone who came out to have their photos with Santa! We appreciate you joining us and also helping keep the event safe for you and for Santa by wearing your masks! 

Santa joins us from Harmony Workshops. Photos are sponsored by Bertram Media and Chaffee Arts.

All photos will be available for download December 11th through the 25th. Check back for the link!



Parade of Lights - Postponed to 2021

It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will be canceling the Parade of Lights this year due to low participation. 
The Parade of Lights is a long standing tradition in Buena Vista and we look forward to hosting it again in 2021 with the hopes of making it the BEST yet.


Shop Local and Online

Although we won’t be hosting our Craft Fair this year due to COVID restrictions, check out our local deals from businesses right here in BV.

Check out our Shop Local website for the most up-to-date deals!

Remember to #ShopBVFirst this holiday season!

The Buena Vista Christmas Opening event is sponsored by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, or if your business is doing an activity or event that day, please reach out to events@buenavistacolorado.org.