Welcome The Holidays as a Community!

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with us as Santa lights up Mt. Crested Butte Holiday tree! 

Join Us December 10, 2021 at 5:30pm 

Mountaineer Square, Mt Crested Butte
Free photos with Santa, Hot Chocolate, S'mores and more! 

Light Up The Night is an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season each year. We will continue the tradition this year while we witness the Holiday Tree in Mt. Crested Butte come to life for the first time this season. After a few uncertain years we will once again join together as a community to enjoy music, hot cocoa, s’mores, and of course a visit with Santa! Join us in Mountaineer Square for an evening of fun and celebration!

Reindeer Scavenger Hunt

Our Reindeer team is missing, can you help us find them? 

Our team of Reindeer have been running all over town since last holiday season. Can you help us spot them in local businesses? We will be searching for our reindeer from December 8 through December 15, 2021. Want to join the fun? Scavenger Hunt Lists with the Reindeer’s last known locations will be available to pick up in the Crested Butte Visitor Center or at participating businesses during this time. But be wary, these reindeer are just coming off vacation and could be a little cranky, so do not approach them! If you spot one, find an employee of the establishment you are in and let them know that you have spotted a reindeer! They will then initial your list and we will deploy our reindeer capture team! Once you have spotted 10 or more reindeer, bring your list back
to the Crested Butte Visitor Center for a sweet treat!

Holiday Window Display Contest

See the sights around town and make your vote count! 

Holiday window displays have been a winter attraction since the first time Macy’s decorated their windows in 1874. This holiday season, take part in Crested Butte’s very own Holiday Window Display Contest December 8 through December 15, 2021! Stop by the Crested Butte Visitor Center to pick up a list of participating businesses and your blue voting ornament! Once you decide which window display is your favorite, give your blue voting ornament to an employee of the business. The business with the most ornaments by December 15, 2021 will be our Public Choice winner! This year we will also have a Pro-Judging category, judged by the Visitor Center’s very own Information Specialists! Winners will be announced in the Crested Butte News on December 23.


Butte Bucks are back for the Holidays! 

Supporting our local businesses is more important now than ever and using Butte Bucks is a great way to do so this holiday season. Each Butte Bucks coin is valued at $10 but are available for purchase at $8 per coin (that’s a 20% savings!). Butte Bucks will be available to purchase in person at the Crested Butte Visitor Center starting on November 26, 2021 and can be used to make local purchases at participating businesses through December 15, 2021. Please be aware that businesses may have their own stipulations for accepting Butte Bucks. Be sure to ask if any are in place prior to making a purchase with Butte Bucks. Due to their popularity daily purchase limits will be in place and may change as needed. Businesses must redeem their
Butte Bucks at the Visitor Center by December 31, 2021.