Winter has arrived and so let's embrace it and head out to a few of these winter carnivals in Western Colorado.

Vail Snowdays

Welcome ski and snowboard season in Vail December 13-16 with concerts, parties and a fun street fair, featuring Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats plus Wildermiss on December 14 and Shaky Graves and the Devon Allman Project featuring Duane Betts on December 15. Past headliners include The Wallflowers and Lukas Nelson.

Twelve Days of Aspen

Celebrate the season in Aspen December 20-31 with fun activities, food and more. Ice skating, concerts at the Hotel Jerome, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus and much more. Decorate stockings, enjoy a delicious four-course meal at The Little Nell on Christmas Eve and enjoy the season in everyone's favorite town, Aspen.

Breckenridge ULLR Fest

Coming in January, channel your inner Viking and head to Breckenridge for some serious fun. Have fun with the parade (get your float on!), talent show and more. And get ready to take the ULLR plunge, too,

Winter can be a lot of fun if you know where to look!