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This Week in The Butte December 5

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This Week in The Butte December 5

December is here full of snow and holiday cheer! Start getting into the holiday spirit by attending these evening events around town and the mountain.

Crested Butte Light Up Night | December 7

Crested Butte’s Light Up Night kicks off at 5:15 pm from the 4-Way parking lot as Santa heads down Elk in his big red firetruck. Meet him at the Brick Oven, where he'll light the tree at 5:30 pm. After the tree lighting, Santa will be available for free photos provided by the CB/Mt CB Chamber and Nathan Bilow. Plus a special guest appearance by Dog Santa on behalf of Oh Be Dogful Rescue!

Elf The Musical, Jr. | December 7-9

Crested Butte Mountain Theatre proudly presents "Elf The Musical, Jr." Join director Jesse Buchanan and over 20 Crested Butte Community School students as they bring the story of would-be elf, Buddy to the stage. This show is December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. December 9 and 16 are 2pm matinee shows.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Light Up Night on the Mountain | December 8

Have you been good this year?

Watch as Santa sprinkles the magic dust on top of the Christmas Tree at the annual tree lighting ceremony on the mountain at 5:30 PM. Join us around the fire pit in Mountaineer Square for s'mores, cocoa, music, and free photos with Santa by Nathan Bilow. Plus a special guest appearance from Dog Santa thanks to Oh Be Dogful Rescue! 

Santa will be stay after the tree lighting to take photographs and sign autographs!