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2011 Holiday Walk

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , on 11-28-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

The town of Evergreen will be hosting some very illustrious guests this weekend. The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is holding its 20th annual Holiday Walk in downtown Evergreen, on Friday, December 2, beginning with the 5:00pm arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Lake House to light the community tree. Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive in a fire truck to light the tree and sing carols. Caroling will be lead by the Evergreen Lutheran Church Choir.

After the tree lighting, you can continue the holiday cheer by walking with Santa and Mrs. Claus to historic downtown Evergreen for photos, roasted chestnuts, choirs, bell ringers, face painting, dance performances, and more.  You can make your own Christmas ornaments and wooden toys too!  Join in the celebration with local merchants, taking advantage of holiday specials, live entertainment throughout the evening and holiday treats. Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at the Ice House Café. Photos begin at 6:45 P.M. and the cost is $5 (and well worth it since this is the real Santa and his wife.)

This is an incredibly fun event, especially for the little ones. Bundle up your kiddos (and yourself, too) and come out for a night of merriment and memories. Shuttle service will be available from Hiwan Homestead, Church of the Transfiguration, Lake House, and RTD parking lot next to Christ the King Church on Hwy 74.


Don the Red Suit

Posted in Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12-29-2010 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen


There is a certain dim satisfaction in knowing that Christmas has passed and we have all survived the festivities, and to think it all started way back on December 3rd with the Downtown Evergreen Holiday Walk.  That is the night where hundreds of us are convinced that Santa is real and he and his wife life in the Evergreen area.  From his long beard to the tip of his black boots he is as actual as our credit card bills, only a lot more fun.  As I was making my way through the crowded streets that night I heard someone say, “Don’t you just want to live here?”, and I knew exactly how they felt, because the idyllic setting and huggable atmosphere doesn’t end with the “Walk” or even with Christmas.  We are blessed to share this air with these stalwart peaks and meandering herds and to be able to call it home, as though we were always here.  Making it all hang together takes a lot of people giving of their resources, both time and money, because they have decided that it is worth the extra effort to make these mountains part of their everyday instead of a weekend excursion.  If you are one of the business owners or residents or non-profit leaders who has done that this year, we offer our thanks and admiration.  Santa does live here.  Just look in the mirror.