YULE FEST VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS WEEKEND IN OURAY: December 7, 8, & 9, 2012

Ouray welcomes the holiday season with a long weekend of special events, shopping and winter cheer with Yule Fest, Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9. Town will be aglow in decorated windows, twinkling lights and Santa’s chuckles. The weekend features live music at two venues, a wine, chocolate and cheese celebration on Saturday, visits with Santa for the kids and the pets, and great shopping opportunities at local small businesses, many of which are featuring holiday specials and events.

Shoppers have a chance to win a holiday gift certificate courtesy of the Ouray Chamber Resort Association by participating in the Ouray Holiday Scavenger Hunt. A special ornament will be hidden in many Ouray shops, restaurants and businesses. Participating businesses will have glowing luminarias outside their doors. Turn in at least ten “finds” by the end of the weekend to enter a special drawing on December 10.

Here is the ornament you will be spying:

Yule Fest is a community-driven event and is proudly supported by Ouray’s independent businesses and non-profits.

Read on for the full schedule of events and the retailers' specials and holiday hours below:

Friday, December 7

Main Street Shopping & Scavenger Hunt

All day

Ouray’s Main Street shopping district will be aglow with winter cheer over Yule Fest weekend, with our unique local shops filled with special holiday finds. Take part in our Ouray scavenger hunt by spying the special hidden ornament in participating retailers, restaurants and galleries, all of which will be marked by glowing white luminaries on Main Street. Turn in a list of at least 10 locations or photos to the Ouray Visitor’s Center or to ouray@ouraycolorado.com to enter a special drawing on December 12, 2011 for a gift certificate to the Ouray shop or restaurant of your choice.

Main Street Ouray

 

Friday Night Movies at the Wright Opera House

"Step Up to the Plate"

7:30pm

French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned 3-Michelin-Star restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, Sébastien is ready. But it's not easy to take over the family business when your father is a master in his field. Filmed in the gorgeous Aubrac region in the South of France, home to the Bras family for generations, "Step Up to the Plate" offers a rare glimpse into the Bras' culinary process while capturing one of the most closely watched transitions in the world of haute cuisine. -- (C) Cinema Guild

$7.00 (adults), $5.00 (children 12 and under)

Wright Opera House

 

Saturday, December 8

Main Street Shopping & Scavenger Hunt

All day

Ouray’s Main Street shopping district will be aglow with winter cheer over Yule Fest weekend, with our unique local shops filled with special holiday finds. Take part in our Ouray scavenger hunt by spying the special hidden ornament in participating retailers, restaurants and galleries, all of which will be marked by glowing white luminarias on Main Street. Turn in a list of at least 10 locations or photos to the Ouray Visitor’s Center or to ouray@ouraycolorado.com to enter a special drawing on December 12, 2011 for a gift certificate to the Ouray shop or restaurant of your choice.

Main Street Ouray

 

Santa Paws

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Second Chance Humane Society is bringing Santa Paws to Ouray! On Saturday December 10 Santa will hop off his sleigh (a.k.a. Mobile Mutts & Meows RV) and head to the Wright Opera House for 2 hours of sitting for Holiday keepsake photos! Bring your furry and non-furry family and friends for a photo and a chat with Santa Paws. Contact 626-2273 or visit www.adoptmountainpets.org for more information.

Wright Opera House

 

Holiday Parade

Dusk

Watch colorful community floats, singing local elementary school cherubs and local luminaries travel along Main Street to celebrate Santa and Mrs. Claus coming to town! Sponsored by the Ouray Fire Department

Main Street Ouray

 

Elks Santa Visit & Dinner

5:00 PM

The Ouray Elks have arranged for children to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at 5:00 pm at the lodge at 421 Main Street. They can tell Santa all about their holiday wishes and have their pictures taken.  Afterward, the whole family can enjoy a chili supper starting at 5:15 at the lodge, with chili, cornbread, salad, dessert and beverage for just $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 – 10.  Kids under 5 eat for free!  The Elks will also have hot dogs and chips if the kids don’t want chili! 

Ouray Elks Lodge #492

 

Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Fest

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

A delicious annual festival, proceeds will benefit the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership. Sample small batch Colorado wines, chocolates & cheeses. New offerings this year include distilled liquors and local arts and crafts.  Products will available to purchase by the bottle.

Theme: Home for the Holidays, costume contest for the most festive costume, vote for your favorite vendors. Live music by bluegrass band, Alternate Route.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available in Ouray at Buckskin Booksellers, Khristopher’s Culinaire, and Mouse’s Chocolates; in Ridgway at Cimarron Books & Coffee; in Telluride at Wizard Entertainment; in Durango at Maria’s Bookshop; in Montrose at Around the Corner Gallery and the Coffee Trader; and in Grand Junction at Pro Powder Coating and Crossroads Wine and Spirits.

For more information or contact 970-325-4913 or visit the Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Fest Facebook page.

Ouray Community Center

 

Mike Gwinn & The North Fork Flyers Concert

9:00 PM

Enjoy regional favorites, Mike Gwinn & The North Fork Flyers as they rock the Pub!

O’Brien’s Pub & Grill

 

Sunday, December 9

Main Street Shopping & Scavenger Hunt

All day

Ouray’s Main Street shopping district will be aglow with winter cheer over Yule Fest weekend, with our unique local shops filled with special holiday finds. Take part in our Ouray scavenger hunt by spying the special hidden ornament in participating retailers, restaurants and galleries, all of which will be marked by glowing white luminarias on Main Street. Turn in a list of at least 10 locations or photos to the Ouray Visitor’s Center or to ouray@ouraycolorado.com to enter a special drawing on December 12, 2011 for a gift certificate to the Ouray shop or restaurant of your choice.

Main Street Ouray

 

Dolce Voce: Holiday Voices

2:00 – 4:00 PM

presented by Friends of the Wright Opera House and the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild

Dolce Voce, which means “sweet voice” in Italian, is a group of eight a cappella singers from the Montrose, Colorado area. Join us this Yule Fest weekend to enjoy an eclectic blend of music, ranging from madrigals and little-known classics from the Baroque and Romantic masters to jazz, pop, and spirituals. “Known for their shimmering vocal blend and exceptional musicianship, Dolce Voce has rapidly become a favorite musical fixture in the Uncompahgre Valley.” - Ouray County Performing Arts Guild

Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. Available online at www.ocpag.org or locally at Buckskin Booksellers, Ouray; Cimarron Books & Coffee, Ridgway; Coffee Traders, Montrose

Wright Opera House

 

Participating Merchants & Specials

Find the Ornament and take advantage of some great specials & even better friendly local service while you’re here!

Ago Gallery and San Juan Pottery

445 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.0270

Hours: Dec.7:  10:00 - 4:00. Dec. 8:  10:00 - 5:00. Dec. 9:  10:00 - 2:00

10% to 50% off a selection of pottery and original art. 20% off selection of art suplies.

 

Blue Pear & Bloom

450 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.0450

Hours: Dec.7: 11:00 – 6:00. Dec. 8:  9:00 – 8:00. Dec. 9:  9:00 – 4:00

Nibbles, sippings, and discounts all 3 days!

 

Artisan Bakery

460 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4677

Hours:  Dec. 7 & 8:  7:00 – 2:00. Dec. 9:  7:00 – 12:00

 

Ouray Candy

480 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4077

Hours:  Dec. 7, 8, 9:  OPEN

 

Buckskin Booksellers

505 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4044

Hours:  Dec. 7, 8, 9:  10:00 – 6:00.

 

Beaumont Grill

507 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.7050

Hours: Dec.7:  4:00 – 9:00. Dec. 8:  4:00 – 9:00. Dec. 9:  CLOSED

FREE glass of House wine ($7 value) with dinner purchase (1 per table).

 

High Country Leathers and Lifestyles

518 Main Street

970.325.4239

Hours:  Dec. 7, 8, 9:  10:00 – 8:00

20% Off Storewide

 

Mouse’s Chocolates

524 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.7285

Hours:  Dec. 7, 8, 9:  9:00 – 9:00

 

Khristopher’s Culinaire

545 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4089

Hours: Dec. 7 & 8:  10:00 – 6:00. Dec. 9:  11:00 – 5:00.

Select items throughout the store marked down 25%.

 

Ouray Brewery

607 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.7388

Hours:  Dec. 7, 8, 9:  11:00 – 9:00

 

Gator Emporium

608 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4557

Hours: Dec. 7:  12:00 – 8:00. Dec. 8:  10:00 – 8:00. Dec. 9:  12:00 – 5:00.

 

Outlaw Restaurant

610 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4366

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9:  5:00 – Close

 

Apteka Convenience Store & Liquors

611 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4388

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9:  8:00 – 10:00

 

Painting Marmot Art Supply

612 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.7232

Hours: Dec. 7 & 8:  10:30 – 6:00. Dec. 9:  CLOSED

 

Backstreet Bistro

624 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.0550

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9:  7:00 – 5:00

 

Mountain Fever Shirts & Gifts

644 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4408

Hours:  Dec. 7, 8, 9:  10:00 – 6:00

Mountain Fever Shirts & Gifts will be “dealing” discounts over Yule Fest weekend. At the time of purchase, when the subtotal is calculated, the customer can cut a shuffled deck of cards and the card showing at the bottom or the cut will determine their discount. Ace – 10 = 10% Discount. Face Card = 20% Discount. Joker = 50 % Discount. (Once the cards have been cut and the discount determined, no more items may be added to that transaction.) r.

 

Denim of Antiquity

645A Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4924

Hours: Dec. 7,8,9: 10:00 – 5:00

 

An Eclectic Eye

645B Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4323

Hours:  Dec. 7 & 8:  10:00 – 4:00. Dec. 9:  CLOSED

 

Elevate Day Spa

308 6th Ave., Ouray

970.325.7233

Hours: Dec.7:   10:00 - 6:30. Dec. 8:  10:00 - 4:30. Dec. 9:  CLOSED

December & Yule Fest Specials: Brightening Facial for $75.00, buy $100 dollars or more and receive 15% off your entire purchase, free samples available on the Yule Nights, Customer Appreciation Month of December:  buy a gift certificate in house or online for a 1 hour customized massage/facial for $55.00 buy up to 3 of your choice for yourself or others.

 

O’Toys

242 Seventh Ave, Ouray

970.209.2545

Hours: Dec 7 and 8:  10:00 to 7:00.  Dec 9:  1:00 to 4:00

We are stocked with favorite toys from yesterday and today at Ouray County's Neighborhood Toy Store. Like us on Facebook to receive a $5 gift certificate.  Post and get another $5 certificate.  Both good through Christmas Eve.  One of each per household.  Come in to play at our Game Bar. Remember also that we will play Santa's elves for out of town relatives. They can call or email and we will help them select a gift and wrap it.  You can then pick it up or depending on where you live, we can deliver. Free gift wrap.

 

Ouray Hardware

700 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.0555

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9:  8:00 – 6:00

 

North Moon Gallery

720 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4885

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9:  10:00 – 7:00

30% off

 

O’Brien’s Pub & Grill

726 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4386

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9: 11:00 – midnight

 

Ouray Mountain Sports

732 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4284

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9:  9:00 – 6:00

 

Salon Envy

736 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.7324

Hours: Dec. 7 & 8:  10:00 – 6:00. Dec. 9:  CLOSED

 

Wildflower Boutique (and Colorado Made)

735 and 733 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.4089

Hours: Dec. 7 and 8:  10:00 – 7:00. Dec.  9:  10:00 – 5:00

 

Ivory’s Trading CO. and Gallery

737 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.0123

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9:  10:00 – 4:00

 

Ouray Liquors

738 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.0784

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9: 10:00 – 10:00

 

Goldbelt Restaurant

800 Main Street, Ouray

970.325.7323

Hours: Dec. 7, 8, 9:  11:00 – 9:00

 

 

SCAVENGER HUNT FORM

Please return to the Ouray Visitors Center on Friday between 10-4, one Saturday between 10-4 and on Sunday between 10-4, or email this back to ouray@ouraycolorado.com. Drawing will be Monday, December 12, 2011.

 

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