Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: Saturday Kicks Off Palisade’s Olde Fashioned Christmas

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday Kicks Off Palisade’s Olde Fashioned Christmas

Saturday, December 13th, visitors will enjoy a full day of holiday events in Palisade. “Olde Fashioned Christmas really reflects the true spirit of Palisade during the holiday season,” said event chairman, Leif Johnson.

Festivities start downtown at 11:00 AM. Live entertainment, chimineas and outdoor fire pits will fill the town with warmth and holiday cheer. Activities include kid’s train rides and craft tent, Olde Towne Marketplace, self-guided art studio tours and historic walking tours. The Gingerbread House Contest & Showcase, in the United Methodist Church, runs from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

At 12:00 Noon, visitors can enjoy a tour of the area’s Victorian Homes. Wagon rides, a silent auction, and Show & Shine Car Show begin at noon. The Soup Challenge, featuring eight of the Grand Valley’s top restaurants, starts at 1:00 PM. Santa will greet children of all ages at 2:00 PM.

High Tea commences at 2:00 PM at Palisade’s new Wine Country Inn, with shuttle service available from downtown. At 3:00 PM, guests can enjoy complimentary wine tastings as well as the Palisade Fire Department’s Chili Cook-off. At 5:00 PM, the Peach Queen officially lights the Town’s Christmas tree, followed by the Christmas parade.

Throughout the day, be on the lookout for Palisade’s cast of holiday characters, including the Town Grinch (a.k.a .the Town Grouch), Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim, and the Town Crier. Visitors are encouraged to dress in the style of the time.

“Olde Fashioned Christmas has grown into one of Palisade’s premier events,” Johnson said. “We invite you enjoy the festivities and see first-hand the unique feeling that Palisade offers.” For more information, contact the Palisade Chamber of Commerce at 464-7458 or visit their website,

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