The holiday season is a time that’s ripe with traditions, and for nearly three decades, the Eagle community has ushered in December with its Christmas on Broadway celebration.
The 29th annual event is planned for Saturday, Dec. 1, in downtown Eagle.
A nighttime lighted parade is the centerpiece of the celebration and participants will march down Broadway at 5:30 p.m. The parade starts at Second Street and concludes at Town Park, where kids can visit Santa’s workshop set up at the Fifth Street ECO bus shelter – sponsored by Alpine Bank.
Candy will not be thrown along the parade route, but beginning at 5 p.m. kids can stop by the Peppermint Station set up at the corner of Third Street and Broadway to get a free bag of sweets, sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Colorado Properties.
Following the parade, a bonfire, live music and other entertainment is planned at Eagle Town Park, downtown businesses staying open for special shopping hours.
Huge thanks for our sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors $1000
Santa’s Workshop $500
Peppermint Station $500
Siver Bell Sponsors $250
- Alpine Lumber Company
- Bonfire Brewing
- Boone’s Wine and Spirits
- Brush Creek Saloon
- Comerford/State Farm Insurance
- Holy Cross Custom Builders, LLC
- Mountain Mobile Vet Service & The Animal Hospital Center
- SHC Landscape Co.
- Vail Valley Cares, Inc.
For more information please contact Michelle Friedman at 970-376-3205.
As a prelude to Christmas on Broadway, the 4th annual WassailFest, sponsored by Circle-A Auto Repair, begins Thursday, Nov. 29, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 1.
Businesses located throughout Eagle will offer different Wassail recipes and community members are urged to stop by and taste the various beverages. Wassail tasters will receive ’12 Sips of Wassail’ cards and when they sip at the various locations, the businesses will validate the cards.
Once participants have their 12 sips validated, they can drop by Circle-A Auto Repair to receive a hand-made Christmas ornament. All validated cards handed in will be included in a drawing for a Yet’s cooler, donated by Comerford/State Farm Insurance.
Cards can also be turned in at the Christmas on Broadway at Parade Central across from Batson’s Corner Store, between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, to claim a their prize.
When they taste the Wassail recipes, participants are asked to vote for their favorite variety. The winning business is awarded the Eagle Wassail Meister Traveling Trophy (seen here with last year’s winner, Taun Sanders.)
For more information please contact Taun at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-688-4577
Participating Businesses – 35 in total!