Upcoming Events


Buena Vista Christmas Opening
December 3, 2022

Christmas Opening in BV is a timeless holiday tradition that unites small businesses, residents and visitors by ringing in the holiday spirit and celebrating the true essence of community.
Join us for holiday shopping, unique experiences and tons of fun for everyone!
Events happen throughout the day and evening on East, West and South Main Streets of Buena Vista.
Including Photos with Santa, Santa’s Workshop, Chocolate Walk, Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run, Craft Show, Polar Plunge in the Arkansas River, Chili Cook-off, Local Author’s Fair, caroling, Parade of Lights ending with the lighting of our community Christmas tree and much, much more!

2022 Events & Activities
1882 Historic Chaffee County Courthouse

Chili Cook-off – December 3rd, 10a –4p

Is YOUR chili the best?? Here is your chance to prove it! Join us during Christmas Opening to test your skills, and maybe you’ll earn bragging rights for the year!
If cooking isn’t your thing, just stop by to vote for your fave.

Buena Vista Heritage Gift Shop – December 3rd, 10a-4p
We will be located in the courtroom upstairs next to the Chili Cook-off. Pick up unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list.

Chocolate Walk – December 3rd & 4th, 10a-4p
(Check your playing card to see each business’ open hours)
Pick up your playing cards 11/28 to 12/2 at BV Chamber office
Available at The BV Heritage Museum on 12/3
Runners of Ugly Sweater 5k will receive a playing card with their entrance fee
Cards are $1 each with chances to win up to $200 in prizes

Photos with Santa – December 3rd, 10a – 4p
Bring your kiddo(s) to The BV Heritage Museum for a photo with Santa, sponsored by First Colorado Land Office, BV.
BVHS Yearbook Committee will be our photographers.
$5 Donation Requested, includes sitting & online digital photo.
Don’t forget to bring your list and drop it in the North Pole Mailbox as well!
Stay tuned for link to sign up

Holiday Craft Fair – December 3rd, 10a–4p
Join us for some holiday shopping throughout town and at Holiday Craft Fair at the Heritage Museum.

For more information on other activities happening around Buena Vista, go to https://buenavistacolorado.org/bv-christmas-opening/

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Buena Vista Heritage
P.O. Box 1414
Buena Vista, CO 81211