Winterfest and Yuletide celebration on calendar for November

File photos The annual Yuletide celebration in South Fork will be combined with the annual Winterfest this year. New lights have been purchased for the Town of South Fork through fundraisers and donations.

SOUTH FORK — With the holidays on the horizon for the San Luis Valley, now is the time to mark the calendars and plan to visit South Fork for its revised Yuletide lighting event and Winterfest. 

Both have been combined this year to offer an opportunity for families throughout the Valley to come and enjoy some holiday cheer, support a community cause and do some holiday shopping.

For the past five years, the Town of South Fork, in conjunction with the newly formed South Fork Friends Foundation, the Yuletide celebration has become an area favorite.

With new funding opportunities and generous donations collected this past year, the South Fork Friends Foundation purchased new festive lighting to decorate the town. This was made possible through the several yard sale events held throughout the year and donations made by private and non-profit entities.

The festivities begin with a craft and vendor fair beginning at noon in the Old Hungry Logger building next to the South Fork Visitor Center on Nov. 26 until 7 p.m. with the tree lighting ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. There will be live Christmas music and an appearance by Santa Claus. There will be warm beverages, snacks and gifts for the children who attend. 

On Saturday, Nov. 27, the South Fork Winterfest will kick off at 9 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. with another opportunity to meet with Santa Claus and more.

For more information, visit the South Fork Friends Foundation Facebook page or for vendor information contact [email protected]


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