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Buena Vista’s Christmas Opening December 7, 2019

The Buena Vista Christmas Opening is a wonderful holiday tradition that unites small businesses, visitors and residents to join together to share in the holiday spirit and the true essence of community. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays to you and yours.


Chocolate Walk 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 fun and delicious tour.  Pick up your playing card at the BV Community Center Dec. 7th, visit locale merchants and see their amazing holiday products and services, taste exquisite chocolates and get your card stamped.  Win prizes and gift certificates.  

Visit Santa 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visit Santa & Get Free Photos for your family and enjoy FREE crafts, music, festival of trees and much more all at the BV Community Center.

Holiday Craft Fair 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

NEW LOCATION: The Ivy Ballroom at The Surf Hotel

 Get your holiday shopping list checked off at the Holiday Craft Fair featuring local vendors with their unique gift items. Taking place at our new location, The Ivy Ballroom at The Surf Hotel, you will want to be sure to stop by and peruse the hand-made jewelry, pottery, quilted items, woodworking, candles, ornaments, oils and much more. You can also get two stops on your Chocolate Walk card stamped by The Surf Hotel and The Chamber of Commerce while you visit.

Parade of Lights 5:15 pm

Parade of Lights – Attendees become part of the parade: join the end of the Parade of Lights or meet the parade at the Community Tree Lighting (Splash Park).  All are welcome to be in the parade, including horses and carriages.  Meet at South Main parking lot & sign a waiver.  

If you have an event that you are hosting for the public to enjoy on December 7th, please email with the name, date, location and descripiton.

A Community Affair

The Christmas Opening unites small businesses, residents and visitors to share in the holiday spirit and celebrate the true essence of community.  Join us for this small town holiday tradition and experience for yourself why Buena Vista is truly special. 

Parade of Lights Details & Sign Up

Please join us in Parade of Lights . . . we are looking for one and all with their illuminated display to join in the celebration.  Meet at the South Main Street south dirt parking lot between 4:00 and 4:445pm.  Each parade participant will need to sign a waiver prior to joining the parade – our team will have them on site.  Those planning on joining as a group in the walking parade are not required to sign a waiver.  Horses and carriages are welcome!  Call us at 719.395.6612 if you have questions.

The Buena Vista Christmas Opening is coordinated, advertised and implemented by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center as a community service to our businesses and residents in the true spirit of cultivating our welcoming community.  This opening is not a Chamber fund-raising event.  We thank our Chamber members, volunteers, Board of Directors and supporting businesses for enabling this town-wide celebration. Enjoy!