The town of Meeker is vibrant year-round, with a variety of winter events that provide fun for the entire family. Whether you’re a local resident or a medical tourism patient from out of town, winter is a great time of year to enjoy Meeker. Many of our out-of-town patients like to schedule their orthopedic surgery around our local events since this allows them to combine their procedure with an enjoyable mini vacation for the rest of the family. The following events roundup will help you better plan the timing of your trip to Meeker this winter.
The Parade of Lights is the feature event of our “Meeker Holiday Celebration.” The evening starts with the Courthouse Tree Lighting, which is followed by the Parade of Lights. The parade is held in downtown Meeker along Main Street from 4th Street to 7th Street. Enjoy Christmas caroling, sleigh rides, and a variety of other fun activities for the entire family.
This year’s theme is “Woodland Wonderland.” Prizes and awards will be given, including:
Parade entry is open to everyone. Click here to fill out the entry form online.
This event is being held on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:30 pm.
The Meeker Chamber of Commerce sponsors a variety of events throughout the holiday season. Support local retail establishments and enjoy a series of fun holiday activities. Highlights of this series include:
Get in the Spirit – A series of events from November 1-15 including:
Local Love & Gratitude – A series of events from November 16-29 including:
Santa is Coming to Town – A series of events from November 30-December 13 including:
Final Countdown – A series of events from December 14-27 including:
For those unfamiliar with skijoring, this event is not to be missed. Part Winter X Games, part cowboy rodeo, this race features skiers competing through a snow racecourse being pulled by a horse and rider team. The course requires skiers to navigate technical jumps and grab rings along the side of the track while moving at high speeds.
The Meeker Skijor is one of the premier skijoring events in Colorado. Some of the most skilled riders and racers from mountain towns across the state visit our town to compete for prize money.
Each afternoon, the race wraps up with a Beer Garden/Brewfest Event. On Saturday night, you can enjoy live music featuring the band Troubledsome.
This event takes place December 29-31. Registration is on Friday. Races begin at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday at Ute Park.
While the majority of the town’s formal events take place during the holiday season, there is no shortage of fun activities to enjoy throughout the rest of the winter. Families and out-of-town patients visiting during the winter months have a variety of options to fill their days:
At Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, we’re committed to delivering an amazing experience every time you visit us. A major component of this experience involves delivering the finest quality orthopedic treatments on the Western Slope. However, we also want you to enjoy your time in our beautiful town, and our team is always available to help our out-of-town patients plan their stay.
We’ll provide you with the right hotel recommendations to address the specific needs of your family and let you know the must-try restaurants you should visit while you’re in town. If you want to enjoy some of the winter wilderness activities in the region, our team can help recommend the best spots and activities to choose from.
In recent years, Colorado Advanced Orthopedics has experienced a tremendous rise in medical tourism due to our combination of mountain activities and a world-class team of board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons who consistently achieve outcomes that exceed industry standards. Get the best care in the region while your family enjoys a fun vacation in our beautiful mountain town.
Contact us to schedule an appointment. Colorado Advanced Orthopedics serves patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.
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