One of the highlights of the event is the free concert in Heritage Plaza by Newcomers Home, a bluegrass/rock band out of Boulder.
"People can ski right down, catch a free concert and après ski drinks," said Stuecheli. The band will be putting on a festive show, playing Christmas and Hanukah songs. Newcomers Home has gained national radio airplay and boasts a nationwide fan base, playing in New York City's The Bitter End, Nashville's Exit/In, L.A.'s The Knitting Factory, and of course the Fox and Boulder theaters.
The band takes the stage at 4 p.m., so plan to take your last ski run of the day down into the Village Core. This is will be one of your last chances to see Newcomers Home, as members of the band are splitting up and embarking on solo careers.
After the concert, Jingle Jammers will have time to check out special deals offered throughout Mountain Village by retailers and restaurants. "There will be discounts, in-store special events, grab bag specials, free massages, or just come in and get a warm beverage," said Stuecheli.
A gingerbread house display will be set up for viewing around the holiday tree in Heritage Plaza, created by various children's groups and Mountain Village restaurants. Santa Claus and his elves will be on hand to light the holiday tree and pass out goodies to the kids at 5:15 p.m.
Christy Sports is hosting a poster signing with Mammut sponsored athlete Jared Ogden, 4-5 p.m. Ogden will then move over to the conference center to present a slideshow about his travels in Patagonia, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Mountainfilm presents Winterfilm in the conference center at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) with a showing of adventure movies. "It's extending the evening," said Stuecheli of the special film. "After people have shopped and had a chance to get dinner and drinks, they can check out the film." Tickets are $10 and available at the Telluride Coffee Company, www.tellurideticket.com or at the door.
Restaurant specials during Jingle Jam include chef's hors d'oeuvres and wine for $7 at 9545; a locals special holiday menu for $17 at La Piazza; hot drink specials and draft specials at Tracks Café; a tree lighting ceremony and holiday beverages along with a meet and greet with Iron Chef Kerry Simon in the Peaks Great Room; and the Mountain Village Market will provide free coffee, cider and cookies. Bistro Isabel and Telluride Coffee Company will also offer Jingle Jam specials.
Wrap up your holiday shopping with great discounts throughout the stores in Mountain Village. Alternative Edge will offer grab bag specials with discounts, as will Boot Doctors and Doctor B's, along with free chair massages by Telluride Mobile Massage and holiday cider and treats.
Christy Sports will have grab bag specials for discounts on anything in the store, and a drawing for either a K2 Lotta Luv IBX ski/binding system for women or a KR Recon IBX system for men.
Screamin' Doggies invites people to enter a drawing for a Screamin' Doggie hat and T-shirt, and will be offering free 3D foot scans and gait analysis with the 3DO Foot Imaging System. Selected Carrera helmets and Bridgedale ski socks will also be on sale.
The Telluride Sports store in Mountain Village and North Face will have grab bag specials and Mckenzie Tribe will offer storewide discounts.
American National Bank will have a booth in front of Tracks restaurant with the ANB wheel. Spin the wheel for a chance to win fabulous prizes, including a pair of kid's skis. Eddie the Eagle will also be making an appearance.
Wells Fargo invites everyone to stop in for a free ski pass lanyard and hot cider and cookies.
Celebrating its 20 years in the community, Telluride Mountain Gallery will have discounts on all studio jewelry. Winston Gallery of Fine Art will be showing artwork by Russian and American impressionist artists, and the first 50 visitors will receive a free glass Christmas tree ornament.
Black Bear Trading Company invites shoppers to stop in and meet renowned local photographer Jane Trenary and view her new images, 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Portmeirion China "T'was the Night Before Christmas" place settings and serving pieces will be discounted. Peaks Signature Store and Spa Boutique will offer discounts on select merchandise all day long.
On Saturday Santa Claus returns to Mountain Village to double check his list of good boys and girls. He will be at the Telluride Conference Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for photo opportunities. Kids can also decorate a holiday gingerbread or sugar cookie with frosting and festive sprinkles. There is no charge for the event, and Santa will come back next Wednesday and Friday, 1-4 p.m., if anyone misses him on Saturday.
Parking in Mountain Village will be free on Friday from 4-6 p.m.