Paonia Holiday Festivities

Holidays in Paonia

Holiday festivities are abundant in Paonia the weekend of December 5th and 6th.  The whole town comes alive with activities for all ages. The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is honored to be part of the fun! Shop for that special gift on Friday night at the Holiday Art Fair and paint a snowman mug, plate or platter with Pour Farm Ceramics at the Blue Sage.


By far the most popular event will be the Blue Sage’s Kids’ Cookie Cottage Building Workshop where children of all ages can decorate their own graham cracker cottage.  For $5 kids receive a kit, which includes a bag of frosting, a bag of candy and a preassembled cottage.  Kids can decorate their house at the Blue Sage during the Holiday Art Fair or take the kit home to decorate at their leisure.


On Saturday, take a hayride from Homestead market to the Paonia Library to see the new art installation “Generations: Wisdom and Wonder” unveiled, watch a puppet show and shop for books at the book sale. At the Blue Sage, support local artists at the 22nd Annual Holiday Arts Fair. The art fair will host a multitude of artists and crafters in the Blue Sage Loft and Curtis Hall. Santa Claus and his shiny elves will be visiting the Eccentric Artist gallery for photographs and next door to Santa, the Paradise Theater is showing a free holiday movie.


Other happenings include an open house at Homestead Market, specials at Hightower Café, a sale at Elisabethan’s studio, face painting, and a midnight masquerade ball at Wisehart Springs.  Meet and greet Jane Berry, the new Paonia town manager at town hall on Saturday from noon to 1pm.


Schedule of Events:

Friday, December 5

3p-8p – 22nd Annual Holiday Arts Fair in Curtis Hall at the Blue Sage

5p-7p – Ladies Night Sale at Paonia Farm & Home (20% off refreshments)

6p-8p – Pottery Painting with Pour Farm Ceramics at the Blue Sage


Saturday, December 6

9a-5p – 22nd Annual Holiday Arts Fair at the Blue Sage

10a-1p – Hay Rides from Homestead Market to the Paonia Library (weather permitting)

10a-4p – Book Sale at the Paonia Library

11:00am – Puppet Show at the Paonia Library

11:30am – “Generations: Wisdom & Wonder” Art Installation Unveiling at the Paonia Library

12p-2p – Gingerbread House building at the Blue Sage

12p-3p – Santa Clause at the Eccentric Artist Gallery

2:00pm – Entry Deadline for Coloring Contest at the Paonia Library

3:30pm – Free Holiday Movie at the Paradise Theater

6p-8p Elsewhere Studios Benefit Dinner at the Wisehart Springs Inn

8:00pm Abundance Masquerade Ball at Wisehart Springs Inn


Shop local, support the arts and enjoy the abundance of creativity Paonia has to offer during the holiday festivities throughout the month of December. For more information on events happening in December visit or call (970) 527-SAGE.


The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization located in Paonia, CO providing education and expression in the arts and humanities in order to engage and enrich the North Fork community.  Founded in 1996 the Blue Sage serves about 10,000 residents of the North Fork Valley annually through classes, events, gallery exhibits, venue rentals and arts outreach into local schools.

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