It's not every day a giant Christmas tree comes through town, much less one destined to sit on the front lawn of our nation's Capitol. The town of Dillon is putting on its inaugural Hibernation Hoedown to give the public a chance to admire the 73-foot-tall, 74-year-old Englemann Spruce before it starts it journey toward Washington, D.C. The event will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Buffalo Street in Dillon.
In addition to the tree, there will be a 'History of Dillon' presentation, musical entertainment and hay rides around town, all accompanied by hot apple cider.
To start off the holidays of giving, Vail Resorts Echo will be collecting toy donations for the Adopt an Angel program, which is overseen by the Silverthorne Police Department. Toys should be new, for children from 3 months to 15 years old, as well as books and clothing. The environmental managers from Keystone and Breckenridge ski resorts will be on hand between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to discuss forest health and collect your donations.