Lighting of Dillon & Festival of LIghts on Thursday |

Lighting of Dillon & Festival of LIghts on Thursday


Santa, Mrs. Claus, friends and neighbors will gather on Thursday, from 5:30-7:30 pm to usher in the Christmas season at the annual Lighting of Dillon event. Children will enjoy visits with Santa, making a craft in Mrs. Claus’ toy workshop, free Santa hats and reindeer headbands. Children and children of the heart will enjoy a special Christmas concert by Altitude, your favorite holiday carols with the Lord of the Mountains’ Choir, free hotdogs, homemade cookies, hot cider, coffee and hot chocolate all provided by members of the Dillon Business Association and your friends and neighbors in the community. The festivities continue through the weekend with Festival of Lights, featuring the Mountain Majesty Chorus singing your favorite holiday carols on Friday, and Saturday at the corner of Lake Dillon Drive and Village Place from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to vote for the best lighting decorations on Dillon businesses and residences by casting a vote by Friday. Info on voting can be found at is a free community event for children of all ages! For more info, call (970) 468-2403 or visit

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Summit Daily is embarking on a multiyear project to digitize its archives going back to 1989 and make them available to the public in partnership with the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection. The full project is expected to cost about $165,000. All donations made in 2023 will go directly toward this project.

Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.