Winter on the Mountain

Winter on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns


Turtle Hot Chocolate is a favorite cold weather drink at Glenwood Caverns Adventure ParkCheck out our park hours here

We have all the holiday spirit! We encourage you to bundle up in your warm outerwear for your visit, to enjoy the great outdoors on Iron Mountain. 

From now through January 7, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a winter wonderland — with our annual Winter on the Mountain celebration! Live music and entertainment, a half-million magical lights, ice sculptures, rides, attractions, delicious food and drink and visits from Santa are all a part of our seasonal offerings.

Santa visits the park!

Santa will be on hand on the following dates, from 4-7 p.m.:

  • Saturday, Nov 25, 2023
  • Saturday, Dec 2, 2023
  • Saturday, Dec 9, 2023
  • Saturday, Dec 16, 2023
  • Saturday, Dec 23, 2023

The best part? On the evenings that Santa visits, after 3 p.m., with a mention at our gondola base that you’re headed to see him, kids 12 and under get free admission to the park. 

While waiting to speak with Santa, our guests are invited to enjoy the giant musical Christmas tree, with its own light and music show.

Or take some turns on the Alpine Coaster, enjoy a cave tour, play laser tag, climb on our ice sculptures or experience multi-sensory movies in the 4D theater.

Food & Drinks

Yummy food and seasonal drinks are available in the Lookout Grille, like s’mores kits available for purchase in the General Store for toasting marshmallows around the plaza firepits. We have specialty hot drinks for kids and adults, too.

Ticket Prices

Winter on the Mountain ticket prices are affordable. These prices begin November 10:

  • Scenic Gondola Rides are $30 adults; $25 for kids
  • Gondola & Cave Tour tickets are $46 for adults; $41 for kids, and
  • Funday Passes are $52 for adults; $47 for kids.
  • Mention that you’re on your way to visit Santa, and kids 12 and under enjoy free admission from 3-7 p.m. on 11-18, 11-25, 12-2, 12-9, 12-16 and 12-23

Live Music

Don’t miss our live music at the Lookout Grille from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout our Winter on the Mountain and holiday season. We feature local and regional acts who perform music for a listening audience. Enjoy the vibes, the views, the tunes and a warm seasonal beverage!

  • Friday, November 24 – Colorado Currys
  • Friday, December 1 – Oran Mor 
  • Friday, December 8 – Gerry Goodman
  • Friday, December 15 – Obadiah Jones
  • Friday, December 22 – Rodrigo Arreguin
  • Wednesday, December 27 – Jeff Rice
  • Thursday, December 28 – Hammered Straight 
  • Friday, December 29 – Ron Houston
  • Saturday, December 30 – Rumors
  • Sunday, December 31 – Feeding Giants
  • Monday, January 1 – Wild Flight
  • Tuesday, January 2 – Jason Abbott
  • Friday, January 5 – Pam and Dan


Kids’ beverages include:

  • S’mores Hot Chocolate
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate 
  • Oreo Hot Chocolate

Adults’ featured beverages are:

  • RumChata Chai Tea
  • Irish Coffee
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • Turtle Hot Chocolate
  • Spiked Cider

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