Thanksgiving Day: Gratitude at Ten-Two
There’s snow on the ground, bright blue skies above, so at 10,200 feet, you can find that #TurkeyDay love! The first big holiday week is underway, so here’s the breakdown on what’s open, who’s serving it up, and what’s in the SALE rack when you’re ready to get you’re shopping on in Leadville Today!
Most businesses will see their regular hours of operation through tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 21. But if you’re in charge of bringing the Thanksgiving Day dessert, then cross it off your list and support a Leadville business. Sherry and the crew at Cookies With Altitude have got your holiday table’s final-act covered with an extra supply of freshly baked pies and lots of dessert choices. They will be open until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, so stop by and pick up that special pie for your table. They may also be able to do special orders, for all those Turkey Day procrastinators. Talk to Sherry.
If you have family or friends in town and are planning a night out before the big day, then head over to Periodic Brewing on Wednesday to take advantage of their Buy One, GIVE One for craft draft pints (shaker/pilsner pours) from 3 – 9 p.m. When you buy a pint, you get to give a pint to a friend. In addition, Pb will offer $1 OFF to-go fills, so beer-lovers can grab some Pb to-go beers for their Thanksgiving table.
Thanksgiving Day church services can be found at Leadville’s historic St. Joseph Church on the corner of W. 2nd & James Streets. Services will be offered at 9 a.m. in English and at 11 a.m. in Spanish on Thursday, Nov. 22.
If you’re looking for a place to partake in the Thanksgiving Day feast, you have two options in Leadville. Starting at 11:30 a.m., St. George Church will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Day Meal. Come as you are, all are welcome. Bring a side dish or dessert to share, if you’d like. Also, friends and neighbors are asked to keep St. George’s matriarch, Rev. Ali Lufkin in your prayers this holiday season as she continues to battle an aggressive form of cancer. LT will be bringing readers an update soon, including how you can help the one that has helped so many over the years. Stay strong, Ali and THANKS for all you do for Leadville! St. George Church is located at the corner of W. 4th & Pine Streets in Leadville.
The other Thanksgiving Day feasting option can be found on historic Harrison Avenue. The Silver Dollar Saloon will be re-opening on Thursday, Nov. 22 after weeks of renovation. The downtown eating-and-drinking emporium will express its gratitude to the community with its annual Turkey Day feast. The doors will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday, with Eric and the crew serving up the traditional feast of flavors starting at 6 p.m. Stop by and check out all of the upgrades and improvements as the Dollar starts another chapter in the family archives!
For those high country dwellers who have homebound gatherings planned, here are the businesses open on Thanksgiving Day, in case you need to pick up any last minute items.
- Saturday’s Mercantile located south of Leadville at 12655 Highway 24, by the Little Red Schoolhouse will be open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Safeway will be open from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Family Dollar will open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Shopko Hometown will be open on Thanksgiving from 2 – 9 p.m. and is located south of downtown at 401 US-24
- Leadville Liquors will keep its doors open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. if you need to pick up that extra bottle of wine or hostesses gift.
On Friday, it’s the kick-off to the holiday shopping season. So whether you’re hitting up Saturday’s for that sporting goods item (have you seen their inventory lately?!), or picking up those Leadville t-shirts at The Delaware Mercantile to send off to distant relatives, or shopping for that special piece of jewelry at The Rock Hut, the local stores are stocked and ready for business! However, if you’re the one in the group who prefers to sip instead of shop, then head over to Periodic Brewing on E. 7th Street and take advantage of their Black Friday specials. On Friday, Nov. 23 Leadville’s brewpub will offer their Periodic Black Ale Tourmaline all day for $4/pint. Plus while you’re enjoying your suds, you can cross someone off your gift list and take advantage of their Black Friday Beer For-A-Year deal: You get one Pb Brown Glass 64 oz. Growler which Pb will fill-up once a month for a whole year for only $120 (value: $225+). See your beertender for details.
If you’re looking for the bright neon lights of a Lead Vegas Friday night, you can find them burning bright down at Leadville’s Historic Pastime Bar & Café. Friday, Nov. 23 there will be karaoke with Girl Play DJ starting at 9 p.m. From Christmas carols to hip-hop and rock-n-roll, come and share your song with the locals. A reminder to mark December 1 for the Pastime’s 3rd annual chili cook-off. This historic saloon is located at 120 W. 2nd Street and is the last working establishment from Leadville’s former Red Light District.
On November 24, Leadville will be celebrating Small Business Saturday in a big way, with lots of specials being found downtown throughout the weekend. Treeline Kitchen is offering brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On Saturday they will hold their Locals Appreciation Party from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. with complimentary drinks. Stop in for some great food and take advantage of an additional 10% off Treeline gift cards on Saturday & Sunday in honor of the Shop Small/Shop Leadville weekend.
Cookies With Altitude will also be promoting Small Business Saturday with some great specials. Check out some of their fun new retail items and terrific deals on gift certificates. In addition, Cookies will be rolling out a new customer loyalty program this weekend.
Over at Periodic Brewing at 115 E. 7th, it’s all about the number 42 this weekend. On November 24 & 25 customers will get a FREE Pb beer with either (a) Same-day receipts totaling at least $42 from Leadville “Shop Small” businesses, OR (b) In-store $42 minimum merchandise purchase, gift certificates included. Cheers!
That’s what Leadville Today has for now, but if you have something to add to the Turkey Day report, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Until then, be grateful, and appreciate what you DO have. Be thankful and say so! And thank YOU for reading! #HappyThanksgiving.