Prom Night in Aspen
Break out your ruffled tuxedo shirt and dry clean that frilly old periwinkle gown, it’s prom season in Aspen.
We’re not talking about the actual high school dance, but Spring Board Aspen’s annual “Give Some. Get Some.” prom fundraiser, for Aspenites of all ages. The party is Saturday night, Dec. 1, at the Limelight Hotel, and will include food, drinks, dancing, a silent auction and a prom court. It is scheduled to run from 7 to 11 p.m.
The party benefits Roaring Fork Valley nonprofits supported by Spring Board. This year’s grantees include Kids for Kids, Raising a Reader, Aspen Hope Center and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Spring Board is a volunteer group made up of dedicated young adults who invest their skills and time into the valley community, including giving grants to local nonprofits.
Go to www.springboardaspen.org  for tickets and more information.
Sardy House Christmas Tree Lighting
The iconic spruce in front of the Sardy House on Main Street hosts its annual holiday lighting on Sunday, with festivities entailing far more than the flip of a switch.
This year, 10,000 LED lights will adorn the famed tree at the 1892-built Aspen landmark and former bed and breakfast. The 90-foot-tall tree itself is believed to be the tallest living Christmas tree in the U.S.
The 28th annual Sardy House Christmas tree lighting is scheduled to run from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 2, and to include Mr. and Mrs. Claus, free hot chocolate and homemade cookies, and musical performances from Dan Sheridan, The Local Vocals, Basalt High School Choir and Aspen High School’s a capella group.