A very precious spot in Colorado has strong Austrian roots: The Schweiger Ranch, a revived homestead founded by Austrian immigrants back in the 18 hundreds. You can read more about the history on our blog.
As we approach the holiday season, you can visit the Schweiger Ranch to attend their signature event:
The Schweiger Ranch Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market celebrates the cultural heritage of the Austrian brothers who homesteaded Schweiger Ranch in 1874. There will be fun for the whole family! Visit Santa Claus and his real reindeer, have your face painted, enjoy story time and crafts making, or take a horse drawn carriage ride. There will be giveaway baskets, wreath making workshops for the adults (for purchase), an Austrian band, Austrian food and a free cup of hot cocoa or cider to keep you cozy. Stop by the Christkindl Market for presents that will add a local handcrafted touch to your gift giving. The event culminates with the awe and wonder of the annual holiday tree lighting.
If you cannot make this event, come by the Ranch for the display of holiday lights, daily from 5:00-8:00 pm from December 7, 2019 – January 26, 2020.
If you are more a history buff, then the self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings might be more up your alley. Offered during the monthly open houses from 1:00-5:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the each month from April– December.