STRATTON MOUNTAIN- A series of holiday events began at Stratton Mountain Resort on Dec. 21. Below is a list of the events that will be taking place in the ensuing days.

Free live music for après and late night at Grizzly's, weekends all season: Free and family friendly bands will perform at Grizzly's above the Base Lodge every weekend and there will be DJs during the evenings. Music will occur daily from Dec. 27 to 29, with special performances on New Year's Eve. Check www.Stratton.com for the full calendar.

Daily Crafts and Activities for Families, December 26-31: Cookie decorating, ornament making and other holiday crafts, will be free for kids every day at 4 p.m. There will also be free cocoa in the morning and sugar on snow in the afternoon.

There will be a variety of free events during the evening for everyone. The events are as follows.

December 28: Om for the Holidays Celebration. A party in the Base Lodge with a farmer's market, local crafts, live music by DEVI, slack line, mountain hooping, food and more from 7 - 9 p.m.

December 29: West Coast Swing. This is a class teaching this freestyle form of dance, no partner required and beginners are welcome. The class will take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at The Living Room.

December 30: Everyone's Drumming. The activity is an interactive drumming experience for people of all ages from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at The Living Room.

December 31: Free Party and Family Fun Activities. This event will feature kid's crafts, karaoke, face painters, balloon art, magic and more, in the Base Lodge East Wing, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Om for the Holidays, December 27-30: An enlightened celebration from mat to mountain of yoga, music, balance and joy to melt away holiday stress. This 3-day yoga festival features classes from renowned yoga instructors, hooping classes, guided hikes and exciting evening events like swing dancing, drumming and an evening festival. Evening activities are free and open to everyone, and those wishing to attend classes and daytime activities may purchase an individual class or one or three day passes. Call 1-800-STRATTON or visit www.stratton.com to learn more.

World Snowboard Day, December 30: Celebrate snowboarding as a sport, a culture and a lifestyle with a day full of exclusive events and offers, including a snowboard flash mob, movie premieres, free clinic, retail specials, snowboard trivia and more.

New Year's Eve Fireworks, Torchlight Parade & Parties, December 31: Ring in the New Year with our annual fireworks and torchlight parade and parties for everyone. Festivities include a family-friendly dinner buffet, free entertainment and crafts for the family, fireworks and a midnight party at Grizzly's. The family buffet and free family party will take place from 7-9 p.m. The fireworks, torchlight parade and 21 jump salute will take place at 8:30 p.m. and Grizzly's Rockabillly New Year's Eve, for ages 21 and over, will take place from 8:30 to 1 a.m.

Advance reservations are required for the family dinner and Grizzly's New Year's Eve and can be made by calling 1-800-STRATTON.

For more information about Stratton's events, holiday plans and lodging specials, please visit www.stratton.com or call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886).