Return of the Light | Solstice Celebration – SOLD OUT


Celebrate the change in seasons around a solstice fire at Hallam Lake. This event takes place outdoors – so bundle up! Guests (in small groups) will go on a journey through the Hallam Lake Nature Preserve on this one-way loop, with stops for ice sculptures, photographs, and hot cocoa (bring your own mug!), ending at a bonfire, a tradition for the winter solstice.

There will be 6 total sessions for this event; you may register for one session. Please do not register groups larger than 5 people. Sessions are at 4:00-5:00pm, 5:00-6:00pm, and 6:00-7:00pm each night. We ask that you stay only for your selected hour, so that we all may enjoy this evening at Hallam Lake!

Note: Please wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols. There will be restrooms available inside.

Thomas Barlow will be carving three ice sculptures of animals typically found at Hallam Lake. Barlow, a local Colorado artist, brings an intuitive vision of the natural world through inspired, expressive carvings.  An accomplished naturally gifted, diverse media artist, his artistic expression includes wood sculpture, ice carving, sand, snow and marble sculpting as well as culinary arts. Each sculpture reveals figuration and movement which allows him to capture a unique narrative flow and expression. “The natural world is unavoidably dynamic, dramatic and full of inspiration,” says Barlow. Learn more about Thomas Barlow at This installation is sponsored by Isa Catto Shaw & Daniel Shaw.

This evening will also feature a preview of a new photography exhibit by Tamara Susa, entitled Disturbance. Susa is a Serbian photographer & filmmaker based in Aspen, Colorado. Drawn to telling stories of remarkable people and places, she finds inspiration in the landscapes of the Elk Mountain Range. Recently, she has been exploring ways of communicating climate change issues through monochrome photography. She says of her new exhibit, Disturbance, “2020 marked an unprecedented wildfire season in Colorado… The balance of nature has been disturbed. This project addresses the issue by merging scenes of beauty and destruction as if they were a part of one continuous landscape, showing how everything in nature is connected. These triptychs depict imaginary landscapes created by our unsustainable relationship with the natural world.” Three of Susa’s triptychs will be featured in outdoor spaces at the event. Learn more about Tamara Susa at, and more about this project at This preview of Susa’s work is sponsored in part by Aspen Snowmass. 


This event generously sponsored by Chris Klug Properties | Aspen Real Estate.

Return of the Light | Solstice Celebration – SOLD OUT

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December 21, 2020 from 4–7pm


Hallam Lake