LISTEN: ‘Santa Moved to Grand Lake’: New song helps ring in Christmas season |

LISTEN: ‘Santa Moved to Grand Lake’: New song helps ring in Christmas season

This year Grand Lake residents have a new song to help ring in the holiday season.

“Santa Moved to Grand Lake” is a new song written, performed and recorded by Denver area musician Ricky Dean. The song was created by Dean at the request of some Grand Lake area residents who wanted to help attract attention to the picturesque mountain community.

“A vacation home owner and I had the idea to create a song that would attract attention to Grand Lake,” explained local citizen Donna Ready.

Ready said she hopes “Santa Moved to Grand Lake” will come to be played and performed statewide.

“We paid for the song and so, as soon as it is available on iTunes, anyone can download it affordably and anyone can perform it at no charge and without obtaining permission, in any setting for any audience,” she said.

Ready stated there is a video to go along with the song that was created by Grand Lake resident Nate Groshan using movie clips courtesy of Scott Ready. The song will be presented to the public Friday evening at Grand Lake’s tree lighting event in the town square. Grand Lake business owner and town Trustee Steve Kudron will give a brief introduction at 5 p.m. before the song is played in public for the first time ever.

“Santa Moved to Grand Lake will also be featured nightly through New Year’s Day on the fabulous Sound and Light Show on Grand County Road 4,” Ready stated. “Mike Ingle creates this amazing entertainment every Christmas as a benefit to Mountain Family Center. The full free show lasts about 45 minutes.”

Ingles’ Sound and Light Show begins every hour on the hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday, at the Ingle’s home a 2142 County Road 4 south of Grand Lake. Spectators can enjoy the Light and Sound Show, while also listening to “Santa Moved to Grand Lake” from the warmth of their cars on their car radio.

“Santa Moved to Grand Lake” is expected to become available on iTunes this weekend.

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