Vail Holidays

The winter holidays are a magical time of year in Vail, with complimentary outdoor, socially distanced programs and activities for all ages

The Vail Holiday festivities start early December and last through New Year’s Eve. There is something for all ages and with a mix of stay-in family experiences and small celebrations with the utmost safety in mind.

All events below are subject to change due to COVID 19 restrictions:

Full event schedule below

outdoor ice shows

Saturdays through December 26
Short shows at 5pm and 6pm at Solaris Ice Rink

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kris kringle market

December 11 & 12, Vail Village
Shop for your holiday treats outdoors

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Vail Ugly Sweater 5k run

Saturday, December 12, Start and end at Bart & Yeti’s in Lionshead. Three waves for social distancing.

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virtual tree lighting

Sunday, December 13, Slifer Square, 5pm. Watch live on @DiscoverVailCO Facebook page.

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Community lantern exhibition

Daily starting December 14, International Bridge, Vail Village
As part of Vail Winterfest, visit the exhibition of nearly 100 lanterns created by local students over the past several months.

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create your own Lantern

As part of the Vail Winterfest, enjoy complimentary lantern kits and virtual workshops, while supplies last

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ILLUMINATED ICE INSTALLATION

December 20 – January 30, Gore Creek Promenade, Vail Village
As part of Vail Winterfest, tour the illuminated ice sculptures representing lanterns from across the globe

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vail apres

Listen as bells ring at 4pm, daily and look out for small traveling musicians around town on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Astronomy nights

Pending COVID regulations

 

New Years Eve Fireworks

Look to the sky on New Years Eve for our two fireworks shows.  The main show will take place at 6:00 pm.  A shorter late show will take place at 10:00 pm.

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