The winter holidays are a magical time of year in Vail, with complimentary unique programs and activities for all ages!
DEcember 15 – 31, 2022
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. Special this year are various events and activations to celebrate Vail’s 60th Anniversary!
Vail’s 60th Anniversary Birthday Bash
December 15 – 17
Celebrate the true start to Vail’s 60th Anniversary with unique offerings of events on-mountain and in-town
VAIL VILLAGE tree lighting
Thursday, December 15 | Children’s Fountain, Vail Village | 5PM
weekly art workshops
Thursdays | December 15, 22 & 29 | 4PM – 5:30PM
Join us after your ski day to create your Vail memorable moments in this free art workshop with Alpine Art Center.
Fridays | December 16, 23 & 31 | 4PM – 7PM
Enjoy some tunes and dance to your own beat!
outdoor ice SKATING shows
December 17 & 22 | 5PM & 6PM
Come see a 20-minute skating exhibition of Champions!
Alpine brass quintet
Wednesday, December 21 | Vail Public Library | 5:30PM
Enjoy an Evening of Engagement with lively entertainment playing a variety of holiday pieces!
The vail dickens carolers
Thursday, December 22 | Vail Public Library | 5:30PM
Come spread “Holiday Cheer” with these singers throughout the Valley.
vail ice skating spectacular
Friday, December 23 | Dobson Arena | 6:30PM
This ticketed 90 minute, high energy, show features 2 Olympians, Team USA and Seasoned Ice Skating Professionals.
December 23 & 30 | Lionshead & Vail Village | 6PM – 8PM
Enjoy the Colorado night sky with our professional astronomer!
10th mountain LEGACY parade
Friday, December 30 | Base of Gondola One, Vail Village | 7PM
Watch this annual ski-down and Parade celebrating Vail’s history!
New Years Eve Fireworks
Saturday, December 31 | Best Visible from Golden Peak and Vail Village
Look to the mountain and sky on New Years Eve for our fireworks show.