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
kris kringle market
December 11 & 12, Vail Village
Shop for your holiday treats outdoors
Vail Ugly Sweater 5k run
Saturday, December 12, Start and end at Bart & Yeti’s in Lionshead. Three waves for social distancing.
virtual tree lighting
Sunday, December 13, Slifer Square, 5pm. Watch live on @DiscoverVailCO Facebook page.
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.
create your own Lantern
As part of the Vail Winterfest, enjoy complimentary lantern kits and virtual workshops, while supplies last
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
Listen as bells ring at 4pm, daily and look out for small traveling musicians around town on Fridays and Saturdays.
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.