The winter holidays are a magical time of year in Vail, with complimentary unique 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:
kris kringle market
December 11 & 12 | International Bridge, Vail Village | 11am – 4pm
Shop for your holiday gifts in the great outdoors!
VAIL UGLY SWEATER 5K RUN
Saturday, December 11 | Lionshead | 8:30AM
Grab your best and ugliest holiday sweater and run to support local Vail Valley charities!
VAIL VILLAGE tree lighting
Sunday, December 12 | Slifer Square, Vail Village | 5PM
Holiday Harp Music with Margot Krimmel
Wednesday, December 15 | Vail Public Library | 5:30PM
No instrument expresses seasonal favorites more beautifully than the harp. Join us!
outdoor ice shows
December 18 & 26 | Solaris Ice Rink, Vail Village | 5PM & 6PM
Come see a 20-minute skating exhibition of Champions!
15th Annual vail Winterfest
Sunday, December 19 | International Bridge, Vail Village | 4:30PM
Guests are invited to the kickoff of Winterfest and to also wander through a whimsical ice installation designed by celebrated visual artist Olive Moya!
Magic of lights vail
November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | Lower Ford Park | 5PM – 8PM
Enjoy a unique, outdoor winter lighting walkthrough experience!
Daily | Throughout Vail | 4PM
Listen as bells ring daily at 4pm signaling the start of après in Vail and look out for small traveling musicians around town on select days.
December 22 & December 31 |
Enjoy some tunes and dance to your own beat!
Mountain Harmony Acapella
Wednesday, December 22 | Vail Public Library | 5:30PM
Join for an Evening of Engagement with the local musical group, Mountain Harmony, singing a variety of holiday pieces!
vail ice skating spectacular
Thursday, 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
Tales of the 10th
December 29 | Colorado Snowsports Museum | 4pm
Colorado Snowsports Museum’s popular Tales of the 10th speaker series is back, featuring Flint Whitlock
New Years Eve FESTIVIES
Silent Disco, Torchlight Ski & Fireworks
Friday, December 31 |
Look to the mountain and sky on New Years Eve for our torchlight parade down the mountain and fireworks show. PLUS, enjoy a silent disco while taking it all in.