Magical Holidays in Vail

Enjoy a Magical Holiday in Vail, Colorado

Celebrate a holiday season in Vail as America’s favorite winter resort transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland. The iconic resort shimmers and shines as Vail Village is draped in thousands of sparkling lights with towering Christmas trees, snowy surprises and garlands galore filling the property with holiday cheer.

Holiday Events at Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail

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Celebrate a Vail Colorado Christmas with buffets at Ludwig's featuring seafood, sushi, salads, carving stations, desserts and more. Enjoy Christmas at the Sonnenalp in Vail.


Ring in the new year with dinner at Ludwig's featuring seafood, sushi, salads, carving stations, desserts and more. Choose from two seating New Year's Eve at the Sonnenalp in Vail.

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Pack your holiday with European Christmas at the Creek - featuring Warming Fire and Santa, Kids Sledding, Family Ornament Decorating and Cocktail Classes!


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From December 22 - January 2, Sonnenalp restaurants will be open during the special times.

Signature Holiday Events in Vail

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Kick off the holiday season early with incredible and diverse culinary offerings available throughout the Vail and Beaver Creek Villages. To further enhance you dining experience, each bite is perfectly paired with spectacular winter views spread across the stunning mountain backdrops provided by Vail and Beaver Creek.


Revely Vail welcomes the brilliance of winter, offering family-oriented activities throughout Vail Village including Ice Skating Exhibitions, Silent Discos, Tree Lighting, the Kris Kringle Market and more. November - December

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Join us after your ski day to create your Vail memorable moments in this free art workshop with Alpine Art Center.

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Enjoy this festival-like atmosphere with multiple live outdoor concerts on the International Bridge in Vail Village.

At Vail, the Mayor launches Family Holidaze with tree lighting, live entertainment and free hot chocolate Dec. 21.

Join us to light up the village with the Lionshead Holiday Tree Lighting! Enjoy a free 15 minute exhibition of Champion Figure Skaters on the Arrabelle Ice Rink, live music and special appearance of a special red clad, jovial, bearded guest.
SUNDAY, DEC 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Enjoy a free, 15 minute outdoor exhibition of Elite Skating. The show is high energy ice entertainment with great popular and holiday themed music. Featuring World, International, NATHAN CHEN Team USA Skaters, and Seasoned Professionals.


Experience the thrill of ice hockey in Vail with the Yeti Hockey team, where fast-paced action meets family fun, making it a must-visit event for an unforgettable night out in the heart of the Rockies!



As you stroll through Vail Village, enjoy shopping at the outdoor market festooned with greenery, European trim and holiday cheer!


Grab your best and ugliest holiday sweater and run to support local Vail Valley charities.

New Year's Eve in Vail

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Join in New Year's Eve festivities in Vail! 4:00 – 7:00 pm boogie at the Silent Disco in Lionshead. Get in the fireworks spirit with an outdoor Silent Disco at Sunbird Park near the ice rink.

A scenic, evening view of the Vail Village.

Kick off the festive evening with a New Year's Even Fireworks display! The short show starts at 6:25pm and will be visible from all across the valley floor including Vail Village, Golden Peak, Lionshead Village, and across I-70 in West Vail. View the map below for where you will be able to see the fireworks coming off of Vail Mountain.


Rest easy after your adventures!


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