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.

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. November 11 - 23, 2022

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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. Novembe 11 - December 15, 2022

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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.
November 11, 17, 23 | December 1 & 8

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Enjoy this festival-like atmosphere with multiple live outdoor concerts on the International Bridge in Vail Village.
November 25 – 28

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.
November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST

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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, Team USA Skaters, and Seasoned Professionals.
Saturday, November 26, December 3 & 17 | Lionshead | Arrabelle Ice Rink | 5pm & 6pm
Saturday, December 10 & 22 | Vail Village | Solaris Ice Rink | 5pm & 6pm

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As you stroll through Vail Village, enjoy shopping at the outdoor market festooned with greenery, European trim and holiday cheer!
December 8 -11

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Grab your best and ugliest holiday sweater and run to support local Vail Valley charities.
December 10

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Celebrate the true start to Vail’s 60th Anniversary with unique offerings of events on-mountain and in-town.
December 15 – 17

Holiday Events at Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail

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

NewYear-Holiday

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. 

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.

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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.

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