If you have seen the evening colors throughout Vail Valley communities at night, it’s a beautiful celebration of the season. Lights adorn statues and trees, houses and businesses in a holiday display unique to each neighborhood. The holidays are an exciting time for locals and guests and create a delightful experience in what is already a magical setting. From the mountains to play on (see: skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, to name a few) to carolers on the streets, performances at a variety of venues and the chance to spend time with family and friends, we are fortunate to have all of this and more here in the valley. It is a welcome change in scenery and pace, gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect and affords us a time to reconnect. If you are here in December and to welcome the new year, I’d love to see you and say hello during this special time of year. And if your travels take you away from the valley, I hope your holidays and new year are filled with wonderful memories.
December Events in Vail and Beaver Creek you won’t want to miss:
Saturday Decembr 8th – 10th – SnowDays in Vail. Free Concert by Greyboy Allstars on Saturday, December 9th, presented by Bud Light at the Solaris in Vail Village.
Saturday December 16th – Holiday Sweater Run in Vail Village. Starting point is at Checkpoint Charlie.
Sunday December 17th from 2pm-4pm- Holiday Ice Skating and cookie decorating at the Arrabelle. You might see St Nick at this event.
Sunday December 17th from 5pm-6:30 – Town of Vail Holiday tree lighting festival.
Sunday December 31st – Vail’s torchlight parade at 6:15pm.
Sunday December 31st – Beaver Creek’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. Voted among the Travel Channel’s top 10 family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations. New Year’s Eve in Beaver Creek begins with a public glow stick ski down, torchlight parade, and fireworks over the village.