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Throughout the year, Vail hosts a steady stream of cultural events, concerts, festivals, sports exhibitions and competitions. Check out what's happening in Vail Colorado, as well as at Vail Residences at Hotel Talisa.

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Vail Snow Days

12/13/2018 TO 12/16/2018

Start the holiday season with Vail Snow Days, a 4-day festival bringing free concerts to Ford Park, in-town and on-mountain with early season specials, après and after dark parties, a lively expo village and more fun activities throughout the weekend near Vail Residences at Hotel Talisa.

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2018 Vail Skating Festival

12/14/2018 TO 12/16/2018

Ice show, free exhibitions, clinic/seminar, and skating memorabilia        

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US Figure Skating Museum Display

12/14/2018 TO 12/16/2018

Free to the public (display includes paintings, memorabilia, old blades, triple axel dress, and more).            

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Skating Clinic And Seminar

12/15/2018 TO 12/16/2018

Paid event for competitive skaters and coaches from all over, featuring guest Olympic and World Coach Tammy Gambill.     Location: Dobson Arena 321 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657      

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Kris Kringle Market

12/15/2018 TO 12/16/2018

Holiday Market throughout Vail. Come see Santa, buy your gifts for family and more.   Time: 11:00AM - 3:30PM Location: Meadow Drive/ Willow Bridge Road Vail        

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Vail Village Tree Lighting Ceremony

12/16/2018

Including the Town of Vail Tree Lighting, come see local children from the Vail Children’s Choir sing, the Town of Vail Mayor, St Nick and more! Ice Sculptures will be placed around Vail for the Holiday season. Come see the artistic touches the ice sculptures have created.   Time: 5:00PM Location: Slifer Square      

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Traditional Piñata Workshop

12/18/2018 TO 12/20/2018

As part of a new cultural dynamic, the Vail Public Library will host a 3-day workshop. Create a piñata consisting of seven peaks, form teams of 4 no matter the age, and register as space is limited.   Time: 4:00PM Location: Vail Public Library 292 W Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657      

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Mountain Harmony Acapella

12/19/2018 TO 12/20/2018

Singing a variety of holiday pieces, Mountain Harmony is sure to catch you up in the spirit of the season.   Location: Vail Public Library 292 W Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657      

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Dickens Carolers

12/19/2018 TO 12/20/2018

Wearing Victorian costumes (many of them made by hand by the singers themselves), the volunteer musical group performs around the Valley and they’ll be joining us here at Vail Public Library.   Location: Vail Public Library 292 W Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657      

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Vail Yeti Hockey vs Aspen Leafs

12/21/2018

Go green! Watch as the Vail Yeti Hockey Team takes on the Aspen Leafs at the Dobson Ice Arena this December. The game is sure to be fun for the whole family, with tickets only $10 for general admission and $5 for children 10 and under.   Time: 7:45pm Location: Dobson Ice Arena, 321 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657    

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Vail Winterfest Ice Theater Opening

12/21/2018

Join the merriment celebrating the coolest outdoor ice theater. Lounge in oversized ice thrones while enjoying the scenic Gore Creek during the day and film projections in the evening. Art in Public Places’ Vail Winterfest Ice Theater will feature holiday favorite cartoon How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the opening celebration. Projection begins daily at dusk until 10pm and will be on...

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Lantern Painting with Alpine Arts Center

12/21/2018

Alpine Arts Center will instruct participants on painting their own paper lantern. For a cost of $10, this lively evening will include complimentary light snacks and holiday music, with wine and beer available for purchase while creating your unique lantern.   Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM Location: VRD Community Programming – 2nd Level Lionshead parking structure      

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Holiday Lantern Walk – free

12/23/2018

Art in Public Places invites guests and residents of all ages to enjoy this joyful celebration of light at this free community event. Live alpine musical entertainment will be from 4:30PM - 5:30PM, anticipating the arrival of Santa who will lead the short jolly procession through Vail Village at 5:30PM. Now a favorite family holiday tradition, the festive walk ends at the Gore Creek Promenade for...

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Lantern Making with Alpine Arts Center

12/23/2018

Alpine Arts Center will lead guests of all ages creating festive lanterns to bring to the Holiday Lantern Walk immediately following. Allow yourself 30 minutes to create your lantern. The Art in Public Places paper lantern workshops and Holiday Lantern Walk are a free event in Vail, generously sponsored by Doe Browning.   Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM (arrive no later than 3:30PM to make a...

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Ski Down Torchlight Parade And Fireworks

12/31/2018

Once you’ve recovered from all the holiday festivities, ring in the New Year Vail style at the Torchlight Parade. Come to Golden Peak to watch the annual Torchlight Parade and fireworks at Golden Peak. Watch as ski instructors and Vail locals form a glowing train as they ski down Golden Peak with glowing sticks followed by a fireworks display.   Time: 6:15PM  Location: Down Vail...

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