This Week In Vail Event Calendar

This Week In Vail
A look at what's going on the next 7 days in Vail, CO.


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Recurring Event  Art Studio


Monday, December 18, 2017 9:00 AM

Paint Your Own Pottery available every day. Mosaics, wood burning and other activities available on a rotating schedule. A daily staff guided activity is offered every day, such as whirly-gigs, puffy slime, simple chemistry and much more. Call 970-479-2292 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information. Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

Recurring Event  Imagination Station


Monday, December 18, 2017 9:00 AM

The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a Thoughts Flow water table to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion and a medical clinic where children play doctor to dogs, cats and babies. Daily art and science activities are offered, as well as active virtual reality experiences. Located in the Community Programming room, above the Vail Welcome Center (second floor) at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. Costs: $7 per day, $20 per week, $40 per month or $60 a year. Adults and children under two are free. Family memberships are available. Call 970-479-229 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information.

Recurring Event  Self-Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail


Monday, December 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Location: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center

Drop in to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center to snowshoe through a winter wonderland. Enjoy time off the mountain as you make your way through the Garden paths covered in snow and learn about the importance of trees to our alpine environment. Warm up afterwards with a cup of hot chocolate and engage in several drop-in activities available in our Education Center. Snowshoes and poles are available for youth and adults free of charge, donations are appreciated. Please note that registration is not necessary for the Self Guided Snowshoe and snowshoes are available for parties up to 10 persons at once.

For additional information: 970-476-0103 or www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org

Recurring Event  Gentle Yoga @ your library


Monday, December 18, 2017 11:30 AM

This may be the yoga class you’re looking for. Here we cultivatecompassion for ourselves and others. Though it’s a gentle workout, the emphasisis on working in. This inward focus unites the mind, body & Spirit in anatmosphere of community and collaboration, not competition. Balance, strengthand flexibility improve while experiencing deep relaxation. You’ll feel alightness of being from this powerful and healing practice. Taught by AnneAnderson, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Registered with Yoga Alliance,Professional Ski Instructor of America at Vail; Lionshead Adults, Reiki IIPractitioner and Founder of Snowga, a yoga practice on the slopes created tocalm the mind and transform the ski experience; less fear, more fun.

For more information visit www.vaillibrary.com, call 970-479-2187 or email libinfo@vailgov.com.

Recurring Event  Guided Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Monday, December 18, 2017 2:00 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center.  Availability is based on a first come, first served basis so get there early!

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Reid Tynan


Monday, December 18, 2017 3:00 PM

Vail Chophouse - 675 Lionshead Place

For additional information: 970-477-0555 or www.vailchophouse.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Apres w/ Johnny Schleper


Monday, December 18, 2017 4:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

  Zumba


Monday, December 18, 2017 5:30 PM

Zumba – Mondays at 5:30pm

Zumba is an energetic and fun-filled workout! Latin infused rhythms and dance moves combine with hip-hop, salsa, and mambo to bring you an exciting evening of exercise that is as good for your mood as it is for your body! All abilities and fitness levels are welcome to join us in this FREE Zumba program.

Zumba – Todos los Lunes a las 5:30pm

Zumba es un entrenamiento lleno de energía y diversión que no te hacer sentir que estás haciendo ejercicio, es una infusión de danza latina y otros estilos, diseñados para enseñar movimientos de baile, de modo que estás realmente bialando con un grupo de personas mientras sudaba las libras. Las clases son GRATIS.

Recurring Event  Open Gym Basketball


Monday, December 18, 2017 6:00 PM

Located in the Red Sandstone Elementary School gymnasium, 551 N. Frontage Road, Vail. Year-round open gym basketball for all abilities. $4 per person; a 10-day pass is available for $30. For more information, call 970-479-2280.

Recurring Event  Adult/Teen Open Gymnastics


Monday, December 18, 2017 6:30 PM

Located at the Vail Gymnastics Center, 545 North Frontage Road, Vail. Open gym offers athletes of all levels, ages 13 years and older, an opportunity to utilize the Gymnastics Center equipment including trampoline, tumbling mat, foam pit and more. Open to ages 13 and older. Cost: $10 Per Session. For more information, call 970-479-2287.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Peter Krainz


Monday, December 18, 2017 8:00 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

Recurring Event  Live Music: Johnny Schleper at Night


Monday, December 18, 2017 9:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Open Mic Night Hosted by Steve Corr


Monday, December 18, 2017 10:00 PM

Location: Vail Ale House - 2161 North Frontage Road

For additional information: 970-476-4314 or www.vailalehouse.com

Recurring Event  Imagination Station


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:00 AM

The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a Thoughts Flow water table to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion and a medical clinic where children play doctor to dogs, cats and babies. Daily art and science activities are offered, as well as active virtual reality experiences. Located in the Community Programming room, above the Vail Welcome Center (second floor) at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. Costs: $7 per day, $20 per week, $40 per month or $60 a year. Adults and children under two are free. Family memberships are available. Call 970-479-229 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information.

Recurring Event  Art Studio


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:00 AM

Paint Your Own Pottery available every day. Mosaics, wood burning and other activities available on a rotating schedule. A daily staff guided activity is offered every day, such as whirly-gigs, puffy slime, simple chemistry and much more. Call 970-479-2292 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information. Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

Recurring Event  Gentle Yoga


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:30 AM

NEW location at the Vail Gymnastics Center! A class for beginning to advanced yoga students who would like to experience a gentle and welcoming class. Sessions will focus on breathing, asana (poses) and meditation practice. Examine the benefits of yoga and how to make regular yoga practice part of your life. Find challenge within your own practice and enjoy being a part of the yoga community. Enjoy yoga in a safe, informative, fun and welcoming environment. Price: $12 Drop-in (if space available), $100 for 10-punch card; transferable to all fitness classes. Call 970-479-2292 for more information.

Recurring Event  Story time - Babies


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Babies from 0 - 18 months are invited to this interactive weekly program with songs,stories and movement. It's a great opportunity for babies and moms/dads to play together in a literary environment.

Vail Public Library www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Self-Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Location: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center

Drop in to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center to snowshoe through a winter wonderland. Enjoy time off the mountain as you make your way through the Garden paths covered in snow and learn about the importance of trees to our alpine environment. Warm up afterwards with a cup of hot chocolate and engage in several drop-in activities available in our Education Center. Snowshoes and poles are available for youth and adults free of charge, donations are appreciated. Please note that registration is not necessary for the Self Guided Snowshoe and snowshoes are available for parties up to 10 persons at once.

For additional information: 970-476-0103 or www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org

Recurring Event  Paint Your Own Pottery


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:00 AM

Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

Choose and buy unpainted pottery that becomes your canvas! Paint simple designs or a masterpiece, then VRD staff will glaze and fire it for you. Make a gift, design a keepsake or personalize your morning coffee mug.

Open to all ages. $5 studio fee and pottery starting at $5. Call 970-479-2292 for more information.

Recurring Event  Children's Art


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:00 AM

Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure). VRD staff will provide materials and teach some simple techniques that are too messy or too tough to try to do on your own at home. Plan to have a great time while you make a mess! Drop-in cost: $5. Call 970-479-2292 for more information.

Recurring Event  Story time - Preschool


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:00 AM

Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, children and caregivers join Cricket as she leads listeners in rhymes, songs, stories and more. Each story time also features an age appropriate art activity. Active participation is encouraged from everybody as children enjoy these pre-reading activities designed to be the building blocks for strong readers and students. This free event is interactive and educational.

Vail Public Library www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Guided Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 2:00 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center.  Availability is based on a first come, first served basis so get there early!

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Reid Tynan


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 3:00 PM

Vail Chophouse - 675 Lionshead Place

For additional information: 970-477-0555 or www.vailchophouse.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Apres w/ Johnny Schleper


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Community Meditation


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:00 PM

Meditation is commonly described as the practice of focusing our mental attention to awaken us beyond habitual thinking, so to reveal the nature of reality — what is happening here and now. Although there are many approaches to deepening our awareness of presence, the art of practice lies in embracing the process with curiosity, kindness and a light touch. The Vail Library is pleased to offer community members the opportunity to share in their meditative journey from a community approach.



Please join others in the Community Room at the Vail Library for weekly meditation gatherings on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00, beginning September 19, 2017. Whether you are well along the path, just beginning to develop a practice or simply interested in exploring the path of meditation with others, we invite you to join community members in a weekly meditation gathering. Meditation gatherings are informal, following no specific approach, practice or formalities. Sessions are currently led by Wendy St Charles or Thomas Guthrie, with visiting guests from time to time, as may be arranged. Each session will open with a brief warm up and breathing exercise, followed by a series of 10 to 20 minute meditation sessions or a brief open discussion, as may be welcomed. Chairs and seating cushions are available.



We hope you will join us!



Namaste and Blessings to all

Recurring Event  Indoor Soccer


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Open gym indoor soccer for all abilities. Located at Red Sandstone Elementary, 551 N. Frontage Rd in Vail. Cost: $4 per person; 10-day pass available for $30. Contact 970-479-2280 or email jrabinowitz@vailrec.com with questions. 

  Dickens Carolers and Cocoa Bar


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:30 PM

Join us in celebrating the holiday season (and the fantastic Victorian wonderland of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol) with the Dickens Carolers, a part of the Vail holidays for over 30 years!

Wearing Victorian costumes (many of them made by hand by the singers themselves), the volunteer musical group performs around the Valley and on Tuesday the 19th they'll be joining us here at Vail Public Library for a family friendly performance.

In addition, a "build-your-own-cocoa" bar will be supplied by Rimini so you can enjoy a unique mug of delicious cocoa along with the carols.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Pat Hamilton


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 8:00 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

Recurring Event  Trivia Night


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 8:30 PM

Location: Vail Ale House - 2161 North Frontage Road

Trivia Night hosted by Geeks Who Drink.  Fun starts at 8:30pm.  Get your team together for a night of big fun, prizes and giveaways.  Social hour all night.

For additional information: 970-476-4314 or www.vailalehouse.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Johnny Schleper at Night


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Imagination Station


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:00 AM

The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a Thoughts Flow water table to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion and a medical clinic where children play doctor to dogs, cats and babies. Daily art and science activities are offered, as well as active virtual reality experiences. Located in the Community Programming room, above the Vail Welcome Center (second floor) at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. Costs: $7 per day, $20 per week, $40 per month or $60 a year. Adults and children under two are free. Family memberships are available. Call 970-479-229 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information.

Recurring Event  Art Studio


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:00 AM

Paint Your Own Pottery available every day. Mosaics, wood burning and other activities available on a rotating schedule. A daily staff guided activity is offered every day, such as whirly-gigs, puffy slime, simple chemistry and much more. Call 970-479-2292 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information. Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

Recurring Event  Story time - Toddlers


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Toddler story hours contain songs, finger plays, art activities with sensory experiences and, of course, books. Active participation is encouraged from everybody as children enjoy these pre-reading activities designed to be the building blocks for strong readers and students. This free event is interactive and educational.

Vail Public Library www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Story Time Skating


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Children ages 2-5 can enjoy story hour at the Town of Vail Library paired with skating at Dobson Ice Arena, with skating time at either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Take your child to skate before or after story time. Helmets are required for skating. Skating is $10 per child for skates and instruction; story time is free. No registration is required; call 970-479-2271 for more information.

Recurring Event  Self-Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Location: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center

Drop in to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center to snowshoe through a winter wonderland. Enjoy time off the mountain as you make your way through the Garden paths covered in snow and learn about the importance of trees to our alpine environment. Warm up afterwards with a cup of hot chocolate and engage in several drop-in activities available in our Education Center. Snowshoes and poles are available for youth and adults free of charge, donations are appreciated. Please note that registration is not necessary for the Self Guided Snowshoe and snowshoes are available for parties up to 10 persons at once.

For additional information: 970-476-0103 or www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org

Recurring Event  Story time - Preschool


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, children and caregivers join Cricket as she leads listeners in rhymes, songs, stories and more. Each story time also features an age appropriate art activity. Active participation is encouraged from everybody as children enjoy these pre-reading activities designed to be the building blocks for strong readers and students. This free event is interactive and educational.

Vail Public Library www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Gentle Yoga @ your library


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 11:30 AM

This may be the yoga class you’re looking for. Here we cultivatecompassion for ourselves and others. Though it’s a gentle workout, the emphasisis on working in. This inward focus unites the mind, body & Spirit in anatmosphere of community and collaboration, not competition. Balance, strengthand flexibility improve while experiencing deep relaxation. You’ll feel alightness of being from this powerful and healing practice. Taught by AnneAnderson, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Registered with Yoga Alliance,Professional Ski Instructor of America at Vail; Lionshead Adults, Reiki IIPractitioner and Founder of Snowga, a yoga practice on the slopes created tocalm the mind and transform the ski experience; less fear, more fun.

For more information visit www.vaillibrary.com, call 970-479-2187 or email libinfo@vailgov.com.

Recurring Event  Guided Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 2:00 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center.  Availability is based on a first come, first served basis so get there early!

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Tech Studio MakerSpace


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:00 PM

Visit Vail Public Library's Tech Studio MakerSpace every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm.

Bring projects to life on our 3d printers, explore virtual worlds with the Oculus Rift, program robots, or just build something amazing out of lego!

Recurring Event  Live Music: Phil Long


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:00 PM

Vail Chophouse - 675 Lionshead Place

For additional information: 970-477-0555 or www.vailchophouse.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Apres w/ Dave Tucker


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

  Vail Holidays - Cocktails & Canvas: Lantern Making with Alpine Arts Center


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:00 PM

Lantern Making with the Alpine Arts Center & Vail Recreation District Community Programming

Second Floor of Lionshead Welcome Center

$10 instruction & materials fee, Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Alpine Arts Center will instruct participants on creating your own paper lantern. This lively evening will include complimentary light snacks, holiday music, and wine and beer available for purchase to enjoy while creating your unique lantern to bring to the Winter Solstice Lantern Walk on Wednesday, December 21st.

RSVP: meppard@vailgov.com or 970-479-2344, space is limited.

Vail’s Holidays takes Vail’s already iconic setting and adds family activities, such as skating, and many outdoor events. Held from November 29th through December 31st, Vail Holidays events bring an even more festive vibe to the Yuletide.

For additional information: www.reneventproductions.com/event/vailholidays

Recurring Event  Evening Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:30 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Meet the amazing natural characters of Vail Mountain that become more perceptible after the skiers leave. Travel by snowshoe as you learn about the habits of nocturnal animals in the serene evening forest. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Program is conducted in darkness or low light for most of the winter season. Snowshoes are provided. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10 and up, FREE.

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

  Evening of Engagement: Mountain Harmony a Capella


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:30 PM

Join us for an Evening of Engagement with the local musical group, Mountain Harmony a Capella!

Singing a variety of holiday pieces, Mountain Harmony is sure to catch you up in the spirit of the season. Enjoy the music and finger foods while you rest and recharge.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Kevin Danzig


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:00 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

Recurring Event  Live Music: Late Nights w/ Dave Tucker


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Imagination Station


Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:00 AM

The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a Thoughts Flow water table to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion and a medical clinic where children play doctor to dogs, cats and babies. Daily art and science activities are offered, as well as active virtual reality experiences. Located in the Community Programming room, above the Vail Welcome Center (second floor) at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. Costs: $7 per day, $20 per week, $40 per month or $60 a year. Adults and children under two are free. Family memberships are available. Call 970-479-229 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information.

Recurring Event  Art Studio


Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:00 AM

Paint Your Own Pottery available every day. Mosaics, wood burning and other activities available on a rotating schedule. A daily staff guided activity is offered every day, such as whirly-gigs, puffy slime, simple chemistry and much more. Call 970-479-2292 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information. Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

Recurring Event  Gentle Yoga


Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:30 AM

NEW location at the Vail Gymnastics Center! A class for beginning to advanced yoga students who would like to experience a gentle and welcoming class. Sessions will focus on breathing, asana (poses) and meditation practice. Examine the benefits of yoga and how to make regular yoga practice part of your life. Find challenge within your own practice and enjoy being a part of the yoga community. Enjoy yoga in a safe, informative, fun and welcoming environment. Price: $12 Drop-in (if space available), $100 for 10-punch card; transferable to all fitness classes. Call 970-479-2292 for more information.

Recurring Event  Self-Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail


Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Location: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center

Drop in to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center to snowshoe through a winter wonderland. Enjoy time off the mountain as you make your way through the Garden paths covered in snow and learn about the importance of trees to our alpine environment. Warm up afterwards with a cup of hot chocolate and engage in several drop-in activities available in our Education Center. Snowshoes and poles are available for youth and adults free of charge, donations are appreciated. Please note that registration is not necessary for the Self Guided Snowshoe and snowshoes are available for parties up to 10 persons at once.

For additional information: 970-476-0103 or www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org

Recurring Event  Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail


Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:30 AM

Location: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center

Snowshoe through a winter wonderland on Thursday’s at 10:30am with a guide from Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Enjoy time off the mountain as you make your way through the Garden paths covered in snow and learn about the importance of trees to our alpine environment. Warm up afterwards with a cup of hot chocolate and engage in several drop-in activities available in our Education Center.

The cost of the snowshoe is $5.

Advance registration is required to guarantee your spot.

For additional information: 970-476-0103 or www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org 

Recurring Event  Paint Your Own Pottery


Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:00 AM

Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

Choose and buy unpainted pottery that becomes your canvas! Paint simple designs or a masterpiece, then VRD staff will glaze and fire it for you. Make a gift, design a keepsake or personalize your morning coffee mug.

Open to all ages. $5 studio fee and pottery starting at $5. Call 970-479-2292 for more information.

Recurring Event  Children's Art


Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:00 AM

Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure). VRD staff will provide materials and teach some simple techniques that are too messy or too tough to try to do on your own at home. Plan to have a great time while you make a mess! Drop-in cost: $5. Call 970-479-2292 for more information.

Recurring Event  Guided Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:00 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center.  Availability is based on a first come, first served basis so get there early!

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Phil Long


Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Vail Chophouse - 675 Lionshead Place

For additional information: 970-477-0555 or www.vailchophouse.com

Recurring Event  Tech Studio MakerSpace


Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Visit Vail Public Library's Tech Studio MakerSpace every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm.

Bring projects to life on our 3d printers, explore virtual worlds with the Oculus Rift, program robots, or just build something amazing out of lego

Recurring Event  Writer's Group


Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:30 PM

The purpose of this writer’s group is to provide a safe and welcoming space for (non-published) writers to write, read, and inspire one another. For more information, please call the library at 970-479-2187.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Apres w/ Dave Tucker


Thursday, December 21, 2017 4:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Evening Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Thursday, December 21, 2017 5:30 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Meet the amazing natural characters of Vail Mountain that become more perceptible after the skiers leave. Travel by snowshoe as you learn about the habits of nocturnal animals in the serene evening forest. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Program is conducted in darkness or low light for most of the winter season. Snowshoes are provided. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10 and up, FREE.

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Live Music: John Dunn


Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:00 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

Recurring Event  Live Music: Late Nights w/ Dave Tucker


Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Imagination Station


Friday, December 22, 2017 9:00 AM

The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a Thoughts Flow water table to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion and a medical clinic where children play doctor to dogs, cats and babies. Daily art and science activities are offered, as well as active virtual reality experiences. Located in the Community Programming room, above the Vail Welcome Center (second floor) at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. Costs: $7 per day, $20 per week, $40 per month or $60 a year. Adults and children under two are free. Family memberships are available. Call 970-479-229 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information.

Recurring Event  Art Studio


Friday, December 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Paint Your Own Pottery available every day. Mosaics, wood burning and other activities available on a rotating schedule. A daily staff guided activity is offered every day, such as whirly-gigs, puffy slime, simple chemistry and much more. Call 970-479-2292 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information. Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

Recurring Event  Self-Guided Snowshoe - Garden Tree Trail


Friday, December 22, 2017 10:00 AM

Location: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center

Drop in to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center to snowshoe through a winter wonderland. Enjoy time off the mountain as you make your way through the Garden paths covered in snow and learn about the importance of trees to our alpine environment. Warm up afterwards with a cup of hot chocolate and engage in several drop-in activities available in our Education Center. Snowshoes and poles are available for youth and adults free of charge, donations are appreciated. Please note that registration is not necessary for the Self Guided Snowshoe and snowshoes are available for parties up to 10 persons at once.

For additional information: 970-476-0103 or www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org

  Vail Holdays - Paper Lantern Making w/ Helen Hiebert


Friday, December 22, 2017 1:30 PM

Location: Vail Public Library

Create your paper lantern at a free workshop in the Community Room at the Vail Public Library with local paper artist Helen Hiebert. Bring your paper lantern to the Holiday Lantern Walk through Vail Village immediately following the workshop.

RSVP:
meppard@vailgov.com or 970-479-2344. Please indicate number in your party

Vail’s Holidays takes Vail’s already iconic setting and adds family activities, such as skating, and many outdoor events. Held from November 29th through December 31st, Vail Holidays events bring an even more festive vibe to the Yuletide.

For additional information: www.reneventproductions.com/event/vailholidays

  Lanter Making Workshop


Friday, December 22, 2017 1:30 PM

Create your paper lantern at a free workshop in the Community Room at the Vail Public Library with local paper artist Helen Hiebert. This event is free.

RSVP: meppard@vailgov.com or 970-479-2344. Please indicate number in your party to ensure sufficient supplies!

Recurring Event  Guided Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Friday, December 22, 2017 2:00 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center.  Availability is based on a first come, first served basis so get there early!

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Phil Long


Friday, December 22, 2017 3:00 PM

Vail Chophouse - 675 Lionshead Place

For additional information: 970-477-0555 or www.vailchophouse.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Apres w/ Dave Tucker


Friday, December 22, 2017 4:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

  Vail Holidays - Holiday Lantern Walk


Friday, December 22, 2017 4:00 PM

Actual Time:4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

 Slifer Square, Vail Village by the Covered Bridge, free.

Walk begins at 5:00 p.m.

Complimentary LED lights for your lantern & other treats distributed before walk.



Falling near the winter solstice, enjoy this joyful community gathering and celebration of light. The short jolly procession through Vail Village will include illuminated lanterns and music, as we wind our way to the Gore Creek Promenade for the opening celebration of the Eleventh Annual Vail Winterfest Ice Theater

Vail’s Holidays takes Vail’s already iconic setting and adds family activities, such as skating, and many outdoor events. Held from November 29th through December 31st, Vail Holidays events bring an even more festive vibe to the Yuletide.

For additional information: www.reneventproductions.com/event/vailholidays

Recurring Event  Live Music: Britt H


Friday, December 22, 2017 4:30 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

  Vail Holidays - Vail Winterfest Ice Theater


Friday, December 22, 2017 5:00 PM

Actual Time: 5:15pm

Grand Opening Celebration of Eleventh Annual Vail Winterfest Ice Theater

Presented by Vicki and Kent Logan in Memory of Lou Meskimen-Vail’s Favorite Masked Man.

Gore Creek Promenade, Vail Village, free.



Join the merriment as the community is invited to celebrate the coolest outdoor ice theater. Art in Public Places with ice sculptor Paul Wertin/Alpine Ice, will bring back the popular free and family friendly cinematic experience in ice this winter season. Lounge in oversized ice chairs while enjoying the scenic Gore Creek during the day and film projections on a screen created in ice in the evening. The Vail Winterfest Ice Theater will feature favorite holiday cartoon How the Grinch Stole  Christmas (1966) at the opening celebration. Projection begins daily at dusk until 10:00 p.m. and will be on view until the ice melts!



Vail’s Holidays takes Vail’s already iconic setting and adds family activities, such as skating, and many outdoor events. Held from November 29th through December 31st, Vail Holidays events bring an even more festive vibe to the Yuletide.

For additional information: www.reneventproductions.com/event/vailholidays

Recurring Event  Evening Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Friday, December 22, 2017 5:30 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Meet the amazing natural characters of Vail Mountain that become more perceptible after the skiers leave. Travel by snowshoe as you learn about the habits of nocturnal animals in the serene evening forest. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Program is conducted in darkness or low light for most of the winter season. Snowshoes are provided. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10 and up, FREE.

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Open Gym Volleyball


Friday, December 22, 2017 6:00 PM

Open gym volleyball for all abilities. Located at Red Sandstone Elementary Schoo, 551 N. Frontage Rd. in Vail. Cost: $4 per person; 10-day pass is available for $30. Contact 970-479-2280 or email bpappas@vailrec.com with questions.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Kevin Danzig


Friday, December 22, 2017 8:00 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

Recurring Event  Live Music: Late Nights w/ Dave Tucker


Friday, December 22, 2017 9:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Imagination Station


Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:00 AM

The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a Thoughts Flow water table to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion and a medical clinic where children play doctor to dogs, cats and babies. Daily art and science activities are offered, as well as active virtual reality experiences. Located in the Community Programming room, above the Vail Welcome Center (second floor) at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. Costs: $7 per day, $20 per week, $40 per month or $60 a year. Adults and children under two are free. Family memberships are available. Call 970-479-229 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information.

Recurring Event  Art Studio


Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:00 AM

Paint Your Own Pottery available every day. Mosaics, wood burning and other activities available on a rotating schedule. A daily staff guided activity is offered every day, such as whirly-gigs, puffy slime, simple chemistry and much more. Call 970-479-2292 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information. Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

Recurring Event  Bilingual Story time


Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:00 AM

Bilingual Story time for all ages. Each story time also features an age appropriate art activity. Active participation is encouraged from everybody as children enjoy these pre-reading activities designed to be the building blocks for strong readers and students. This free event is interactive and educational.

Vail Public Library www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Guided Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:00 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center.  Availability is based on a first come, first served basis so get there early!

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Phil Long


Saturday, December 23, 2017 3:00 PM

Vail Chophouse - 675 Lionshead Place

For additional information: 970-477-0555 or www.vailchophouse.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Apres w/ Dave Tucker


Saturday, December 23, 2017 4:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Britt H


Saturday, December 23, 2017 4:30 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

Recurring Event  Evening Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Saturday, December 23, 2017 5:30 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Meet the amazing natural characters of Vail Mountain that become more perceptible after the skiers leave. Travel by snowshoe as you learn about the habits of nocturnal animals in the serene evening forest. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Program is conducted in darkness or low light for most of the winter season. Snowshoes are provided. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10 and up, FREE.

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

Recurring Event  Live Music: Kevin Danzig


Saturday, December 23, 2017 8:00 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

Recurring Event  Live Music: Late Nights w/ Dave Tucker


Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Phil Long & Reid Tynan


Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:00 PM

Vail Chophouse - 675 Lionshead Place

For additional information: 970-477-0555 or www.vailchophouse.com

Recurring Event  Imagination Station


Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:00 AM

The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a Thoughts Flow water table to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion and a medical clinic where children play doctor to dogs, cats and babies. Daily art and science activities are offered, as well as active virtual reality experiences. Located in the Community Programming room, above the Vail Welcome Center (second floor) at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. Costs: $7 per day, $20 per week, $40 per month or $60 a year. Adults and children under two are free. Family memberships are available. Call 970-479-229 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information.

Recurring Event  Art Studio


Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:00 AM

Paint Your Own Pottery available every day. Mosaics, wood burning and other activities available on a rotating schedule. A daily staff guided activity is offered every day, such as whirly-gigs, puffy slime, simple chemistry and much more. Call 970-479-2292 or visit www.vailrec.com for more information. Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).

  THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 1:00PM FOR THE HOLIDAY


Sunday, December 24, 2017 1:00 PM

The library will close at 1:00pm on December 24th for the Christmas holiday. The library will remain closed on December 25th.

Recurring Event  Guided Vail Mountain Snowshoe Tour


Sunday, December 24, 2017 2:00 PM

Location: Nature Discovery Center (Top of Eagle Bahn Gondola)

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Ages 10 and up, FREE. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center.  Availability is based on a first come, first served basis so get there early!

For additional information: 970-754-4675

All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily.

  Christmas Eve Worship Service: Lutheran


Sunday, December 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Vail Interfaith Chapel - 19 Vail Road

www.vailchapel.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Reid Tynan


Sunday, December 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Vail Chophouse - 675 Lionshead Place

For additional information: 970-477-0555 or www.vailchophouse.com

  Christmas Eve Worship Service: Catholic


Sunday, December 24, 2017 3:30 PM

Four Seasons Resort - 1 Vail Road

www.vailchapel.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Apres w/ Johnny Schleper


Sunday, December 24, 2017 4:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Britt H


Sunday, December 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

  Christmas Eve Worship Service: Catholic


Sunday, December 24, 2017 5:00 PM

Four Seasons Resort - 1 Vail Road

www.vailchapel.com

  Christmas Eve Worship Service: Presbyterian


Sunday, December 24, 2017 5:30 PM

Vail Interfaith Chapel - 19 Vail Road

www.vailchapel.com

  Christmas Eve Worship Service: Catholic


Sunday, December 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Four Seasons Resort - 1 Vail Road

www.vailchapel.com

  Christmas Eve Worship Service: Baptist


Sunday, December 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Vail Interfaith Chapel - 19 Vail Road

www.vailchapel.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Britt Herrington


Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Location: King's Club Lounge @ Sonnenalp Hotel

For additional information: www.kingsclubvail.com or 970-479-5429

  Christmas Eve Worship Service: Episcopal


Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:30 PM

Vail Interfaith Chapel - 19 Vail Road

www.vailchapel.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Johnny Schleper at Night


Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

For additional information: 970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

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