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Vail Village's paper lantern parade marches down Bridge Street.

Friday

 
Paper Lantern Workshop with Helen Hiebert 

Friday, December 22, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Vail Public Library, Vail Village

Local paper artist Helen Hiebert teaches kids (and their families) how to make their own paper lanterns just in time for the village's Winterfest parade down Bridge Street (led by Santa himself).  vailholidays.com

Winterfest Parade & Ice Theater Screening

Friday, December 22, 4:30 p.m., Vail Village

Vail Village's annual Winterfest celebration starts at Slifer Square (the plaza just north of the covered bridge) before it parades down Bridge Street and ends at the Gore Creek Promenade, where a creekside ice theater will be screening "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" while servers at the nearby White Bison restaurant dole out hot chocolate and cookies. vailholidays.com

 
Santa at the Riverwalk

Friday, December 22, 5 p.m., The Riverwalk, Edwards

An appearance by Santa and his reindeer, plus a cookie contest, carolers,  and hot cocoa and coffee mark the official start to the holiday weekend in Edwards. edwardsriverwalk.com

The Evolution at Brush Creek Saloon

Friday, December 22, 9 p.m., Brush Creek Saloon, Eagle

Local rockers The Evolution visit Eagle's Brush Creek Saloon for a night of old favorites and contemporary hits, spanning the genres of rock, funk, and reggae. 970-328-5279

Tribute to Sublime: 40 oz. to Freedom

Friday, December 22, 9:30 p.m., Agave Nightclub, Avon

If you're looking for some pre-holiday festivities for big kids, Agave hosts revered Sublime cover band 40 oz. to Freedom for an evening of rock-reggae hits from the '90s-era jam-band. agaveavon.com

Saturday

 
Yoga + Beats with DJ Kirby

Saturday, December 23, 8:30 a.m., The Lodge at Vail, Vail Village

Flow into the holiday spirit with a special hour-long vinyasa practice (with accompanying tunes) hosted by lululemon and Eagle's Yoga off Broadway. Reservations are a must as space is limited. eventbrite.com

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 23, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

The ghosts of Christmases past, present and future haunt the Vilar for two performances as Nebraska's North County Center for the Arts stages Charles Dickens' Christmas classic. vvf.org

Sunday

 
A Charlie Brown Christmas with Live Musical Accompaniment

Sunday, December 24, 5 p.m., The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon

The Westin's 7th annual screening of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" features local jazz duo Tony Gulizia and Brian Loftus providing the holiday classic's live score. westinriverfront.com

Navidad Night at Bridge Street Bar

Sunday, December 24, 9:30 p.m., Bridge Street Bar, Vail Village

If you're planning on catching Santa doing the Midnight Shuffle on the night before Christmas, head over to Bridge Street bar for live music and a midnight Christmas countdown. bridgestreetbar.com

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