Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: November 30 - December 2

At the top of our must-do list this weekend? Three days of Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek.

By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff November 27, 2018

The Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek.


Birds of Prey

November 30, 9 a.m., Beaver Creek

The World Cup's annual stop at Beaver Creek's racecourse is back, with Friday's competition featuring Super G races (10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.)—plus, live soul music from The Monophonics (3 to 6 p.m.), an athlete signing at Gorsuch (4 to 5 p.m.), and an awards ceremony (with a finale fireworks show, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.) on deck for the day's events.

Artists' Holiday Market

November 30, 12 to 6 p.m., Alpine Arts Center, Edwards

The Riverwalk's Alpine Arts Center unveils a three-day holiday market filled with handmade gifts by local artists.

Minturn Town Tree Lighting

November 30, 6 to 7 p.m., Minturn

Hot cocoa, holiday music, and a reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" are all part of Minturn's annual tree lighting festivities. Don't forget to choose an ornament off the town's "Giving Tree" during the party, as all ornaments have wishlist items benefitting local families in need.

Reel Rock 13

November 30, 6 to 9 p.m., Eagle Climbing + Fitness, Eagle 

The valley's newest hangout hosts a screening of this year's climbing film series "Reel Rock" on its hangar-sized climbing wall, with proceeds from the film going to the local nonprofit Live Like Logan Foundation ($10 for students, $15 for adults).


Birds of Prey

December 1, 9 a.m., Beaver Creek

Downhill gets its day on the hill for Saturday's Bird of Prey competition (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), along with live music by Beau Thomas (1 to 3 p.m.) and The Hackensaw Boys (3 to 6 p.m.) and the Beers of Prey après-ski tasting (2 to 6 p.m.). Just make sure you stick around well after the sun goes down for the Tincup Whiskey POWer Hour (8 to 10 p.m.), when the Colorado whiskey distiller will be on hand with cocktails (with $1 for each drink served going to Protect Our Winters).

Breakfast with Santa

December 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Luigi's Pastahouse, Eagle 

Come see Santa and the World's Tallest Elf while indulging in a breakfast buffet, compliments of Slifer Smith & Frampton and Eagle's Dusty Boot Roadhouse ($8 for adults, $5 for kids).

Artists' Holiday Market

December 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Alpine Arts Center, Edwards

Day two of Alpine Arts Center's three-day holiday market filled with handmade gifts by local artists kicks off at The Riverwalk.

VELA Apparel's Grand Opening Party

December 1, 4 to 8 p.m., VELA Apparel, Eagle-Vail

The valley's made-in-Minturn clothing label celebrates the opening of its own brick and mortar retail space on Highway 6 with cocktails and deals just in time for the holiday shopping season.


Birds of Prey

December 2, 9 a.m., Beaver Creek

The last day of Birds of Prey calls for (free) Bloody Marys from the booth in Beaver Creek Village (9 to 10 a.m.) before heading over to the course, where the Giant Slalom race closes out the competition (9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.).

Artists' Holiday Market

December 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Alpine Arts Center, Edwards

One last chance to stock up on holiday gifts at Alpine Arts Center's  seasonal market.

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