Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: December 21-23

Vail Village's ice theater opens to the public—plus, "A Christmas Carol" at the Vilar, Vail Yeti hockey, and plenty of live music to get you through the weekend.

By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff December 17, 2018

The Town of Vail's annual lantern walk through Vail Village.


Hayden Haddock at the Park Hyatt

December 21, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Park Hyatt Resort & Spa, Beaver Creek

Country star Hayden Haddock "brings Texas country to the mountains" for an après-ski performance at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek.

Lantern Painting with Alpine Arts Center

December 21, 4:30 p.m., Lionshead Welcome Center, Lionshead Village, Vail

Bring your little ones for a special holiday lantern painting tutorial led by Alpine Arts Center in the Lionshead Welcome Center ($10 per person).

A Spanish Brass Christmas

December 21, 7 to 9 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek's VPAC is getting into the holiday spirit with a visit from internationally-renowned brass quintet Spanish Brass ($68 per person, $10 per student).

Vail Yeti Hockey

December 21, 7:45 p.m, Dobson Ice Arena, Vail

Join the crowd at Dobson Ice Arena as Vail's own semiprofessional hockey team takes on regional rival Aspen in what's sure to be a heated match-up.

Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue at Agave Avon

December 21, 9:30 p.m., Agave Nightclub, Avon

The Grateful Dead are back—at least via the area's most celebrated cover bands at Agave in Avon, with special guest Rob Eaton (of Dark Star Orchestra fame) for one night and one night only (tickets starting at $10 per person). 


Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

December 22, 6:30 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Charles Dickens' Christmas classic comes to life at the Vilar Performing Arts Center for two shows over the weekend ($75 per adult, $45 per child).

Full Moon Skin + Live Music

December 22, 6 to 9 p.m., Cripple Creek Backcountry, Lionshead Village

Cripple Creek Backcountry is kicking off its (free!) full moon skins up Vail Mountain with live music from the valley's own Runaway Grooms and pours of Bonfire Brewing beer to reward yourself when you make it back down the hill.


Lantern Making Workshop with Alpine Arts Center

December 23, 1 p.m., Vail Public Library, Vail

The Town of Vail's annual paper lantern making workshop before the lantern walk and Vail Village ice theater debut is hosted by Alpine Arts Center, and welcome to all, although an RSVP is a must (970-479-2344).

Holiday Lantern Walk

December 23, 4:30 p.m., Vail Village

Join the parade of lantern-wielding holiday revelers as they march through Vail Village (with Santa) towards their final destination at Gore Creek Promenade.

Vail Winterfest Ice Theater Grand Opening

December 23 5:45 p.m., Vail Village

Join the celebration by the banks of Gore Creek as the Town of Vail unveils its 12th annual ice theater, with hot cocoa and a screening of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" planned for the event.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

December 22, 6:30 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

One last chance to ring in the season with Charles Dickens' Christmas classic comes at Beaver Creek's Vilar Performing Arts Center. ($75 per adult, $45 per child).

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