13th Annual Vail Winterfest Celestial Wonders
2019/2020 at Vail Holidays


Libations & Lantern Painting with Alpine Arts Center $10

Lantern Painting

Friday, December 20, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m. Vail Recreation District Community Programming - 2nd Floor Lionshead Welcome Center

Alpine Arts Center will instruct participants how to paint paper lanterns. This lively evening will include holiday music, complimentary light snacks, and wine and beer available for puchase 21+ years old. Join to create your unique lantern to bring to the Holiday Lantern Walk on Sunday, December 22. RSVP: www.alpineartscenter.org or 970-926-2732. Please indicate number in your party - space is limited.



Lantern Making Workshop with Alpine Arts Center - Free and Family Friendly

Lantern Workshop

Sunday, December 22, 2019
Noon-3:30 p.m. Vail Public Library Community Room

Create your lantern at a free workshop with Alpine Arts Center in the Community Room at the Vail Public Library. Allow yourself 30 minutes at this drop-in workshop to create your lantern. Last entry is at 3:00 p.m. Following the workshop, join the Holiday Lantern Walk through Vail Village. Please note this is a new style lantern making workshop and appropriate for all ages and abilities! RSVP: meppard@vailgov.com or 970-479-2344. Please indicate number in your party.



Holiday Lantern Walk through Vail Village, Free, Slifer Square by the Covered Bridge

Christmas Lantern

Sunday, December 22, 2019
4:00-5:00 p.m. Music by "Grown Men in Lederhosen"
4:30 p.m. Santa and Ralph the World's Tallest Elf arrive to mingle with guests
5:00-5:15 p.m. Holiday Lantern Walk through Vail Village
Complimentary LED lights & hot chocolate distributed before walk

In its seventh year, the Holiday Lantern Walk is a joyful celebration of light for all ages. A favorite family tradition, enjoy festive alpine entertainment and hot chocolate, as we gather in Slifer Square before the walk. A short jolly procession led by Santa and Ralph the world’s tallest elf through Vail Village winds its way to the Gore Creek Promenade for the grand opening of the 13th Annual Vail Winterfest Ice Theater.



Grand Opening Celebration, 13th Annual Vail Winterfest Ice & Light Installation, Free

Ice Theater

Sunday, December 22, 2019
5:15 p.m. Gore Creek Promenade, Vail Village

Art in Public Places celebrates Celestial Wonders through the integration of ice, snow, and light at this season’s Vail Wintferfest. Working with ice sculptor Paul Wertin and Alt Ethos, the innovative creatives who fuse art with technology, an immersive art experience will transform the Gore Creek Promenade. This season’s Vail Winterfest installation is not to be missed! The illumination begins daily at dusk and runs until 10:00 p.m. through January 20, 2020.



*Children must be accompanied by adults at all of these events.

The Vail Winterfest is generously sponsored in partnership with Doe Browning.