Celebrating Christmas in a mountain town is magical. Nothing fills the soul with joy, merriment, and peace like a white Christmas. And, this year is sure to be white: There is an 80% chance of snow in the forecast in Vail, Colorado. Here are a few tips for having a fantastic holiday in Vail:
Winter Sleigh Rides
Bobbing along the surface of fresh snow in a horse-drawn sleigh is the quintessential way to spend the holidays. You and your family can choose from many different packages, complete with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. You can see the sights while staying cozy in the sleigh. Learn more about sleigh ride packages in Vail to plan your trip!
A winter wonderland wouldn’t be complete without ice skating. And, whether you choose indoor or outdoor, you’re sure to have a wonderful time with your family. You can join in on the public skate times, or take some time for private lessons. Learn more about ice skating options in Vail, and add it to your list of holiday plans.
Christmas Eve Service
If you are looking for a holiday service in the area, Vail has many options. Candlelight services are a long-standing tradition for Christmas Eve. There are many options, including the Vail Interfaith Chapel, the Beaver Creek Chapel, and many churches in the area have a service on December 24th for you and your family to enjoy.
During the holidays, Vail Village comes alive. The area looks like it was plucked from a storybook; the shops decorate with lights, snow, and other festive decorations, and the area is simply brimming with good cheer and holiday spirit. Simply take a walk through the streets to enjoy the shops and sights, and you’ll feel like you stepped into the North Pole!
Skiing and Snowboarding
An article about enjoying Vail over the holidays wouldn’t be complete without mentioning skiing and snowboarding. With so much snow arriving this week, the mountain is brimming with fresh powder. This week is the perfect time to hit the slopes with your family: You’ll be filled with the merriment and spirit of the holidays as you glide down the mountain!