EAGLE-VAIL - Eagle-Vail's 10-day holiday celebration continues through Saturday with 50 businesses offering huge savings throughout their stores, daily specials and more than $20,000 in gifts and prizes. When shopping Eagle-Vail, be sure to register for the prizes drawn daily, including $5,500 in shopping sprees; ski, golf and swim passes; and great gifts from the local merchants. On Saturday, Santa will visit P. Furniture and Mommy and Me from 3 to 5 p.m. Immediately following, final drawings will be held, including thousands of dollars in shopping sprees, an Epic pass, Eagle-Vail 10-punch golf pass, Eagle-Vail pool pass and much more. "It's been great to see many of our customers coming back to shop Eagle-Vail and to see a lot of new faces, as well," said Kathy Peplinski, owner of P. Furniture and Design, which is celebrating 30 years in Eagle-Vail with in-store specials through the holidays. The Holiday Festival not only celebrates the season but also the end of construction along U.S. Highway 6. Xcel Energy is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the Eagle-Vail Holiday Festival to thank the community for accommodating construction of the new natural-gas pipeline on the highway. Eagle-Vail is home to some of the most longstanding businesses of the valley. Of the 191 companies, many have been in business for more than 30 years, are family-owned and encompass a remarkable diversity of products and services. The Eagle-Vail business district offers everything from home decor to art supplies, pet care to paint, tires to gemstones; beauty salons, flowers, clothing, liquor and bike, dive and ski shops. Another advantage of shopping locally is the 4.4 percent tax in Eagle-Vail."The resilience of these businesses is amazing and so is the diversity of products and services offered in this one-mile stretch of Highway 6. We have a great celebration planned, and I hope people will buy locally and take advantage of the incredible savings," said Jeff Layman, community manager for Eagle-Vail.As part of the celebration, businesses will be promoting "Tiny Trees." Uniquely decorated 2-foot Christmas trees will be displayed at participating businesses, offering another opportunity to win at Eagle-Vail Holiday Festival. All proceeds from "Tiny Tree" donations will benefit the Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation.Shoppers can register for prize drawings at any of the 50 participating merchants in Eagle-Vail. Daily drawings will give away gifts such as a $500 shopping spree from P. Furniture and Design, several $250 shopping sprees from Xcel Energy, Epic ski pass, Eagle-Vail Pool pass, 10-punch golf passes for the Eagle-Vail Golf Club, two nights' premier lodging in Vail and in Breckenridge, gift certificates for dining, clothing, flooring, car servicing and more; scuba diving lessons from Beaver Divers, bed sets and bedding from Mommy and Me; a Jaeger machine from Pier 13 liquor, portable hot-tub cover and a dart-board set from Maximum Comfort, a French easel from Scully's, a set of 4-foot arbicola bushes from Sweet Pea Designs (value $500), Eagle-Vail Pavilion rental (value $900), high-end ski-rental packages for four from Black Tie Ski Rental, transportation on Colorado Mountain Express and more. For more information, visit www.eaglevail.org or call 970-845-7650.