On Nov. 24, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will once again usher in the holiday season.
The 2012 annual tree lighting ceremony invites Vail Valley residents, along with resort visitors and the resort's community partner, Roundup River Ranch, to join the celebration. Festivities will include cookie-decorating, gourmet hot chocolate, fireside s'mores, a special appearance by Santa, live caroling by the local Mountain Harmony group and a few exciting surprises.
The event also marks the kickoff of the resort's ongoing holiday initiative, "Decorate for Dreams," offering visitors and local residents the opportunity through January to purchase $10 ornaments that are custom-designed by the resort. All proceeds from the season's ornament sales benefit a local nonprofit, Roundup River Ranch.