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Annual WinterFest returns to Beaver Creek through Jan. 4

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Winterfest entertainers will be scattered throughout Beaver Creek Village the next two weeks entertaining children and adults alike.

BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek Resort's WinterFest returns today through Jan. 4 for the third annual holiday season celebration. As part of the resort's popular Beaver Creek Loves Kids programming, WinterFest brings a magical ambiance to Beaver Creek Village.

The multiple week-long celebration features a cast of magical characters, fire jugglers, themed skate nights, Winter Wonder Parades, figure skating performances and more. Beaver Creek Village brings the holiday spirit to life by arranging enchanting scenes and holiday decorations all over the village plaza.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

With a full schedule of events everyday during WinterFest, there are fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

"WinterFest has grown into a not-to-be-missed winter holiday tradition at Beaver Creek, and we are proud to bring it back for its third year. We strive to create the impression that guests have entered a special winter wonderland when they come to Beaver Creek during the holidays," said Tim Baker, executive director of the Beaver Creek Resort Co. "Guests and visitors will enjoy popular holiday activities organized for all ages and for more than two weeks this year."

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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Other highlights of WinterFest include the detailed ice sculptures around the village. Kids who can find all five scattered penguins throughout the village and win a prize.

Santa and his elves will be listening to children's Christmas wishes in Santa's Workshop today through Tuesday. The Kid's Winter Wonder Parade starts every day at 4 p.m. at Beaver Creek Plaza and is open to all kids. The Family FunFest Carnival has games, prizes and caricature drawings each Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. And there will be live performances from winter characters including Snow Princess, Old Man Winter, Prince Chestnut, Fedgewick the Storyteller and Scurry and Snowflake, the Troublesome Elves.

Beaver Creek Resort Co., in partnership with Blue Creek Productions, creates the winter wonders that make WinterFest come alive.

FUN FOR TEENS

Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too features special teen programming for ages 13 to 17 and includes twilight snowshoe adventures and pizza parties, ski and snowboard trick classes and multiple evenings of tubing at Adventure Ridge. Teen activities require tickets, which are available online at http://www.beavercreek.com/teens.

To learn more about WinterFest this holiday season, visit http://www.beavercreek.com/winterfest.