Ritz Carlton annual tree lighting ceremony set for Saturday in Beaver Creek | VailDaily.com

Ritz Carlton annual tree lighting ceremony set for Saturday in Beaver Creek

Daily Staff Report
Beaver Creek CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyBachelor, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch's resident mascot, needs your help. Help build a "Habitat" for Bachelor at the Ritz-Carlton on Saturday during the resort's annual tree lighting ceremony. Decorate this paw and bring it with you to the event.

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Lights, cookies, action! On Saturday, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will kick-off the holiday season with hot chocolate, carolers and cheer. The annual tree lighting ceremony welcomes guests of the Vail Valley, along with hotel guests and the resort’s community partner, Habitat for Humanity, to join the celebration.

Festivities will include cookie decorating for children and the chance to build and decorate a “Habitat for Bachelor,” the resort’s resident labrador retriever dog, Bachelor, to raise funds for the local Habitat for Humanity charitable organization. Guests will also enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, treats and live carols by the local Mountain Harmony group.

The “Habitat for Bachelor” that’s constructed on Saturday will be on display in the hotel lobby for locals and guests to view and bid on through Dec. 31. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Eagle/Lake Habitat for Humanity.

For additional event information, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch at 970-748-6200.

Who: Open to the public

What: Tree lighting ceremony and more

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Park at the Wolf Lot and take the shuttle up.

When: Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

3:15 p.m.: Fire Pit Lighting

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Cookie Decorating and “Bachelor Habitat” dog-house build and decorating

5 to 5:45 pm: Mountain Harmony Carolers in the Great Room and by the fire pit

5:45 pm: Lighting of the Tree on the Mountainside Terrace

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-748-6200.

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