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Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch tree lighting set for Saturday

The Ritz-Carlton in Bachelor Gulch hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony Saturday, complete with carolers, cookie decorating and more.

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What: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch tree lighting, benefiting Denver Children’s Hospital.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, 0130 Daybreak Ridge, Avon. Parking available at Wolf Lot for shuttle access.

More information: Call 970-748-6200 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/bachelorgulch.

As the holidays and snow fall upon us, get ready to kick off the season with a celebration of family, friends and philanthropy at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.

On Saturday, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will once again usher in the holiday season with hot chocolate, carolers and cheer. The annual tree lighting ceremony invites Vail Valley residents, along with resort guests and our community partner, Children’s Hospital Colorado, to join the celebration.

Festivities include cookie decorating, gourmet hot chocolate, delectable fireside s’mores, a special appearance from Santa, sing-a-longs and a few exciting surprises.

The jolly event also marks the kick off of the resort’s ongoing Community Footprints initiative, “Holiday Angel Tree.” The initiative offers guests and locals the opportunity to donate items to help the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Events include:

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• 4 p.m. — Fire pit lighting and gourmet hot chocolate.

• 4 to 5 p.m. — Cookie decorating.

• 4 to 5:30 p.m. — Sing-a-long.

• 5 to 5:45 p.m. — S’mores roasting around the fire pit.

• 5:45 p.m. – Announcement of prize winners.

• 6 p.m. — Lighting of the tree on the Mountainside Terrace .

Tree lighting ceremony attendees who donate gifts will be entered to win a variety of prizes, including a one-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. All proceeds will be donated to Children’s Hospital Colorado.

For additional event information, call The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch at 970-748-6200 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/bachelorgulch.

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