Vail Holidaze celebrations and Winter Solstice on Ice return |

Vail Holidaze celebrations and Winter Solstice on Ice return

Professional ice skater Ryan Bradley will perform Dec. 20-21 in Winter Solstice on Ice on the ice rink in Solaris Plaza in Vail Village.
Special to the Daily | Zach Mahone |

VAIL — Vail Holidaze will return to Vail Village Dec. 20-22 and 31. Vail comes alive with lights, sounds, events and cheer during December. Events include Winter Solstice on Ice, a holiday ice skating show featuring world-class and Olympic ice skaters; the Vail Tree Lighting, part of Logan Luminescence presented by Triumph Winterfest; and the annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Ski Down and Fireworks.

Winter Solstice on Ice brings world-class ice skaters, including U.S. figure skating champion Ryan Bradley, to the heart of Vail Village to perform singles, pairs and group programs. All Winter Solstice on Ice performances will take place on the ice rink in Solaris Plaza in Vail Village and are free and open to the public. Winter Solstice on Ice begins at 5 p.m. each evening.

New this year is the opening of the seventh annual Triumph Winterfest’s Logan Luminescence, including the Vail Tree Lighting on Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. This family holiday celebration will bring the community together to celebrate the season of light at the Logan Luminescence ice installation. A short holiday stage program will include live entertainment, appearances by the mayor of Vail, Art in Public Places and, of course, the lighting of the Vail’s holiday tree by the Covered Bridge in Vail Village. Complimentary hot chocolate will be served to help guests ring in the holiday season.

A Vail tradition on New Year’s Eve is the torchlight parade and fireworks. Come watch skiers and boarders form a glowing train as they ride down Golden Peak. Viewing for this spectacle will take place at the base of Golden Peak at approximately 6:15 p.m. Fireworks will light up the sky directly after the parade.

For more information on Vail Holidaze, including the full schedule of events, visit For information on all activities in the town of Vail throughout the holiday season, visit

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