Vail tree lighting ceremony Sunday |

Vail tree lighting ceremony Sunday

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VAIL – Vail Family Holidaze kicks off Sunday evening with the annual tree lighting ceremony in Slifer Plaza in Vail Village. Vail Family Holidaze continues Monday and Tuesday with family movie nights in the Grand View Room in Lionshead.

An annual tradition, the tree lighting ceremony brings Vail to life with the holiday spirit. The event consists of holiday carols, appearances by Vail dignitaries and holiday characters and, of course, the lighting of the plaza’s iconic 50-foot-tall spruce tree. The tree lighting ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Slifer Plaza, near the Covered Bridge in Vail Village.

On Monday and Tuesday night from 5 to 7 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy classic holiday movies at the Grand View Room on the third floor of the new Lionshead Information Center. Movies showing include “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and more. Family movie nights are complimentary and open to the public as space allows.

Vail Family Holidaze is the annual event for families and children surrounding the holiday season that includes holiday concerts, world-class ice skating performances, Candy Cane Patrol, the Kids Zone, New Year’s Eve activities and more. For more information on Vail Family 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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