The Christmas Countdown is Upon Us Around the Vail Valley!

By Caitlin Row | Monday, December 17, 2018

The Vail Valley is a magical place to be during the holidays, especially when snow is on the horizon. Here's the good news, folks. It's looking like it's going to be a freshly white Christmas!

Weather this week is pointing to a period of snow starting on Wednesday, December 19, then again on Friday and Saturday, December 21 and 22. Temperatures will hover mostly in the 30s, with possibly even a little sun on Sunday, December 23. Click here to view the 10-day forecast

Vail Holidays events continue through December 31, and area venues are planning live music. There's a lot to do for visitors and locals alike.

With that in mind here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.

Photo: This image was recently shared with us via Instagram by @dominikalilli at Beaver Creek

Vail Events On Tap

Ein Prosit in Avon is hosting live music by CMJ Jazz Trio on Friday, December 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. Then Charlie Wagner will perform live music there on Saturday, December 22, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Brothers Keeper will perform at Shakedown Bar in Vail Village on Saturday starting at 9:30 p.m.

The Vail Holidays Lantern Walk is planned for Sunday, December 23, at 4:30 p.m. It will make its way to the Gore Creek Promenade, ending at the grand opening of the 12th Annual Vail Winterfest Ice Theater. 

Maya, a Mexican-fusion restaurant located at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon, will host a Christmas Brunch on Tuesday, December 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for adults is $48, and children aged 5-12 cost $15.

Click here for a full event listing.

Photo: Shakedown Bar

More Fun Things To Do

Looking for some last-minute holiday deals? The Linen Kist, a bedding and linen shop located in Avon, is giving a storewide moving sale. Head over there to check it out!

Sunrise Minturn, a cafe and eatery, is offering a new coffee drink, a CBD-infused coconut latte. 

Want to learn how to knit? Maker+Stitch in Edwards is offering a variety of beginner and intermediate classes. Click here for the schedule.

Bearcat Stables in Edwards is offering sleigh rides, with an après and dinner tour available for booking. 

Thinking about your dining plans? Click here for our full list of restaurants spanning Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards and Down Valley.

Photo: Bearcat Stables

And with that ...

We'll see you in Vail!

About the Author Caitlin Row
Caitlin is a Vail local. She loves to ski, play in the snow (preferably with her dog) and taste all the Vail Valley has to offer.