Beaver Creek Holiday Events Create Warm Memories
Step outside in family-friendly Beaver Creek, and enjoy holiday events for the entire family. With five months of snow, cold temps and family fun, it’s no surprise Beaver Creek is a top spot to spend the holidays. From daily things to do to special holiday events, visitors love hanging out in this favorite ski town. Read about some must-do Beaver Creek holiday events for families.
Celebrate With Locals: Top Beaver Creek Holiday Events
Daily Activities in Beaver Creek
Families find fun here every day of the week. From skiing with rangers to storytimes, plan a new activity each day. Regular daily activities in Beaver Creek include free cocoa at the Centennial Express Lift and a two-hour guided tour – also free – to explore the terrain. In the afternoon, treat everyone to cookie afternoons – at 3 p.m. – and enjoy free fresh-baked cookies.
Intermediate and skilled skiers should attend Thursday Night Lights, a glow-stick ski-down set to music. On Saturdays, attend the free Family FunFest Carnival. Visitors in Beaver Creek Village can play games and win prizes. Sunday evenings bring American Jukebox Skate Night. Families love dancing and ice skating to their favorite songs from the 1950s to present-day.
Tip: Children are welcome to more challenging recreation events, but parents should contact the Children’s Ski School for waivers.
For Kids and Teens
A favorite kids’ activity in Beaver Creek, WinterFest brings the best of holiday fun. From live performances by local characters to contests and ice animals, even the young at heart have a blast at WinterFest. Activities occur each day at Village Plaza during apres ski hours, and WinterFest is free for everyone.
Beaver Creek also hosts other events. See Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, compete with loved ones on the toughest runs, watch holiday movies, make snow angels, and make a wish at the wishing ceremony.
Kick off New Year’s in Beaver Creek
Voted one of the top family-friendly New Year’s events by Travel Channel, families don’t want to miss this annual bash. Held on December 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., guests bring in the new year with games, dancing contests, prizes and two ball drops. The New Year’s event starts with the village fireworks at 6:45 p.m., and shuttles and dial-a-ride runs until 2 a.m.