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In Bachelor Gulch and surrounding areas, each day summons new adventure. Color your vacation calendar with unique Rocky Mountain events, family-fun festivals, epicurean adventure and much more: The Colorado Rockies are your playground. For reservations or details on Vail Valley’s endless offerings, please contact the Concierge at (970) 343-1178.

December

December Events

Multiple Venues

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. In The Great Room with Don Watson

  • Friday, December 2
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Friday, December 9
  • Saturday, December 10
  • Sunday, December 11
  • Sunday, December 18  

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. In The Great Room with David Estes

  • Wednesday, December 7 
  • Thursday, December 8

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. In The Great Room with Austin Rose

  • Monday, December 12 
  • Tuesday, December 13
  • Wednesday, December 14 
  • Thursday, December 15 
  • Friday, December 16
  • Saturday, December 17 

Monday, December 19 – Friday, December 30

  • Rob Ignman from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Daniel’s)
  • Austin Rose from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Great Room)

Tuesday, December 20th 
Whiskey and Woodburning

  • Enjoy a seasonal whiskey cocktail as you use a wood burning tool to etch a custom design into a set of rustic aspen wood coasters or a cutting board.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $50 per person; Bachelor’s Lounge

Wednesday, December 21
Winter Solstice Celebration

  • Celebrate the longest night of the year with spiced cider, a candle making craft and a roaring fire outside.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; no additional fee for hotel guests; Lobby area and Fire Pit

Thursday, December 22
Gift Wrapping Station

  • Let us help you have a magical holiday by wrapping your gifts in elegant and decedent Ritz-Carlton style.
  • 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; donations for charity are appreciated; Lobby area

Lager and Leather Working

  • Indulge in the spirit of the Wild West as you learn to stamp leather using a variety of lettering fonts and designs while enjoying a flight of Colorado microbrews.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 pm; $50 per person; Bachelor’s Lounge; *21 years or older

Friday, December 23
Gift Wrapping Station

  • Let us help you have a magical holiday by wrapping your gifts in elegant and decedent Ritz-Carlton style.
  • 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; donations for charity are appreciated; Lobby area

Cocoa and Cookies

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth while decorating decadent and delicious winter themed sugar cookies and enjoy a steaming mug of rich cocoa.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $20 per person; Holiday Workshop

Saturday, December 24
Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus

  • Listen to a classic holiday tale by the fire before Santa starts working on his busiest night of the year.
  • 5 p.m.; no additional charge for hotel guests; The Great Room

Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

  • Enjoy all of Ms. Claus’ holiday favorites including home-made candies, brownies, chocolates and more.
  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; $8 a bag for candies and an a la carte pricing for specialty items; Expresso 16

Sunday, December 25
Snow Globe Making

  • Capture the wonder of Colorado’s falling snow by creating your very own snow globe to take home.
  • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; no additional charge for hotel guests; Lobby area

Monday, December 26
Gingerbread House Decorating

  • Participate in a classic holiday tradition as you create a one of a kind sweat treat.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $40 per house; Holiday Workshop

Tuesday, December 27
Whiskey and Woodburning

  • Enjoy a seasonal whiskey cocktail as you use a wood burning tool to etch a custom design into a set of rustic aspen wood coasters or a cutting board.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $50 per person; Bachelor’s Lounge

Wednesday, December 28
Ice Sculpting Demonstration

  • Watch as a dazzling and wild ice sculpture emerges before your eyes!
  • 3 p.m.; no additional charge for hotel guests; Mountainside Terrace

Candy Pairing Class

  • Adults will learn which beers pair perfectly with house-made chocolates.  Meanwhile, kids will love making their very own chocolates in winter themed chocolate molds.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $40 per adult, $20 per child; Holiday Workshop

Thursday, December 29
Lager and Leather Working

  • Indulge in the spirit of the Wild West as you learn to stamp leather using a variety of lettering fonts and designs while enjoying a flight of Colorado microbrews.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $50 per person; Bachelor’s Lounge; *21 years or older

Friday, December 30
Cocoa and Cookies

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth while decorating decadent and delicious winter themed sugar cookies and enjoy a steaming mug of rich cocoa.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $20 per person; Holiday Workshop

Saturday, December 31
New Year’s Eve in Bachelor’s Lounge
Celebrate the start of 2017 with dancing , a DJ spinning tunes, and delicious cocktails.
Doors open at 9 pm; $50 per person and includes first glass of champagne; Bachelor’s Lounge *21 years or older
Please contact the concierge for reservations.

Ritz Kids New Year’s Eve Party

  • Kids ages 5 -12 will have a blast ringing in the New Year with fun party games, arts and crafts, a buffet dinner and delicious desserts.
  • 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.; $150 per child includes dinner; Ritz Kids

Saturday, December 31

  • Rob Ignman from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Daniel’s)
  • Austin Rose from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. (Great Room)
  • DJ from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. $150 per person (Bachelors Lounge)

Advanced reservations, made through the Spa, are required for all paid activities as space is limited.  

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