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Bright, beautiful experience to light up Vail

An illuminating trip through Vail’s winter’s magic is a centerpiece of the Rocky Mountain experience this winter: Welcome to Magic of Lights, Vail, where the majesty of the holidays will come alive in a ½-mile walk-through of displays and activations utilizing more than 500,000 low-impact LED lights.

The experience will be available through Jan. 24 at the Lower Bench area of Ford Park in Vail, only steps away from the Golden Peak base near Vail Village. The pathway through the displays winds along a snowy track and through the world-renowned Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

What: Magic of Lights Vail

Where: Ford Park Lower Bench in Vail

Dates: Dec. 11-Jan. 24

Times: 5–9 p.m. nightly (subject to change)

Cost: Tickets start at $5 for Children 3-12; $15 for Adults; Children 2-and-under are FREE

Tickets: Tickets available at MagicOfLightsVail.com

Info: Dress warm and wear winter-appropriate footwear

“This is an uplifting and inspiring display, and we expect that children will not be the only ones dazzled by this very creative and illuminating experience,” said Dave Chapin, Mayor of Vail.

The event is hosted by Vail Valley Foundation Events in partnership with FunGuys Events, which have hosted similar Magic of Lights displays across the United States and Canada.

Hot cocoa, non-alcoholic drinks, adult beverages, small snack items and other concessions will be available near the entrance. Visitors may purchase a beverage to take along with them on the tour.

Special activations on certain dates, such as an appearance by avalanche dogs, and live ice sculpture carvings every Monday, will add to the experience throughout the 40+day run.

How to get there: Guests will enter the venue by walking east toward Manor Vail Lodge. Walk down the lighted sidewalk and head straight to the opening between the buildings of Manor Vail Lodge toward the lighted covered bridge and into the Ford Park Lower Bench area.

Timing and tickets: The event will operate in one-hour segments, beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing through the evening (9 p.m. most nights and 10 p.m. on special evenings). Capacity is limited, please purchase tickets in advance at MagicOfLightsVail.com to reserve your spot.

Magic of Lights Vail is graciously supported by the Town of Vail along with the following corporate partners: Arborjet, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Tincup Whiskey, Pacifico, Encore Electric, FirstBank, Crafters Union wine, BluSky Restoration Contractors, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Manor Vail Lodge, Sonnenalp, Polaris, US Bank, HBO Max, & Westword. Vail Valley Foundation Events and FunGuys Events sincerely thank all of our partners for supporting Magic of Lights Vail.


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