Opening Week Festivities
Kick off opening weekend with our most special of traditions.
Daily: Nov 22 - Nov 24
Beaver Creek Village
On Wednesday, November 22nd, we start the day with complimentary hot cocoa and our first guests of the season have the opportunity to win prizes at the base of Centennial Express Lift! As we enter our 37th year of the tree lighting tradition, we will be taking it up a notch with musical performances from the Beverly Belles and members of the Denver Broncos Brass Ensemble. Then, don't miss the fireworks and the lighting of our very special Beaver Creek Colorado blue spruce.

Opening Week Festivities

Opening Day - November 22, 2017
We open for the season at 9am this Wednesday, November 22! Enjoy music, giveaways, complimentary hot cocoa, and, of course, the first turns of the season.

37th Annual Tree Lighting - November 24, 2017
The 36th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony signifies the kickoff of another great ski season and the beginning of the holiday season at Beaver Creek. Featuring an ice skating show and holiday performances by the Beverly Belles and members of the Denver Broncos Brass Ensemble. The Tree Lighting Ceremony always is a Beaver Creek favorite. Santa himself will drop in for a visit, and the evening closes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Village.

Santa’s Workshop - November 24, 2017
Santa’s Workshop is an enchanted holiday experience for kids and families. Children of all ages will delight in making Christmas gifts for the whole family, decorating holiday cookies, and taking photos with Santa! Santa’s elves will be on hand to help with crafting and photos. Parents please bring your cameras. Santa’s Workshop is located in Gerald R. Ford Hall. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap. Sponsored by the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa.


  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Santa’s Workshop*
  • 5:00 p.m.: Ice Skating Show
  • 6:00 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 6:30 p.m.: Fireworks Show (Time is approximate)

*Please note: Santa will be available for photos from 3-5 p.m. & 7-8 p.m. (He needs to step away for his appearance in the Tree Lighting Ceremony.)
Schedule subject to change.