Early bird tickets now on sale for Magic of Lights Vail, a magical family lighting experience with more to do in year 2

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Magic of Lights Vail will run nightly from Nov. 19 to Jan. 2 starting at 5 p.m.

Avon, Colo., Oct. 25, 2021 — Magic of Lights Vail is returning bigger and better for its second year Nov. 19 to Jan. 2. In addition to the approximately half-mile walking loop of more than 500,000 LED lights set to a festive musical playlist, this year’s Magic of Lights Vail will also feature additional lights, the introduction of The Playground – an interactive kids area – as well as private group offerings, ski chairs and snowboard benches for lounging, fire pits, s’mores and much more.

Tickets for adults are regularly priced at $15-$20 and $5-$10 for children. Children 2 and younger are admitted free and do not require a ticket. Starting today, take advantage of early-bird pricing and get your tickets for 20% off through Nov. 8. Visit magicoflightsvail.com to purchase tickets and learn more about the experience.

“We are excited to build off of last year’s successful debut of Magic of Lights Vail with a bigger and better experience this winter. New activations to complement the interactive walkthrough experience this year include more areas to sit and relax, live music nights, s’mores, fire pits and more,” said Morgan Russell, Senior Venue and Events Manager.

Private experiences are available for groups of 2 to 50 people. A private function space may include cozy huts, fire pits for roasting s’mores, a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, snowboard benches and ski chairs for lounging and more. If you are interested in hosting a private event at Magic of Lights Vail, contact Morgan Russell at mrussell@vvf.org.

Locals and visitors alike are reminded to dress for wintry weather conditions to ensure the best experience.

Getting to Magic of Lights Vail: From the Vail Village parking structure, walk east on Meadow Drive toward Vail Valley Drive. Turn right on Vail Valley Drive and walk approximately 0.4 miles. Manor Vail Lodge will be on the left. Walk down the sidewalk to the left of the entrance of Manor Vail Lodge and head straight to the opening between the buildings toward the lighted covered bridge and into the Ford Park Lower Bench, adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Or take the Town of Vail free in-town bus east to the Golden Peak stop and Manor Vail Lodge will be directly across the street.

Magic of Lights Vail is presented by Vail Valley Foundation Events in partnership with FunGuys Events, which puts on lighting experiences across the United States and Canada. The event is made possible in part through generous support from the Town of Vail. Other partners that make Magic of Lights Vail possible include Discover Vail; Betty Ford Alpine Gardens; Tincup Mountain Whiskey; Pacifico; Snowmelt Spiked Seltzer; Nature Valley; US Bank; Slifer, Smith & Frampton; FirstBank; Vail Honeywagon; Westword; and Xfinity.


What: Magic of Lights Vail, a family-friendly winter lighting walkthrough experience

Where: Ford Park Lower Bench & Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail)

When: Nov. 19 to Jan. 2, open at 5 p.m. nightly

Cost: $15-$20 for adults, $5-$10 for children

To learn more, sign up for the Magic of Lights email list or visit magicoflightsvail.com.


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About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics and education.

The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide year-round extended learning opportunities that empower and educate the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle-to-career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, and the Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, comedy, classical, rock, pop, jazz, community and family events per year.

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, GMC, and TIAA Bank.

To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit www.vvf.org.