Beaver Creek Resort adds to warm holiday traditions by passing out cookies hot from the oven for their Thanksgiving Day opening. The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition features the top five finalists baking up 1,000 cookies each. You can vote on the tastiest and work off the calories skiing on the slopes.  

The day following Thanksgiving, a Colorado blue spruce takes center stage at the outdoor ice rink for the annual Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony to launch the Christmas season. Carolers, the winner of the children’s poetry contest, the lighting of the village, fireworks, a visit from Santa and the Gingerbread Competition round out the family entertainment. 

Get in the holiday spirit and bring the whole family out to enjoy! All of these events take place around the ice rink in Beaver Creek Plaza, starting with a figure skating show at 5:00 p.m.