Vail Announces Vail Holidaze, a New Event for Children and Families, Dec. 18-25

01 December 2010
  • Headliner concerts from Grammy-nominated children’s artists Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could and Milkshake
  • Other activities and entertainment to include an ice skating show, snowman decorating,kids’ glow stick parties at the base areas and much more
VAIL, Colo.—Dec. 1, 2010—Vail Mountain announced today the details of Vail Holidaze, a new signature guest event geared toward families with children, slated to take place Dec. 18-25, 2010. Vail Holidaze will feature a weeklong schedule of family-friendly events and activities throughout Vail, both on the mountain and in town. Entertainment highlights include live concerts in Vail Village from two Grammy-nominated children’s bands – Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could and Milkshake – as well as the “Winter Solstice on Ice” ice skating show at the Solaris Residences ice rink in Vail Village.

“Adding Vail Holidaze to our event lineup is part of our overall belief in events as an appealing offering for our guests and also as a key competitive differentiator,” said Adam Sutner, director of sales and marketing for Vail Mountain. “Vail Holidaze is oriented towards families with children in order to strengthen our family programming at this important time of the year and to ensure we give our destination family guests every possible reason to choose Vail.”

Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will perform live in Vail Village on Thursday, Dec. 23. Rymer and his band are known for music with rock and roll heart that is enjoyed by both children and parents. Kids love the energy of his all-American roots/rock music and Rymer’s magnetic, good-times-guy charm, and his skill as a musician is something even the most discerning music-loving parent can appreciate.

Milkshake, also a Grammy-nominated children’s band, will take the stage in Vail Village on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Milkshake’s mission as a band is to create great rock music for kids. Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising song craft, stagecraft or their authentic rock and roll spirit. Milkshake’s songs are memorable and evoke influences from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Lennon-McCartney to The White Stripes, resulting in music that appeals to kids of all ages.

Winter Solstice on Ice will take place on the new ice rink at the Solaris Residences in Vail on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Winter Solstice on Ice will bring world-class ice skaters, like two-time and current World Silver Medalist Patrick Chan, to the heart of Vail Village to perform singles, pairs and group programs that are sure to delight parents and children alike.

The event’s festivities will include numerous other family-centric activities throughout the week like snowman decorating, kids’ glow stick parties at the base areas, Santa workshops, caroling and much more.

For more information on Vail Holidaze, including a full schedule of events and lodging information, visit

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and the consumer website is


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