Thanksgiving in Vail

Thanksgiving in Vail

Heading to the Vail Valley for your Thanksgiving weekend?  We’ve come up with a list of events and opportunities to make your holiday feel right at home.


Starting with the most important part of Thanksgiving: the food.  If you fancy celebrating the festivities out, Flame Restaurant is where you’ll want to make your reservation.  You can expect the best of the best for your Thanksgiving feast, as executive chef Marcus Stewart is the man behind scenes cooking up the cuisine.  Start your dinner with a buffet of salad, jubilee of meat and cheese, pastas and homemade soups.  If you’re stomach is still rumbling after all of that, make your way to the carving station.   A whole roasted Colorado lamb, bourbon and honey glazed suckling pig and roasted turkey make up this course and have us drooling just thinking about it.  All the classic fix in’s are available, including sweet potato soufflé, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and squash casserole.  If you can still stand up after intaking that impressive amount of food, cure your sweet tooth with their plethora of dessert options.  You must book this dinner, and seating times are available from 2:00 in the afternoon all the way to 9:00 PM.  It costs $110 per adult and $35 per child, but seems to us it’ll definitely be worth it.

For a reservation, call Flame Restaurant at 970-477-8650.

If your family prefers to get a Thanksgiving meal to-go, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences offers just that!  Everything you imagine in your holiday feast is available for $175, including the classic pumpkin or apple pie for dessert.  This meal feeds 4-6 people and $35 from each sold is going to be donated to the local Salvation Army.

Place your order quick!  Their cut-off date is Monday, November 20th.  Call 970-477-8820 or email [email protected]


Gobble Gobble, Slurp Slurp Beer Tasting

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is hosting an event the night before Thanksgiving at Boone’s Wine and Spirits in Eagle, Colorado.  What better way to give thanks than with some handcrafted brews?

Fit Before The Feast

If you’re looking to burn some of the thousands of calories you’re about to intake, take part in a morning working at Dogma Athletica in Edwards.  You’ll feel less guilty grabbing that third piece of pie!

Beaver Creek’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The day after Thanksgiving, join in the festivities at Beaver Creek’s resort.  They’re holding their 37th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, complete with an ice skating and holiday poetry contest.  End your evening with fireworks and then hit the slopes the next morning!

Whatever you decide to participate in, enjoy your holiday week in the high country!  Skiing, Christmas lights and good food are an abundance in the Rockies this time of year – you and your family are sure to have a great time.


*Featured image courtesy of Beaver Creek Mountain Lodging.