Copper offers more than snow for the holidays
December 14, 2005
This holiday season, Copper has some great coverage. With a mid-mountain base of over 50 inches and a two-week celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Boxing Day and Kwanzaa, locals and tourists alike can experience a spectrum of festive offerings. After Copper kicks off its holiday season with an En Fuego torchlight parade and village performance on Saturday, Santa will start his daily visits to the Village at Copper. Children can get their picture taken with him from noon to 1 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. through the Dec. 24. On Dec. 23-25, Santa’s reindeer will accompany him on his afternoon visits near West Lake. Holiday carolers will sing every day through Dec. 24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. When the kids wave goodbye to Santa’s sleigh, adults can experience some of their own holiday magic. Copper’s New Year’s Eve Enchanted Masquerade Dinner offers live music, wine sampling and prime viewing of fireworks from the Conference Center. Tickets are available for $75 by calling (866) 236-4386 ext. 45930.Special EventsSaturday: En Fuego from 5:30-8 p.m. Movies on the big screen in the Burning Stones Plaza, bonfire in the village, live entertainers, torchlight ski parade and fireworks. Sunday: Messiah Performance at Alexander’s by the Creek at 6 p.m. Dec. 24: Torchlight Parade at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 26-30: Holiday Face Painting by Princess Faith in the Village from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 31: Outdoor ski movies, bonfires, and Bill the Entertainer from 6-9 p.m. • Masquerade Ball from 7:30-10 p.m. • BMX stunt show in Burning Stones Plaza from 8:15-8:45 p.m. • Super Pipe Jam by Copper’s Free Ride Team from 9-9:30 p.m. • Fireworks display at 10 p.m.