A Sun Valley Winter Wonderland

Sun Valley will officially kick off the holiday season with the popular Winter Wonderland Festival in the Sun Valley Village on December 12. The fun begins at 1 p.m.

‘Tis (nearly) 12 days before Christmas and all through the mall,
Folks will be smiling, the big and the small.
For the Winter Wonderland Festival soon gets underway,
Bringing holiday cheer to a Sun Valley day.

The choir will entertain with songs of good cheer,
Leaving no question that Christmas is near.
A colorful train offers children a ride,
Their laughter is loud and their smiles are wide.

Hot chocolate, baked goods and seasonal treats,
Prove that holidays in Sun Valley cannot be beat.
Cookies are ready to decorate, too,
With gumdrops, and peppermints – so much to do!

A scavenger hunt goes from store to store
Offering prizes and much, much more.
And, of course, Santa makes the trip to Sun Valley,
To help the children make their lists – do not dally!

It’s nearly time to enjoy a Winter Wonderland in the Sun Valley Village

All the shop windows are decked and great fun,
With beautiful gifts stocked for everyone.
Come and just gaze, or check off your list,
This is something you don’t want to miss.

The Winter Wonderland Stroll runs right through the New Year,
So come to the Village for holiday cheer.
An old-fashioned Christmas is magic for all,
Creating lasting memories – you’ll have a ball.

--RES (with apologies to Clement Moore)

The treats will be sweet at Saturday’s kick off to the holiday season.  Cookie decorating, anyone?

Children’s smiles and the twinkle in their eyes make the holidays bright



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