Winter Wonderland

Holidays in the mountains, winter in the wonderland

Winter Wonderland "Snow Globe" Window Stroll & Scavenger Hunt | December 8 – 31
Scavenger hunt with ornament prizes – be a part of the fun! Collect all ten scavenger hunt cards at the Sun Valley Village locations – participating stores will have "Sunny – The Bear" doing an activity, along with a number indicated in each retail location. Match Sunny’s activity with the scavenger hunt card, then once the card is complete, take it to the Sun Valley Guest Center for your prize (may be collected at the concierge desk in the Sun Valley Lodge after hours).

Fri, Dec. 7

Winter 2018 Ski Party | Brass Ranch Village | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy cocktails and light fare while shopping the latest winter collections.

Après Ski – Live Music | Andrew Shephrad Band | River Run Lodge | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
No cover charge

Sat, Dec. 8

Locals Party in the Village | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our kick-off celebration for the holiday season, featuring Santa, kids’ village train, live holiday music performances, seasonal food offerings, and kids’ gingerbread/cookie decorating and face painting event ($7/child) in the Boiler Room. Scavenger hunt kicks-off as well!

Professional photos with Santa by  Smiley's Mountain Photo, with on-site printing! 

Warren Miller's "Face of Winter" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

Thu, Dec. 13

The Community Library presents Holiday Storytelling for Kids
Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Community Library will be partnering with us to share festive holiday stories with the children. Stop by the Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom to listen to old and new classics. All children will receive a holiday treat bag when they leave.

Fri, Dec. 14

Nancy Liston Trunk Show | Sun Valley Signatures & Gifts | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A special showing of local artistry by Nancy Liston. Preview new winter designs and the release of the 2018 limited-edition Holiday ornament. Beautiful Sun Valley-themed ceramics, paintings and hand-dyed scarves. Demonstrations and personalization by the artist.

Warren Miller's "Face of Winter" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

Après Ski – Live Music | Hellbound Glory | River Run Lodge | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
No cover charge

Sat, Dec. 15

Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village | Starting @ 5:30 pm
Featuring Santa, live holiday music, ice carving demo, free cookies & hot cocoa, and no-host outdoor bar. Festivities begin around 5:30pm with Tree Lighting to follow.

Open-Air Holiday Market | Sun Valley Village/Duck Pond Lawn | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Now in its third year, the European-style market will have everything from traditional wreaths to roasted nuts. Stroll the booths, while enjoying some spiced cider and Linzer cookies!

Nancy Liston Trunk Show | Sun Valley Signatures & Gifts | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A special showing of local artistry by Nancy Liston. Preview new winter designs and the release of the 2018 limited-edition Holiday ornament. Beautiful Sun Valley-themed ceramics, paintings and hand-dyed scarves. Demonstrations and personalization by the artist.

Kids Holiday Movie | "Home Alone" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

Sun, Dec. 16

Open-Air Holiday Market | Sun Valley Village/Duck Pond Lawn | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Now in its third year, the European-style market will have everything from traditional wreaths to roasted nuts. Stroll the booths, while enjoying some spiced cider and Linzer cookies!

Kids Holiday Movie | "Elf" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

Tues, Dec. 18

Warren Miller’s "Face of Winter" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

Wed, Dec. 19

Sun Valley Serenade | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm | FREE
Catch a screening of Sun Valley Serenade (1941) in the iconic Opera House. Sonja Henie, John Payne and Milton Berle star in this madcap musical adventure on and off the mountain. Music by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, featuring such classic hits "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "In the Mood" and "It Happened in Sun Valley."

Holiday Vintage Sweater Contest & Party | Duchin Lounge | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Get out those sweaters you prided yourself on wearing back in 1985 …. or 1965
Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place… and maybe a few other surprises!

Thu, Dec 20

High Tea | Lodge Lobby | Seating Times / noon & 3:00 pm
$55/adults with sparkling wine, $35/adults without sparkling wine; children $20
Prices do not include taxes and gratuity
Reservations required | Please call Concierge / 208.622.2097

11th Annual Classic Christmas Concert | Sun Valley Opera House | A Sun Valley Tradition!
Directed by Melodie Mauldin with music direction by R.L. Rowsey
Featuring performances by Lady Luck, Cola Voce, and the B-Tones.
Doors Open @ 6:30 pm – Concert starts @ 7:00 pm
There will be singing, playing and storytelling, along with unexpected visits from special guests.
Admission | $25/Regular | Children 2 years old and younger/no charge
Group Rate | $20/per person (10+ tickets purchased)
Tickets are on sale at the Sun Valley Guest Information Center or sunvalley.ticketfly.com

Phifer Pavitt Wine Dinner | Sun Valley Club | 6:00 pm
Join Phifer Pravitt Winery for a lovely evening of wine selections perfectly paired with dishes selected by Chef Derek Gallegos.
$150/per person (+tax/gratuity) | Seating is limited | Reservations Required
602.708.2060 | mlemarr@sunvalley.com 

Fri, Dec. 21
Sun Valley’s 82nd birthday!

Warren Miller's "Face of Winter" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

Après Ski – Live Music | Tony Holiday | River Run Lodge | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
No cover charge

The Community Library presents Holiday Storytelling for Kids
Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Community Library will be partnering with us to share festive holiday stories with the children. Stop by the Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom to listen to old and new classics. All children will receive a holiday treat bag when they leave.

Sat, Dec. 22

High Tea | Lodge Lobby | Seating Times / noon & 3:00 pm
$55/adults with sparkling wine, $35/adults without sparkling wine; children $20
Prices do not include taxes and gratuity
Reservations required | Please call Concierge / 208.622.2097

Sun Valley Carolers begin their daily performances (through December 28)
Our traditional Carolers will perform throughout the Village and at various Sun Valley restaurants.

Kids Holiday Movie | "Home Alone" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

Après Ski – Live Music | Aaron Golay | River Run Day Lodge | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
No cover charge

Sun, Dec. 23

Brunch with Santa | Sun Valley Club | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
A special buffet with kid-friendly dishes and traditional favorites. Live and festive holiday music.
$48/adults | $24/children | 2 years old & under/FREE
Reservations Required | 208.622.2270

Kids Holiday Movie | "Elf" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

Mon, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve 

Christmas Eve Celebration | Skating in a Winter Wonderland Ice Show, Dollar Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Gates open @ 3:00 pm, Show starts at 5:30 pm
The ice show will highlight modern renditions of classic holiday music. "Skating in a Winter Wonderland" will feature performances by Frank Sweiding and Anita Hartshorn, Ashley Clarke, and other professional skaters. Group numbers will be performed by the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club and visiting holiday guests. The traditional appearances by the Sun Valley Carolers and Santa Claus are on the schedule, followed by the Dollar torchlight parade and fireworks.

Ice show seating available in the bleachers (some will be reserved for hotel guests and visitors who are less mobile) and on the Lodge Terrace. Stick around for the Dollar Torchlight Parade that will immediately follow the Ice Show.
Free hot cocoa & cookies will be served.

5:30 pm | Carolers and "Skating in a Winter Wonderland" ice show, followed by the torchlight parade down Dollar Mountain, fireworks, and a visit by Santa!

Brunch with Santa | Sun Valley Club | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

A special buffet with kid-friendly dishes and traditional favorites. Live and festive holiday music.
$48/adults | $24/children | 2 years old & under/FREE
Reservations Required | 208.622.2270

Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner | Four-course Prix Fixe Menu $179/adult, $99/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity| No charge for infants 2 years old and younger
All-inclusive = includes sleigh ride, dinner & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2135

Sun Valley Club | Dinner | Five-course Prix Fixe Menu
$135/adult, $75/children + tax & gratuity
Reservation | Please call / 208.622.2270

The Roundhouse | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Chef Tasting Menu | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$159/adult, $75/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2135

The Ram | Dinner | Regular Dinner Menu
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2225

Gretchen's Restaurant | A la Carte
Reservations accepted | Please call / 208.622.2144

Village Station | Regular Menu Items

Tue, Dec. 25

Après Ski – Live Music | Red Light Challenge | River Run Lodge | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
No cover charge

Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner | Four-course Prix Fixe Menu
$179/adult, $99/children, 12 & under | All-inclusive = includes sleigh ride, dinner & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2135

Sun Valley Club | Dinner | Five-course Prix Fixe Menu
$135/adult, $75/children + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2135

The Roundhouse | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Chef Tasting Menu | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$159/adult, $75/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2800

The Ram | Dinner | Regular Dinner Menu
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2225

Gretchen's Restaurant | Special Holiday Menu + Regular Dinner Menu
Reservations accepted | Please call / 208.622.2144

Konditorei Bakery & Café Open with extended hours | December 15 – 21 / 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Holiday Dinner Service
December 22 – 31 / 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Dinner through the holidays. Regular à la carte menu featuring local favorites and two holiday specials:
Turkey schnitzel, cranberry mostarda, whipped Idaho potatoes, and winter root vegetable medley
Fresh Idaho trout, sautéed spätzle, haricot verts almondine, warm caper-lemon vinaigrette

Holiday Specialties and Desserts – yum!
Place your order directly with the Konditorei at: KonditoreiBakery@sunvalley.com / 208.622.2235

Yule Logs (Bûche de Noël) | Available / Dec. 1 – 31, 2018 | 72-hour notice required | Payment due time of purchase
Chocolate cake and chocolate mousse, finished with a chocolate buttercream in the shape of a log decorated with edible mushrooms, holy leaves, candy rocks and oreo crumbs... Delicious.
$85/whole | $50/half

Holiday Pies (10") | Nov. 23, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018 | 72-hour notice required
Apple/$40 | Pecan/$40/each | Pumpkin/$36

Holiday Cookie Tins | Available / Dec. 1 – 31, 2018 | 72-hour notice required
Cookie tins of 16-18 assorted holiday cookies – snowball, sugar, almond macaroons, thumbprints, chocolate chip, and gingerbread men. Nicely served in a silver in with the Konditorei logo.
$20/each

Gingerbread House Kit | Available / Dec. 1 – 25, 2018
Decorate your own! $35/each

Holiday Cookies | Available / Dec. 1 – 25, 2018
Decorate your own! $12/each

Wed, Dec. 26

Sun Valley Serenade | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm | FREE
Catch a screening of Sun Valley Serenade (1941) in the iconic Opera House. Sonja Henie, John Payne and Milton Berle star in this madcap musical adventure on and off the mountain. Music by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, featuring such classic hits "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "In the Mood" and "It Happened in Sun Valley."

Fri, Dec. 28

Warren Miller’s "Face of Winter" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:00 pm
$5.50/admission

80's on Ice | Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Like, it's totally tubular. The 80's on Ice will have the best music from that era – from Winger to Wham! Dress up in your acid washed jeans (make sure to peg them!), neon jackets, and anything with shoulder pads. Feather your hair or get yourself a mullet. It's time to rock.

Sat, Dec. 29

Clicquot in the Snow Party | River Run Day Lodge | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wintery celebration of Veuve Clicquot, live music, photo booth fun and #clicquotinthesnow treats!

Cosmic Bowling | Sun Valley Bowling Alley | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Throw some strikes under the lights and music! Fun for the whole family.

Sun, Dec. 30

Clicquot in the Snow Party | Warm Springs Day Lodge | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wintery celebration of Clicquot, live music, photo booth fun and #clicquotinthesnow treats!

Cosmic Bowling | Sun Valley Bowling Alley | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Throw some strikes under the lights and music! Fun for the whole family.

Mon, Dec. 31

Family Bowling | Sun Valley Bowling Alley | Family Fun!

11:00 am – 11:00 pm (bowling available) | Food available until 11:00 pm | Bar & video games available until 12:30 am

Family Night-skiing, Party & Fireworks on Dollar Mountain | 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$40/adults, $30/kids, 12 & under
Hit the slopes to and enjoy some night turns, music under the stars and fireworks. Admission includes skiing and riding on Quarter Dollar, face painting, New Year's Eve party hat decorating, photo booth, bouncy twister and so much more! Ring in the new year with family fun and festivities.

New Year's Eve at the Duchin Lounge | 7:00 pm – 12:30 am
Live music & dancing

Clicquot Bar | Sun Valley Lodge Lobby | 9:00 pm – 12:30 am
Wintery celebration of Veuve Clicquot to celebrate the new year! #clicquotinthesnow

2018 New Year's Eve Bubbly Bash: Benefit for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts
River Run Lodge | 9:00 pm
$150/per person | www.sunvalleycenter.org | 208.726.9491

College Bowl Games | Sun Valley Bowling Alley and Village Station
New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner | Four-course Prix Fixe Menu
$179 + tax/adult, $99 + tax/children, 12 & under | No charge for infants 2 years old and younger
All-inclusive = includes sleigh ride, dinner & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2135

The Roundhouse | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Chef Tasting Menu | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$159/adult | $75/children (12 & under) + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2135

The Ram | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Menu
$129/adults | $45/children (12 & under) + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2225

Other Holiday Activities & Events

Daytime Sleigh Rides | Dec. 16 – 31, 2018 | 11 am / 11:30 am / Noon / 12:30 pm / 1 pm / 1:30 pm / 2 pm
Adults/$30 | Children (12 & under)/$15
No reservations | Tickets may be purchased at Sun Valley Nordic Center
Enjoy the serenity and sunny skies as you take a magical sleigh ride throughout the Sun Valley trails. The one-hour sleigh ride passes by historic sites, such as the Hemingway Memorial and Trail Creek Cabin. All sleigh rides start and end at the Sun Valley Nordic Center.

 

 

 

 

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