Winter Wonderland

Holiday Season in Sun Valley

An enchanted village sparkling with holiday cheer, carolers decked out in Dickens' attire and children all aglow, mesmerized by the magic of the season. Chefs are busily preparing specialty holiday menus, shopkeepers are dressing their windows with all the holiday trimmings and the list of seasonal village festivities is about to leap into the New Year. Find your own favorite ways to celebrate the season here.

 

 

Holiday Season

Village Light Display | December 1 – Early January

Winter Wonderland “Home for the Holidays” Window Stroll & Scavenger Hunt | December 10 – January 2
Scavenger hunt with ornament prizes – be a part of the fun! Scavenger hunt cards can be collected in 10 of the Sun Valley Village locations – participating stores will have number indicated in windows; prizes can be collected at the Recreation Office (or after hours at the Concierge desk in the Lodge).

Winter Wonderland - “Home for the Holidays” Sun Valley Lodge & Village

December 9

Annual Bogner Celebration & Party | Brass Ranch Village | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails and light fare while shopping the latest Bogner skiwear collection. A percentage of the evening's proceeds will benefit the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF).

December 10

Winter Wonderland: Home for the Holidays 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! Photos with Santa by Smiley's Mountain Photo will be available beginning at 1:00 pm! 

“Wrap and Run” | Sun Valley Signatures & Gifts | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free express gift wrapping by Girls on the Run Wood River Valley for gifts purchased anywhere, with
100% of the donations benefitting the local chapter!

Open Air Holiday Market | Sun Valley Village/Duck Pond Lawn | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New this year will be a European-style market, with vendors offering everything from traditional
wreaths to roasted nuts. Stroll the booths, while enjoying some spiced cider and linzer cookies!

Colla Voce | Sun Valley Village | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Listen to the musical talents of Colla Voce

December 11

Open Air Holiday Market | Sun Valley Village/Duck Pond Lawn | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

December 12

Bowling and Football | Get your game on! | 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$5 per person / includes shoes and lane for one hour

December 13

Warren Miller Movie, “Here, There & Everywhere” | Opera House | 7:00 pm

December 14

Special evening in the Duchin: Dancing to the music of Brooks Hartell | 6:30-9:30 pm
(Brooks’ first day back for the season!)

Fondue in the Sun Valley Lodge Terrace & Duchin | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$15/adult, $12/child – relax and warm-up après ski with a delicious pot of fondue…yum
Reservations not required.

December 15

Body Scrub Alchemy in the Spa | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Create your own body scrubs with natural ingredients such as salt, sugar, essential oils and flower
buds. Treat yourself or create luxurious gifts for family and friends. From $15 to $25 per bottle.

Nancy Liston Trunk show | Sun Valley Signatures & Gifts | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A special showing of local artistry by Nancy Liston. Preview new winter designs and the release of the
2016 limited-edition Holiday ornament. Beautiful Sun Valley-themed ceramics, paintings and handdyed
scarves. Demonstrations and personalization by the artist.

The Community Library presents Holiday Storytelling for Kids | Lodge Sunroom | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Drop by to listen to your favorite holiday stories in the Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom at our storytelling
open house; each child will receive a holiday treat bag when they leave. Community Library will be
partnering with us to share these festive stories with the children.

Locker Holder Welcome Party | River Run Plaza Stores | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

December 16

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!

Nancy Liston Trunk Show | Signatures Store | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
A special showing of local artistry by Nancy Liston. Preview new winter designs and the release of the
2016 limited-edition Holiday ornament. Beautiful Sun Valley-themed ceramics, paintings and hand dyed scarves. Demonstrations and personalization by the artist.

Glassybaby Road Show in the Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Shopping event to benefit TBD. Hand-blown collectible glass votives make exceptional gifts and give
back to charity. Made in Seattle, WA.

December 17

Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village | Starting at 5:30 pm
Featuring Santa, Sun Valley Carolers, live holiday music, ice carving demo, free cookies & hot cocoa,
free “Wrap-n-Run” gift wrapping at Signatures benefiting Girls on the Run Wood River Valley (1-6 pm)
and no-host outdoor bar. Festivities begin around 5:30pm with Tree Lighting to follow. Photos with Santa by Smiley's Mountain Photos will be available beginning at 6 pm!

Sun Valley Carolers begin their daily performances (through December 27)
Our traditional Carolers will perform throughout the Village and at various Sun Valley restaurants.

Wine Sale | Ram Room | 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rare finds and value selections from Sun Valley’s wine cellar. Over 500 wines will be available for
purchase. Must have ID and be 21 years old.

“Wrap and Run” | Sun Valley Signatures & Gifts | 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free express gift wrapping by Girls on the Run Wood River Valley for gifts purchased anywhere, with
100% of the donations benefitting the local chapter!

Body Scrub Alchemy in the Spa | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Create your own body scrubs with natural ingredients such as salt, sugar, essential oils and flower
buds. Treat yourself or create luxurious gifts for family and friends. From $15 to $25 per bottle.

Nancy Liston Trunk Show | Signatures Store | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
A special showing of local artistry by Nancy Liston. Preview new winter designs and the release of the
2016 limited-edition Holiday ornament. Beautiful Sun Valley-themed ceramics, paintings and handdyed
scarves. Demonstrations and personalization by the artist.

Glassybaby Road Show in the Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop | 1:00 pmm – 6:00 pm
Shopping event to benefit TBD. Hand-blown collectible glass votives make exceptional gifts and give
back to charity. Made in Seattle, WA.

December 18

High Tea | Lodge Terrace Room | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$50/adults with champagne, $30/adults without champagne; children $20
Reservations recommended | Please call Concierge / (208) 622-2097

December 19

Holiday DancZen | Boiler Room | Dance lessons / 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm | Party / 7:30 pm -10:00 pm
Learn some new dance moves, then put them to the test at the DancZen Party in the Boiler Room!
Dale and Peggy Bates of DancZenSV will be teaching new dance moves to a combination of music of
contemporary pop, swing, blues, and country. Choose your dancing style – partner, line or free dance.
Cover Charge | $10.00

December 20

9th Annual Classic Christmas Concert | Opera House
Doors Open @ 6:30 pm – Concert starts @ 7:00 pm
Hosted by Patty Parsons-Tewson and featuring Carolyn and Ken Cutler, Joe Cannon, Joe Fos and special guests to be announced!

Admission | $25/Regular | Children 2 years old and younger/no charge

Tickets may be purchased at the Sun Valley Recreation Center

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December 21

Sun Valley’s 80th birthday! Born 1936…
Dancing in the Duchin | Duchin Lounge | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Brooks Hartell
Celebrate the good ‘ole days of dancing in the Duchin with friends, fun and frivolity! Wear your dancing
shoes – there are no excuses!

December 22

Martini Tasting | The Ram Lounge | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$45/person, with three different types of martinis paired with small bites.
Reservations required | Please call The Ram / (208) 622-2272

Hokey Pokey Dancing & Cocktails | The Ram Room | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hokey Pokey was invented in the Ram Lounge in 1949! Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to step up to the Hokey Pokey Challenge...because 'that's what it's all about!'

December 23

High Tea | Lodge Terrace Room | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$50/adults with champagne, $30/adults without champagne; children $20
Reservations recommended | Please call Concierge / (208) 622-2097

The Community Library presents Holiday Storytelling for Kids | Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Drop by to listen to your favorite holiday stories in the Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom at our storytelling
open house; each child will receive a holiday treat bag when they leave. Community Library will be
partnering with us to share these festive stories with the children.

Brunch with Santa | Sun Valley Club | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Featuring a special buffet with a wide array of selections and live holiday music.
$40 /adults | $20/children
Reservations recommended
Please call the Sun Valley Club / 208.622.2919 or Sun Valley Recreation Office / (208) 622-2135

December 24

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Christmas Eve Celebration | Ice Show, Dollar Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Gates open @ 3:00pm, Show starts at 5:30 pm
A new ice show production is being introduced this season, highlighting modern renditions of classic holiday music. “Skating in a Winter Wonderland” will feature solo performances by Kim Navarro, Brent Bommentre, 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. 
Free hot cocoa & cookies will be served.
5:30 pm | Carolers begin
5:40 pm | Nutcracker Show begins
6:00 pm | Torchlight Parade
6:05 pm | Fireworks
6:08 pm | Santa Arrives

Brunch with Santa | Sun Valley Club | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Featuring a special buffet with a wide array of selections and live holiday music
$40 /adults | $20/children
Reservations recommended
Please call the Sun Valley Club / (208) 622-2919 or Sun Valley Recreation Office / (208) 622-2135

Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner | Four-course Prix Fixe Menu
$159/adult, $95/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
$125/adult, $75/children + tax & gratuity
Sold out | To be placed on waiting list, please call (208) 622-2270

The Roundhouse | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Chef Tasting Menu | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$125/adult, $45/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call (208) 622-2800

The Ram | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Menu
$115/adult, $45/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call (208) 622-2225

Gretchen’s Restaurant | A la Carte
Reservations accepted | Please call (208) 622-2144

Konditorei Bakery & Café | Three-course prix fixe menu / “Taste of the Alps”
$40/adult + tax & gratuity

December 25

Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner | Four-course Prix Fixe Menu
$159/adult, $95/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
$125/adult, $75/children + tax & gratuity
Sold out | To be placed on waiting list, please call (208) 622-2270

The Roundhouse | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Chef Tasting Menu | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$125/adult, $45/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call (208) 622-2800

The Ram | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Menu
$115/adult, $45/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call (208) 622-2225

Gretchen’s Restaurant | A la Carte
Reservations accepted | Please call (208) 622-2144

Konditorei Bakery & Café | Three-course prix fixe menu / “Taste of the Alps”
$40 + tax & gratuity
Reservations not required / A la carte menu also available


Holiday Specialties and Desserts – yum….

Yule Logs | Konditorei Bakery & Café | Available / Dec. 1 – 31, 2016 | 72-hour advance order required
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/each

Holiday Pies | Konditorei Bakery & Café | Available / Nov. 23, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017
Apple, pumpkin, pecan | $25/each

Holiday Cookie Tins | Konditorei Bakery & Café | Available / Dec. 1, 2016 – 31, 2016
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 | Konditorei Bakery & Café | Available / Dec. 1 – 25, 2016
Decorate your own!
$35/each

Coffee Lovers Gift Package | Konditorei Bakery & Café | Available / Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2016
Wake up to the fresh aroma of fair trade, locally-roasted coffee. The coffee lovers package includes a brewer (French press,
aero press or pour over), fresh-roasted whole bean coffee and Konditorei mug, all nicely gift-wrapped for that special someone.
$75/each


December 29

Christina Healy Trunk Show | Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
“Bling on the New Year” with exclusive new jewelry designs and personal styling with internationallyrenowned
artist/designer, Christina Healy. Featured in Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, now
available at the Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop.

December 30

Christina Healy Trunk Show | Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
“Bling on the New Year” with exclusive new jewelry designs and personal styling with internationallyrenowned
artist/designer, Christina Healy. Featured in Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, now
available at the Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop.

High Tea | Lodge Terrace Room | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$50/adults with champagne, $30/adults without champagne; children $20
Reservations recommended | Please call Concierge (208) 622-2097

Night-skiing on Dollar Mountain | 5:00 - 9:00 pm
$29/adults, $19/kids, 12 & under
Hit the slopes to and enjoy some night turns and music under the stars.


Other Holiday Activities & Events…

Kids’ Game Room in the Village | Monday, Dec. 26 – Friday, Dec. 30, 2017

Kids’ Night Out! | Sun Valley Playschool | Dec. 26 – Dec. 31 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
For children aged: 18 months old – 7 years
Activities include stories, crafts, games, and movies; with a different theme every night.
$89/child includes supervised activities and dinner | Reservations only (208) 622-2009 or playschool@sunvalley.com Mon., Dec. 26 Craft Extravaganza
Tues., Dec. 27 Design “All About Me” Winter Poster
Wed., Dec. 28 Ice Skating
Thurs., Dec. 29 Winter Stories & Hot Cocoa
Fri, Dec. 30 Bowling
Individual Babysitting available | Contact Concierge (208) 622-2097


Holiday Season Aprés Ski Entertainment

Date Entertainer Location Time
November 24 Sun Valley Jazz Trio Inn - Limelight Room 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
November 25 Tyler and the Train Robbers River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
November 26 Old Death Whisper River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 9 SVCA presents Korby Lenker Sun Valley Opera House 7:00 pm
December 9 TBD River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 10 Shakewell River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 11 TBD River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 16 Wyatt Lowe & the Mayhem Kings River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 17 New Transit River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 18 New Transit Warm Springs Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 21 Sun Valley Symphony School of Music & Special Guests
Sun Valley Resort’s 80th Birthday Celebration
River Run Lodge 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
December 23 TBD River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 23 Leana Leach Sun Valley Clubhouse 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
December 24 Leana Leach Sun Valley Clubhouse 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
December 24 Sun Valley Jazz Trio Sun Valley Clubhouse 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
December 25 Sun Valley Jazz Trio Sun Valley Clubhouse 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
December 26 TBD River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 27 TBD River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 28 Jonathan Warren & the Billy Goats River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 28 TBD Warm Springs Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 29 Jonathan Warren & the Billy Goats Warm Springs Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 29 Robbie Walden Band River Run Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 30 Robbie Walden Band Warm Springs Lodge 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
December 30 Bread & Circus River Run Lodge 12:0 pm – 2:00 pm
December 30 The Dusty 45’s Band River Run Lodge 12:0 pm – 2:00 pm

December 31 | New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve at the Duchin Lounge
Live music & dancing with Brooks Hartell | 7:30 pm-12:30 am

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

Ice Skating | Sun Valley Ice Rink | Get some ice time! | DJ / 5:00 – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash hosted by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts | River Run Lodge | 9:00 pm
Tickets on sale / Nov. 1 @ 10:00 am / www.sunvalleycenter.org

SOLD OUT

College Bowl Games | Sun Valley Bowling Alley and Bald Mountain Pizza
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Night Out! | 6:00 pm – 12:30 am | Sun Valley Playschool
Kids can ring-in the new year with dancing, playing and having fun! Yeah!
$159 per child/dinner included

Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner | Four-course Prix Fixe Menu
$159/adults, $95/children, 12 & under | 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
$150/adult, $75/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call (208) 622-2135

The Ram | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Menu with Champagne & Caviar
$130/adults, $45/children, 12 & under + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call (208) 622-2225

Konditorei Bakery & Café | Three-course prix fixe menu / “Taste of the Alps”
$40/adult + tax & gratuity
Reservations not required / A la carte available

For more information check the calendar of events

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Giddy Up, Let’s Go! It’s Sleigh Ride Season


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Just hear those sleigh bells jingling
Ring-ting-tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling, "Yoo hoo"
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you It’s the stuff of winter legends; the fodder for perennially popular classic songs like “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.  You bundle up, hop aboard an old-fashioned wooden sleigh, drawing slightly scratchy, warm blankets over your lap. As the horses exhale, their breath condenses in the crisp winter air. With a giddy-up...