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.

 

Winter Wonderland | "Magic in the Mountains"

Winter Wonderland "Magic in the Mountains" Window Stroll & Scavenger Hunt | December 9 – 31
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 "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 has been completed, take it to the Sun Valley Recreation office for your prize (may be collected at the concierge desk in the Sun Valley Lodge after hours).

December 8 

Bogner Olympic Party | Brass Ranch Village | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Enjoy Olympic-themed cocktails and light fare while shopping the latest Bogner collection.
A percentage of the proceeds benefit the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and Higher Ground SV

December 9 

Winter Wonderland: Magic in the Mountains / 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!

"Wrap 'N 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!

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

Warren Miller's "Line of Descent" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50/admission

December 10

Mark O'Connor with the O'Connor Band | Sun Valley Opera House | 7:00 pm
Presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts
O'Connor is a renowned bluegrass, jazz, and country violinist and fiddler, composer, and music teacher. Backed by his Grammy Award-winning O'Connor Band, Mark O'Connor puts on an engaging and dynamic show with compelling arrangements and tight vocal harmonies.
Standard Seating | $45 / SVCA members | $55 / non-members
Premium Seating | $70 / SVCA members | $80 / non-members
Students | $22.50 / standard | $35 / premium
Tickets are on sale at Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

"Wrap 'N 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!

December 11

Bowling and Football | Get your game on! | 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Patriots vs. Dolphins
Game starts @ 6:30 pm
$5/per person / includes shoes and lane for one hour

December 14

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.

December 15

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 2017 limited-edition Holiday ornament. Beautiful Sun Valley-themed ceramics, paintings and hand-dyed scarves. Demonstrations and personalization by the artist.

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

Warren Miller's "Line of Descent" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50/admission

December 16

Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village |   Starting @ 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. 

Open-Air Holiday Market | Sun Valley Village/Duck Pond Lawn | 11:00 am – 7:30 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!

Sun Valley Carolers begin their daily performances (through December 26)
Our traditional Carolers will perform throughout the Village and at various Sun Valley restaurants.

Nancy Liston Trunk Show | Sun Valley Signatures & Gifts | 1:00 am – 6:00 pm
A special showing of local artistry by Nancy Liston. Preview new winter designs and the release of the 2017 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 I Have A Dream Foundation - Idaho. Hand-blown collectible glass votives make exceptional gifts and give back to charity. Made in Seattle, WA.

Kids' Cookie Decorating | Boiler Room | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$7/per child

"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!

ELF | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50/admission

December 17

Open-Air Holiday Market | Sun Valley Village/Duck Pond Lawn | 11:00 am – 5:00 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!

Polar Express | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50 / admission

December 19            

Warren Miller's "Line of Descent" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50/admission

December 20

Sun Valley Serenade | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 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."

December 21
Sun Valley's 81st birthday!

High Tea | Lodge Lobby | Seating Times / 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
$55/adults with champagne, $35/adults without champagne; children $20
Prices do not include taxes and gratuity
Reservations required | Please call Concierge / 208.622.2097

December 21

10th Annual Classic Christmas Concert | Sun Valley Opera House | A Sun Valley Tradition!
Featuring Courtney and Ward Loving, John Mauldin, David Janeski, Aly Wepplo, and Joe Fos
Hosted by Melodie Taylor-Mauldin.
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

December 22

Warren Miller's "Line of Descent" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50/admission
                          
The Community Library presents Holiday Storytelling for Kids [Claudia]
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.

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!

December 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.
$45/adults | $20/children | 2 years old & under/FREE
Reservations Required | 208.622.2919 (Sun Valley Club)

High Tea | Lodge Lobby | Seating Times / 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
$55/adults with champagne, $35/adults without champagne; children $20
Prices do not include taxes and gratuity
Reservations required | Please call Concierge / 208.622.2097

Elf for a Day – Kids Gift Making | Boiler Room | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids can make something special and unique for everyone on their list.
$TBD

ELF | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50 / admission

December 24

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.
$45 /adults | $20/children | 2 years old & under/FREE
Reservations Required | 208.622.2919 (Sun Valley Club)

Polar Express | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50 / admission

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day                                                                     
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 solo performances by Erin Reed 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!

December 24

Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner | Four-course Prix Fixe Menu
$169/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
$125/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
$139/adult, $65/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 | A la Carte
Reservations accepted | Please call / 208.622.2144

December 25

Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner | Four-course Prix Fixe Menu
$169/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
$125/adult, $75/children + tax & gratuity
Reservations | Please call / 208.622.2270
                                   
The Roundhouse | Dinner | Six-course Prix Fixe Chef Tasting Menu | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$139/adult, $65/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

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

Yule Logs | Available / Dec. 1 – 31, 2018 | 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/whole | $50/half

Holiday Pies (12") | Nov. 21, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018
Apple, pumpkin, pecan | $30/each | Pies may be picked-up 3-days after order is placed.

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

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

December 27

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

Sun Valley Serenade | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 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."

December 28

Christina Healy Trunk Show | Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Bling on the New Year" with exclusive new jewelry designs and personal styling with internationally-renowned artist/designer, Christina Healy. Featured in Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, now available at the Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop.

December 29

Christina Healy Trunk Show | Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Bling on the New Year" with exclusive new jewelry designs and personal styling with internationally-renowned artist/designer, Christina Healy. Featured in Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, now available at the Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop.

Warren Miller's "Line of Descent" | Sun Valley Opera House | 2:30 pm
$5.50/admission

December 30

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

December 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 on Dollar Mountain | 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$35/adults, $25/kids, 12 & under 
Hit the slopes to and enjoy some night turns and music under the stars.  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. NYE countdown and fireworks off of Dollar Mountain at 9pm sharp!

Ice Skating | Sun Valley Ice Rink | Get some ice time! | 4:00 – 9:00 pm

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

2017 New Year's Eve Bubbly Bash: Benefit for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts
River Run Lodge | 9:00 pm
$100/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
$169/adults, $99/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
$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, 2017 | 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.

Kids' Winter Adventure Play Nights | Limelight Room | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ages 2 – 10 years old | More information and details to be announced!
Wed., Dec. 27 TBD
Thurs., Dec. 28 TBD
Fri., Dec. 29 TBD

For more information check the calendar of events

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