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).

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

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.

Kids Adventure Night | Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us in the Limelight Room for Kids Adventure "Hocus Pocus" Night! From 6–9pm (dinner provided) kids ages 2-10 years old can enjoy a night filled with fun activites including a show from Magician Bob Bishop, magician apprentice contest, climbing walls, bouncy house, jousting, obstacle course, games, crafts, movies and much more!
1 night pass: $70, 2 night pass: $125 (dates are 12/28 and 12/29). Tickets are $5 more if purchased at the door. Passes can be purchased at the Guest Information Center (208-622-2135) or Kindercare (208-622-2288).

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

Kids Adventure Night | Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us in the Limelight Room for Kids Adventure "Super Heroes & Royalty in Training" Night! From 6–9pm (dinner provided) kids ages 2-10 years old can enjoy a night filled with fun activites including special appearances from Captain America, Iron Man & Supergirl, Belle, Elsa and Ariel, sing alongs, royal makeovers, a choreographed dance, climbing walls, bouncy house, jousting, obstacle course, games, crafts, movies and much more! 
1 night pass: $70, 2 night pass: $125 (dates are 12/28 and 12/29). Tickets are $5 more if purchased at the door. Passes can be purchased at the Guest Information Center (208-622-2135) or Kindercare (208-622-2288).

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 | 5:00 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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