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Winter Wonderland Festival

Fri, Nov 23, 2012 (All day) to Fri, Jan 4, 2013 (All day)

Winter Wonderland Festival: Celebrating The Holidays From Around The World

Holiday Window Stroll

Daily, November 23 – January 4

Sun Valley Village Shop Windows

A free and interactive self-guided stroll through the Village. The theme, “Celebrating the Language of the Holidays”, honors the cultural diversity of holidays and festive celebrations around the globe. Participants will receive “passports” to be stamped inside at every window location, each bearing a holiday greeting in a different language. A special seasonal confection will be given out at the end of the stroll.

Village Light Display

Daily, December 1 – January 4

Sun Valley Village

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with an evening stroll through the Village illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights.

Sun Valley Carolers

Nightly, December 15 – December 30

For 37 years the Sun Valley Carolers have strolled throughout the Sun Valley Village enchanting guests with magical sounds of the season. Look for the Carolers decked out in their beautiful Dickens’ costumes as they sing around the Village and resort restaurants.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturdays & Sundays, December 8 – December 23

Lodge Dining Room

Sure to become a Sun Valley tradition, enjoy a delectable breakfast buffet with Santa as special guest. The perfect opportunity for the seasonal photo with Santa. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children, ages 12 and under. Children ages 3 and under, are free. Reservations: 208-622-2800.

Tree Lighting Celebration

Saturday, December 15

Sun Valley Inn

A free gathering in front of the Inn with complimentary refreshments, Sun Valley Carolers directed by Derek Furch, tree lighting and Santa arrives in his sleigh. Photos with Santa and ice carving demonstrations.

Gingerbread Village

Daily, December 1 – January 4

Boiler Room, Sun Valley Village

A 20 x 30 ft. gingerbread re-creation of the Sun Valley Village, Bald Mountain and the Snowball Express train will be displayed here through January 4. A fantasy winter wonderland replica of Sun Valley during its glamorous debut as America’s first destination resort.

Gingerbread Decorating Fun

Saturday, December 22 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Boiler Room, Sun Valley Village

Children will delight in the delicious task of building their own gingerbread houses while surrounded by the enchanting Gingerbread Village. All creations may be taken home. Refreshments will be available. Cost is $30.

5th Annual Classical Christmas Concert

Friday, December 21 | 7:30 PM (Doors open 7:00 PM)

Sun Valley Opera House

Sun Valley presents the 5th Annual Classical Christmas concert. This year’s concert welcomes a special guest artist who will join Sun Valley tenor John Mauldin, Leslie Mauldin, a soprano, and pianist and baritone Jed Moss. Also returning will be the Hatvani Chamber Ensemble, and, of course the Sun Valley Carolers.

Christmas Eve Celebration

Nutcracker On Ice 

Monday, December 24 | 5:00 PM | Gather at the Outdoor Ice Rink

Enjoy a free performance of the classic Christmas tale of the “Nutcracker on Ice,” free hot chocolate, cookies, Fireworks and Dollar Mountain torchlight parade, arrival of Santa and free ice skating after the show.


Sun Valley Winterfest


Sun Valley , ID