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Christmas in Sun Valley


Sat, Dec 1, 2018 (All day) to Mon, Dec 31, 2018 (All day)

Flocked in a frosty coat of white and adorned with shimmering lights, wreaths, and a passionate reverence for time honored tradition and family gathering, few places are as magical during Christmas as Sun Valley.
As the streets lined with lights welcome visitors to town and the village teems with festive activities and traditions, the spirit of Christmas is infectious to all who enter.  So come to Sun Valley and rekindle your love for the most wonderful time of the year while bonding with your loved ones and enjoying the skiing and iceskating, caroling and worshipping, dining and shopping--even late night bar hopping.  
See what Sun Valley has in store for your family this winter!

Papoose Club Christmas Bazaar
A fundraiser for the Papoose Club--come out and shop the wares of local artists and craftspeople for unique presents for that person who has everything.

Ketchum Christmas Lighting Ceremony 
Join in the start of the Christmas season at Town Square in Ketchum with the ligthing of the Town Square, Santa arriving on his traditional fire truck sleigh, and hot cocoa and cider with cookies for everyone! 

The Nutcracker

Sun Valley Christmas Tree Lighting
With the grounds of Sun Valley Resort dressed in resplendent holiday color and lights, the magic of the Christmas season comes to life with the lighting of their tree.  Santa will be there as well as the Sun Valley Carolers providing world class caroling for all to enjoy. 

A Christmas Carol 
Holiday fun for the whole family! Come join the tradition.

Sun Valley Nutcracker on Ice Show and Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade
The Sun Valley ice shows are a sight to behold any time of the year, but the Nutcracker on Ice is one spectacle that brings a smile and a warm heart to everyone who attends.  This is truly a time honored family tradition that lets us all know the Christmas is here, while free admission celebrates the giving of the holiday season.
Fireworks and a light show of skiers wielding torches down Dollar Mountain is the last thing children for generations have seen before crawling into bed to wait for Santa to arrive in the night.  Free to all!

Gallery Walk
Each year, the Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts seven gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists.

Night-Skiing on Dollar
Come ski & ride under the lights at Dollar Mountain! There will be music, s'mores, food and of course, epic terrain under the stars. 5–9 pm.

Bubbly Bash
Welcome in 2019 with fellow supporters of the arts at the New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash "Winter White-Out*", which promises once again to be the valley’s most festive holiday celebration. The annual sold-out event benefits the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and is co-hosted by Sun Valley Resort and The Center’s Junior Patrons Circle. *Guests encouraged to wear white!


Christmas in Sun Valley