Are you still looking for that special place to spend the holidays, then Sun Valley is the place for you. With tinkling lights all around town, fresh snow on the ground, and the best skiing available in the west.
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.
Village Light Display: December 1 - January 5
Winter Wonderland Stroll: December 13 - January 5. Come enjoy the marvelous Austrian and stag-themed Holiday window displays throughout the Sun Valley Village, and participate in our scavenger hunt.
Sun Valley Carolers: December 20-30. Our traditional Carolers will perform throughout the Village and at various Sun Valley restaurants.
Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village: December 20. Better than ever, this iconic celebration will feature Santa, Sun Valley Carolers, gingerbread/cookie decorating, live holiday music, delicious food offerings, hot cocoa, free "wrap-n-run" gift wrapping at Signatures and more. Festivities begin at 5:30 pm, Tree Lighting at 6 pm. Photo opportunities provided by Elevation Imaging.
High Tea at the Clubhouse: December 21. A traditional English "High Tea" at the Clubhouse, 3-5 pm; $35 adults/$25 children 12 & under. Space is limited, so make your reservations early at (208) 622-2800. Tea sandwiches, scones and petit fours served along with traditional tea service, accompanied by live music. Champagne cocktails available upon request for an additional charge.
7th Annual Classical Christmas Concert: December 21st, in the Opera House. Details and time to be announced.
Brunch with Santa at the Clubhouse: December 23 and 24, 9am-1 pm. A tradition continues in a beautiful new location at the Clubhouse; $35 adults/$21 children. Diners choose from 3 course a la carte brunch menu. Price includes artisan pastries at each table, fresh juices and coffee. Reservations are required, (208) 622-2800.
Wine Tasting at the Ram Bar: December 23, 4-5 pm. The Ram Bar will host a wine tasting event, $20 per person, featuring four great wines from around the world with food pairings. Call for reservations, (208) 622-2225.
Kids' Night Out Day-Care Service: Available December 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30, 6-10 pm; for ages 1-7.
Come and joins us for a fun and creative evening in Sun Valley.
Each night we will do cool projects, read interactive books and enjoy indoor/outdoor play.
Evenings will conclude with an age-appropriate movie. $60/child (per session), includes all activities for that evening (dinner available for $10/child).
For more information, or to make a reservation: (208) 622-2009 or email@example.com.
Extended hours available for an additional charge upon request.
December 26th - Come and win fun prizes on our Paper Gingerbread House contest
December 27th - Color your own winter drawstring bag
December 28th - It's Ice Skating night
December 29th - Let's bake some cookies
December 30th - Join us and you'll make amazing ice sculptures
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Christmas Eve Celebration: Our traditional Holiday Ice Show will be followed by the Dollar Torchlight Parade. Ice show seating available in the bleachers and on the Terrace. Free hot cocoa & cookies.
5:15 pm - Welcome
5:30 pm - Utah Carolers
5:35 pm - Nutcracker Ice Show
6:15 pm - Utah Carolers
6:20 pm - Torchlight Parade & fireworks on Dollar Mountain
Ram Restaurant Dinner: December 24th & 25th. Prix fixe 4 course menu, $68 adults/$34 children, not including tax & gratuity. Limited availability; reservations at (208) 622-2800 or Reserve Online . Join us in the Ram Bar for a pre-dinner or after-dinner holiday cocktail.
Elkhorn Clubhouse Dinner: December 24th, 6-9 pm. Traditional holiday buffet featuring prime rib, roast goose & Yorkshire pudding. $65 adults/$30 for children 12 & under, not including tax & gratuity. Reservations required, (208) 622-2800.
Trail Creek Cabin Sleigh Ride & Dinner: December 24th & 25th. Prix fixe menu, four course dinner, $149/adults, $89/children; price includes sleigh ride, dinner, tax & gratuity. Reservations required, (208) 622-2135.
Roundhouse Dinner: December 24th & 25th ,6-9 pm. Prix fixe menu, four course dinner; $85 adults/$25 children, not including tax & gratuity. Limited availability, call (208) 622-2800.
Konditorei Dinner: December 24th & 25th. Special a la carte Christmas menu. No reservations required.
New Year's Eve
Kids' New Year's Party: 6-9 pm, for ages 1-7; Dance on the ice, play and have fun! $100/child, including all activities (dinner available for $10/child). Reservations required (208) 622-2009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Skate Night at the Outdoor Rink: 6-9 pm. Complimentary hot cocoa, apple cider and cookies. Raffle prizes too! Adults/$12, children/$10, skate rental $5. For information, contact Recreation Office, (208) 622-2135.
Bubbly Bash: New Year's Eve party at River Run, hosted by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. 9 pm, tickets $65 in advance, $75 at the door (if available). Revelers at River Run will enjoy a midnight toast and free champagne from 9 to 10 pm and Hollywood favorite DJ Shark and his unstoppable percussionists will provide the soundtrack for the party everyone will be talking about (must be 21 or older). More info at: sunvalleycenter.org
2014/2015 Winter Performing Arts Series
An evening with Bill Payne: January 30, 2015
For tickets contact the Sun Valley Center for the arts at 208-726-9491 or online at sunvalleycenter.org
Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Broschofsky Gallery, Frederic Boloix Fine Art, Friesen Gallery, Gail Severn Gallery, Gallery DeNovo, Gilman Contemporary, Harvey Art Projects USA, Kneeland Gallery, Wood River Fine Arts and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.