Christmas in Sun Valley


Christmas in Sun Valley

Christmas in Sun Valley is the perfect combination of snow, sun and holiday festivities. Early winter snow covers the mountains, but there is also plenty of beautiful western sunshine. The Sun Valley community celebrates Christmas in the mountains with parties, caroling, tree lighting, ski races and other family events. Read More

  • Events occur through December all over Sun Valley
  • Santa Claus, Tree Lightings and holiday music
  • Fun for locals and visitors alike

Overview: Over the Christmas holiday, many families gather in the Idaho mountains for skiing, fine dining and a unique holiday experience. Christmas in Sun Valley provides plenty of family activities and holiday festivities.  The Sun Valley community hosts events such as a tree lighting, accompanied by Santa, carolers and hot chocolate. 

Where: There are various locations through Sun Valley for these great holiday events.

When: Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and running up to Christmas Eve, there are non stop holiday activities.

Cost: Each event varies from free to a small fee.

Details: Traditionally there is a winter concert with around 90 singers and an orchestra. There are also musical plays that honor the Christmas theme.

The free Winterstart Cross Country Ski Race offers 2k, 5k, and 10k and welcomes skiers of all abilities. 

Christmas Eve in Sun Valley is when the real holiday party kicks off with a torchlight parade, carolers, fireworks, Santa and ice skating.

Find more details on Christmas Events in Sun Valley here.

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