Celebrate the Holidays in Ketchum & Sun Valley

November 19, 2019
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There's nothing quite like the holiday season here in Ketchum and Sun Valley. Snowy days, twinkling lights, carolers singing, and outdoor recreational opportunities abound as people gather to enjoy Ketchum’s many festive winter and holiday themed events this December. Magical, is a word that often comes to mind. Here’s a look at some of the events not to be missed this month:

City of Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 4, 2019

Be sure to dress up warm for this spectacular event taking place in the Ketchum Town Square. Let Santa know what you’re wishing for this Christmas or grab a photo with him for your holiday cards. Then warm up with a cup of coco and a delicious holiday cookie.

Papoose Club Christmas Bazaar, December 7-8, 2019

This family-friendly Christmas Bazaar offers locally-made gifts of all types, from organic soap and novelty mason jars to freshly baked cookies and soups.

Hailey Holiday Market, December 13-14, 2019

The Hailey Holiday market showcases a diverse group of 22 artisans offering up everything from clothing and decorative items to tasty holiday treats. 

Sun Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 14, 2019

Here in Ketchum and Sun Valley, one tree lighting ceremony is never enough. Head to Sun Valley Village and visit with Santa, watch an ice carving demonstration, enjoy live music, and more!

Wood River Orchestra Holiday Concert, December 15, 2019

Join the Wood River Orchestra for a night of classic holiday music at the Church of the Bigwood. A free family-friendly event!

The Winter Solstice Soiree, December 21, 2019

Find your way to the Ketchum Town Square to celebrate Ketchum’s Dark Sky Reserve with live music by Audio Moonshine, snacks provided by KB’s, cookies and coco provided by the Hailey Coffee Company and more!

Skating in a Winter Wonderland Ice Show & Torchlight Parade, December 24, 2019

Before you snuggle in to bed on Christmas Eve, find your way to Sun Valley for one of the area’s most beloved holiday traditions. On Christmas Eve, the “Skating in a Winter Wonderland’ ice show is one spectacle that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Immediately following the ice show, Dollar Mountain will be aglow with light during the annual Dollar Torchlight Parade.

Gallery Walk, December 27, 2019

Mix and mingle with artists and friends while viewing thought-provoking new art exhibitions.

Family Night Skiing, Party & Fireworks at Dollar Mountain, December 31, 2019

Explore Dollar Mountain at night, under the lights, during this once-a-season night skiing event. This event is family-friendly and features music, fireworks, face painting, a photo booth and more.

The Bubbly Bash, December 31, 2019

One of the most spectacular ways to ring in the new year in Sun Valley, is at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts annual Bubbly Bash! The Bubbly Bash sells out annually, so be sure to purchase your tickets early.

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