Friday, December 13, 2013

Winter Wonderland kicks off Saturday

Holiday events abound in Sun Valley


By ERIC AVISSAR
Express Staff Writer

Christmas lights cast a glow over Sun Valley Village on Wednesday night. Photo by Roland Lane

    Sun Valley Resort will kick off its second annual Winter Wonderland Festival Saturday, Dec. 14, with treats, visits with Santa and a Classic Christmas Window Stroll in Sun Valley Village.
    The resort will host a free gingerbread house decorating workshop for children from 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the Boiler Room. Kids can have their photos taken with Santa Claus from 1-3 p.m. on the Boiler Room deck. From noon to 5 p.m., a food cart will offer holiday treats, hot cocoa, cookies and brownies. Kids can also take part in a scavenger hunt.
    Jack Sibbach, Sun Valley Resort public relations and marketing director, said most of the events taking place during the festival will be family-oriented.
    “We try to schedule most of our events during the holiday season to be family-friendly,” Sibbach said. “There are always many families staying here during the holiday season, and we look at this festival as an opportunity to show them a great time.”
    On Sunday, Dec. 15, children from the Girls on the Run program will offer free gift wrapping for donations at stores in the village. The festival will continue on Thursday, Dec. 19, with the “Glassybaby Trunk Show” at the lodge gift shop. Carolers will sing at various locations through Dec. 30.
    Dec. 21 and 22 will provide kids with their second opportunity to meet Santa, as “Breakfast with Santa” will take place in the Lodge Dining Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. A Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Sun Valley Inn. The sixth annual Classical Christmas Concert will take place at the Sun Valley Opera House at 7 p.m. Dec. 22.
    Sibbach said he is very excited for the “Nutcracker on Ice” show at the resort’s outdoor rink on Christmas Eve. The resort expects around 4,000 people to show up for the free event, which will include hot cocoa, cider and cookies for guests. The show is followed by the annual Torchlight Parade and fireworks.
    The Winter Wonderland Festival will wind down on Dec. 28 with the Ho-Ho Handrails and Holiday Ho-down event. The ski terrain park competition is set for 3-6:15 p.m. at Dollar Mountain, followed by the dance party from 6:15-8 p.m. Pizza, beer, wine and hot drinks will be available.
    The final event will be a Sunday champagne brunch on Dec. 29.
    Check www.sunvalley.com/holidays for a complete Winter Wonderland schedule.
Eric Avissar: eavissar@mtexpress.com




About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of mtexpress.com and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads



 Local Weather 
Search archives:


Copyright © 2014 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.