Various Locations
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Holidays in Sun Valley @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Imagine yourself enjoying a savory cup of hot cocoa under the stars after an evening of night skiing on Sun Valley’s Dollar Mountain, or strolling the snow-covered streets of Ketchum and Sun Valley, underneath the twinkle of holiday lights, as the sound of carolers filters through the air. The holidays in Sun Valley are magical, and these are just a few of the festive moments that await this holiday season. Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled your 2019 guide of must-see events and happenings from Christmas festivities to rock-the-house New Year’s shenanigans! Hailey Holiday Tree Lighting – December TBD Join with family, friends and neighbors to flip the switch and start the holiday season. Gather at the Old County Courthouse at the corner of Croy and 1st Street in Hailey on Saturday, December TBD from 4:30pm to 6:30pm to see the Hailey holiday tree aglow for the first time this winter. Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony – December 4 Pull on your winter boots and down coat for the Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square. Santa will be on hand for pictures and to spread the holiday cheer, and hot chocolate, cookies, and candy canes will be served. The ...
Limelight Lounge
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
Festival of Trees @ Limelight Lounge | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Preview Evening Friday Dec. 6th | 5-7 PM | Free Admission | Limelight Hotel Join us at the Limelight Hotel in downtown Ketchum, for an evening of viewing the trees set for auction on Saturday night’s “Night of Lights”. All are welcome and the admission is free! Children’s Fun Day Saturday Dec. 7th | 10 AM – 2 PM | Limelight Hotel Bring the whole family to enjoy the trees and family friendly activities. Admission is free and open to the public. Night of Lights Saturday Dec. 7th | 6 – 8 PM | Limelight Hotel THE AUCTIONING OF THE TREES Tickets are now available to attend the Night of Lights, the auctioning of the trees. Your attendance supports the Senior Connection and the seniors they serve. Come and bid on the perfect fully decorated tree to take home this holiday season. Purchase Tickets Online Here Want to purchase your tickets over the phone? Call Jovita, with the Senior Connection at (208)959-1868. 
River Run Lodge
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Après Ski Live Music @ River Run Lodge
2:30 pm
Join us at River Run Day Lodge and/or Warm Springs Lodge for Après Music this season! Friday, November 29 –  Batdorf & the Brother Wolf (at River Run Lodge) Saturday, November 30 – The Pan Handles (at River Run Lodge)
Hailey Public Library
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Hailey Library offers Friday Flicks in December Friday, December 6; 4:00 p.m. To celebrate the holidays, the Hailey Public Library will host Friday Flicks throughout December. All movies are family friendly and start at 4:00 p.m. December 6 will feature The Muppet Christmas Carol. Free popcorn will be available; seating is limited. Details at www.haileypubliclibrary.org.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Homegrown Film Festival @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center are back with the 3rd Homegrown Film Festival. Two nights of different films, food, fun, brews, mega raffle, revelry and all your friends and mountain family. All proceeds benefit the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7 $15 Blaine County Students/ $20 Adults Food Truck Fun starts at 5 PM Theater Doors open 6PM Films start 7PM sharp Tickets on sale online ONLY at The Argyros  https://theargyros.org For further information contact: avycenterfriends@gmail.com (208) 720-324
Limelight Lounge
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Limelight Lounge - Live Music Series @ Limelight Lounge | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Throughout the summer and winter months, The Lounge is the place to be in Ketchum for live local music. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a day on the mountain. Order a beer and a few apps (or go all out with dinner from our menu), and enjoy some of the best local talent in an intimate setting. Live music is held every Friday through Sunday night during peak seasons. See our live music lineup. November 22- Black Willows November 23- Doublewide November 29- Aaron Golay November 30- Michaela French Sunday, December 1- Kevin Ware Friday, December 6- Michaela French Saturday, December 7- Dewey, Pickett and Howe Sunday, December 8- Travis McDaniel Friday, December 13- Porchlight Saturday, December 14- Hart Gibson-The Ridgeline Ramblers Sunday, December 15- Kevin Ware Thursday, December 19- Travis McDaniel Friday, December 20- Black Lillys Saturday, December 21- Andrew Sheppard Sunday, December 22- Travis McDaniel Monday, December 23- Michaela French Thursday, December 26- Kevin Ware Friday, December 27- Carl Massaro Saturday, December 28- Aaron Golay Sunday, December 29- Kevin Ware Monday, December 30- Mia Edsall Tuesday, December 31 (NYE!)- The New York Connection
Wood River Performing Arts Center
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
Holiday Sounds @ Wood River Performing Arts Center | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
 
Hemingway School
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day
12:00 am
The Papoose Club annual Holiday Bazaar is typically held on the first full weekend of December at the Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum. The Holiday Bazaar is a juried arts show that features wonderful hand-made gifts from more than 50 artists from across the Intermountain West. ​Wood River Valley’s top market for buying gifts for friends and family: sweets, ceramics, handblown glass, clothing, jewelry, handbags, birdhouses, decorative objects, textiles, and more. The Papoose Club volunteers offer delicious hot soup in the Soup Café and sell home baked holiday cookies by the dozen. The Holiday Bazaar Raffle has become famous for its unique a la carte offering of wide array of raffle items and local business services. Santa Claus also comes to the Holiday Bazaar to visit with children on Sunday.  Vendors: Check back in September for the 2019 application. Contact bazaar@papooseclub.org with questions.
Dec 7 all-day
Ski Free Days
12:00 am
Ski Free Day on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Two days each winter, the BCRD offers Nordic and snowshoe trails free to the community. Free Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails throughout the valley! Nordic Demo Day will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Galena Lodge. Experts from the Elephant’s Perch and Backwoods Mountain Sports and other Nordic product representatives will be on site with ski demos available to try out from 10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Call Galena Lodge at (208) 726-4010 or visit www.galenalodge.com for more information. Ski Free Day on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Two days each winter, the BCRD offers Nordic and snowshoe trails free to the community. Free Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails throughout the valley!
Wood River High School Gymnasium
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – Dec 8 @ 12:00 am
Christmas Classic In Sun Valley Gymnastics Competition @ Wood River High School Gymnasium | Hailey | Idaho | United States
8:00 am
Spirit ‘n Motion Athletic School (SMAS) is set to host the third annual “Christmas Classic In Sun Valley” regional gymnastics meet. This two-day event will take place on December 7thth and 8thth at the Wood River High School gymnasium in Hailey. Over 300 athletes from all over Idaho and Utah are registered to compete. Everyone from the community is invited to attend. Spirit ‘n Motion is home to several of the top ranked gymnasts in the state and region (Region 2), and all are very excited to compete locally. “We are beyond thrilled to bring this event and all the athletes and their families to our community,” said Amanda Wilson, Head Coach at SMAS. “Our high school is a beautiful venue and people love coming to this gymnastics meet. Come support our local gymnasts, and see some amazing athleticism from all these young women.”
Sun Valley Community School
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Exploration Day @ Sun Valley Community School | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
10:00 am
On Saturday, December 7, Sun Valley Community School will host “Exploration Day,” a free opportunity for children ages 3-5 to join Sun Valley Community School on its Trail Creek Campus to explore, engage, and create! Sun Valley Community School faculty members will host three sessions in the Elementary School from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Sessions will feature engagement with sensory exploration, music and movement, shadow play, and more. It will be a great opportunity for parents to join their child in a morning of wonder and discovery! A parent must accompany their child to this event. Register in advance at communityschool.org/news/events to save your place for this free offering! Contact admissions@communityschool.org or call 208.622.3960, ext. 117 with any questions.
Blaine County Historical Museum
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmastime at the Museum @ Blaine County Historical Museum
11:00 am
 
Warren Miller's "Timeless" @ Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
2:00 pm
It’s time to get your winter stoke on with Warren Miller’s “Timeless”. Featuring ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers Caite Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf, and Baker Boyd. Road-trip with rippers from Arlberg to the Matterhorn, be immersed in the hometown hill of Eldora and discover a different side of Jackson Hole, plus much more.
River Run Lodge
Dec 7 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Après Ski Live Music @ River Run Lodge
2:30 pm
Join us at River Run Day Lodge and/or Warm Springs Lodge for Après Music this season! Friday, November 29 –  Batdorf & the Brother Wolf (at River Run Lodge) Saturday, November 30 – The Pan Handles (at River Run Lodge)
The Community Library
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
James Joyce’s “Ulysses” @ The Community Library
4:00 pm
In celebration of Dale Chihuly’s and Seaver Leslie’s “Ulysses Cylinders” on display in The Community Library foyer (through January 10, 2020), please join us for an afternoon with modernist scholar Enda Duffy. Dr. Duffy will be discussing James Joyce, the novel Ulysses, and its intimate connection to the glass cylinders on display. Enda Duffy is a Professor in the English Department at UC Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he won a Whiting Fellowship, and taught at Reed College and Wesleyan University before coming to UC Santa Barbara. His central interests include modernism and postmodernism, Irish literature, cultural studies and critical theory, and James Joyce. He is the author of The Subaltern Ulysses, and of The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism. The Speed Handbook was co-winner of the Modernist Studies Assocaition Book Award as the best book in modernist studies, 2010. Prof. Duffy is co-editor of Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism, of an edition of Ulysses and of Katherine Mansfield’s short stories, and of numerous articles on Joyce, Irish modernism, and on post-colonial and modernist literature and culture. He is the founding director of COMMA, the Center on Modern Literature and Culture in the English Dept. ...
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Homegrown Film Festival @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center are back with the 3rd Homegrown Film Festival. Two nights of different films, food, fun, brews, mega raffle, revelry and all your friends and mountain family. All proceeds benefit the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7 $15 Blaine County Students/ $20 Adults Food Truck Fun starts at 5 PM Theater Doors open 6PM Films start 7PM sharp Tickets on sale online ONLY at The Argyros  https://theargyros.org For further information contact: avycenterfriends@gmail.com (208) 720-324
Limelight Lounge
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Limelight Lounge - Live Music Series @ Limelight Lounge | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Throughout the summer and winter months, The Lounge is the place to be in Ketchum for live local music. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a day on the mountain. Order a beer and a few apps (or go all out with dinner from our menu), and enjoy some of the best local talent in an intimate setting. Live music is held every Friday through Sunday night during peak seasons. See our live music lineup. November 22- Black Willows November 23- Doublewide November 29- Aaron Golay November 30- Michaela French Sunday, December 1- Kevin Ware Friday, December 6- Michaela French Saturday, December 7- Dewey, Pickett and Howe Sunday, December 8- Travis McDaniel Friday, December 13- Porchlight Saturday, December 14- Hart Gibson-The Ridgeline Ramblers Sunday, December 15- Kevin Ware Thursday, December 19- Travis McDaniel Friday, December 20- Black Lillys Saturday, December 21- Andrew Sheppard Sunday, December 22- Travis McDaniel Monday, December 23- Michaela French Thursday, December 26- Kevin Ware Friday, December 27- Carl Massaro Saturday, December 28- Aaron Golay Sunday, December 29- Kevin Ware Monday, December 30- Mia Edsall Tuesday, December 31 (NYE!)- The New York Connection
Liberty Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening with Demi Moore @ Liberty Theatre | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
Company of Fools (COF) is thrilled to announce that actor, producer, director, activist, and writer Demi Moore will join COF founder Denise Simone on the John C. Glenn stage at the Liberty Theatre for an intimate evening of conversation, memories and discussion about Moore’s New York Times No. 1 best-seller Inside Out: A Memoir. This special, one-night-only event will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 7 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the John C Glenn Legacy Fund. The John C. Glenn Legacy Fund was established in memory of John Glenn, COF’s Artistic Director and one of the company’s founding members. In 2017, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis gifted the Liberty Theatre to the Sun Valley Center for the Arts as the permanent home of COF. The mission of the John C. Glenn Legacy Fund is to honor John’s memory and raise funds for the long-term preservation and refurbishment of the historic Liberty Theatre. Demi’s friendship with John was based on their mutual love of style, color and the power of theatre. The two worked together on several productions at The Liberty, including the company’s 2001 production of Side Man, for which Demi found the perfect powder-blue tuxedos for a particular ...
Blaine County Historical Museum
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmastime at the Museum @ Blaine County Historical Museum
11:00 am
 
Limelight Lounge
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Limelight Lounge - Live Music Series @ Limelight Lounge | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Throughout the summer and winter months, The Lounge is the place to be in Ketchum for live local music. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a day on the mountain. Order a beer and a few apps (or go all out with dinner from our menu), and enjoy some of the best local talent in an intimate setting. Live music is held every Friday through Sunday night during peak seasons. See our live music lineup. November 22- Black Willows November 23- Doublewide November 29- Aaron Golay November 30- Michaela French Sunday, December 1- Kevin Ware Friday, December 6- Michaela French Saturday, December 7- Dewey, Pickett and Howe Sunday, December 8- Travis McDaniel Friday, December 13- Porchlight Saturday, December 14- Hart Gibson-The Ridgeline Ramblers Sunday, December 15- Kevin Ware Thursday, December 19- Travis McDaniel Friday, December 20- Black Lillys Saturday, December 21- Andrew Sheppard Sunday, December 22- Travis McDaniel Monday, December 23- Michaela French Thursday, December 26- Kevin Ware Friday, December 27- Carl Massaro Saturday, December 28- Aaron Golay Sunday, December 29- Kevin Ware Monday, December 30- Mia Edsall Tuesday, December 31 (NYE!)- The New York Connection
WR High School Performing Arts Theater
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm
The Nutcracker by Eugene Ballet @ WR High School Performing Arts Theater | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:30 pm
The Nutcracker: Eugene Ballet Company and CSI Make Dreams Come True The College of Southern Idaho Blaine County Center (CSI) is thrilled to announce the return of The Nutcracker performed by the Eugene Ballet Company on Sunday, December 8 in Hailey at 6:30 p.m. at the Wood River High School Performing Arts Theatre located in the Community Campus. Eugene Ballet Company (EBC) Artistic Director, Toni Pimble has created a holiday ballet extravaganza where young, local dancers can see their dreams come true by performing on stage with professional dancers. These aspiring young dancers join the Company, while the Sugar Plum Fairy transports all to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets. You’ll cheer and boo at the battle with the not-so-scary Mouse King and his Pirate Hench Mice, as Clara and The Nutcracker win the day. EBC tours The Nutcracker throughout the west during the holiday season. Starring in the performance is new EBC Soloist Dancer Sarah Kosterman as the Sugar Plum Fairy. The roles of Clara will be danced by Vivien Farrell, and Hans by Koki Yamaguchi. Over 65 students from our local ballet school, Footlight Dance Centre auditioned in September for roles in the performance from ...
Liberty Theatre
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Miss Bennett: Christmas At Pemberley @ Liberty Theatre
7:30 pm
The Family We Make: The ever-dependable Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family visits for Christmas, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match — and possibly even love? Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. This charmingly imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike — just the kind of experience multiple generations can enjoy together! Winner of Chicago’s 2017 Jeff Award for Best New Play. $35 member / $40 nonmember / $35 senior (62 and over) / $15 student (with student ID) *Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees. NEW ADDITION!  Mon, Dec 9, 7:30pm    “SENSORY FRIENDLY” INVITED DRESS REHEARSAL Wed, Dec 11, 7:30pm    FIRST WEDNESDAY / PAY WHAT YOU FEEL PREVIEW Thu, Dec 12, 7:30pm    FIRST THURSDAY / THROWBACK THURSDAY PREVIEW ($24 tickets) Fri, Dec 13, 6:45pm    FIRST FRIDAY / OPENING NIGHT Sat, Dec 14, 7:30pm    FIRST SATURDAY / EDUCATOR NIGHT & DATE NIGHT Wed, Dec 18, 7:30pm Thu, Dec 19, 7:30pm Fri, Dec 20, 7:30pm ...
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm
HOME: The Wood River Land Trust's 25th Anniversary Celebration @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
What makes this place our home? For us, it’s the seemingly endless open spaces, the sights of wildlife around every corner, and the privilege of connecting with the outdoors just a stone’s throw from our homes. Join the Wood River Land Trust on December 10th at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in downtown Ketchum for the Wood River Land Trust’s 25th-anniversary party. See why we call this place ‘Home.’
The Community Library
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“Alta California” a Conversation with Nick Neely @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
In his new book, “Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, a Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State,” Hailey author Nick Neely chronicles his 650-mile trek on foot from San Diego to San Francisco, following the route of the first overland Spanish expedition into what was soon called Alta California. Led by Gaspar de Portolá in 1769, the expedition sketched a route that would become, in part, the famous El Camino Real. It laid the foundation for the Golden State we know today, a place that remains as mythical and captivating as any in the world. Neely grew up in California but realized how little he knew about its history. So he set off to learn it bodily, with just a backpack, trekking through stretches of California both lonely and urban. For twelve weeks, following the journal of expedition missionary Father Juan Crespí, Neely kept pace with the ghosts of the Portolá expedition―nearly 250 years later. Weaving natural and human history, Alta California relives his adventure, tells the story of Native cultures and the Spanish missions that soon devastated them, and explores the evolution of California and its landscape. The result is a collage of past and ...
The Mint
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ping Pong Tuesdays! @ The Mint
7:00 pm
Bring a friend, eat some dinner, and grab a drink. The action gets hot and tables are always going!
Sawtooth Brewery Public House
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
Trivia at Sawtooth Brewery @ Sawtooth Brewery Public House | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:30 pm
Game Night Live Team Trivia Not a super trivia know it all?  No problem. Our games are free to play and are for everyone who likes to play games and win stuff.  Each night we play 2 games consisting of 3 rounds each. Each round is based off of a popular game show.  No basic question and answers here either…we have word jumbles, picture rounds, and point wagering.  So come on out and play the most popular trivia game in town! All ages welcome, 2 games per night start at 7:30pm each week and are about 1 hour each.  Play one or both games! Bar Tabs to the winners! Trivia twice a week! Tuesdays at the Ketchum Public House Wednesdays at the Hailey Tap Room
The Community Library
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
“Pride and Prejudice” Discussion Group - Part I @ The Community Library | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
4:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a two-part book group on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. On Dec. 11th we’ll discuss the novel, its major themes, and often overlooked character of Mary Bennett, who is the center of the Company of Fools’ production of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, opening at The Liberty on December 11. Both group sessions are free and open to all.