Idaho December 09, 2017
This Month-Long Winter Festival In Idaho Is What Dreams Are Made Of
Idaho is full of picturesque towns that look like something out of a Christmas story book during this time of year. However, the town featured here quite literally turns into a winter wonderland. Sun Valley, Idaho holds a month long celebration of winter and the holidays called the Winter Wonderland Festival. This epic winter festival is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday and make special memories.
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Sun Valley is one of the most breathtaking towns in Idaho during winter time. Winter is the most popular time for Idaho's original ski town and the town holds a variety of events during this time.
For the entire month of December, the town literally transforms into a winter wonderland for their annual Winter Wonderland Festival. This month-long celebration is a dream come true for holiday lovers.
The festival launches this year on December 9th and goes through December 31st. Almost every single day is packed with special holiday activities.
The festival is centered in the Sun Valley Village which is a small, charming shopping center behind the Sun Valley Resort.
During the festival, the village takes on the look of a real-life scene from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Carolers get decked out in old fashioned attire, the entire village is covered in lights, and shopkeepers dress up their store windows. The festival is a totally magical and immersive holiday experience.
There's something for everybody of every age at the festival. The festival begins with a kick-off party in the village featuring live music, seasonal food, cookie decorating, and a scavenger hunt. A professional photographer is on site to take your picture with Santa.
A variety of music performances, film screenings, craft shows, and holiday markets take place throughout the festival. There's always something to do!
On December 16th, a massive tree lighting ceremony takes place in the Village. The celebration looks to be an incredible time with music. free cookies and hot cocoa, and ice carving demo, and an outdoor bar.
There's no denying that Sun Valley goes all out for Christmas. This festival is sure to be an amazing time for all families.
The most exciting part of the festival occurs on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. These are the days you definitely do not want to miss out on.
The Winter Wonderland Ice Show takes place on Christmas Eve. The show features performances by professional solo and group ice skaters. This world class performance is definitely unique to Sun Valley! Following the ice show is a Torchlight Parade down Dollar Mountain and a breathtaking fireworks show to top it all off.
The Winter Wonderland Festival is the place to be during the holidays. It's the perfect place to create magical holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
Check out the video below showcasing the magic of the festival and start planning your trip to Sun Valley! For more information, you can go to their website
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