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Jackson Hole’s Holiday Events Guide

Find out about the top winter holiday events in Jackson Hole.

Winter is here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Will you be celebrating the holidays with us this year? If you'll be in Jackson Hole during Christmas time, then don't miss these family-friendly seasonal activities!

Town Square Tree Lighting & Santa on Square

Jackson Hole's historic Town Square will light up for the holidays on Friday, November 23rd. Join the entire community at Town Square from 5 - 7 p.m. and watch as thousands of sparkling lights come to life for the season. There will be performances from choral and dance groups as well as cookies, hot chocolate, and other treats. Santa will be visiting Town Square regularly throughout December. Bring the little ones in the evenings from 5 - 7 p.m. beginning Saturday, December 15th through Monday, December 24th for a chance to meet Santa.

Holiday Fun at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Santa will "drop in" Jackson Hole-style at the base of the Aerial Tram on Monday, December, 24th at 4:30 p.m. Close out a day on the slopes with this fun event! On December 25th, little ones can ski with Santa from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. near Teewinot and Bridger Gondola. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will offer other family activities throughout the week, including holiday cookie decorating, ice skating, and more. View the full event calendar for more details.

 ski with Santa at JH Mountain Resort

Sleigh Rides

Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the magnificent National Elk Refuge. An expert guide will share information about the elk herd for an amazing up-close learning experience with unforgettable views. You may also hop on a cozy evening dinner sleigh ride. First, enjoy the winter landscape and wildlife from the comfort of a sleigh, and then sit down to a savory meal!

Holiday Art & Shopping Events

The Holiday Art Bazaar will take place on Saturday, December 8th at The Lodge at Jackson Hole Conference Center. Admission is free and you can browse holiday-themed artwork and handmade items to find the perfect gifts for loved ones.

Holiday Art Bazaar 2018 in Jackson Hole

12 Days of Christmas at The Wort Hotel

Don't miss a visit to The Wort Hotel in downtown Jackson. The hotel will be decked out for the holidays with gorgeous lights and hosting its annual 12 Days of Christmas from December 7th through the 31st. From Gingerbread house decorating, to brunch with Santa, there will be fun activities for the entire family. Visit The Wort Hotel's website for more information.

Holiday Celebrations at Grand Targhee Resort

On December 22, 2018, Grand Targhee Resort will kick off two festive weeks of fun including sleigh ride dinners, snowshoe tours, movie nights, and more. The Branding Iron Grill at Grand Targhee will also be hosting a Christmas Dinner from 5 - 9 p.m. on December 25th.  

New Year's Eve in Jackson Hole

New Year's Eve Torchlight Parades & Fireworks

There are so many fun options to ring in the New Year in Jackson Hole. Check out our New Year's Eve guide for more information on all the torchlight parades, fireworks, and festivities!

Happy Holidays from the entire team at Jackson Hole Central Reservations.

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