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5 Things to Do in Jackson Hole Over the Holidays

Around here, we’re the type who starts listening to Christmas music the moment the last Halloween decoration is packed. Which means we’re the type to start making holiday plans well before that. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the holiday highlights here in town. If you’re in Jackson Hole for the holidays, or you want to pretend you’re there by studiously following along the calendar, read on to see what you can look forward to. Click on the names of the events for tickets and more info.

Holiday Bazaar, December 2

[caption id="attachment_2671" align="alignright" width="480"] This is definitely not Jackson, but it's literally screaming "Christmas!"[/caption] Do you like art? Do you like buying stuff? Do you like basking in a festive holiday spirit? If you said yes to any of those questions, this event is for you. Artists from the area will show off their work in ceramics, fiber and knitted wares, painting, glass, mixed media, and more. 

Dancers’ Workshop’s Winter Production “The Wizard of Oz”, December 8-10

A special gift of shoes. Red and green hues all around. Lots of little people. A supposedly magical who maybe doesn’t exist the way people believe. Maybe we’re stretching now, but there’s nothing more Christmas-themed than the classic story The Wizard of Oz, Dancers’ Workshop 2023 production. For three nights, visitors can travel to the Emerald City with Dorothy and her friends. The performance features local student dancers age 8-18, showcasing what they learned this last semester. 

Merry and Bright On Ice, December 9

The Skating Club of Jackson Hole, along with Olympic silver medalist Karen Chen, presents an annual ice-skating spectacular. Honestly, nothing we could write can convey the pure Christmas energy that the Skating Club already conjures in this description paragraph, so here it is: “This show is more magical than Santa's sleigh and will whisk you away on a journey filled with merry and bright holiday tunes. Get a load of the jaw-dropping costumes and the cheerful holiday spirit that will warm even the frostiest of hearts! … This is the ultimate family holiday show that only happens one weekend a year, so grab hot cocoa from our concession stand, put on your cozy socks, and let's make some unforgettable memories, because tickets fly faster than Rudolph on Christmas Eve!” Some bold claims are made there (More magical than Santa’s sleigh? We’ll believe it when we see it), but you’ll have to find out yourself if they’re true.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, December 20

[caption id="attachment_2672" align="alignright" width="480"] A Christmas festival near the Rathaus, Friedrich Schmidt Platz.Vienna, Austria, Western Europe. In other words, also not Jackson.[/caption] A talented cast of Broadway performers brings the holiday magic to Jackson Hole in a family-friendly concert. Hear classics like Winter Wonderland, O Holy Night, Blue Christmas, Silver Bells and more. Its website says it is “guaranteed to lift your spirits and warm your heart this season,” so if your heart doesn’t grow three times this season, you can probably get your money back. 

Taco Tuesdays, every Tuesday

There’s nothing particularly holiday-themed about this one, but we had to include it because—you know, tacos. Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:30 at Haydens Post restaurant at Snow King. Executive Marc Boussarie will grill up $3 taco specialties. You can also enjoy cocktails and Happy Hour specials like Smash Burgers, LA dogs, loaded fries, and more. Feel free to bring some holiday cheer with you.   Got any Christmas traditions in Jackson Hole you’d like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments.   Ryan Kunz is a copywriter and freelance writer who writes on a variety of topics, including media, the outdoors, and whatever else strikes his fancy. Each year (through no fault of his own) he listens to Christmas music a few days earlier. This post brought to you by Flat Creek Inn. Your home for the holidays.
Mstyslav Chernov, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons  

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