The holidays are a classic time to be in Sun Valley. Snow-white hills, lights strewn about city trees, perfect powder days under bluebird skies, all add to the copious organized merriment.
Ketchum Christmas Tree Lighting:Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m., Ketchumís Town Plaza. Live music, hot cocoa, hot cider, cookies and, naturally, Santa Claus, riding in on a fire engine.
Caritas Choraleís Holiday Sing-a-Long: Dec. 12, 6 p.m., St. Thomas Church, Ketchum.
Croney Cove European Christmas Market: Dec.
Sun Valley Christmas Eve:
Company of Foolsí Itís A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play:Dec. 24-26, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Tickets: $15 to $25.
Details: 578-9122 companyoffools.org.
The Race is on
Winterstart Nordic Race:
Wells Fargo Boulder
Boulder Mountain Classic
7th Annual Snow Box
Spring Loppet: A
costumed fun Nordic tour;
Bill Janss Memorial Pro
The Ride, Stride and
Ski free days: Dec. 14 and Jan. 10 on the North Valley Trails and Quigley Nordic.
Ski the Rails: Jan. 31, on the Wood River Trail system.
Best of Banff Film Festival: 12th Annual Friends of the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center fund raising event; Jan. 29, 30 and 31, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum.
The Hawaiian Nationals: Final race of the Sun Valley Telemark series combined with end of season party; April 5, Warm Springs.
Break out the Ketchum casual attire for these worthy causes.
13th Annual Galena Winter Dinner and Benefit: Jan. 24, the Sun Valley Innís Limelight room. Details: 788-2117.
St. Lukeís Wood River
Medical Center Holiday Ball: Dec. 13, the Sun Valley Innís Limelight
Art in the
Man Embarrassed by Mike Stilkey, courtesy Gilman Contemporary
Michael Chabon: The Pulitzer Prize winning author lectures as a part of the multidisciplinary exhibition Superheroes; Dec. 9, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum.
Gloria Steinem: The feminist and writer lectures as a part of the multidisciplinary exhibition Domestic Life; Jan. 14, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum.
Perla Batalla: The singer returns to perform her mestiza music, a vibrant mixture of her South American, Mexican and American roots, Dec. 5, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum.
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet: The accomplished sons of famed jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, perform Jan. 9, Sun Valley Opera House.
The Shanghai Quartet: A versatile ensemble known for its passionate musicality, virtuoso technique and multicultural innovation, perform Feb. 7, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum.