New Year’s Cheer

No matter your age, it is important to give a nod to the year that was and ring in the new. And there’s no better place to do so than in Sun Valley! On Tuesday night, even the youngest merrymakers are invited to enjoy parties, designed especially for them, throughout the Resort.

It's time to celebrate!

It's time to celebrate!

Parents of the littlest revelers can luxuriate in some grownup time on New Year’s Eve knowing their children are having the time of their lives at a Bowling Night created just for them. From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, children between the ages of 12 months and 7 years will enjoy arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play, bowling at Sun Valley’s historic alley and game room and an age-appropriate movie. This is a safe, stimulating environment where the kids are the stars of the night. The price is $75 for the evening and dinner is available for an additional $8.50 per child. Reservations are required. For more information or to sign up please call 208.622.2135 or email recreation@sunvalley.com.

Bowling at Sun Valley's historic alley will be part of the fun for little revelers on New Year's Eve

Bowling at Sun Valley's historic alley will be part of the fun for little revelers on New Year's Eve

Bigger kids will flock to the Boiler Room in Sun Valley Village to enjoy a party of their own. This Rockin’ New Year’s Eve features the music of DJ Marlin – a wildly popular local entertainer. Children from 8 to 14 are invited to dance, enjoy video walls with kids’ freeride edits and music videos. A photo booth is sure to be a highlight of the night. Bald Mountain Pizza will provide lots of hot, delicious food, drinks and a treat for everyone. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the party continues until 10 p.m. Parents are welcome and availability is limited so be sure to call 208.622.2135 or email recreation@sunvalley.com so as not to miss out on a minute of fun. The all-inclusive price is $50 per child.

Children love to skate on Sun Valley's iconic outdoor rink

Children love to skate on Sun Valley's iconic outdoor rink

Sun Valley offers special Kids’ Night Out activities throughout the season, not only on New Year’s Eve. The schedule this week includes crafts like making Sun Valley Winter Wonderland backpacks and snowman canvas prints, and activities like ice skating on the famous outdoor rink and bowling. Contact the Sun Valley PlaySchool at 208.622.2288 for more information on all the fun as well as reservations.

For bigger kids, the party moves to the Boiler Room on New Year's Eve and features great music and a photo booth

For bigger kids, the party moves to the Boiler Room on New Year's Eve and features great music and a photo booth

And happy children make happy parents. When the kiddos are busy and entertained, be sure to make a reservation for a romantic meal or fun-filled evening at one of Sun Valley’s fabulous restaurants. Enjoy a cocktail at the Ram Lounge at the Inn or the Duchin Lounge at the Lodge and then tuck into locally-sourced, seasonal and delicious fare at the Ram, Gretchen’s, Bald Mountain Pizza and Pasta, the Konditorei or Trail Creek Cabin. All are different, all are delicious! Stroll hand-in-hand through the Village Light Display, shop or window shop, delighting in the Resort’s whimsical holiday windows. It is truly a magical time of year in Sun Valley.

Popular DJ Marlin will keep the kids dancing and happy at a special party just for them

Popular DJ Marlin will keep the kids dancing and happy at a special party just for them

No matter how you and your family choose to spend New Year’s Eve, may it be filled with friends, loved ones, good memories and exciting plans. We hope to see you at the Sun Valley Resort to ring in 2014 – be it with champagne or sparkling apple cider.

Happy New Year!

–RES

Holiday Family Fun

New Year’s Eve Party For The Entire Family!

Sun Valley Inn – Continental Room

December 31, 7:30pm – 1:00am

Youth and those young at heart are welcome to join in the fun!  Activities include Laser Tag, Bungee Basketball, Giant Boxing and a midway!

• $75/person

• Food & Beverages included

• Reservations:  208-622-2135

EVENTS: A Roundup of New Year’s Events in Ketchum and Sun Valley

A Few Reasons Why New Year’s Eve in Sun Valley is the BEST!

By Katie Matteson

Celebrating Sun Valley style–Happy New Year!

2012 is upon us! And what better place to ring in the New Year and get a fresh start than in Sun Valley! Sure New York knows how to throw a street party, beach parties in Thailand are hard to beat and I heard that the fireworks in Sydney over the Opera House can be pretty spectacular.

But really, there is nothing better than celebrating a fresh start, the New Year and new beginnings here in the mountains of Idaho. And with a fresh blanketing of snow and plenty of options to celebrate in style, I’m pretty sure once that clock strikes midnight, you’ll be glad you’re here.

We have broken down the events by location in Sun Valley and Ketchum, as well as a listing just for kids and families. So read on to check out our roundup of New Year’s options around the Sun Valley area, then grab your loved ones and go celebrate Sun Valley style. We will see you in the New Year!

>> Events in Sun Valley

1. New Year’s Bubbly Bash at River Run Lodge: NOW SOLD OUT

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Junior Patrons Circle Bubbly BashHopefully you got your ticket early because this event, put on by Sun Valley Resort and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Junior Patrons Circle, will be hopping! Eighties cover band, Notorious, will be providing tunes and with a free champagne toast and photo booth, revelers will be partying the night away!

>>Where: River Run Lodge

>>When: New Year’s Eve, 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM.

>>Info: Tickets are now SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

2. Joe Fos Trio at the Sun Valley Duchin Room

Ring in the New Year in the classic Sun Valley Lodge bar–the Duchin Room. The Joe Fos Trio will be providing music and it is sure to be a special Sun Valley New Year’s Eve.

>>Where: Sun Valley Lodge, Duchin Room.

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31.

>>Info: sunvalley.com, Call 208.622.4111 for more info.

 

 

3. Trail Creek Sleigh Ride: Celebrate Idaho-style!

Try an old, Idaho tradition to celebrate the start of 2012 with a classic horse-drawn sleigh. Starting and ending at the Sun Valley Inn, this ride takes you and your family out to the Trail Creek Cabin for dinner and brings you back under a canopy of stars. Dress warmly and get ready to celebrate!

>>Where: Sun Valley Inn and Trail Creek Cabin

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31.

>>Info: Call for reservations 208-622-2135.

 

4. New Year’s Even Dinner at the Roundhouse

A classic Roundhouse sceneWith one of the best views in town and some of the best dinner in the Valley, the only on-mountain lodge that offers dinner service is the Roundhouse–and it offers a picturesque and romantic setting for your New Year’s Eve dinner. The ride up and down the gondola also provides a little more romance for the evening.

>>Where: The Roundhouse, Bald Mountain. Park at River Run and ride the River Run Gondola.

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31st.

>>Info: Call 208.622.4111 for details! Dinner reservations are currently booked but they are taking names for the wait list.

 

5. The Ram: New Year’s Dinner in the Sun Valley Village

Head to the cute and quaint Sun Valley Village for a New Year’s Eve dinner you won’t soon forget. The Ram is offering a five-course gourmet meal for $79 per person. Head to the nearby Inn Lobby Lounge to ring in the New Year after dinner!

>>Where: Sun Valley Village, the Ram Restaurant.

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31.

>>Info: Call 208.622.4111 to inquire about availability.

 

 

>> Events in Ketchum

1. Reckless Kelly at Whiskey Jacques: The wildest party in town!

Nationally successful country-rock band, and native Idahoans, Reckless Kelly, headlines the main event in downtown Ketchum. Get ready for a wild night of dancing and fun at Ketchum’s favorite bar, Whiskey Jacques!

>>Where: Whiskey Jacques, Main Street, Ketchum.

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31. Doors open at 9:00 PM.

>>Info: Advance ticket sales are now over. Tickets will be available at the door for $75/person. Contact Whiskey Jacques for more info, 208.726.5297.

 

 

2. Ring in the New Year at the Roosevelt Grille!

DJ Lenny Joseph will be spinning tunes and there will be plenty of dancing to be had at Ketchum’s Roosevelt Grille. Come in for dinner before the party gets rocking at 10:00 PM! Tickets are available starting today and include a complimentary Champagne toast and party favors!

>>Where: Roosevelt Grille, Main Street, Ketchum.

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31. Party starts at 10:00 PM.

>>Info: Call 208.720.0051 for dinner reservations or to get your wristbands for the party!

 

3. Romantic Italian New Year’s Dinner at Il Naso

Dinner at il Naso in Ketchum, IdahoRomance your loved ones with an intimate and delicious dinner at Ketchum’s Il Naso.  Dine by candlelight with this five-course, prix fixe meal with a complimentary glass of prosecco.

>>Where: Il Naso, 480 North Washington Ave, Ketchum.

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31.

>>Info: Call 208.726.7776 for reservations.

 

 

 

4. Dance the night away at the Casino with Old Death Whisper

Ketchum’s famous dive bar, the Casino on Main Street in Ketchum, is hosting local folk/country/rock band, Old Death Whisper for their New Year’s Eve party. Come get into a little trouble and party down with the locals!

>>Where: The Casino, Main Street, Ketchum.

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31. Party starts at 10:00 PM.

>>Info: $15/person at the door.

 

 

>> For the Young Ones – Families & Kids!

1. Sun Valley New Year’s Eve Party for the Kids!

The kids have their own party this year! Kids of all ages are welcome for food, beverages and fun in the Sun Valley Inn’s Continental Room. Come check it out!

>>Where: Sun Valley Inn, Continental Room.

>>When: New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31st. 7:30 PM to 1:00 AM.

>>Info: Call 208.622.4111 for reservations.  $75/person.

New Year’s Bubbly Bash at River Run

River Run Lodge

Saturday, December 31

9pm – 1am

Sun Valley Resort in collaboration with The Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Junior Patrons Circle Hosts a New Year’s Eve bash to benefit The Center.

Dancing, Music and much more!

Tickets:  $40 in advance / $45 at the door

No host bar

No host food

80′s Cover Band Notorious

 

Roundhouse

  • Limited seating for 75 people
  • 6pm – 8pm Hors d’ reception and complimentary champagne in Averell’s
  • 7pm – 9pm Four course dinner
  • $150.00 per person (New Year’s Eve/River Run Lodge party ticket included)
  • Reservations required:  622-2800

Holiday Fun for Youth

Join the fun!

Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room

Experience the thrills and excitement of Micro-Reality Stock Car Racing

Thursday, December 29 & Saturday December 31

6p – 10p

$25 per person at the door

Youth and those young at heart are welcome to join in the fun!  Video Games, Fast Track Auto Racing, Guitar Hero, Hose Hockey, Giant Twister, Speed Pitch, Calf Roping Lessons, Electronic Putting Challenge, Music & Prizes!

 

New Year’s Eve Party

Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve with us in the Inn Continental Room

Food & Beverages Include

Doors open 7:30pm to 1:00am

$75 per person on New Year’s Eve

Reservations: (208) 622-2135

 

 

 

New Year’s Eve Limelight Ballroom Party

Freddy Pink Band photo

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sun Valley style in the Limelight Ballroom from 9pm-1am.
This year, dance the night away to the Rock n’Soul sounds of the The Freddy Pink Band!
There will also be hors d’oeuvres, cash bars and a champagne toast at midnight!

Tickets are $75 per adult (no children please) at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135. Also available at the door.

For New Year’s Eve dinner reservations at one of our fine restaurants please call (208) 622-2800
Limelight Party tickets only $35 for those who dine at Trail Creek Cabin, The Ram, The Lodge Dining Room or Gretchen’s Restaurant for New Year’s Eve.

Evening Child Care is available-
For kids age 6 and up call (208) 622-2135 for more information.
For kids age 6 and under please call the Sun Valley Playschool at (208) 622-2288

Lodge Dining Room New Year’s Eve Dinner

Before you hit the town on New Year’s Eve, enjoy and elegant dinner in the Lodge Dining Room. Dinner will be served from 6-9:30pm and reservations are now being accepted. Please call (208) 622-2800.

After dinner head over to the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Ballroom to party and dance with the Freddy Pink Band from 9-midnight!

New Year’s Eve Gourmet Dinner in the Lodge Dining Room

Celebrate a special New Year’s Eve dinner with your loved one in the Lodge Dining Room on December 31
featuring a Cocktail Reception and Gourmet 4-Course Dinner. Cost is $145 per person and $85 per child (under age 12). Please call (208) 622-2800 for reservations.

This year there will be 8:30-9:30pm Cocktail Reception in the Lodge Sun Room from 8:30-9:30pm
with the talented Aaron Baker performing on piano. At 9:30pm, move into the Lodge Dining Room for an exquisite four-course dinner featuring live music & dancing with the Brooks Hartell Trio.

New Year’s Eve Limelight Ballroom Party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sun Valley style in the Limelight Ballroom from 9pm-1am.
This year, dance the night away with the High Street Band!
There will also be hors d’oeuvres, cash bars and a champagne toast at midnight!
o Tickets are $75 per adult (no children please) at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135

Sun Valley Playschool New Years Eve

Sun Valley Playschool evening activities for children ages 18 months to 5 years.
Games, crafts, movies, includes a visit to the Sun Valley Continental Room Youth Party.
Snacks provided. Sleeping facilities available.
Time: 6pm – 1am
New Year’s Eve Cost: $18 per hour/per child. Dinner is option for an additional $8
Advanced Playschool Reservations required: (208) 622-2288.
Please call for day-time rates and hours.