Snow-covered mountains and glittering lights spread throughout town square sprinkled with some holiday joy, and you’ve got a recipe for magic! People travel to Jackson, Wyoming year-round to stand in awe of the Grand Tetons, but there’s truly something exceptional about Jackson during the holiday season.
The Magic of the Holidays in Jackson, Wyoming
Though Jackson is a fairly small town, the locals are holiday enthusiasts and have created some enchanting traditions and happenings over the years. If you’ve already got a trip booked to Jackson in December, or are considering booking one, let us help you make the most out of this special season on the mountains and in town! Here are the best ways to bask in the holiday spirit in Jackson Hole:
A Dog Sled Tour That Will Make Your Life Complete
This is no exaggeration; you can actually go on an authentic dog sled tour to natural hot springs. Imagine sitting on a sled, pulled by dogs, whizzing through a snowy wonderland, and then getting to soak in natural hot springs in the mountains. Does life get better than this?
Go On a Sleigh Ride Through the Elk Refuge
If you’re looking to have a seriously magical, once-in-a-lifetime holiday moment, we’ve got just the thing (hint – this could be an epic proposal idea, too). Hop aboard a horse-drawn sleigh for a ride through the National Elk Refuge! Whiz through the winter landscape, get up close and personal with a herd of elk, and stay warm and cozy in the sleigh. Learn more, here.
Snowmobile Through Our Nation’s First National Park
Have you ever been snowmobiling before? If yes, then you already know how incredible it is. If not, then it’s about time you got to experience it! Of all the places to snowmobile, Yellowstone National Park takes the cake for most epic!
Catch A Special Holiday Show: “Snowed Inn” For Christmas
After a long day on the slopes, heading to the laid-back theater in town might be just the ticket! The Jackson Hole Playhouse is a cozy, fine dining experience set in a Western-styled saloon. This holiday season the playhouse is presenting Snowed Inn For Christmas, a hilarious musical Christmas comedy featuring festive holiday tunes. You can catch a show from December 8th – January 6th.
Visit With Santa on The Town Square
Even though Santa has a busy schedule, he spends two hours, every single night starting December 15th through December 24th, on the Jackson Hole town square. From 5-7 p.m. you can chat with Santa, show him your Christmas list, and take photos with him!
Ski With Santa on Christmas Day
Yes, you read that correctly, Santa will be skiing on Christmas Day, and all are welcome to join him. From 11 am – 1 pm, you’ll find Santa at Jackson Hole Mountain Ski Resort on the Bridger Gondola and Teewinot Lift. Find out more, here.
Fireworks, Parades, Mountains, and More to Ring in The New Year
Just being in Jackson Hole for the New Year is an exceptional way to ring it in! As always, Jackson Hole goes above and beyond to celebrate, and there are multiple fireworks displays, parades, and gondola parties to partake in. Check out all of your options here.
Get in the Jackson Hole spirit and Stay Wild as there’s much to enjoy and savor in Jackson Hole; it’s a magical time of year to be here! The snowy Tetons are a magnificent sight to behold, and making your way down them is exhilarating. Pair all of that with charming holiday decor and events, and, well, you’ve got a recipe for the ultimate holiday experience! Book your stay at Snow King Hotel where you can cozy up by the fire, rest your weary body, and bask in the joy of the season!