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Things To Do in November and December in Jackson Hole

As Jackson Hole gears up for another ski season, it's also putting on a festive face for the upcoming holidays. From enjoying live entertainment to the lighting up of Town Square, you'll find a lot of things to do during November and December.
Elk Refuge sleigh rides in Jackson Hole.

Ski season kicks off on Thanksgiving or the weekend preceding it with Grand Targhee opening on November XX and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on November XX. Snow King's opening day will be December XX. But aside from the obvious thrills that late November and December bring to powder hounds, there is a lot of non-skiing fun going on, too. You can take in a live show at the Center for the Arts or Jackson Hole Playhouse, duck into a holiday craft fair, or watch Santa bring smiles to young and old alike in Town Square and out in Teton Village.

Check out the offerings that are happening over the next two months!

Antler Arches on the Jackson Hole Town Square

November Events

Ongoing:

• Bluegrass Tuesday's in the Silver Dollar Showroom at the historic Wort Hotel has been bringing locals and visitors together for 15 years, year-round, through the music of One Ton Pig; 7-10:30 p.m.

• Wyoming Stargazing offers free, year-round, public stargazing events every (clear sky) Thursday,   when the temperature is above zero degrees Fahrenheit, in the northwest corner of the Stilson parking lot off Hwy. 390 and 22, behind the bus hut where there are no lights. Astronomy educators use one of their large aperture telescopes to show you planets, stars, planetary nebulae, galaxies, and more. There is no need to reserve your spot in advance; just come and go as you please.

• Jackson Hole Moose Hockey games will be held November 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30  p.m. in the Snow King Sports & Events Center. The team is back in action for their 25th season of hard-hitting ice hockey in Jackson Hole. 

Annual Turkey Trot - 5K run/walk sponsored by Teton County/Jackson Parks and Rec Department. - tetonparksandrec.org

Teton Mudpots Holiday Sale - Sponsored by Art Association, featuring local artisans; shopping times need to be reserved this year - artassociation.org

TBA: Grand Targhee Resort Opening Day - Weather dependent - grandtarghee.com

24: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opening Day - Weather dependent - jacksonhole.com

25: Annual Town Square Lighting - Sip on hot cocoa, snack on local treats and drop off a letter to Santa in the Stage Stop Building (every night until Dec 25). The event is truly a sight to behold! - jacksonholechamber.com

December Events

Ongoing:

• Bluegrass Tuesday's in the Silver Dollar Showroom at the historic Wort Hotel has been bringing locals and visitors together for 15 years, year-round, through the music of One Ton Pig; 7-10:30 p.m.

• Wyoming Stargazing offers free, year-round, public stargazing events every (clear sky) Thursday,  when the temperature is above zero degrees Fahrenheit,  in the northwest corner of the Stilson parking lot off Hwy. 390 and 22, behind the bus hut where there are no lights. Astronomy educators use one of their large aperture telescopes to show you planets, stars, planetary nebulae, galaxies, and more. There is no need to reserve your spot in advance; just come and go as you please.

• Jackson Hole Moose Hockey games will be held December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow King Sports & Events Center. The team is back in action for their 25th season of hard-hitting ice hockey in Jackson Hole.

• Holiday musical at Jackson Hole Playhouse - Begins December 10th. Christmas dinner and show at 6 p.m.; show only at 9 p.m. Continues through January 8, 2022. Call the box office between noon-4 p.m. MST at 307-733-6994. - jacksonholeplayhouse.com

Menorah lighting at Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village - Menorah lighting, Hanukkah songs and treats; menorahs and dreidels will be available; 6 p.m.; hosted by Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming

Art Association's Annual Holiday Bazaar - Arts and crafts show, ideal for made-in-Jackson Hole holiday shopping. This year shopping will primarily be virtual. Visit the website for specifics  - artassociation.org

Town Square Giant Menorah Lighting - Menorah lighting, Hanukkah songs and treats; menorahs and dreidels will be available; 7 p.m.; hosted by Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming

Wort Hotel Street Lighting and Holiday Party - music, refreshments, Santa and more

TubaChristmas at National Museum of Wildlife Art - Jackson Hole Community Band performance; noon - jhcband.org

 Winter People's Market - Farmer's market held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Center For the Arts

12-24: Holiday fun in Town Square- Daily from 5-7 p.m., sip on hot cocoa, snack on local treats and drop off a letter to Santa and meet him in the Stage Stop Building (every night until Dec 24).  - jacksonholechamber.com

National Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides Open – Hop aboard a horse-drawn sleigh between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Tickets cost $23 for adults/$15 kids (ages 5-12); free for ages 4 and under. Trips depart from the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center on Cache Street. - Click here for more info

Jackson Hole Community Band's Winter Holiday Concert - Center for the Arts; 7:30 p.m. Free festive concert with traditional holiday favorites. Masks required. - jhcenterforthearts.org

Glow Nights in Teton Village - A month-long exhibit of original art installations that use colored and white light as a medium to celebrate the unique phenomena found in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Produced by Jackson Hole Public Art.

Jackson Hole Cathedral Voices Holiday Concert - Center for the Arts; 7 p.m.; "Sounds of the Season;" music performed by Cathedral Voices, the Jackson Hole Brass Quintet, Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra, and the Jackson Hole Youth Orchestra. Masks required. - jhcenterforthearts.org

Glow Nights in downtown Jackson - A month-long exhibit of original art installations at the Center For the Arts, Greenspace On the Block (off of Town Square) and Teton County Library that use colored and white light as a medium to celebrate the unique phenomena found in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Produced by Jackson Hole Public Art.

Snow King Mountain Resort Opens - Weather dependent. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the brand new gondola at 11 a.m. and free scenic rides will be available (no skiing off the gondola yet) - snowkingmountain.com

Holiday Gallery Art Walk - Galleries will be open late, with many serving cider and other festive refreshments, along with special show openings and holiday events; 5-8 p.m. - jacksonholegalleryassociation.com

27th Annual Christmas Craft Fair - Arts and crafts show at the Virginian Lodge for all your gift needs! - jacksonholechamber.com

Grand Teton Music Festival presents "An Evening with WindSync" - at the Center for the Arts.  Ring in the holidays with this diverse holiday program featuring WindSync, an ensemble of five outstanding wind musicians; 7 p.m. - jhcenterforthearts.org

Jackson Hole Community Band's Holiday Concert - At Center for the Arts - jhcenterforthearts.org

Ugly Sweater Party at the Wort Hotel - Local band entertains with holiday bluegrass  in the Silver Dollar Showroom starting at 7 p.m.; prize for the ugliest sweater

Holiday Round-Up: Ice Skating with Santa on the Village Commons; free; 4-5 p.m. - jacksonhole.com

24: Santa Claus arrives at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - See Santa drop in from the Aerial Tram at 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. - jacksonhole.com

25: Ski with Santa at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - The jolly old elf will be skiing the green runs on Teewinot from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - jacksonhole.com

Holiday Round-Up: Family Ice Skating on the Village Commons; free; 4-5 p.m. - jacksonhole.com

31: New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parades - At-dusk parades of skiers of all ages holding torches as they carve down the slopes at all three local ski resorts—plus fireworks! Ring out 2021 with a bang. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's fireworks start at 6 p.m.; Snow King at 7 p.m., and Grand Targhee at 5:45 p.m. - jacksonhole.com; snowkingmountain.com; grandtarghee.com

Jackson Hole Winery

More Fun Things To Try

• TAKE A LOCAL LIBATIONS TASTING TOUR

Get in out of the early winter's cold and spend an afternoon on a tasting tour of some Teton-grown libations. Savor and then stock your bar with some of Jackson Hole’s best liquid “souvenirs”—as heady, wild and glacially pure as Wyoming itself.

  • Jackson Hole Still Works; Produces Wyoming-sourced, handcrafted, artisanal grain-to-bottle vodka. Tours and tastings take place Monday through Saturday at its distillery just south of the town of Jackson on Hwy 89. Call 307-699-8998.
  • Jackson Hole Winery: This small, family-owned winery combines the finest grapes from California’s wine country and Wyoming’s high altitude and cold climate to create a variety of award-winning wines. For private tours, call 307-201-1057.
  • Snake River Brewing: Wyoming’s oldest and largest craft beer brewery, the “Brewpub”—as it is fondly known —has for the past 25 years won countless awards for its beers and established itself as a staple on the Jackson Hole dining scene. Brewing essentials are visible from every angle in the large, bright, two-story venue. We recommend trying the beer sampler. The Brewpub is located at 265 South Millward St. Call 307-739-2337.
  • Thai Me up/Melvin Brewing: Voted Small Brew Pub of the Year, Thai Me Up on Pearl Street has 20 craft beers on tap. For a tour of Melvin Brewery’s facility and taproom in Alpine (approximately 45 minutes south of Jackson Hole) visit melvinbrewing.com/taproom or call 307-654-0427.
  • Roadhouse Brewing Company: Located at 1225 Gregory Lane. Taproom hours are from 4 to 9 p.m. The Roadhouse Pub and Eatery is on Town Square.