Christmas Celebrations


During this holiday season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed: with the gift buying, the party planning, the visiting with relatives. December passes in quite the whirlwind as we get swept up in the chaos of it all. So, we’re here to encourage you to slow down and enjoy this time of year by attending whatever holiday festivity suites your fancy.wort hotel

Spectacular shows

Get into the holiday spirit with sounds of the holiday (and we don’t mean those tunes that started playing on your radio the day after Thanksgiving). On Friday the Center for the Arts presents the Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show, featuring Ruthie Foster. On Dec. 21 in Teton Village, the local Canyon Kids perform at the Mangy Moose for the Canyon Kids’ Crunk Christmas show. Meanwhile, the Jackson Hole Playhouse kicks off their holiday show Thursday. The show will run Monday-Saturday until Jan. 5, except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Playhouse cast will also perform at the Silver Dollar Showroom alongside lunch with Santa on Dec. 15. This event is part of The Wort Hotel’s 12 Days of Christmas.

Getting craftyturpin meadows

Turpin Meadows Ranch, in Moran, opens for the winter Friday. To celebrate, they will be hosting crafting classes every day Dec. 14-30. If you are not staying at Turpin Meadows, please call ahead to reserve your spot at 307-543-9147. Create a custom gift basket with Persephone at the Persephone gift box pop-up Sunday at the Anvil Hotel. From noon-5 p.m. Sunday, boozy holiday beverages and holiday treats pair well with a variety of gifts contained in a wooden Persephone gift box finished with ribbon and a hand-written note. Tonight, learn from some of the best cocktail connoisseurs at Glorietta for their first cocktail class of the winter. From preparation to presentation, learn what goes into the perfect holiday drinks. At $20 per person, the class runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Space is limited, reserve a spot by emailing

Great giveaways

First, we have to give a nod to our own inaugural 12 Days of Dishmas event. If you haven’t already seen, and entered, our 12 different giveaways on Instagram, head over to our page for your last chance to enter. The crew at Gather has been doing their own version, with 12 days of deals paired with hilarious videos of their team, viewable here. Check their page for the last video and associated discount on this twelfth day of December. Mangy Moose is also offering some daily deals on social media, too!

Party on

Swing by the Jackson Whole Grocer from 4-6 p.m. Friday for their Eat, Drink, and Be Merry event. Sample local and in-store products, save on foodie gifts and holiday supplies, and participate in family activities. The kids will enjoy meeting Santa and free cookie decorating, while the whole family takes part in festive food, live music and awesome giveaways. Dec. 22 marks Snake River Brewing Company’s annual ugly sweater party. Ugly sweaters earn $3.50 pints all day long, while spiked eggnog will also be available for purchase. Be on the lookout for Santa and mistletoe. The Silver Dollar Showroom will host their own ugly sweater party Dec. 20. Lazy Eyes will perform, and prizes will be awarded for ugliest sweater.ugly sweater

Christmas menus

This Christmas, FIGS is offering a special, prix fixe dinner on Christmas Day. The menu includes assorted mezze featuring falafel bites and lamb-stuffed grape leaves, entrees that include chicken kebabs and lamb chops, and baklava for dessert. Cost is $115 per person, or $85 per person without alcohol. In addition to their regular dinner menu, Hayden’s Post will offer dinner specials for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Christmas Eve dinner special is $32 and includes: slow-roasted prime rib, twice-baked potato, broccoli au jus and creamy horseradish sauce. Apple tarte with caramel sauce and cinnamon ice cream is available for dessert. On Christmas Day, the special is a roast heirloom turkey with chestnut and apple stuffing, gravy, winter vegetable puree, creamed English peas and cipollini onion, candied yams, pecans, meringue and Yukon gold mashed potato for $26. Pumpkin espresso cheesecake is the dessert special.



About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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