December 11 through March
The National Elk Refuge is home to elk, bighorn sheep, trumpeter swans, and bald eagles in the winter. Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday you can learn more about these animals and their habitats by taking a two-hour drive with a naturalist through the refuge. Tours start at 10 a.m. and reservations are required.
December 11 through March 1
The Center for the Arts is home to 22 creatively minded nonprofits. You can always find fun, artistic displays at The Center, and this winter The Center Presents will be offering four National Theater Live performances on December 14, January 11, February 1, and March 1. Tickets can be purchased online or through the box office.
Celebrate the Solstice
Light up the night on the shortest day of the year with the R Park Winter Solstice Celebration. This year will include the unveiling of the R Park Lantern Trail with solar lanterns decorated by local students to guide your way. The event also includes a bonfire, sledding, and hot food and drinks.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Teton Village Association are teaming up to make all your holiday dreams come true with its Winter Fest. Skate, ski, or ride with Santa before and after he rappels into the Village via tram, and be sure to bring your letters for any last-minute gift requests.
Light Up the Sky and Slopes
One of the prettiest ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve is to check out the fireworks display at Snow King Mountain from 6:30-8 p.m. Expert skiers and snowboarders are welcome to participate and anyone can enjoy the view from the park next to the gondola.
Show Your Love
February 14 to March 25
Beginning on Valentine’s Day and continuing every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening, the Jackson Hole Playhouse will provide the playlist to your love story with a Valentine’s themed musical revue. The performances take place in Jackson’s oldest building, which has been home to theater companies since 1948.
Downhill with the Pros
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club invites kids, community members, former pros, and anyone who likes to hit the slopes to the FCExcavation Jackson Hole Downhill on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Crags-to-Moran run. The series of races — with divisions for Pro, Amateur, Telemark, Snowboard, Fat & Baggy, and Junior — is topped off by a competitive race where a champion builds a team in hopes of taking top honors. Proceeds from the event benefit the club’s programming for over 500 student athletes.
Wine and Dine
Jackson Hole Food and Wine will be taking over Teton Village for the fifth annual Winter Fest. The festival shows off the best dining Jackson has to offer as well as bringing in guest chefs, winemakers, and cocktail and beer experts.
Music on the Mountains
March 31 to April 1
Taking over Jackson Town Square and the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the two-day Rendezvous Fest brings an exciting lineup of performers to Jackson every year. General admission is free and updates to the lineup will be posted online.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
The R Park Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt is too big to contain to just one day, so for several weeks surrounding Easter, come out and try your best to find some “eggs.” Each egg was designed by a local artist before finding a hiding place around R Park. Find four eggs to get clues to open a chest of prizes.