When Christmas comes around, there are always options to stay home and make it a traditional holiday experience to remember. However, if you’re looking for new surroundings this holiday season for you and your loved ones to enjoy, Jackson Hole is a place packed with amazing scenery, flavor, and options for fun. In Jackson Hole, Christmas travelers can embrace the best of the season from sleigh rides and ski slopes to stunning national parks that provide endless hours of exploration and fun to add to an itinerary.
Hit the Ski Slopes in Christmas Style
It’s hard to imagine a Christmas adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming without some well-deserved time set aside to enjoy the world-class ski slopes found here. Whether you’re new to skiing or it’s an activity you enjoy every single year, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a thrilling stop to add to your holiday agenda. The resort features a fantastic lineup of slopes, runs, and trails to check out that can accommodate skill levels of all types. The resort offers lessons for those who are new to skiing and challenging slopes for those who are looking to elevate their skills this holiday season. You won’t even have to worry about having your own gear in hand because the resort has plenty of rental options available on-site. Even if you don’t plan to ski, be sure to take a ride up the ski lifts to make the most of stunning winter views this Christmas.
Embrace Nostalgic Holiday Fun
Traveling to Jackson Hole at Christmas should definitely include a horse-driven sleigh ride or two while you’re in town. The best way to embrace the best of a nostalgic Christmas activity like this is at the National Elk Refuge where sleigh rides are offered that pair tantalizing winter terrain with wildlife-watching experiences that are one-of-a-kind. Alongside an experienced guide, you’ll enjoy a magical outing that can be paired with a warm follow-up dinner upon request. The sleighs hold up to 16 passengers at a time and cozy blankets are always included making this a great experience no matter the weather. Be sure to book in advance as these incredible and memorable outings tend to fill up fast.
Add a Christmas Performance to Your Holiday Itinerary
For many holiday travelers, Christmas doesn’t feel complete without a seasonal show on the lineup. The good news is, in Jackson Hole, you can find all of the great shows you’ve been craving this time of year when you book tickets at the Jackson Hole Playhouse. The playhouse puts on an annual holiday performance of its own each year that’s family-friendly and always fun. If you’d like, you can pair your show with dinner at the Playhouse’s Saddle Rock Saloon and make it a delicious and entertaining night to remember.
Explore Nearby National Parks This Christmas in Jackson
Jackson Hole is a year-round gateway to some of the country’s most impressive National Parks including Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Over Christmas, a great way to make the most of these astounding locales is to book a guided tour or hike that will give you an insightful look at the protected terrain and the wildlife that call it home too. These tours can be customized to fit your preferences and hiking skill levels so that your Christmas outing will fit your needs and exceed your expectations as well. If you set your sights on Yellowstone, there are options to book guided snowmobiling adventures if you and your holiday traveling crew prefer to pick up the pace! Prefer to stop at a hot springs instead? That can be arranged as well.
Spend Quality Time at Town Square
Christmas time comes with a touch of magic included for those who make their way to Jackson Hole and opt to spend as much time as possible lingering in Town Square. This area is decked out in its holiday best over Christmas including the four elk antler arches that are strung up with holiday lights and make for a glittering background for photos. Town Square is also a great place to do some last-minute shopping or settle into one of the many eateries and simply savor the moment while people-watching. Over the holidays, Town Square proudly boasts an ice rink as well for locals and visitors to enjoy complete with rentable skates and time to put your balance to the test in good company. Between December 17 and Christmas Eve, those who make their way to Town Square will be just in time to meet up with Santa and get that annual photo that looks so good in the memory book. These Jackson Hole Christmas experiences often include cookies and hot cocoa too, making it all that much more inviting.
Book Your Holiday Getaway to Jackson Hole Today
When your travel plans bring you to scenic Jackson Hole, the team at Abode Jackson Hole has the accommodations you need to top off your adventure in style. Reach out today to learn more about our vacation rental options including our Christmas rentals that will take your trip to the next level of excellence.