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Christmas & New Year's Vacation Week

Your holiday Happy Place? Right here.

December 24, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Discover the magic of spending the holidays in the mountains. At Sunday River you'll find terrain to fit everyone's needs, snow you can count on, and a full schedule of special events and activities. And whether you want to stay slopeside at the resort, rent a house for your extended family, or stay in the town of Bethel you'll find plenty of great lodging options.

Event & Activity Schedule

All Week LongSkiing Santa

Night Skiing: South Ridge and North Peak, 4-8PM

Snow Tubing: South Ridge, 4-9PM

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve Worship Service
Barker Bar, 7:30PM
Celebrate with the reason for the season with Reverend Don Coverdale at our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. This interdenominational  worship will feature soloist Elsie Eastman.  Location will be at the Barker Lodge, 3rd floor in front of fireplace. Service is sponsored by Sunday River Christian Ministry. 

Monday, December 25

Merry Christmas! Open your gifts, then hit the slopes.

Tuesday, December 26

Apres Party featuring Now is Now 
Foggy Goggle, 3-6PM

Family Peak Dinner with Eddy the Yeti Night Skiing
Peak Lodge, 6PM
Ride the Chondola to the mid-mountain Peak Lodge for a family dinner with special guests Eddy the Yeti and his friend Betty. Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required. Purchase online or call (800-543-2754). 

Wednesday, December 27

Apres Party with Entertainment from Bruce Jacques
Foggy Goggle, 3-6PM

Thursday, December 28

Apres Party featuring Bruce Jacques
Foggy Goggle, 3-6PM

Family Peak Dinner with Eddy the Yeti 
Peak Lodge, 6PM
Ride the Chondola to the mid-mountain Peak Lodge for a family dinner with special guests Eddy the Yeti and his

Party Scene

friend Betty. Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required. Purchase online or call (800-543-2754). 

Fireworks 
Watch Central Maine Pyrotechnics slopeside at South Ridge, 8:30PM

Friday, December 29

Apres Party featuring OC and the Offbeats
Foggy Goggle, 3-6PM

Black Diamond Family Entertainment: Norman NG 
Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom, 7PM
The Norman NG show is an exciting fusion of magic, comedy, and audience participation as Norman combines original and amazing magic tricks with his unique style of storytelling, action, and audience interaction. You will scream, laugh and FREAK OUT! 

Saturday, December 30

Apres Party featuring Fast Time
Foggy Goggle, 3-6PM

Black Diamond Entertainment:  Laser Tag in the Grand Summit Ballroom

Kids on chairlift

 4-8PM

Sunday, December 31

River Nugget Jam
Who-Ville Terrain Park on South Ridge, 1-3PM 
Free terrain park session lead by Gould Academy freestyle coaches.

Black Diamond Entertainment: PG-13 New Year's Eve Party
Mahoosuc Room in South Ridge Lodge, 6-9PM
Kids shouldn't have to miss out on the New Year's Eve festivities because it's past their bedtime.  There will be plenty of fun to have with a bounce house, giant inflatable twister and more. We'll even be counting down to midnight (in Iceland) at 8PM. Tickets are on sale now. 

  • Children 4 & under: Free
  • Children 12 & under: $5
  • Adults 13 & over: $10 

Black Diamond Family Entertainment: Fire Dancing

Slopeside at South Ridge, 7:45PM & 8:15PM

Fireworks fireworks
Watch as a brilliant display of colors light up the winter sky above the slopes of Sunday River. Fireworks, by Central Maine Pyro. Best viewed slopeside at South Ridge or deckside at the Foggy Goggle.  8:30PM

New Year's Eve Party featuring Skosh

Foggy Goggle, 9PM-12:30AM

Ring in the new year at the Foggy Goggle. Skosh is a 5-piece band combinging Americana, Phish and Country rolled into one. Portland Press Herald described Skosh as playing, ''Phish-inspired tunes laced with the eclecticism that made rockers Ween famous in the 1990s''. Skosh has a reputation for tight, well-rehearsed covers and originals and energetic live jams and occasionally humorous performances. $20 cover at the door or show your season pass and come on in for free.