Christmas Vacation Week

Events & Activities Schedule

  • December 21-31
    December 21-31, 2018
  • Family fun
    Family fun

Spend the holidays at your Happy Place. 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. 

Slopeside lodging is still available, and we're offering special one-night and two-night stays arriving December 25.

All Week Long:

Day & Night Skiing

South Ridge, 4-8pm from December 21-22 and December 25-31, 2018

Ski under the lights on South Ridge and North Peak. For the full lift schedule, see our Hours of Operation.

Snow Tubing

South Ridge, 4-8pm from December 25-31, 2018

Tickets for tubing are $10 an hour and can be purchased in advance in the South Ridge Welcome Center. Participants must be at least 5 years old or 36 inches tall; we encourage guests to wear helmets.  

Eddy the Yeti Appearances
  • December 27, 11:30am-12:30pm, South Ridge Base Area
  • December 28, 11:30am-12:30pm, South Ridge Base Area
  • December 28, 8pm, Slopeside at South Ridge
  • December 29, 5-6pm, Grand Summit Ballroom at Eddy/Betty Dinner
  • December 30, 6-7pm, Grand Summit Ballroom at Black Diamond Entertainment Event
  • December 31, 11:30am-12:30pm, South Ridge Base Area
  • December 31, 7:30pm, Mahoosuc Room at South Ridge Lodge for Black Diamond Entertainment Event
Ice Skating

Slopeside at the Grand Summit Hotel

Bring your own skates and glide around the rink in the daylight or under the lights at night

Kids Buffet

Camp at the Grand Summit Hotel, 5-9PM from December 21-31

Kids 12 and under can get a delicious dinner at Camp for just $12. 

Saturday, December 22

Rising Tide Mountain Side IPA Release Party

Foggy Goggle at South Ridge Lodge, 11AM-9PM

Stop by for the first taste of Rising Tide's newest IPA, Mountain Side, released exclusively at the Foggy Goggle complete with free swag. 

Live Music with Fast Times

Foggy Gogle at South Ridge Lodge, 3-6PM

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve Worship Service

Barker Lodge, 7:30PM

Join Reverend Don Coverdale at our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. This interdenominational worship will feature soloist Elsie Eastman, and will be located at the Barker Lodge, 3rd floor in front of the fireplace.

Tuesday, December 25

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

Christmas Dinner Join us at Camp in the Grand Summit Hotel for a special prix fixe menu.

Wednesday, December 26

Apres-Ski Party with Bruce Jacques 

Foggy Goggle, 3-6pm

Thursday, December 27

Apres-Ski Party with Bruce Jacques

Foggy Goggle,  3-6pm

Friday, December 28

Black Diamond Family Entertainment presents Fire Dancer Diane Kibbon

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

Back by popular demand, Diane Kibbin will be swirling and twirling fire performing a mesmerizing show that will leave you inspired.  


Slopeside at South Ridge, 8:30pm

The show is presented by Central Maine Pyrotechnics. 

Saturday, December 29

Kids Night Out

South Ridge, 5-8pm
A supervised evening for the kids with pizza & a movie. Reserve by calling 207-824-5959. Before 3pm the cost is only $20 per child; walk-ins are welcome for $25 each. 

Apres-Ski Party with Sunsplash Reggae 

Foggy Goggle, 3-6pm

Eddy & Betty the Yeti Dinner

Grand Summit Ballroom, 5:30-7:30pm

Come join Eddy and Betty for an unforgettable night at the Grand Summit Ballroom. The night will start out with some fun time in the bounce house. Followed by dinner and an amazing performance by magician Phil Smith. $25 per adult and $15 for kids 12 and under. Tickets are no longer available online, but can be purchased at hotel front desks or the Welcome Center at South Ridge. 

Sunday, December 30

Nugget Jam Park Clinic

Who-Ville Terrain Park, 1-2pm

Join the Gould Academy Competition Program Freestyle coaches for a free children's clinic in the terrain park. Parents must stick around with their kiddos who participate. 

Black Diamond Family Entertainment presents Laser Tag

Grand Summit Ballroom, 4-8pm

The ballroom will be transformed into a world of wonder. Laser tag combines the classic game of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist. Games are 15 minutes long, starting at 4pm, with the last team starting at 7:45pm. Each session will include up to 30 people, 15 on each team. $8 per game. Can be purchased at the door starting at 3pm. 

Monday, December 31 - New Year's Eve

Dinner at Camp

Camp in the Grand Summit Hotel, 5-10pm

Choose from the pub menu or a prix fixe meal for $45 per person. Limited availability. Call 207-824-5858 to inquire.

Teen/Kids New Year's Eve Party

Mahoosuc Room at South Ridge Lodge, 6:30-8:30pm

Adults can't be the only ones with a party for New Year's Eve. This kid-friendly event will even have a countdown to midnight (in Iceland) at 8pm. This is a free event!


Slopeside at South Ridge, 8:30pm

Show is presented by Central Maine Pyrotechnics. 

New Year's Eve Party featuring Skosh

Foggy Goggle, 9pm

Ring in the new year at the Foggy Goggle. Skosh is a 5-piece band combining Americana, Phish and Country rolled into one. Skosh has a reputation for tight, well-rehearsed covers and originals and energetic live jams and occasionally humorous performances.