Christmas Vacation Week
December 20, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Christmas Vacation Week

  • December 20, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Christmas Vacation Week

Spend the holidays at your happy place.

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    December 20 - January 1
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    Lodging Available
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    Family Friendly

Over the holidays at Sunday River you'll find terrain for everyone, snow you can count on, and a full schedule of special events and activities. 

One-night stays are available in resort lodging properties, and recommend calling 800-543-2754 to let our team help you find a room for your preferred dates.

Christmas Week

Day & Night Skiing
South Ridge | 8AM-8PM

Ski under the lights on South Ridge and North Peak with night skiing from Dec 26- 31, and enjoy 8AM lift openings from Dec 25 to Jan 1. See Hours of Operation for a full schedule.

Snow Tubing
South Ridge | 4-8PM

Tube with us from Dec. 26-31! 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
South Ridge Lodge

Visits from Eddy and Betty the Yetis throughout the week at South Ridge. Check out the full schedule for locations and times. 

Ice Skating
Slopeside at the Grand Summit Hotel

Remember to pack your own skates and glide around the rink in the daylight or under the lights at night.

2019 Schedule of Events

  • Lifts: 8AM-8PM

    Après-Ski Party with Fighting Fiction
    Foggy Goggle | 3:00PM

    Tap Takeover from Bissell Brothers Brewing
    Foggy Goggle | 3:30PM

     

  • Lifts: 8AM-4PM

  • Lifts: 9AM-4PM

  • Lifts: 9AM-4PM

    Christmas Eve Worship Service
    Barker Lodge | 7:30PM

    Join Reverend Don Coverdale at our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. 

  • Merry Christmas! 

    Lifts: 8AM-4PM

    Open your gifts, then hit the slopes.

    Christmas Day Buffet
    at Camp in the Grand Summit Hotel

    Bring your appetite (and your family) to Camp from 4-9PM for a delicious Christmas Day buffet with modern renditions of classic holiday staples. 

  • Lifts: 8AM-8PM

    Apres-Ski Party with Bruce Jacques
    Foggy Goggle | 3-6PM

  • Lifts: 8AM-8PM
    Apres-Ski Party with Bruce Jacques 
    Foggy Goggle |3-6pm

    Family Dinner with Eddy and Betty the Yetis
    Grand Ballroom at the Grand Summit Hotel | 6PM

    Enjoy dinner with Eddy and Betty the Yeti's! This family dinner also includes entertainment from special guest master magician Phil Smith. Tickets on sale now. Book by calling 800-543-2754. 

  • Lifts: 8AM-8PM

    Apres-Ski Party with Fast Times
    Foggy Goggle | 3-6PM

    Tap Takeover from Maine Beer Co.

    Foggy Goggle | 3:30PM

    Apres-Ski Party with Brad Hooper
    Barker Bar | 2-5PM

    Hanukkah Celebration
    Peak Lodge | 5:30-7:30PM

    Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a free party.

    Black Diamond Family Entertainment presents Fire Dancer 
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 7:45pm & 8:15pm

    Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 8:30PM

    The show is presented by Central Maine Pyrotechnics. 

  • Lifts: 8AM-8PM

    Football Party
    Foggy Goggle | 1PM

    Watch the New England Patriots play the Miami Dolphins at our hottest apres-ski spot. 

    Nugget Jam
    Who-Ville Terrain park | 1-2PM

    Kids ages 12 and under can join Gould Academy Freestyle and Snowboard coaches to get pointers on park skiing and riding for free. Parents must be present at all times. 

    Black Diamond Family Entertainment presents Laser Tag
    Grand Ballroom at the Grand Summit Hotel | 5-8PM

    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 5PM, with the last team starting at 7:45PM. Each session will include up to 30 people, 15 on each team. Tickets can be purchased at the door starting at 4PM. 

  • Lifts: 8AM-8PM

    Après-Ski Party with Mitch Alden
    Foggy Goggle | 3-6PM

    Family Dinner with Eddy and Betty the Yetis
    Grand Ave at the Jordan Hotel | 6PM

    Enjoy dinner with Eddy and Betty the Yeti's! This family dinner also includes entertainment from special guest master magician Phil Smith. Tickets on sale now by phone at 800-543-2754. 

  • Lifts: 8AM-8PM

    New Years' Eve Buffet
    Camp in the Grand Summit Hotel | 4-9PM

    Bring your appetite (and your family) to Camp from 4-9PM for a delicious New Years' Eve buffet before you hit the town for the ball drop!  

    Kid's New Year's Eve Celebration
    Mahoosuc Room in South Ridge Lodge | 6:30-8:30PM

    Kids shouldn't have to miss out on the New Year's Eve festivities because it's past their bedtime. This is a party for kids that no one in the family will want to pass up. We will have all sorts of games and activities for kids to enjoy. To top off the evening, families are invited slopeside to watch an amazing fireworks show at 8:30PM. All free to attend! 

    Black Diamond Family Entertainment presents Fire Dancer 
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 7:45PM & 8:15PM 

    Fireworks
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 8:30PM

    New Year's Eve Party
    Foggy Goggle | 9PM-1AM

    Ring in the New Year with friends, family, a glass of champagne and good music. Formed in 2008 in Buckfield, Maine, Skosh has gigged extensively across the state and New England over the last 10 years. The band has shared the stage with acts such as The Charlie Daniels Band, X Ambassadors, and Randy Houser. With an eclectic blend of influences that combine "just a little bit" of everything, the band has gained a reputation for their driving, funky tunes and live improvisations. This party is 21+ and there will be an ID check at the door.  

    NYE with DJ Matt James
    Shipyard Brew Haus | 9PM-1AM

    Ring in the New Year with DJ Matt James on the turntables.

  • Lifts: 8AM-4PM

    Donny Day
    Monday Mourning | 12PM
    Sunday River Sports in South Ridge Lodge | 2-3PM

    Dress your best and ski with local legend Donny Pelletier on Barker Mountain at noon, then head to Sunday River Sports for a Meet 'n' Greet.

    • Under the Lights

      Tubing

      Available Now

      Tubing is available from 4-8PM from Dec. 26-31. 

      Tickets on sale in the Welcome Center. 

    • Under the Lights

      Night Skiing

      Available Now

      Night skiing is available from 4-8PM from Dec. 26-31

      Tickets available in the South Ridge Welcome Center.

    • Family Fun

      Black Diamond Entertainment

      Available Now

      We have a variety of kid-friendly shows this week. 

      Click to view full schedule.

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