Town Square lighting

Chris Lacroix and Layla Lagos, of Seattle, lean in for a kiss underneath the lit arches in 2018 before leaving Town Square. The arches are set to be lit Friday night.

Chase that turkey

For those with the courage to get out of bed early Thanksgiving morning, there’s a chance to burn some calories before you pack ‘em in later at the table.

Jackson’s 27th annual 5-K Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will begin 9 a.m. Thursday with the kids “Lil Gobblers” run taking off at 8:40. Both races are set to start from Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Center, where bib and race shirt pick up will be available from 7 to 8:30 a.m. the same day.

Registration costs $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under until 3 p.m. today. After that point, race day registration, which costs $35 for adults and $30 for kids, will be the only option remaining to sign up. Get on it and visit to register.

Opening day

Put those spoons under your pillow and pray to Ullr. Opening Day is here.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is set to open this week, despite the borderline nonexistent snowpack across valley.

As of press time, the resort’s lifts will start spinning at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Light it up

The holiday season is set to get into full swing Friday when the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce plans to light up Town Square for the season.

The countdown to the free lighting starts at 5:30 p.m. Santa’s planning on dropping by just after, Boy Scout Troop 268 will be selling holiday cookies and hot cocoa from 5 to 7 p.m. and the Jackson Hole Chorale and Jackson Hole Community Band will play carols.

Visit and search “Town Square Lighting” for information.

Go green

Those looking for an ecocentric alternative to Black Friday can drop by Vertical Harvest’s storefront from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The vertical greenhouse will be having a special on produce and other local, sustainable items.

Call 413-4331 for information.

A dose of oonz

Get down Saturday, and give.

Something Else, the DJ series that’s been dropping beats for nonprofits around town, is set to do so Saturday, when donations will benefit the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance. Organizers recommend party goers donate between $5 and $10. The party will go from 9:30 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Visit and search “Something Else” for information.

Museum reopens

After completing its monthslong renovation of the Pike and Susan Sullivan Hall, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is set to reopen Sunday, when it will host one of its monthly First Sundays, a longstanding event that offers free admission.

The museum will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit for information.

Make an impact

On Tuesday, you can give and grocery shop — all at the same time.

Lucky’s Market will donate 10% of its Tuesday sales to the Jackson Cupboard, the town’s food pantry. Visit and search “Impact Day” for information.

— Billy Arnold

— Billy Arnold

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