Park City’s Holiday Highlights

Posted by Linda on December 15, 2010

Greetings from snowy Park City. Main Street is looking festive as we get ready to welcome family and friends for the holidays.

I’ve been distracted by the awesome, early season, skiing conditions! The house is still not decorated, cards unsigned, and only a few presents have been purchased. I have had time to round-up some great local holiday happenings if you plan to come out and celebrate with us this season. Here are a few of my favorites....

Santa Skiing (santa-skiing)
Santa skiing at Park City Mountain Resort.

Main Street’s Main Attractions

Santa arrives on a ski lift via Park City Mountain Resort’s Town Lift on Saturday, December 18th, and his sleigh is scheduled to visit Main Street around 6:15pm. Guests are invited to arrive around 5:00 p.m. to enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, Christmas carols and a live holiday performance. Santa’s arrival will be celebrated with a photo-op and visits with Santa.

Santa Town Lift (santa-town-lift)
Santa arriving on Park City Mountain Resort's Town Lift.

Carolers and sing-along music will provide a live and festive soundtrack to holiday shopping and dining on Park City’s Historic Main Street District. Music begins at 5 pm each evening in Miners Park, starting Sunday, December 19th. Carolers will perform at 2 p.m. on December 24 (no performance on December 25.)

Electric Parade (electric-parade)

Bundle up the kids and take a cozy carriage ride through Park City’s Historic Main Street District. Carriages can be picked on Park Avenue, between Sugar Buzz and High West Distillery. Carriage rides will run from December 18th through the 29th and operate between 3pm to 10pm.

Light up the night! Come up to Historic Park City for the first-ever Winter Solstice Electric Parade on Tuesday, December 21st. The parade of lights begins at 6pm on Park City’s Main Street.



Holiday Arts & Culture

Kids ages 6-10 can enjoy a variety of holiday-themed art classes at the Kimball Art Center. Try Ginger Bread House Building or a Gift Making Workshop. Register online or contact the Kimball at 435.649.8882.

Airshow (airshow)Dolly’s Bookstore will host a book signing on Sunday, December 19, 6 pm to 7:30pm with local author/actor Treat Williams and illustrator Robert Neubecker for their book Air Show! Realistic plane noise cues and bold illustrations of many types of aircrafts make this book fun to read and look through, especially for kids who love all things mechanical or moving.

The Egyptian Theater is featuring festive performances in December including production of the family friendly "A Rented Christmas" (12/10-23), a Kurt Bestor solo piano Christmas concert (12/24& 25), and the British Invasion - a back-to-back trio of Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin and Beatles tribute bands (12/26-1/2)

Ring in the New Year

For early revelers, head over to Deer Valley Resort’s annual torchlight parade Thursday, December 30th at dusk (approximately 6pm). Skiers will dazzle with torches, synchronized skiing and all sorts of “illuminating” moves. The parade takes place on Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain. Prime viewing is from the plaza area of Snow Park Lodge, where complimentary hot cider and cookies will be served.

At The Canyons, check out the New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Rail Jam on December 31st. Celebrate New Year's Eve with rail jam, DJ and a fireworks display at 7:30pm. All events are free in the Resort Village. 4-8pm

Jewel (jewel)Date night? The Park City Performing Arts Foundation welcomes Jewel to the Eccles Center. The acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, poet and singer will usher in 2011 with a combination of country, pop and her now-famous yodeling. Show starts at 8pm.

Happy Holidays from your Park City Snowmama. I look forward to seeing you and your family on the slopes!


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Comment posted by Sheryl on December 21, 2010 12:00 PM MST

It would be nice if you sold gift cards online. Maybe next year?

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Comment posted by Anne on December 17, 2010 4:53 PM MST

makes me wish I was spending the holidays in Park City! What a great line-up of events!

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Comment posted by Barb on December 16, 2010 4:30 PM MST

Coming in on the same day as Santa and cannot wait!

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Comment posted by Barb on December 12, 2010 9:03 AM MST

YAY! Thanks so much for the roundup. We are coming on on the 18th just in time for all the fun!

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Comment posted by Amber on December 9, 2010 3:32 PM MST

Hurray for the holidays in Park City. I cannot wait!

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