Park City is in its prime during the winter season, and it’s at its most magical during Christmas. Leave behind your worries and take a break from reality in the fantastical magic of a Park City Christmas. From the freshly fallen snow that glitters in the sunrise to the community events that bring us all together, you’ll be making a new memory every moment this Christmas in Park City.
Attend the 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony
Start your 2019 Christmas season the way we always do here in Park City, with a good old-fashioned tree lighting! Catch this event on November 29th, 2019, and enjoy the live musical performances, arts and crafts, meeting Santa, fireworks, and the main event itself.
Sing at the Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-Along
Head down to the Egyptian Theatre, where the tickets are affordable, and the memories last a lifetime! This show will showcase a variety of local acts and includes a sing-along session with a choir that will get us all in the holiday spirit. There’s nothing that gets us more in the mood for Christmas than Christmas music!
Check out the Torchlight Parade
This might end up as one of the most unique parades you’ll ever have attended. This annual parade is very popular among locals and tourists alike. Come out and see the show for yourself! Talented ski and snowboard instructors will carve a path down the mountain with lighted torches in hand, creating a surreal and magical experience that ends in a procession into town. The event will include seasonal treats such as cookies and hot chocolate too!
Christmas in Park City, Utah
The absolute best part about spending Christmas in Park City is the proximity to the pristine mountain slopes. Grab a warm rental home where you can make your stay merry and bright, and where you’ll also find yourself close to all the best things to do in town! There’s nothing more exciting than being able to wake up, enjoy a slow and serene Christmas morning, and then hit the slopes right away for some cheery, Christmas fun.
Merry Christmas from the Park City Vacation Rentals Family!
This Christmas make some memories in Park City, and after your long days of fun, rest your head at night in a warm and cozy rental home. Get in touch with us today at (888) 508-9661 or (435) 571-0024 to get started on planning your 2019 Park City Christmas getaway!
When the days start to get shorter, the temperature begins to drop, and the leaves turn hues of red, orange, and yellow, you know Halloween is on its way. If you are visiting Park City during October, there are plenty of Park City Halloween festivities to enjoy, including trick-or-treating in the historic downtown area and spooky ghost tours.
Park City Ghost Tour
Park City Ghost Tour offers historical tours of downtown Park City. The tours take you through the history of Park City, pointing out historical buildings and locations where there have been many paranormal reports and sightings. The tour guides dress up in outfits from the 1800s to add to the ambiance of the tour. Tours are held every night in October and tickets can be purchased from guides at the beginning of the tour. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under.
Free Screening of Frankenweenie
Park City Film Series, a single-screen art film house in the heart of downtown is showing a free screening of Frankenweenie on October 27 at 4 p.m. Frankenweenie is an animated comedy by Tim Burton. The film follows a little boy who tries to bring his beloved dog back to life.
Park City Halloween on Historic Main Street
Main Street is closed down for the afternoon and evening on Halloween, so clowns, ghosts, and witches can walk the streets. From 3 – 5 p.m. shops along the street hand out candy to little ghosts and ghouls. At 5 p.m. is the famous Howl-o-Ween parade. Leashed, costumed dogs and their owners will march down Heber Avenue for the parade. Parking can be hard to find, so it is a good idea to arrive early.
If you are looking for some adult Halloween fun, check out the Park City Halloween-themed bar crawl. This bar crawl, called “A Nightmare on Main Street,” will lead the group around downtown to different bars. Participants can go at their own pace, and each bar will have drink specials for the pub crawl. The pub crawl will be held on Thursday, October 11 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Early bird tickets start at $20 and include a signature bar crawl shirt, a free welcome drink at registration, two free drink tickets, a souvenir button, and drink specials at each bar the crawl stops at.
If you are planning a vacation to Park City, be sure to check out our vacation rentals. We offer some of the best rentals in the area located next to all the city’s amazing hiking and nature. For more information on our Park City homes, please contact us today!
The Park City and surrounding areas become an exciting wonderland during the festive months of November and December. We definitely know how to ring in the holidays and the New Year; check out these festive things to do in Park City!
Start out the season right with this event that is unique to the area. Come out to the Electric Parade on Saturday, November 25. Santa will be strolling Main Street starting at 4 p.m., followed by holiday carolers at 5 p.m. You won’t want to miss the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree in Miner’s Park, along with the lighting of lights along Main Street. The Electric Parade starts at 6 p.m. at the Miner’s Hospital and head for Main Street. This is truly one of the more eclectic electric parades!
Santa Comes Down the Town Lift
On December 16, come out to the Town Lift to welcome Santa to town. Starting at 5:30, join the merriment at the Town Lift Plaza where there will be holiday cheer and more. Santa will then join the festivities via the Town Lift. And you and your family can get your photo taken by EpicMix Photo to capture those memories!
Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-Along
December 14-17 brings this Park City tradition to life. Come out toe the Egyptian Theatre and join local talent as they bring the musical sounds of the season to the stage. And of course, this is the perfect change to get your inner singer out as the crowd is expected to join along!
December 16 to 31 brings the annual Snowfest to Park City Mountain Resort. This winter festival brings all sorts of great festivities including après musical acts, village entertainers, tasty food and much, much more!
Do some shopping for local art at the BRANDed PC event. This is a pop-up shop that will present and celebrate Park City’s creative artisans. It will be held Dec. 4-8, 10-7 p.m. and Dec. 9-10, noon- 5 p.m. at the Kimball Art Center. This is a great way to discover and support local art!
Annual Torchlight Parade
On December 24, come out and see the 55th Annual Torchlight Parade at the Park City Base area. You’ll love the spectacle of skiers shushing down the slopes, torches in hand to truly light up the slopes to ring in the Christmas holiday!
If you want more information about these or other great festive things to do in Park City, all you have to do is ask one of Park City Rental Properties’ friendly team members!
If you are coming out to Park City for the Thanksgiving holiday, you will find all sorts of wonderful things to do and see!
Food! Drink! And More!
First on the list is to determine what kind of tasty delights you will be partaking of on Thanksgiving in Park City. Park City offers a plethora of restaurant offerings—from elegant to super casual. You can even order you dinner to be picked up so you can enjoy it in your Park City Rental Properties vacation accommodations. We even have private chefs that can come and create a Thanksgiving masterpiece for your group right there in your rental.
Opening Day at PCMR
Of course, one of the top things to do over the Thanksgiving holiday is to get in a few turns! Park City Base area is scheduled to open on November 17, with the Canyons Village scheduled to open on November 22, so with conditions permitting you should be able to get in some early skiing/boarding to start the season off right!
Get Your Art On During Thanksgiving in Park City
The Friday gallery stroll is a wonderful way to spend some time getting to know the local gallery and art scene. Pick up the Gallery Association’s map and brochure that will identify the participating galleries. During the stroll, you can visit these galleries to enjoy complimentary refreshments and unique displays.
During Thanksgiving in Park City, the popular Tanger Outlets hold its biggest sale of the year. Go out and start shopping at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The doors of the stores will stay open all night through Friday night. Make sure you pick up some valuable coupons and start shopping!
Gorgeous Lodging at Pre-Winter Prices!
Thanksgiving is a great time to visit, and Park City Rental Properties will be offering some great specials on our vacation rentals. You can find the perfect property for you and your group—everything from slope side condos and homes to cozy getaways. We can even arrange for your groceries to be delivered prior to your arrival so you’ll have everything you need to start cooking that fabulous feast. We can also set up a private chef if you want someone else to do the cooking. And if you want to dine out, let us help you find the perfect restaurant for you and your group—we can even help with reservations! Come out and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with us!
The holidays are a magical time of year in Park City, Utah. Not only is this perhaps the most festive time of year, but you’ll also be able to get into the spirit of the holidays because of the weather—clear, crisp air and wonderful snow really make for a wonderful holiday setting!
You’ll love strolling Main Street with a cup of warm cocoa while walking past the festively lit storefronts. The trolley clanging up and down the street will harken back to holidays of by-gone eras. Visit Park City for the holidays is just full of things to do and see all over the area, from the resorts to Historic Main Street; check out some of our favorites below!
November 18 – December 3 — The Giving Tree Festival – Parade of Trees
Come out and see beautiful holiday trees that will be auctioned for the benefit of various non-profit Summit County Organizations at various locations throughout the city.
November 26 — Electric Parade and Festivities 2016
This is the perfect event to kick off the season! Come out to Historic Main Street at 4 p.m. to see a parade of festive lights adorning vehicles, and of course, a Santa float! You’ll also be regaled by carolers and many other festival goers!
December 9-11 — Park Silly Holiday Bazaar
Come out to the Marriott Park City at 1895 Sidewinder and join this festive holiday market. You’ll enjoy vendors selling their wares and lots of fun. Get your photo taken with Santa and maybe enjoy a bite to eat!
December 11 — Park City Nutcracker
The Eccles Center hosts this annual tradition again this year. Come out and see this seasonal favorite presented by the Park City Ballet West Academy at Park City. There are two shows at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. which are a favorite for all ages!
December 17 — Santa Comes Down the Town Lift
This is a magical event that has Santa coming down the Town Lift to join the fun on the Town Lift Plaza. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. you can join the merry fun complete with hot chocolate and cookies. And of course, get your picture taken with the Jolly Gent!
Torchlight parades are an annual tradition in Park City. Come out and see skiers slide down the hill with lit torches at both ski areas. PC Mountain Resort will light up the slopes on December 24 starting at 5:30. Come out and enjoy the cheer at the Park City Base Area. Deer Valley’s parade will be December 30 to herald the New Year. Starting around 6 p.m., it will be held on Big Stick ski run, right behind Snow Park Lodge.
Park City for the Holidays
If you want more information about these events or any other holiday festivities, just ask us at Park City Rental Properties!
The holiday season is here and the Park City holidays are truly a special time of year for visitors and locals alike. While you might be running around doing that last minute shopping and preparation, there are plenty of events that can help you ring in the cheer!
Learn All About These Amazing Park City Holiday Events
Dec 13 — Santa Comes Down the Town Lift
On December 13, Park City Mountain Resort hosts Santa as he comes down the Town Lift. Guests can enjoy hot cocoa and snacks starting at around 5 p.m., with Santa and his reindeer arriving at the Town Lift Plaza around 6:15 p.m.
December 18-20, 8 p.m. – Egyptian Theatre Park City’s Holiday Spectacular and Sing-a-long
Park City’s Holiday Spectacular is the perfect family activity and features several of Park City’s best performers in a holiday variety show to lead you into the spirit of the season. Sing-a-long to your favorite holiday songs and enjoy a variety of local performers to create a magical celebration.
Dec. 18 – Lighting of the Grand Menorah
Celebrate Chanukah with the lighting of the Grand Menorah at the Kimball Art Center at 5:30 p.m. After the lighting, enjoy dreidels, donuts, Chanukah gelt and a prize drawing
Dec. 19 – 21, 5-7 p.m. — Carolers on Main Street
Enjoy the traditional songs of the holidays from carolers on Park City’s Historic Main Street. You’ll be greeted by the sounds of the season from various groups as you stroll Main Street.
Dec. 24-25 — Santa on the Slopes
Santa will ski the slopes of Canyons Resort, delivering candy and treats to all the good boys and girls. Look for Santa in the Resort Village or on the Ski Beach, or even on the slopes.
Dec. 24 – Santa Claus Visits Deer Valley Resort
Visit with Santa at the Snow Park Lodge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. You can also see him at the Silver Lake Lodge from noon until 1:30. Bring your camera to capture a photo with Santa!
Traditional Torchlight Parade and Christmas Eve Celebration at PCMR
Santa will be on the mountain all day, and you can come out to Park City Mountain Resort at 5:30 and enjoy holiday songs, hot chocolate and cookies on the Park City Mountain Resort Plaza before seeing Park City Mountain Resort’s Ski & Snowboard School snake down the PayDay trail during this traditional torchlight parade.
Park City is a winter wonderland during the holidays, so come out and enjoy all these wonderful events and activities.
About Jim Bizily
I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals.