Guide to Celebrating the Holidays in Park City

Happy Holidays

Historic Main Street cheerfully lit up with Christmas lights, snowy mountains in the background, and days of holiday music and activities planned by the local resorts make Park City one of the most magical places to spend the holidays. To make sure you get the most out of your time here, we’ve made this handy guide for how to celebrate the holidays at Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort this year.

December 22 – Jan 6 – Snowfest
Celebrate the holiday season by heading to Park City Snowfest! We’ve got the snow, the lights, and the tunes – all you have to bring is your holiday spirit!  The most wonderful 16 days of the year features live music and activities – including ice sculptures, s’mores roasting and more – in both the Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village every single day! Keep your eyes peeled for Santa all Snowfest long, the jolly old elf is a known fan of the mountain and can be found on it daily leading up to Christmas Day.

December 24 – Torchlight Parade
The Annual Torchlight Parade is one of the most popular holiday celebrations in Park City. With lighted torches in hand, Park City’s ski and snowboard instructors carve down mountain turn by turn to lead Santa Claus in a festive procession to town.  One of the most magical nights of Snowfest takes place on Christmas Eve with the Annual Torchlight Parade at Park City Base Area. The tradition is as old as the resort itself and one of the longest-running in town.

December 30 – Deer Valley Torchlight Parade
If you don’t make it the PCMR one, have no fear, Deer Valley also hosts an annual Torchlight Parade. On December 30th at dusk, you can watch the lights trickle down the Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain from the Snow Park Lodge.  Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the Canyons
The New Year’s Fireworks Show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Canyons Village. Red, golds, and greens burst up over the ski slopes, in a picturesque display worthy of many “oohs and aahs.”

With great shopping and plenty of special holiday events and activities for the entire family, we promise, spending Christmas in Park City will be an unforgettable experience.  Happy Holidays!


Apex Park City

From high above the newly invigorated Canyons Village at Park City, Apex Residences presents a new brand of modern sophistication and a lifestyle to be cherished for generations to come.  Your mountain retreat awaits. Check out our various exquisite ski-in, ski-out residences and call 435.429.APEX to schedule a private tour today!  Be sure to visit our sister property, Viridian Park City, on the 11th fairway of Canyons Golf Course.

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