There’s certainly a magic in the air this time of year, and we’re happy to share in the Christmas holiday spirit. Wondering when #Santa arrives in Park City? Where to spend #NewYearsEve? With a wide variety of community events, snow and lights everywhere you look, and one of the most charming downtown areas around, you really can’t go wrong by spending your holiday in Park City. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the festivities, here are some of the main events happening around the holidays in Park City.
Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long!
Dec 13, 14, 15
Our highly-anticipated annual holiday variety showcase of local talent. Celebrate the season with our choir-led sing-along. A family-fun event with a visit from Santa Claus himself!
BRAND PC Shopping Bazaar
Dec 14 – 7-10pm
BRAND PC is a pop-up shop celebrating Park City’s creative makers by providing local entrepreneurs and businesses an opportunity to showcase their creative products and tell their stories to the community. BRAND PC currently features more than 40 local Summit County brands!
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas in Park City – A Christmas classic.
Dec 18 – 3:30pm
Mannheim Steamroller is an American neoclassical new-age music group founded by Chip Davis that is known primarily for its Fresh Aire series of albums, which blend classical music with elements of new age and rock, and for its modern recordings of Christmas music.
Park City’s Christmas with the Celts
Dec 18, 19, 20
So popular in its first year that every show was sold out, Christmas with the Celts is back! The Egyptian Theatre comes alive with ancient Irish Carols and contemporary Christmas standards as The Celts and professional Irish dancers take the stage.
Park City Mountain Resort Snowfest
Dec 20 – Jan 5 –
Join the magic of the holiday season in Park City during Snowfest. Celebrations abound, from Santa Comes Down Town Lift and festive live music to the 57th Annual Torchlight Parade, fireworks, special daily surprises and more. Your favorite holiday memories are made here in Park City.
Park City Nutcracker at the Eccles Center
Dec 21 (2 & 5:30 pm)
Join us for this Park City Holiday tradition bringing the magic of The Nutcracker ballet to life for adults and children alike. Whimsical dancing snowflakes, battling soldiers and mice, puppets, and toys all magically dancing for the Prince and Clara. This abbreviated one-hour production combines traditional Choreography by Ballet West founder Willam Christensen with original scenes created by the Park City Academy faculty.
Santa arrives on the Town Lift
Dec 21 (5:30-7:30pm)
As usual, Santa Claus is coming to Park City via the Town Lift, with his magical sleigh that is all lit up with Christmas lights. Sat., Dec. 21 is the annual “Santa Comes Down the Town Lift” event on the Town Lift Plaza, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the holiday cheer with you!
Annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at Park City Resort
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. Cookies, hot chocolate, and plenty of merriment will be offered at the bottom of PayDay Express in the Park City Mountain Village just before his arrival. Or, head to the Legends Bar & Grill for a tasty meal, warm holiday cocktails, and live music.
Santa at Deer Valley Resort
9am – 1:30pm – Guests and their children are invited to bring a camera and take their picture with Santa.
A Kurt Bestor Christmas at the Egyptian Theater
Ring in the holidays with this beloved Egyptian Theatre Christmas tradition from December 21-25, 2019! This Emmy-Award winning composer imparts the joyful holiday spirit to you and your family with traditional holiday favorites and original music to an intimate crowd.
Deer Valley Resort Torchlight Parade
Parade begins at dusk, around 6 p.m.
The Torchlight Parade will be held on Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain, behind Snow Park Lodge. Complimentary hot cider and cookies will be served on the Snow Park Plaza.
New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks at Canyons Village
Park City’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is a great way for you and all of your friends and family to kick-off your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Come enjoy New Year’s Eve with our apres activities including a DJ, family activities, live music, complimentary hot cocoa and donuts, ending the night with fireworks at 7:30 p.m.!
Looking Ahead – More Events in Park City
Midway Ice Castles
Jan 3 – March 1 –
Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. Escape into a world of ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and maze-like tunnels. Be sure to get tickets in advance.
Sundance Film Festival
Jan 23 – Feb 2
Every winter in Utah, the Sundance Film Festival becomes the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives.
FIS Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley Resort
The world’s best freestyle skiers come together this winter for the Visa Freestyle International Ski World Cup at Deer Valley Resort. Watch as competitors twist, fly and race their way to the podium on the same runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. All events are free to the public.
Spring Gruv at Canyons Village
March 7 – April 5 –
Park City shines in spring and its all yours to soak in during Spring Gruv. Under bluebird skies, you’re invited to feel the beat of concerts on the village stage, join a deck party at Pink Park City, test your creativity at the annual Pond Skimming Competition and so much more.
2020 Pink Park City
March 28, 2020
Pink Park City is a ski day dedicated to conquering more than just the slopes, but also conquering ALL types of cancer by supporting research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Easter in Park City
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Closing Day at Park City and Deer Valley Resort.
Easter in Park City means many things: beautiful blue sky days, incredible skiing, longer days and of course, Easter Egg hunts. On Easter Sunday, Park City Mountain Resort will host Easter egg hunts for younger children at both Canyons Village and the Park City Mountain Village, as well as an on-mountain Easter egg hunt – fun for all ages – with over 3,000 eggs scattered throughout the resort.
Celebrate Christmas in Park City with friends and family and come share the holiday cheer in Park City.
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