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There’s never a wrong time of year to head to Park City in the name of fun, but it’s hard to deny that there’s something extra special about Christmas when it comes to magical moments in Utah. The following are just a few of the many top reasons to spend Christmas in Park City with your family and friends!

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The Illuminating Moments

No matter when you make your way to scenic Park City, you’re in for a treat. However, over the holidays, you’ll find Park City to be lit up in holiday wonder thanks to a collection of captivating light displays and seasonal décor that locals and visitors alike are sure to adore! If you find yourself in Park City just before December, you’ll be right on time to make the most of the annual tree lighting ceremony over at The Canyons Village.

This is a beloved and highly anticipated holiday event that kicks off the Christmas Season in glittering fashion as the tree is illuminated and guests can enjoy craft sales, live music, and a fireworks display as well. Santa is around for the tree lighting ceremony to take photos with the little ones in your traveling crew. Of course, if you can’t make it for the actual ceremony, you’re still in luck. The Canyons Village will be decked out in its holiday lights-best all through Christmas and into the New Year.

The Incredible Holiday Shopping

Christmas is typically a popular time of year for travelers to enjoy shopping and when Park City is your travel destination of choice, you’ll find Main Street is bursting with opportunities for retail fun! Main Street is made up of a collection of charming shops and boutiques to explore where you can find gifts for all your family and friends and pick up something inspiring for yourself as well.

Whether you’re looking for handcrafted goods, apparel, jewelry, books, toys, or something in between, you’ll likely find everything you’re looking for and more on Main Street. Adding to the seasonal fun is the fact that Main Street is a mesmerizing collection of lights and holiday decorations this time of year which means it’s a prime place to grab a hot chocolate and simply take a stroll too.

Holiday Performances Everyone is Sure to Love

For many travelers, it’s hard to imagine the holidays without a few seasonal performances on the lineup. When you’re excited to spend time in Park City this time of year, you can make the most of holiday spectaculars by booking tickets to a show at the iconic Egyptian Theater. Every year, the theater welcomes holiday performances of all types. In years past, visitors and locals alike have been able to enjoy traditional favorites like “A Christmas Carol” or even “The Celts” which bring Irish carols and mesmerizing dance numbers to the stage. Be sure to check the theater calendar of events in advance as shows here for the holidays are extremely popular and tend to sell out fast!

The Spectacular Slopes

A top activity while spending Christmas in Park City is hitting the slopes in exciting holiday style! While Park City Resort has amazing runs, trails, lifts, and lessons to check out no matter what time you arrive in the winter, heading here over the holidays only enhances the ski fun further. Snowfest at Park City Mountain comes to town around December 20th each year and lasts through the first week of January.
During this festival, guests will find the ski resort packed with daily activities to enjoy designed to elevate the Christmas spirit. Examples of popular annual events that are incorporated into this festival include a visit from Santa at Town Lift, themed food and beverages, and fireworks displays on the slopes as well. On December 24th, you’ll want to be sure to be at the ski resort for the annual Torchlight Parade. This celebration truly lights up the mountain in holiday style as Park City staff ski down the slopes holding flares creating a one-of-a-kind illuminating and living work of art that’s as impressive as it is memorable!

The Family-Friendly Seasonal Events

If you’re in town with the entire family in tow, Park City is a place where you can customize your Christmas to please everyone in your traveling crew. Consider heading to nearby Midway to see the annual Ice Castle display that’s sure to inspire! Here, you’ll be able to access an incredible collection of ice sculptures as well as ice tunnels, fountains, and slides for the guests to race down. The North Pole Express at Heber Valley Railroad is another family-friendly holiday highlight in Park City over Christmastime. Guests are invited to take a 90-minute magical ride alongside Santa on the “Polar Express.” A ticket to ride includes cookies, hot cocoa, and a souvenir!

Book Your Stay for Christmas in Park City Today

When a Park City getaway is calling your name, the team at Adobe Park City has the accommodations to infuse luxury, comfort, and style into your experience. Reach out today to learn more about our inviting vacation rental property options that are available and to start planning your next trip!