No matter when you make your way to Park City, Utah in the name of a well-deserved getaway, you’re sure to find a long list of fun activities, attractions, and entertainment waiting to be enjoyed. A trip in this direction over Halloween is no exception to the rule! Travelers looking to make the most of the holiday fun will find Park City is brimming over with options for celebrating the season in festive style whether you’re in town with the entire family in tow or looking for something a little spooky to enjoy with friends. The following are just a few of the many options you’ll have for customizing your Halloween in Park City this year. Keep reading to learn more about our comprehensive Halloween Guide to Park City:
Be Sure to Check Out the Basin Recreation Activities
Each year in Park City over Halloween, the Basin Recreation area takes on a fun holiday twist with the arrival of the Celebrate the Spirits event. It’s a family-friendly event that’s open to the public with main activities typically held at Willow Creek Park on October 28th. There’s no cost to attend Celebrate the Spirits and there’s plenty to enjoy! Guests will have access to on-site food vendors, activities, contests, and trick-or-treating for the kids. It’s an annual event that’s sure to thrill and costumes are certainly encouraged!
Wander Through the Haunted Forest
Park City Gardens will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind Haunted Forest again this year much to the delight of locals and guests alike. Park City Gardens is found at 4459 N. Highway 224 and invites Halloween revelers in Park City to come and make the most of their floral displays as well as the spooky entertainment that’s on this time of year. The Haunted Forest is fit for visitors of all ages and is a chance to take a stroll through the forest, pick up a pumpkin or gourd, and grab a photo or two as well. Whether you’re here for the scares or the flowers, it’s an event that promises to please.
Spend Time at the Scarecrow Festival
Be sure to make your way to the iconic McPolin Bar this Halloween in Park City when you’re excited to pair your spooky Halloween scares with creativity too. Found at 3000 Utah 224, the McPolin Barn is proud to host the annual Scarecrow Festival which invites guests to come and not only admire a lineup of one-of-a-kind scarecrows on-site but create their own to be added to the collection too. Everything you’ll need to make the most of the crafty fun from stuffing to support beams is on-site. Guests are simply asked to bring their own extras like clothing, accessories, and props. When you’ve finished your scarecrow, it will join many others along the designated trail creating a fascinating Halloween display for guests of all ages to check out. You’ll need at least two hours to participate if you’re going to make your scarecrow at the festival. While the craft day is hosted at the end of September, the scarecrow festival and display runs through October 28th giving visitors plenty of time to admire all of the creative works on display. Whether you find it all spooky or inspired, it’s a Halloween experience to remember.
Shop Your Way to Halloween Fun on Main Street
Enjoying history, themed fun, and retail therapy in tandem is best done on Historic Main Street in Park City over Halloween. This is a top destination for families traveling to Park City with little ones in tow who are looking to dress in their Halloween best to celebrate the holiday. Each year, visitors and locals are invited to convene on Main Street at Halloween between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to enjoy trick-or-treating at local businesses and make the most of pedestrian-only fun as traffic is blocked on this day beginning at 2:00 pm. There’s plenty of parking at the nearby ski resorts freeing up time for guests to explore, collect candy, participate in costume contests, and pick up some fun souvenirs along the way too.
Ride the Heber Valley Railroad Pumpkin Train
Park City-bound guests who are looking for a unique way to take in the scenery and celebrate Halloween will want to consider taking a ride on the seasonal Heber Valley Railroad pumpkin train! This is a fun-for-all experience that’s offered exclusively during this time of year. The train ride is 40 minutes long and includes plenty of onboard entertainment, delicious pumpkin cookies served up to passengers as well as a pumpkin to take home when the train ride comes to a close. This year, the train will be running on October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th with departure times listed at 10:00 am, noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm. It’s just $15 for those 2 and up to ride the train in one of the historic coaches but you’ll need to be sure to book your place at least 24 hours in advance as this event fills up quickly and seats onboard are assigned.
Delicious Additions to Your Halloween Itinerary
Sometimes, the best way to celebrate Halloween in Park City is simply to satisfy the tastebuds. The good news is this particular city is packed with options to do exactly that in style! Make some time to enjoy a meal at Yuta which is found at 27649 Old Lincoln Highway. Situated within the Lodge at Blue Sky, this restaurant is just 25 minutes from the center of downtown and offers up a menu of delicious options crafted by Chef Jason Franey. Locally sourced ingredients are always showcased at Yuta and fan-favorite dishes include bison tartare, grilled Wasatch Valley wagyu culotte, as well as warm carrot soup to name a few of many. It’s an elegant, yet welcoming place to enjoy a refined mountain dinner after you’ve explored the local Halloween festivities and fun.
Another great stop to add to your itinerary when you’re looking for soul-warming comfort food this Halloween is Hana Ramen Bar. Found at 6546 N. Landmark Drive, Hana Ramen Bar is owned by a husband-and-wife team who trained in Tokyo and was dedicated to the idea of bringing the best of bold flavors back to Park City. The setting is simple and welcoming, and the menu is mouthwatering at Hana Ramen Bar. Menu options that tend to stand out in a crowd include the Spicy Tonkotsu, the Double Shoyu, and the Spicy Gyoza. Everything on the menu is made from scratch and no matter what you order up, you can count on it being served with a side of decidedly friendly service too!
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