Park City is a popular destination all year round, but it really comes alive during the winter holiday season! Once the first snowfall hits the ground, the town comes alive with fresh powder, ski slopes, and live holiday music blasting from every pub and cafe in this pristine mountain escape. Featuring numerous community events, annual get-togethers, cool shops, mouthwatering restaurants, and holiday cheer, we think that Park City is the best spot to go to for a Christmas or holiday-themed escape during the cold months.
Make sure you pencil in these exciting events to your Park City Christmas calendar for your upcoming relaxing escape. Whether you are going with family or friends, we know you will have a blast!
Go Last Minute Park City Christmas Shopping
We know that things might be left until the last minute. Work is busy, school is hectic, and you run out of time to go Christmas shopping for your friends and family. But don’t worry! Park City has ample shopping for you to check out to grab some last-minute souvenirs or high-end items from nearby boutiques. Park City Main Street offers numerous stalls, private shops, Christmas-themed stores, and much more. We recommend walking along bustling Main Street any time after November 30th to find great stocking stuffers — plus, you can get a bite to eat or hot cocoa as you shop!
Take a Ride on The North Pole Express
All aboard! Bring the kids to Heber Valley Railroad any time in November or December to take a magical ride on the North Pole Express! This express train ride is a 90-minute delight that offers hot chocolate, cookies, and a gift from Santa Claus himself that makes the magic of this ride truly unforgettable.
Marvel at the Tree Lighting Ceremony
Right before the Christmas month kicks off, head to Canyons Village to watch the yearly Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 29th. Bring your camera, a flask of hot cocoa (or whisky!) and listen to the cheerful tunes. You can even pick up some unique arts and crafts from the nearby vendors and ogle at the bright fireworks lighting up the star-studded sky. Plus, make sure you bring your camera so you can take pictures of your kids sitting on Santa Claus’ lap!
Come See Santa Coming Down the Town Lift
No holiday season is complete without an appearance from Santa! We love going to see Santa come down the Town Lift every holiday season. Head to Town Lift Plaza to enjoy complimentary treats, photos with Santa, and live music presented by Mountain Town Music. The event is on December 17th and is the perfect way to get in the holiday.
Sing Your Favorite Tunes at the Park City Holiday Spectacular
Warm up your vocal cords and get ready to sing along to your favorite Christmas carols at the Park City Holiday Spectacular Sing-a-Long at the Egyptian Theatre! On December 13th and 14th, you can attend one of the most widely sought-after holiday events in the entire state, featuring a Sing-a-Long that is ideal for the whole family!
Attend a Second Show at the Egyptian Theater
If you can’t get enough of the Egyptian Theater ambiance, we recommend purchasing tickets for another show! That’s right, you can go to the sing-along and attend the Christmas with the Celts Christmas music show. For those who love Scottish dancing, Irish music, or just a good time, the Christmas with the Celts show on December 18th-20th is the best way to get in the holiday spirit.
Hit the Slopes!
Yes, we mean lace up your ski boots and test your luck at the green slopes and the black diamond runs, but we also mean going to the infamous Snow Fest at Park City Mountain! You can hit the slopes in more than one way when you vacation in this mountain-centric town of Park City this holiday season. Head to Snow Fest at Park City Mountain from December 20th to January 5th to see the Annual Torchlight Parade, visit Santa Claus, and see fireworks from one of the best viewpoints in the entire state!
Attend the Ballet
For musical theater lovers, Park City truly is the best spot to base yourself this holiday season. Go online ahead of time to purchase tickets for the magical Nutcracker Show at The Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on December 21st at 5:30 p.m. This show is a fun event for people of all ages to listen to live music, see incredible talent in action, and immerse themselves in the theater culture.
Park City is a magical and exciting place to visit this holiday season. Spend your holiday in one of our luxurious and cozy homes to see all that this mountain town has to offer for solo travelers, couples, friends, and families alike!
When we think of Christmas, we think of snow, Santa, reindeer, presents, and holiday cheer! Don’t you? One of the best places to really have a great time with your family, friends, or partner is a winter wonderland. Why not embrace the colder weather, feet of snowfall, and shorter days? That’s right, we are thinking of a primetime ski and snowboard destination that is perfect for adventurous souls who want to get out on the slopes, go snowshoeing, try your luck at Black Diamond runs, and curl up by the hot fireplace in the evening after a long day of being outside.
Head to Park City, Utah, for the upcoming winter break. We love how you can walk outside of our backdoor and be in the mountains in minutes! There are dozens of activities for Christmas in Park City, including kid-friendly attractions, outdoor activities, and much more.
Top Christmas Activities in Park City, Utah
Head to Park City for your upcoming holiday to check out the best winter activities, cold-weather attractions, year-round things to do, and Christmas-themed holiday events that are great for young kids, entire families, and romantic getaways!
Walk Down the Historic Main Street
One of the coolest things about Park City, Utah is that there is a historical section that is perfect for shopping, walking around on a blustery winter day, and taking photos in front of the brightly colored buildings. You can wander around and head inside cozy coffee shops, get a drink at one of the many bars or pubs, have a mouthwatering meal or a hot bowl of soup during a cold day, or bring back some souvenirs from one of the local shops.
Take the Chairlift to the Top of the Slopes!
Plus, once you’re done wandering around the historical part of downtown Park City, you can take the chairlift — yes, that’s right. The chairlift goes from the top of the sky-high ski mountain to the middle of town, meaning you can get from the bear to the top of the mountain in just minutes! We love going to the city in the morning for a cup of coffee and a filling breakfast and then taking the lift to the top of the slopes to burn off those pancakes and waffle calories!
Go for a Sleigh Ride
These Christmas-themed activities are great for families with kids who want to see the sights of the town, enjoy a holiday activity, and get off your feet for a little while! You can choose from a video of sleigh ride options and companies in Park City, as this is one of the most popular things to do during a winter afternoon. Head out in the fresh snowfall and buy a sleigh ride and dinner combination for an ideal Christmas evening.
Head Out on a Snowmobile!
For those who want something a little more fast-paced and adrenaline-filled, we recommend going snowmobiling in Park City! Rent a snowmobile and learn how to use one from one of the professional companies — then whiz around the sleek streets and the steep hills!
Find the Ideal Sledding Hill
Last but not least, Christmas in Park City is the perfect time to go sledding. Bring your kids, whether they are toddlers or teens, to a nearby neighborhood hill and whiz down the snow on your toboggan, circular sled, or inner tube.
Grab Some Hot Chocolate
The good thing about Park City is that you can combine the best of both worlds — you have restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars right next to a nature-filled oasis! After a long day of skiing, sledding, or snowboarding, you can head to one of the cozy coffee shops or pubs with a fireplace to get a hot cocoa. If you are old enough, try a hot whiskey with lemon to warm up after shredding the snow all day long!
Accommodation for Christmas in Park City
Are you looking for the perfect accommodation options for you and your partner, family, or friends? Well, we have tons of places for you to browse and choose from! Not only do we offer large-scale homes for large groups, modern apartments for a romantic getaway, and spacious condos for families, but we have everything in between.
Our rentals focus on providing modern amenities, spacious floor plans, and perfect proximity to all that Park City has to offer during the winter break. Instead of having to get in your car and head 20 minutes down the road to get to the nearby ski slope or snowboarding mountain, you can just walk out of your back door! Head to Park City for your upcoming December getaway to have the vacation of a lifetime.