Park City is filled with cheer during the holiday season! 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.
Where to go Shopping in Park City
If you’re looking for a unique and special gift for someone on your holiday list, you can’t go wrong with shopping on Park City’s Main Street. You’ll find a variety of small shops and boutiques along Main Street that are sure to please that someone special on your list. After November 30, the downtown area will be all lit up and decorated, so shopping in the evening is extra magical. With no shortage of wonderful places to eat, Main Street is the perfect place to spend a festive night out. Also, don't forget about the Outlets of Park City for great deals.
The North Pole Express at Heber Valley Railroad
November 23-December 23
ALL ABOARD! Jump on the Heber Valley Railroad for their special North Pole Express train ride. The trip is 90 minutes total and all passengers get hot cocoa, cookies, a souvenir ticket, and a special gift from Santa. Live entertainment is provided all along the route. You can purchase tickets here.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 29, at Canyons Village
Kick-off the Christmas season right with the giant tree lighting ceremony at The Canyons Village. It’s a great event for the whole family with live music, craft sales, and even fireworks to top it all off. Of course, Santa will be available for photos and to chat with kids young and old who just can’t wait any longer to share their Christmas wishes with him.
Electric Parade and Festivities
November 30, 4 – 6:30 PM on Historic Main Street
The Park City Electric Parade is the town fun and festive holiday parade. Come enjoy the evening as community members and businesses decorate their cars and floats with Christmas lights and of course, lots of holiday music. The festivities start at 4 pm with Santa strolling Main Street, followed by the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Miner’s Park and the Main Street lights at 5:30 pm. From 5:30-7:30 there will also be carolers along Historic Main street. At 6 pm the Electric Parade begins on Main Street.
Park City Holiday Spectacular Sing-a-long!
December 13, 14, 7:30 PM and December 15, 6:00 PM at Egyptian Theatre
This show is one of Park City’s most beloved family holiday traditions. The Park City Holiday Spectacular features a variety of local performers and talent at this sing-along show. The Sing-A-Long is the perfect way to belt out your holiday cheer with the entire family. Advance tickets are recommended and are available from the Egyptian Theater.
Christmas With The Celts at The Egyptian Theater
December 18-20 at 8 pm
Come enjoy lively holiday music from the musical group The Celts as they’re accompanied by a cast of Irish Dancers. The performance is a combination of contemporary Christmas music, along with ancient Irish Carols. Make sure to get tickets in advance, as this show sold out last year. You can get tickets at the Egyptian Theater.
Snowfest at Park City Mountain
December 20 - January 5 at Park City Mountain
Enjoy daily activities at Park City Resort with lots of holiday cheer. Some of the highlights of Snowfest are Santa Comes down Town Lift, the 57th Annual Torchlight Parade, daily surprises, and even fireworks. For a detailed schedule, go here.
Kurt Bestor at The Egyptian Theater
December 21 at 8 pm and December 22-25 at 6 pm
Enjoy traditional holiday favorites from the Emmy-Award winning composer Kurt Bestor. This performance includes Christmas favorites as well as Kurt's original music. Tickets can be purchased at The Egyptian.
Ballet West’s Nutcracker at The Eccles Center For The Performing Arts
December 21 at 2 and 5:30 pm
Enjoy Ballet West’s performance of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker, right here in Park City. This ballet is sure to be a treat for all ages as you enjoy the Sugar Plum Fairy, toy soldiers, along with Clara and the Snow Queen. Advance tickets can be purchased here.
Santa Comes Down Town Lift
December 21, 5:30 PM at Town Lift Plaza
Santa makes his annual ride down the Town Lift with his magical sleigh all lit up on December 21. A great event to get the whole family extra excited about Christmas and to share in the holiday cheer with the entire community. Afterward, enjoy a magical stroll through downtown Park City as it’s decorated for Christmas.
It’s A Wonderful Life Film at Park City Film
December 23, 7 pm
Come enjoy a free holiday showing of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life with Park City Film. Bring the family and enjoy watching George Bailey on the big screen.
Park City Mountain Torchlight Parade
December 24, Dusk
Come enjoy the 57th annual Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain Resort. This traditional celebration lights up the mountain as Park City Staff ski down the mountain in formation with giant flares.
Deer Valley's Annual Torchlight Parade
December 30, 6:00 PM at Deer Valley Resort
Come enjoy the annual Deer Valley Torchlight Parade at dusk. Up to 100 skiers will be skiing down the Big Stick Run with flares and even some lit up costumes. It’s a great way to start saying goodbye to 2019 that the whole family will enjoy. This event starts at dusk and includes complimentary hot cider and cookies at the Snow Park Plaza.
Christmas and New Years Dinner Specials
Choose from a variety of Park City area restaurants to celebrate the holidays with. From black-tie soirees to 4, 5, and 7-course prix-fixe menus, you will leave with a full heart and full stomach.
New Years Eve at Park City Mountain Resort
December 31, 7 pm
Enjoy New Year's Eve with the entire family at Park City Mountain. The party takes place in the Kokopelli Ballroom at the Grand Summit Hotel. The evening includes live music, dancing, a balloon drop, and dinner. Then, get ready to ring in the New Year with the resort's massive fireworks display.