Tis' the season to be dazzled by the enchanting winter wonderland of Park City, where our snow-kissed mountain town comes alive with the spirit of the holiday season. In this guide, we unwrap the gift of awe and wonder and lead you through the best Christmas decorations and light displays that our alpine retreat has to offer. From Main Street to the slopes discover glittering and heartwarming sights that make Park City a true holiday gem. Let the festive adventure begin!
Main Street and Park City Mountain
Main Street Snow Globe Stroll
The Snow Globe Stroll has returned to Main Street featuring seven life-size snow globes themed around different holiday songs including “Last Christmas,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Let It Snow!,” and “Happy Holiday.” As you meander along, enjoy all the jovial Historic Park City holiday decorations including Santa’s mailbox and Main Street’s Christmas tree. To add a little more fun to your stroll and to ward off that winter chill grab a hot cocoa from Red Banjo Pizza. They’ve brought back their commemorative cocoa mugs this season to coincide with the Snow Globe Stroll. You can purchase a special mug for $9.50, or a mug filled with hot cocoa for $11. The globes and the mugs, are available through Jan. 5. Don’t forget to bring your phone as you can scan the QR codes at each globe and enter to win prizes.
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain Resort, Mountain Village
On Sunday, December 24th at 5 p.m. spend your evening at Park City’s Mountain Village and enjoy cookies, cocoa, and carolers while you await for the resort’s Ski and Ride School to wind their way down Payday run at 5:30 with lit torches to celebrate Christmas Eve.
Montage Deer Valley
As you enter the Montage’s entrance framed by a symphony of illuminated trees, you're instantly engulfed in a joyous aura. Their seasonal spectacle hits its peak with their annual gingerbread presentation. This year's theme pays homage to Utah, featuring a Honeycomb gingerbread cookie pattern mirroring the iconic Delicate Arch, with a gravity-defying 50-pound Chocolate Santa scaling down the arch. Beyond the gingerbread magic, the Montage offers a Menorah Lighting each night of Hanukkah (December 7–15, 5:00 pm, Vista Lounge), a special red mailbox channeling letters straight to Santa's North Pole abode, and Candy Land—an indulgent journey allowing you to handpick a delightful array of confections throughout your visit.
At the Stein, you’ll find their halls decked with wreaths, garlands, a 32-foot decorated tree, and a massive gingerbread display. Their elaborate holiday exhibit, now in its 22nd year, features a 12-foot-long gingerbread firetruck for guests and visitors to admire. Standing 5 feet tall, 4 feet wide, and 12 feet long, the festive firetruck includes 190 pounds of gingerbread, 120 pounds of icing, 10 pounds of chocolate, 400 egg whites, and 3 total pounds of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
Deer Valley Resort Torchlight Parade
On Saturday, December 30th, held at approximately 6 p.m. (dusk) on the Big Stick ski run behind Snow Park Lodge, enjoy this revered Park City tradition that includes complimentary hot chocolate, cider, and cookies starting at 5:30 p.m.
Canyons Village + Surrounding Area
Canyons + Pendry Plaza
Scoot on over to Canyon’s Village, where an abundance of holiday delight awaits! Picture multiple Christmas trees, life-size ornaments, buildings adorned with twinkling lights, and a calendar full of celebratory events. With the recent addition of Pendry Plaza, Canyons Village has doubled its holiday charm, and you're in for a treat. Mark your calendar for the magical Silver Sky Nights held on select winter evenings, including December 15 and 23. These delightful events showcase live music on the Forum Stage, stunning fireworks, and captivating ice carving demonstrations. Additionally, experience Winter Nights, another Canyons Village winter extravaganza on December 22, 27, 28, and 29 featuring a live DJ, along with exclusive shopping and dining offers throughout the village.
Park City Gardens
A local’s favorite holiday haunt, Park City Gardens, is your go-to for an afternoon of joy. Stroll through their enchanting Christmas tree lot, inhale the delightful seasonal aroma, and discover handmade wreaths, garlands, specialty decorations, and other merry gifts at the boutique and flower shop. Top it off with your favorite beverage from the garden cafe, and roam through 10 acres of winter wonderland bliss!
Which Decorations are Your Favorite
One of my favorite parts of being a local in a ski mountain town is the holiday season and basking in the glow of all the twinkly lights and the celebratory spirit that fills the air, no matter where you find yourself. From gingerbread extravaganzas to torchlight parades and enchanting snow globe strolls, every corner of Park City exudes festive cheer. And as the season continues to unfold, may the sparkle of these festivities warm your heart and illuminate your holidays. Here's to a season filled with joy, laughter, and the timeless magic of Park City's winter wonderland!