Saturday, November 26, 2011

Park City, Utah: Storybook Christmas

What would you do if you saw Santa coming down the mountain with his sleigh and reindeer? Why, you would drink hot cocoa and eat snacks while you watch and wait for him to arrive on Main Street. It is guaranteed to delight old and young alike when it happens at Christmas in Park City, Utah. If you really want to have a storybook Christmas experience, you better make your Park City reservations before the town fills up. Park City hotel reservations are also popular.

Save your Christmas shopping for Park City, as well. Traditional strolling from shop to shop on historic Main Street under the Christmas lights and decorations, with snow on the ground, will seem like a turn of the century dream. Stop in one of the many eateries or bars for a bite or a drink. Listen to the carolers in Miner’s Park every evening through Christmas Eve. To complete the experience, take a horse and carriage or horse drawn sleigh ride. The Ghost of Christmas Past is still alive and well in Park City, Utah.

Attend the solo Christmas Concert with pianist Kurt Bestor at the elegant Egyptian Theatre. There will also be many other performances at the theatre during the holidays. The Winter Exhibition at Gallery Mar or the art of Anton Arkhipoy at the Thomas Anthony Gallery, add a bit of culture to the season. Try a little ice skating at the city rink to the sound of holiday music and the sight of the Christmas lights.

On the 21st of December Park City will host a Winter Solstice Electric Parade. Everyone joins in this parade by adding lights to their bikes and autos; it’s quite a festive site to see and a lot of fun to participate in. On Christmas Eve Santa will ski down the mountain with 100 elves following behind. They will lead the Torchlight Christmas Parade at Park City Mountain Resort. Visits with Santa are on the agenda right after the parade. Santa will also be on hand for pictures at Deer Valley on Christmas Day. From the 23rd to the 25th Santa will ski the slopes at the Canyons and give out treats to all.

On the 25th a Christmas Day buffet at the Canyons will be the perfect holiday dinner. In the evening, Christmas Day is topped off with a huge fireworks display that will be a fitting end to a once in a lifetime. Imagine the delight on the faces of children, or the warm and fuzzy feeling you will get from the sound of caroling and the scent of cocoa. The holiday mood will certainly be alive and well.

Bring the children and the whole family for a Christmas that will be remembered as the best one ever. There are celebrations and events enough, to fill the holiday season with joy and fun. So many things to see and do and so little time until the Christmas season is over for another year. Park City is proud to bring this seasonal celebration to you every year. Once you have experienced it, you will want to return again and again to celebrate your future holiday seasons.

This guest post has been written by Rick Mumford.

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