Winter has arrived in earnest here in the Wasatch Back, with lots of snowfall last week and more expected this week! Nothing brings our mountains to life quite like a good winter storm, and this year it has come just in time for the holiday season.
We are looking forward to a "more normal" 2021-2022 winter season, including the return of many of our favorite events. This newsletter includes details about all the great fun to be had in and around town during the coming weeks!

We look forward to seeing you around town and on the slopes.
In the meantime, Happy Holidays to you and yours!  

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All Winter  |  Historic Main St  |  Park City
Taking a stroll on Main Street during the holiday season is a "can't miss" occasion for visitors and residents alike. Lights, decorations, and holiday spirit abound!
Jordanelle State Park  |  Now - Jan 30
Mayflower Exit  |  Hwy 40  |  Heber City

Jordanelle State Park, in cooperation with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, is now offering horse-drawn carriage rides through snowy fields of illuminated trees. Group and private 25 minute rides are available. Reservations are required.

More info here.

Through January 1  |  Salt Lake County Fairgrounds 
Drive through millions of lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. Drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways, and more. Get tickets

Through January 1  |  Ashton Gardens  |  Lehi
Experience the light of Luminaria, a holiday tradition so remarkable, it was featured on ABC’s popular "Great Christmas Light Fight: Season 8 Heavyweight Edition!" Luminaria is an enchanting walk through Ashton Gardens that transports you to another world with all of the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of the holidays. A one-way path guides you past a light and music show with 6,500 programmable luminaries blanketing a hill, with each luminary a pixel in a moving picture of flying reindeer, Ombre waves, and other signs of the season. Info here.

Through January 1  |  Downtown Ogden  |  353 E 25th Street  
Ogden's Christmas Village lights up downtown Ogden and offers incredible replicas of some of Ogden's most iconic historic buildings all decked out for the holidays. The event is free for all visitors. Lights are turned on daily at 5:00 pm until midnight. Info

Through January 2  |  Utah State Fairground  |  Salt Lake City
Lumaze transforms the Utah State Fairpark into a “Fairytale Christmas” with a million twinkling lights, creating a wonderland where the whole family will be amazed. This event offers seasonal music, food, and activities that will entertain all ages. Highlights include larger-than-life illuminated displays, a candy cane light tunnel, festive music and treats, a covered Kids’ Zone with Gingerbread Castle Playground, magical glowing swings, and beautiful backdrops to create your perfect holiday photo. Info here.

Through January 1  |  50 N. Temple St.  |  Temple Square  |  Salt Lake City
Temple Square in Salt Lake City will be open to the public this Christmas season with displays and limited lights. Construction and the COVID-19 pandemic have modified some of the plans for this year’s celebration, but families are invited to walk around parts of the grounds and experience an animated nativity in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Info

Looking for more Holiday Lights? 
Check out this great Holiday Lights Map provided by KSL.

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Dates Vary  |  Canyons Village

Bundle up and enjoy complimentary movie nights outside in the Forum in Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort. Activities and treats begin at 4:00 pm, with films beginning between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

More info here

Elf  |  December 22
The Grinch  |  December 26
The Polar Express  |  December 29

Frozen 2  |  January 1 
Trolls World Tour  |  January 16
Raya & the Last Dragon  |  February 20

Thru Jan 1  |  Dejoria Center  |  Kamas

Cruise over to Kamas and enjoy an amazing wagon ride around the beautiful High Star Ranch with their enormous Clydesdale horses. Bundle up and bring your family and friends to enjoy the ride; hot cocoa is included before and after the adventure. Online reservations required. 

More info here.

Main Street Park City  |  Thru January 5

Take a stroll up and down Main Street, and check out life-sized snow globes, each depicting a unique winter scene. This event is perfect for families and those looking to create a fun, new winter tradition. You can start your stroll at the bottom, top, or middle, but don't miss a single globe. Download the Snow Globe Stroll Map to follow along. 

 More info here.
Corner of Main St & Heber Ave  |  Park City

Park City has made special arrangements for Main Street to be a drop-off site for letters to Santa Claus! Don't forget to drop off your letters to Santa's Mailbox located at the Depot, on the corner of Main Street & Heber Ave. by December 24th to make sure all the wishes get to the North Pole in time!

 More info here.

Dates Vary  |  Park City Resort

Head out to Park City Resort this winter for Silver Sky Nights with live music and spectacular fireworks. Each event will begin at 4:00 pm, with fireworks starting at varying times. Remember to secure your pooches if the sound scares them! 

 More info here. 

Friday, December 17  |  5:30 pm fireworks, music by Nathan Spenser Revue
Thursday, December 23  |  5:30 pm fireworks, music by The Fab Folk
Saturday, January 15  |  5:45 pm fireworks, music by Snyderville Station, live ice carving 
Friday, January 21  |  5:45 pm fireworks, music by Timmy The Teeth, live ice carving 
Friday, February 11  |  6:00 pm fireworks, music by The Proper Way, live ice carving 
Saturday, February 19  |  6:15 pm fireworks, music by Nathan Spenser Revue, ice carving
December 18  | Zermatt Resort
784 Resort Drive  |  Midway

This event offers children’s activities that include holiday crafts, sugar cookie decorating, ginger bread houses, and a visit with Santa Claus.

More info here.

December 18  |  Zermatt Resort
784 Resort Drive  |  Midway

Zermatt Resort is pleased to host Santa to join your family for breakfast every Saturday through Christmas. 

More info here.


December 18  |  Old Town


Join everyone at the Town Lift Plaza located on Historic Main Street and see Santa Come Down Town Lift! The holiday cheer will begin at 5:30 pm.

More info here.

Eccles Center @ Park City High School
1750 Kearns Blvd  |  Park City  |  
Dec 20 

Battling mice and soldiers, stunning snowflakes, and dazzling dancing dolls make this show a Park City Holiday Tradition. This abbreviated family show brings the magic of the Nutcracker to life for adults and children alike.

More info here for the 3:00 pm showing and here for the 6:30 pm showing


December 24  |  Deer Valley® Resort  Snow Park Lodge

Santa will be visiting guests in the Snow Park Lodge area from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and from noon to 1:30 pm in the Silver Lake Lodge area. Guests and their children are invited to bring a camera and take their picture with Santa.

More info here.

Deer Valley® Resort  |  December 30

The Torchlight Parade will be held at approximately 6:00 pm (dusk) on December 30th with skiers coming down Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain, behind Snow Park Lodge. Complimentary hot chocolate, cider, and cookies will be served on the Snow Park Plaza from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 

More info here.


December 31  |  Canyons Village

Those looking for a way to celebrate the New Year and start the night off with a bang will find that Canyons Village has just what they need, with music and a spectacular fireworks display starting at 7:30 pm. 

More info here.

Soldier Hollow  |  
Opening January 2022

Ice Castles is an award-winning frozen attraction built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, tunnels, slides, fountains, and more. 

More info here.

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Sleigh Rides at Canyons Village
A scenic 30 minute horse drawn sleigh ride through Willow Draw, complete with blankets provided for your comfort during the ride. Reservations are required. For more info click here.
Sleigh Rides at Park City Base
Ride in a horse drawn sleigh up to our mountain lodge for a unique and delicious evening. The Snowed Inn Sleigh Company offers horse drawn sleigh rides with or without dinner. For more info click here.

The Viking Dinner Yurt - Book Now!
This four hour, memorable European dining experience begins with a 25 minute sleigh ride up 1,800 feet with incredible views of the night sky, giant trees, and the best views of Park City and surrounding mountains. For more info click here.

Historic Mountain Ski Tours
Unlock the secrets of the past and discover Park City’s rich mining, skiing, and local history on the Silver to Slopes Historic Mining Tour. You will uncover the historic mining buildings and hidden relics scattered across the resort. For more info click here.

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January 20 - 30  |  Various Locations

This world famous 10-day film festival brings more than 40,000 people to Park City each January to celebrate the work of independent storytellers in film. Films are screened in over a dozen venues in town. Info on films, venues, and how to plan your trip here. 
1750 Kearns Blvd  |  Park City

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts

More info here.
Mark O’Connor - An Appalachian Christmas  |  December 21
VIVA MOMIX   |   December 28 - 29
Heather McGhee   January 8
National Geographic Live - Terry Virts - A View from Above  |  February 11
FUNNY!  |  March 12
Jim Santy Auditorium/Park City Library

The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world, and local cinema.

Luzzu  |  December 3 - 17
Julia  |  December 17 - 19
Being the Ricardos  |  December 23 - 26 
It's a Wonderful Life  |  December 24
Torn  |  December 31 - Jan 2
Belfast  |  January 7 - 9
Savvy  |  January 13

More info here.

268 Main St  |  Park City

O.P. Rockwell is a relaxed and sophisticated cocktail lounge and music hall in the heart of Park City.
ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience  |  December 27
New Year's Eve with GEORGE MICHAEL REBORN  |  December 31
Petty Theft  |  January 15
Donovan Frankenreiter  |  February 8
HELL’S BELLES, World Famous All-Female AC/DC Tribute Band  |  February 14

More info here.

328 Main St  |  Park City

The intimate Egyptian Theatre hosts a variety of theatre, comedy, musical acts, special events, community functions, and more. 

More info here.
Park City Holiday Spectacular &
|  Dec 17 - 19

Kurt Bestor  |  December 22 - 25
Cornell Gunter's Coasters  |  Dec 26 - 27
The Platters  |  December 28 - 29
The Drifters  |  December 30 - Jan 1
KT Tunstall  |  January 6 - 9
The Family Stone  |  January 13 - 16
Brett Dennen  |  February 4 - 6
The Del McCoury Band  |  Feb 10 - 12
10,000 Maniacs  |  February 17 - 20
Sam Bush  |  February 24 - 27
DeVotchKa  |  March 3 - 5
Lee Rocker
 of The Stray Cats | Mar 10 -12
Tinsley Ellis  |  March 17 - 19
The Sound of Music  |  March 25 - April 3
131 Main St  |  Salt Lake City

Utah's premier state-of-the-art theater. The 2,500-seat main hall features first-run Broadway tours, live concerts, comedy shows, and more! 
Matt & Savanna Shaw: BelieveDec 18
Jason Mraz  |  December 19
Hamilton  |  December 28 - January 23
Fran Lebowitz  |  January 29
Leanne Morgan  |  February 5
Anastasia  |  February 15 - 20
Slash  |  February 22
Nate Bargatze  |  February 23 - 25
Jo Koy  |  February 26 - 27
Riverdance  |  March 4 - 6

More info here.
Neil deGrasse Tyson  |  March 7
Jason Isbell  |  March 8
Shen Yun Performing Arts  |  Mar 11-12
Jim Jeffries  |  March 13
The Bands Visit  |  March 15 - 20
Trixie & Katya  |  March 22
British Invasion  |  March 24
Dancing with the Stars  |  March 25
Carol Burnett  |  March 28 - 29
Celtic Thunder  |  March 30
Blippi  |  March 30

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Utah Olympic Park hosts a variety of outdoor winter activities:
Bobsled  |  Winter Ropes Courses   |  Olympic Park Museums  |  Guided Tours 
Free XC Ski Day (Dec 17)  |  USBA YJWC Biathlon Team Trials (Dec 26 – 31) 

Soldier Hollow offers a wide range of outdoor and family activities including:
Cross-Country Skiing |  Snowshoeing |  Biathlon Experience | Winter Tubing
January 12 - 14  |  Deer Valley Resort

The world's best freestyle skiers come together this winter for the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup at Deer Valley® Resort. Watch as competitors twist, fly, and race their way to the podium on the same runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. This is one of the last World Cup events prior to the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. 

More info here.

February 4 - 5  |  Midway

Come watch horse, cowboy, skier, and rope combine for an adrenaline fueled snow race in beautiful Midway at the 6th annual Utah Ski Joring! Purchased tickets are valid for the entire race event Friday and Saturday. Watch a video here to learn more about this unique competitive event! 

More info here.

A Virtual Giving Campaign to
Conquer All Cancers! 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, last year's Pink Park City transformed into a virtual giving campaign. Hopefully this year's event will offer more in-person camaraderie, but regardless of format this is one of our community's most vital fundraisers. So stay tuned and keep an eye on the website for more upcoming info about the 2022 event.  

 More info here.

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is a one-stop online spot for finding local artisans and their goods and artisans. Take a look at some of our favorites on the list here.

Check out the pop up "Brand Park City" holiday shop at the Park City Outlets. It's open now through December 24. BRAND PC believes in the power of community and celebrates the makes of Park City.

More info here. 


Park City
  & the Heber Valley

Bring Utah Terroir – Taste of Place – to your table with these Authentic European style cheeses made right here in Park City with local milk. Enjoy the unique floral and mountain fresh notes found only in cheese made at high altitude in Utah.

More info here.

Park City, Utah

Raised in the Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, surrounded by the untamed wilderness, Allison continually strives to encourage a closer examination of ordinary skulls by personifying each piece in an extraordinary way. Her art is a reflection of that journey, and she is deeply grateful to be able to share it with the world.

More info here.

Park City, Utah

Local teen environmentalist and entrepreneur Ezra Rosenfield helps protect our planet by creating dog toys from materials that were going to be thrown away. His products are made of about 98% up-cycled materials. 

More info here. 

Midway, Utah

For nearly 20 years, Wasatch Waffles has been a family favorite. Eat healthy while satisfying the picky eaters who want great texture and taste. They source the highest-quality ingredients and stone-grind organic grains in small batches in Midway, Utah.

More info here.

Park City, Utah

Owner, Becky Richards, hand makes each piece of custom jewelry from bracelets and earrings to children's jewelry and hair accessories.

More info here.

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This Ultra-Exclusive Mountain Just Built a Stunning, Completely Clear Après-ski Bar by Travel & Leisure

"The St. Regis Deer Valley in Utah is already one of the best places to spend New Year's Eve in 2021, and now, it's cementing itself as one of the best places to après-ski all season long, too. In mid-December, The St. Regis Deer Valley will open its new après lounge, The Vintage Room, located directly on the resort's Ski Beach. And it's about as unique as a ski bar can get. The Vintage Room at The St. Regis Deer Valley is a stunning, clear, and heated 1,600-square-foot structure with vaulted ceilings located slopeside, along one of Deer Valley Resort's beautifully groomed ski runs."

Read the whole article, and get more info here.

Ever wonder who is responsible for the great artwork that you see on winter trail maps? There's a good chance that it is James Niehues, who has painted trail maps for over 200 ski resorts! Check out the interesting feature on James that ran recently in the Deseret News. He is also helping the National Ability Center by selling select prints to help with fundraising. More info here.

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Keep an eye out for our newsletter updates in the coming weeks,
including our 2021 Year End Real Estate Market Pulse.