Great Ways to Spend Christmas in Park City

The Christmas in Park City Christmas season is rapidly approaching, which means that it’s time to start planning your Park City vacation! Christmas in Park City is a special time, filled with great skiing and snowboarding, first class shopping and plenty of holiday cheer. As you plan your Christmas trip to our snowy paradise, check out some of the holiday events in Park City that you won’t want to miss!

Santa Arrives by Chairlift

Christmas in Park City officially starts on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. when Santa Claus and his reindeer make their grand entrance by riding down the Town Lift to Main Street to greet children from ages 1 to 92.

Bring your family out to enjoy hot cocoa and Christmas carols. There will of course be the opportunity to tell Santa what you want for Christmas!

Holiday Shopping

With countless great shopping options, there’s no need to bring presents with you for your family Christmas in Park City. Travel light and pick up everything you need once you arrive!

Main Street in downtown Park City offers dozens of unique shops, boutiques and galleries featuring everything from designer clothes and fine art to mountain apparel that you can wear on the slopes the next day!

For bargain prices, head to the Tanger Outlets near the intersection of I-80 and Utah SR-224, featuring name brand stores like Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Gap, J. Crew, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and many more.

Santa Skis Free at Canyons Resort

Wear your full Santa suit to Canyons Resort on Dec. 20 and you could ski for free! Every year, Santas take over the mountain in search of fresh powder and nice children too!

Free skiing or riding is limited to the first 50 Santas (or Mrs. Claus, reindeer or elves) to arrive in full costume. Register in the resort village from 8-9 a.m. and become a part of Christmas in Park City!

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain

A tradition for almost 50 years, the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain is a fun, family-friendly event that brings everyone spending Christmas in Park City together to celebrate the season.

Enjoy holiday music and free cookies and hot beverages on the plaza at the base of PCMR at sunset before watching the instructors from the ski and snowboard school parade down the PayDay trail in a string of torchlight.

You don’t have to wait until the parade to see Santa though. Look for him on the slopes with gifts in tow all day on Christmas Eve.

With great shopping and plenty of special holiday events, spending Christmas in Park City will be an unforgettable experience for you and your family. As you plan your holiday getaway, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have options at all three resorts as well as downtown. Let us help you put together your perfect Christmas trip!