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Park City Winter Events – Check out our Top 10

Park City Winter Events | Christmas in Park City
Park City Winter Events | Christmas in Park City

Park City Winter Events


Park City, Utah, is a special place any time you visit. But there are certain Park City winter events that come along each year that make it an extraordinary place to visit. Whether it’s the Torchlight Parade on Christmas Eve, the country’s most popular Sundance Film Festival, World Cup skiing, or celebrating Spring Gruv and Easter in Park City,  you’ll find events throughout the year that give you even more reasons to visit Park City.  Park City is home to a diverse culture of theater and performing arts events, sure to please and delight performing arts lovers from every background.

Here are a few of our favorite Top 10 Park City Winter Events that keep people coming back every year.

  1. Opening Day at our Ski Resorts – This year, Park City will open for the 2017-18 Ski Season on Thanksgiving Day followed next week by Deer Valley Resort on December 2, 2017.  Won’t you join us?
  2. Celebrate Christmas in Park City – Visitors can join in some of our time-honored traditions such as watching Santa come down the Town Lift to watching the Torchlight Parades at both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resorts. Take in a show at the The Egyptian Theatre or shop for last-minute gifts along Historic Main Street and The Tanger Outlets.
  3. Utah Olympic Park – Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined – Dec. 30-31 – In a winner-take-all event where the victors will be named to Team USA. The Olympic Trials will feature Nordic Combined on Saturday, Dec. 30 followed by Ski Jumping for men and women on Sunday, Dec. 31.
  4. New Year’s Eve in Park City – The New Year’s Eve Celebration at Canyons Village is fun for the entire family! Family-friendly activities begin at 3pm and include live entertainment, sleigh rides, music and our massive fireworks display at approximately 7:00 pm.
  5. FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup – January 1-12, 2018 – The world’s best freestyle skiers come together one last time before they head to the Olympics.   Catch them this winter for the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley Resort as they twist, fly and race their way to the podium. All events are free to the public.
  6. Martin Luther King Holiday – Snow, sun and fun are waiting for you during the Martin Luther King Holiday (Monday, January 15, 2018) weekend in Park City Utah!  Take advantage of some of the best lodging deals of the season.
  7. Sundance Film Festival – Jan 18-28, 2018 – The Sundance Film Festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers, comprising of competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature films and short films. Now in it’s 40th year, it is bigger and more popular than ever.  Book lodging early!
  8. Valentine’s Day in Park City – February 14, 2018 – You and your special someone can spend Valentine’s Day nestled in the mountains of Park City, Utah, a splendid resort city that offers skiing and plenty other of couple-friendly activities.
  9. Spring Gruv & Pond Skimming – March 24-April 8, 2018 – Park City presents the 10th annual Park City Spring Grüv. For 16 days Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Village will be having huge, free concerts, as well as the 22nd Annual Pond Skimming Contest to be held on April 7, 2018 at Canyons!
  10. Easter in Park City – April 8, 2018 – Easter in Park City is April 1, 2018, and that means many things: beautiful blue sky days, incredible skiing, longer days and of course, Easter Egg hunts.

No matter when you’re planning a vacation to Park City, our Calendar of Events will keep you informed on everything going on in and around town during your stay.

Park City Utah Events Calendar

Park City Winter Activities

Park City Winter Activities

Park City Ice Skating at Resort Center

Park City Canyons Lodging is making Park City winter activities more affordable than even by offering select free options for your next visit to Park City. Just book your stay with us and take advantage of offers that include ski and snowboard rentals to outdoor ice skating  Take a look at the details and current list of FREE Park City winter activities.  (See Details)

Park City is of course famous for our skiing and riding, but that’s not the total picture.  Park City winter activities range from winter fly-fishing and hot-air ballooning to snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.  And that’s just the beginning.  And if you’re looking for kid-friendly activities, consider the Gorgoza tubing park or an afternoon of ice skating.  Here’s a list of some of our favorite Park City winter activities:

Park City Winter Activities

Tubing at Gorgoza Park

Tubing at Gorgoza Park

Gorgoza Park offers lighted, lift-served tubing on seven lanes – three beginner and four advanced. Gorgoza Park also offers mini-snowmobile rides for the kids and the Fort Frosty area for the little ones, including a tubing carousel. Extended Holiday Hours 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM: December 17, 2016 – January 2, 2017; January 14 – 16, 2017; and February 18 – 20, 2017.




Snowmobilng in Park CitySnowmobiling for maximum enjoyment

Faster than two skis, more thrills than a half-pipe, Park City offers the maximum in snowmobiling excitement.  Daytrips offers 2 hour rentals with two hours free or all day self guided rentals. You will have the freedom to choose your own pace and map out your own adventure!




Cross Country SkiingCross Country Skiing

White Pine Touring operates a 20+ km cross-country ski center in the heart of Park City. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views along one of three groomed loops. With 3k, 5k and 10k+ loops, they are perfect for the beginner, intermediate and advanced classic or skate skier. Heated underground parking, passes, equipment and lessons are all offered on site.



Dog SleddingDog Sledding and Beyond

Experienced teams of sled dogs take you on thrilling ride and show you what it’s like to run through beautiful trails, pastures and breath-taking mountain top views. Meet our Iditarod and rescue dogs and see them in their element working together as a team. Tours can be scheduled from one hour to a half day in length for mushers of all ages.



Snowshoeing in Park CitySnowshoeing is a Family Sport

Snowshoe tours are an excellent activity for anyone!  Whether you are looking for a scenic aerobic experience or just a peaceful walk in the woods you will love snowshoeing.  Snowshoe tours can be catered to fit your exact needs and desires; or you can choose from a list of our favorites!  Most tours include rentals, transportation from lodging, and lunch options.  Individuals 6 years old and older with any level of snowshoeing experience are welcome on most snowshoe tours.

Alpine Coaster at PCMRAlpine Coaster and More at PCMR

From the Zipline to a sleighride and more.  Climb into the toboggan-style cars of the Alpine Coaster and get ready for the ride of your life. You’ll enjoy the beautiful Wasatch mountain scenery as the automated lift system whisks you to the top of the track. Then, hold on tight as you go whizzing down the mountain on nearly 4,000 feet of curves, bends and loops. It’s a ride you won’t soon forget.

We look forward to helping your plan the perfect Park City ski vacation, and be sure to save some time for winter activities off the mountain.

Celebrate Christmas in Park City and Save

Christmas in Park CityCelebrate Christmas in Park City.  Be a hero this Holiday season and book a last minute ski vacation to Park City and enjoy everything Park City has to offer. Join us on Historic Main Street and sing Christmas carols with the Elves or catch Santa’s arrival down the Park City Resort Town Lift.  Park City Canyons Lodging is making it more affordable to ever to experience Park City and save 20% on all remaining inventory through December 31, 2016.  Choose from cozy one bedrooms up to spacious 5 bedroom townhomes, all located conveniently close to Park City’s Canyons Village and on the free shuttle route.



What’s happening Christmas in Park City?  Here’s a list of holidays and events not to miss.

Christmas in Park CitySaturday, December 17
Santa Arrives via the Town Lift

Sat., Dec. 17 is the annual “Santa Comes Down the Town Lift” event on the Town Lift Plaza, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the holiday cheer with you! Beginning at 5:30 pm, we’ll have plenty of merriment to go around as we await his arrival. Once he’s here, you and your kids can get your picture taken with Santa by EpicMix Photo.


DecemberFest at Park City Mountain ResortDecember 17 to January 1, 2017
DecemberFest at Park City Mountain Resort

Celebrate the holidays by heading to Park City for DecemberFest, a 16-day festival including après musical acts, village entertainers, and more from Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 – Sun., Jan. 1, 2016.  VIEW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS




Torchlight Parade - Christmas in Park City

Saturday, December 24
Park City’s Annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade

Join us for a tradition as old as the resort itself. That means it will turn 54 this year! This is also one of our most special and longest-running traditions, creating a special seasonal atmosphere here on Christmas Eve.  Before the actual parade, the fun starts at 5:30 pm in Park City Base Area with holiday music and holiday cheer, all free for your entire family.


Deer Valley New Years Torchlight ParadeFriday, December 30 
Deer Valley Resort Torchlight Parade

This magical holiday tradition at Deer Valley Resort is not to be missed!  The Torchlight Parade will begin around 6pm and will be held on Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain, behind Snow Park Lodge. Complimentary hot cider and cookies will be served on the Snow Park Plaza.


New Years at CanyonsSaturday, December 31st – Happy New Year!
Park City Canyons Village 

Park City’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is held at Canyons Village with fireworks going off at around 7:30pm.  It is a great way for you and all of your friends and family to kick-off your New Year’s Eve celebrations. In addition to the fireworks show, enjoy fire pits, hot cocoa, and live music by the Metro Music Club.


There’s plenty more happening in Park City, just take take a look at the Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar.  Choose from holiday sing alongs to an evening with Kurt Bestor, it’s all happening in Park City this winter.  VIEW THE COMPLETE PARK CITY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Let us know if we can assist you with booking your next Park City ski vacation.  Give us a call at 800-421-5056.