Top Park City holiday events and attractions

From the annual Torchlight Parade to watching Santa Claus come down the chairlift, Park City truly comes alive during the holiday season. Check out some of the top events that inspire Christmas cheer!

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Giving Tree Festival | Mid November-Early December

This annual auction of meticulously decorated trees is presented by the Park City Rotary Club, benefiting Summit County. The trees are placed throughout town, and visitors are encouraged to find them all and stamp the coordinating map to win a big prize, usually a Park City weekend getaway and giftcard.

Electric Parade | Saturday after Thanksgiving

Taking place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this extravagant display features a variety of vehicles, from bicycles to trolleys, lit up with Christmas lights. There is no cost to participate, and is a great holiday event for the whole family!

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Photo: Historic Park City

Park City Santa Pub Crawl | Early December

Similar to the Santa Con pub crawls around the country, this bar-hopping event encourages guests to dress up in their best holiday-inspired attire to follow a schedule of bars around Main Street. The evening also includes a costume contest and prizes from local businesses.

Park Silly Holiday Bazaar | Mid-December

Hosted by the famed Park Silly Sunday Market, this bazaar features a variety of vendors, similar to the summer market, to get you and your family into the holiday spirit. Entrance into this market is free to the public.

Santa Comes Down Town Lift | Mid-December

Come get your picture taken with Santa Claus as he arrives to Park City on Historic Main Street via Park City Mountain's Town Lift. This event includes hot chocolate and snacks for the kids as they wait to see what treats Santa brings in his bag.

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Photo: Park City Mountain

Decemberfest | Mid-December-January 1

This 16-day festival is hosted by Park City Mountain Resort, and includes village entertainers, apres-ski music, welcoming Santa to town, kid's activities and other holiday-inspired events around the resort.

Santa Skiing at Park City Mountain ResortPhoto: Park City Mountain

Park City Mountain’s Torchlight Parade | December 24 

Torchlight Parade has been a tradition at Park City (and other Utah resorts) for 55 years this season, and brings together locals and visitors from around the world. After the resort closes on Christmas Eve, head to the Park City base area to watch skiers make their way down the darkened mountain holding large torches. This event is free to everyone, and the perfect way to ring in some holiday cheer!

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Photo: Park City Mountain

Torchlight Parade at Deer Valley | December 30

Similar to the event on Park City Mountain, the parade at Deer Valley welcomes guests to enjoy complimentary hot cider and cookies at the Snow Park Lodge. Colorful skiers will parade down the mountain on the Big Stick run on the resort's Bald Mountain.

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Photo: Deer Valley Resort

New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks | December 31

Ending the holiday celebrations for the year is a fireworks show on Park City Mountain. The event also includes live entertainment and music along with the fireworks. 

Fireworks on New Years in Park City
Photo: Park City Mountain