Classic Winter Wonderland: Holiday Happenings in Park City, Utah

If you’ve never been to Park City, make plans to visit. When you think “Utah,” you don’t think “skiing,” but there are areas in the state where skiing is very popular. Of course, you don’t need to be an avid skier to enjoy the area. There are many events here.

The New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year’s Eve is a celebration that nearly everyone loves. It’s the time for resolutions, and there are few better than those promises involving self-improvement. Park City long term rentals let you take in the beauty of the area, so you don’t feel rushed for the holidays. You can come for Christmas and stay through the New Year.

The celebration includes free concerts at the beach and fireworks for the kids starting at 7:30PM. Put them to bed, and then head out to Main Street for the adult festivities that continue well into the night.

Holiday Shopping

One of the coolest things about the holidays is the shopping experiences. Sure, you can get caught up in the drudgery of it all, but there are also good aspects to Christmas like the twinkling lights, the brightly-colored ribbons, the unique creations that come out of craft stores during this time of the year and, of course, it’s worth it all to see the look on a loved one’s face when they open up a gift from you.

In Park City, there are over 100 unique shops and boutiques, even art galleries and specialty stores. These are definitely not your usual department stores.

Park City Restaurants

When you get hungry, there are plenty of places to eat. Choose from over 100 different restaurants. You don’t have to sit down and eat, either. There are fast food places as well as fine dining establishments. Of course, if you do choose a dine-in place, make sure you book a reservation.

Try to mix it up while you’re here. The Riverhorse on Main has a lot to offer, but it’s a bit pricey. Still, if you want a good, hearty, American meal, it’s hard to beat. Shoyu Sushi House and Japanese Kitchen serves, as you might guess, sushi and related fare.

Edge Steakhouse is one of the better steakhouses in the area, and Zoom is a modern take on American classics. Lookout cabin is the place to be for lunch, and the Royal Street Cafe is a great for mid-morning snacking or a light breakfast.

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort is a ski lodge so, if you like skiing, you should definitely check it out. Two adults and a child can ski here for about $100 for the day – not bad.

This is also where Santa comes so, if you have children, make sure you make a point of visiting here while you’re at Park City. He comes to the Snow Park Lodge from 9 to 11AM and then again from noon until 1:30. You can bring a camera is you want your picture taken with the jolly man.

Lonnie Graham is a longtime skier and outdoor sportsman. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, he likes to sit down and write about his passion. Look for his interesting posts on many sports, outdoors travel and skiing websites and blogs.

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