18 Utah Ski Resort Holiday Events
Deck the halls on the ski slopes with our comprehensive guide to Utah ski resort holiday events like free Santa skiing, torchlight parades, Saint Nick visits, and New Year’s celebrations.
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade
Milosport Consumer Demo Day
Try the latest ski and snowboard gear from your favorite brands before you buy it at a free demo day on Wednesday, December 6.
Ski or ride for $25 on December 6, 13, and 20 with your donations to local charities. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Utah Foster Care Foundation (Dec. 6), new winter clothing (hats, socks, gloves) for the Road Home (Dec. 13), and a bag of non-perishable canned food for the Utah Food Bank (Dec. 20) to get your lift ticket.
Ski on Christmas Eve and visit Santa! He’ll be in the Snow Park Lodge area from 9:00–11:00 a.m. or noon–1:30 p.m. in the Silver Lake Lodge area. Bring your camera/smartphone to take pictures with Saint Nick.
Ski with Santa
Family Fun New Year’s Eve Celebration
Santa Comes Down Town Lift
Welcome Santa to Park City on Saturday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Lift Plaza. The evening features complimentary hot chocolate, while supplies last, as you wait for Santa to ride in on the Town Lift with his lit-up sleigh. Photos with Santa courtesy of EpicMix Photo.
Visit Park City from December 16–December 31, 2017, for a 16-day winter festival featuring morning and après musical acts, village entertainers, Santa sightings, fireworks, and more winter fun.
55th Annual Torchlight Parade and Christmas Eve Celebration
Get in the holiday spirit on Christmas Eve with festive music paired with hot cocoa and cookies at the Park City Base Area beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., the ski and snowboard school will ski down the PayDay trail in a traditional torchlight parade. Free admission and refreshments, while supplies last.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Participate in family-friendly activities on New Year’s Eve at Canyons Village. A Concert by Metro Music Club begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by fireworks display at 7:30 p.m. (Early enough for the kiddos to celebrate without staying up all night.)
Christmas Eve Celebration
Hanukkah Candle Lighting
Hanukkah candles will be lit in a traditional ceremony every evening at sundown from December 12–19 at the Cliff Lodge. Guests are welcome to bring their menorahs.
Santa Skis Free
Join other Santa’s for a Christmas Eve ski day at the Bird. The first 50 people dressed in a complete Santa Claus or Elf suit ski/ride free at Snowbird. Register at the Activity Center from 9:00–10:00 a.m. and meet outside the Activity Center at 10:00 a.m. to be escorted to a special Santa Express Tram. Arrive early!
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
On Christmas Eve, stay after skiing for bonfires on the Plaza Deck followed by the Torchlight Parade, fireworks, and Santa rappelling from the Tram at approximately 6:00 p.m.Candelight Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 p.m.in the Snowbird Center. Catch Santa and Mrs. Claus on the slopes from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day.
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Kick off your New Year’s Eve celebration with fire pits, hot cocoa, and waffles from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the Plaza Deck. Torchlight Parade begins at approximately 6:00 p.m. followed by fireworks display at 6:30 p.m. Stay after for a DJ and New Year’s Eve party in the Wildflower Lounge.
Santa on the Slopes
Santa will be visiting on Christmas Eve for pictures at the Solitude Village fire pit and can be spotted on the slopes on Christmas Day riding and handing out candy.
On Saturday, December 30, children 12 and under are invited to create Utah’s best glow parade. Meet at Last Chance Lodge at 4:45 p.m. to enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and treats. At dusk, the children will gear up with their skis or snowboards and glow sticks. They will ride Moonbeam Express chairlift with Solitude ski instructors, then wind down Main Street run.
New Year’s Eve Magic Show & Torchlight Parade
On Sunday, December 31, join us at 5:00 p.m. at Last Chance Lodge for an hour-long children’s magic show. Then at 6:00 p.m. watch the light show as Solitude staff members snake down the mountain with orange glowing torches. Refreshments will be available for purchase.