It’s the most wonderful time of the year, unless you’re stuck in a dreadful airport in Denver or Newark, or course. The moral is to skip the year-end airfare surcharge and enjoy the holiday season in Park City where the eponymous mountain resort brings two weeks of festivities during Snowfest.

Every day from December 22, 2018 to January 6, 2019 Park City Mountain will host Après music and entertainment at both Park City base area and Canyons Village along with special events including an avalanche dog meet and greet, live ice sculpting, pub trivia and more. Get the party started daily without even changing out of your ski boots while listening live music at Umbrella Bar and Legends featuring a variety of performers from One Man Funk Band Simply B to bluegrass duo The Proper Way to local rock ensemble Snyderville Electric Band.

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain

Holiday traditions begin in earnest when the 56th annual torchlight parade lights up Christmas eve. At 5:30 p.m. Park City ski and snowboard instructors will lead the procession down the mountain culminating in the one-and-only Santa Claus riding down Payday Express to join the celebration with hot chocolate and cookies. Live music and warm holiday cocktails at Legends will keep the adults entertained as well.

Santa Comes to Town Down Payday Express

Canyons Village is the setting for the New Year’s Eve celebration. Metro Music Club will kick things off on the Canyons Village Stage at 5:30 p.m. The seven-piece Utah powerhouse cover band brings a trademark flare to modern and retro hits which will have people partying like it’s 2019. The fireworks celebration at 7:30 p.m. closes out the year with a bang.

Do yourself a favor. Take the post-holiday week off work to ski, party and enjoy all the festivities on tap at Park City Mountain through January 6. Check out Park City’s website for the full schedule of Snowfest events.

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