New Years Eve is an international evening of merriment. Between sharing dinner and drinks with loved ones, reminiscing on the months past, and projecting the exciting year to come New Years provides plenty of reason to celebrate. As you begin to make plans and picture the millions of people toasting champagne around the globe, consider celebrating your New Years in Park City! There is no better place to ring in the New Year then in the state that boasts the best snow in the world. From your luxury accommodations at Park City Peaks Hotel there are endless opportunities to make your New Years countdown unforgettable. Below are just three of the many reasons why you should pencil in Park City New Years on your 2014 winter calendar.
Celebrations at the Resorts
If you are in Park City in December, chances are you are familiar with the world class skiing right on our doorstep. With incredible snow and thousands of skiable acres, Park City has positioned itself as one of the premiere winter sports destinations in the world. While that is reason enough to celebrate, New Years in Park City brings its own level of excitement. On December 30th, stop by Deer Valley Resort for the classic Torchlight Parade and some hot cider and cookies. On New Year’s Eve, visit Canyons Resort for an afternoon of free live music at the base and a 7:30pm fireworks show – over just in time for you to continue celebrating into the night!
Jane Lynch at the Eccles Center
Park City Institute couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jane Lynch to town to help celebrate New Years in Park City. At 7:30 on New Years Eve, Jane Lynch will be bringing the Eccles Center audience to tears with her musical comedy-cabaret. Lynch has gained notoriety in recent years through her hysterical roles in Role Models, 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Party Down and has shown her musical talents off in the hit show Glee. With a history on Broadway and a background in off the wall comedy, this New Years performance will have you gasping for air as Lynch puts her personal twist on American standard songs and show tunes. If you are looking for an unforgettable way to bring in the New Year while on your Park City Peaks vacation, Jane Lynch is it!
Let’s be honest. When it comes to New Years celebrations, many people are simply looking for somewhere to let down their hair. New Years in Park City has no shortage of options for you to have a nice dinner, share a cocktail, dance, or just let loose. Try any number of our famed bars and restaurants on (and off) Historic Main Street, or head over to Park City Live for an electronic music driven Black Tie Affair. International sensation Darude, made famous stateside by his mega hit Sandstorm, will be fueling an energetic audience with his unique blending of electronic music styles. A straight shot from your Park City Peaks Hotel room, Darude is a must-see for anyone looking for a high energy New Years celebration – just don’t forget your dance shoes and cocktail attire!
When it comes to picturesque winter landscapes to take in the winter season, look no further than beautiful Park City, Utah. With blanketed mountains, bluebird skies, evergreens galore, and almost guaranteed snowfall, the jewel of the Wasatch Mountains is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays. By staying at Park City Peaks Hotel, the premiere Park City accommodation in the area, you will be right in the thick of things and only minutes away from all the action! If you are looking for holiday festivities in addition to the ideal landscape, Park City is home to a slew of events for your entire family. Here are just some of our favorites!
A Park City Holiday 2014
Located only a few minutes from your comfortable Park City accommodation, the Park City Ice Arena and Sports Complex hosts the perfect (free!) event to kick off the holiday season. On December 9 from 5 – 7pm, head to the arena for some ice skating, face painting, hot chocolate, cookies, and a performance by the Park City Treble Makers. Santa Claus will take to the ice at 5pm with some of his North Pole elves and will stick around to take any gift requests from your little ones afterwards!
Chanukah Party 2014
Whether you are of the Jewish faith or not, on December 13 between 5:30 and 9:30pm head to the Temple Har Shalom to celebrate Chanukah! With children’s games, dinner, and latkes this is the perfect spot to celebrate the Festival of Lights or learn more about the Jewish faith. Everyone is welcome, and tickets are on sale now!
The Silly Holiday Bazaar
For any lingering holiday shopping, head over to Deer Valley from your cozy room in your plush Park City accommodation. The Silly Holiday Bazaar runs from December 12 to December 14 and is a free, indoor market where local vendors gather and sell their art, food, clothing, accessories and any other handmade craft you can think of! Support the local craft community by purchasing a one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer for the holiday season!
Santa Comes Down the Town Lift
Just over a mile from your room at Park City Peaks Hotel is the world famous Park City Mountain Resort. On December 13, at 5:30 pm, head to the Town Lift at the resort to watch Santa and Rudolph “fly” down to town – complete with holiday carols, Christmas cookies, and hot chocolate!
Park City’s Holiday Spectacular and Community Sing-Along
Drag yourself out of the Park City Peaks famous hot tub at 8pm on December 18, 19, or 20 and make your way to the Egyptian Theatre downtown for the perfect holiday celebration! Park City’s Holiday Spectacular includes many of the best local performers in a live show like none other. One part holiday sing-a-long and one part variety show, head to the Egyptian for a magical way to celebrate the season!
From your room in Park City Peaks, the best local Park City accommodation, you will be just minutes from a plethora of incredible potential ways to celebrate the holidays. With blankets of snow on the ground and so many unique festivities around town, it would be silly to not spend at least some of your holiday season in beautiful Park City, Utah.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Winter!
Wow, summer is finally over and all the exciting events around Park City that go with summer are wrapping up. Soon it will be our favorite season once again, ski season, but before the snows show up and the resorts open there are lots of fun things to do still.
Our recent posts have covered trains, tourism, love stories and music so hopefully you have the idea that there is a lot to do in and around park city. Indeed, weather you are a history junky, outdoor sports or activity enthusiast or art lover, there is simply a never ending amount of stuff to do in and around Park City. (more…)
The Deer Valley Music Festival, home of the Utah Symphony & the Utah Opera, presents a series of events for all musical tastes from pop to classical. And while you’re waiting for your concert to begin, enjoy all that Park City and the surrounding mountains have to offer: from fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, hot air ballooning, and art galleries, to fine/casual dining (including July 9-13, the 9th annual Park City Food and Wine Classic).
Apart from skiing, there is nothing better than celebrating America’s Birthday, and the Park City Peaks Hotel is right in the heart of the action (and America!) if you are looking to go off the beaten path and enjoy a great town with great amenities, Park City is the place to be. Aside from all the nature, beauty and fresh air, we also have a lot of fun.
Come and enjoy:
The summertime is almost here, and that means that you can look forward to sunny days and warm nights in Park City. Make sure to bring your hats and sunglasses as you walk the cozy downtown streets. For those of you who are looking for something to do, read on! There are plenty of exciting events happening that will keep you entertained and thrilled during your stay with Park City Peaks Hotel.
With the start of spring blossoming, your thoughts may be starting to shift from powder-covered ski slopes to something more colorful and social. Park City Peaks Hotel would like to suggest making some time to embrace the culture here in beautiful Utah. In fact we recommend Park City’s Beethoven Music Festival as the ideal outlet for such outings.
Zipping down the hill on skis or a snowboard isn’t the only way to embrace the winter months. If you like the idea of a powder-filled getaway surrounded by sun-soaked skies, and snow-capped peaks, Park City offers a variety of fun and unique on-slope and off-slope options. Whether you want to hit the slopes, relax and take in the scenic mountain setting, or try something new; Park City’s got you covered.
If you are looking for some exciting things to do in March, here are some great activities that you won’t want to miss!
The Sundance Film Festival is back in Park City, Utah once again in 2014. Having kicked off on Thursday the 16th, the festival is off to an electric start. With the festival running through until Sunday January 26th ample time remains to get down to Park City to take in some great movies! The schedule is packed with nearly 200 films on show.
The opening night of the 30th Sundance Festival was memorable and has really set the stage for the remaining 10 days of films and festivities.
Back again this year is the popular series, The Power of Story. On the 24th, the Egyptian Theatre will hold the Class of ‘94 story from 3 pm. 1994 changed the way independent films were viewed with the talent on show that year. 5 filmmakers including Gregg Arakki and Rose Troche will talk about the year and how it shaped the industry back then and the lasting effects today.
The Holiday Magic Returns to Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Utah thrives during the festive season. This year is the 50th Anniversary of Park City bringing joy to thousands every year and once again Santa will be on hand to kick off the holiday season. On December 14th, Santa will be joined by Rudolph and the other reindeer as he descends on the town lift at 5:30pm. There will be plenty of holiday treats throughout the evening once he arrives with his sleigh of goodies.
For the 48th consecutive year, the traditional torchlight parade will run on Christmas Eve. Santa will be hitting the Park City Mountain Resort Slopes throughout the day, and will lead 100+ ski and snowboard instructors down the PayDay run at sunset. The best viewing platform to see Santa’s sleigh run is at Resort Plaza where you can enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks.
Other 2013 Park City events include:
- Shopping on the historic Main Street, stores are a wide variety of old and new with plenty of boutique shops for that last minute Christmas gift.
- Be one of the first Santa’s on the slopes at Canyons Resort from the 21st – 25th December and you can ski for free all day!
- Feel like a particular cuisine? You should be able to find it amongst Park City’s 100+ restaurants.
- Santa will take time out of his schedule on Christmas Day (9am – 11am & Midday – 1:30pm) at Deer Valley Ski Resort to take photos with everyone.
Accommodation at Park City Utah
For accommodation right next to the Mountain Resort, Park City Peak Hotels is your best choice! With a huge hot tub and the unique ‘swim in, swim out’ pool open 24/7, book your stay at Park City today! You can book online today or call toll free at 1-800-649-5012.