PARK CITY, Utah – The magical time of year is back, enhanced by heaps of falling snow and Park City holiday traditions are on the docket. The Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA), representing more than 200 local businesses, kicks off the season with the Snow Globe Stroll, followed by the Electric Light Parade, Grand Menorah Lighting, and Santa riding Town Lift.
“Despite the chill in the air, our historic district’s business community brings a warm, welcoming energy to Main Street this holiday season,” explains Ginger Wicks, Executive Director of the HPCA. “Enjoying the Snow Globe Stroll, Electric Light Parade, Grand Menorah Lighting, and Santa’s visit with family and friends, as well as choosing Historic Park City businesses for your holiday shopping, will be sure to make your season merry and bright.”
For the third year in a row, the Snow Globe Stroll transform Main Street. The Stroll features seven life-size snow globes, each holiday song themed, including “Last Christmas,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Let It Snow!,” and “Happy Holiday.” Young ones can even visit Santa’s mailbox and the Main Street Christmas tree.
The first Saturday of every December is the Electric Light Parade open for all to participate in and show off their holiday spirit. On December 3, from 6-6:30 p.m., plug lights into that electrical outlet in your car that you never use and deck the streets with your festive car. This tradition celebrates the holiday season with brightly lit floats traveling down Main Street. Participants can win cash prizes awarded by a panel of local judges and can register their floats here until December 1 at 5 p.m. Floats can be as simple as garlands, streamers, lights, and holiday music; pile in the kids for a tradition they’ll cherish.
On Saturday, December 17, Santa does a trial run before Christmas, making an appearance riding Park City’s Town Lift for all the kiddos to catch a glimpse of the big man himself.