What’s up Wednesday -Christmas!
The Christmas weekend is upon us, and we’ve got some great events to celebrate the holiday!
TONIGHT: Safety first! At Canyons, we can’t stress enough the importance of safety out on the slopes and beyond. Join White Pine Touring TONIGHT from 6:30pm at the High School for a FREE backcountry safety lecture. If you can’t make it in person, there will be a LIVE broadcast of the lecture online so you can watch from home. Visit If you have questions or need more information please contact White Pine Touring-435-649-8710 or http://www.whitepinetouring.com/avalanche-training.php.
Back once again, Canyons will host Jibbin’ for Juniors, a mini-park setup on the Ski Beach in the Resort Village. This jam session is for amateur kids ages 7 and older; 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Although it’s a free event, reservations are necessary: please call Canyons Ski & Snowboard School at 435.615.3449 to reserve your spot.
Join us for the 8th annual Santa Skis Free Day! On Saturday, December 22nd, the first 50 guests that don St. Nick’s attire (or Mrs. Claus, reindeer or elves) will ski or ride for free. Guests must be in FULL costume, no partial costumes will count. Registration will be at the top of the Cabriolet in the Resort Village from 8:00am – 9:00am.
From Saturday through Tuesday, Christmas Day, Santa will shred the slopes at Canyons, delivering candy and treats to all the good boys and girls around. Look for Santa at the Ski Beach and throughout the entire resort from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
In the mood for a holiday classic? Head to the Egyptian Theater for a presentation of “A Christmas Carol!” This story is told as a live radio broadcast…with a few clever twists! This original work has become a Southern Utah University holiday tradition and now comes to Park City. Starring Utah Shakespeare Festival Founder, Fred C. Adams, as Scrooge! Funny and touching…a new holiday tradition!
Showtimes: December 19th- 22nd, 7:30pm with an extra performance on the 22nd at 4pm. www.egyptiantheatercompany.org
Don’t let the shortest day of the year leave you in the dark! Come up to Historic Park City for our Winter Solstice Electric Parade on Friday, December 21st. While most people enjoy driving through neighborhoods listening to Christmas music and looking at Holiday lights, we thought why not take the display and make it mobile. Beginning at 6pm the vehicles will leave City Park, and proceed up Park Avenue to Main Street.
Head to Park City Library to get your weekly movie fix from the Park City Film Series. This week, they will be showing “The Master” staring Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm. www.parkcityfilmseries.com
Synopsis: Joaquin Phoenix, already being mentioned as an Oscar contender for his raw and electric performance, plays a drifter just out of the Navy at the end of World War II. Director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood) has crafted a modern American classic that is being praised by critics as one of the best films of the year. Phoenix falls under the spell of the charismatic leader of a new religious movement. He becomes a reluctant participant in experimental psychological treatments imposed upon him by the manipulative leader, played convincingly by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. This film is sure to be on the short-list for the award season. Check out the preview here.
Above all, we hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!