Park City Event Guide: Thanksgiving 2019
We’re skipping ahead a week so you have a little more time to plan for the big Thanksgiving weekend! Whether you’re looking for a holiday buffet, a swanky sit-down feast, or a cozy at home dinner (without the cooking), there are plenty of options out there. Let’s take a look at all the ways to celebrate and give thanks in Park City.
First—the food on Thursday. If you want a buffet, we suggest the Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet at Grand Summit Hotel.
There’s something for everyone. Go HERE for pricing info and HERE to see the full (DELICIOUS) menu.
For a sit-down experience, we’re really digging the three-course prix-fixe menu at Powder at the Waldorf Astoria. There’s an option for those of you who are turkey-averse, don’t worry. See pricing info HERE and the menu HERE.
And if you’d rather stay in your pajamas and nosh all day in the comfort of your own home, get a to-go meal from Riverhorse Provisions. You will have to leave the house to get it but it’ll be worth it when all you have to do is heat and serve a delicious meal. You’re going to want to preorder, which you can do HERE.
In my family, we do Pie Day the day before or after, because we just don’t have room for dessert the day of! If you’ve been tasked with bringing a pie, check out Hearth and Hill for all of your baked goods, including cake if you’re one of those people who isn’t into pies… Place your order ahead of time and pick it up between November 26th-November 28th. Check it out HERE.
There are so many amazing places to eat throughout Park City, we couldn’t possibly highlight all of them. The Park City Restaurant Association has a wrap up if you want to see what else is out there. You can see that HERE.
The food is the most important, but what else is going on Thanksgiving weekend? Here’s a breakdown.
Skiing and snowboarding at Park City Mountain Resortwill be open for a pre- or post-Thanksgiving ski.
Or go on a pre-Turkey jog at the Lululemon Turkey Trot 5k at Matt Knopp Park. Register HERE.
And on Thursday, try a Turkey Fitness Class at Basin Rec Classes are $10 or bring a canned good and pay $5.
- Turkey Yoga from 8am-9am – The Fieldhouse Studio C
- Turkey Spin from 8am-9am – The Fieldhouse Studio B
- Turkey Burn from 9am-10am – The Fieldhouse turf field
- Turkey Dance from 9am-10am – The Fieldhouse Studio A
On Saturday, get out at the Swaner Nature Walk – if there’s snow, get ready to snowshoe! And to get everyone outside, try a scavenger hunt through One Team. All you need is a smartphone and they’ll send you the info.
We all know about amazing Black Friday deals, but what about Small Business Saturday? Main Street Businesses will host promotions and specials on this awesome Saturday! HERE is a list of all the small businesses along Park City’s Historic Main Street.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Park City Film is hosting a Thanksgiving Break film series, Home Alone on Wednesday and Meet Me in St. Louis on Friday. Get more info on the free screenings HERE.
And on Friday-Sunday, see MY favorite film of the year, Downton Abbey. Get tickets HERE. If you want to see some live music, check out The Lovin’ Spoonful at the Egyptian Theater. Get tickets HERE.
If art Is more your speed, check out the best galleries Park City’s Main Street has to offer at the Last Friday Gallery Stroll. And if you want to make some art, get those creative juices flowing at the Wrap It Up! Gift Wrap Making workshop at the Kimball Art Center.
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY
Tree Lighting Ceremony at Canyons Village @ Park City Mountain Resort
Friday, November 29th
Here’s the agenda for the evening:
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
- Photos with Santa (Available for immediate print & purchase)
- Live Holiday music performance by Paul Cave
- Hot Cocoa Bar
- Holiday Crafts
- Souvenir Park City Mountain Ornaments (while supplies last)
- Canyons Village Christmas Tree lights up!
- Fireworks Display immediately to follow
Saturday, November 30th at 4 PM
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.
Electric Parade and Festivities
Kick off the Holiday Season in style! Come up to Historic Park City for our holiday Electric Parade. Participants have the chance to win cash prizes, awarded by a panel of local judges.
Additional Activities Include:
- 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Santa will be strolling Main Street
- 5:30 pm: Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Miner’s Park
- 5:30 pm: Lighting of the Main Street lights
- 6:00 pm: The Electric Parade arrives on Main Street. The 2019 Parade will depart from the Brewpub Parking Lot on Upper Main Street.
The Colony at White Pine Canyon is the largest gated ski-in / ski-out community in the United States. Our land spans 4600 acres, and approximately 90% of it will always be preserved as open space.
In winter, enjoy exclusive ski and snowboard access to one of North America’s largest mountain resorts, Park City Mountain. In spring, the snow melts to reveal an amazing network of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, connecting to more than 400 miles of single-track trails throughout the surrounding area.
The Colony is just 35 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport and 5 minutes to Park City’s historic Main Street, home to the Sundance Film Festival and world-class dining and shopping.