10 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving in Park City

If you’ve decided to head out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, then you should point your sails toward Park City. The area is practically bubbling over with holiday cheer this time of year, and nobody does hospitality up right like Park City. Just in case you need a little more convincing, here are the top 10 reasons to visit Park City for Thanksgiving this year:

  1. First Tracks: Both Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons will be opening for skiing over the Thanksgiving weekend. We’re hoping for early snow and creating some of our own, so you’re guaranteed pristine slopes and thinner crowds.

  1. Hot Deals: Many of the local businesses offer early season discounts over the Thanksgiving holiday. You can find tons of ways to have fun and save money right here. All Main Street Parking will be free for Thanksgiving weekend as well.

  1. The Holiday Spread: Thanksgiving is all about good food, and dining out just doesn’t get any better than Park City. Pick any restaurant in town and you’ll find something impressive. If you’re looking for traditional cuisine, try The Homestead in Midway, Deer Valley Resort, or The Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge. Call ahead for reservations.

  1. Moonlight Madness: Black Friday is just as anticipated as Thanksgiving dinner for many people and the Tanger Outlets won’t disappoint. The madness begins at 10 pm on Thanksgiving night and doesn’t stop until 9 pm on Friday!

  1. Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride: Enjoy the winter chill and ring in the season with a Clydesdale drawn sleigh ride from The Rocky Mountain Sleigh Company. There’s no better way to see Park City.

  1. Gallery Stoll: See first-hand the world renowned collection of local art featured in Park City Galleries by attending the Main Street Gallery Stroll. It will be hosted on the 28th of November, so everyone in town for Thanksgiving can enjoy it along with the locals.

  1. The Egyptian Theater: Park city’s own theater house, The Egyptian, puts on a good show, no matter what time of year you come in to town. This year they will be hosting “SHREK The Musical” over Thanksgiving weekend, so bring your whole family.

  1. Catch a Flick: Skiing isn’t the only thing Park City is famous for. It’s also home to the Sundance Film Festival and the place is crawling with movie buffs. In the spirit of supporting independent films, the Park City Film Series will be screening “The Trip to Italy” over Thanksgiving weekend.

  1. Olympic Park: For a truly unique experience, visit the Olympic training ground for athletes from around the world. Olympic Park has many events that visitors can participate in, including a real bobsled ride, and an intense zip line.

  1. Hit the Town: Thanksgiving is a family holiday, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the entire time with the kids. Park City has a robust, eclectic nightlife that’s hopping all year round. Main Street is packed with live music and local brews, so go check it out!

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