December 14th, 2010

During the month of December, the Historic Park City District will host a number of events, classes and activities as a part of the holidays to celebrate the festive season. Many events are free to the public and open to all ages.

Art Lovers

On Saturday, December 18th, Gallery MAR presents their winter exhibition titled “Here and Abroad.” The exhibition features new works by Geore Bodine and Kirk Tatom.

Images of Nature Gallery will host their Annual Holiday Open House on December 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The gallery will premier 11 new images from world renowned wildlife and nature photographer, Thomas Mangelsen.

The walls in the Thomas Anthony Gallery will be graced with new paintings from artist Anton Arkhipov from December 17th through the 31st.

During the Gallery Stroll on December 29th, Coda Gallery will host a reception for Heather Barron. Coda Gallery is home to a contemporary, colorful array of paintings, sculpture, furniture and glass.

Kids’ Activities

The Kimball Art Center is the heart of Park City’s historic and vibrant arts community. As part of their mission they work to engage individuals of all ages in a variety of ways, one of which is education.

The Kimball’s lineup of December family and youth classes is extensive. From Toy Land Painting to a Gift Making Workshop, there is surely something to for everyone. Registration can take place online at or by contacting the Kimball directly at 435.649.8882.

Holiday Spirit

Santa will arrive, via the Town Lift on Saturday, December 18th. His sleigh is scheduled to visit Main Street around 6:15pm. There will be kids activities, hot cocoa and of course a change to have your picture taken with the big fella.

Carolers and sign-along music will help keep the festive mood, while you shop and dine in the Historic District. The music will begin at 5:00 each evening in Miners Park, starting Sunday, December 19th. Carolers will perform at 2 p.m. on December 24 and no performance on December 25.

Start a holiday tradition by taking a carriage ride through the District. Carriages can be picked on the corner of Park Avenue and 7th Street, between Utah Ski and Golf and Butchers Chop House and Bar. Carriage rides will run from December 18th through the 29th and operate between 3pm to 10pm. Between 3 and 5pm a family of four can ride for $25. At 5pm the rates rise to $35 per couple and $5 per additional person.

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 Tuesday, December 21st. The parade begins at 6pm.


The Egyptian Theatre has prepared a full line-up of performances for the month of December. They include a Kurt Bestor solo piano Christmas concert to Satisfaction – A Rolling Stones Experience to mention just two.