Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, celebrates the holidays with two events.
On December 24 families can visit Santa in the Snow Park Lodge area at the resort's base from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Silver Lake (mid-mountain) area.
To add the holiday festivities Deer Valley hosts the annual Torchlight Parade on December 30 at dusk (approximately 6 p.m.). The resort’s ski school will perform a synchronized skiing routine with torches. The parade takes place on Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain and is best viewed from the deck of Snow Park Lodge, where complimentary hot cider and cookies will be served.
Deer Valley also has retail stores for last minute holiday shopping. Visit Deer Valley Signatures, Deer Valley Etc., Shades of Deer Valley and the newest shop, NextGen DV, offering skiing apparel and accessories for toddlers to teens. Guests may shop at Signatures in person at three locations: 625 Main Street, Park City (open daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. year-round); Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village (open daily 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during ski season); and Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge (open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during ski season). Signatures items can be ordered online at deervalley.com or by phone at 800-833-2002. Deer Valley Etc., Shades of Deer Valley and NextGen DV are all open daily during the ski season and are located in Snow Park Lodge.