Across nature, winter is seen as a time for hibernation, a time to relax and nest until the warmer days of spring, but in a ski town winter is our time to shine. Most of us fell in love with Park City for the winters and were delighted by Park City offerings throughout the year. As locals, sometimes we question our favorite season, but really deep down winter will always be near to our heart. Folks, winter it is HERE; Park City Mountain Resort opens for their 50th season tomorrow.

As the snow begins to fall more often and in greater quantities, we have begun to feel the buzz around town. The seasonal workers are here and storefront after storefront features “Now Hiring” posters.  For the most part, the numerous construction crews have packed their hammers and nails and merchants are stocked to brim with unique, wintery wares.  New boutiques are opening, and old favorites are celebrating significant anniversaries. Yes, Park City’s time to shine is here.

Salt Lake Magazine recently highlighted Historic Park City in their neighborhood section and featured a quote from HPCA Executive Director Alison Butz, “Historic Park City is magical year-round. The small town charm combined with amazing dining and unmatched culture is truly unbeatable.”  As the Holiday season approaches, we encourage you to consider shopping and dining locally. Not only do more of your dollars stay in the Park City community, but you are also able to gift thoughtful, unique items to your loved ones and experience the small town feel that sets Park City apart. 

Small Business Saturday, held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is a great opportunity to experience the magical charm of Historic Park City. Boutiques will be offering specials celebrating the movement created by American Express. Shoppers using their registered American Express will be rewarded with credit to their statement for Shopping Small.  To cap off Small Business Saturday, Historic Park City will be lighting up the sky with the Town Tree lighting, lighting of Main Street lights and the Electric Parade; the kick off of our Holiday celebrations.Parking on Main Street will be free as well, through December 20.

Historic Park City merchants are putting the finishing touches on their boutiques, galleries and restaurants for the winter season. The Kimball Art Center, Park City Museum and Egyptian Theatre have wonderful exhibits and performances lined up for you. Cheers, winter is here!