The red and green decor has been up and the carols have been playing on repeat since the day after Halloween. If you're anything like us, by now you're ready to turn your attention to something other than Christmas. Following is just a smidgen of the dozens events on tap for the week between December 25 and New's Year's Day in Park City that--gratefully--have nothing to do with gift giving, eating, and sugarplum fairies.
Pay homage to a rock legend at the Egyptian Theatre
Since 2002 Gabriel Sanchez has been portraying Prince in his critically acclaimed show The Prince Experience. What started off as a small local theatre production of Purple Rain, has expanded into what has become a night of unbelievable entertainment, that keeps anyone who has seen it, talking long after the last encore is played. Catch the show at Park City's historic Egyptian Theatre on December 26 - 28.
Test your brain power at the Escape Room Park City's Travel Room
See how cohesive your group really is with an hour of riddle solving at Escape Room Park City's Travel Room where the scenarios is this: your trapped in the office of Phil Landcaster, a retired head travel agent at Escape Reality Travel Agency who is away somewhere in the world. To escape, your and your group need to figure out Lancaster's location -- there may be a few locks and puzzles along the way. Ideal for two to six players; children age 10 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to book.
See a Grammy-nominated pedal steel guitarist perform at OP Rockwell
As if being called the "Jimi Hendrix of the pedal steel guitar" and named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone wasn't enough, earlier this year Robert Randolph & the Family Band snagged a nomination from the Recording Academy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. See this foot-tapping, hand-clapping, bootie-shaking act for one night only on December 28 at O.P. Rockwell.
Check out Park City's rich art scene
One of Park City's most underrated après-ski pastimes is checking out our town's dozens of fine art galleries. Nestled between the souvenir shops, hotels, and restaurants on Main Street--as well as slightly farther afield in shopping areas and neighborhoods easily accessed via the free city-wide bus system--you can find a wide range of galleries featuring genres ranging from photography and painting to sculpture. If you want to peruse the local art scene like a pro, you don’t want to miss the Last Friday Gallery Stroll held this month on December 29, from 6-9 p.m.
Soak in Park City cool history while sipping a few fantastic vintages
Kill two birds with one stone with the Fox School of Wine's Mines & Wines Tour, a three-hour excursion to five historic locations paired with gorgeous wines selected by Kirsten Fox, the school's headmistress and executive sommelier. The tour starts at the Montage Deer Valley with a sparkling wine from California. Participants then climb aboard a luxury vehicle (where light snacks are provided) for the tour's four other stops: the Ontario Mine, Miner's Hospital, Iver's and Spiro Tunnels, and the Red Light District. Participants are returned to the Montage at the conclusion of the tour. This tour is held every Saturday through March 31 from 1 to 4 p.m.