Park City Weekend Agenda: Dec. 5–8, 2019

Get in the holiday spirit with everything from the local 'Bazaar' to the Santa Pub Crawl—or catch a film, Motown's Martha Reeves, bobsled action, a duo of illusionists, family-friendly festivities ...

By Vanessa Conabee December 11, 2019

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas groove through the weekend at The Egyptian Theatre.

All Weekend Long


IBSF Bobsled & Skeleton North America's Cup and IBSF Youth Olympic Qualifier

Saturday–Wednesday @ Utah Olympic Park

Witness the world’s top youth bobsled and skeleton athletes and top North America’s Cup teams compete on the 2002 sliding track at the Utah Olympic Park. Free. 

The Park Silly Sunday Market folks deliver a holiday-themed bazaar this weekend, which is chock full of locally made goods. 

The Silly Holiday Bazaar

Friday 5–9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.@ Sheraton Park City

A one-stop-shop for everyone on your list, The Silly Holiday Bazaar is a festive, indoor market, presented by the Park Silly Sunday Market folks. Local vendors pack the event with gourmet foods, original artwork, clothing, accessories, and more. Photos with Santa are free.

Park City Film Series: Fantastic Fungi

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m.@ Park City Library

Immerse yourself in the fascinating, magical world beneath your feet. Fantastic Fungi journeys underground to explore the enigmatic network that could heal and save our planet. Renowned scientists, mycologists, authors and environmentalists reveal the intelligence and beauty of the mysterious fungi kingdom. General Admission $8; Students and Seniors $7.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Thursday–Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m. @ The Egyptian Theatre

Motown favorites Martha Reeves and the Vandellas bring the heat with fan favorites "Heat Wave," Quicksand," "Nowhere to Run," "Jimmy Mack," "Bless You," "Dancing in the Street," and more.

Park City Museum 

Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, noon–6 @ Park City Museum

Explore Park City’s rich mining history through interactive and educational exhibits that take you into a mine shaft and old-time jail. Children can complete a “Park City History Detectives” activity, digging deeper into the past.

The Robot Zoo

Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10–4 @ Swaner Nature Preserve

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work. Little engineers will delight in interactive, hands-on exhibits, such as how chameleons change color and a fly walks on the ceiling. Through January 5th. $6 non-members; children 3 and under free.

Holidays with Santa & Dinner

Fridays and Saturdays in December leading up to Christmas @ The DeJoria Center, Kamas

Celebrate the season with family-friendly happenings and eats, including pictures with Santa, dinner in the State Road Restaurant, sugar cookie decorating, and letters to Santa (with Santa’s helpers). Adults 13 and older $48; Kids 4-12 $38; Kids 3 and Under $10. Reservations required. 435-783-3530

Thursday, December 5

Park City Film: Moonlight Sonata

7 p.m.@ the Park City Library

Veteran Director Taylor Brodsky (Hear and Now) creates a moving portrait of deafness, music, raising children, and caring for aging parents. As 11-year-old Jonas (Brodsky’s son, who underwent cochlear-implant surgery as a toddler) learns to play Beethoven’s "Moonlight Sonata," Brodsky’s parents, who also have cochlear implants, explore what silence means. Free.

Park City Film screens Fantastic Fungi at the Jim Santy, Friday through Sunday. 

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Friday, December 6 

The Clairvoyants Christmas

7 p.m. @ DeJoria Center

Prepare to be amazed by the mind-bending talent of these extraordinary illusionists of America’s Got Talent fame. Tickets start at $35.

Saturday, December 7

Deer Valley Resort Opens (and hosts Shred for Red)

The 2019-2020 season opens at DV,, as the resort hosts the second annual Shred For Red,, a fundraiser dedicated to eradicating blood cancers. Shred for Red participants (who raise more than $300 for the cause) dive into fun, on-mountain and off-slopes challenges as well as skiing, hobnobbing with Olympians, and toasting the fundraiser’s success with an après-ski celebration.

Saturday Morning Snowshoe Tour

8:30–10 a.m. @ Swaner EcoCenter

The Swaner Preserve wetlands are magical this time of year. Explore with a guide, discovering what kinds of plants and animals you might find during the winter. Lucky hikers may see an abundance of birds, elk, or even nesting sandhill cranes! Come prepared for the elements with winter boots, snow pants, hats, gloves, coat, and water bottle. Snowshoes can be rented from the EcoCenter ($2.50 for members, $5 for non-members). Tours are $10 per person, $5 locals, and free for Swaner members.

Christmas Bird Book Signing

10 a.m.–11 a.m. @ The Christian Center Park City

Enjoy hot cocoa by the fire and a reading of The Christmas Bird. Proceeds support Operation Hope. Please consider bringing a toy donation to the reading as well.

Santa Visits the Fieldhouse

Kick off the holidays with arts and crafts, bounce houses, face painting, cookie decorating, and pictures with Santa. $5 or a toy donation.

Park City Books 2 Movies: A Dog’s Way Home

4 p.m.@ Park City Library

Witness Bella's (a dog's) amazing, 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner, and the lives she touches along the way. Free.

Share the joy at the Santa Pub Crawl this Saturday. Don't forget to bring a toy to donate. 

Santa Pub Crawl

6 p.m. @ Main Street

Put on your beard and furry hat, or dress in your favorite holiday-themed costume, joining throngs of jolly folk spreading cheer between Butcher’s Chop House, Downstairs, No Name, The Spur and Flanagan’s. This is for the 21-plus crowd; and remember to bring a toy to donate.

'Repeal Day' Party

7 p.m. at High West Saloon

Don that flapper outfit or gangster attire and make tracks for the local saloon as High West revels in Utah's deciding vote that ended Prohibition in 1933. The 10th annual event includes live entertainment, food, cash bar, and access to High West's newest whiskey. Attendees much be 21 or older; tickets $40.

Get in the spirit with the annual Repeal Day Party at High West.

Sunday, December 7

Swaner’s Craft Sunday

11 a.m.–1 p.m. @  Swaner EcoCenter

Indulge your crafty kids with a nature-themed craft at the EcoCenter. All ages are welcome.

Park City Singers Holiday Concert

7 p.m. @ Park City Community Church

Enjoy holiday favorites old and new. Adults $12 advance or $15 door; Children 12 & under $5. Advance tickets available at Smith's Kimball Junction or

Patrick Ryan

7–10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill

Patrick Ryan covers old favorites and new. 21+

For more events and up-to-date happenings around town, check out our event calendar.


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