Our Awesome Christmas Holiday Family Vacation in Park City, Utah

Family vacation in Park City, Utah

Every year in July I debate over which city we will be visiting for our yearly tradition. As a family tradition we travel to a new city for the Christmas holidays. Ever year it gets more difficult as we have visited most ski towns in the USA and Canada. After family deliberations we decided we would be visiting Park City and Deer Valley in Utah.

We chose Utah because a white Christmas is pretty much guaranteed and there is so much family activities do to during the winter season. We decided to stay at Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection and upon arriving to our cottage we knew we had made the right decision. Some of the cottages were on the water with beautiful mountain views. We opted for a one bedroom suite which is perfect for families. It has a private bedroom and kitchenette, a soak in tub and ours had a hot tub in the patio with views to the cross country skiing course. It was perfect for our family as our son could cross country ski and we could watch him while soaking in the hot tub.

Marriott Park City Utah
Marriott Park City Utah

The next day after our arrival there was a huge snow storm, we waited a bit and then decided to go cross country skiing. What an amazing family activity. We walked over to the equipment rental which is right on the hotel premises and rented the equipment for 2 hours. It was a great way to start the day and get some exercise and family time in.

cross country skiing in Utah

Park City Marriott is near Downtown Park City, just an Uber ride away. We decided to go have dinner and check out the area that evening. There is plenty for the kids to do. Many choices of restaurants and a trolley that will drive you around the area.

Main street Park City, Utah

One of our favorite activities in the snow is tubing and Park City has several options. This is a great family activity. We went to Gorgoza Park, few miles from the hotel and spend a few hours family tubing. The park contains a warm yurt which sells warm drinks and snacks. I noticed for families with smaller kids this was ideal to keep warm while the bigger siblings played outside.

tubing in Utah

One of our favorite activities was The Viking Yurt. This was so much fun for our family. The event begins with a 25 minute sleigh ride up 1,800 feet with incredible views of the night sky, giant trees, and the best views of Park City mountains. The take you to a Yurt where you will be served a Nordic dinner along with live entertainment. The also pass around hats, horns and mask for dress up, the kids loved this! What an experience

The Viking

Giovanni loves to Ski, on one of the days, we dropped him off for his ski class while we went to brunch at Deer Valley. It was a win-win for us all. The brunch at Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley was spectacular and included unlimited mimosas. They had a gingerbread house for all Star Wars fans. It was causing quite the commotion.

Brunch Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
Brunch Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley.

Park City Marriott was the perfect hotel for our family vacation. When we were not out exploring, we were lounging in our cottage watching the snowfall. We also spent a lot of time in the hotel lobby having complimentary hot chocolate and coffee.They have games for the families and a beautiful Baby Grand Piano.

Park City was also amazing during New Years, they had the most amazing fireworks show and a live concert for the families to watch. We normally do not return to the same destination as we love to explore new cities but we would love to return to Park City!

park city marriott lobby

New year's eve at park city

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  • Chelsea

    Posted 2018-10-10 11:25 am

    I love this little city, and it’s always fun to visit! ! I have family that doesn’t live to far away so it’s always a must to see.

  • Melanie Sparks

    Posted 2018-10-10 11:35 am

    This looks like such a fun and beautiful trip!

  • Mimi

    Posted 2018-10-10 12:16 pm

    I’ve never had a white christmas but it sounds like a lovely place to spend your holiday in

  • Paula @ I’m Busy Being Awesome

    Posted 2018-10-10 12:16 pm

    Such a fun christmas tradition, the hotel you chose is so pretty

  • Stacie

    Posted 2018-10-10 1:29 pm

    Holy moly! Park City is the REAL winter wonderland! I would love to take the family there for a Christmas getaway.

  • Andrea

    Posted 2018-10-10 1:42 pm

    Utah is such a beautiful state! And this place looks beautiful and like so much fun!

  • Mosaics Lab

    Posted 2018-10-10 1:43 pm

    I post was so compelling i had to Google the place, so gorgeous! Can’t wait to book my own vacation there soon!

  • Nina

    Posted 2018-10-11 8:57 pm

    One reason why I love winter is because of the different activities that you can do. I am actually looking forward to winter this year! Beautiful pictures that you have there!

  • This is Brii

    Posted 2018-10-11 11:48 pm

    I’ve been wanting to go to Utah! I always hear great things!

  • Madison

    Posted 2018-10-12 6:43 pm

    Such a treat to read your post and see the photos, you all look so happy. I did not know that a white Christmas is guaranteed in Utah! good to know.

  • amayszingblogs

    Posted 2018-10-13 12:27 am

    Wow! I love the snows! this is great family Christmas vacation I hope someday I have a chance to see the actual snow.

  • ZyraKuma

    Posted 2018-10-13 10:05 am

    Lovely and beautiful photos! Looks like you guys had alot of fun! Sadly it never snows here in Australia unless I go up the mountains.

  • Preeti Chauhan

    Posted 2018-10-13 10:40 am

    A white Christmas is indeed the most beautiful and magical one.Loved to see the happy family pics !

  • Indu

    Posted 2018-10-13 11:55 am

    Stunning photos and perfect family outing with all fun to savor.

  • veyheyronica

    Posted 2018-10-13 2:20 pm

    Wow, I never thought to travel to Utah for a trip, but I guess I should reconsider it! Thanks for the awesome pictures!

  • Jennifer Dagi

    Posted 2018-10-13 2:25 pm

    Oh My!!! You guys had so much fun. Utah looks beautiful during winter and there are so many fun activities to do outdoors. Which city will you travel to this Christmas?

  • New Coupon Diva

    Posted 2018-10-13 6:56 pm

    What a wonderful idea for the Holidays. And tubing is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. The brunch also looked spectacular. I can definitely see why you would do the trip all over again.

  • Ben_C

    Posted 2018-10-14 6:40 am

    Hey happy family here, I see! Super reportage, you seemed to have fun. Thanks for the reportage and the discovery.

    Ben – http://www.nutrition-newage.com

  • Neil Alvin Nicerio

    Posted 2018-10-14 6:48 am

    First time that I read a travel post from you. I’m afan of your healthy food section. 🙂

  • jeferson

    Posted 2018-10-14 9:04 am

    wow….such a lovely time of the year…..so many fun activities……

  • beblessed23

    Posted 2018-10-14 11:09 am

    Wow! Amazing!!! I’m sure you had a wonderful vacation. How I wish to celebrate white Christmas in literally snowy place. I would love to do Viking Yurt and just roll in the snow ?

  • Lili Mila

    Posted 2018-10-14 3:32 pm

    I have never been to Utah. I have always wanted to visit. It’s one of those states that we don’t really hear about in New York. I will be glad to visit Utah for Christmas as well. Seems like a great city.

  • Kristina @ Spirit of the Soul

    Posted 2018-10-14 6:18 pm

    I have only ever heard great things about skiing in Park City. Loved the post and pictures.

  • blair villanueva

    Posted 2018-10-15 2:56 am

    Wow this is so much fun! Will you be staying here again this coming Christmas season?

  • ramybrowntown

    Posted 2018-10-15 3:12 am

    Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the pictures from your famliy trip. Seeing this made me nostalgic for when I was a kid and my parents were still together, we would take trips to Lake Tahoe around Christmas time.

  • pujarinimitra

    Posted 2018-10-15 7:30 am

    Looks like you guys had great fun as a family in Utah! We love vacationing in snow parks too.

  • tennismom miami

    Posted 2018-10-15 9:39 am

    What a great place to visit for Christmas holidays. Loved all the pictures!!

  • Nina

    Posted 2018-10-15 12:55 pm

    Park City Marriott looks like an awesome hotel! I love snow and absolutely looking forward to winter to do some of these activities! Beautiful pictures. 🙂

  • zeehassan14

    Posted 2018-10-15 6:14 pm

    Looks like a fantastic holiday! Great memories and pics.

  • hhabeck

    Posted 2018-10-15 7:58 pm

    This looks like it was an amazing trip! I’ve never been to Utah, but it looks beautiful.

  • Megwyn F.

    Posted 2018-10-15 9:44 pm

    Looks like the family has a lot of fun! amazing pics! It is always worth it to holidays with the kids.

  • amayszingblogs

    Posted 2018-10-15 10:24 pm

    What a great family vacation! looks like a great fun. I really hope someday I have to chance to see and touch the snow.

  • melisvida

    Posted 2018-10-15 10:27 pm

    this looked like so much fun! I would love to do something like this with my family.

  • shannon

    Posted 2018-10-16 12:26 am

    It looks like you had so much fun! These are great family photos!

  • Krysten

    Posted 2018-10-16 6:55 am

    What a fun tradition!

  • gloriousheights

    Posted 2018-10-16 11:49 am

    Oh waooo sounds like fun ?? love your annual vacation tradition. I’ll try to make annual vacation plans too for our family it will be fun.

  • Ritika Sharma

    Posted 2018-10-16 1:35 pm

    Hey, i’ve heard a lot about Christmas celebrations in utah. And after seeing this post I believe those sayings too. Such an amazingly compiled article 🙂

  • Miss Ai

    Posted 2018-10-17 6:43 am

    Awesome post! It doesn’t snow where I am so I’m always awed by photos showing snowy grounds. Hope you and you family have more happy Christmases to come!

  • aisasami

    Posted 2018-10-17 10:11 am

    Love that first picture (or one of the top ones) with the snowy landscape and the sun brightly over. Utah in the winter seems like a magical place! I am glad you enjoy it, especially your son and his love for skiing. tubing and viking yurting looks pretty fun too!

  • Blair villanueva

    Posted 2018-10-18 2:53 am

    Okay, am now in the tropical island and am feeling jealous with this story! I need a break from this heat 🙂

  • daniefaye

    Posted 2018-10-20 6:46 pm

    This place looks amazing. I’m hoping to plan a winter trip for our family soon.

  • kamranAwan

    Posted 2018-10-21 12:00 pm

    Amazing trip .. great collection of images

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Posted 2018-10-27 10:42 pm

    It’s crazy to think that Park City is one place I have never been before – and I used to competitively snowboard!

  • Luz

    Posted 2018-11-30 4:30 pm

    Looks like a ton of fun!!


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