Canyons hosts Decemberfest this month |

Canyons hosts Decemberfest this month

With the holidays quickly approaching, Canyons Resort announced a new 10-day holiday festival, aptly named Decemberfest, to celebrate the 2014 holiday season.

Decemberfest will feature activities and events through Sunday, Dec. 21, and all events are free and open to the public, said Caitlin Martz, communications manager for Canyons Resort

"This is a brand new event for us here at Canyons this year," Martz told The Park Record. "Each day will have live music, activities for families and a lot of holiday events."

Other events include the annual Santa Skis Free event and a brand new resort village lighting ceremony.

Saturday, Dec. 13, will be a demo and Epic Mix activation day.

"People can come check out different brands of skis and snowboards," Martz said. "They can also learn about their Epic Mix account that tracks their vertical feet and days on the mountain."

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S’mores will be available on the Umbrella Bar deck from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Gingerbread cookie decorating will be at the Village Stage from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. and a live DJ will be part of the attraction.

"Also, for the first time ever, we will have a resort-lighting ceremony," Martz said. "We’ll turn the Resort Village into a winter wonderland. And that will take place at 5 p.m."

On Saturday, Dec. 20, Canyons will host its annual Santa Skis Free event.

"The first 50 guests who show up in full Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves or reindeer attire, will get to ski or ride for free that day," Martz said. "It’s super fun and the resort’s most popular event."

New this year on Dec. 20, will be alpinehorns from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Resort Village.

"The big Swiss alpine horns will be lined up all along the ski beach and will send skiers on their day," Martz said.

That evening, and on Sunday, Dec. 21, Canyons will feature the Park City Treble Makers, an all-female choir, directed by Shelle Jennings, from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

"They will sing holiday songs in the Resort Village," Martz said.

For a full list of daily events and activities during Decemberfest, visit .