Twinkling lights and holiday cheer bring the holiday spirit into the lives of family and friends this time of year. However, the holiday hype in Heber Valley is the perfect way to create unforgettable, magical moments that will last a lifetime.
In order to limit the stress put on parents for the most happiness this season, consider a destination vacation for the holidays. One day or one weekend in the winter wonderland of Heber Valley is sure to make everyone relax and feel pure joy this Christmas.
To create the best experience, we’re providing a bucket list of five ventures you don’t want to miss.
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Experience the whip of the wind in your hair when you’re rushing through the snow. Downhill skiing on over 2,026 acres at Deer Valley Ski Resort is a wonderful way to spend a winter day. Travel to Deer Valley Ski Resort through Heber Valley. Not only is the gondola to the slopes 10 minutes away, but you also miss the Park City traffic. This award-winning resort has high-quality customer service with dining, complimentary Mountain Host tours, overnight ski storage and more. If you are just learning how to ski, Deer Valley’s Gold-Standard ski school is available for guidance, as well as top-of-the-line rental equipment. Ski the season away and create memories for years to come.
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It’s hard to find an authentic railroad experience with the conveniences of modern travel. Heber Valley Railroad offers scenic trains, themed train rides and events that provide riders with a unique and comfortable experience.
Let your imagination run wild as you gaze over the frosted mountain scenery and listen to the train horn sound throughout the canyon. There’s nothing more unique than a ride on the “Heber Creeper.”
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With over 30 local restaurants, some small businesses in the area take the time to specialize their menus to include peppermint and holiday-unique treats that will bring the spirit of the holidays closer to your heart — and stomach! Fill up on sweets and enjoy the scenery around you!
You don’t want to miss the inaugural year for Holiday Nights at Jordanelle State Park with twinkling lights and everyone’s favorite seasonal music. Drive through acres of brilliantly lit holiday lights and get swept into the spirit as you adventure in your warm car through giant snow globes, snowmen, elves and more. There’s nothing more magical than a light show to lift your spirits this season.
For a more immersive experience, bundle up and take a wagon ride. Afterward, take family photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Which way will you choose to experience the lights?
After your eventful winter day, thaw out and enjoy a soak and swim in the Homestead Crater The water in this mineral spring crater stays around 90-95 degrees, year-round. As you relax and look up and out of the beehive-shaped limestone dome, think of how the mineral spring was created by melted snow from the Wasatch Mountains.
With these top adventures on your Heber Valley bucket list, there will be no doubt that you are ready for the season! Add these to your bucket list and head to Heber Valley to hype up your holidays!