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Midway Mercantile: Holiday French Wine Dinner

Tuesday, December 13 at 6 PM

Chef John Platt has conspired with Cam Mercer of Mercer Beverage to bring in a slate of amazing French wines for this opulent dinner. Three bottles at $150 each with storied names – Chassagne-Montrachet, Pommard, Chambolle-Musigny – along with three more wines of lesser pedigree (and price) but equally good taste: Pouilly Fume, Syrah, Viognier. This one clocks in at $240 per person including tax and gratuity, but Chef Platt promises it will be worth every penny. I went to a recent wine dinner there and not only was the food some of the best I’ve had in the area, but the wines were also perfectly paired. I would definitely go back.

For reservations call: 435-315-4151

Apotheke Mixology Academy @ The Goldener Hirsch

Saturday, December 17, @ 5:00 PM

For thousands of years, herbalists and apothecaries have balanced science, art, and flavor to create distinctive cocktails. Using local and exotic herbs, botanicals, and tinctures, Apotheke will teach an interactive, hands-on, mixology and cocktail class for locals and guests. You can explore their unique cocktail formulas and learn the tricks and trade of crafting some of the best and most balanced beverages so you can enjoy at home.

If you miss the class, the talented botany-minded mixologists from Apotheke will also serve up bespoke cocktails during the holiday season created exclusively for Goldener Hirsh guests. Cost: $195 per person

Call to Reserve: 877-648-0051

Locals Specials: The Lodge at Blue Sky

December 1 - April 30

I love how the Lodge at Blue Sky looks out for its locals. Despite the fact it’s high season, they make no exception. This winter they are offering up a few great deals for those of us who want some pampering and need to relax, recenter, and disconnect from the busy season. They are offering up a relaxing day at Edge Spa, coupled with incredible farm-to-table meals at Yuta, under newly appointed Executive Chef, Jason Franey. Sign me up!

Locals Day Pass

  • Choice of one morning class such as yoga, mat pilates, HIIT, stretch, or guided meditation
  • Lunch at Yuta, excluding alcoholic beverages
  • One 60-minute massage or facial at Edge Spa
  • Use of steam room, sauna, and Creek Lounge (up to 1 hour)
  • $460++ per person

Locals Evening Pass

  • One 60-minute massage or facial at Edge Spa
  • Dinner at Yuta, excluding alcoholic beverages
  • Use of Edge Spa’s steam room, sauna, and Creek Lounge (up to 1 hour)
  • $350++ per person

For Reservations call: 435.336.6410 or

Locals Staycation

  • Utah residents receive 20% off our best available rates.
  • Complimentary breakfast for 2 in Yuta.

Reserve Your Room:, call: 866.296.8998 or

Wine Room Blue Sky

Wild Game Dinner @ Lodge at Blue Sky

Friday, December 9, @ 6:30 PM

Yuta’s recently appointed Chef Franey, has more than 30 years of exceptional fine dining experience and three James Beard Award nominations under his belt. Now he has partnered with Templin Family Brewing to create a special Wild Game and beer pairing menu that takes place in the beautiful and intimate Wine Room. Maximum number of guests: 40 people. Cost: | $125++ pp

Beer Pairings: Albion Trippel, Granary KellerBier, Delmar Imperial Stout



Meet & Greet & 6-Course Michelin Star Italian Dinner w/Chef Massimo Bottura: Fireside Dining Room @ Empire Lodge

December 16 - 18 @ 6:00 PM VIP / 7:30 PM Dinner

Best known for his Michelin 3-Star restaurant, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, Chef Massimo Bottura is considered one of the most innovative culinary figures in the world. He was nominated #1 on The World’s Best 50 Restaurants list in 2016 and again in 2018 and he is coming to Deer Valley for three consecutive nights as a guest chef for the Taste of Luxury Series.

There are two ways to experience this special evening. Both are extremely pricey, but if you are a super foodie and you have the cash to burn, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • VIP Meet and Greet Reception with Chef Massimo and DAOU Family Estates. Enjoy passed appetizers, while tasting a special selection from DAOU’s Estate portfolio, full bar service, live jazz music, and a personal cookbook signing with Chef Massimo. This is an extremely intimate event with only 25 tickets available each night. Cost: $2,250 pp  Includes a luxury gift from KJUS Ski/Golf wear.
  • Six-Course Chef Massimo Bottura Michelin 3-Star Italian Dinner. Hear remarks from Chef Massimo, as well as Deer Valley’s culinary and beverage teams before savoring six unforgettable courses, including Italian wine pairings and live jazz music. 75 tickets are available each night. Cost: $1,800 pp and includes a luxury gift from KJUS Ski/Golf wear.



Paint Night @ The Cabin

Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The one and only, Malia Denali is back with her celebrated Paint Night. Malia is an entertaining host and it really doesn’t matter if you can paint.  She will give step-by-step instructions on how to emulate her example masterpiece. If you’re like me, you paint outside the lines so it ends up looking nothing like hers, but it doesn’t matter. Anyone can do it, no experience is necessary. Grab a friend and give it a try, or it might make a fun date night. You don’t even have to drink. And if you want a cheap meal, their fish tacos are pretty tasty. +21 Cost: $25

The Cabin
427 Main Street
Park City



Rossignol X Cole Sport Women's Ski Day

Sunday, December 11, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Want to meet some fun women who share a passion for the outdoors? If you are looking to learn to alpine ski, improve on what you already know, and meet other like-minded outdoor snow loving women, grab your skis and let’s hit the slopes. The goal is to encourage all women, whatever their age, skill, or background, to enjoy being outside on snow.

Registration includes small group lessons by Deer Valley instructors, Rossignol ski demos, lunch, an après party, and a small gift bag. Lift tickets are sold separately and can be purchased here DEER VALLEY LIFT TICKET.


National Geographic: Life on the Edge Life on the Vertical@ Park City Institute

Friday, December 9, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Legendary climber and National Geographic adventure writer Mark Synnott made his name as a big wall pioneer with numerous first ascents. Today, he helps scientists make significant findings in distant, inaccessible places. Through it all, he’s stayed on the leading edge of discovery. Cost: $6 – $38



Family Fun

Miracle on 34th Street Musical: High Valley Arts

Saturday, December 10, 2022 - December 22 @ 7:30 PM

This is a true holiday classic reinterpreted for the stage. Based on the 1947 movie starring Natalie Wood, she is a precocious child whose mother inadvertently raised her not to believe in Santa. Well, you can guess what happens when she meets a white-bearded guy who claims to be the real Santa Claus. He brings a genuine miracle to 34th Street in New York City.


High Valley Arts
Midway Town Hall
400 East 250 South
Midway City


It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play @ Timpanogos Valley Theatre

December 9 - December 22

America’s favorite holiday classic is live on stage at a snowbound 1940’s radio station. George Bailey unravels on one fateful Christmas Eve and we hear a tale about love, loss, and redemption. An ensemble cast will bring the performance to life with song, dance, and entertaining jingles about local businesses. Cost $10 – $8

Timpanogos Valley Theatre
90 N100 W
Heber, UT



Live Nativity Scene: Park City Gardens

Saturday, December 10, from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

While their holiday-wreath-making workshop sold out, Park City Gardens is offering so much more this holiday season. They will generously open their 6th annual winter wonderland and live manger nativity scene for the community to enjoy. Live animals will meander amongst the Christmas trees and you will get a chance to pet them and say hi. You never know what you might see. In the past, they’ve hosted everything from a camel, yak, sheep, and goats, to pigs, rabbits, and a donkey. Bring the kiddos, and enjoy some cocoa and hot cider under the holiday lights.

Pick up your Christmas tree, and maybe go home with a few more decorations. Local artists will also be featured which could make a great gift for someone special. Wyatt Pike of American Idol fame will perform in the greenhouse at 2 PM.  If you are nice (and not naughty), they might even customize a wreath for you to take home. Cost: Free (sadly, not the wreath or Christmas tree).

Zermatt Breakfast with Santa

Every Saturday thru December 17, from 8:00 PM - 11:30 AM

Breakfast with Santa is back for another year. While Santa is the headliner, this event is made possible by Z’s Steak & Chop Haus who is providing all the breakfast fixings. Cost: Adults $30 | Kids (5-12) $14 | Children (2-4) $8 | Babies (up to 23 mo) Free

This is a hot ticket so make sure you call to check availability: 435.709.9573.

784 Resort Way
Midway, Utah

Clydesdale Wagon Rides @ High Star Ranch

December 8 - January 6

The kiddos might enjoy meeting the enormous Clydesdale horses before embarking on a tour of the scenic High Star Ranch. Grab some hot cocoa or cider at the cafe to warm up before you go. Or, another option is to take the tour but leave the kids at home and head to the State Road Tavern where you can enjoy line dancing, karaoke, or live music depending on the day. Ages 21+ only with valid ID.

Must have reservations and pay online in advance. No in-person transactions. Rides last for roughly 30 minutes. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your ride to check in and dress warmly. Cost $30 Adults, Kids (4-12) $10.

High Star Ranch
970 High Star Drive,
Kamas, UT


Christmas Light Show by Horse Drawn Wagons: Rocky Mountain Outfitters

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Enjoy being pulled through a Christmas light show by a team of Percheron draft horses at Jordanelle State Park. If you’re looking for Christmas-time goodies, s’mores, hot chocolate, and cider will be available too. The ride itself is approx. 20 minutes long (some teams of horses walk a little faster or a little slower). This is suitable for all ages. Kids 2 and younger are free. Santa will be there on Fridays and Saturdays. Cost: $30 General Admission – $500 Large Private Wagon.

515 State Road 319
Heber City, UT


Skate With Santa @ Park City Ice Arena

Tuesday, December 13, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Santa has been practicing on his skates all year to get ready to greet the kids. He wants everyone to come, so he arranged free skating and rentals. So come one, come all. Cost: Free

Park City Ice Arena
600 Gilmour Way
Park City, Utah

Midway Community Festival of Crèches: Midway Town Hall

December 9 - 11, 16-18, and December 23, from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Courtesy of neighbors and friends in the community, people can check out over 1,000 + crèches aka, nativity displays. Although a creche is the same thing as a nativity scene, if you want to nitpick, the creche refers specifically to the baby Jesus in the manger. This year’s theme is “Love’s Pure Light!” Admission is free.

Extended public viewing dates at Zenger’s home, 8 East Altamont Drive, Midway, UT 84049.

Midway Town Hall
120 West Main Street
Midway, UT


Park City Treble Makers Holiday Performance @ Park City Community Church on Sunday, December 11, @ 4:00 PM 

Park City Treble Makers are warming up for their big holiday run. The all-female ensemble has been singing a cappella and spreading holiday cheer in the community for the last decade. Hear this season’s entire repertoire of holiday favorites like “Christmas Is Coming.”

You can also catch them at Summit Vista Senior Living Center on 12/ 8, the Park City Senior Center on 12/9, the Newcomers Club Holiday Brunch on 12/14, a salon concert on 12/18 at a private home complete with a holiday buffet, or at the Hyatt Centric at Canyons Village on 12/21. Cost: Adults: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, Children under 12 $5

Purchase Tickets via Venmo or at the door: Venmo@treble-maker-1

Park City Singers Holiday Concert @ Park City Community Church
December 9 – 10 @ 7:00 PM

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, The Park City Singers choir is ready to represent. This inclusive, non-audition, community choir will put on a holiday show and get you in the spirit of the season.

12/7 – 12/11 Moulin Rouge @ The Eccles Theater GET TICKETS

12/7 Sarah Hakes & Radio Roulette @ The Spur FREE

12/7 Bryce Vine @ The Complex GET TICKETS

12/8 What We Said @ The Depot SOLD OUT

12/8 Sean Marshall & Dueling Pianos @ The Spur FREE

12/8 – 12/24 The Nutcracker @ Capitol Theatre GET TICKETS

12/8 Danny Lux @ The Commonwealth Room GET TICKETS

12/8 – 12/11 Croce Plays Croce @ The Egyptian GET TICKETS

12/9 Mister Sister @ State Road Tavern FREE

12/9 Grant Matheson & Steven Bosco Band @ The Spur FREE

12/9 Master Kennedy & Napo @ The Cabin GET TICKETS

12/9 -12/11 Night Witches @ The Egyptian Youth Theatre GET TICKETS

12/9 Nat Geo: Live on the Vertical @ Park City Institute GET TICKETS

12/9 Bill Burr @ The Maverik Center GET TICKETS

12/9 Greyson Chance @ The Complex GET TICKETS

12/10 Bad Frances @ The Notch FREE

12/10 Scott Foster & Channel Z @ The Spur FREE

12/10 Aaron Golay @ The Cabin GET TICKETS

12/10 Randy Bachman @ Park City Institute GET TICKETS

12/10 Amon Amarth @ The Complex GET TICKETS

12/10 The Mother Hips @ Commonwealth Room GET TICKETS

12/11 Sarah Hakes & Dueling Pianos @ The Spur FREE

12/11 Sunday Service (Drag Queen Brunch) @ The Cabin GET TICKETS

12/11 Fruition @ The Stateroom GET TICKETS

12/12 Steven Bosco & Daniel Torriente @ The Spur FREE

12/13 Christine Baird & Rick Gerber Duo @ The Spur FREE

12/13 Snoop Dogg & T-Pain @ The Maverik Center GET TICKETS

12/13 Johnnyswim @ The Stateroom  SOLD OUT

12/14 Naomi Harlan & Radio Roulette @ The Spur FREE

12/14 Dominic Fike @ The Depot GET TICKETS

Random Fun

Launch of My Continental Club Membership: RTT Concierge Club

The folks at RTT Concierge Club are launching a customized concierge membership club. For those who value elevated, turn-key experiences in Park City, and can afford it, this might be for you. You will have a team of Park City locals who are tapped into the heartbeat of this town and can make things happen. You want an impossible reservation at Riverhorse during high season. Check. Private chef for a last-minute dinner party? Check. Want VIP tickets to the most coveted events? They got you covered.

Here are a few of the numerous benefits:

  • Reservationist with standing reservations (Park City, Midway, Salt Lake City)
  • VIP curated wine tasting and culinary private chef dinner invites
  • Wine restocking and private orders. (Private Sommelier to curate)
  • VIP transportation 35-mile radius. (Airport, Sundance, Salt Lake City)
  • VIP concierge pop-up lounge
  • Membership card holder invite to private concerts
  • Access to 16+ private chefs for catered dinners and parties
  • On-call concierge to assist with all travel and entertainment

Cost: $25K per family of four for a retainer with 100 Hours of services. Mention Kept Current and get %5 off your membership through December 25.

Full Moon Meditations

December 8 or 11th

As the full moon circles around one last time, it is a time for reflection, release, and relaxation. This week there are several opportunities to practice the power of intention and calming of the mind through meditation. There are three different offerings –  all with a little different personalities.

If you are not familiar with Caçao, it is a plant medicine that acts as a stimulant yet also has a calming effect and reduces anxiety. It is said to improve blood flow to the brain and heart. I use it as an alternative to coffee in the morning. It makes me alert without the caffeine jitters. I love it. Try it, you might like it too.

Caçao Ceremony with Sound Healing & Reiki in Sage Hill

Thursday, December 8, @ 6:00 PM

Cheryl Mirabella & Curtis Anderson lead this session and you couldn’t meet a nicer couple. They host a Caçao ceremony out of their home that includes guided meditation, sound healing, and a fire ceremony to release what no longer serves you. Cheryl will perform Reiki on you during the sound healing portion of the ceremony.  Cost: $39.00 (A portion of proceeds go to charity).

* Once registered they will provide the address.


December Full Moon Circle & Sound Bath

Thursday, December 8, @ 6:30 PM

This meditation focuses on the power of the full moon energy. You will learn about moon energy, activity, and aromatherapy in this guided meditation and sound bath. You will finish the evening with a tarot card reading. Cost: $23.00

Clock Tower Building
150 N Main St, STE 204-4
Upstairs Parking in back
Heber City, UT


Caçao Ceremony and Ecstatic Dance with DJ Whitt: @ Enlighten Wellness

Sunday, December 11th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This experience begins with a cacao ceremony guided by Sofia Mileti, director of Mountain Town Music’s wellness initiative program. Next is a rhythmic set with DJ Whitt who specially curated the set list so people could lose themselves to the music. Dancing serves as a form of meditation and connection. This series is a continuation of the Sound Healing Series collaboration that Mountain Town Music presents together with Wild Women Tribe. $30



Hemped Stocking Stuffing Promotions

Month of December

For the next three Saturdays Hemped is hosting ‘Stocking Stuffer Saturdays’ and will give 15% off in-store and online with the code STUFFER15. They are also running a holiday promotion for all their branded merch for the entire month of December. This includes 20% off hoodies, mugs, hats, and beanies. Online orders can use the code MERCH20. If you want to check out their merch hit them up on Instagram @HempedParkCity.

If you mention Kept Current, they will give you 10% off on any of your additional purchases. For online orders, you can use code CURRENT10.

Opening Night of Between Life and Land: Material @ Kimball Arts Center

Friday, December 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This is the first in a three-part series taking place over the course of the coming calendar year that will examine our relationship to the land through the lens of more than 30 artists. Each exhibition in the series explores a singular theme to bring a deeper understanding of how our relationship with the earth has formed, evolved, and continues to change.

On display December 9, 2022 – April 9, 2023, Between Life and Land: Material introduces artists who create work by directly engaging with various forms and materials that tie back to the land. From the ephemerality of Sara Lynne Lindsay’s Decomposing Quilt to the intricate detail displayed in David Brooks’ cast aluminum forests, their work reminds us of the beauty in our landscapes but also explores our connections to place, time, and the larger universe.

Meet other art enthusiasts while enjoying light refreshments, a cash bar, and live music at the exhibition opening.

Kimball Art Center
1251 Kearns Blvd


Stories Around the Campfire: Rock Cliff Nature Center

December 10 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Utah Authors Darren Parry and Nan Seymour for an evening of storytelling around the campfire. Darren, the author of The Bear River Massacre, will share stories of his Shoshone people’s history and connections to the land. Nan will share her new story ‘Lake Woman Leaving’, which won an Alfred Lambourne Prize in the fall of 2022.

Wasatch Mountain Institute
Rock Cliff Nature Center
2500 UT-32,
Kamas, UT 84036

Silly Holiday Bazaar

December 9 - 11, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The market features 80 artists, crafters, and creative entrepreneurs to show off their creative wares for the holiday season. Pick up holiday gifts from local artisans.  Price for entry: Free

Park City Yarrow
1800 Park Avenue
Park City

Makers Market @ Create PC Launch Party: The Arts Council of Park City & Summit County

December 2022 from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This holiday shopping experience will include more than 70 local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs from December 2-24th. This gallery and marketplace give a platform for local artists to share their unique stories and display their creativity. It is a great opportunity for the community to support local artists and for you to give a thoughtful, one-of-a-kind holiday gift.

Armageddon Time: Park City Film

December 9 -11, Friday/Saturday @7:00 PM/Sunday @6:00 PM

ARMAGEDDON TIME is a deeply personal story on the strength of family, the complexity of friendship, and the generational pursuit of the American Dream. The film features an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, and Jeremy Strong. Rated R/Runtime 114/ Directed by: James Gray

Telluride Film Festival selection.