A cozy, snow-covered cabin with a festively decorated wreath on the facade, surrounded by snowy pine trees, creating a picturesque winter scene.

Holiday Magic at Sundance

A Festive Escape in the Utah Mountains

Step inside a real-life snow globe this holiday season to experience the magic of Christmas at Sundance. As the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away, the resort transforms into a winter wonderland, ready to captivate visitors with a month-long celebration of Christmas cheer. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the warmth of festive decorations that signal the beginning of a season filled with joy and memory making.

Decking the Halls

The day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the Christmas transformation at Sundance Mountain Resort. Our staff adorns every corner with twinkling lights, lush greenery, and the unmistakable scent of fresh pine. This means that from late November through Christmas, guests can immerse themselves in the enchanting ambiance of holiday decorations, creating the perfect backdrop for memorable moments with loved ones.

Our pastry team showcases their talent with a charming Gingerbread Village set up outside the Foundry Grill. Located in the deli area, this sweet creation is a testament to the creativity and skill of Sundance’s culinary artists. It’s a delightful stop for guests to admire the age-old tradition of decorated gingerbread houses during the holidays.

Tree Lighting Festivities Featuring Ole Saint Nick

One highlight of the December calendar at Sundance is the Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, December 15th, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The base of the resort becomes a focal point for the festivities, as a majestic Christmas tree is illuminated, casting a warm glow on the snowy surroundings. This enchanting event is not just about lights; it’s a communal experience. Guests can savor hot chocolate and cookies, fostering a sense of togetherness. And of course, no Christmas celebration is complete without the jolly man himself—Santa Claus will make a special appearance, spreading joy and holiday spirit.

The festivities continue the next morning with a Brunch with Santa Claus at the Tree Room on Saturday, December 16th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is no ordinary brunch; it’s a serve-yourself banquet-style feast that allows guests to indulge in holiday favorites. Hosted by the banquets and catering team, this event promises a delightful experience for families and friends. It’s a chance to share delicious food, laughter, and, of course, a moment with Santa Claus! Reserve your spot here.

Indulge Your Senses at Christmas Brunch

The holiday celebrations reach their peak with special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunches in the Foundry Grill. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Day, guests can enjoy a festive spread that goes beyond the traditional. 

Our culinary team has been busy crafting a menu that includes favorite brunch classics, as well as a selection of special dishes inspired by the holiday season.These brunches are not just meals; they are experiences designed to create lasting memories in the heart of Utah’s winter landscape, and we’re thrilled to offer a selection of dishes that are sure to bring joy and warmth to your festive celebrations.

Embracing the Magic of December

Locals and guests alike are invited to embrace the enchanting and magical spirit of the holidays with us at Sundance throughout December. It’s not just about the events but the atmosphere — the laughter, the warmth, and the sense of togetherness — that make the holiday season at Sundance unforgettable. The resort becomes a haven for families and friends to gather, creating cherished moments amidst the snow-covered mountains.

For those seeking the best Christmas getaways, Sundance offers a perfect blend of festive activities, mouthwatering culinary delights, and a picturesque winter setting. From the twinkling lights to brunch with Santa, every detail is meticulously crafted to make this holiday season truly special. So, pack your bags and head to Sundance for a Christmas escape filled with magic, joy, and the warmth of holiday traditions.