A Zion National Park ChristmasDec 8, 2017
A Zion National Park Christmas
Zion National Park and Christmas aren’t usually spoken in the same sentence. But for that special group of Zion enthusiasts who’ve discovered the perks of visiting Springdale during the off-season, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Zion National Park. If you just can’t picture Christmas without fluffy white snow, we understand. Just about every Christmas movie or commercial includes a winter wonderland. It’s true that snow in Southern Utah is exceptionally rare, but believe us when we say that there is a lot more to making the holidays special than hoping for snowfall. And Zion Canyon has just about everything on that Christmas list.
Once Summer is over and Fall begins, the visitor count in Zion Canyon goes down but everything in Springdale and in the Park stays essentially the same. The temperature goes down a little bit, most noticeably early in the morning and late at night, leaving the weather during the day absolutely wonderful. Hit the trails of Zion when the sun is out and you’ll likely have it mostly to yourself. You’ll also be a witness to stunning colors and scenery that are unique to this time of year. Not only is the weather incredibly pleasant, but the restaurants, shops, and museums of Springdale are open year-round and have plenty of vacancies. Romance, solitude, great food, comfort, relaxation – are these words that you associate with the holiday season? If so, Zion National Park in December has all of these in abundance.
Have you ever had Christmas morning on vacation away from home? If not, Springdale, UT is the perfect place to give it a try. No need to worry about throngs of tourists or carefully planning your itinerary as you would a traditional family vacation. Take your Zion Canyon Christmas adventure one day – even one hour – at a time. If Christmas Day in paradise sounds appealing, remember that if you live in Southern Utah, paradise is basically in your backyard in the incredible city of Springdale.
Another fantastic option is to have your family Christmas party/gathering in Springdale. There are many amazing lodges and other places that offer great conference rooms, ballrooms, etc as well as luxurious accommodations for everyone. Make your holiday event even more memorable by having it in Zion Canyon. Members of your party who have never been here will certainly never forget it.