Saying goodbye to the old year and hello to the new is a special, symbolic event. It’s the perfect time to celebrate with your family and get ready for everything that the next year has in store. Why not do so surrounded by the natural beauty of Southern Utah’s stunning national parks? Your Bryce Canyon New Year’s Eve vacation will be one you’ll never forget. Don’t forget to download a copy of our complimentary Southern Utah Vacation Guide before your trip. It’s the easiest way to plan the perfect holiday!
3 Awesome Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve in Bryce Canyon
Visit Bryce Canyon National Park
Why spend the New Year cooped up inside when you can explore one of the country’s most remarkable parks? Bryce Canyon is full of grand vistas, gorgeous hikes, and geological wonders. Our favorite view in the park is the aptly-named Inspiration Point. This viewpoint looks over the main amphitheater and provides an excellent spot for family photos that you’ll always cherish.
While there may not be fireworks going off at midnight, the park’s night skies are filled with bright, twinkling stars. If you’re looking to add another national park to your itinerary, Zion National Park is one of Southern Utah’s extraordinary destinations. Be sure to make the dramatic trek up Angel’s Landing during your trip to Utah’s first national park!
Attend the Brian Head Annual Torchlight Parade
With a peak elevation of 11,300 feet, Brian Head is the highest resort town in America. Every year, locals and tourists alike flock to the town on New Year’s Eve for the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show. It is held at Brian Head Resort at Great Steps Lodge, and the parade lights up the entire mountainside. You don’t want to miss this event — you’ll never forget the sight of the fireworks illuminating the spectacular winter scenery!
Enjoy a Delicious Meal With the Family
There’s no better way to connect with your loved ones during the holidays than over a great meal. So many of the small towns in Southern Utah are filled with mouth-watering cuisine. Reward yourself after a day of hiking the national parks with a visit to one of the best restaurants in Panguitch, Utah. Whether you’re in the mood for some smoky barbecue or contemporary Mexican flavors, Panguitch’s dining hot spots have something to suit your palate. Indulge in a hearty meal before your New Year’s Eve celebration begins!
After an exciting Bryce Canyon New Year’s Eve, you deserve to relax in a Family Time Vacation Rental. Our extensive list of premium accommodations means that there is a property to fit every family’s needs. The Adventurer loft features stunning mountain views, room for 13 guests, and a ping pong table. The cabin is centrally located between Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks so that you can experience the best of what Southern Utah has to offer!