How to Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas in Southern Utah

Janine Brandt | 11.11.19

Southern Utah offers travelers a perfect portrait of Christmas cheer. Stunning views, winter snow, cozy cabins, and festive fun will make you feel like you’re right on Santa’s doorstep. But, traveling during the winter season can be tricky, especially if you are not accustomed to the area. However, there are a few easy ways to make sure that your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

We want all of our visitors to have the Christmas getaway of their dreams, which is why we’ve compiled a list of travel tips for navigating the Southern Utah area during Christmastime. Follow this guide to learn how to have a holly, jolly Christmas in Southern Utah.

For even more tips on planning your cheeriest Utah vacation, download our FREE Southern Utah vacation guide!

Pack Appropriate Clothing

All of that picturesque Christmas snow can make a Southern Utah winter a little chilly. Brian Head alone gets an average of 370 inches of snowfall every year, which makes it crucial to pack appropriately for a Christmas getaway to the area. We’re talking base layers, water-resistant outer shells, hats, socks and boots – when it comes to clothing, more is more. Skip out on conserving suitcase space in favor of throwing in an extra pair of woolen socks in the bag. You’ll thank us when you’re hiking in comfortably warm bliss. It’s totally worth it!

Bring The Right Gear

If you’re spending your Christmas pursuing outdoor fun, you’ll need to pack the right gear. Solid hiking boots and a waterproof backpack are some examples of things you might consider bringing. Believe it or not, you should also bring a good pair of sunglasses if you’ll be outdoors – it is still bright during winter, and the sun can throw some real shade off of the pearly white snow (get it?). Of course, don’t forget your carrots for Santa’s Reindeer, too. Better move that to the top of the list.

Book The Right Accommodations

To have a truly holly jolly Christmas, you’ll need to find the perfect place to stay. Family Time Vacation Rentals has plenty of warm, cozy spots in the area that are perfect for your stay – and right on Santa’s map. If you’re traveling with a group, check out our Dixie National Forest Luxury Estate Lodge. This luxurious cabin boasts two full kitchens, a wraparound deck with stunning mountain views, and multiple fireplaces with large mantels for milk and cookies. It’s the perfect Christmas Cabin!

2019 Christmas Events

Now that you’re prepped and ready to experience a Southern Utah Christmas, here are some of the area’s can’t-miss events of the holiday season:

Dickens Christmas Festival in St. George

December 4-7, 2019
Dixie Convention Center, St. George, UT

Christmas On The Mountain

November 30, 2019
Duck Creek Village Center, Duck Creek, UT

Christmas In The Canyon

November 30 – December 29, 2019
Tuacahn Amphitheater, Ivans, UT

Lights At The Frontier

December 21, 2019
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, Cedar City, UT

Christmas In The Country Home Tours

December 14, 2019
Panguitch City, UT

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