Utah may have started as a small settlement amid Native American territory, but it has since grown into a richly diverse and culturally immersive space. With each passing year, our residents find new ways to express themselves, build up their communities, celebrate their heritage, and express themselves through art and music. Some of the incredible events that we have hosted, and can continue to look forward to in coming years, include Oktoberfest, Sundance, the Winter Olympics, Festival of Colors, and so many more. These hallmark events are dazzling and unforgettable, but they can also end up being a bit pricey. Luckily, Utah also has a large offering of free and family-friendly events that also live up to our stunning legacy, such as the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show.
The Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show is a free event that Solitude Mountain Resort is hosting this Saturday, the 13th. They have a whole offering of events and shows which will run from 3pm till after sunset. The afternoon will kick off with an Alphorn concert, which is a genre of music that evolved from the long wooden horns the mountain dwellers in the Swiss Alps used to communicate across long distances. Following the concert there will be an hour long magic show at the Last Chance Lodge, that is geared towards children. After the show there will be an hour break so that guests can purchase refreshments and beverages, and then the highlight of the evening will begin at 6:30pm with the Torchlight Parade.
Guests will head outside to watch the Solitude staff perform a synchronized ski routine while holding torches. The torches create a mesmerizing lightshow against the backdrop of the snow-white mountain, with twisting and flowing movements that are sure to enchant viewers of all ages. After the light show, the resort will also be setting off fireworks, to wrap up the evening in an impressive and explosive way. It’s a stunning (and free) evening you won’t want to miss! Find more information at https://www.solitudemountain.com/things-to-do/events-and-activities/torchlight-parade-and-firework-celebration_january-13