by Kaylee Pickering Photos provided by Visit Cedar City · Brian Head
very year, we wait eagerly for the glittering snow to coat the ground and for the holiday season to begin. We love the carols in the air, the excitement of the holidays, and the twinkling of the lights. Yet, every year, we find ourselves in need of a vacation to recover from the holiday—a chance to step back from the holiday hustle and bustle and find a moment of tranquility for ourselves before ringing in the new year. Before the “new year, new me” posts start and the pressure mounts to make changes, we plan to take a moment to step back and reconnect—a moment to reconnect with the world in the quieted landscape of a beautiful national monument. We love the scenic drives through stunning landscapes and wonderful views, as well as experiencing child-like wonder again at small-town holiday events and festivals in those “in-between” moments.
Holiday Shopping and Lights in Cedar City
Celebratory events, festive window displays, and twinkling lights are part and parcel for a holiday getaway. While there’s always an event happening in Cedar City—and certainly around the holidays— there are some holiday traditions here that are a bit quieter. They are a chance to enjoy the holiday spirit without getting caught up in the hustle and bustle. Take a stroll on ornamented Main Street beneath bright snowflakes and swirling patterns. With a warm drink in hand, see the beautiful window displays along the way. While peeking at decorated trees glinting through the windows of historic cabins and homes, walk through the grounds of the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, which is dressed in its holiday finest. There is farm equipment wrapped in a spectrum of colors at every turn. A visit downtown will lead you to characters straight from the stage as you explore the character and sculpture gardens at the Beverley Center for the Arts. Home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, you can find there the Bard himself standing among glittering holiday lights as well as Cleopatra holding holiday décor aloft in wonder. The theaters themselves join in the festive fun. To find upcoming holiday events, outstanding light displays, and maker’s markets, keep an eye on the event calendar at www.VisitCedarCity.com.
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