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When you want to get the whole family into the holiday spirit, Station Park offers activities and traditions to make your season bright. This year, northern Utah's favorite shopping, dining and entertainment destination invites you to come and enjoy new and joyous holiday traditions. (And most of them are free!)
Here are a few things you'll want to add to your itinerary this holiday season.
Snowman Scavenger Hunt
While you're out doing your holiday shopping, here's an activity that will keep the kids entertained. Rhodes Physical Therapy presents the "Snowman Scavenger Hunt,'' which runs Monday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Jan. 15.
Pick up your scavenger hunt cards at Concierge Services and keep your eyes peeled for 15 unique snowman window clings that are hiding all around Station Park. Once you find them all, return your cards to Concierge Services to receive a winter treat!
Ice bumper cars
Who knew that driving on ice could be so much fun? America First Credit Union will kick off this year's Ice Bumper Cars on Friday, Nov. 19 at Fountain Square. For $10 per person, you get seven to 10 minutes (depending on the size of the line) to glide around on the ice. All America First Credit Union members receive a $5 discount.
The Ice Bumper Cars run Monday through Thursday from 4–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12–9 p.m. and Sunday from 1–6 p.m. During holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year's, the hours are 1–9 p.m. You can enjoy these bumper cars through Jan. 29!
Be there to witness Santa Claus himself kick off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at Station Park via the Colliers International helicopter, and they'll be escorted by snow princesses and the Farmington City fire and police departments.
From 9–11 a.m. there will be entertainment, holiday characters, face painting, balloons and vendor booths. All children will receive a free goodie bag and adults can enter to win a $1,000 Station Park shopping spree! (Santa will be available for photos beginning at 2 p.m.)
If you miss his debut, you can still catch Santa for a visit and a photo between 2–8 p.m. Monday through Saturday or 1–6 p.m. on Sunday. For your last-minute Christmas wishes, you can visit him on Christmas Eve between 12–5 p.m. Four different packages will be available, starting at $19.95.
Station Park will follow current CDC guidelines along with individual state mandates for the health and safety of all guests. This includes cleaning the set throughout the day, placing hand sanitizing stations at the entrance and exit, wiping down surfaces and having staff members wear masks.
Santa's schedule this year also includes breakfast at Twigs Bistro on Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5, from 9–11:30 a.m. Enjoy crème brulee French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes and strawberries, dessert, and a beverage. Along with Santa, you'll spot some other familiar holiday/winter celebrities at the breakfast, and all children will receive a free holiday goodie bag. The price is $22 for children and $25 for adults and it's all-inclusive with tax and gratuity. Reservations are required, so call 801-447-8944 to save your spot!
Twigs Bistro is also hosting a special breakfast with Utah Foster Care on Dec. 11. For $13, you can sponsor a child so they can enjoy breakfast with Santa. If you're interested in being a sponsor, contact Twigs Bistro for more details.
Paws & Claus Mondays
Kids aren't the only ones who can have a photo op with Santa. Every Monday between Dec. 6 and Dec. 20, you can bring your cats and dogs for some holiday photos between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All pets must be on leashes or in cages until their visit. If you'd like to get a photo for a pet other than a cat or dog, please check in with the Station Park team first.
Toys for Tots
The Davis, Weber, and Morgan County U.S. Marine Corps Reserve is hosting their annual Toys for Tots drive from now through Dec. 17. In partnership with Teton Toys, the organization is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. They also need coats and school supplies. All donations will be distributed throughout Weber and Davis counties and you can drop off your items at Concierge Services in Building J or Teton Toys.
Holiday caroling and community performances
This year The King's Carolers will be performing Fridays and Saturdays during the holiday season from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Additionally, various musical groups and individuals will be performing throughout the center throughout November and December. Performance groups, times, dates, and additional details will be available on the Station Park website. To schedule a performance, contact Concierge Services.
Holiday gift market
Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Stop by the holiday gift market, presented by Good Life Market on Dec. 10–11. For one weekend only, 20 distinctive vendors will be offering holiday gifts and treats in the Concierge Lobby in Building J.
Holiday specialty tenants
If you like giving delicious gifts, you're in luck. For the holidays only, a couple of specialty tenants will be at Station Park. See's Candies will be located near Athleta and open on Nov. 12. You can also visit Hickory Farms by Barnes & Noble beginning Nov. 18.
Free gift wrap
Finally, wrap up your holidays right (or have someone else do it for you) at Concierge Services in the Building J lobby. Beginning Dec. 6 and while supplies last, you can get your Christmas gifts wrapped for free. (There's a five package maximum per customer, per day.)
To see a full list of holiday happenings and sales going on at Station Park, visit their website.