December 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Winter Park Resort

The Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is one of the most beloved Winter Park traditions.  Enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and Santa starting at 3 PM in The Village.  Don’t miss Santa’s special reading of “‘Twas the Ngiht Before Christmas” at 4 PM in The Village gazebo.  Then move over around the bonfire at the base of Winter Park Resort to enjoy carolers and prepare for this stunning parade.  At 5:30pm, a procession of torch-bearing skiers and riders begin their way down Lower Hughes Trail, followed by Santa Claus and his merry helpers.  A spectacular fireworks dispaly and snowcats adorned with Christmas colors light up the slopes in a Christmas tree formation to conclude the festivities.
Immediately following the show at 6pm, visitors are welcome to attend Christmas Eve non-denominational services located in the lower level of Balcony House.  The service is scheduled to last about one hour.
After the show, enjoy a holiday buffet mountain top at Sunspot Lodge