Halloween in Park City seems to bring with it one of the first big snowstorms of the year. This year it appears that the snowstorm has hit a few days early. But while the snow is falling, the ski and snowboard season is still a month away. Luckily, there are some great fall events to take in here in Park City as we wait for the resorts to open for the season, and Halloween is one of them.
Each year one of the great Halloween traditions here in Park City is a stroll through the Glenwood Cemetery. The cemetery is just north of the Park City Mountain Resort main base area next to the Snow Flower and Three Kings condominium communities. The Glenwood Cemetery is a beautiful spot at the base of the hill in an aspen grove.
Halloween at the Glenwood is put on by the Glenwood Cemetery Association in conjunction with the Park City Historical Society and Museum. Local actors in period costume stand next to the graves of former residents and tell stories of their lives. The tales are a record of just how precarious life in Park City was for those who made the area home during the mining boom. The scripts are given to the actors from the historical society and while the actors add a little dramatic flair, the stories are based on historical fact. The lives of the original Parkites and Summit County residents were a far cry from today’s resort lifestyle.
Currently the weather is calling for a mix of rain and snow for the weekend, but the weather wouldn’t have slowed the residents of Glenwood Cemetery; get out and take in this event that happens just once a year. “Halloween at the Glenwood” runs from noon until 2pm on Sunday October 31st. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.