There’s a place in Salt Lake City called This is the Place Heritage Park. It’s dedicated to preserving the history of the people that pioneered out to the Salt Lake valley and settled it, so it’s your basic cabins + butter churning + rock candy type attraction. I brought Kyle to the park for the first time on Pioneer Day (the celebration of Utah’s statehood) and the trauma of waiting two hours in a crowded park for some lukewarm hot dogs hasn’t quite faded. So, I was happy when I found out that the park would be hosting a German Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt) complete with handmade gifts, Father Christmas, and traditional holiday trimmings. All of our bad summer memories have been washed away by the sounds of caroling and the smell of gingerbread.
The last day of the market is tomorrow and it’s both free and quite charming, so if you’re in the area you might want to stop by!