For 32 years and counting, Bryce Canyon National Park has held the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival. Over the President’s Day Weekend, February 18th to the 20th, hundreds of guests are expected to flock to the Ruby’s Inn for this exciting event. During the Winter Festival, there are many activities for visitors, whether they enjoy the snow or prefer to keep warm.
This year, the Winter Festival coincides with a “fee free” day that Bryce Canyon National Park is holding. About ten days a year, Bryce Canyon and other National Parks offer free admission. During the festival, lucky guests will have the opportunity to receive free admission and enjoy the Winter Festival activities.
The winter in Bryce Canyon is usually a less popular time for guests to travel. That is a shame, because the dusting of snow and shimmering of the ice turns the park into a magical, winter wonderland. Even if you are not interested in cold outdoor activities, you will find something to enjoy during the festival. Some of the categories are adventurous, creative, educational, and kid’s activities. This means that there is something for everyone to enjoy. They have made sure to think of everyone for this exciting Winter Festival.
For the adventure junkie in everyone, this event is hosting a series of different physical activities for everyone. You can polish your slope skills with a ski clinic. Both kids and adults can join in on the ski clinics available. There are also archery clinics, perfect for those who have always wanted to try their hand at archery.
Some more physically demanding activities are available as well. There are snowshoe tours, which will take you through the beautiful countryside of Bryce Canyon. You can also register for one of the organized races during the festival.
If you would like an adventurous activity indoors, they have that, too. Yoga classes are perfect for finding your center, inner peace, and maintaining mindfulness. If yoga is not your forte, burn off stress with an exciting dancing class. The adventure activities at the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival are very diverse.
Just because Bryce Canyon is an adventurer’s destination doesn’t mean that creative types won’t have fun as well. Ruby’s Inn is offering a variety of creative classes for everyone. They will have guided watercolor painting and pottery classes. Stun your friends and family with your newly learned art skills.
You can also partake in a photography class. In the age of cell phone cameras, sometimes it is good to get back to the basics. Learn how to take the perfect photo every time. There is no better place to practice taking pictures than beautiful Bryce Canyon.
You can make your own journal in the leather journal making class. This craft, which you can take with you, is perfect for writing about the adventures you have at Bryce Canyon. The creative mind will be fully satisfied at the Winter Festival.
If you would like to learn something during your visit, Ruby’s Inn has a variety of activities for you. There is a large assortment of different presentations that will be held throughout the festival. These presentations cover everything from climbing to wildlife, so be sure to check them out so you do not miss interesting information.
If you would like to do some basic skill building and learn important skills for everyday life, you can take one of the available parenting, relationship, or nutrition classes available. You will leave Bryce Canyon better prepared for everything that life may throw at you.
Ruby’s Inn didn’t forget about the kids in attendance! They have many activities tailored specifically toward your younger travel companions.
There are a variety of craft workshops that allow children to make something special and take it home with them. This will help to create a memento that will ensure they never forget their special trip to Bryce Canyon Winter Festival.
For kids that need to burn off some energy, they can enter snow boot races and take dancing classes as well. Whether they are feeling competitive or just want to have some fun, the kid’s activities in Bryce Canyon will keep them occupied for hours.
Hot air balloons
For the first time, ever, Ruby’s Inn will have a very special hot air balloon show. On February 19th, from 7 pm to 8 pm, five hot air balloons will soar into the sky. The balloons are 75-feet-tall and float effortlessly through the night sky. They will glow above and leave you in awe at their beauty. After the show, you can hang around to listen as the pilots talk about their balloons and answer any questions you may have. This exciting show is sure to be a hit with every visitor.
Enjoy the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival
There is so much to enjoy during the Winter Festival at Bryce Canyon. No matter who you are, or which activities you prefer, you are sure to find something to enjoy during your visit. Visit Ruby’s Inn online for a breakdown of the different activities and their descriptions. Some activities and presentations require registration. If you want to make sure you do not miss anything you’re interested in, be sure to register ahead of time. Seeing Bryce Canyon during the Winter Festival is sure to be an experience you will never forget.
If you have any questions about the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival, visit www.rubysinn.com or call 435-834-5341.