Shop Local this Holiday and Christmas Season: Celebrate Christmas at the Incredibly Festive Gardner Village

Nov 16, 2020, 9:02 AM | Updated: Mar 11, 2021, 9:27 am

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This article about Holiday and Chrismas Shopping at Gardner Village is Presented by Gardner Village. Gardner Village is currently open Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Friday-Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm. (Find current hours of operation here.)

Christmas celebrations at Gardner Village stand out from other holiday experiences. They have a unique selection of offerings in their outdoor space. You can shop local this holiday season, plus enjoy dining, and entertainment. There’s much in store to look forward to! Continue your Christmas traditions at Gardner Village. Here are some of the highlights you can expect this holiday season. And you can stay on the “Nice” list by wearing your mask and socially distancing while there.

Elf Displays and Scavenger Hunt

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Starting on November 21st and ending on the 31st of December, Gardner Village will enchant your journey here with elf displays and an elf scavenger hunt to see Santa’s magic in action. Santa’s helpers are all over the village, helping test toys, sort letters, and maintaining the Naughty and Nice Lists.

You can print out your scavenger hunt form here starting on November 21st before you head out, or pull it up with a code using your mobile device once you arrive on site. And you’ll receive a free piece of freshly-pulled salt water taffy at Chocolate Covered Wagon once you complete the hunt.

Enjoy a Magical Dinner at Mystique Dining

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Where else in Utah can you enjoy a magic show, paired with a five-course dinner, and mystery, magic, and flavor by booking a private event? The Mystique Dining experience is like nothing else in the state, combining family fun with Las Vegas flair.

Mystique’s Grand Dining Chamber undoubtedly sets the stage with the opulent decor that makes for a compelling backdrop. Then celebrate the season by experiencing gourmet cuisine served by Victorian butlers while you’re seated in an elaborate chamber decked to evoke the warmth and festive feelings of the best time of the year. The seating at Mystique has been temporarily modified. They accommodate social distancing requirements. Find out more and book your night out here.

Exercise Your Brain at The Escape Room

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Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery? Embrace a challenge, hone your team-building skills, and create memories for an experience you won’t forget. Four timed escape rooms contain riddles and puzzles to break free and do something memorable! You can choose different themes as well. Be sure to check out their Grinch themed Whoville holiday escape themed room which is especially great for kids. It opens November 22, 2020 and runs through February 2021. You can even get clues along the way.

Shopping at Gardner Village

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Find unique gifts for your whole family by shopping from a number of boutiques and stores in Gardner Village. Visit the past inside of the property’s historic flour mill built in 1877, in the original store built in Gardner Village, CF Home and Furniture Design. Historical pieces are paired with the rustic charm of a more modern farmhouse style, with many timeless pieces for the home to choose from.

You can also satisfy your sugar cravings at the Chocolate Covered Wagon Candy Store, as seen on the Food Network and the Travel Channel. Serving up especially delicious hand-dipped caramel apples, chocolate-covered fruit, phenomenal fudge, caramels, and taffy, you might want one of everything!

Also, one of their best tips for holiday shopping is to find the perfect stationery to pair with your presents. With particularly unique greeting cards, decor, and gift ideas, you’re sure to make an impression with paper goods designed by independent artists at Posh Paperie. Then spoil your kids rotten at, as the name implies, the Spoiled Rotten Children’s Clothing Boutique.

Gardner Village is Where Your Holiday Shopping Should Begin

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Visit here for updates to hours and operations at Gardner Village during COVID-19. Gardner Village is an outdoor village. They are following the directives of the Utah Governor’s Office and Health Department per the new announcement on November 8, 2020. for social distancing and cleanliness. Guests are required to wear face masks per Utah State mandate and socially distance from other guests and groups.

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Shop Local this Holiday and Christmas Season: Celebrate Christmas at the Incredibly Festive Gardner Village