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Shop Local this Holiday and Christmas Season: Find a Sleigh Full of Fun at Gardner Village

Nov 2, 2021, 2:34 PM

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


Fill your heart, your belly and your shopping bags with the magic of the season at Gardner Village! Bundle up and stroll brick-lined paths and discover charming locally-owned shopsrestaurantsevent venues and even an elf or two, all nestled around the historic Gardner flour mill and silo. You and your family will start traditions that last a lifetime at Utah’s own holiday silo experience at Gardner Village.

Gardner Village is making a list of ChristMust Dos, and you’ll find a sleigh full of holiday fun there. From elf displays and a scavenger hunt, escape room adventures, the Snowball Express train ride, photos with Santa and reindeer or a magic show while you dine, there’s something for everyone.

Elf Displays and Scavenger Hunt

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You don’t need a ticket on the Polar Express to see Santa’s magic in action. Gardner Village brings you another year of fun from the North Pole with whimsical elf displays. See Santa’s helpers at work, at school, testing toys, sorting letters addressed to Mr. Claus and maintaining those all-important Naughty and Nice lists. For added festivity, turn your enchanted elf tour into a game by printing the Elf Scavenger Hunt form. It outlines a full list of mischievous elf displays waiting to be discovered.

You can print out your scavenger hunt form here starting on November 20th 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 & The Prestige: Parlour of Magic

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Enjoy an evening at Mystique Dining during Christmas at Gardner Village. Celebrate 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. After dinner in our dining chamber, you’ll be invited to enjoy the amazing artistry of the best magicians in the world! The Mystique Dining experience is like nothing else in the state, combining family fun with Las Vegas flair. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Test Your Skill at A Great Escape

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Don’t let the Grinch get away. Enjoy a kid-friendly escape adventure this holiday season at A Great Escape. You and your team have just 20 minutes to save the day by successfully completing the puzzles, riddles and other obstacles to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas. A more challenging version is available upon request. Start your holiday Escape Room adventure starting November 9, 2021.

Snowball Express Train Ride

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Choo! Choo! Holiday fun is here, and The Train Shoppe at Gardner Village has your ticket. All aboard the Snowball Express. Enjoy a festive tour of Gardner Village on this trackless train on Saturdays, 11am to 7pm, November and December 2021. Bundle up and get your caboose to the train stop by the water tower in our center court area. Cost is $4 per person. Rides will be held weather permitting.

Photos with Santa and Reindeer

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Bring home holiday magic and memories with a little help from Camera Shy this season. Have festive photos taken with Santa and his reindeer on December 3, 10 and 17 from 9am to 3:30pm. Cost is $198 and includes 10-15 edited images sent through an online gallery. Photos with just Santa will be taken on December 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10am to 3:30pm . Cost is $118 and includes 10-15 edited images sent through an online gallery. Appointments are encouraged to secure your time and will be available beginning November 15. Walk-ins available with limited spots but not guaranteed. Photos will be taken outdoors on the patio at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village.

Shopping at Gardner Village

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Discover locally-owned shops nestled around the historic Gardner Mill and silo. Stroll brick-lined paths and enjoy a leisurely-paced setting. From furniture, home decor, gourmet candy, bedding, clothing, bridal gowns, flowers, antiques, model trains, books, toys and more, our shops are brimming with fabulous finds for you and your home this holiday season.

Gardner Village is Where Your Holiday Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Should Begin

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