It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Make the most of this holiday season by planning a getaway to Moab, Utah. Our red rock oasis in eastern Utah transforms into a winter wonderland in December, with temperatures plummeting to an average of 22 degrees and reaching a high of 48 degrees. Discover below what makes Moab the ultimate Christmas destination! Here are the best Christmas activities in events in Moab.

Experience the Electric Lights Parade

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending the Electric Lights Parade on December 3rd. This family-friendly event kicks off at 6 pm with colorful floats, lights, and delicious treats. Watch the faces of adults and children light up as they wait in anticipation for Santa Claus to make his trip from the North Pole to our very own Main Street. Parade attendees can enjoy warm hot chocolate and plenty of holiday cheer. Make sure you dress in your warmest clothes because Santa always brings along the chill of the North Pole with him.

Visit the Holiday Craft Fair

Give the gift of Moab this Christmas! From December 2nd through the 3rd, visitors can browse the annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center. This unique fair only displays and sells handcrafted goods, including paintings, ceramics, textiles, sculptures, jewelry, glasswork, woodwork, metalwork, candles, soaps, salves, baked goods, and much more. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a special someone, you’re guaranteed to find a special token at the Holiday Craft Fair.

Enjoy A Hike

A trip to Arches National Park guarantees peace and tranquility with fewer crowds. Visit this popular attraction for incredible sights as you weave through natural stone arches, soaring pinnacles, massive rock fins, and giant balanced rocks. Although most trails remain open, there are new challenges in the winter with ice, snow, and sleet. With snow sprinkled along the rocky playground, it provides the perfect backdrop for your next Christmas photo or Instagram post.

Book Your Winter Getaway

Escape to the city of Moab this Christmas and experience the magic. At Arches Vacation Rentals, we feature a large selection of vacation rentals that will take your winter escape to the next level. Our portfolio of properties ranges from studio rentals and one-bedroom homes to three-bedroom cabins and four-bedroom properties. Contact our team of reservation specialists to book your vacation rental this winter and experience the beauty of Moab. See you soon this winter!