Thanksgiving in Estancia Resort

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It’s that time of the year where we get together with our family and friends to celebrate one of the most special holidays of the year : Thanksgiving! A time to celebrate gratitude for all the good things that have happened to us.

St George is the perfect place to host your Thanksgiving reunion, it’s a family-friendly city full of family resorts, a variety of restaurants and National & State Parks to visit. 

Estancia Resort is one of the most important resorts in Southern Utah and will be a great place to celebrate your St George Thanksgiving. Find your family condo in St George Utah here!

Green Valley Resort Rentals in St. George

Estancia Resort has a variety of condos in St George Utah available for any number of guests. For small groups, you can rent the 2 bedroom condos and for bigger groups, the best choice could be the 3 and 4 bedroom condos that can fit up to 20 people.

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All of the condos are brand new and feature a fully-equipped kitchen, wireless Internet, private balcony with BBQ grill and central air conditioning. 

Also, if you want to relax more you can enjoy the Green Valley pool and spa.

St George Thanksgiving Special Promo!

We know that sometimes it is hard to gathe the whole family in one place. For cases such as these, the best choice is usually to stay in affordable condos with quality amenities like pools, basketball courts, hot tubs, barbecue grills as well as others. At Estancia Resort, we have all of this plus a special deal for our guests, so that they spend more quality time with their loved ones on such a special occasion!

– 1 Free Night: Pay for 4, Stay for 5 –

Sleep Up to 12 People

Our 3 bedroom units will fit your entire family. We have multiple units available with connecting balconies for larger families.

1 Night Free

Book 4 nights for Thanksgiving and receive the 5th night for free! This offer is only good for bookings made over the phone.

Thanksgiving Activities in Utah

Here are some fun Thanksgiving events and activities you and your family can do on this Thanksgiving weekend. Check out this list and go make some sweet memories with your loved ones!

Visit The Snow Canyon State Park Petroglyphs

No, you aren’t reading wrong! You can find some ancient Petroglyphs in St George. The Petroglyphs are located on a wall in Snow Canyon State Park, it’s a short hike, ideal for the whole family. Find more family-friendly hikes at Snow Canyon. It’s just a 15 minutes drive from Estancia

Snow Canyon State Park Petroglyphs
Jennys Canyon Hike

Jenny's Canyon Hike

If you’re planning to visit Zion National Park this holiday weekend, there is one hike that we always recommend to our guests, it’s Jenny’s Canyon Trail! At only half a mile in length, it’s perfect to try the morning after thanksgiving or on a Sunday evening.

Holiday Light at Red Hills Desert Garden

One of the best ways to start getting the Christmas spirit is to check out the Holiday Lights at the Red Hills Desert Garden. The garden is transformed into a showcase full of lights and magic. It’s a wonderful place to visit if you also want to learn more about plants and animals. This runs from the 24 of November until the 31 of Decembe

Holiday Light at Red Hills Desert Garden
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Christmas In The Canyon & Live Show

Continuing with the Christmas spirit, the Tuacahn Amphitheater is ready to start the holiday season right! With more than 250,000 twinkling lights, a live nativity show, train rides, an open fire, and a visit with Santa Claus, you and your family will have an amazing weekend. It is free admission for everything except the Live Nativity. The nativity costs 3$ per person or 20$ per family. 

Watch A Christmas Musical

Tuacahn Amphitheatre has more things to offer. This year’s holiday musical will be  A Christmas Story Musical. It is a sweet, fun and warm musical that is the perfect activity to close  your Thanksgiving weekend. Get your tickets in advance here

A Christmas Story Musical Tuacahn

5 Hacks To Host The Best Thanksgiving

Plan Activities To Keep The Kids Occupied

Prepare a table just for the kids, dinner might take more time than you expect, so bring board games (like monopoly, scrabble or battleship), or lay out paper and crayons and tell them to make a holiday list. This will help keep them occupied until dinner is ready.

Book Your Rental With Anticipation

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays and everyone likes to spend that time together. There often isn’t availability at the resorts to meet the demand, which is why booking a vacation rental in Utah early is the best idea. Many people have that in mind, so to guarantee your spot, it’s crucial to book early. We recommend starting your research with at least 2 months of anticipation to have a better chance of finding a unit that works best for you. If you can’t decide which property to choose, check out these rental homes in St George.   

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Divide The Cooking Preparation

Everybody wants to show off their culinary skills and if you don’t assign each member a dish, the kitchen and the whole dinner is going to be chaos. Dishes like Turkey or mashed potatoes need to be cooked on time but dishes like the gravy, deserts or jellies can be done in advance. This way fewer people will need to be in the kitchen and dinner will be served faster. 

thanksgiving tips

Make a List with The Items You'll Need

For cooking Thanksgiving meals you might require some special equipment like serving dishes and tableware, make sure you bring everything you will need to cook.

All of our condos in Estancia Resort have a fully-equipped kitchen and provide utensils, drinkware, a blender, a toaster, mixing bowls, pyrex bakeware and more  

Keep Your Dishes Warm

Many dishes are prepared for your Utah Thanksgiving dinner, so you must be prepared to keep them warm. We have a couple of ideas for you:

  1. Try using a toaster oven to keep smaller things warm.
  2. Wrapping your turkey with foil will help keep it warm and it will help it to not get dry.
  3. You can also use a slow cooker to keep dressings and mashed potatoes warm.

We have helped a lot of families enjoy their holidays at our condos in St George Utah, and we have picked up a few tips along the way that will be very helpful while you prepare for your holiday festivities. If you want to stay at one of the best resorts in St George Utah, or need help planning your Thanksgiving vacation, contact us. 

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