The Thanksgiving holiday is a big deal in the St. George area, and you’ll find many places to celebrate around town. While many go the traditional route and host friends and family over for a feast at home, why not make it easier on yourself this year? Combining favorite Thanksgiving Day fare with the gorgeous setting of Zion National Park will make for a gathering that you and your guests won’t soon forget. If this sounds like the ideal alternative for you, you’ll definitely want to consider reserving your spot at Zion National Park’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet.
The feast takes place at Zion National Lodge’s dining venue. Autumnal decorations make for a festive backdrop and a cozy, inviting atmosphere will help you and your guests feel at home. The menu changes a bit every year, but it always includes traditional Thanksgiving favorites.
For 2016 the spread of dishes, entrees, and desserts will be delectable, offering something for every age and taste. Along with free range roasted turkey complete with gravy and house made dressing, roast beef and maple-brown sugar glazed ham will also be featured in the buffet. Split pea and ham and roasted butternut squash soups will provide a lovely starter, while the orange cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, candied yams with marshmallows, and green bean casserole will complete your holiday feast. You’ll also find an array of salads including wild rice pilaf with pecans and cranberries, pasta salad, fresh mixed greens, and chicken, cranberry and pecan salad.
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without dessert, and this year there will be eight different treats to enjoy. Classic apple, pecan, and pumpkin pie will each be available, as will sugar free cherry pie. Chocolate layer cake, cream puffs, different types of cheesecake, and hot cider with fresh strawberries will ensure that there’s plenty of variety.
Compared to the cost of buying all of the ingredients and decorations to host a Thanksgiving meal at home, the price to attend the annual buffet is quite reasonable, especially if you count time as money. Just think, you won’t have to cook, set up, or clean up! Now that is my idea of celebrating. The price for children age 3 to 12 years old is $13.50 per person, and the price for older children and adults is $27.95 per person. The buffet opens at 11:30am and lasts until 8:30pm, making it easy to stop by at a time that’s convenient for everyone in your group.
This dining event has become a holiday tradition for many families in the St. George area, and it’s easy to see why. Once you give it a try, you’ll probably find yourself anticipating coming back next year — who wouldn’t love being able to have a gourmet holiday meal without any of the hassle and effort of preparation? For a wonderful dinner that you won’t have to stress over, plan to attend Zion Lodge’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet.