Visitors to Hardware Ranch on opening day, Dec. 15, will be treated to half-price sleigh rides, a free souvenir poster, and will enjoy seeing hundreds of elk close-up, said the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Monday.

Visitors may also purchase Western-style snacks and meals at the visitor center, which overlooks the meadow and elk herd.Hours are from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. daily. Group reservations may be made by calling 336-2119.