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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Park City Mountain Resort's 49th Annual Torchlight Parade in Park City on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

PARK CITY — Ski and snowboard instructors lined the PayDay run at Park City Mountain Resort, leading Santa Claus on his rounds Christmas Eve. Their red flares shone the way to the skies.

The tradition, which kicks off with the annual Torchlight Parade at the resort, brings in families for hot chocolate and cookies and all kinds of fun. The resort has held the event for the past 49 years.