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Upcoming Fall Events in the Salt Lake City Area

The leaves are changing color and the weather is getting cooler, so that means one thing: fall is coming! And with fall comes plenty of fun events in the Salt Lake City area. From farmer’s markets to family-friendly holiday activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this season. In this post, we will list some of the biggest and best upcoming fall events in our beautiful city. So mark your calendars and get ready for a fun-filled autumn!

Downtown Winter Market at The Gateway


The Winter Market at The Gateway is the perfect place to spend a Saturday morning this season. Held every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm starting November 12th, the market features a wide variety of vendors who sell everything from fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to florals and artisanal bread. Additionally, many of the booths will offer arts & crafts, so you’re able to browse unique, handmade gifts and art made by locals in the area. So whether you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin for your pumpkin pie or some fresh apples for cider, the Downtown Winter Market at the Gateway is sure to have what you need (and then some!) For more information, visit their website right here.

Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point

If you’re looking for an enchanting way to celebrate the holidays, Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point is the perfect choice! Located in Lehi, Luminaria is a walk-through light show made up of thousands of different colored lights. Not only will you get to holiday music and view all sorts of moving lit-up displays, but you’ll also get to see a 120-foot tree! This truly is an event for all ages, so it’s the perfect way to celebrate with a big group of loved ones. Typically, the show will take around an hour and a half to walk through completely. You can get tickets for the light-filled event here.

Frightmares at Lagoon Amusement Park

Every fall, Frightmares comes to Lagoon Amusement Park. On Fridays and weekends until October 30th, the park is transformed into a spooky fright-fest with haunted houses, family-friendly Halloween activities, and thrilling rides in the dark. There are also plenty of photo-op opportunities with frightful characters that roam throughout the grounds. Of course, there will also be plenty of Halloween candy for everyone! This event is wonderful for visitors of all ages, as the park has events appropriate for age groups ranging from young toddlers to adults. Get your tickets for Frightmares here!

BOOtanical at Red Butte Garden

BOOtanical at Red Butte Garden is the perfect place to enjoy the fall season. Located in the foothills of the Wasatch Range in Salt Lake City, the garden features numerous plant collections, display grounds, and beautiful greenery with foliage that becomes vibrant with fall colors in the cooler months. While the botanical garden is open to visit year-round, it holds a Halloween-centered event from October 20th-30th with hundreds of lights and seasonal decor, activities for kids, and live music. Red Butte Garden is a great option if you’re looking to take a walk. relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature while still celebrating the holidays. If you’re interested in walking through the spooky garden, get your tickets here!

Fall Festival at Cross E Ranch

The Fall Festival at Cross E Ranch is a great place to celebrate the Fall season! The event features a variety of fun activities, including hayrides, pumpkin painting, pig races, ziplining, a barrel train, a corn maze, and more! The ranch also offers lots of fun Fall foods, so make sure you try some of their famous apple cider donuts, a fresh gourmet caramel apple, or a bag of fresh kettle corn or roasted nuts. The festival runs until October 29th, so you have plenty of time to visit with friends and family. Have so much fun this fall and get your tickets for the festival here!

Now go have fun!

Salt Lake City is a beautiful, fun-filled place to celebrate the fall season. There are so many events held in the area that help support the creatives and hard workers in the community. Hopefully, this list will make it easier to find a way to get outside, spend time with loved ones, and celebrate the season in a fun, festive way!

Paras Real Estate Team Halloween Event

It’s back and we are so excited to celebrate you! Our annual ᏢᎪᎡᎪᏚ ᎡᎬᎪᏞ ᎬᏚᎢᎪᎢᎬ Client Appreciation Halloween party is on October 8th, 2022 from 5-7 pm at @olympushillslanes. Come enjoy dinner, bowling, costume contests, raffles, and more! We will also be gathering donations for @utahfoodbank for those who would like to contribute. So bring your loved ones and have some holiday fun with us!


Here’s how the raffle will work:
Each person will receive 1 raffle ticket 🎟 upon arrival, a 2nd raffle ticket 🎟 if in costume, and a 3rd raffle ticket 🎟 if you contribute to Utah Food Bank. It will be so much fun!


In case you’re wondering, some of the items being raffled off will be:

🎃 Samsung 50” Class- The Frame 🖼 Series 📺 4K UHD QLED LCD TV

🎃 Oculus Quest 2 – Advanced All-in-One Virtual Reality Headset-256 GB

🎃 A variety of gift cards

🎃 Gift baskets created by each agent on the team (let the mystery gifts begin!)


Save the date! We can’t wait to celebrate the spooky season with you.

Message Me if you are planning on attending!


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8 Great Tips to Get Your Home Winter-Ready






Mow your leaves!

When leaves decompose, they feed your lawn invaluable nutrients for winter. Not only does mulching your leaves with a mower nourish your lawn, you won’t have to do all that raking! The key is to cut the leaves into dime-sized pieces when they’re dry, so they readily break down into your grass.

Use your mower without a bag, or get a mulching blade, which runs around $20. Rick Wroblewski, owner of iMow, says this blade “creates lift under the mower and cuts the leaves multiple times before they’re discharged.” He recommends one to save time plus get best results. Watch Mow, Don’t Rake, Those Leaves!

Prep your mower

As your mower sits all winter, remaining fuel in its engine decomposes and “varnishes” the carburetor, causing trouble in the spring. Rick says the simplest way to winterize your mower is to add fuel stabilizer. Then run the engine for a few minutes to make sure it circulates through the gas tank and carburetor. “If you don’t at least do that, your mower won’t start in the spring. Gas has a very short shelf life, especially gas with ethanol, which ruins rubber gaskets and such.”

DON’T prune

It’s tempting to get out the pruning shears after the leaves fall, when you see the underlying structure of your trees and shrubs. But horticulturalists say wait until late winter, just before spring growth begins.

It’s best to get advice specific to your plants and Utah. You can consult a horticulturalist or master gardener at local nurseries. One exception: Hire someone to remove deadfall or trim limbs close to your home or power lines that cause trouble in a winter storm.

Prevent water damage!

If your home had lots of icicles last winter or ice dams—which can cause meltwater to back up into your house—an energy auditor or weatherization contractor can fix air leaks and inadequate insulation that cause these issues. You may be eligible for an energy tax credit or rebate for this.

Also, make sure your gutters are clean and in good condition, and add extensions to downspouts so water runs at least 3 – 4 feet away from the foundation. You can get these for under $10, e.g., this one at Home Depot.

Caulk windows & doors

If gaps between siding and window or door frames are bigger than the width of a nickel, you need to reapply exterior caulk. (Check the joints in window and door frames, too.) Silicone caulk is best for exterior use, because it’s impervious to the elements and won’t shrink.

Tune your HVAC system

A technician will inspect your furnace or heat pump to make sure it’s clean and working well so it’s getting manufacturer-rated efficiency. The inspection also measures carbon-monoxide leakage.

Reverse ceiling fans 

If your ceiling fans have a reverse switch, use them year-round! Reverse the blade direction when you turn on your heat. Since hot air rises, the fan will push heated air down into the room. This can save you money in heating bills, especially great if you have high ceilings!

Drain faucets & sprinklers

Disconnect all garden hoses from their faucets. If you don’t have frost-proof faucets (if your home is older than 15 years, you probably don’t), turn off the valve inside your home, then open the faucets to drain them. We recommend getting professional help to winterize your sprinklers. It will probably cost you $50-150 but will prevent bursting pipes and big headaches come spring.


Holladay Mid Century Modern Living Home for Sale

Holladay Mid Century Modern Living Home for Sale

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This Single-Family Home is located at 1987 E Gunderson Ln, Holladay, UT is currently for sale and has been listed on Trulia for less than 1 day. This property is listed for $800,000. 1987 E Gunderson Ln6 beds, 4 baths and approximately 4,000 square feet. The price per square foot is $200. The property has a lot size of 9583 sqft sqft and was built in 1966. 1987 E Gunderson Ln is in Holladay, UT.


December decor

Whether you like high shine or an antique finish, brass warms up a cool room in an instant. Don’t be afraid to mix metals in your décor. You’ll love the balance it brings to aspace, even 

in small accent pieces.

These brass side tables are not only adorable but double as stools for big gatherings. This is one of our favorites. The table top is the perfect size for a seat, and it’s light enough to move around.

Try a trendy color
Navy blue is a hot hue! Imagine a velvet couch and woolly blanket on cold nights. Or a navy accent wall (complemented with brass fixtures!). Navy is easy to add to décor, because it’s classic and versatile. A deep blue lampshade is perfect for dark nights and would be a fun DIY project. Blue may be a cool color, but it’ll warm your soul!

Grateful for our client Frederick “Paco” Salazar!

Frederick "Paco" Salazar
Frederick “Paco” Salazar

In November, we launched Paras News, with a spotlight on veterans. This week we want to give thanks to our client Paco Salazar for letting usfeature him and tell his story of courage, accomplishment, and humility.

Seawolves – HA (L)

Paco was a combat Vietnam vet, a helicopter door gunner in the squadron who became the HA(L)-3 Seawolves. In 1968, Paco was wounded when his chopper went down. He and others injured in the crash were presented with the Purple Heart, whose recipients include JFK, John McCain, and John Kerry, among many others in combat. But Paco humbly declined the distinguished award, saying the KIA (or Killed In Action) were “the guys who deserve the Purple Heart.”

Back in the States, Paco went to college on the GI Bill and got his master’s degree in social work. He became the principal at an alternative high school in the Granite District and eventually a college dean at Salt Lake Community College, where he stayed 25 years. Now retired, Paco spends his time uncovering antique treasures as a “picker” and as best buddy to his 7-year-old grandson.