Holdman Lights has put on lots of great light displays over the years throughout Utah. We have visited his displays at his home, his parents’ home, the Valley Fair Mall, and Christensen & Hymas Law Firm. Now he has a new display called Christmas in Color. There are two locations, Provo and Salt Lake. This post focuses on the Salt Lake Christmas in Color located this year (2017) at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Grounds in South Jordan.
This Christmas light display is big. It’s about a mile long as you drive through the lights and one of the best part about this display is that the lights are are set to music. So the lights dance to the beat as you drive the route. We also love that the lights change colors–it adds some really cool effects to see the light fade in and out of different hues. We enjoyed the setup at this location with the big long aisles to drive through. It made the colors look especially impressive.
There are huge trees made out of lights that stand out in this display with all their colors changing. We were huge fans of one particular Christmas tree that morphed colors in a very unique way. The Christmas trees often change patterns, too. Our boys really loved the singing light bulbs and snowmen. We had to slow down to get a good look everytime it was a song where they were singing.
The best part about this Christmas in Color is the tunnels. Our boys LOVED driving through the tunnels of lights. There are many different tunnels and they are all unique, and amazing. They were definitely the highlight of the trip.
The downside to this display is the price. It’s $30/car ($25 weekdays during the first few weeks of December) which is pretty steep for Christmas lights, but it did take us about 20-30 minutes to drive through. So you’ll have to decide if this activity fits into your budget. We have been able to get discounted tickets through KSL or other discount sites every year. The one deal we liked that they added this year was the Early Bird Special. If you go between the hour 5:30-6:30, you can drive through twice. Or you can bring another car with you and you both can drive through. It’s basically two for the price of one, so you can split the cost with a friend.
The Salt Lake display was busier than the Provo display, so plan on waiting in a little bit of a line. Earlier is always better if you can make it work in your schedule (earlier in the month and earlier in the evening). Buying tickets ahead of time on Christmas in Color’s website is also helpful.