Tonight we found a unique new Christmas light display down in Salem, which is just northeast of Payson in Utah County. They have a small pond in the middle of town and they display Christmas trees on the water. The lights reflecting off the water are beautiful. You can drive all the way around the pond, and there is also a walking bridge you can cross over the pond (even though we felt the bridge was a little unsafe for children, but maybe we were paranoid). It is a small display, but we liked that is was free.
Make sure to check out the Christmas Story Murals just a few streets over if you are in the area. We’ve also paired this activity with the Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork. If you take the backroads, they are only about 10 minutes apart. These are the directions from the Festival of Lights to the Salem Pond Lights. When you leave the light display in Spanish Fork, take a right (even though it says not to). Follow this road (8800 West) for about 3 miles. Continue through the first stop sign, but when you come to a 2nd stop sign, turn left on SR-198. Follow this road into downtown Salem and take a left on 200 West. Then take a left on 300 South (there was a sign pointing the way at this intersection).