Christmas is coming! It’s only the first week of November, but Christmas is already in the air. Lots of fun Christmas events happen before Thanksgiving, so we want to get our list of Christmas Activities in Utah for this year ready now. Most of the events we have visited, so click on the link for more pics and information. Let us know if you have a recommendation of a great Christmas activity by leaving a comment below. We would love to try your idea out and add it to the list.
Tree Lighting Events
Outlets at Traverse Mountain Tree Lighting (Lehi): November 10 @ 7:00 pm (concert at 6:00 pm) FREE
City Creek Holiday Kick Off (SLC): November 15 @ 7 pm FREE
Lighting of the Riverwoods (Provo): November 16 @ 5:30-9 pm FREE
Layton Holiday Lighting Ceremony: November 19 @ 6-7:30 pm FREE
Manti Light Parade (Manti): November 11 @ Dusk FREE
Spanish Fork Winter Lights Parade: November 23 @ 7:00 pm FREE
Lights on Wakefield Lighting Ceremony: November 23 @6:30-8:30 PM FREE (mascots and Santa come on this night, lights are on every night after)
Midway Tree Lighting Celebration: November 24 @ 6-7 pm FREE
Park City Electric Light Parade: November 24 @ 4-6:30 pm FREE
Ogden City Electric Light Parade & Lighting Ceremony: November 24 @ 5:30 pm FREE
Tree of Life (Draper): November 26 @ 6-8 pm FREE
Night of Lights (Herriman): Dec. 3 @ 5-9 pm FREE Lights on at 6:00. Lots of events the rest of the night.
Ogden Christmas Village: Ogden FREE
Harley Davidson Shop: Ogden FREE
All Those Lights: Ogden FREE
Fantasy at the Bay: Willard Bay
Salt Lake County
Christmas in Color: Located at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center in South Jordan
Tree of Life: Draper FREE
Lights on Wakefield: West Valley City FREE
Christmas in Cottonwood: Cottonwood Heights FREE
Bible Street: Sugarhouse FREE
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: SLC FREE
Winder Lane: West Valley City FREE (unless you buy treats)
Christmas Street: Sugarhouse FREE
Christmas Street: Taylorsville FREE
Neff Circle Lights: East Millcreek FREE
Temple Square Lights: SLC FREE
Zoo Lights: SLC–bonus: you can ride the carousel and sometimes see a few animals.
Luminaria: Thanksgiving Point in Lehi
Engh Family Christmas Lights: Saratoga Springs FREE
Lehi Christmas Lights: Lehi (6 different houses very close to each other) FREE
Howlett Family Light Show: Lehi (perfect to add to the lights above)
On the Bright Side: Lehi
Squires Family Christmas Show: Saratoga Springs FREE
Spanish Fork Lights: Spanish Fork
Salem Pond Lights: Salem FREE
Christmas Story Murals: Salem FREE
Christmas in Color: Utah Lake State Park
Shepherd Family Christmas Lights: Spanish Fork
Night in Bethlehem (Pleasant Grove): November 30- December 3–reserve FREE tickets ahead of time. Canned food or children’s book donation encouraged.
Alpine Living Nativity (Alpine): Nov. 29-Dec. 3–Reserve tickets early (available Nov. 3). $3/ticket. Get on the email reminder list for next year.
Nativity in the Glen (SLC): Dec. 7 at 6-9 pm. Bring an offering of canned or dry-packaged food for the Utah Food Bank or a monetary donation for The Homeless Youth Center.
Young Living Farm Country Christmas & Live Nativity (Mona): December 15 from 3-6 pm. $5/person.
Ride (trains/boats, wagons….)
Jingle Bus (SLC): FREE
North Pole Express (Heber) Nov. 20 – Dec. 22
Provo River Cruise (Provo) Dec. 1-22
Burger Stop Hayrides (Layton) Nov. 30, Dec. 1 , 7 & 8, and 14 & 15 from 6-8:30 pm
Christmastime on the Farm (Riverton) The dates are not out yet for this event.
Santa Sleigh Ride (Midway): Dec. 1-23
Candy Windows (South Jordan): Dec. 7-31 FREE
Macys Candy Windows (SLC): Nov. 15-Jan. 1 FREE
Christkindlmarkt (SLC): Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 FREE
Utah Valley Handbell Ringers (Utah County): Concerts Dec. 3, 5, 9, & 13 FREE
Gardner Village Elves (West Jordan): Nov. 17- Dec.31 FREE
Community Messiah (Eagle Mountain & Saratoga Springs): Dec. 3 & 7 FREE performances
Dickens Christmas Festival (SLC): Dec. 6-8 and Nov. 28-Dec. 1 (St. George) 10 am -9 pm
Larry H. Miller Christmas Carole Sing Along (SLC): Dec. 17 from 7-8 pm
Candlelight Christmas @ This is the Place Heritage Park (SLC): Dec. 7-22 (M-Sat) $5/person
A Pioneer Christmas @ Provo Pioneer Village (Provo): Dec. 14, 15, & 17 from 5-8:00 pm.
Nebo Holiday Chorus Messiah: Maple Mountain High (Spanish Fork): Dec. 19 & 20 at 7:30. FREE
Hardware Ranch Wagon Rides Dec. 7, 2018 – Feb. 20, 2019 (Fri-Mon)
Grand America Holiday Windows (SLC): Nov. 20 – Dec. 31 FREE
Evermore Park Aurora: Pleasant Grove, Dec. 8- January (most days in December, weekends in January, no Sundays)
Christmas Town Utah (Helper): Dec. 7 & 8 are electric light parades at 7:00 pm. Fireworks after the Dec. 8 parade. There are many events and tons of lights in Helper since it is know as Christmas Town Utah.
Christmas Trees–cut your own! Pick up permits now. Check your local forest station for info!