It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already here again! Thanksgiving hasn’t even come yet, but so many events are getting started that we realized we needed to get you a list of fun things to do at Christmas time. This is our complete list of Christmas Activities in Utah for 2016. We have visited most of these events, so click on the link for more pics and information. Let us know if you have a recommendation for us by leaving a comment below. We would love to try your idea out and add it to the list.
Tree Lighting Events
City Creek Holiday Kick Off (SLC): November 17 @ 6-8 pm FREE
Lighting of the Riverwoods (Provo): November 18 @ 6-9 pm FREE
Layton Holiday Lighting Ceremony: November 21 @ 6-7 pm FREE
Midway Tree Lighting Celebration: November 26 @ 6-8 pm FREE
Park City Electric Light Parade: November 26 @ 4-6:30 pm FREE
Ogden City Electric Light Parade & Lighting Ceremony: November 26 @ 5:30 pm FREE
Tree of Life (Draper): November 28 @ 6-8 pm FREE
Christmas Fireworks Spectacular (Ephraim): Dec. 2, Parade from 6-7 pm, Fireworks 7:15
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: Kearns by the Olympic Oval
Tree of Life: Draper 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)
Christensen & Hymas Law Office: Draper FREE
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.
Santa’s Workshop: Saratoga Springs FREE
Lehi Christmas Lights: Lehi (3 different houses very close to each other) FREE
Christmastime in Loch Lomond: Saratoga Springs FREE
Orem Christmas Lights: Orem FREE
Spanish Fork Lights: Spanish Fork
Salem Pond Lights: Salem FREE
Christmas in Color: Provo
Night in Bethlehem (Pleasant Grove): December 2-5–reserve FREE tickets ahead of time. Canned food or children’s book donation optional.
Echoes of Christmas (Liberty Park, SLC): Not sure if this is going to happen this year or not.
Alpine Living Nativity (Alpine): Dec.3-7 –Reserve tickets early. $1/ticket–Sold out for 2016! Get on the email reminder list for next year.
Weber County Holiday Festival (Ogden): Dec 2-6–Live Nativity at 6, 6:30 or 7 pm, and over 2000 nativities on display all day. FREE.
Nativity in the Glen (SLC): December 7 from 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.
Live Nativity (Fountain Green): December 16 from 6-8 pm. FREE and refreshments served.
Ride (trains/boats, wagons….)
Jingle Bus (SLC): FREE
North Pole Express (Heber) Nov. 25 – Dec. 24
Provo River Cruise (Provo) Dec. 1-23
Burger Stop Hayrides (Layton) Dec. 2 & 3, 9 & 10, and 16 & 17
Christmastime on the Farm (Riverton) Dec 5-23 for Wagon Rides and Cocoa. Santa will be at the farm on 12/5, 12/9, 12/10, 12/12, 12/14, 12/17, 12/19, 12/23
Traverse Mountain Outlets Sleigh Rides (Lehi) Dec. 2-23, closed on Sunday.
Candy Windows (South Jordan): Dec. 2-31 FREE
Christkindlmarkt (SLC): Dec. 1-3 FREE
Ice Scuplting Demonstrations (Thanksgiving Point): Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 6:30-7:30 pm FREE
Utah Valley Handbell Ringers (Utah County): Concerts Dec. 2, 5, 7, & 11 FREE
Gardner Village Elves (West Jordan): Nov. 19- Christmas FREE
Community Messiah (Eagle Mountain & Saratoga Springs): Dec. 5 & 9 FREE performances
Dickens Christmas Festival (SLC): Dec. 8-10
Larry H. Miller Christmas Carole Sing Along (SLC): Dec. 12 from 7-10 pm.
Candlelight Christmas @ This is the Place Heritage Park (SLC): Dec. 9-23, 26
A Pioneer Christmas @ Provo Pioneer Village (Provo): Dec. 16, 17, and 19 from 6-8:30 pm.
Grand America Holiday Windows (SLC): Nov. 22 – Dec. 31 FREE
Christmas Trees–cut your own!