There are so many different things going on throughout Utah during the holiday season. We have compiled a list of some of the best throughout the state, and divided them into categories so that you can easily find what you are looking for this Christmas season. All FREE activities are labeled, too!
Most of these events we have attended and written about, but there are some that are still on our list to try. Hopefully, you will find plenty to do this Christmas season!
Tree Lighting Events
Lighting of the Riverwoods (Provo): November 20 @6-9 pm FREE
Light up the Night at the Gateway (SLC): November 21 @ 5:30 pm FREE
Midway Tree Lighting Celebration: November 28 @ 6-8 pm FREE
Tree of Life (Draper): November 30 @ 6-8 pm FREE
City Creek Holiday Kick Off (SLC): November 19 @6-8 pm FREE
Tree of Life: Draper FREE
Christmas in Cottonwood: Cottonwood Heights FREE
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
Bible Street: Sugarhouse FREE
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: SLC FREE
Winder Lane: West Valley City FREE (unless you buy treats)
Orem Christmas Lights: Orem FREE
Schmidt House: Lehi FREE
Ogden Christmas Village: Ogden FREE
Harley Davidson Shop: Ogden FREE
All Those Lights: Ogden FREE
Christensen & Hymas Law Office: Draper FREE
Christmas Street: Sugarhouse FREE
Christmas Street: Taylorsville FREE
Neff Circle Lights: East Millcreek FREE
Salem Pond Lights: Salem FREE
Temple Square Lights: SLC FREE
Fantasy at the Bay: Willard Bay
Spanish Fork Lights: Spanish Fork
Zoo Lights: SLC–bonus: you can ride the carousel and sometimes see a few animals.
Holman Christmas Lights: We have been to many different places to see the Holdman lights including his home, the Valley Fair Mall, etc. This year he has a new display which is a drive through located in Kearns called Christmas in Color: Nov. 27-Jan. 2. It’s pricey ($20 weeknights and $25 weekends), but we have never been disappointed with his light displays, and this one is supposed to be about a mile long and take about 20 minutes.
Night in Bethlehem (Pleasant Grove): November 28, 29, 30–reserve FREE tickets ahead of time.
Echoes of Christmas (Liberty Park, SLC): Not going on this year. 🙁
Alpine Living Nativity (Alpine): Dec.3-7 –Reserve tickets early. $1/ticket–Sold out for 2015!
Ride (trains/boats, wagons….)
Jingle Bus (SLC): FREE
North Pole Express (Heber) Nov. 27 – Dec. 24
Provo River Cruise (Provo) Dec. 1-23
Burger Stop Hayrides (Layton) Dec. 4 & 5, 11 & 12, and 18 & 19
Christmastime on the Farm (Riverton) Dec. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, & 21 from 6-9 pm. Advance tickets required.
Candy Windows (South Jordan): Dec. 4-31 FREE
Ice Scuplting Demonstrations (Thanksgiving Point): Nov. 30, Dec. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, and 21 at 6:30-7:30 pm FREE
Utah Valley Handbell Ringers (Utah County): Concerts Dec. 3, 7, 13, & 14 FREE
Gardner Village Elves (West Jordan): Nov. 30- Christmas FREE
The Great Christmas Adventure at Gardner Village (West Jordan): Dec. 4-23
Dickens Christmas Festival (SLC): Dec. 10-12
Larry H. Miller Christmas Carole Sing Along (SLC): Dec. 14 from 7-10 pm.
Candlelight Christmas @ This is the Place Heritage Park (SLC): Dec. 7-23, 26
A Pioneer Christmas @ Provo Pioneer Village (Provo): Dec. 18, 19, and 21 from 6-8:30 pm.
Christmas Trees–cut your own!