There is a new light display at Utah Lake State Park in Provo. Holiday Nights in Provo has lots of Christmas lights all over the campground area, and it reminded us a lot of the Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork. There are also two other locations at Jordanelle State Park and Idaho Falls. The great thing about this drive through display is the cost. We found it to be considerably cheaper (and less busy) than some other light displays we’ve been to.
This drive-thru display is made up primarily of animated light displays. There are penguins, reindeer, and many Santas, all doing different tricks or activities. This makes Holiday Nights perfect for toddlers and the younger crowd. Our boys loved it, too, even though they are a little older. Their favorite display was a gingerbread man doing flips on a trampoline. Large trees covered in hundreds of lights add to the effect of the animated displays, making it even better.
There are two different loops. The first loop is quite large and has most of the animated light displays. We spent about 15 minutes driving through this area. The second loop is smaller and its main feature is a light tunnel. There are a few more animated displays, but the tunnel is the highlight of this section. We love light tunnels since Christmas in Color has made them so popular here in Utah.
Holiday Nights in Provo costs $10/car if you purchase tickets online, or $15/car if you buy tickets at the gate. There is a tax charge online making the ticket around $13. This is a fun display and you can listen to Christmas music as you drive through, which adds to the Christmas spirit.