Christmas Activities in Utah 2018

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

Tree of Life in Draper.

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.

Light Displays

Christmas in Color

Weber County

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 at Thanksgiving Point

Utah County

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

Thanksgiving Point Lights: Lehi

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


Christmas Events in Utah
Alpine Living Nativity

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….)

We really enjoyed the Christmas Cruise on the Provo River.

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


Macy’s Candy Windows at City Creek

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!

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  1. Jared Howlett

    Christmas light show consisting of 5,000 automated lights set up to music and available to listen to on 107.7 FM. Many popular Christmas songs and a couple fun ones mixed in for the kids ?. Sun-Thur 5:30-10pm. Fri&Sat 5:30-10:30pm. Enjoy!
    1031 w 300 n Lehi ut

  2. Karyn Anderson

    The Great Christmas Adventure is in Heber City on select dates from December 7-22. Advanced reservations are required.

    This is a unique, holiday tradition featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves in an interactive, all-indoor, magical holiday experience with rides – fun for the whole family!

    1. Natalie Ockey

      Thank you. We will add this to our list!

  3. Tammi

    Nativity in the Glen is Friday December 7th from 6 to 9 pm per their Facebook page.

    1. Natalie Ockey

      Thanks so much! I will update that!

  4. Meredith

    The Layton lighting event is Nov 19 not 29

    1. Natalie Ockey

      Thanks! I will update that one!