Christmas Activities in Utah 2016


For our current list, check out Christmas Activities 2020.

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

One part of the Christmas Village.
Ogden Christmas Village

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

Light Displays

Christmas in Color
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: 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.

Utah County

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

Thanksgiving Point Lights: Lehi

Orem Christmas Lights: Orem FREE

Spanish Fork Lights: Spanish Fork

Salem Pond Lights: Salem FREE

Christmas in Color: Provo


Christmas Events in Utah
Alpine Living Nativity

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….)

All of the wagons are decorated with lights and are pulled by trucks!
Burger Stop Hayrides

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
Candy Windows

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.

Hardware Ranch: Elk Festival Dec. 10, Wagon Rides Dec. 9, 2016 – Feb. 27, 2017

Grand America Holiday Windows (SLC): Nov. 22 – Dec. 31 FREE 

Christmas Trees–cut your own!

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