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 2017. 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 16 @ 7 pm FREE
Lighting of the Riverwoods (Provo): November 17 @ 6-9 pm FREE
Layton Holiday Lighting Ceremony: November 20 @ 6-7:30 pm FREE
Manti Light Parade (Manti): November 24 @ 6 pm FREE
Spanish Fork Winter Lights Parade: November 24 @ 7:00 pm FREE
Midway Tree Lighting Celebration: November 25 @ 6-7 pm FREE
Park City Electric Light Parade: November 25 @ 4-6:30 pm FREE
Ogden City Electric Light Parade & Lighting Ceremony: November 25 @ 5:30 pm FREE
Tree of Life (Draper): November 27 @ 6-8 pm FREE
Christmas Fireworks Spectacular (Ephraim): Dec. 1, Parade starts at 6:30 pm, Fireworks and meet Santa follow
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)
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.
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
Squires Family Christmas Show: Saratoga Springs FREE
Thanksgiving Point Lights: Lehi
Orem Christmas Lights: Orem FREE
Spanish Fork Lights: Spanish Fork
Salem Pond Lights: Salem FREE
Christmas Story Murals: Salem FREE
Christmas in Color: Provo Towne Center Mall this year
Night in Bethlehem (Pleasant Grove): December 1-4–reserve FREE tickets ahead of time. Canned food or children’s book donation encouraged.
Alpine Living Nativity (Alpine): Dec.3-7 –Reserve tickets early. $1/ticket–Sold out for 2017! Get on the email reminder list for next year.
Nativity in the Glen (SLC): December 6 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 15 & 16 from 6-8 pm. FREE and refreshments served.
Ride (trains/boats, wagons….)
Jingle Bus (SLC): FREE
North Pole Express (Heber) Nov. 24 – Dec. 23
Provo River Cruise (Provo) Dec. 1-23 KSL Deal for $5 cruise
Burger Stop Hayrides (Layton) Dec. 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 15 & 16 from 6-8:30 pm
Christmastime on the Farm (Riverton) The dates are not out yet for this event.
Traverse Mountain Outlets Sleigh Rides (Lehi) Not sure if these are happening in 2017
Candy Windows (South Jordan): Dec. 2-31 FREE
Christkindlmarkt (SLC): Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 FREE
Utah Valley Handbell Ringers (Utah County): Concerts Dec. 4, 7, 10, & 12 FREE
Gardner Village Elves (West Jordan): Nov. 18- Christmas FREE
Community Messiah (Eagle Mountain & Saratoga Springs): Dec. 4 & 8 FREE performances
Dickens Christmas Festival (SLC): Dec. 7-9 and Nov. 29-Dec. 2 (St. George) 10 am -9 pm
Larry H. Miller Christmas Carole Sing Along (SLC): Dec. 18 from 7-8 pm?? Not positive on this date!
Candlelight Christmas @ This is the Place Heritage Park (SLC): Dec. 8-23 (M-Sat) $5/person
A Pioneer Christmas @ Provo Pioneer Village (Provo): Dec. 15 & 16 from 6-8:30 pm.
Hardware Ranch: Elk Festival Dec. 9, Wagon Rides Dec. 8, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017 (Fri-Mon)
Grand America Holiday Windows (SLC): Nov. 21 – Dec. 31 FREE
Christmas Trees–cut your own!
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Not much in Davis County on this list… don’t forget the 17 cities between Ogden and SLC.
We live in Utah County, so we don’t often make it up to Davis county. We are just one family, and we do our best. Most of the things on this list have come from readers sharing events with us, so if you know of some great activities to add to the list in Davis County, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a comment here with info and a link, and we would be happy to add it to the list.