Christmas Activities in Utah 2017

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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

One part of the Christmas Village.
Ogden Christmas Village

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

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)

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

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



Christmas Events in Utah
Alpine Living Nativity

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….)

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. 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
Candy Windows

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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  1. Trish

    Not much in Davis County on this list… don’t forget the 17 cities between Ogden and SLC.

    1. Natalie Ockey

      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 or leave us a comment here with info and a link, and we would be happy to add it to the list.