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Christmas Activities Utah 2021

(Last Updated On: November 24, 2021)

Are you ready for Christmas activities? Many tickets are already on sale and some events begin before Thanksgiving, so we want to share our big list of Christmas Activities Utah 2021 out to you as soon as possible. Now you can start planning your holiday season.

This year we organized our list by county to help you more readily find activities near your home. The counties are listed generally from north to south in Utah. Since we live in Utah County, you will notice that we have visited many more spots in Utah and Salt Lake counties. Let us know if we are missing your favorite Christmas activity by sending us an email: [email protected]

Willard Bay Lights

Cache County

Christmas in Downtown Tree Lighting and Parade (Logan): November 27 at 4:30-7:30 (4:30 Santa arrives, 5:30 Tree Lighting, visits with Santa until 7:30 FREE

Zootah Christmas Lights: (Logan): November 27-Dec.18 (Th, F, and Sat). 4:30-8:00 pm at Zootah with reindeer encounters. Free cookies and hot cocoa.

Gingerbread House Scavenger Hunt (Logan): Dec. 6-25, 2021 FREE

Parade of Gingerbread Homes (Logan): Dec. 4-31. Walk around downtown and vote on your favorite gingerbread creations. FREE

Sleigh Rides on the Farm at American West Heritage Center (Wellsville): Dec. 4, 11, 18, 20-23, 27-Jan. 1. Tickets include sleigh ride, cocoa, and sledding hill.

Layton City Lights

Box Elder County

Tremonton Lights (Tremeonton) Nov. 24-Jan 1 from 5:30-11:30 pm every night at the Tremonton City Office. FREE

Brigham City Christmas Village (Brigham City): Dec. 2-Jan. 3 Located at 1 South Main street in Brigham CIty

Gingerbread House Contest Display (Brigham City): Dec. 2-Jan 3. Gingerbread house contest entries on display at the Brigham City Christmas Village. More details on entering here.

Davis/Weber County

Tree Lighting or Santa Arrival Events

Santa’s Arrival at Station Park (Farmington): November 26 @ 9-11 AM. FREE

Ogden Electric Light Parade: November 27 @ 5:30. Lights on at 6:30 pm. FREE

Light Displays

Ogden Christmas Village: Ogden Nov 27-Jan 1 FREE

Lights On Sherwood: Kaysville FREE

Fantasy at the Bay: Willard Bay Nov. 26-Dec. 30

Layton City Lights: Layton Nov. 21-Jan. 1 FREE

Eloras Lights: Farmington FREE

Frozen in Time: Ogden Dinosaur Park (tickets go on sale November 15)

Draper “Tree of Life”

Salt Lake County

Tree Lighting or Santa Arrival Events

Lights on at the Gateway (SLC): November 20 @ 7-9 PM FREE 

Draper Tree of Life Lighting: November 29 @ 6-8 PM FREE

Light Displays

Christmas in Color: Located at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center in South Jordan. Nov. 19-Jan 1. Use code AdventureFamily15 to save 15% off tickets.

North Pole Festival: Rio Tinto Stadium. November 26-Jan. 2. A new walk-thru light display. Discount code coming soon.

Tree of Life: Draper FREE

Twas the Lights Before Christmas: Riverton Nov. 30-Dec. 31 FREE

Lights on Wakefield: This event is currently not happening because of changes in city ordinances. More info here.

Whoville: West Valley City FREE

Christmas in Cottonwood: Cottonwood Heights FREE

Highland Valley Club Drive: Sandy FREE

Shoop Christmas Lights: Sandy FREE

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: SLC FREE

Christmas Street: Sugarhouse FREE

Bible Street: Sugarhouse FREE 

Christmas Street: Taylorsville FREE

Christmas Street: Magna FREE

Temple Square Lights: SLC FREE  Limited Lights due to construction. A New “Peace on Earth” presentation projected on ceiling of Tabernacle. Showings run every 15 minutes from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

Zoo Lights: SLC Dec. 3-23, 26-31 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Bonus: you can ride the carousel and sometimes see a few animals. And you can visit Santa as part of your admission price to Zoo Lights.

Lumaze: SLC–no dates for 2021, not sure this event is happening this year.

Nativities

Nativity in the Glen (SLC): Dec. 3 from 6-9 PM.

Miscellaneous

Grand America Holiday Windows: Nov. 1-Dec. 31 M- TH: 4 PM – 8 PM and FRI – SUN: 10 AM-5PM 

Candlelight Christmas at This is the Place Heritage Park: Dec. 7-23 from 5-9 PM. Our favorite Christmas adventure!

Christkindlmarket at This is the Place: Dec. 1-4. FREE

Cross E Ranch Christmas at the Ranch November 26-Dec. 23. Lights and a Nativity

Larry H Miller Christmas Carole Sing-Along: December 13 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm) FREE

Candy Windows (South Jordan): FREE (no dates yet)

Festival of Trees (Virtual): No dates, but virtual again this year.

Macys Candy Windows (SLC): No dates yet FREE

Gardner Village Elves (West Jordan): Nov. 20- Dec. 31 FREE

Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point

Tooele County

Benson Grist Mill Lighting and Live Nativity: Nov. 29 from 6-8 pm.

Live Nativity and Luminary Walk: Clark Historic Farm in Grantsville. Dec. 11 & 13 from 6-8:30 pm.

Summit County

Tree Lighting or Santa Arrival Events

Park City Electric Light Parade: December 4 @ 4-6:30 pm FREE

Park City Snow Globe Stroll: Park City, November 25-January 5  FREE

Hee Haw Farms Imaginorium

Utah County

Tree Lighting or Santa Arrival Events

“Who”Liday Lighting in the Orchard: November 15 @ 6:00-8:00 pm FREE

Lighting of the Riverwoods (Provo): November 19 @ 6:00-9:00 pm FREE 

Outlets at Traverse Mountain Virtual Tree Lighting (Lehi): November 20 @ 5:30 pm FREE. Tree will be lit at 6:00. More details on their event post. 

Santa’s Grand Arrival at University Place: November 26 @ 9:30 am (Santa arrives via helicopter)

Salem Pond Christmas Lighting (Salem): November 26 @ 6-9 PM. FREE

Spanish Fork Winter Lights Parade: November 27 @ 7:00 PM FREE

Light Displays

Luminaria: Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Nov. 18-Jan. 1 

Highland Christmas Lights: Highland FREE

Saratoga Springs Christmas Light Drive: 8 different houses in one night FREE

Engh Family Christmas Lights: Saratoga Springs FREE

A Very Merry Meridian: Saratoga Springs FREE

Lehi Christmas Lights: Lehi (11 different houses pretty close to each other)  FREE

Butterfield Family Lights: Lehi FREE

Howlett Family Light Show: Lehi FREE

On the Bright Side: Lehi FREE

Edwards Family Lights Show: Pleasant Grove FREE

Pleasant Grove Christmas Lights: 9 Houses in one night. FREE 

Imaginorium: Nov. 29-Dec. 23, M-Th 4-9 pm and F-Sat 4-10 pm.

Christmas at the Orchard: Orem Nov. 16-Jan. 2 from 5-11 PM FREE 

Spanish Fork Lights: Spanish Fork November 25-Jan. 1

Salem Pond Lights: Salem Nov. 26-Jan. 1 FREE

Christmas Story Murals: Salem FREE

Shepherd Family Christmas Lights: Spanish Fork

Nativities

Alpine Living Nativity (Alpine): Dec. 2-4, 10-11. Tickets are $5/person.

Night in Bethlehem (Pleasant Grove): November 26-29 and December 2-4 –reserve FREE tickets ahead of time. One can of food per person donation encouraged.

Live Nativity at the Orchard (Orem): December 10 from 6-8 pm.

Payson Community Creche: (Payson): Dec. 3 & 4 from 4-9 pm. There is a live nativity, indoor and outdoor nativity displays.

Rides

Provo River Cruise (Provo) Dec. 1-23. Take a cruise on the Provo River and Santa rows up in a row boat.

Riley’s U-Pick Genola (Genola): Monday, Friday, & Saturday starting November 29 from 5:30-8:30

Young Living Family Farm Country Christmas (Mona): Wagon Rides and Light Display. Mon, Fri, and Sat from November 26–December 22. 6–9 p.m.The week of Christmas, wagon rides on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 20–22.

Miscellaneous

Young Living Farm Country Christmas: Nov. 26-Dec.22 from 6-9 pm.

Evermore Park Aurora Winter Festival: Pleasant Grove. Dates beginning Nov. 26, 2021 on Fridays & Saturdays.

Gingerbread House Display: University Place Mall in Orem. Nov. 29-Dec. 4

A Pioneer Christmas: Provo Pioneer Village on Dec. 17, 18, and 20 from 5-8 pm.

Engh Family Lights

Wasatch County

Midway Tree Lighting Celebration: November 27 @ 6:15-9 pm FREE

Santa Sleigh Ride (Midway): Looks like these sleigh rides are just for the ice castles this year, so none in December.

North Pole Express (Heber) Nov. 22 – Dec. 23. Ride the Heber Valley Railroad with Santa. Cocoa and cookies provided.

Live Nativity at Christmas Celebration: Dec. 15 at 6:00 and 7:30 pm FREE

Carbon County

Christmas Town Utah (Helper): No dates yet. There are many events and tons of lights in Helper since it is know as Christmas Town Utah.

Iron County

Christmas on the Farm (Cedar City): November 26-27, Dec. 4, 8, 11, & 15, at 10-4. Tickets required

Christmas on the Farm Live Nativity (Cedar City): Dec. 6, & 13 at 6-8 PM. Tickets required

Christmas at the Homestead (Cedar City): Frontier Homestead Museum has decorations, including the Twelve Trees of Christmas. Dec. 11-24. Admission Free after 5:00 PM for the light display.

Salem Pond Lights

Washington County

Tree Lightings and Santa Arrivals

Christmas In Dixie Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony (Washington): November 29 at 6-8 pm at Veteran’s Park. FREE hot chocolate and doughnuts and wagon rides.

St. George Town Square Tree Lighting: November 29 at 6 – 8 pm FREE Santa will be here!

Light Displays

Christmas in the Canyon (St. George): Nov. 26 – Dec. 23 at 6-9 PM. Lights, train rides, live Nativities, and Santa.

Red Hills Desert Garden Lights (St. George): Nov. 26-Jan. 2 at 5-10 pm.  FREE

St. George Gingerbread House Parade (St. George): Nov. 29-Dec. 11 Different businesses have gingerbread houses on display. Map coming soon of where to visit.

Hedgehog Electric Christmas Light Display Map: this map of St. George Christmas Lights isn’t out yet, but we will update this link once it is ready–the link currently goes to the 2020 list.

Rides

North Pole Express at Thunder Junction (St. George): Every Friday, Saturday, and Monday for the first 3 weekends in December from 6-8 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the St. George Leisure Services Office, starting Nov. 22nd, 2021.

Thanks for @Stgeorge_Kids for giving us a few ideas for the St. George area.

Uintah County

Holly Days Festival (Vernal): November 26: A day full of fun, FREE activities throughout the Vernal area including a light parade and fireworks.

A Very Merry Meridian

Cancelled 2021

  • Jingle Bus
  • Hardware Ranch Sleigh Rides (elk viewing still available, but no rides).
  • Polar Express Lindon

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