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Christmas Activities in Utah 2022

(Last Updated On: December 5, 2022)

Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year! Some events begin before Thanksgiving and many tickets are already on sale, so we want to share our big list of Christmas Activities in Utah 2022 with you as soon as possible. Hopefully this list will help you get your holiday season all planned.

The list is organized 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. Some activities don’t have dates yet, so they are marked with a question mark, and we will update when we get current information for 2022. Let us know if we are missing your favorite Christmas activity by sending us an email: info@utahsadventurefamily.com

Engh Family Lights in Saratoga Springs

Cache County

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. 2-31, 2022 Walk around downtown and vote on your favorite gingerbread creations. FREE

Sleigh Rides on the Farm (Wellsville): American West Heritage Center on Dec. 10, 17, 21-24, 26-30. Tickets include sleigh ride, cocoa, and sledding hill.

Hardware Ranch Sleigh Rides (Hyrum): Dec. 2-Feb. 15. Fridays through Sundays from 10:00 am -4:30 pm.

Layton City Lights

Box Elder County

Tremonton Lights (Tremeonton) ??? FREE

Brigham City Christmas Village (Brigham City): ??? Located at 1 South Main street in Brigham CIty

Gingerbread House Contest Display (Brigham City): ???? Gingerbread house contest entries on display at the Brigham City Christmas Village.

Davis/Weber County

Tree Lighting or Santa Arrival Events

Santa’s Arrival at Station Park (Farmington): November 25 @ 9-11 AM. FREE

Ogden Electric Light Parade: November 26 @ 5:30. Lights on and fireworks at 6:30 pm. FREE

Light Displays

A Very Dairy Christmas at Green Acres (Ogden): Dec. 2-17, closed Sundays. Lights, Santa, and Nativity.

Ogden Christmas Village: Ogden Nov 25-Jan 1 FREE

Lights On Sherwood: Just found out it’s not happening this year! Hope it comes back another year.

Syracuse Lights: 741 St. Andrews Dr., Syracuse. Show timed to music. FREE

Fantasy at the Bay: Willard Bay Nov. 25-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 14)

Station Park Snowman Scavenger Hunt: November 25-Dec. 31, 2022 FREE

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland SLC

Salt Lake County

Tree Lighting or Santa Arrival Events

Lights on at the Gateway (SLC): November 29 @ 6-9 PM FREE 

Draper Tree of Life Lighting: November 28 @ 6-8 PM FREE

Light the Night: (South Jordan): Dec. 2 at 6-8 PM FREE

Lights on Celebration at Gallivan Center (SLC): November 26 @4-7 PM FREE Ice skating and tree lighting and Santa.

Light Displays

Christmas in Color (South Jordan): Located at the Bastian Agricultural Center (formerly called Salt Lake County Equestrian Center). Nov. 18-Jan 1. Use code UTAdventureFam15 to save 15% off tickets.

North Pole Festival (SLC): Rio Tinto Stadium. November 25-Jan. 1. A walk-thru light display. Discount code “UTFam15” to save 15% off tickets.

World of Illumination: Arctic Adventure (SLC): Utah State Fairpark. November 18-Jan. 1. Discount code: “KIDSUT22” to save 10% off tickets Mon-Thurs until Dec. 19

West Salt Lake Valley Christmas Light Drive: We created this list with 8 awesome stops in the West area of Salt Lake valley. FREE

East Salt Lake Valley Christmas Light Drive: 6 stops in Draper and Sandy that you can do all in one night. FREE

Tree of Life: Draper FREE

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

Whoville: West Valley City 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  November 26-Jan. 1 from 5-10 pm and 6:00-7:30 am. 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. 2-4, 7-11, 14-23, 26, 28-30, 2022 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.

Lightwalk at Tracy Aviary: SLC Nov. 25-Jan. 1 from 5-9 pm. Santa comes every night at 6:00 pm. You can save $5/ticket on M-TH nights by donating an item for the Utah Food Bank. See their site for details.

Nativities

Nativity in the Glen (SLC): ???

Miscellaneous

Grand America Holiday Windows (SLC): Nov. 4-Jan. 1: Sun- TH: 11 AM – 8 PM and FRI – SAT: 10 AM-5PM, but from Dec. 31-Jan. 1 they are on from 10 AM – 8 PM every day.

Candlelight Christmas (SLC): This is the Place Heritage Park: Dec. 6-23 from 5-9 PM. Our favorite Christmas adventure!

Christkindlmarket (SLC): This is the Place Heritage Park. Nov. 30 – Dec. 3. FREE

Cross E Ranch Christmas Treat Drive-Thru (North SLC): Only two days (Dec. 16 & 17). Must preorder. No other Christmas event in 2022.

Larry H Miller Christmas Carole Sing-Along (SLC): December 19 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm) FREE

Candy Windows (South Jordan): Dec. 1-31, 2022 FREE

Festival of the Seas (Draper): Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Select days between November 25-December 30. Check their website for days and times.

Festival of Trees (Sandy): Nov. 30 – Dec. 3

Macys Candy Windows (SLC): No dates yet FREE

Gardner Village Elves (West Jordan): Nov. 19- Dec. 31 FREE

Gingerbread Lane at Leonardo (SLC): Nov. 19-Jan. 8

Christmas Street in Magna

Tooele County

Benson Grist Mill Lighting and Live Nativity (Stansbury Park): Nov. 28 from 6-8 pm.

Live Nativity and Luminary Walk (Grantsville): Clark Historic Farm. Dec. 10 & 12 from 6-8:30 pm.

Summit County

Tree Lighting or Santa Arrival Events

Park City Electric Light Parade: December 3 @ 6-6:30 pm FREE

Park City Snow Globe Stroll: Park City, November 25-January 9  FREE

A Very Merry Meridian in Saratoga Springs

Utah County

Tree Lighting or Santa Arrival Events

“Who”Liday Lighting in the Orchard (Orem): November 14 @ 6:00-8:00 pm FREE

Lighting of the Riverwoods (Provo): November 18 @ 6:00-9:00 pm FREE 

Outlets at Traverse Mountain Tree Lighting (Lehi): November 29 @ 5:00 pm FREE. Concert and then tree lighting following. More details on their event post. Check out their Gingerbread Festival from 2-5 pm.

Santa’s Grand Arrival at University Place (Orem): November 25 @ 9:30-10:30 am (Santa arrives via helicopter around 10 am) FREE

Salem Pond Christmas Lighting (Salem): November 25 at 6:00 PM FREE

Spanish Fork Winter Lights Parade: November 26 @ 7:00 PM FREE

Light Displays

Luminaria: Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Nov. 17-Dec. 31 

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 (Pleasant Grove): ???? Looks like this event is not happening in 2022.

Christmas at the Orchard: Orem Nov. 15-Jan. 2 from 5-11 PM FREE 

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

Salem Pond Lights: Salem Nov. 25-Jan. 1 FREE

Christmas Story Murals: Salem FREE

Shepherd Family Christmas Lights: Spanish Fork

Nativities

Alpine Living Nativity (Alpine): Dec. 1-3 and 5. Tickets are $5/person.

Night in Bethlehem (Pleasant Grove): November 25-28 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 9 from 6-8 pm.

Payson Community Creche: (Payson): Dec. 2 & 3 from 4-8 pm. There is a live nativity, indoor and outdoor nativity displays.

A Babe is Born (Lehi): Dec. 14-17, 19-20. Family pass for $50 for immediate family.

Rides

Provo River Cruise (Provo) Dec. 1-23. Take a cruise on the Provo River and Santa rows up in a row boat. Use code UAFCHRISTMAS to save $2 off each ticket from cruises through December 8, 2022.

Riley’s Christmas on the Farm (Genola): Monday, Friday, & Saturday starting November 26 through December 23 from 5:30-8:30

Young Living Family Farm Country Christmas (Mona): Wagon Rides and Light Display. Mon, Fri and Sat from December 2 – 17 at 6–9 p.m.

Red Nose Ranch (Payson): Wagon ride and animals. Runs Nov. 18-Dec. 30 on select days.

Miscellaneous

Evermore Park Aurora Winter Festival (Pleasant Grove): Dates beginning Nov. 11-January 7 on Fridays & Saturdays (also Dec. 21-23).

Gingerbread House Display (Orem): University Place Mall. Nov. 21-26.

Camp Floyd Christmas (Fairfield). Camp Floyd State Park. December 3 from 10-4.

A Pioneer Christmas: Provo Pioneer Village on Dec. 9, 10, and 12 from 5-8 pm.

Draper Tree of Light

Wasatch County

Midway Tree Lighting Celebration: November 26 @ 6:00-9 pm FREE

Rocky Mountain Outfitters Carriage Rides (Jordanelle State Park): November 25-December 31.

Festival of Creches exhibit (Midway): December 2-5.

North Pole Express (Heber) Nov. 21 – Dec. 23. Ride the Heber Valley Railroad with Santa. Cocoa and cookies provided.

Live Nativity: December 14 at 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM at Wasatch Event Center.

Carbon County

Christmas Town Utah (Helper): Nov 18 & 19, 25, 30, and Dec. 2 & 3. There are many events and tons of lights in Helper since it is know as Christmas Town Utah.

Iron County

Holiday Lighting Ceremony (Cedar City): November 26 from 4-8 pm.

Christmas on the Farm (Cedar City): November 25-26, Dec. 3, 5, and 10 at 11-4. Tickets required.

Christmas on the Farm Live Nativity (Cedar City): Dec. 5 & 12 at 5:30-7:30 PM. Tickets required.

Holidays at the Homestead (Cedar City): Frontier Homestead Museum. Dec. 7-10 from 5:30-8 pm.

Lights at the Homestead (Cedar City): Frontier Homestead Museum. Dec. 20-24 from 5:30-8 pm. FREE

Cedar City Christmas Lights Map (Cedar City): This is the 2021 map, but we will update when the new map comes out.

Salem Pond Lights

Washington County

Tree Lightings and Santa Arrivals

Christmas In Dixie Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony (Washington): November 28 at 6-8 pm at Veteran’s Park. FREE hot chocolate and doughnuts and wagon rides.

St. George Kick off to Christmas (St. George): November 28

Light Displays

St. George Christmas Light Displays: we put some of our favorite Christmas Light Displays in one post (a few are in Toquerville and other outside towns).

Christmas in the Canyon (St. George): Nov. 25 – Dec. 23 at 6-9 PM. Lights, train rides, live Nativities, and Santa. Free to visit just the lights. Other activities cost.

Red Hills Desert Garden Lights (St. George): Nov. 24-Dec. 31 at 5-10 pm.  FREE

Adventsfenster (Santa Clara): Dec. 1-Dec. 25. A nwe window is unveiled each night at 7:00 pm.

St. George Gingerbread House Parade (St. George): Dec. 17 from 10-2 at Vernon Worthen Park during the Homemade for the Holidays Market.

Hedgehog Electric Christmas Light Display Map: this map has some fun St. George Christmas Light displays.

Rides

North Pole Express at Thunder Junction (St. George): December 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, and 17, and 19 from 6-8 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the St. George Leisure Services Office, starting Nov. 21st, 2022. Sold Out.

Other ideas

St. George Christmas Village: Nov. 25-Dec. 31 at Red Cliffs Mall.

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

Uintah County

Holly Days Festival (Vernal): November 25: A day full of fun, FREE activities throughout the Vernal area including a light parade and fireworks.

Christmas in Color South Jordan

Cancelled 2022

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  • Utah County
    Provo Christmas Market (Pioneer Park at 500 W & Center St, Provo)
    Saturday, December 3, 4-8 PM
    Lights On Ceremony 5:30 PM
    Santa Meet & Greet 4:30-7 PM
    (sponsored by Provo Park & Rec)