Ice Skating at Gallivan Center

Downtown Salt Lake Holiday Fun

Gallivan Plaza transforms into an outdoor public ice skating from mid-November through February, offering hockey and figure skates for rent with admissions fee, so everyone can enjoy gliding on the ice! You can also warm up with hot cocoa and enjoy other sweet and savory treats at the concessions booth.

Mid-November through February
Sunday 12–7 pm
Monday–Thursday 4–10 pm
Friday–Saturday Noon–Midnight

Gallivan Center
239 S Main St,  Salt Lake City

Nutcracker Ballet

Julie Moffitt Ballet School

The magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince is sure to delight children and adults of all ages! Julie Moffitt’s artistic directorship in its 5th year brings exciting original choreography and brilliant costuming. For your enjoyment the ballet will include even more fun and fresh additions complementing the traditional Nutcracker story. J.M.B.S. Nutcracker Ballet is a children’s-length ballet lasting just over one hour and is perfect for families! It’s the most enjoyable and affordable entertainment this holiday season!

December 2-4, 2021,  6 pm, 12 pm, 8 pm

The Nutcracker
Julie Moffitt Ballet School
Peery’s Egyptian Theater
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden

Christmas On Temple Square

The Temple Square Christmas lights and concerts are an annual tradition and a top favorite for many Utah locals. The lights are turned on each year the day after Thanksgiving holiday and remain on through New Year’s Day. During these evenings, Temple Square is usually aglow with over one million lights, musical performances and holiday cheer.

November 26, 2021–January 1, 2022
5–10 pm & 6 am–7:30 am

Christmas on Temple Square
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
50 North Temple, Salt Lake City

Christmas Cruise

Riverboat Christmas Light Tour, Provo, Utah, Provo River

Riverboat Christmas Light Ride

Enjoy a lighted riverboat ride on the lower Provo River. There are thousands of lights reflecting off the water, holiday scenes along the shore, and Christmas music on the boat. Santa even comes to visit on his canoe. Last year close to 2,000 people enjoyed CLAS Christmas Cruise during the month of December.

Two professional excursion boats accommodate 40 people per ride. Since the boats are uncovered, blankets and warm clothes are strongly encouraged. The ride is a round-trip experience that takes 25 minutes, with departures every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour.

December 1–23, 2021, M-S,  6:30–10 pm

Christmas Cruise
CLAS Ropes Course
3606 W. Center, Provo (near Utah Lake)

Best Utah City Events

Utah City Community Event Calendars, Holiday Activities, Theatre Acts, Parades, Rodeos, Car Shows, Music Concerts, Festivals, Markets, Art Shows, Dance Performances, Live Entertainment

*Best designates cities with most/best event calendars/websites

Salt Lake City Area

Park City Area

Provo Utah Valley Area

Ogden North Salt Lake Area

Logan Cache Valley Area

Southern Utah Outlining Areas

Ski Utah

Utah Ski Resorts Map & Locations

Snow Skiing, Winter Sports, Snow Boarding, Cross Country Skiing

Salt Lake City Area

Snowbird Resort  Open
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sandy
9385 S, Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird
Snowbird Mountain Cams

Solitude Mountain Resort  Open
DJ & Donuts Opening Day Ski Party
Big Cottonwood Canyon
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Solitude
Solitude Mountain Cams

Brighton  Open
Big Cottonwood Canyon
8302 South Brighton Loop Road
Brighton Mountain Live Cam Feed

Alta Mountain Resort  Open
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sandy
10010 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Alta
Alta Mountain Cams

Park City Area

Park City Mountain Resort  Open
1345 Lowell Ave, Park City
Park City Mountain Cams

Deer Valley Resort  Opens Dec 4
2250 Deer Valley Dr, Park City
Deer Valley Mountain Cams

Soldier Hollow
2002 Soldier Hollow Ln, Midway

Provo Utah Valley Area

Sundance  Opens Dec 10
Provo Canyon
8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance
Sundance Mountain Cams

Ogden North Salt Lake Area

Snowbasin  Opens Dec 12
3925 Snow Basin Rd, Huntsville
Snowbasin Mountain Cams

Powder Mountain
6965 E Powder Mountain Rd, Eden
Powder Mountain Live Cam Feed

Logan Cache Valley Area

Beaver Mountain
Logan Canyon West of Bear Lake
Beaver Mountain Cams

Southern Utah

Brian Head  Open
329 South Highway 143
Southern Utah East of Cedar City
Brian Head Live Cam Feed

Snow Skiing Related Links & Resources

Ski & Snow Report by KSL

Utah Live Webcams

Trees of Diversity

Utah Cultural Tree Exhibit

For close to twenty years the Utah Cultural Celebration Center has featured a holiday tree exhibit that overflows from the Celebration Gallery, and throughout the entire facility. Each year the number of groups involved, including arts, cultural, non-profit and commercial, has grown and grown. The purpose of this exhibit is to bring the community together in the celebration of various holiday traditions not only from different countries but from different religious backgrounds and various family or community traditions. The tree is used as a sign of friendship and is used to display the art and artifacts representing the richness of our community traditions.

This year the Trees of Diversity exhibition will have over 25 trees and holiday scenes created by various community and ethnic groups. Included are Amish, Honduran, American Indian, Chilean, Peruvian and other South American countries, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Africa, Hawaii, Scotland and others. The Cultural Center will also be displaying artifacts and other historical items from around the world, along with art pieces, nativities, nutcrackers, gingerbread houses, special holiday “store window” scenes, sculptures and wreaths. Two special displays will highlight holiday traditions in both the Jewish and Muslim communities, and the 100+ Dolls from Around the World collection will once again be on display.

Nov 15–Dec 30, 2021, M-Th, 9 am–5 pm
Free Admission

Trees of Diversity Exhibition
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W 3100 S West Valley City

Dance Clubs

Dance Club Event Calendars

Night Life of Utah. Night Clubs, Dance Clubs, Live Music, DJs, Raves, All Age Concert Venues. Utah’s most popular places to party, dance, socialize and have fun!

Salt Lake Downtown

Sky SLC
Glass Retractable Roof, Performance Lighting
3 Floors, Lounge & Patio, 21+ Night Club
149 Pierpont Ave, Salt Lake

Area 51
Top 40 Dance, Alternative Dance
Full Bar, Karaoke, Fetish Night, 21+
451 400 W, Salt Lake

The Complex
30,000 Watt Sound & Lighting System
21+ Live Music Venue, DJs
536 W 100 S, Salt Lake

Metro Music Hall
Underground Nightclub, Live Music Venue
Eclectic Mix of Live Bands, Drag Shows, DJs
615 W 100 S, Salt Lake

Urban Lounge
Live Music Venue, Full Bar, 21+
Intimate Interior Smaller Scale
241 500 E, Salt Lake

Kilby Court
All Age Venue
748 W Kilby Ct, Salt Lake

Soundwell
All Age Live Music Venue, DJs
149 200 S, Salt Lake

Ibiza SLC Ultra Lounge
Night Club, Latin Music Nights
Live Music & DJs
180 W 400 S, Salt Lake

The Union Event Center
All Age Venue
235 N 500 W, Salt Lake City

The Depot
Downtown Gateway District, Concert Venue
Touring Bands & DJs
13 N 400 W, Salt Lake

The State Room
638 S State St, Salt Lake

Salt Lake Area

Club 90
Dancing, Live Music, Poker, DJs
Live Music Karaoke  
9065 Monroe St, Sandy

Westerner Club
Country Dance Hall, Full Bar & Eats
Mechanical Bull, Pool & Karaoke
3360 S Redwood Rd, West Valley City

Liquid Joe’s Millcreek

The Royal
Reggae Thursday Nights, Free Billiards
Live Music, Metal
4760 South 900 East, Murray

Club Karamba  Sugarhouse

New City Movement Dance

Echo Nightclub

The Great Saltair

Park City Area

Downstairs

Park City Live

Spur Bar & Grill

Ogden Area

The Outlaw Saloon

Kamikazes

Provo Utah Valley

Utah Country Dance

The Tribe

Salsa at Southworth Hall

Nightclubs with DJ

Nightclubs with Live Music

Open Mics–Acoustic–Local Talent

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet

Cache Valley Civic Ballet

Join the Cache Valley Civic Ballet in their presentation of the enchanted Christmas story by E.T. Hoffman. This production has become a family holiday tradition. Audiences will be delighted by the colorful scenery, beautiful costumes, enthusiastic performances by the dancers and of course the wonderful music of Tchaikovsky.

The story centers around Clara, the young girl whose fantasy dream makes the Christmas tree grow larger than one could imagine, brings toy presents and soldiers to life, and warms our hearts with the beauty of her candy land filled with mystical characters and a Sugar Plum Fairy.

November 26-29, 2021
Fri, Sat, Mon 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm

The Nutcracker Ballet
Ellen Eccles Theatre
43 S Main St, Logan

Dance Performances

UTAH DANCE PERFORMANCES

BALLET WEST SHOWTIMES SALT LAKE
REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE SHOWTIMES SALT LAKE
RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE SHOWTIMES SALT LAKE
SCHOOL OF DANCE SHOWTIMES U OF U
MOUNTAIN WEST BALLET SHOWTIMES SANDY
CHILDREN’S DANCE THEATRE SHOWTIMES U OF U
ODYSSEY DANCE THEATRE SHOWTIMES SANDY
BALLET CENTRA SHOWTIMES MURRAY
BYU DANCE SHOWTIMES BYU PROVO
ON STAGE OGDEN SHOWTIMES OGDEN
JULIE MOFFIT BALLET SHOWTIMES PLEASANT VIEW
CACHE VALLEY BALLET SHOWTIMES LOGAN

Utah County

BYU DANCE SHOWTIMES PROVO

Weber County

ON STAGE OGDEN SHOWTIMES OGDEN
JULIE MOFFIT BALLET SHOWTIMES PLEASANT VIEW

Imagine Ballet Theater

Cache County

CACHE VALLEY BALLET SHOWTIMES LOGAN

Cheerleading

BYU Cougarettes Dance Team
Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA)

Dance Organizations

Dance School of Utah

BYU Department of Dance
Love Dance More
Utah Western Dance Club
Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program

Dance Styles

Flamenco
Belly Dancing
Highland Dancing

Utah Dance Companies

Ballet West Academy
52 W 200 S, Salt Lake City
Trolley Corners, Park City, Thanksgiving Point

Repertory Dance Theatre
138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City

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