|Christmas Elves||Santa||Christmas Lights|
|Live Reindeer||Holiday Dining||Scavenger Hunts|
|Children Activities||Home Decor||Magic Shows|
|Farm Animals||Chocolate Wagon||Woodland Fairies|
|Photo Settings||Weddings||Brick Lined Paths|
|Village Setting||Event Venues||Bakery|
Where wildlife meets wild lights! ZooLights returns to Hogle Zoo this holiday season with more sparkling lights, over 250 animated light displays, and more nightly fun than ever before! View glittering animated animals made out of lights, warm up under heaters and enjoy a hot chocolate and deep-fried s’more along the way. Take a ride on the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting) and then stop in to see Santa in EdZoocation Station! Stop into the Wild Zootique to finish your holiday shopping and pick up some hologram glasses to see the lights as never before.
Join the Reindeer Parade!
Join the reindeer parade each evening at 5:15 in the Entry Plaza as two of Santa’s tiny reindeer make their way to Santa’s Station – then visit with the Jolly Old Elf himself! Santa’s Reindeer will leave ZooLights! with Santa on Christmas Eve.
Family Friendly Early New Year’s Countdown
Get the kids in bed on time while still letting them ring in the new year, with our early countdown at 9 pm at ZooLights! Kids can do a New Year craft, get a noisemaker, and count down with our lighted countdown display. Come early to see all the lights and enjoy the last night of ZooLights.
2600 Sunnyside Ave S
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Today through Dec. 31, musical performances will perform at the Assembly Hall, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, North Visitors’ Center, Family History Library, and the Church Office Building.
Sunday performances begin at 5:30 p.m. and weekdays begin at noon.
TEMPLE SQUARE EVENTS
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
50 N Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
It’s hard to describe the magic of Candlelight Christmas. The Village is decorated like a Currier & Ives card, and you’ll feel like you’ve taken a step back in time when you visit this enchanting event.
You’ll enjoy a visit with Father Christmas and see real live reindeer. In the quiet of the Village, the live Nativity scene is sure to touch the hearts of young and old alike. The Heritage Village Carolers return each year for an encore presentation, providing an inspiring backdrop to the glitter of lights, the glow of warm fires, and the smells of Christmas.
Take home a little bit of Christmas by joining in the fun of making crafts and homemade decorations in one of the decorated historic homes or pioneer cabins. And you can save all your holiday shopping for your visit to the Park. The Gift Shop at the Visitors Center and the ZCMI Mercantile have Salt Lake’s best selection of unique, all-occasion gifts for everyone on your list!
Observe a Christmas as the pioneers did – quieter, simpler, fun for all. Make Candlelight Christmas part of your cherished family traditions.
THIS IS THE PLACE HERITAGE PARK
2601 East Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house…
One of the best-decorated streets in Utah. Located in Taylorsville this festive neighborhood has been decorating its street for over 20 years now. Each Home is a page in the book The Night Before Christmas. This is a good one to get out of the car and walk through so bring some warm clothing. It’s FREE too!
Christmas Street In Taylorsville
3310 Royalwood Dr
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TOUR
Utah Christmas Light Exhibits
Stay warm and cozy inside your car or bundle up and take the trolley, wagon, or carriage ride through the display of holiday lights at Thanksgiving Point.
Travel through over a mile of twinkling lights, giant animated holiday displays, and illuminated trees. The magical experience ends with a gorgeous and meaningful nativity, the Christmas Story.
4TH WEEK OF NOVEMBER
3003 Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043 (801) 768-2300
This is a work in progress. Let us know if you come across a Holiday Christmas Light Exhibit/Display Location in Utah that we have missed. We will be adding to this Map as we discover new locations so check back often. Happy Holidays!
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TOUR
Utah Christmas Light Exhibits
For seven 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.
Helping kick off the exhibit is SongFest! a night of musical entertainment for everyone. Scheduled to perform are Christmas Bell Ringers, The Beehive Statesmen, The Salt Lake Men’s Choir and the West Valley Symphony. The magical sights and sounds of the holidays are sure to get the whole family ready to celebrate this special time of year, and to learn about other holiday traditions from around the world.
- Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W 3100 S West Valley City, UT 84119 (801) 965-5100
Salt Lake City, UT – The Festival of Trees celebrates its 40th birthday this year – but there’s nothing “over-the-hill” about Utah’s favorite Holiday tradition. Today, as one of the world’s largest indoor displays of decorated Christmas Trees, the Festival embraces its Ruby Anniversary through the passion embodied by thousands of volunteers who organize and orchestrate the Festival in order to raise funds for children at Primary Children’s Medical Center.
The Festival of Trees ushers in the Holiday Season Wednesday, December 1 through Saturday, December 4, at the South Towne Expo Center. Every penny raised benefits Primary Children’s Medical Center.
This year the Festival will feature more than 800 trees, each with its own unique style: ornate, trendy, whimsical, creative, humorous, and sentimental. Every tree is decorated and donated by individuals, families, businesses, church groups, and community organizations.
Celebrate the Holiday Season and the love our community has for children by attending the Festival of Trees! The Festival runs Wednesday, December 1 through Saturday, December 4, at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State Street in Sandy, Utah, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are: $5.00/adults; $4.00/seniors; and $3.00/children age 11 and under. Children younger than 2 years of age are free of charge. Discount tickets are available at Zions Bank locations for: $4.00/adults; $2.50/children. Wednesday, December 1, is “Family Day,” allowing six immediate family members to attend for $15.00.
The musical production ‘Savior of the World,’ based on scriptural accounts of the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, will be performed for the Christmas season. The show features a cast of talented actors, singers, and musicians sharing testimony through drama and song of the divine mission of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world.
The production, presented in the state-of-the-art Conference Center Theater on Temple Square, features a beautiful soundtrack.