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The West…just as it was! Step back in time with a visit to This Is The Place Heritage Park. The non-profit This Is The Place Foundation manages Utah’s premier living history attraction, our historic 450-acre Utah state Park. Our mission is to preserve and promote the heritage and history of Utah. You’ll find it alive in storied accounts of the settlement of the West, told by our knowledgeable interpreters in a setting of original and replica historic homes. You’ll also see artisans and interpreters demonstrate 19th Century frontier life in a working environment. While you look on, the blacksmith explains his trade while he creates items used elsewhere in the Village and the furniture-maker turns ordinary wood into a masterpiece!
A lively variety of domestic skills are demonstrated in Village homes. You can watch wool being carded and spun into yarn that will be colored with a kaleidoscope of dyes made from native plants, many grown right here at the Park. At another historic building, candles are being dipped layer-by-layer over a small open fire in the back yard and quilting demonstrations are sure to leave you warm at heart!
A visit to the Park is not a tour of historic artifacts behind velvet ropes and glass, but a true experience of life as it was in the early days of the West. The Native American Village offers a window to a world long since gone, where members of Utah’s indigenous tribes interpret the history of their native people. You can also enjoy the Park from the comfort of one of our three replica trains and see and hear the history of the settlement, or simply spend the day walking the quiet streets on your own.
Elsewhere in the 450-acre Park is our Visitors’ Center, the welcome center of the Park. There you’ll find one of our newest attractions, the Heritage Park Preview exhibition, along with one of Utah’s finest gift and souvenir shops. The ZCMI Mercantile inside the Park is filled with old-fashioned gifts and candy and is sure to be one of your most memorable shopping experiences during your visit.
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.
HOGLE ZOO 2600 Sunnyside Ave S Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (801) 584-1700
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.
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 Taylorsville, Utah
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!