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Santa's Elves

November 20–December 24, 2021

Gardner Village Christmas
1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan

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

Utah Places of Interest

Top Locations to Visit In Utah

Featured Photo: Historic Utah Governor’s Mansion, 603 E S Temple, Salt Lake__ScottyReed

Salt Lake City Area

Temple Square
Cathedral of the Madeleine
The Historic Governor’s Mansion
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Crone’s Hollow – Pagan Community Center

Red Butte Garden

Tracy Aviary

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

This Is The Place Heritage Park

Liberty Park

The Beehive House

Trolley Square
602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City

Sandy

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Rio Tinto Stadium

West Jordan

Gardner Village
Kennecott Copper Mine

Murray

Murray Park

Park City Area

Utah Olympic Park
3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098
(435) 658-4200

Utah County–Utah Valley

Lehi

Thanksgiving Point

American Fork

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Provo

Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Brigham Young University
Campus Dr, Provo, UT 84602

Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Springville

Springville Museum of Art

Spanish Fork

Krishna Temple

Payson

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center

Tooele County

Bonneville–Wendover

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Stansbury Park

Stansbury Park Observatory Complex

Grantsville

Utah Motorsports Campus

The Old Grantsville Church

Davis County

Syracuse

Antelope Island State Park

Weber County

Ogden

Eccles Mansion – Community Art Center

Juab County

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

San Juan County

The Four Corners

Train Ride Provo Canyon

Heber Valley Railroad up Provo Canyon, Utah, Utah County, Family Train Rides

Climb aboard for breathtaking scenery and a time to unwind during this relaxing, three-hour ride. Capture stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos and the dramatic landscape of the glacier-carved Provo Canyon.

The Provo Canyon Limited departs from The Heber Valley Railroad Station, follows the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir then travels along the banks of the renowned Provo River to Vivian Park. You will have a layover of approximately 20 minutes at the Park, where the little passengers can play at the playground, and the grown-ups can enjoy the riverside views.  The return trip to the Heber Depot is just over an hour aboard the train.

Daily Train Rides (Except Sunday)

Heber Valley Railroad
450 S 6th W, Heber City, UT 84032
(435) 654-5601

Festival of Trees

Utah Festival of Trees is one of the world’s largest indoor displays of decorated Christmas Trees and a local favorite holiday tradition. This annual festival embraces its heritage 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 Hospital.

December 1-4, 2021
Online Only This Year

Festival of Trees
Benefiting Primary Children’s Hospital

Mountain America Exposition Center
Formerly South Towne Exposition Center
9575 State St, Sandy, UT 84070

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is home to more than 4,000 animals representing 650 species, showcasing ecosystems from around the planet including kelp forests, coral reefs, the deep ocean, Antarctic waters, Asian cloud forests, South American rain forests, and the waterways of our home state of Utah and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

  • SEArenity Yoga
  • Nights Under Lights
  • Movie Nights
  • Summer Camps
  • Watch Penguins & Stingrays Swim

Nights Under Lights Show
Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory EECO

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, UT 84020
(801) 355-3474

Tracy Aviary

A Utah Top Pick destination, Tracy Aviary is one of the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  It has grown and evolved over its more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.

Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 596-8500

May Events
Moms can visit Tracy Aviary for free on Mother’s Day Weekend

SnowBird

Utah Summer & Winter Mountain Resort

  • Ariel Tram
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Utah Local Favorite
  • Octoberfest
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Alpine Slide
  • Mountain Coaster
  • Little Cottonwood Canyon

Snowbird Summer & Winter Resort
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Highway 210, Snowbird, UT 84092
(801) 933-2222

Trolley Square

Historic Trolley Station Turned Boutique

  • Historic 1900s Trolley Station
  • Shopping Center
  • Local Boutiques
  • Restaurants
  • Museum
  • Art Galleries
  • Local Favorite
  • Tourist Attraction

Trolley Square Event Calendar

Trolley Square
602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 521-9877