November is here and that means that it is about to get crazy! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it –yay for mashed potatoes!– and then after that we are in full on Christmas mode!

To help you have the best and most memorable holiday season with your families we have compiled a MEGA LIST of Christmas activities in Utah. There is always so much going on and only so much time to get everything done. We wanted to get this list to you now so you can get things on your calendar and start planning all your Christmas fun!

Because we have our list out pretty early we may be missing some events or info that has not yet been posted. If you know of any activities or things we have missed please leave us a comment or email us at and we will get it added to our list! 

Christmas Activities in Utah 2015

Christmas Lights


Temple Square
Zoo Lights– Hogle Zoo
Sugarhouse Christmas Street –info coming soon 
Gallivan Center
Thanksgiving Point ($)
Christmas in Color- drive through light show ($)
Gardner Village 
Taylorsville Christmas Street- info coming soon
Layton City Park
Christmas Village- Ogden
Spanish Fork Festival of Lights ($)
Pond Town Christmas-Salem
Christmas Cruise on the Provo River  ($)
Willard Bay Christmas Lights ($)
Lights on Sherwood Drive – Kaysville ( be sure not to block driveways!)
Hooper Holiday House
Lights on 1310- Tooele
Candy Windows- South Jordan
Christensen and Hymas Light Display- Draper
Lights on Wakefield_ West Valley CityHolly Days- Riverton City Park  ( December

Tree Lightings 


* November 14: Tree Lighting at Traverse Mountain
* November 20: Lighting of Riverwoods- Vocal Point performing, smore’s and more!
* November 21: Gateway Lights Up
* November 23: Lights On! Orem
* November 23: Layton City Lighting Ceremony
* November 24: Grand Window Unveiling- The Grand America
* November 27:
Lights on at the Gallivan Center 
* November 28: Lighting of Christmas Village – Ogden (Parade and Fireworks)
* November 28: Main Street Winter Festival– Magna
* November 30: Draper City Tree Lighting
* November 30: Bountiful Main Street Lighting Festival 
* November 30: Christmas in the Park– Woods Cross * November 30: Kaysville Christmas Tree Lighting and Electric Parade
* December 4:
Light the Night- South Jordan
* December 5: Lights on Ceremony-  Provo
* December 7: Christmas on Onion Street- West Bountiful

Where to see Santa 


Breakfast or Tea with Santa at the Grand America– select dates, reservations required ($)
Santa on Town Center Drive- South Jordan
Sugarhouse Santa ShackThe Shops at Riverwoods: Monday-Saturday, 5-8PM November 20-Dec 23
University Mall
Santa at Station Park- Santa arrives on November 21. Come for cookies and carols. He’ll be there through December 23!
Christmas Village- Ogden
Provo Towne CenterRiverton City Park – Holly Days Thanksgiving Point ($)
Breakfast with Santa at Thanksgiving Point ($)
* November 20: Santa Arrives at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain
* November 28, December 5, 12 : Vario’s Christmas Tree Lot– Tooele. 12:00-3:00 PM/Free pictures!
* November 28: Santa Comes to Town- Brigham City
* November 28: Visit with Santa- Taylorsville Library
* November 30: Santa Arrives in Riverton!- Riverton City Main Park 6:30-8:30PM
* November 30: Pleasant Grove Library
* December 5: Breakfast with Santa at the Wight House- Bountiful * December 5: Breakfast with Santa- By the Junior League of Salt Lake City (2 and under Free, Ages 3-12 $3, Ages 13+ $5) * December 5: Brunch with Santa – Utah Winter Faire ($)
* December 5: Christmas with Santa- Farmington
* December 5: Holiday Festival at the Olympic Oval
* December 5-19: Brunch with Santa at the Sheraton
* December 6: Santa Breakfast- Parkstone Restaurant at Station Park ($)
* December 11: Santa and Norton the Elf Magic Show- Columbus Library
* December 12: Breakfast with Santa at Harmon’s (Farmington) ($)
* December 12: Santa at Bowman’s. Kaysville location
* December 12: Breakfast with Santa- Traverse Mountain ($)
* December 12: Breakfast with Santa– Discovery Gateway ($)
* December 19: Breakfast with Santa – Discovery Gateway ($)
* December 24: Santa Claus visits Deer Valley

Family Experiences/Live Nativity

* North Pole Express- Heber Valley Railroad* Christmas on the Farm- Peterson Family Farm- Wagon ride, visit with Santa, and even pick out a fresh tree! * The Living Nativity- Alpine- Tickets required $1 donation* Journey To Bethlehem- details coming * Holiday Yard Decorating Contest- Clearfield City
* November 17-December 3: South Jordan Gingerbread House Contest
* November 21: Salt Lake Santa Run* November 27: Holly Days- Vernal* November 20-Dec 23: FREE Christmas Wagon Rides at The Shops at Riverwoods. Monday -Saturday 6-9 PM.
* November 20- Ice Skating at Station Park opens! * November 27-Dec 21: Christmas in the Canyon- Tuachan
* November 27-28: Reindeer Trek- Willow Park Zoo- Logan
* November 28: Ogden Santa Run * November 28: Electric Light Parade-Ogden
* November 30: Kaysville Christmas Tree Lighting and Electric Parade
* November 30: Benson Mill Lighting and Live Nativity* December 1-4: The Live Nativity- Bluffdale
* December 2: Nativity in the Glen* December 3-5: Nativity Display-   Live musical entertainment will be featured throughout each day. Dress up in Nativity costumes for a photo op. Watch Christmas movies while you sip hot cider and eat cookies. Kids can make and take home fun Christmas crafts. Hosted by Parkway Stake at 9894 S. 2700 W., South Jordan.* December 4-7: A Midway Christmas– Midway
* December 4-23: The Great Christmas Adventure at Gardner Village ($)
* December 4-5: Reindeer Trek at Willow Park Zoo– Logan
* December 5: Clara’s Tea Party-Hosted by Utah Regional Ballet- Lindon ($)
* December 5: Provo Santa Run 
* December 5: Holiday Festival at the Olympic Oval (free admission with donation of non perishable food item)
December 5: Christmas Crafts with Santa – Highland 
* December 7: Kids Klub Christmas Craft- Scheels* December 7-23, 26: Candlelight Christmas at This Is The Place ($) 
December 7-13: Christmas at the Homestead- Cedar City ($) 
December 9: Free Family Hayrides- Layton Park Lights
* December 11-12, 13-14: Live Nativity at The Clark Historic Farm– Grantsville
* December 12: Ornament Crafting- Saratoga Springs
* December 13: Carols by Candlelight- Provo
* December 14: Christmas Carol Sing Along-  Vivint Arena
* December 18-20: Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-a-Long ($)
* December 19: Santa Comes Down Town Lift– Park City
* December 19-Jan 3: DecemberFEST- Park City 
* December 21: Kids Klub- Decorate a Cookie with Mrs. Clause
* December 24: 53rd Annual Torchlight Parade- Park City
* December 24: St. George Christmas Eve Service 

Shows and Entertainment

* Forgotten Carols- Select cities and dates
* November 20-21: Bells on Temple Square- Celebrate With Joy  (free but tickets do need to be requested)
* November 19-Dec 17: Babes in Toyland- Centerpoint Theatre 
* November 20-22: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer- The Musical
* November 21: “When You Believe”- A musical evening
* November 24: Trans-Siberian Orchestra  ($)
* November 28- Dec 21: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever- Centerpoint Theatre ($)
* December 4: Christmas Night of Music- Riverton High
* December 4: Let’s Do Holiday Lunch- Fundraiser for The Christmas Box House ($)
* December 4-23: A Fairly Potter Christmas ($)
* December 5: Sounds of the Season- Bingham High School 
* December 6: LDS Christmas Devotional
* December 5-24: A Christmas Carole- Hale Center Theater ($)
* December 7-10: Lower Lights Christmas- Kingsbury Hall ($)
*December 7: Messiah Sing-a-Long- Provo
* December The Nutcracker- Mountain West Ballet- Sandy
* December 12-21: The Nutcracker- The Covey Arts Center ($)
* December 12: Free Holiday Concert- featuring kids from The Road Home. Little America
* December 12: Holiday Concert – Syracuse High
* December 12: Eileen Ivers Christmas- Eccles Center, Park City ($)
* December 14: Rejoice- Millennial Choirs and Orchestra ($)
* December 17-19: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert 
* December 10-27: The Nutcraker- Ballet West ($)
* December 10-12:  A Kurt Bester Christmas ($)
* December 12: Murray Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert
* December 19: Here Comes Santa Claus– Abravanel Hall ($)
* December 19: Peter Breinholt Christmas ($)
* December 19: Angels We Have Heard On High ($)
* December 19-21: The Nutcracker- Provo ($)
* December 21-22: Caleb Chapman’s Cresent Christmas– SCERA ($)

Festivals and Shopping

* November 13-15: Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show* November 14: The Giving Grinch Christmas Boutique- South Jordan Community Center
* November 15: Hanukkah Market- Jewish Community Center * November 19-December 30: Trees of Diversity Exhibit* November 23-27: Christmas Tree Jubilee – Ogden Eccles Conference Center
* November 24-28: Christmas Gift and Craft Show- Spanish Fork Fairgrounds * November 27: The Giving Tree Festival
* November 27: Festival of Trees Event- Cedar City
* November 27-28: Christmas in the County- Parowan
* December 2-5: Festival of Trees ($)* December 2-5: Dicken’s Christmas Festival- St. George ($) * December 3-5: Christkindlmarkt- This Is The Place* December 4: Holiday Sweater Party and Art Market
* December 4-6: Utah Winter Faire- Legacy Events Center ( KSL Deals has discount tickets here)
 December 5: Winter Market* December 7: Ivory Homes Gingerbread Festival ($ Proceeds go to Salt Lake Road Home)
* December 10-12: Dicken’s Christmas Festival- Salt Lake City ($)
* December 11-12: Cache Valley Winter Gift Market 

Christmas Activities in Utah