We can hardly believe that the holiday season is just about here! Every year we try our hardest to make the season fun and memorable and we hope our list of family friendly events and activities helps you plan your holiday fun!

Our list is constantly being updated throughout the season as we find out about more events, so make sure to check back. If you know of any events we have missed, please leave us a comment or email us the details at infutah@gmail.com 

Thank you so much, and we hope you have a very happy holiday season! Christmas-Activities-in-Utah

Tree Lightings/Santa Arrivals

November 12: Tree Lighting at Traverse Mountain Outlets
November 18: Riverwoods Lighting
November 19: Santa Arrives at Station Park
November 19: Santa Arrival Parade at Provo Towne Center
November 21: Layton City Lighting Ceremony
November 25: Temple Square Lighting 
November 25: Lights on Sherwood Drive Lighting and Santa!
November 25: University Place in Orem- Santa Arrival
November 25: Lights on at Gallivan Center 
November 26: Heber Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony- Midway
November26: Park City Electric Parade 
November 26: Ogden Christmas Village Parade and Lighting*Utah Mom Connection Favorite
November 28: Bountiful Main Street
November 28: Kaysville City Christmas Light Parade
November 28: Riverton City
December 2: Light the Night- South Jordan
December 3: Lights On! Provo
December 5: Christmas on Onion Street- West Bountiful
December 17: Santa Comes Down Town Lift– Park City

Christmas Lights 

Temple Square
Gallivan Center
Layton City Park
Christmas Village-Ogden
Pond Town Christmas- Salem
Candy Windows- South JordanLights on Wakefield- West Valley City
Lights on Sherwood Drive- Kaysville *a Utah Mom Connection Favorite
Hooper Holiday HouseLights on 1310- TooeleChristensen and Hymas Light Display 

Cost Money-
Zoo Lights– Hogle Zoo
Zoo Lights- Willow Park Zoo (Dec 16,17,19)
Thanksgiving Point- Luminaria 
Christmas in Color– Provo and Kearns locations
Spanish Fork Festival of Lights
Willard Bay Christmas Lights
Provo River Christmas Cruise

Where to see Santa

Santa’s Castle at Christmas Village- Ogden
Santa greets children in his castle Monday through Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Station Park- Farmington
Monday-Saturday : 12:00- 8:00
Sunday: 12:00- 6:00
Santa feeds his reindeer (santa break) for one hour each day. Check cottage for details.

November 12 Through Christmas Eve
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Christmas Eve: 10am – 5pm
Santa Takes A Break To Feed His Reindeer:
Monday – Saturday: 1pm – 2pm and 5pm – 6pm // Sunday: 2pm – 3pm

Burger Stop- LaytonThe cutest little burger joint hosts Santa and hayrides around the lights at Layton Park.
Santa is free. Hayrides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids, 5 and under are free!

Santa at Bowman’s

Santa on Town Center- South JordanWeekends in December

Saturday with Santa- 
Taylorsville-Bennion Heritage Center
December 3, 2016

South Davis Rec Center
December 3, 2016 only.

SugarHouse Santa Shack 

Trolley Square- FREE to take photos with. Every child gets a candy cane

11/10/2016         7pm       9pm
11/17/2016         7pm       9pm
11/25/2016         5pm       8pm
11/26/2016         2pm       8pm
12/1/2016            5pm       8pm
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12/8/2016            5pm       8pm
12/9/2016            5pm       8pm
12/10/2016         2pm       8pm
12/15/2016         5pm       8pm
12/16/2016         5pm       8pm
12/17/2016         2pm       8pm
12/22/2016         5pm       8pm
12/23/2016         2pm       8pm

Santa at Top Golf
December 17: Cookies and Cocoa with Santa-(first 200 kids playing Topgolf)

Provo Town Center

Vario’s Christmas Tree Lot 
Every Saturday Santa visits the tree lot from open to close! Come get a tree and see Santa too!

Special Santa Events ($)
Afternoon Tea with Santa at the Grand America
Breakfast with Santa at the Grand America
Christmas Village Breakfast with Santa
December 3: Breakfast with Santa- Bountiful Main Street
December 3,10,17: Brunch with Santa at the Sheraton
December 3,10,17: Breakfast with Santa at Thanksgiving Point
December 5,6,7,8:Storytime with Santa- University Place Orem
December 10: Swim with Santa- Clearfield Aquatic Center ($)
December 17: Santa Comes Down Town Lift– Park City
December 17: Breakfast with Santa- Provo Towne Center
At the Library!

December 3: Taylorsville Library- 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
December 9: Columbus Library- Frozen Show and Visit with Santa. 3:30-4:30 PM
December 13: Kearns Library- Come for milk, cookies, and Santa! 6:30-8:30 PM
December 19: Riverton Library- Santa Paws and Santa Claus- 10:30-11:30 AM
December 21: Saratoga Springs Public Library 4:00-6:00

Family Experiences

Santa Sleigh Rides- Midway (KSL deal here)
Polar Express Train Rides- Christmas Village in Ogden
Christmas on the Farm- Petersen Family Farm
SantaLand- Cedar City Aquatic CenterIce Skating at the Gallivan Center ( Discount here)
November 25-Dec 24: North Pole Express- Heber Valley Railroad  ($)
November 25-December 23: Christmas in the Canyon- Tuachan
November 18-January 29- Ice Skating at Station Park ($)November 23-December 3: Photos with Reindeer and Sleigh – Willow Park Zoo, Logan.  ($)November 26-December 3: Reindeer Trek- Willow Park Zoo ($)December 1-24: Elf Displays & Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village 
December 3-23: Candlelight Christmas- This Is The Place ($)

Special Dates:
November 25: Holly Days- Vernal
November 25-27: Clay Hand Print Ornaments at As You Wish Pottery ($)
November 25: Clara’s Tea Party- hosted by Utah Regional Ballet ($) 
November 19,26 & December 3: Utah Santa Run (different locations) 
December 1,2,3,5: The Living Nativity
December 2-5: Annual Interfaith Creche Exhibit
December 2-3: Live Nativity – University Place Orem
December 2-3: Swiss Christmas
December 3: Holiday Social -Tonaquint Nature Center – St. George
December 3: Christmas Crafts with Santa- Highland City
December 3: Hoppin’ Holiday Ice Show  ($, under 4 free) 
December 3: Utah Olympic Oval Holiday Festival ($)
December 4: Hanukkah Market 
December 5: Holiday Sing-a-longHerriman
December 5: Christmas at the Homestead -Cedar City ($)
December 7: Free Family Hayrides- Layton City Park
December 7: Nativity in the Glen
December 9,10,12,13: Live Nativity at Clark Historic Farm 
December 10: Swim with Santa- Clearfield Aquatic Center ($)
December 12: 32 Annual Christmas Carole Sing-a-Long- Vivint Smart Home Arena
December 12: Midway City Town Christmas Party 
December 15-18: Park City Holiday Spectacular Sing-a-Long ($)
December 17: Santa Comes Down Town Lift– Park City
December 17: Winter Solstice Celebration- Red Butte Gardens ($)
December 19: Family Caroling Fest- Bountiful Main Street
December 19: Decorate a Cookie with Mrs. Claus – Scheels
December 21: Surf’s Up With Santa- Layton Surf and Swim
December 24: 54th Annual Torchlight Parade- Park City

Shows and Entertainment 

The Forgotten Carols (varies locations and times)
November 25-Dec 22: It’s a Wonderful Life- Centerpoint Theatre ($)
November 25-Dec 17: Winter Wonderettes- Centerpoint Theatre
November 26-27: Messiah Sing In- Abravenal Hall ($)
November 26-Dec 23: A Fairly Potter Christmas Card ($)
November 17-19: Barlow Arts: The Nutcracker -Covey Center, Provo  ($)
November 20: Annual Community Interfaith Christmas Concert: The Manger of Bethlehem- Layton High School
November 22: Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve ($)
December 2-3: At Last Noel-
December 2: A Nashville Tribute Band- Christmas- Kingbury Hall ($)
December 2-26: Ballet West’s The Nutcracker- Capitol Theatre ($)
December 3: Sounds of the Season- Bingham High School-
December 5: 7th Annual Lower Lights Christmas-Kingsbury Hall ($)
December 5: Clearfield Community Choir Christmas Concert
December 9-10: Junie B in Jingle Bells Batman Smells –Park City ($)
December 9-10: Gloria Christmas Concert- Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra ($)
December 9-24: A Christmas Carol- Hale Center Theater ($)
December 9,10,12,15,16,17,19,20: Mountain West Ballet: The Nutcracker ($)
December 11: Park City’s the Nutcracker ($)
December 12: 76th Annual Handel’s Messiah-Orchestra of Southern Utah
December 12: City Orchestra Holiday Concert- Saratoga Springs
December 14: Clearfield Community Band Holiday Concert
December 20: Salt Lake Avenues Annual Holiday Concert

Festivals and Shopping 

November 16-21: Jubilee of Trees- St. George
November 25-26: Santa’s Workshop-holiday shopping gift show- St. George
November 30-Dec 3: St. George Dicken’s Christmas Festival ($)
November 30- Dec 3: Festival of Trees  ($)
December 1-3: Christkindlmarkt
December 2-4: Utah Winter Faire  ($)
December 2-4: Art Elevated- Holiday art market
December 2-3: Cottages for the Children Christmas Festival
December 2-3: Homestead Christmas Market (Cedar City)
December 2-6: Weber County Holiday Festival
December 8-10: Dicken’s Christmas Festival ($)
December 9-10: Cache Valley Winter Gift Market  (canned food or donation)
December 12: 7th Annual Ivory Homes Gingerbread Festival ($….under 2 is free)