Ice Skating at Gallivan Center

Downtown Salt Lake Holiday Fun

Gallivan Plaza transforms into an outdoor public ice skating from mid-November through February, offering hockey and figure skates for rent with an admissions fee, so everyone can enjoy gliding on the ice! You can also warm up with hot cocoa and enjoy other sweet and savory treats at the concessions booth.

November–February 2022
Sunday 12–7 pm
Monday–Thursday 4–10 pm
Friday–Saturday Noon-Midnight

Gallivan Center Ice Skating Rink
239 S Main St,  Salt Lake City

Utah Ice Skating Locations

Gardner Village Christmas

Christmas ElvesSantaChristmas Lights
Live ReindeerHoliday DiningScavenger Hunts
RestaurantsBoutiquesEscape Rooms
Children ActivitiesHome DecorMagic Shows
Farm AnimalsChocolate WagonWoodland Fairies
Photo SettingsWeddingsBrick Lined Paths
Village SettingEvent VenuesBakery
Santa's Elves

November–December 24, 2022
Monday-Saturday, Multiple Events/Times

Gardner Village Christmas
1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan

Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point Holiday Lights, Lehi Utah

Luminaria

Stay warm and cozy inside your car or bundle up and take the trolley, wagon, or carriage ride through the holiday lights display 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.

November–December 31, 2022
5 pm–9 pm, Monday–Saturday

Thanksgiving Point
3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Laughing Stock Improv

Comedy Troupe

Utah’s longest-running and most successful improv comedy troupe. The Off-Broadway Theatre (OBT) opened its doors in 1994, bringing family-friendly parodies, traditional plays, musicals, and live improv comedy shows to the people of Salt Lake.

Saturdays 10 pm

Laughing Stock Improv Comedy
Off-Broadway Theatre (OBT)
Draper Historic Theatre, Draper

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet

Cache Valley Civic Ballet

Join the Cache Valley Civic Ballet in presenting the enchanted Christmas story by E.T. Hoffman. This production has become a family holiday tradition. Audiences will be delighted by the colorful scenery, beautiful costumes, enthusiastic performances by the dancers, and of course, the wonderful music of Tchaikovsky.

The story centers around Clara, the young girl whose fantasy dream makes the Christmas tree grow larger than one could imagine, brings toy presents and soldiers to life and warms our hearts with the beauty of her candy land filled with mystical characters and a Sugar Plum Fairy.

November 25, 26, 28, 2022, 1:30 & 7:30 pm

The Nutcracker Ballet
Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan

Christmas Utah Holiday Events

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, Hale Theatre, Orem, Utah

Often lauded as the “second greatest Christmas story ever told,” Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol will usher you into the season of giving. This traditional story of Scrooge and his ghostly visitors is filled with old-world charm, beautiful costumes, breathtaking music, and, of course, a full helping of Hale’s heart and comedy.

No Christmas Season is complete without the din of family dinners, glorious games, magical mistletoe, caroling carolers, firkins of wassail, and Dickens’ timeless characters that embody Christmas cheer: Bob Cratchit, Mr. Scrooge, three Christmas ghosts, and of course, Tiny Tim. Whether you have seen it once, fifty times, or more, Hale Center Theater Orem invites you to be their guest for an evening as you escape all the noise, commercialism, and greed that have invaded this time of year so you can remember what the season is all about.

November 26–Dec 23, 2022, M-S, Multiple Times

A Christmas Carol
Hale Center Theater Orem
225 West 400 North, Orem

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 to raise funds for children at Primary Children’s Hospital.

November 29–Dec 3, 2022
Multiple Times

Festival of Trees
Mountain America Exposition Center, Sandy

Utah Christmas Holiday Festivities & Events

Social Dancing

Utah Social Dancing Events

Social Dances

Good Vibes Dance Studio
Fridays, West Coast Swing Lessons & Social
Saturdays, Country Dance Monthly Social
1751 Alexander St, Salt Lake City

Salsation Dance Night
Saturdays, 10 pm
Athena Beans Coffee House & Bistro, Sandy

Country Dance New 2022
Wednesdays 2022, 8:30–11:30 pm
Dance Lessons 8:30–9 pm
Union Station Browning Theater, Ogden

Square Dancing with Temple Squares
An LGBTQ+ Organization
Thursdays, 7–9 pm
Sacred Light of Christ Church, Salt Lake

Salsa & Bachata Social Dance
November 25, 2022, 9:30 pm–1:30 am
Fridays (2nd & 4th Monthly)
Lessons 9:30–10:30 pm
DF Dance Studio, Salt Lake

Vintage Dance Class Social New
Old Glory Vintage Dance Society
December 14, 2022, 8 pm
Monthly Dance Socials
South Jordan Community Center

Wasatch Wiggle Contra Dance Weekend
Saturdays (3rd Monthly) Salt Lake

Dance Lessons

Salsa & Bachata Social Dance
Fridays (2nd & 4th Monthly)
Lessons 9:30–10:30 pm
DF Dance Studio, Salt Lake

Line Dance Lessons Free
Friday Nights 2022,  9–10:30 pm
Club 90, Sandy

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Lessons
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 pm
Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden

Line Dance Lessons Free
Wednesdays & Fridays 2022,  7–9 pm
The Westerner, West Valley

Country Dance
Wednesdays 2022, 8:30–11:30 pm
Dance Lessons 8:30–9 pm
Union Station Browning Theater, Ogden

Couples Dance Lessons Free
Thursday Nights 2022,  8:30–9:30 pm
The Westerner, West Valley

Line Dance Lessons
Thursday Nights 2022,  7–9 pm
The Outlaw Saloon, Ogden

Square Dancing with Temple Squares
An LGBTQ+ Organization
Thursdays, 7–9 pm
Sacred Light of Christ Church, Salt Lake

Adult Social Dance Lessons

DF Dance Studio

Dance Schools

Dance Companies of Utah

Belly Dancing

Where To Dance

Utah Dance Clubs With Floor & Live Music

Utah Dance Clubs With Floor & DJ

Utah Western Dance Club

Great Hall Ballroom Dances
Monthly Dances, Spanish Fork

Old Glory Vintage Dancers
Vintage Dance Socials & Balls

Past Events

Big Band Dance Night
Dance Lessons & Social Dance
Tuesdays, Summer
Gallivan Center, Salt Lake

Big Band Swing Night
Adult Night Out Social Dance
August 20, 2022, 7:30–10 pm
Viridian Event Center, West Jordan

Great Hall Ballroom Dances
Monthly Dances May July 2022
Angelus Theatre, Spanish Fork

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