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Holiday Christmas Lights

Utah Christmas Light Map

Utah Christmas Light Map and Locations

Park City | Provo | Ogden | Logan

Salt Lake City Area

Candlelight Christmas  Best
December 9-23, 2022, M-S, 5–9 pm
This Is The Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake

Wheeler Farm Festive Fridays
Wagon Rides, Christmas Lights & Santa
December 9-16, 2022, Fridays, 5–7 pm
Wheeler Farm, Murray

Zoo Lights
December 9-11, 19-23, 26-30, 2022, 5:30–9 pm
Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake

Christmas Lights on Temple Square  Best
December 9, 2022–Jan 1, 2023, Nightly, 5–10 pm
Temple Square, Salt Lake

World of illumination
Holiday Music, Whimsical Characters & Lights
December 9, 2022–Jan 1, 2023, Nightly, 6-10 pm
Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake

LightWalk at Tracy Aviary
December 9, 2022–Jan 1, 2023, Nightly, 5–9 pm
Tracy Aviary, Liberty Park, Salt Lake

Luminaria Christmas Light Show
December 9-31, 2022,  M-S, 5–8:30 pm
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

South Jordan’s Candy Windows & Lights
December 9-31, 2022, Nightly, Dusk
Towne Center Drive, South Jordan

Gateway Lights On
December 9-31, 2022, Nightly, Dusk
The Gateway, Salt Lake

Gallivan Lights On Celebration
Ice Skating, Santa, DJ Music
December 9, 2022, Nightly, Multiple Times
Galivan Center, Salt Lake

City Holiday Lights On
Check Out Your Favorite Utah City Events
December 2022

Midvale Light Up Main Street
December 9, 2022, Nightly, Dusk
Historic Main Street, Midvale

Murray Holiday Lights On
December 9-31, 2022, Nightly, Dusk
City Hall, Murray

Utah City Sponsored Holiday Events
Check Your Favorite Utah City Holiday Calendar

Christmas Light Tour
Utah Christmas Light Exhibits

Park City Area

Soldier Hollow Sleigh Rides
December 9, 2022–January 1, 2023, Multiple Times
Christmas Light Sleigh Rides
2002 Soldier Hollow Ln, Midway

Holiday Lights Wagon Ride
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
December 9-31, 2022, Th-S, Multiple Times
515 State Road 319 Heber City, UT

Provo Utah County Area

Aurora Evermore Park Christmas
Ice Skating, Themed Village Shops, Lights
December 9-10, 2022–Jan 7, 2023, F-S, 6–10 pm
Evermore Park, Pleasant Grove

Luminaria Christmas Light Show
December 9-31, 2022,  M-S, 5–8:30 pm
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Spanish Forks Festival of Lights
Nightly Drive-Through Light Display
December 9, 2022–January 1, 2023, 6–10 pm
Canyon View Park, Spanish Fork

Salem City Pond Town Christmas  Free
December 9–January 1, 2023, Nightly, Dusk
Salem City Pond, Utah County

Christmas Cruise
Riverboat Christmas Light Ride
December 9-23, 2022, M-S, 6:30–10 pm
CLAS Ropes Course, Provo River

Riverwoods Lights On
December 9-31, 2022, Nightly, Dusk
The Shops At Riverwoods, Provo

Christmas Lights In The Orchard  Free
December 9–Jan 6, 2023, Nightly, Dusk
University Place, Orem

Lite Bright Nite
December 12, 2022, 6–8 pm
University Place, Orem

Ogden North Salt Lake Area

Christmas Village Lights On
December 9–Jan 1, 2023, Nightly, Dusk–Midnight
27th Street Washington Blvd, Ogden

Layton City ‘Lights Before Christmas’
December 9-31, 2022, Nightly, Dusk–9 pm
Layton Commons Park, Layton

Utah City Sponsored Holiday Events
Check Your Favorite Utah City Holiday Calendar

Christmas Light Tour
Utah Christmas Light Exhibits

Logan Cache Valley Area

Zootah Zoo Lights
December 9-23, 2022, Th-S, 4:30–8 pm
Zootah, Willow Park, Logan

Utah Resident Christmas Displays

Christmas Past 2022

Lights On! at the Eccles
November 21, 2022, 5:30–8 pm
Eccles Theater, Salt Lake

Winter Lights Parade Free
November 26, 2022, 7 pm
Historic Main Street, Spanish Fork

Holiday Electric Light Parade
Christmas Village Lights On
November 26, 2022, 5:30-6:30 pm
27th Street Washington Blvd, Ogden

Holladay Tree Lighting Event
Utah Youth Singers, Santa
November 28, 2022, 7–9 pm
City Plaza, Holladay

Taylorsville Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hot Chocolate and Cookies
November 28, 2022, 6:30–7:30 pm
Centennial Plaza, Taylorsville

Draper Tree Lighting Ceremony
Pony Rides, Marshmellow Roasting, Santa
November 28, 2022, 6–8 pm
Draper Park, Draper

Riverton City Christmas Lights
Scones, Hot Chocolate, Marshmallow Roasting
November 28, 2022–January 1, 2023,  5–10 pm
Riverton City Park, Riverton

Herriman’s Night of Lights
Santa, Music, Games & Skating
November 28, 2022, 6 pm
J. Lynn Crane Park, Herriman

Saratoga Springs Christmas
Christmas Tree Lighting, Crafts, Music & Santa
November 28, 2022, 6 pm
Neptune Park, Saratoga Springs

Provo’s Light Up Christmas
December 3, 2022, 7:30 pm
Covey Center for the Arts, Provo

Christmas Past 2021

Last Verified… 12/9/2022–10/15/2022

Holiday Tunnel Drive-Thru Light Show
Nov 15–Dec 30, 2021, 6 pm–Midnight
The Shops at Southtown, Sandy

Holladay Tree Lights
Nov 29, 2021–January 1, 2022,  5–10 pm
City Plaza, Holladay

Heber Tree Lighting Old Fashion Christmas
December 3, 2021,  6–8 pm
City Hall, Heber

Zoo Lights & Reindeer Parade

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.

December 9-11, 19-23, 26-30, 2022
Select Days, 5:30–9 pm

Hogle Zoo Lights
2600 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake

Ice Skating

Utah Ice Skating Locations

Indoor & Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks, Fun Dates

Salt Lake Area

OUTDOORS

Millcreek Common Skate Loop Open NEW
November–February, Daily, Multiple Times
Millcreek Common, Millcreek

Gallivan Center Open
November–February, Daily, Multiple Times
Gallivan Center, Downtown, Salt Lake

Ice Ribbon at J. Lynn Crane Park Open
November–February, Daily, Multiple Times
5355 West Herriman Main St, Herriman

Bountiful Ice Ribbon
December 3, 2022, Opening Day
55 East 100 South Main, Bountiful

INDOORS

Utah Olympic Oval
Kearns

Salt Lake City Sports Complex
University of Utah, Salt Lake

Cottonwood Heights Rec Center
Cottonwood

County Ice Center
Murray Park, Murray

Acord Ice Center
West Valley City

Park City Area

OUTDOORS

Resort Center Ice Skating Rink Open
November–February, Daily, Multiple Times
Park City

Midway Ice Rink
Midway

INDOORS

PARK CITY ICE ARENA – Park City

Provo Utah Valley Area

INDOORS

PEAKS ICE ARENA – Provo

Ogden North Salt Lake Area

OUTDOORS

Bountiful Ice Ribbon
December 3, 2022, Opening Day
55 East 100 South Main, Bountiful

INDOORS

SOUTH DAVIS REC CENTER – Bountiful

THE ICE SHEET – Ogden

GEORGE S. ECCLES ICE CENTER – Logan

Other Areas

CARBON COUNTY ICE RINK – Price

Related Links & Information

SALT LAKE FIGURE SKATING

Salt Lake Figure Skating Club Mondays
Mondays, 5:30 pm
Salt Lake City Sports Complex, UoU, Salt Lake

Cottonwood Heights Figure Skating Club
Cottonwood Heights Rec Center

Christmas At Heritage Park

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, and fun for all. Make Candlelight Christmas part of your cherished family traditions.

December 9-23, 2022, M-S, 5–9 pm

Candlelight Christmas
This Is The Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake

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

Tubing & Sledding

Utah Snow Tubing Sledding Map

Toboggans, Sleighs, Bobsleighing, Chair Lift Assisted, Winter Sports & Outdoor Fun

Salt Lake City Area

LINDSEY GARDENS PARK – Salt Lake

MOUNTAIN DELL GOLF COURSE – Salt Lake

SUGARHOUSE PARK – Sugarhouse

MURRAY PARK – Murray

BELLA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Cottonwood Heights

SPRUCES CAMPGROUND – Big Cottonwood Canyon

FLAT IRON MESA PARK – Sandy *Best Free

WILLOW CREEK PARK – Sandy

WEST RIDGE GOLF CLUB – West Valley

WESTERN HILLS ELEMENTARY – Kearns

DAYBREAK PARK – Daybreak

Utah Valley – Central Utah

EAGLE SUMMIT PARK – Lehi

SILVER LAKE AMPHITHEATER – Eagle Mountain

DEER CREEK TRAIL – Alpine

HEISELT’S HOLLOW PARK – Pleasant Grove

SHELLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – American Fork

CHERRY HILLS ELEMENTARY – Orem

PETEETNEET MUSEUM & CULTURAL ARTS CENTER – Payson

North Utah Area

ROLLING HILLS PARK – Ogden

LOMOND VIEW PARK – Ogden

MOUNT OGDEN PARK – Ogden

EL MONTE GOLF COURSE – Ogden

ROHMER PARK – Ogden

HIDDEN HOLLOW DRIVE – Layton

Logan

USU OLD MAIN HILL

Mid & Southern Utah

FAIRVIEW CANYON ABOVE HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR – Huntington

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

Christmas Cruise

Riverboat Christmas Light Tour, Provo, Utah, Provo River

Riverboat Christmas Light Ride

Enjoy a lighted riverboat ride on the lower Provo River. There are thousands of lights reflecting off the water, holiday scenes along the shore, and Christmas music on the boat. Santa even comes to visit on his canoe. Last year close to 2,000 people enjoyed CLAS Christmas Cruise during the month of December.

Two professional excursion boats accommodate 40 people per ride. Since the boats are uncovered, blankets and warm clothes are strongly encouraged. The ride is a round-trip experience that takes 25 minutes, with departures every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour.

December 1-23, 2022, M-S, 6:30–10 pm

Christmas Cruise
CLAS Ropes Course, Provo

North Pole Express Christmas Train

North Pole Express Christmas Train, Heber Utah, Holidays, Children's Activities

Winter has settled into the Heber Valley, and the Heber Valley Railroad is decked out for the holidays! Aboard Utah’s 100-year-old railroad for a fun-filled excursion that your family will remember fondly for years to come.

Don’t miss the ever-popular trip to the North Pole, a wonderful experience for the whole family! Elves serve hot drinks and treats while sharing their favorite carols. Enjoy the magic of the season as your child’s eyes light up when Santa climbs aboard, in the comfort of your favorite pj’s. Reserve your tickets early, seats sell out fast!

December 1-29, 2022, Multiple Times
Monday–Saturday, 2, 5 & 7:30 pm

North Pole Express Christmas Train
Heber Valley Railroad, Heber