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Trees of Diversity

Utah Cultural Tree Exhibit

For nearly twenty years, the Utah Cultural Celebration Center has featured a holiday tree exhibit that overflows from the Celebration Gallery, and throughout the entire facility. Each year the number of groups involved, including arts, cultural, non-profit, and commercial, has grown and grown. The purpose of this exhibit is to bring the community together to celebrate various holiday traditions not only from different countries but from different religious backgrounds and various family or community traditions. The tree is used as a sign of friendship and is used to display the art and artifacts representing the richness of our community traditions.

This year the Trees of Diversity exhibition will have over 25 trees and holiday scenes created by various community and ethnic groups. Included are Amish, Honduran, American Indian, Chilean, Peruvian, and other South American countries, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Africa, Hawaii, Scotland, and others. The Cultural Center will also display artifacts and other historical items from around the world, along with art pieces, nativities, nutcrackers, gingerbread houses, special holiday “store window” scenes, sculptures, and wreaths. Two special displays will highlight holiday traditions in both the Jewish and Muslim communities, and the 100+ Dolls from Around the World collection will once again be on display.

December 5-20, 2022
Monday–Thursday, 9 am–5 pm
Free Admission

Trees of Diversity Exhibition
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W 3100 S West Valley City

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 6-23, 2022, M-S, 5–9 pm

Candlelight Christmas
This Is The Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake

Wheeler Farm’s Festive Friday

Wagon Ride The Lighted Woods

Bundle up and enjoy Festive Fridays at the Wheeler Farm in Murray. Take a wagon ride and see some holiday lights displays. Santa will greet visitors on the Farmhouse’s porch from 5 pm – 7 pm. Kona Ice will be here selling hot cocoa.

December 2-16, 2022
Friday Nights 5–7 pm

Festive Fridays
Wheeler Historic Farm, Murray

Park City Ghost Tours

Hear about Lizzy… the ghost that lives at the Imperial Hotel. Her husband shot her and her boyfriend as they lay sleeping in bed. (She likes men with beards!)

Learn about the Miner who fell down the mine shaft losing every limb on the 600-foot fall. (His favorite bar with the Alamo and he can still be seen drinking there today.)

Park City Ghost Tours reflects years of research into the colorful past of Park City. Originally a mining outpost, most people in Utah considered Park City “Sin City”.

With mining came hard drinking, gambling, and brothels. And with this… came accidents, mysterious unexplained deaths, and MURDER!

Nightly 8 pm

Park City Ghost Tours
415 Main Street, Park City

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
Monday- Saturday

Heber Valley Railroad
450 S 6th W, Heber

Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People

The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People.”

The exhibit celebrates the rich heritage of the Ute throughout northeastern Utah, including Utah Valley. In the exhibit, their voices tell the story of their vibrant history and life.

The exhibit contains items collected around the Vernal area of Utah during the 1930s and 1940s. The text and labels for this exhibit are taken from interviews with Ute tribal members over the past 15 years, providing an opportunity to hear how the Ute view the items and their own heritage. Helping to fulfill the MPC’s mission to train future museum professionals, “students have combed through hours of interviews and texts, collaborated on the design of the galleries, and built the displays,” Kari Nelson, curator of education, said.

Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
700 North 100 EastProvo, Utah  

Utah State Fairpark

The Utah State Fairpark and event center offers a modern event facility in a historical setting since 1856.

  • Utah State Fair
  • Vans Skatepark Championships
  • Days Of 47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo
  • Concerts
  • Exhibition Center
  • Conferences
  • Sporting Events
  • Flea Market
  • Swap Meets

Utah State Fairpark
155 1000 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 538-8400

Golden Spike National Park

Golden Spike Historical Site, Railroad, Trains, Utah

Golden Spike National Historic Site is a U.S. National Historic Site located at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It commemorates the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad, where the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869.

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.

Golden Spike Historical Site
6450 N 22000 W Howell, UT

Utah State Capitol

Built in 1916, the renovated neoclassical revival building offers original murals, exhibits, tours, cherry blossoms, and city views.

Photo: Cherry Blossoms blooming at the Utah State Capitol. Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 1 pm __ScottyReed

Capitol Hill

Events & Activities

April 15–May 7 Cherry Blossoms

Utah State Capitol
350 State Street, Salt Lake City, UT

Life On The Farm

Wheeler Farm Historic, Landmark, Salt Lake City, County, Family, Children's Activities, Petting Zoo, Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm is open every day during daylight hours to walk the grounds and visit the animals as a public park and part of the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation department.

There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds. No fees are charged for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow, and special events.

Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm, and the animals serve an agricultural purpose. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats, and rabbits. They are not trained, or domesticated but may be petted with caution.

Wheeler Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake