Christmas lights in Utah are on full display, and it’s a great time to load your family into the car and take in all the colorful decorations.
Salt Lake County
Lights at Temple Square
The Christmas lights at Temple Square are a tradition for many Utahns, and through December families can browse through nativity scenes and thousands of colorful lights at this downtown Salt Lake City landmark. There’s no cost to see the lights here, and the display will be welcoming visitors through the year’s end.
50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City
Zoolights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo
See the lights and animals all in once place, starting December 1st through the 31st. Zoo Lights starts in the evenings, and kids will love seeing Santa Claus and his reindeer stop by for a visit. Closed Christmas Day.
2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City
Candlelight Christmas at This is the Place Heritage Park
The light display here is reminiscent of years’ past, as this outdoor Village presents many old-fashioned Christmas traditions such as a live Nativity, reindeer and carolers. Dress warmly, as Candlelight Christmas is an outdoor venue. Runs December 9-23 during the evenings, closed Sundays and December 24-25.
2601 East Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City
Christensen & Hymas Christmas Light Display
40,000+ lights set and synchronized to holiday music. When you’re nearby the display, tune your car’s radio to 99.9 FM, and listen to the tunes as your stay warm and dry. Runs from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., and each show lasts 10 minutes.
11693 S. 700 E., Draper
Dicken’s Christmas Festival at South Towne Exposition Center
This display runs for two weekends in December at the Utah State Fair Park, and includes characters patrolling the streets in Dickensian costumes. Dickens’ Christmas Festival has light displays, trees and quaint shops and booths to browse.
9575 South State Street, Sandy
Light up the Night at The Gateway
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, The Gateway Mall showcases a 50-foot tall Christmas tree at the Olympic Legacy Plaza, and the Christmas lights are animated and choreographed.
18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City
This historic-themed town in West Jordan has an old time look, complete with brick paths, elf statues and shops. Stop at Archibald’s restaurant inside Gardner Village to warm up after gazing at the beautiful lights.
1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan
Here’s a decades-old Christmas tradition along Royalwood Drive in Salt Lake City, where neighbors will arrange their decorations with stories written on placards. This is a busy display, so many people enjoy walking to see the lights instead.
5400 South 3200 West, Salt Lake City
The road leading to Winder Farms in West Valley City is decorated with lights each year after Thanksgiving. Visitors can snack on scones and hot chocolate as they make their way up the road to the dairy.
4400 West 4100 South, West Valley City
Nativity and Luminary Walk at Clark Historic Farm
378 West Clark Street, Grantsville
There are more than 1 million lights spread across more than a mile of pathway, with decorated trees and displays.
3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
Spanish Fork Festival of Lights
Canyon View Park, 3300 East Powerhouse Road, Spanish Fork
The Shops at Riverwoods
4801 North University Avenue, Provo
Salem City Pond Town Christmas
300 South 100 West, Salem
Layton City Lights in the Park
437 North Wasatch Drive, Layton
Ogden’s Christmas Village
Washington Blvd. from 22nd – 26th Street, Ogden
Box Elder County
Fantasy at the Bay
Willard Bay State Park, I-15 Exit 357, Willard
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