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Christmas Activities in Utah 2022

Christmas Activities in Utah 2022

We have added so many fun new Christmas Activities in Utah for the 2022 year! I hope you are able to go to a lot of these and have a great time making memories with your family and friends.

This is such a fun time of year! I love getting out with my kids and trying to do as many fun activities as possible. We have created a huge list of Christmas activities in Utah for you to look through so you can find some things to do with your family as well. We have divided everything into three sections. FREE Christmas activities in Utah, Paid Christmas activities in Utah, and City Celebrations.

FREE CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES IN UTAH

There is so much to do in Utah during the holidays. These free Christmas activities in Utah will be sure to keep your family busy all of December. Be sure to plan ahead because even some of the free events require tickets. Christmas activities in Utah are always fun – but are usually cold so be sure to dress accordingly.

Outlets at Traverse Mountain Tree Lighting Concert (Lehi, Utah)

November 19, 2022 – Gingerbread Festival from 2-5 PM and Grand Christmas Concert at 5 PM – FREE


Red Butte Gardens Holiday Open House & Art Fair (Salt Lake City, Utah)

December 3 & 4, 2022 – FREE


Lights at Temple Square (Salt Lake City, Utah)

11/25/22-1/1/23 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 5 pm to 10 pm daily – FREE


Bells at Temple Square Concert (Salt Lake City, Utah)

11/18/22 – 11/19/22 at 7:30 PM each night. – (tickets required) FREE


Santa’s Art Shop at the Springville Museum of Art (Springville, Utah)

12/14/22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – FREE


Holiday Stroll at The Grand America (Salt Lake City, Utah)

TBA


Utah Cultural Celebration Center Winter Concert Series (West Valley City, Utah)

December 5-19, 2022 – check site for times – FREE


Elf Displays and Elf Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village (West Jordan, Utah)

11/19-12/31, 2022 – Check site for times – FREE


Live Nativity at University Place (Orem, Utah)

12/9/22 – 6 pm to 8 pm – FREE


Holiday Open House at Ogden Nature Center (Ogden, Utah)

12/2/2022 – 9 am – 5 pm and 12/3/2022 – 9 am – 4 pm – FREE


The North Pole (North Ogden, Utah)

12/20-12/23 – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – (Light show, hot chocolate, Santa, Live Nativity) – FREE


Annual Christmas Carole Sing-Along at Vivint Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah)

TBA


Christmas Celebration at the Shops at Riverwoods (Orem, Utah)

11/18/22 – 12/31/22 – Santa visits M-Sa, Ice Sculpture Nights on Mondays, Concert Nights on Thursdays, Free Christmas Carousel M-Th, and Christmas lights nightly. See the site for times. – FREE


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Riverton, Utah)

11/29 – 12/31, 2022 – 6-9 p.m. nightly – FREE


The Lights Before Christmas (Layton, Utah)

11/21/22 – 12/31/22. The lights turn on each night from dusk to 11:00 pm.
437 N Wasatch Dr, Layton, UT. – FREE


Utah Valley Handbell Ringers Concerts (various locations around Utah valley)

12/1 (Springville), 12/5 (Provo), 12/8 (Orem), 12/10 (Provo), 12/11 (Springville) 12/15 (Lindon), 12/21 (Springville) – FREE


Christmas Lights and Lite Brite Nite (Orem, Utah)

Christmas Lights – nightly 11/29/22-12/20/22 – FREE
Lite Brite Nite – Thursdays from 11/29/22-12/20/22 from 6 pm – 8 pm. – FREE


Light the Night Luminary Festival (St. George, Utah)

12/9/22 from 5-8 pm at the St. George Art Museum – FREE


Nativity in the Glen (Salt Lake City, Utah)

TBA


Christmas Activities in Utah
Tree of Life in Draper City Park – Utah


PAID CHRISTMAS EVENTS AROUND UTAH

With so many Christmas Activities in Utah, you will want to plan the new few weeks so you can make sure you get the tickets you need for any events that are requiring them. Don’t feel overwhelmed. Just look at the options and pick what your family would enjoy the most.

World of Illumination – Salt Lake City, Utah

11/18/22 – 1/1/23 from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ee site for times and pricing


2022 Festival of Trees (Sandy, Utah)

11/30/22 – 12/2/22 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and 12/3/22 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
see site for times and pricing


Utah Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah (Salt Lake City, Utah)

11/26/22 and 11/27/22
see site for times and pricing


Elf the Musical at Centerpoint Theater (Centerville, Utah)

11/16/22 – 12/17/22
see site for times and pricing


The Nutcracker Ballet West (Salt Lake City, Utah)

12/7/22 – 12/26/22
see site for times and pricing


Christmas Train in the Park (Layton, Utah)

12/12/22 – 12/17/22
see site for times and pricing


North Pole Festival (Sandy, Utah)

TBA at America First Field
see site for times and pricing


Christmas in Color (South Jordan, Utah)

11/18/22-1/1/23
see site for times and pricing


The Forgotten Carols (various locations in Utah)

11/21/22 – 12/21/22
see site for times and pricing


Heber Valley Railroad North Pole Express (Heber, Utah)

11/21/22 – 12/21/22
see site for times and pricing


Christmas Light Show Wagon Rides by Rocky Mountain Outfitters (Heber City, Utah)

11/25/22 – 12/13/22
see site for times and pricing


Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point (Lehi, Utah)

11/17/22 – 12/31/22
see site for times and pricing


Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City, Utah)

12/2/22 – 12/30/22 from 5:30 pm-9:00 pm each night
see site for times and pricing


Christmas Cruise on the Provo River (CLAS Ropes Course, Provo Utah)

12/1/22 – 12/23/22
see site for times and pricing


The Five Carols for Christmas at Peery’s Egyptian Theater (Ogden, Utah)

11/25-22 – 11/28/22
see site for times and pricing


The Polar Express at Peery’s Egyptian Theater (Ogden, Utah)

11/26/22
see site for times and pricing


Nutcracker Ballet at Peery’s Egyptian Theater (Ogden, Utah)

12/1/22 – 12/17/22
see site for times and pricing


The Nutcracker – West Point Ballet (Taylorsville, Utah)

11/18/22 – 11/19/22
see site for times and pricing


Snowball Express Trail Ride at Gardner Village (West Jordan, Utah)

Saturdays during November and December from 11 am to 7 pm – $4 per person
see site for times and pricing


Festival of the Seas at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (Draper, Utah

11/25/22 – 12/30/22
see site for times and pricing


Fantasy at the Bay Christmas Lights (Willard Bay, Utah)

11/25/22 – 12/30/22
see site for times and pricing


Festival of Lights (Spanish Fork, Utah)

12/24/22 – 1/1/23
see site for times and pricing


Midway Ice Castles (Midway, Utah)

Opens December 2022
see site for times and pricing


Live Nativity at the J. Reuben Clark Historic Farm (Grantsville, Utah)

12/10/22 & 12/12/22 from 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
see site for times and pricing


Candlelight Christmas at This is the Place Heritage Park (Salt Lake City, Utah)

12/6/22 – 12/23/22, Mon-Sat, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
see site for times and pricing


Light Walk at Tracy Aviary & Liberty Park (Salt Lake City, Utah)

11/25/22 – 1/1/23 from 5 pm -10 pm.
see site for times and pricing


Utah Metropolitan Ballet – The Nutcracker (Provo, Utah)

12/10/22, 12/15/22 – 12/21/22 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM
see site for times and pricing


Christmas at Cross E Ranch (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Not open for 2022


Holiday Tunnels at the Shops at South Town (Sandy, Utah)

TBA


Festive Fridays at Wheeler Farm (Murray, Utah)

11/25/22 – 12/16/22 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
see site for times and pricing


Evermore Park Aurora Winter Festival (Plesant Grove, Utah)

11/11/22 – 1/7/23 from 6 pm – 10 pm.
see site for times and pricing.


Alpine Living Nativity (Alpine Utah)

12/1/22, 12/2/22, 12/3/22, and 12/5/22 at various times.
see site for times and pricing


Zootah Zoo Lights (Logan, Utah)

TBA
see site for times and pricing


Holiday Sleigh Rides on the Farm (Wellsville, Utah)

12/10, 12/17, 12/21-24, 12/26-30, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
see site for times and pricing


Rockin Reindeer Ranch Tours (Ogden, Utah)

Not open for the 2022 season


George S Eccles Dinosaur Park Frozen In Time (Ogden, Utah)

Tickets will be available by time slots (6:30-7:30pm and 7:30-8:30pm)
see site for times and pricing


Live Nativity and Christmas on the Farm at Nature Hills Farm (Cedar City, Utah)

Christmas on the Farm – 11/25-26/2022, and 12/3/22 & 12/10/22 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Live Nativity – 12/5/22 & 12/12/22 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
see site for times and pricing


Holidays at the Homestead – Frontier Homestead State Park (Cedar City, Utah)

12/7/22 – 12/10/22 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm each night.
see site for times and pricing


Jubilee of Trees (St. George, Utah)

11/20/22 – 11/22/22
see site for times and pricing


Scrooge: A Christmas Carol – Terrace Plaza Playhouse (Washington Terrace, Utah)

11/25/22-12/23/22
see site for times and pricing


The Nutcracker – Utah Dance Institute (Taylorsville, Utah)

11/11/22-11/12/22
see site for times and pricing


Fright-Mare Before Christmas by Off Broadway Theater (Draper, Utah)

11/4/22 – 11/26/22
see site for times and pricing


Christmas Activities in Utah
CLAS Ropes Course Christmas River Cruise – Provo Utah


CITY CELEBRATIONS

Taking part in the City Celebrations is a great way to experience different Christmas activities in Utah and not have to pay very much. Each of these is packed with fun things to do and most of it is free or very inexpensive. Have you been to more than one? Which of these Christmas activities in Utah is your favorite?


Lights On! at the Eccles (Salt Lake City, Utah)

11/21/22 at 5:30 PM
Join us as we light up the annual Eccles Theater holiday art installation by local artist Lenka Konopasek. The evening includes a performance from One Voice Children’s Choir and tasty holiday treats. This free festive event is a great way to kick off your holiday season!


Light Parade and Santa Visit (Delta, Utah)

VISIT SANTA 11/26/22 – 10AM-2PM Community Center. Bring the kids to see Santa & get a treat
LIGHT PARADE 11/26/22 – 6:00 PM at 400 W to 400 E Main
LIGHT SHOW (11/26-12/31) On the West Side of City Office. Tune to 89.9.
Various other events found here


Layton Holiday Lighting Ceremony (Layton, Utah)

11/21/22 – 6 pm – 8 pm
The evening will start with performances by a couple local elementary school choirs, then turning on the lights at 7:00pm, and conclude with the Layton Heritage Museum holding an open house that evening. The Layton Rotary Club will be running the Hot Chocolate Shack, inside Constitution Circle, that evening for anyone interested in purchasing hot chocolate.


Christmas Village 2022 (Eagle Mountain, Utah)

12/3/22
Eagle Mountain Christmas Village 2022 is on December 3, 2022 from 12 9m to 4 pm at Cory Wride Park.
Meet Santa and his live reindeer, drop off a letter and get one mailed to you, blacksmith demo, petting zoo, mini pony rides, vendors, and food trucks. Most items are free.


Light Parade and Ogden Christmas Village (Ogden, Utah)

11/26/22 – Electric Light Parade
Parade that fills Washington Boulevard from 22nd Street to 26th Street. The parade is full of elaborate floats, sensational themes, and fantastic performers. It starts at 5:30 pm.

11/26/22 – 1/1/23 – Ogden Christmas Village
Christmas Village illuminates Ogden’s downtown area with magnificent displays and holiday lights every year. Spectators find themselves in a dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole.

Christmas Village is free for all visitors. Lights are turned on daily from 5 pm until midnight. Parking can be found either on the street or in the Municipal Bldg. parking lot.  (2549 Washington Blvd.) located off of 26th Street.


Santa’s Arrival at Station Park (Farmington Utah)

11/25/22 at 9 AM
Friday, November 25 at 9AM-11AM Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at Station Park. Escorted by Young Automotive Group, Farmington City Fire and Police Departments. Event activities: Elsa, Anna, and Olaf characters, face painting, balloon artists, and vendors booths. Performance by Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band. All children attending the event will receive a free goodie bag.


Clearfield City Tree Lighting (Clearfield, Utah)

11/28/22 at 6 PM
Our annual tree lighting ceremony takes place in front of city hall. We’ll have warm drinks and a visit from Santa for you to enjoy!


Kanab Christmas Light Parade and Festival (Kanab, Utah)

11/26/22 at 6:30 pm
Go and enjoy Donuts and Hot Cocoa, the Tree Lighting, Light Parade, and then the Lantern Launch.


Tree Lighting Ceremony Tree of Life (Draper, Utah)

11/28/22 at 6 PM
Kick-off the holiday season with Draper City’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Arrive early to see Santa and special guests light the holiday lights just after 6 PM. Bundle up and share in the Holiday Cheer! All activities end at 8 PM. All activities are free.


Pond Town Christmas (Salem, Utah)

11/25/22 – 1/1/23
Pond Town Christmas runs from November 25, 2022 to January 1, 2023. The hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Free to the public.


Christmas in the Canyon Tuacahn Theaters (St. George, Utah)

11/25/22 – 12/23/22
Celebrate Christmas at Tuacahn this holiday season! With over 250,000 twinkling lights, a live nativity show, train rides, open fire, and a visit with Santa Claus, you don’t want to miss Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon event! There is no admission charge to visit Tuacahn and enjoy Christmas in the Canyon. Tuacahn’s Cafe will be open for dinner and treats! There are small fees for some of the activities. Open from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.


Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony (Tooele, Utah)

TBA


Holly Days Parade of Lights (Vernal, Utah)

11/25/22
Come participate in the Annual Parade of Lights Celebration.  Rocky Mountain Power sponsors the event this year, with huge prizes for the winners.  The parade is Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 at 06:00 pm.
Several other holiday events listed here


Peteeneet Santa Dash and Christmas Lighting (Payson, Utah)

11/25/22
Come and experience dashing through the heart of Payson City while the Christmas lights turn on as we dash into the Christmas season.  Nothing compares to the sweet warmth of a FREE hot cocoa, and a delicious doughnut from Payson Market on a cold November evening.  The first 100 people receive a Santa hat.


Herriman Night of Lights 2022 (Herriman, Utah)

11/28/22 at 6 PM
Ring in the season at J. Lynn Crane Park with the annual Night of Lights. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, experience musical performances, play games, make crafts, ice skate, and soak in the holiday spirit.


Santa’s Grand Arrival at University Place (Orem, Utah)

11/25/22 at 9:30 AM
A long-standing tradition at University Place, come and welcome Santa as he makes an unforgettable entrance to University Place. Santa’s Grand Arrival will take place in the parking lot in front of Tucano’s Brazilian Grill. There will be live entertainment and refreshments, while supplies last, as we wait for the big guy to land in his helicopter.


Winter Lights Parade (Spanish Fork, Utah)

TBA


All is Bright Downtown Lighting Ceremony 2022 (Cedar City, Utah)

11/26/22 at 4:00 PM
The magic of the holiday season begins in Historic Downtown Cedar City on Saturday, November 26th, 2022, with festivities beginning as early as 4:00 p.m. at the Downtown Lighting Ceremony and opening night of the Holiday Tree Jubilee fundraising event. We will welcome the big man himself, Santa, and bring the magic to downtown with a holiday lighting ceremony.


Christmas in Downtown 2021 (Logan, Utah)

TBA
Christmas In Downtown Logan. Watch Santa’s Arrival Parade on Historic Center Street. Then the Logan Tree Lighting Festival of Lights at the Center Street Plaza. You can see them Unveil Candy Ornaments by the Bluebird Candy Company, and even visit Santa at the Utah Theatre.


Midway Tree Lighting (Midway, Utah)

11/26/22 at 6 PM
Kick off the holiday season at the annual Tree Lighting Celebration at the Midway Town Square. Festivities include holiday entertainment, hot cocoa and Suss cookies, Live reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus, old fashioned candy and peanut bags, Tree Lighting ceremony and fireworks, plus bring a canned food item for discounted ice skating at the Midway Ice Skating rink. Lights will turn on at 6:30 pm sharp – dress warm.


Christmas in the Country 2022 (Parowan, Utah)

11/25/22 – 11/26/22
Holiday Bazaar, Santa’s Parade, Candlelight Walking Parade, Town Lighting Ceremony, and Christmas Variety Show. See site for times.


Lindon Light the Night 2021 (Lindon, Utah)

TBA
Light the Night, a short kickoff event for the, “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”! Lindon City Center Park 200 N State Street. ​Musical Performance By: Yahosh Bonner. Christmas Lights, Story Pathway, Letters to Santa, Refreshments


Helper Electric Light Parade 2022 and Lights On Festival (Helper, Utah)

November 25, 2022 – 6 pm – Lights on Ceremony
December 2 and 3, 2022 – 4 pm – 7 pm – Chili Dinner
December 2 and 3, 2022 – 7 pm – Electric Light Parade
December 3, 2022 – 8 am – 11 am – Breakfast with Santa
December 3, 2022 – Christmas Fireworks (after the Parade)


Park City Electric Light Parade (Park City, Utah)

12/3/22 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Who doesn’t love a good light display? This event combines the best of all worlds with all the lights you could see in one place, in addition to numerous restaurants that call for dinner and a show! We can’t wait to see you there!


Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long! (Park City, Utah)

12/15/22 – 12/18/22
Our highly-anticipated annual holiday variety show that will feature song, dance, and skits of holiday favorites from an all local cast! Featuring the audience favorite choir-led sing-alongs.


Kurt Bestor Concert (Park City, Utah)

12/22/22 – 12/25/22
Ring in the holidays with this beloved Egyptian Theatre Christmas tradition! This Emmy-Award winning composer imparts the joyful holiday spirit to you and your family with traditional holiday favorites and original music to an intimate crowd.


Heber City Tree Lighting Ceremony (Heber, Utah)

Friday, December 3, 2021. 75 N Main. 6:30- 8:30 pm – Mark your calendar to attend an Old-Fashioned Christmas and the Heber Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event is free to the public. Expect music, yummy hot cocoa and a very special visitor from the North Pole.


Light the Night (South Jordan, Utah)

December 3 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – Don’t miss out on this spectacular winter event! Light the Night is one of our biggest and most popular events of the year. Enjoy the lights, the sites, sounds, and smell of warm cookies and hot chocolate. Tree Lighting • Candy windows • Cookies & Hot Cocoa • Live Music • Santa • Gingerbread House Competition • Craft at the Library • Find the Elves • Letters to Santa • Wagon Rides. 1600 W. Towne Center Dr.

You can also visit Santa on Dec 3 and 4, 10 and 11, 17 and 18. (details here)


Santa is coming to West Jordan (West Jordan, Utah)

Santa is coming to West Jordan! Watch him roll past your house in a West Jordan Fire Truck! He’ll be stopping at four local parks to pass out some sweets and treats!- Veterans Memorial Park (8000 S Redwood Rd, near Wild West Jordan Playground)- Grizzly Park (5200 W 7530 S)- Ron Wood Park (5900 W New Bingham Hwy, near the splash pad)- Browns Meadow Park (2490 W 9160 S).


Saratoga Springs Christmas Tree Lighting (Saratoga Springs, Utah)

Monday November 29, 2021 – 6:30 pm – Kick off the Holiday season by joining us for the 13th annual Saratoga Springs Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa, crafts for the kids and musical entertainment. You can also drop off your letter to Santa in his mailbag when you stop by to visit with him. Food Trucks will be there for you to purchase a treat: Kona Ice (hot Chocolate), Clark’s Malasadas and Waffle Love


Tree Lighting & Wreath Festival (Mapleton, Utah)

Mon., November 29 at 6pm – Come enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire, carols being sung by a choir, Christmas lights, and welcome Santa Claus. There will be something for everyone at this traditional, festive, community celebration with s’mores, hot chocolate, food trucks, and roasted chestnuts. Kids from one to 92 are invited to write a letter to Santa and deliver it that night to his special mailbox. 


Christmas in Dixie – Christmas Tree Lighting (Washington City, Utah)

11/29/2021 – 6:00 pm – Come join us at 6 pm for the annual tree lighting celebration! There will be free doughnuts and wagon rides to the Covington Home for Santa Visits! Make sure to bring the entire family for this holiday kick-off event!


Christmas Tree Lighting 2022 (Hurricane UT)

11/28/2022 – 6:00 pm
Our Christmas Tree lighting festival is coming. Join us in this ONE-NIGHT celebration where we will light the City Christmas tree! We will also have Santa, a Live Nativity, beautifully decorated Christmas trees for auction, and shopping at the festival market.


2021 Kamas Winterfest (Kamas, Utah)

Hot Chocolate, Caroling hayrides around town, Santa, Christmas music, and Tree lighting ceremony.


2021 Light the Heights: Tree lighting and sing-along (Cottonwood Heights City Hall)

Monday, Nov. 29, from 6 – 7:30 p.m – Join us for a tree lighting and sing-along with Santa at City Hall. You can get dinner from Nana’s Sonoran Hotdogs from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., enjoy free hot chocolate and a musical performance from 6-7 p.m., and watch the tree lighting and sing with Santa at 7 p.m.


The Dickens’ Festival 2022 (St. George, Utah)

Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2022 from 10 AM – 9 PM. The Dickens’ Festival is not just another craft show, but a unique and unusual entertainment and shopping experience. Olde English shops, hundreds of period costumes, fortune tellers, orphans, royalty, and Father Christmas all combine to offer our guests a Christmas experience like no other!


Christmas Tree Lane and Christmas Light Parade (Richfield, Utah)

Christmas Tree Lane 12/5/22 – 12/9/22
Christmas Light Parade 12/3/22 at 6 pm


Christmas Activities in Utah
Christmas in Color – Utah

If we missed anything please let us know by leaving a comment or emailing us at lovebugsandpostcards@gmail .com!

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This Christmas Activities in Utah post was updated 12/4/2021.

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