This season is absolute magic – and this community rises to the challenge in a bright and shiny way. Government, businesses and people alike all step up to make our community a magical place, and one of the biggest ways to do that is creating incredible light shows that help bring the holiday spirit to old and young alike. There’s something for everyone from both ends of the valley and lots of places in between. So if you’re looking for something to delight you, here’s a guide to help you check that particular box off your bucket list (multiple times!)
Business + Venue Holiday Light Displays:
Christmas in Color: ($25/car) 4400 Center Street, Provo, UT, 11161 S. 2200 W., S. Jordan)
Over a mile long, and filled with more than 1.5 million lights that are synchronized to holiday music, this is an event that will become the hallmark of your holiday adventures. Two locations locally allow for everyone to experience the wonder of the holiday light shows, complete with tunnels, giant snowmen, candy canes, and much, much more.
Candlelight Christmas at This is the Place Heritage Park: ($5) 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue
A throwback to the days of old in this unique Pioneer Village. Experience a live Nativity, Heritage Village Carolers, warm fires, hot chocolate, and old-town crafts and experiences, including Father Christmas! It’s a return to yesteryear in this historical Christmas village.
Spanish Fork Festival of Lights: ($8/car) 3300 E. Powerhouse Road
For 6 years, Spanish Fork has been delighting community members from near and far to experience a musically synchronized light show through Canyon View Park. A favorite tradition for many long-time locals!
A local favorite, and renowned for the beautiful statues and displays that encompass over 2 acres of lights. A nativity presentation also shows multiple time each evening.
Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point: 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi, UT
A walk through the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving point where you’ll experience 6,500 litten luminaries that work together to create light shows presenting symbols of the holiday season. Complete with a 120 foot tree, nativity sean and sculpture garden, it’s a once-in-a lifetime experience.
Zoolights at Hogle Zoo: 2600 Sunnyside Avenue (840 South)
For the past 12 years, Hogle Zoo has delighted its patrons with over 200 lighted animal and holiday displays throughout the zoo grounds. They’ve added more magic this year with life-sized lanterns. The carousel, 135 foot lighted tunnel, Santa’s station, and hot chocolate make the zoo a magical holiday retreat. Members receive 50% off any admission!
Candlelight Christmas – Heritage Village
Christmas Village in Ogden: Ogden Municipal Gardens
A holiday must-see for locals and those willing to travel, downtown Ogden becomes home to a magical holiday village, complete with Santa’s Castle and the elves workshop, every year. Walk through the displays and lights through January 1st.
Community Drive Through Holiday Light Displays:
Taylorsville Christmas Street: 3310 West and Royalwood Drive (5350 S.)
For more than 60 years, Taylorsville community has been a neighborhood that takes Christmas Lights to a whole other level. The entire neighborhood comes together to share the traditional, beloved ‘Night Before Christmas’ with those who bundle up and come drive through. Houses proudly display large pages in their yard, depicting a portion of this holiday staple, for you to read as you proceed through the neighborhood. It’s a must-see!
Sugarhouse Christmas Street & Bible Street: 1500 E. 1735 S.
A culmination of two neighboring streets put together a show that has been a staple of locals for many, many years. Christmas Street in Sugarhouse is a street where all neighbors participate in an effort to create a lighted experience for all who come by – including coming together at the end of the culdesac to decorate a Christmas tree for their visitors! 2 blocks west lies Bible Street, where the neighborhood displays large signs with scriptures from the Bible to tell the story of the Nativity.
Frosty’s Wonderland: 805 E. 18th Avenue, 6-11pm
A private home located in the avenues of Salt Lake City has made it their yearly tradition to make magic for all those who would like to drive by. More than 300 displays have been painstakingly arranged for those who wish to drive by.
Lights on Wakefield: 6388 Wakefield Way (5885 W.)
A wonderfully decorated home, complete with dancing light displays and events throughout the whole season. This family collects donations for charities every year for those who wish to come by and experience the exceptional show they put on!