Sunday, December 5, 2010

Places to see lights & Fun Christmas places in Utah

Places to See Christmas Lights in Utah

I’ve started a list of Christmas light displays around the state. Hopefully some of your can help me out. If you know of a great Christmas Light Display please leave a comment. Thanks.

Pay to See:

Hogle Zoo’s ZooLights is something you can’t go wrong with.  Plus, on Thursday’s December 9th, 16th and 23rd you’ll be able to get in to see ZooLights for $3.00 bucks. Just stop by any one of Northern Utah’s 45 Little Caesars and pick up a coupon for the $3.00 admission ZooLights (no purchase is necessary).  Hogle Zoo did tell me if you plan to go on the 23rd to try and get your coupon several days in advance, just in case they run out.

Enjoy the Festival of Lights at Wheeler Farm. Includes: wagon ride thru the lighted woods, warmth by the fire, and a visit with Santa. Fridays – Saturdays only from 6:00pm – 9:00pm December- 3rd-4th, 6th, 10th-11th, 13th, 17th- 18th. Tickets are $5.00 per person or $25.00 per family up to 6.

Enjoy a lighted riverboat ride on the lower Provo River with Clas Ropes. 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. I’m doing this for the first time this year. I’m very excited!  Prices are $7.00 per person or $28.00 for a family.

Thanksgiving Point has a huge light display. Located in Lehi on 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Thanksgiving Points boasts  more than a mile of winding path through one million twinkling lights, giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees, Holiday Lights is better than ever, blending the favorites of the past and the excitement of new displays. The Christmas Story, as illustrated by Simon Dewey, completes the experience with a beautiful and meaningful nativity. Cost is $8.00 per car so load it up.


FREE! Head to Gardner Village with the kids and let them hunt down the list of elves. Find all the elves on this Scavenger Hunt list. Then take it to Afton’s for a yummy FREE treat!

FREE: How about Christmas Street. Located in Taylorsville this festive neighborhood has been decorating their street for what I believe to be around 20 years (It’s a guess. My kids were really little when we first went). Each is a  page in the book of The Night Before Christmas. Christmas Street is located on 3310 West Royal Wood Drive. I couldn’t find a web address. But, you can read more and see a video of previous year on Again, I recommend you park and walk for this one. It’s a lot more fun.

Perhaps my favorite is Winder Dairy. Take a drive down the historic Winder Lane. Then visit the Country store for some Hot Chocolate and Scones with fresh churned butter. Very fun! Winder Farms are located on 4400 West and 4100 South in West Valley City. LINK here for more information on Winder Farms. (note: There is a charge for the Hot Chocolate & Scones)

FREE: It wouldn’t be a Utah Christmas without Temple Square. This beautiful light display is a Holiday tradition and known  world wide.  As long as you’re downtown you may want to weigh in on Utah’s window display contest.  Do a little window shopping then vote for your favorite. LINK here to see which window displays are competing.

Individual Houses:

Christmas Utah is an animated Christmas Light Show synchronized to music. Christmas Utah runs from the weekend after Thanksgiving until New Years every year.  Christmas Utah is located in Murray on 5631 So. Whispering Pine (831 East). Traffic can get very heavy. We like to just park at the church and take a fun walk. You can follow Christmas Utah on their Facebook page LINK.

Pleasant Grove hosts a very ambitious family. Visit the Holdman house. Holdman’s house is located on 3183 Millcreek Road. The display is only available for the public to see on  Dec 8th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, & 26th. LINK here to visit their website and view some previous years light displays. LINK here to follow them on Facebook.

Thanks for the list: Coupons4Utah


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