Salt Lake Utah Christmas Activities

Thanksgiivng Point Lights

With Christmas just around the corner Salt Lake has incredible activities to keep you in the holiday spirit. I have come up with a list of my favorite ones to do during Christmastime around the Wasatch Front.

Thanksgiving Point Lights-

Thanksgiving Point has become an immensely popular holiday tradition for many families in the Wasatch Front. Over 1 million sparkling lights cover the Thanksgiving Point grounds in all different holiday shapes from Christmas trees to reindeer and snowmen culminating with a visit to one of the most stunning nativities around.

Families and friends can either stay warm inside their cars or take a trolley, wagon, or carriage ride through the lights.

The holiday lights run from November 29 until December 28 the Thanksgiving Point Mon-Sat from 6 PM to 10 PM. Cars are 8 dollars, or you can take a wagon or trolley for 3 dollars a person.

Hogle Zoo Lights-

What could be better than seeing your favorite animals and Christmas lights at the same time? I can’t think of many things. Each night the zoo lights up with amazing decorations. They also have Santa and his reindeer visit nightly.

There are usually discount coupons available in different locations throughout the county but normal the normal price is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Solider Hollow Tubing-

soldier hollow tubing Solider Hollow is in Midway, Utah just on the other side of the mountains near Park City. Solider Hollow offers multiple amazing 1,200 foot sliding lanes to tube down.  Don’t worry about getting up because there is a tow rope to get tubers back to the top of the hill. This is a perfect date or activity for a family.

For anyone 7 years and older 2 hours of tubing costs $20. Children from 3-6 are $10.

North Pole Express –

If you want to take your family on a journey to the North Pole you will want to visit the Heber Valley Railroad. Elves serve hot drinks and treats while they sing and provide holiday entertainment, Santa even stops by to ask children what they want for Christmas.

The schedule varies so you will want to check it out here. Tickets are either $47 for adults and $37 for children on First Class or $30 for adults or $20 children in coach.

The list really could go on and on but I wanted to focus on ones that weren’t only a few days like the Festival of Trees or a Christmas Concert. Does anyone else have a favorite activity they like to do in Salt Lake around Christmas?

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