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Christmas in Salt Lake County 2016

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Time to get out with your families and enjoy the holidays. We have gathered a list of many events and light shows that you won’t want to miss.

Discovery Gateway Breakfast With Santa
Salt Lake City
December 10 & 17
Enjoy a hot breakfast, exclusive play time in the museum with Jolly Old Saint Nick, and a special surprise gift for the family.

Santa Comes Down the Town Lift
Park City
December 17
Santa Claus is coming Park City via the Town Lift, with his magical Mid-December sleigh that is all lit up with Christmas lights.

Zoo lights
Hogle Zoo – Salt Lake City
December 1 – 31 (Closed Christmas Day)
ZooLights! will be brighter and more sparkling than ever as this festive, family-fun light event returns for its 10th anniversary year.

Heber Valley Railroad North Pole Express
Heber
Open until December 24
All aboard a fun ride up to the North Pole!

Temple Square Lights
Salt Lake City
Until January 1
See 35 acres of the famous Temple Square lights.

Christmas in Color
Kearns
Until December 31
Utah’s biggest drive-through holiday light show.

Downtown Jingle Bus
Salt Lake City
Until December 24
Take the Jingle Bus to see all the holiday sights downtown.

Draper City Park Tree of Lights
Draper
Until December 24
Tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa, music, and a big celebration.

Riverton City Holly Days
Riverton
December 9 & 10
Visit with Santa and enjoy cookies, crafts, entertainment, shopping at local retail booths, and the giant-sized storybook boards T’was the Night Before Christmas.

Dickens’ Christmas Festival
Sandy
December 8-10
Period costumes, old shops, fortune tellers, royalty and the real Father Christmas

 

 

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Christmas in Utah County 2016

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Time to get out with your families and enjoy the holidays. We have gathered a list of many events and light shows that you won’t want to miss.

Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point
Lehi
Until December 31
This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Holiday Open House at Red Butte Garden! Enjoy local artists, cider, and hot chocolate, while exploring the winter gardens.

Spanish Fork’s Festival of Lights
Spanish Fork
Until January 1
The festival is a drive-through holiday light show.

Christmas in Color
Provo
Until January 1
The festival is a drive-through holiday light show.

Utah’s Tallest Christmas Tree
Lehi
Until December 31
Utah’s tallest Christmas tree is at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.

The Forgotten Carols Christmas Tour
Orem
Until December 20
See the timeless Christmas classic during its 25th anniversary tour in Utah.

Salem’s Pond Town Christmas
Salem
Until January 2
The display in Salem includes lights floating on a pond in Knoll Park.

 

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Christmas in Davis/Weber County 2016

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Time to get out with your families and enjoy the holidays. We have gathered a list of many events and light shows that you won’t want to miss.

Annual Elk Festival at Hardware Ranch
Ogden
Until December 10
Utah’s tallest Christmas tree is at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.

Ogden City Christmas Village
Ogden
Until January 1
Stroll through the lighted village, visit Santa in his castle, take a ride on the Polar Express Train and enjoy live entertainment.

A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol
Ogden
Until December 23
Enjoy a fun night of humor and Christmas cheer in a Harry Potter series.

The Forgotten Carols Christmas Tour
Ogden
Until December 20
See the timeless Christmas classic during its 25th anniversary tour in Utah.

Willard Bay Christmas Lights
Willard Bay
Until December 31
Christmas lights and train rides.

 

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Halloween in Salt Lake County – 2016

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The Halloween season is upon us and there are many things to do!

We’ve created a list of events coming up in the Salt Lake area that you won’t want to miss out on. So get the family together, spruce up your costumes, and go out for some fun!

halloween walk with haunted house

BOO LIGHTS!  *** NEW THIS YEAR!
Hogle Zoo – Salt Lake City
SIX NIGHTS ONLY! October 19, 20, 21, 22
Ride the ‘not-so-spooky’ train – at night!
See the graveyard, the land of spiders, the pirates’ lair, and more!
mermaids at Rocky Shores
A labyrinth-themed maze with puppets. and more!

Heber Valley Railroad
Heber
October 21, 24, 28
90 minute, Halloween Train. Dress up! Departing at 7pm, you’ll be entertained by costumed characters, sing-a-long to seasonal favorites, and other fun. Includes a delicious pumpkin cookie and other surprises. You can also take home a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Gardner Village WITCHFEST
West Jordan
Open until October 31
Witch displays, food, music, scavenger huts, Witchapalooza, and more!

Garden After Dark
Salt Lake City
Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, October 20-22 & 27-29
With crafts, activities, light displays, and more, this is a fun-filled evening you won’t want to miss! Join us for Garden After Dark, an indoor/outdoor, costume and kid-friendly experience in the Garden to celebrate Halloween.

Trick or Treat Street
Kearns
Olympic Oval
October 21
FREE ADMISSION. Indoor trick or treating at the Olympic Oval. Kids under 12 can skate for free.

Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta 2016
Daybreak
October 22
Watch these giant pumpkins race across the lake!

Derricott Dark Realm
West Valley City
October 28, 29, 31
FREE. Spooky haunted house, food drive, and even a no scare line for the little kids. Free hot chocolate at the end!

Trick or Treat Street
Soda Row – Daybreak
October 29, 2016
Costume parade, tricks, treats, and more!

Pumpkin Plunge
South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center
October 29
Swim in a spooky colored pool, enjoy swimming with creepy things and pick out a pumpkin from the pool pumpkin patch.

Cross E Ranch
Salt Lake City
Open until October 29
Salt Lake families will fall in love with the 14-acre corn maze at Cross E Ranch. There’s plenty to entertain the whole family with hayrides, animals, mini train rides, slides and a movie on the barn.

Boo at the Zoo
Hogle Zoo – Salt Lake City
October 29
Come dressed up and ready to trick or treat for kids 12 and under.

Trick or Treat at Scheels
Sandy
October 31
Trick or Treat safely at Scheels, fun activities, crafts, and a free ride on the ferris wheel!

Park City Halloween on Main Street
Park City
October 31
Trick or treat from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dress up your pooch and stroll down to lower Main Street at 5:30 p.m. to see the famous Dog Parade!


 

While you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins at these great Pumpkin Patches!

Sun warms the Autumn Halloween Pumpkins
Sun warms the Autumn Halloween Pumpkins

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Halloween Utah County – 2016

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The Halloween season is upon us and there are many things to do!

We’ve created a list of events coming up in the Utah County area that you won’t want to miss out on. So get the family together, spruce up your costumes, and go out for some fun!

halloween walk with haunted house

Halloween Lift Rides
Sundance
October 20-31
Just like the Full Moon Lift ride, but a little spookier! Fun games, hot chocolate, & snacks are for sale, as well as blankets for those that forget. On weather permitting nights, a complimentary movie plays at the base.

Cornbelly’s Corn Maze
Thanksgiving Point
Open until October 29
Kid friendly and scary corn mazes, cow train, slides, zipline, pumpkins, corn cannons, pig races, and much more!

Halloween Carnival
Provo
October 29
Come in costume to the Recreation Center for a chance to wander the Wonderland Cake Walk, take a shot at Angry Birds, create some autumn crafts, and dozens of other activities. Entertainment, crafts, and character meet-and-greets will give every member of the family something to enjoy.
Older and scarier events for kids ages 10+

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Central Utah Gardens – Orem
October 28
Carved, painted, and decorated pumpkins can be dropped off from Noon – 6:00 pm
The pumpkins will be displayed at the pumpkin walk the following day.
Cash prizes will be awarded to contest winners.

Pumpkin Walk
Central Utah Gardens – Orem
October 29
Free admission. Come walk through the gardens and enjoy the fall colors as well as the pumpkin entries from the pumpkin carving contest. Fun activities for all members of the family. Free gift for each person wearing a costume. Puking Pumpkin demonstrations throughout the day.

Sundance Halloween Zipline
Sundance
October 23-31
Includes Demo and Outlaw spans, plus a Halloween Lift Ride.

Hee Haw Farms
Lindon
Open until November 5
Hee Haw Farms is the place to pick out the perfect pumpkin for your porch. Children of every age will enjoy the corn maze, silo slide, hayrides, petting farm and more great activities.

Halloween Cruise Down the Provo River
Provo
October 1-31
Get ready for an epic experience your kids will never forget with a Halloween cruise down the Provo River. Delight in jack-o-lanterns reflecting off the water and a spooky story, but beware of pirates, matey. Kids will love this fun event, with some candy handed out by a special visitor.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins at these great Pumpkin Patches!

Sun warms the Autumn Halloween Pumpkins

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Halloween in Davis and Weber County – 2016

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The Halloween season is upon us and there are many things to do!

We’ve created a list of events coming up in the Davis and Weber County areas that you won’t want to miss out on. So get the family together, spruce up your costumes, and go out for some fun!

halloween walk with haunted house

Scary Hill
Kaysville
Open until October 29
Enjoy Halloween fun such as tractor rides, corn mazes, bounce houses, and more.

Frightmares
Lagoon – Farmington
Open until October 30
Come one, come all! Frightmares has something for everyone. With over seven haunted attractions, Halloween-themed entertainment and all of your favorite foods, rides and games.

Haunted Kays Cross
Kaysville
Open until October 31
Bring family and friends to this one of a kind haunted forest.

Black Island Farms
Syracuse
Open Until October 31
Bring your family to the farm this fall. Come hungry and enjoy farm-fresh goodies from the market! Visit the Corn Maze, Hayride, and Nightmare Acres, the Haunted Barn if you dare!

The Corn Maize
West Haven
Corn Maze, Haunted Trail, Pumpkin Patch, Paintball, and Family Activities.

Haunted Hollow
Ogden
Open until October 31
Utah’s longest haunted attraction is located deep inside a dark wooded hallow with 13 acres of haunted trails shadowed by 100-foot trees.

 

While you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins at these great Pumpkin Patches!

Panoramic Scene Farm Field Pumpkin Patch Vegetables Ripe Harvest Ready

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