Best Christmas Light Displays

The holidays are officially here and that means there are plenty of beautiful Christmas lights popping up all over the state!

Kirsten Wright shares a list of the biggest, brightest, and most unique Christmas light displays your family will love.

“CHRISTMAS IN THE CANYON” at Tuacahn Theatre located just outside of St George in Ivins, Utah

A live Nativity, an open warm fire, the Old Salty Train ride, Santa Claus, camel rides, hot chocolate, holiday music, and hundreds of thousands of sparkling Christmas lights and more- all framed within the red walls of Padre Canyon- will rush in the holiday spirit like nothing you and your family have ever experienced. Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon invites and welcomes you and yours to come and share holiday cheer.
The live Nativity, presented in the Tuacahn Amphitheatre, is a highlight of the experience for sure. The cast of up to 87 changes nightly as it is made up of community volunteers that come to re-tell the ‘First Christmas.’
The volunteers arrive early and are fitted with ancient period attire from our costume shop. They then receive rehearsal instruction from Ryan Norton, Tuacahn’s Associate Producer. After one walk through and a final run through with lights and music, the cast is ready to tell the miracle of Christmas.

LAYTON CITY LIGHTS at Layton Commons just East of Layton Surf-n-Swim

Join Layton City Parks and Recreation for this year’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony.
The light display will be open daily from November 24 through January 1, from dusk to 11:00pm.
This event is free to the public. The lights will be on every night until January 1st, and this is a really fun display! If you’ve never been, make sure you go this year! Bundle up the kids and take some hot chocolate as the display is set up to be a short walk through a small section of the park. Last year my son loved the animals and nature scenes as well as the traditional holiday images.
The lighting event should be a great way to kick off your holiday season and get you in the mood to enjoy the winter wonderland!
This display is at the Layton Commons Park located at 437 N Wasatch Drive. It’s across from Layton High School and by the city buildings and police station.

OGDEN CITY CHRISTMAS VILLAGE at the Ogden Municipal Gardens located at (2500 Grant Avenue in Ogden, Ut)

Since 1962 spectators find themselves in a dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of lights and cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole.
This year’s village theme is “Home for the Holidays,” and will continue the tradition of being the kick-off to a month-long celebration at Municipal Gardens.
Christmas Village illuminates Ogden’s downtown area with magnificent displays and holiday lights
Saturday after Thanksgiving through January 1.
Santa greets people in Santa’s Castle Monday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. All children are invited to visit with Santa and share their wish lists and Christmas letters. Photos with Santa are available for $5 and proceeds benefit Christmas Village.
Train Rides: Come take a ride on The Polar Express Train. Travel through a tunnel featuring artwork done in glow-in-the-dark paint. The train rides are available Monday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 5pm to 9pm.
Special to the 2014 Holiday Season: Reindeer are planning to make a stop in Christmas Village on December 19th and 20th from 6pm to 8pm both nights.

WILLARD BAY’S “Fantasy By the Bay” Holiday Light Display & Wagon Rides

WILLARD BAY STATE PARK — The park will host its annual holiday light show starting later this week.
The show is on now through Dec. 31. The display is closed Christmas Day. Each Wednesday is family night, and entrance is 50 percent off.
Events feature a visit with Santa, holiday music, and hot beverages and snacks available from the park concession. Viewers can use 3-D snowflake glasses for $1 per pair.
$10 per carload and covers the cost of the horse-drawn wagon ride

Musical House in Sandy: 1721 Hidden Valley Club Dr. Sandy

Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park

For the month of December, Thanksgiving Point transforms into Holiday Central where you can find festive activities all month long. Guests can take in the twinkling holiday light display, eat breakfast with Santa, watch a live ice sculpture demonstration, enjoy concerts, visit live reindeer, shop for holiday gifts, enjoy delicious treats, and much more.
You can reserve your own wagon or trolley for an additional fee
November 24 – December 30, (Closed Sundays & Christmas Day), 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Car fee- $10
NEW THIS YEAR-Ice Sculpting: Enjoy the crisp air with an outdoor demonstration of ice sculpting. Families will be entertained by our expert ice masters: Theron, Aaron, and Darren of Spiffy Ice. Live in action, they will transform a 300-pound block of ice into snowmen, reindeer, snowflakes, and more. Located in Water Tower Plaza. Free admission
Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees

Christmas Street in Sugarhouse – Located at 1500 South 1735 East in Salt Lake

This has been part of Utah’s Christmas tradition for more than 60 years.

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