Christmas light browsing is one of the best parts of the holiday season. It’s a great time for family bonding that won’t break the bank and will help everyone get into the holiday season. Many lights will be turned on the day after Thanksgiving, so you will have plenty of time to take in the shows and get into the Christmas spirit.
Downtown SLC: Spots up and down the downtown corridor will be sparkling bright with lights this year. The Gateway Mall, Gallivan Center and other sites will be alit from Thanksgiving to New Years’ Eve until 10:30 pm every night. Gather up the family make it a night downtown with food, shopping and Christmas lights!
Temple Square: No Christmas light sight-seeing would be complete without a trip to Temple Square. Every year the lights are turned on the day after Thanksgiving and stay on until New Years’ Eve. Lights will be turned off at 10:00 every night. Admission is free.
Zoo Lights: Once again, Hogle Zoo is bringing out their popular animated light displays for visitors every night starting December 3rd and running through December 31st. Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 5:30-8:00 pm, Thursday-Saturday 5:30-9:00pm. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 children 3-12. Bundle up and come see the beautiful lights and watch the active animals in their winter habitat.
Winder Dairy: Winder Dairy is a local favorite for farm fresh produce and for their Christmas light display every year. Thousands of lights blanket them homes along Winder Lane and lead you to the country located at the end of the lane. Stop in for some eggnog or hot chocolate. Check the website for dairy store hours. Address: 4400 W. 4100 So., West Valley City.
Christmas Street: This popular hidden gem has drawn thousands of Salt Lake residents to drive through its’ streets every year. Rumor has it that you can’t even buy a house in this cul-de-sac unless you promise to be part of the annual Christmas light tradition which has been going on for 60 years! Located near Westminster College in Sugarhouse, “Christmas Street” is open from 5:00 to 10:30 pm every night through New Years’ Eve. Address: 1500 South 1735 East.
Thanksgiving Point: This Christmas destination has become increasingly popular with residents for its convenience. One of the few light displays in Salt Lake that allows visitors to drive through, this beautiful display is perfect for a family night out. This one mile drive goes through over one million twinkling lights and promises to satisfy and delight children of all ages. Arrive early to avoid long lines. Admission: $8 per car, $3 per person trolley. Hours: 6-10 pm, November 25-December 31 (closed Sundays and Christmas Day). Ceck out their website for more information.