Having a safe and socially distant holiday season doesn’t mean missing out on festivities. This year, there are many wonderful light displays throughout the state. Most displays you can view from your car and others you can walk through. Here are the top light displays in your area. We’ve organized them from north to south.
Lights Before Christmas in Layton Commons Park – Layton city is lighting up their main park and residents can enjoy this free event through December 31st from dusk to 11 pm. The entire park is lit up with festive displays and you can walk around or drive through a fun lighted tunnel.
Ogden Christmas Village – Free and open to the public, Ogden’s Christmas Village will light up Ogden’s Municipal Gardens through January 1, 2020. While some of the usual festivities will be postponed for safety reasons, your family can still enjoy strolling through the village.
Fantasy at the Bay – This must-see holiday light display at Willard Bay State Park is a favorite among locals. They span throughout much of the campground at the park and visitors can tune into their radio and enjoy music that goes along with the lights. It is open 7 days a week from 5pm to 10pm. This year, it is a drive-through experience only and there is a small fee to enter the park.
Summit & Cache County
Park City Snow Globe Stroll – There are nine life sized snow globes decorating Park City’s Main Street. This fun display is free to the public and is available until January 3rd. You’ll be delighted when you move close to a globe and a motion sensor activates flurries inside each display.
Zootah Christmas Lights – Logan’s popular zoo is hosting Zoo Lights with reindeer encounters! It runs until December 19th on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 4:30 pm to 8 pm. There is a small charge for admission. Enjoy the outdoors and safely distance while you drink your hot chocolate and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.
Salt Lake County
The Gateway – The Gateway mall in downtown Salt Lake has a beautiful light display that is free to the public and will be up through December 31st from 6pm to 9pm nightly.
Temple Square – One of the most well known light displays in Salt Lake City is located at Temple Square. This year, the holiday lights will only be viewable from surrounding roads and city sidewalks due to construction on the square.
Lumaze – This spectacular light show is new to Salt Lake this year. They have transformed the Utah State Fairpark into a fairytale Christmas wonderland. You’ll find music, food, activities, and magic for the whole family. They have implemented safety precautions so you can still enjoy this incredible experience.
Drive-In Holiday Lights – While visiting downtown Salt Lake, stop by the Maverik Center for a holiday light laser spectacular. Take the family and enjoy a 30 minute laser show set to holiday music from the safety of your vehicle. Give your family a little holiday cheer!
Zoo Lights – Hogle Zoo hosts Zoo Lights every year. This year, the display will run until January 3rd. The event is free to the public due to donations, however they have sold out of tickets. For anyone who would like to attend, keep an eye on their website as changes may occur.
Tree of Light – Every year, Draper city puts 65,000+ lights on trees and bridges throughout Draper City Park. The big attraction is always the large willow tree in the center of the park. It is a gorgeous spectacle draped in thousands of lights. Free to the public, this outdoor attraction is perfect for the season.
Christmas in color – You’ll find this socially safe animated light show at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Grounds in South Jordan. Tune your radio and watch the lights dance to the music. You can purchase tickets here.
Lights on Wakefield – This light show is located in West Valley City where you’ll find a free light show Sunday through Thursday from 6pm to 10pm and Friday and Saturday until 11 pm. Tune your radio to 87.9 and enjoy music along with a light show.
Spanish Fork Festival of Lights – Come enjoy this drive through light experience with your family at Canyon View Park in Spanish Fork. Admission is per vehicle and the display runs nightly from 6pm to 10 pm.
Luminaria – This enchanting light display leads you through the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point on a one-way pathway. You’ll find 6,500 programmable luminaries and an iconic 120 foot tree. The display is available until January 2nd and tickets are currently available on their website. Time slots begin at 5pm Monday through Saturday with the last admission at 9pm.
Christmas at the Orchard – The lighting display is free to the public and located in the Orchard Park in Orem. It includes a 30’ tall walk through tree, 75’ of archways and more than 80,000 lights. It is open every day except Sundays from 4:30 pm until 10 pm.
We hope you have a safe and festive holiday season and enjoy one of these wonderful light displays.