Best Holiday Lights in Utah for 2021

Christmas lights are one of the most magical parts of the holidays and we can’t get enough of them! From white twinkle lights to colored light shows that sync to the radio, there are tons of places all over Utah for everyone to see. Take a look at our ultimate list below to really enjoy all the holiday lights that Utah has to offer. 
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Utah’s Hogle Zoo turns into a magical and bright winter wonderland during the holiday season. You definitely don’t want to miss out on these 200+ light displays. It’s open until December 31st so don’t wait to get in on the magic. Check out their website for pricing and other information. 
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Thanksgiving Point has put on one of the most fabulous light shows in Utah County called Luminaria. They never disappoint so this is definitely something you will want to check out, and possibly make a new tradition for your family and friends. Check here for tickets
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Gardner Village goes all out at Christmas time hanging up lights and decorating. There’s nothing quite like a quaint village with shops dressed up for the holiday season. Not only do they have lights, Gardner Village offers other festive activities and delicious food that you won’t want to miss. Visit their website for more details
Located in South Jordan, Christmas in Color is a drive-through holiday light event set to play music from your car. Enjoy the warmth of your own car, staying cozy with blankets, fuzzy socks and your favorite warm drink of choice all the while watching millions of lights dance to Christmas tunes. For dates and tickets, check out their website
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The Riverwoods in Provo is a great location for holiday lights for the entire holiday season. Not only can you enjoy beautiful lights hanging across all walkways, you can meet Santa, hear live music on the weekends, and even ride the holiday train. And to make the evening truly magical, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for hot chocolate. For more info & activities, check out their website
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Over the past few years, Draper City has put on the holiday tradition of lighting up their largest willow tree at Draper City Park. Glittering in over 1,000 strands of lights, locals call this tradition the “Tree of Life” and it is quite the sight to see. Need the address? We’ve got you covered: 12500 S. 1300 E. in Draper, Utah.
Modeled after Santa’s Village in the North Pole, the city of Ogden puts together a yearly event called the Christmas Village. Whether you visit with family or friends, everyone will enjoy walking through the festive lights, seeing the creative holiday homes, and enjoy other activities available throughout the season. For more information check out their site
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The city of Spanish Fork is putting on their Annual Festival of Lights running now until New Year’s Day! It’s a drive-through Christmas light display set to holiday music that you can listen to by turning your radio to 99.9 FM. Pricing is pretty cheap so head to their website for more information
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Only open in January, be sure to check out Ice Castles post-Christmas! You’ll see incredible ice sculptures and lights that need to be seen at least once in everyone’s life. Make sure your phone is charged as you’ll definitely want to take pictures and videos. 
Grab your friends and family for a Christmas Cruise on the Provo River! You’ll see thousands of lights and some pretty incredible holiday scenes. Even Santa can’t resist this incredible cruise and will surprise all the kid-at-hearts with candy! Last but not least, you’ll love the way the lights reflect off of the water, it’s truly breathtaking. 
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Another note-worthy mention are the Lights at Temple Square, a holiday tradition for many Utah locals. However, Temple Square has been undergoing renovations  this year so lights and Christmas displays will be limited. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area!
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Where are some of your favorite places to see holiday lights during Christmas time? Let us know below so we can add them to our list! Happy Holidays!
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xoxo
Kortni + Team

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