Get everyone in the car and go see this area’s beautiful Christmas lights and holiday events!
Ogden Christmas Village
Ogden City puts up this magical village each year. Local businesses put together fun little displays to show their Christmas spirit. The kids love seeing the different ideas which range from Santa and his elves the nutcracker village to beautiful manger scenes. This is one of our favorites. There are usually food vendors that sell cups of much needed hot chocolate, and makes for the perfect night out.
Ogden Nature Center Nature Center
Kick off the holiday season at the Ogden Nature Center. Fresh evergreen swags & centerpieces, potted succulents, bake sale treats, unique gifts & books, stocking stuffers for nature lovers.
Willard Bay Christmas Lights
Celebrate the holiday season with a trip to Fantasy at the Bay drive-thru holiday lights at Willard Bay State Park. Enjoy a visit with Santa Friday through Monday, holiday music, food and more! Enhance your experience with 3-d snowflake glasses.
Hours: Open 5 to 10 pm November 24th thru December 31st (CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY)
Cost: Admission is $10 Monday through Thursday and $12 Friday through Sunday per vehicle up to 8 people.
Where: Located off I-15 exit 357 in Willard, Utah
More Info: willardbay.utah.gov
Layton Hay Ride in the Park
For the past 23 years, Burger Stop, Wasatch Rods and Custom Car Club and Layton City have provided families from across the state and old-fashioned hayride through the spectacular, one of a kind Christmas Light display in the Layton City Park.
Adults $2 Kids $1 (under 5 free) 100% of proceeds go to charity
December 15&16 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Christmas Eve Parade & Fireworks (Snowbird)
There’s no place like Snowbird for the holidays! Join us at dusk on the Plaza Deck for bonfires, the Torchlight Parade, and a great fireworks display. At the end, Santa Claus will rappel out of the Tram to say hello to the kids!
December 24 from 6-7 PM
Torchlight parade followed by fireworks and Santa rappels out of Tram.
Hanukkah Candle Lighting (Snowbird)
Everyone is welcome! Hanukkah candles will be lit in a traditional ceremony every evening at sundown. Guests are welcome to bring their menorahs.
December 12 through 19 at 5 PM – 5:30 PM
This is the place Heritage Park – Candlelight Christmas (Salt Lake)
Commemorate the holiday season with this Candlelight Christmas event. The park display is open from 5:00 pm – 9:00 PM, Monday- Saturday evening starting December 8th until Dec 23. Candlelight Christmas features Father Christmas, activities for children, as well as performances from the Heritage Village Carolers.
Christmas Lights at Temple Square
The most wonderful time of the year is almost here, and we’re excited to turn on the Christmas lights on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City! They go on the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 24) to kick off the holiday season. The lights bring people from all over the world so it’s a fun and bustling time here! To make the most of your experience, we have a few tips to help you plan your Temple Square visit.
Lights turn on every day at 5:30 pm (or whenever it gets dark) and stay on until 10:00 pm.
Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concerts
Sutton Foster, award-winning actress, singer, and dancer, and Hugh Bonneville, British stage, television, and film actor, will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts in 2017!
These Christmas concerts will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 14-16, 2017. Tickets for these concerts are required but are a free gift to concertgoers. First Come First Served.
We are excited to have some of the students from North Ogden Jr High participate in the magazine. This article is the first of 2 submissions we have received. The second will be published next month. We appreciate Sherry Wallwork, a teacher at North Ogden Jr High, for coordinating and inspiring these students to write.