Join us on our day-by-day tour of the holidays with events and things to do all over Utah. From the lights at Temple Square to the Santa Pub Crawl, Salt Lake magazine celebrates every day of the holiday season. Be Merry.

SLC's Great Gift: Free Parking

How do we know the holiday season is here? By the red bow-bowed bags on the downtown parking meter. The city waives parking fees from Thanksgiving to New Year's. Hallelujah.

Xmas is in the Mail

Sending Christmas cards is one of the most tedious and rewarding traditions we have. But it's gotten more complicated these days, your card has to say so much about you. Hip, religious, secular, sincere, recyclable, who are you, really? Not to worry. Frosty Darling (177 E. Broadway, SLC, 801-532-4790) has a dependable card collection, covering sentiments from whimsical to heartwarming. Trifecta Design (1940 S. 1000 East, SLC, 801-364-4606) has a new line of cards you can plant. And proceeds form adorable animal-themed cards ordered from Angel Canyon support Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab.

A Grand Holiday

Jump-start your Christmas spirit at Grand America's Christmas kickoff: the lighting of the Angel Tree, the unveiling of the Gingerbread Houses and the ribbon-cutting to Teddy Bear Town! The evening also features a performance by the International Children's Choir, holiday treats and a visit form St. Nick. 555 S. Main St., SLC, 801-258-6000