Gear up this holiday season with an endless amount of events and festivities located around Utah. You won’t believe the amount of concerts, Christmas lights and holiday festivals that Utah showcases every year. Whether you already live in Utah or are looking to visit, here is your 2016 guide to make the most of your holiday this season.
Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Temple Square is one of Utah’s top tourist attractions and landmarks, most notable for its beautiful landscape and historic buildings. Every year, Temple Square hosts a variety of concerts, shows and other events, making the destination a must-see during the holiday season. A full events calendar is available here.
Now – Dec. 23: Christmas Performances in Assembly Hall: A variety of local Christmas performances ranging from high school ensembles to professional chorales will take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. everyday except Monday. No tickets are required and each show is open to all ages.
Now – Dec. 31: Temple Square Christmas Lights: A Salt Lake City annual tradition, millions of lights illuminate downtown every night until New Years Day. The lights turn on at 5:30 p.m. and stay on until 10:00 p.m. No tickets are required and all ages are welcomed.
Now – Dec. 31: Savior of the World: The musical production will return to the Conference Center Theater following the “divine mission of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world”. Tickets are required for the event and can be purchased online or by calling (801) 570-0080. Evening and matinee performance tickets are $10.00.
Jan. 28 – Feb. 2: BYU Winterfest Vocal Point: BYU’s infamous cappella group, Vocal Point, will offer a high-energy show combining humor, rock, pop, country, jazz, R&B and other musical styles. The matinee show will take place Jan. 28 at 2:00 p.m. Both night shows will take place at 7:00 p.m. Saturday Jan. 28 and Feb. 2. All ages are welcomed. Winterfest will be held in the Conference Center Theater.
Now – Dec. 31: ZooLights! at Hogle Zoo: 2016 marks ZooLights! 10th year anniversary. Over 200 animal and holiday-themed lights are on display. A variety of other holiday-themed attractions will occur nightly including a 135-foot hologram tunnel, ice carving and a ride on the Conservation Carousel. Admission prices for adults are $8 and $6 for children. Hogle Zoo members will receive a discount. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Compiled courtesy of Gianna Seeney.