Hooray! It’s December, and Salt Lake City is the Christmas Capitol of the USA. Seriously! I used to work for another events website, HQ in NY, and they couldn’t believe how many Christmas events we have it here. We literally blew them away! Our community is decorated, we have strong families, we’re very giving, and we celebrate this special season like no other!
So find your favorite seasonal activities on the calendar, and try a few new ones too. We’ve found a variety, something to please everyone and work with every budget.
As always, we’ve arranged everything by county so you can easily see if there’s an event close to you or if you want to drive a little to attend something. Text listed next to each date is a link that will take you directly to that event’s website.
From Utah Family Fun Stuff to you: Have a very magical Christmas season!
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Dec 4-7 Simple Treasures Holiday Boutique. Golden Spike Events Center. Ogden.
Dec 5 A Broadway Christmas with Ashley Brown. Utah Symphony. Val A. Browning Center. Ogden.
Dec 6-23 A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol. Ziegfeld Theater.
Dec 7 Holiday Open House. Ogden Nature Center.
Dec 12 Santa and Mrs. Claus Party. My Gym of Layton.
Thru Dec 21 Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. CenterPoint Legacy Theatre.
Thru Dec 21 It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio Broadcast. CenterPoint Legacy Theatre.
Dec 1 Breakfast with Santa. Johnny Rockets. Station Park.
Dec 2 City Festival of Lights and Santa. Centerville.
Dec 3, 10, 17 Santa Is Coming to Town. Whitaker Museum. Centerville.
Dec 6-23 It’s a Wonderful Life. Hopebox Theatre. Kaysville.
Dec 7 Come, Meet Santa! South Davis Recreation Center.
Dec 7 Breakfast with Santa. Harmon’s.
Dec 14 Christmas Market. Legacy Events Center. Farmington.
Salt Lake County
Thru Dec 24 Photos with Santa. Fashion Place Mall.
Thru Dec 24 Magical Wishes. Disney Store. City Creek.
Thru Dec 26 A Christmas Carol. Hale Centre Theatre.
Thru Dec 31 Temple Square Christmas Lights.
Thru Dec 31 Elf Displays and Scavenger Hunt. Gardner Village.
Thru Jan 4 A Christmas Carol, Part 2. Scrooged Again! Desert Star Playhouse.
Thru Jan 4 Christmas in Color. Drive thru a mile of 1.5 million lights synced to Christmas music. Regularly $27 per carload, but be sure to use our discount! Located at the South Jordan Equestrian Park. Reserve tickets online: ChristmasInColor.net.
Thru Jan 6 Christmas in the Wizarding World. The Shops at South Town.
Thru Early Jan Picture This. Pop-up photo op. Trolley Square. We loved! Several scenes, like the fun globe pictured below. Also an ice cave, winter scenery, wrapped gifts, retro scene, ugly sweaters and goofy hats, wreaths, writing a letter to Santa, naughty or nice, and a snowball. Take your best camera, and have fun!
Dec 1 Messiah Sing-In. Utah Symphony. Abravanel Hall.
Dec 4-7 Festival of Trees. Mountain America Expo Center.
Dec 6-7 King of Kings. Union Middle School. Sandy. Performed by the Draper Philharmonic & Choral Society. December 6-7, 7:30 pm. See our Giveaway on IG and FB @UtahFamilyFunStuff. Performance for ages 10 and up. Order tickets at DraperPhilharmonic.org.
Dec 7 Here Comes Santa Claus! Utah Symphony. Abravanel Hall.
Dec 7 Santa Run. Gardner Village.
Dec 7 Battlecreek Boutique Holiday Show. West Jordan.
Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 Winter Fest: Made in Utah. The Gateway.
Dec 7-8 Free admission. Holiday Open House and Art Fair. Red Butte Garden.
Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21, 22 Santa Diving with the Sharks. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.
Thru Dec 28 Savior of the World. Conference Center Theater.
Dec 2-31 Candy Windows. South Jordan.
Dec 3-12 Gingerbread House Contest. South Jordan.
Dec 4, 11, 18 Free admission. Hogle Zoo.
Dec 4 $1 Winter Wednesdays. Tracy Aviary.
Dec 4-7 Christkindlmarkt. This Is the Place Heritage Park.
Dec 6 Light the Night. South Jordan.
Dec 6-7 A Broadway Christmas with Ashley Brown. Utah Symphony. Abravanel Hall.
Dec 6-30 Pete the Cat. Salt Lake Acting Company.
America’s hippest cat makes his Utah debut at Salt Lake Acting Company this December! Don’t miss the family-friendly rock and roll musical adventure based on the beloved PETE THE CAT book series. December 6th through 30th only at Salt Lake Acting Company!
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: $12/kids and $22 for adults (as opposed to $16/26). Use code GROOVY. Good for any performance Dec 7 through 30th but must be booked by Nov 29th.
Dec 7 & 14 Breakfast with Santa. Discovery Gateway.
Dec 10-23 Candlelight Christmas. This Is the Place Heritage Park.
Dec 12-14 Kurt Bestor Christmas. Eccles Theater.
Dec 14 Crazy Daisy Christmas Boutique. Mountain America Expo Center.
Dec 17-18 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Eccles Theater.
Dec 17-21, 23 The ReduxNUT-Cracker. Kingsbury Hall.
Dec 19 PJ Masks Live! Eccles Theater.
Dec 19-21 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert. Utah Symphony. Abravanel Hall.
Dec 20 Piano Guys. Vivint Center.
Dec 21 A Charlie Brown Christmas. Eccles Theater.
Dec 21 A Celtic Winter’s Night. Eastmont Middle School. Sandy.
Dec 27 Cirque Musica Presents Holiday Wishes. Vivint Center.
Thru Dec 23 A Christmas Carol. Hale Center Theater. Orem.
Thru Dec 24 Photos with Santa. Provo Towne Centre.
Thru Dec 24 Magical Wishes. Disney Store. University Mall.
Thru Jan 4 Luminaria. Thanksgiving Point.
Dec 2-7 Gingerbread Competition. University Place.
Dec 2, 9 Quiet Santa. University Place.
Dec 4 A Joshua Creek Christmas. Covey Center for the Arts.
Dec 4 A Broadway Christmas with Ashley Brown. Utah Symphony. The Noorda at UVU.
Dec 5-21 It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play. Covey Center for the Arts.
Dec 6 Live Nativity. University Place.
Dec 6 Art after Dark. BYU Museum of Art.
Dec 7, 14, 21 Breakfast with Santa. Thanksgiving Point.
Dec 16 Santa and Friends Christmas Concert. University Place.
Dec 16-18 Cookies with Mrs. Claus. Thanksgiving Point.
Dec 19-20 Princess Festival. Provo Towne Centre Mall.
Dec 13-21 Nutcracker by Utah Metropolitan Ballet. Covey Center for the Arts.
Dec 31 Night Bright. Thanksgiving Point.
Dec 31 Noon Year’s Eve. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.
Dec 2 Christmas Lighting and Live Nativity. Benson Grist Mill. Stansbury Park.
Dec 13-14 Live Nativity. Clark Historic Farm. Grantsville.
Dec 14 Country Christmas and Live Nativity. Young Living Lavender Farm. Mona.
Thru Dec 23 North Polar Express. Heber Valley Railroad.
Thru Dec 23, 26-Jan 4 Sleigh Rides. Jordanelle State Park.
Dec 26-28 After Christmas North Polar Express. Heber Valley Railroad.
Thru Jan 4 Holiday Nights. Jordanelle State Park.
Dec 7, 14, 21 Breakfast with Santa. Zermatt. Midway.
Dec 13-14 Swiss Christmas. Zermatt. Midway.
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner & Masquerade Ball. Zermatt. Midway.
Live Nativities and Santa
Don’t miss our BIG lists of where to find all the live nativities and creche exhibits along the Wasatch Front (and slightly beyond). Plus, we know where Santa is too.
We update this calendar many times before the end of the month. Then, we do a complete overhaul each year. So the information is always current. Be sure to pin it for future reference.