When I was a child we would drive from my grandparents home in West Valley to our family home in Taylorsville on Christmas eve and every sparkling house increased the excitement of the season. Seeing the lights of the Christmas season bring this childhood anticipation back more than any other holiday tradition.
You can see lights everywhere this time of year, but there is something exciting about loading up the family, or taking a quiet drive with your favorite person and viewing the lights. Take your own hot-chocolate or stop at a local spot for a yummy beverage to enjoy.
Here are Christmas Lights for Salt Lake City area. I’ve included links for those locations requiring additional information or advanced tickets.
Local Home Displays
It’s easier than ever to put your family in the car and view the creative efforts of all your neighbors with this map from google. This map showcases all the efforts of local families light displays. I would love to hear which ones are your favorites.
Enjoy all that this location has to offer with over 1 mile of light tunnels and light displays. Buy tickets in advance and enjoy from inside your vehicle.
Draper Tree of Lights – Draper City Park – 1300 East 12500 South, Draper
This is free – and spectacular. Makes for some amazing family photos. Enjoy walking around this massive glowing tree.
Hidden Valley Club Drive – 1731 E. Hidden Valley Club Drive, Sandy
Turn on the music for this one – 99.7 FM and watch the lights dance as you drive through. This is an amazing neighborhood display and one of my favorites.
Temple Square – Salt Lake City
This year you will need to view the lights from outside the gate – this makes it quite different from in the past but also gives you a chance for a “different” tradition.
Cross E Ranch – 3500 North 2200 West, Salt Lake City
This year will include a drive-thru tour which will include audio as well as lights and nativity. You will want to purchase tickets in advance and plan on picking up a doughnut or other yummy treat while you are there. Opening Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas. Purchase advance tickets.
Lumaze – Lost in Lights – Utah Fairpark 155 North 1000 West, Salt Lake
This is an Outdoor Light Festival Event. Walk through trees, castles and playgrounds all twinkling with light displays. Advance Ticket Purchase Available
Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan
Enjoy the magic of the Elf Displays! This is more of a daytime event and much less about the lights, but it is fun holiday event.
Macy’s City Creek – Candy Windows, Salt Lake
This tradition remains and the window displays are as “Yummy” as ever!
City Creek – Winter Wonderland, Salt Lake
Enjoy the Storybook Lanterns, Giant Christmas Trees and the opportunity for special holiday selfies along with the traditional festive light displays. An extra bonus if you are going during shopping hours is the local artists artwork displayed throughout retail shops.
Zoo Lights – Salt Lake City – SOLD OUT FOR 2020
I hope the lights of the season can bring peace and contentment to all. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best this season!