9 Best Things to Do on Your Christmas Vacation in Utah


Utah is a state full of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and cultural attractions. Whether you want to ski, hike, shop, or relax, you can find something to suit your taste in Utah. 

Temple Square is the heart of Salt Lake City and the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

Visit Temple Square 


Utah is famous for its powder snow and world-class ski resorts. You can choose from over a dozen resorts, such as Park City, Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbird, and Sundance. 

Ski or Snowboard at a Resort  


The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper hosts the Festival of the Seas every year from November to December.  

Experience the Festival of the Seas 


Hardware Ranch is a wildlife management area in Cache Valley that offers sleigh rides among wild elk. 

Ride a Sleigh at Hardware Ranch 


The Silly Holiday Bazaar is a festive indoor market that takes place at The Shops at Southtown in Sandy.  

Shop at the Silly Holiday Bazaar 


You can watch a classic like A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, or The Polar Express, or a modern twist like Elf, The Grinch, or The Muppet Christmas Carol.  

Watch a Christmas Show 


Zion National Park is one of the most stunning and popular national parks in the country. 

Explore Zion National Park  


The Gallivan Center is a public plaza in downtown Salt Lake City that transforms into an ice skating rink during the winter.  

Ice Skate at the Gallivan Center  


During the LightWalk, you can walk through a tunnel of lights, see illuminated sculptures, and meet Santa and his reindeer.  

Visit the Tracy Aviary LightWalk 


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