A favorite annual Christmas tradition, and one of the most popular holiday activities in Utah Valley, is to stop and visit one of our local holiday light displays. These light shows are the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and indulge in some Christmas cheer. So join us in spreading a little of the Christmas spirit by hopping in your car with a few close loved ones and visiting as many of these holiday festivals of lights as you can! 

According to an article written by KSL, half of Utah's best light displays are here in Utah County. With thousands of lights and other Christmas decorations on exhibit, you will find some of Utah’s best Christmas lights right here. From more conventional Christmas light shows to more unique displays, you’ll find a range of holiday lights to view, including a Christmas light driving tour, forests of lit-up trees, and even a holiday cruise.


Holiday Lights in Utah Valley - Luminaria

Oh, Christmas tree, how lovely are your light bulbs

With its close proximity to Salt Lake City, Luminaria is one of the most popular holiday light shows in the area! Head over to Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point to see their holiday lights display with over a million lights. Take a dazzling journey through the forest, filled with string lights in a holiday winter wonderland!

Take a stroll this holiday season while enjoying treats like s'mores at glowing fire pits, hot chocolate and sweets from the gift boutique, and interactive game areas! This year, discover the Legend of the Yeti. See if you can spot him throughout the Luminaria before arriving at his home, the Himalayan Heights.

Enjoy a special fireworks show and more at the Ashton Gardens this New Year's Eve!

  • Location: Ashton Gardens - 3900 N. Garden Dr. Lehi, UT 84043
  • Admission: $17-$24 (see calendar event for pricing details)
  • Dates: November 17th through December 31st

Riverwoods Holiday Lights Display

The Shops at Riverwoods Holiday Lights

All I want for Christmas can be found at the Shops at Riverwoods

Browse through one of the many shops or grab a bite to eat while you enjoy the outdoor holiday lights! A great treat would be a cookie from Suss Cookie Company or truffles from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory while you wander around the bright holiday lights. The official lighting of Riverwoods will take place on November 19th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM with live entertainment, fireworks, ice sculptures, Santa, and one million lights!

  • Location: The Shops at Riverwoods - 4801 North University Avenue, Provo, UT 84604
  • Admission: Free!
  • Dates: November 19th until the end of the year

Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

Holiday Lights in Utah Valley - Festival of Lights

It's beginning to look a lot like LED lighting

Enjoy a favorite local tradition on a driving tour through an incredible light display while listening to Christmas carols from the comfort of your own car! Enjoy poinsettias, candy canes, Toyland, cowboys, the North Pole, and more!

  • Location: Canyon View Park - 3300 E Powerhouse Rd, Spanish Fork, UT 84660
  • Admission: $10 per car, $25 per commercial van or trailer, $50 per bus 
  • Dates: November 25th through January 1st, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Pond Town Christmas in Salem City

Holiday Lights in Utah Valley - Salem Pond

Photo Credit: Chase Higginson
Rockin' around the Christmas pond

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and drive by the enchanting Salem Pond to enjoy twinkling lights reflecting on the water. The atmosphere is peaceful and perfect for viewing a Nativity scene.

  • Location: Salem Pond - 259 W Salem Lake Dr, Salem, UT 84653
  • Admission: Free!
  • Dates: November 26th through January 1st, from 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Christmas Cruise at CLAS Ropes Course

Holiday Lights in Utah Valley - Christmas Cruise

Photo Credit: @clasropes
Santa Claus is coming to CLAS Ropes Course

Hop on a cruise that will take you down the Provo River with Santa while you delight in cheery and festive scenes along the shore! This Provo Christmas event is a unique holiday festival of lights you will remember forever.

  • Location: CLAS Ropes Course - 3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
  • Admission:
    • Mon–Thurs: $9 each. Children 2 and under $1.
    • Fri–Sat: $10 each. Children 2 and under $2 
  • Dates: December 1st - 23rd

The Orchard Christmas Lights

Holiday Lights in Utah Valley - Orem

Photo Credit: @rains.adventures
Baby, it's cold outside University Place

Wander around a 30′ tall walk-through tree, 75′ of archways, the trees in the Orchard, and the "UP" logo all covered in 80,000 lights. Some of the prettiest holiday lights in Utah Valley can be found in the forest of Christmas trees. 

  • Location: University Place - 575 East Univ. Parkway, Orem, UT 84097
  • Admission: Free!
  • Dates: November 14th until December 31st

Tallest Christmas Tree in Utah

Utah's Tallest Tree

It's the most wonderful tree in the state

Visit the tallest Christmas tree in Utah as you go gift shopping at the Outlets of Traverse Mountain. The 80-foot tree is brought from Washington state and lit up and decorated with 5,000 Christmas ornaments!

The lighting of the tallest fresh-cut Christmas tree in the state of Utah is decorated with 5,000 twinkling lights and 6,000 bows and ornaments making it the perfect centerpiece for the Outlets' Winter Wonderland!

The Annual Tree Lighting event will be Saturday, November 19th. They will have a gingerbread festival from 12-4 PM and a concert beginning at 5 PM. Hosted by Melisa Osmond, the concert features musical performances by Katie Ainge and Steve Bossco.

  • Location: Outlets at Traverse Mountain - 3700 North Cabelas Blvd. Lehi, UT 84043
  • Admission: Free!
  • Dates: November 19th to December 25th

Provo Christmas Market at Pioneer Park

Pinoneer park

Rockin around the Provo Christmas Market

Come visit the Lights in Provo's Pioneer Park! On Saturday, December 3rd, they will be holding the Provo Christmas Market as well as a chance to meet Santa!

  • Location: Outlets at Traverse Mountain: 500 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601
  • Admission: Free!
  • Dates: Saturday, December 3rd, 4:00-8:00


More Outdoor Christmas Lights in Utah Valley

Evermore Park Holiday Lights

  • Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center (10 N 600 E, Payson, UT 84651)
  • Aurora at Evermore Park (382 S Evermore Ln, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062)
  • Neptune Park's Christmas Tree (452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045)
  • Lindon City Center Park (200 N State St, Lindon, UT 84042)
  • Mapleton City Park Christmas Tree (W Maple St & N Main St, Mapleton, UT 84664)
  • Utah County Courthouse (151 S University Ave #3300, Provo, UT 84601)

Grab your coats and your holiday spirit for a fun night out at one of these beautiful holiday lights in Utah Valley!

For more holiday and winter activities, fun ideas, and events where you can see Father Christmas himself, see our online calendar or list of things to do.