December 1-3

As the holiday season nears, Utah transforms into a festive paradise, filled with activities and events that capture the essence of this joyous time. From the twinkling lights of Christmas tree ceremonies to the unique experiences offered by local events, there's something to delight everyone in the Beehive State. Join us as we explore the must-attend events taking place from December 1st to 3rd, promising to fill your days with joy and your nights with wonder.

1. Christmas Cruise on the Provo River

When: December 1-23, 2023 (Closed Sundays, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)
Time: Monday - Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center Street, Provo
Price: Weekdays $10, Weekends $12 (Discounts for groups)
Details: Embark on a festive journey down the Provo River with CLAS Ropes Course’s 27th Annual Christmas Cruise. A perfect blend of twinkling lights, Christmas music, and a special visit from Santa, this boat ride is a 20-25 minute round trip that promises a memorable holiday experience. Remember to dress warmly and consider booking an entire boat for a group adventure!

2. Downtown Provo Art Stroll

When: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Various Businesses, Downtown Provo
Price: Free
Details: Immerse yourself in Provo’s vibrant art scene with the Downtown Provo Art Stroll. Wander through participating businesses and marvel at the creations of local artists. This is a unique opportunity to experience the artistic heartbeat of the city firsthand.

3. 2023 Provo Christmas Market

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM to Midnight
Location: Pioneer Park, 500 West Center Street, Provo
Details: Dive into the holiday spirit at Provo's annual Christmas Market. Meet Santa, explore a plethora of vendors and enjoy the festive atmosphere at Pioneer Park. There's even a hint of a green visitor making an appearance!

4. Utah Santa Run - Provo

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM to Midnight
Location: The Shops At Riverwoods, 4801 North University Avenue, Provo
Price: $39.99 – $54.99
Details: Don your Santa suit and join the fun at the Provo Santa Run 5K. Starting at the Shops at Riverwoods and stretching through Provo Canyon, this flat course is enlivened by Milk and Cookie Aid stations. A festive run not to be missed!


Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, 800 West University Parkway, Orem
Price: Contact (801) 863-7529 for pricing
Details: Presented by Utah Valley University School of the Arts, this intimate chamber choir performance is a journey through serene and powerful musical landscapes. A perfect evening for those who appreciate the beauty of harmonized voices.

Make the Most of Your Utah Winter

This is just a glimpse of the festive joy awaiting you in Utah. From serene river cruises to lively Christmas markets, these events are sure to make your holiday season unforgettable. Remember to book tickets where necessary and dress warmly to enjoy these magical experiences fully. Happy Holidays!