Finding things to do during winter can be tough, but luckily, in Utah County, there are tons of unique winter things to do for date night or family activity. Anything from a cheap date like sipping hot cocoa at a comedy show to a romantic date at a fancy restaurant like the Block. We have you covered in this article.

Keep reading for 67 ideas for winter dates in Utah Valley!

Food & Drinks in Utah Valley

1 Enjoy a cozy dinner at these fantastic restaurants

2 Get Hot Chocolate at

3 Grab some Coffee at a Coffee house

4 Get an apple float at Rowley's Red Barn

5 Eat at the food trucks at Grove Station

6 Do a Chocolate Tasting at Taste 

Outdoor Winter Activities in Utah Valley

7 Go Ice Skating at Provo Peaks Arena, Utah Lake, or Tibble Fork

8 Go Snowshoeing on any of these mountain trails

9 Take a Night Wildlife Snowshoeing Tour at the Nordic Center (Night Owling)

10 Learn to Cross Country Ski

11 Take the Full Moon Cross Country Experience at the Nordic Center

12 Go Night Skiing at Sundance on Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat

13 Ski & Snowboard at Sundance with the new S-card

14 Ride the Winter Zip Tour at Sundance

15 Go sledding at any of these great spots:

  • Rock Canyon Park - 2620 N 1200 E, Provo
  • Peteetneet Academy - 10 N 600 E, Payson
  • Cherry Hill Elementary - 240 E 1800 S St, Orem
  • Oak Canyon Jr High - 111 S 725 E, Lindon
  • Tibble Fork Reservoir - N American Fork Canyon Rd, Provo (best accessed from SR 92)
  • Spanish Oaks Elementary - 2701 E Canyon Crest Drive, Spanish Fork
  • Silver Lake Amphitheater - Corner of Pony Express Pkwy and Silver Lake Pkwy, Eagle Mountain
  • Bicentennial Park - 1400 S 1600 E, Provo

16 Take a dip in Fifth Water Hot Springs and Saratoga Hot Springs

17 Take a horse-drawn wagon ride at Red Nose Ranch in Payson

18 Check out the ice stacks at Utah Lake

19 Light a Winter bonfire up Provo Canyon or sit by the Sundance Fire Pit

20 Go Christmas Caroling

See Christmas Light Displays

21 Luminaria

22 Riverwoods

23 Spanish Fork Festival of Lights

24 Pond Town Christmas in Salem City

25 Christmas Lights in the Orchard

26 Evermore Park’s Aurora or Winterfest

27 Christmas Cruise at CLAS Ropes Course


Museums & Exhibits in Utah Valley

28 Museum of Ancient Life

29 BYU Bean Life Science Museum

30 BYU Museum of Paleontology 

31 BYU Museum of Art

32 Springville Museum of Art

33 UVU Museum of Art

34 Go on a scavenger hunt for all the hidden objects inside the Roots of Knowledge stained glass window:

  • The Millenium Falcon
  • The Starship Enterprise
  • The One Ring
  • A Balrog
  • Superman
  • Robin Hood
  • Waldo
  • A scene from The Princess Bride

Experience Animals

35 Hang out with all kinds of creatures at Clint’s Reptile Room

36 Snuggle cats at Cuddles Cat Lounge

37 Discover the different species at the Butterfly Biosphere

38 Let fish nibble at your feet at Fishkiss

39 Check out the expert taxidermy and aquarium at Cabelas


Shows and Concerts in Utah Valley

40 Noorda Center Shows

41 Covey Center Shows

42 Christmas Carol at Orem Hale Center Theatre

43 A Christmas Story at SCERA Center for the Arts

44 Get your giggles out at Improv Broadway, Dry Bar, or Comedy Sportz

45 See Live Music at Velour

46 Sing at Heart and Seoul Karaoke


Creative Activities in Utah Valley

47 Make a Candle at The Wick Lab 

48 Spin your own pottery at The Kreative KilnVilla Ceramics, and Color Me Mine

49 Try Glass Blowing at Holdman Studios and Glass Art Institute

50 Make Jewelry at Gem Studio and Shop Valore 

51 Make Soap at The Soap Factory

52 Make all kinds of art projects at The Sundance Art Studio 

Cooking and Baking

53 Become a chocolatier at Just Add Chocolate

54 Take a cooking class at Harmons in Traverse Mountain

55 Take a BBQ Class at Bam Bams BBQ in Orem


Winter Indoor Activities in Utah Valley

56 Go Indoor surfing at Provo Beach

57 Go Kart racing at GRID

58 Bounce around at Airborne Trampoline Park

59 Play mini croquet, bowl, or do the ropes course at Provo Beach

60 Go roller Skating at Classic Fun Center in Orem

61 Go Bowling at BYU, UVU, or Miracle Bowl

62 Try an escape room in Provo, Orem, or Lindon

63 Go indoor rock climbing:

Service Opportunities in Utah County

64 Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

65 Community Action Services Provo

66 Help at Sub For Santa

67 Donate to a Giving Machine

While there is still so much more to do during winter like having an indoor picnic, playing a board game, or visiting Utah Lake State Park, we would love any suggestions at all to help us refine our list!

If you enjoyed this article, you can also read our other articles on things to do in Provo and places to eat in Utah County.