(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Salt Lake City Area - 2021 | Kids Out and About Salt Lake City

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Salt Lake City Area - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Salt Lake City's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2021, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Multiple dates starting Nov 6, 2021 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Photos With Santa - The Shops at South Town - Sandy, UT
Multiple dates starting Nov 22, 2021 2021 North Pole Express - Heber Valley Historic Railroad
Nov 26, 2021 Santa's Grand Arrival at Station Park
Nov 26, 2021 Santa's Grand Arrival at University Place 
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Visit with Santa - Station Park
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Festive Fridays on the Farm - Wheeler Historic Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Buggy Rides With Cowboy Santa
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Santa at The Sugar House Santa Shack
Multiple dates starting Nov 30, 2021 Santa & Friends at University Place 
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Breakfast with Santa at Mill Plaza - Gardner Village
Dec 4, 2021 Donuts with Santa - The Shops at South Town
Dec 4 & 5, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Thanksgiving Point
Dec 4 & 5, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Station Park
Multiple dates starting Dec 6, 2021 Quiet Santa 2021 - University Place 
Dec 8, 2021 Santa's Art Shop - Springville Museum of Art
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa at Ogden Union Station
Dec 11 & 12, 2021 Winter Wonderland at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Dec 17 - 19, 2021 Polar Express Celebration - Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Dec 20 - 23, 2021 The North Pole - North Ogden City, UT

 

Light Displays

Nov 7, 2021 Holiday Electric Light Parade - Ogden City, UT
Multiple dates starting Nov 15, 2021 Holiday Tunnel Drive-Thru Light Show - The Shops at South Town Plaza
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2021 Lite Brite Nite - University Place 
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2021 Luminaria: Experience the Light - Thanksgiving Point
Nov 19, 2021 Lighting of Riverwoods 2021
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 2021 Christmas in Color (South Jordan, UT)
Nov 26, 2021 2021 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks - Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
Nov 29, 2021 Herriman Night of Lights
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Christmas Village - Ogden City, Utah
Nov 29, 2021 Tree Lighting Ceremony - Draper City, Utah
Nov 30, 2021 Festival of Trees 2021 at Mountain America Expo Center
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 ZOOLIGHTS! At Utah's Hogle Zoo
December 3, 2021 Light The Night - The City of South Jordan
December 4, 2021 Tree Lighting Ceremony - North Ogden City
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Visits with Santa at Barker Park - North Ogden City 

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 18 - 20, 2021 Northern Utah Dickens Christmas Festival
Nov 27, 2021 A Very Dickens Dinner - Thanksgiving Point
Multiple dates starting Dec 7, 2021 Candlelight Christmas - This Is the Place Heritage Park
Multiple dates starting Dec 11, 2021 Christmas at the Homestead - Frontier Homestead State Park

 

Holiday Races

Nov 27, 2021 Santa Run - Ogden City, Utah
Dec 4, 2021 Santa 5k, 10k, & Half Marathon Run - Gardner Village
Dec 4, 2021 Provo Santa Run 2021 - City of Provo, Utah
Dec 11, 2021 2021 Jingle Bell Run Salt Lake City - Arthritis Foundation Utah

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 11, 2021 The Greatest Snowman - Desert Star Playhouse
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2021 The Grouch Who Stole Christmas - The Off Broadway
Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2021 Barlow Ballet's Nutcracker at Covey Center for the Arts
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Scrooged - Heritage Theatre
Multiple dates starting Nov 29, 2021 A Christmas Carol - Hale Centre Theatre, Sandy
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2021 A Christmas Carol - One Man Show at Covey Center for the Arts
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 A Christmas Story: The Musical - SCERA Center for the Arts - Orem, UT
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2021 Utah Metropolitan Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Covey Center for the Arts

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 27, 2021 Lark & Spur Christmas Concert - The Grand Theatre
Nov 29, 2021 Joshua Creek Christmas - Covey Center for the Arts
Nov 30, 2021 Ryan Shupe Christmas - Covey Center for the Arts
Dec 3 & 4, 2021 Celebration of Christmas - Brigham Young (BYU) Arts
Dec 3 & 4, 2021 Light Up Christmas - Covey Center for the Arts
Dec 3 & 4, 2021 Christmas Around the World - Brigham Young (BYU) Arts
Dec 4, 2021 Tuba Christmas - Brigham Young (BYU) Arts
Dec 8, 2021 Jazz Ensemble: Have A Very Merry Jazzy Christmas - Brigham Young (BYU) Arts
Dec 17 - 23, 2021 Five Carols - The Grand Theatre

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Starting November 20 The Kinlands, UT
Starting November 20 Baum's Christmas Trees - Provo, Utah
Starting November 26 Green Ridge Christmas Trees

 

Ice Skating

Year Round Peaks Ice Arena
Year Round The Ice Sheet
Year Round South Davis Recreation Center 
Year Round Acord Ice Center
Year Round Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center - Ice Arena
Year Round Gallivan Center
Year Round Utah Olympic Oval
Year Round County Ice Center

 

Kwanzaa

Dec 15, 2021 Storybook Science: Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

 

Hanukkah

Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2021 (Virtual) Virtual Hanukkah Market - I J & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center
Dec 2, 2021 Hanukkah Celebration - Discovery Gateway Children's Museum

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Multiple dates starting Nov 9, 2021 Simple Treasures Holiday Boutique in Farmington
Nov 11 - 13, 2021 Salt Lake's Family Christmas Gift Show
Nov 18 - 20, 2021 Northern Utah Dickens Christmas Festival
Nov 19 & 20, 2021 Herriman Holiday Market
Nov 20, 2021 Moonlight Madness Sale - Gardner Village
Nov 26 - 28, 2021 Wheeler Holiday Market
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2021 Simple Treasures Holiday Boutique in Ogden
Dec 1 - 4, 2021 Christkindlmarkt - This Is the Place Heritage Park
Dec 3 & 4, 2021 Holiday Open House at Ogden Nature Center
Dec 3 & 4, 2021 Christmas Maker's Market - SCERA Center for the Arts - Orem, UT

  

Miscellaneous

Multiple dates starting Nov 6, 2021 Snowball Express Train Ride
Multiple dates starting mid Nov 2021 A Who's Holiday Escape
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Elf Displays & Elf Scavenger Hunt - Gardner Village
Nov 20, 2021 Sing Out Loud! Tree Lighting Event and Gingerbread Festival
Nov 22, 2021 2021 Gingerbread House Contest - The City of South Jordan
Nov 26, 2021 The Giving Tree - University Place - Orem, UT
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2021 Herriman Yeti Hunt 2021
Dec 3, 2021 Elf & Reindeer Zipline Challenge
Dec 8, 2021 Storybook Science: The Snowy Day
Dec 10, 2021 Wild Wreath Workshop
Dec 10, 2021 Live Nativity - University Place 
Dec 13, 2021 National Hot Cocoa Day: Hot Cocoa Insulation Science
Dec 13, 2021 Carols and Cocoa - University Place 
Dec 16, 2021 Snow Exploration
Dec 20 - 23, 2021 The Hunt Family "Miracle of Christmas" Live Nativity
Dec 22, 2021 Storybook Science: Snowmen at Night
Dec 26, 2021 Candy Cane Science
Dec 27, 2021 Gingerbread Engineering
Dec 29, 2021 Storybook Science: The Mitten

 


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