Divorce can be a trying time for children, so it is important for parents to let them know that they are loved and cherished no matter the circumstances. No matter how painful the situation may be for everyone involved, it is important for the parents to remain strong and to work to create lasting memories for your children as you go through this transition in life. With that in mind, here are some great Christmas activities to do in Utah.

Tree of Life in Draper, Utah

The Tree of Life in Draper, UT is a world-famous representation of a scene in the Book of Mormon. The tree is strung with 1,000 strands of light and is located at the Draper City Park. The entire park is strung with lights to create a winter wonderland to enjoy.

Admission is free.

Address: 12500 S 1300 E, Draper, UT 84020

Ice Castles in Midway, Utah

Bring a sled to pull small children (instead of a stroller) if you visit the Ice Castles in Midway, UT. The Ice Castles are constructed every year near the Homestead Crater in Midway. The ice princesses from the movie “Frozen” put in appearances at various times and you can have the kids take their picture with them. Check the available times on the Ice Castles website, where you can also purchase tickets.

Address: 700 Homestead Dr, Midway, UT 84049

Information line: (888) 407-4054.

Temple Square Christmas Lights in Salt Lake City, UT

The Temple Square Christmas Lights are on every night through January 2 in Salt Lake City and they are well worth seeing! There is a life-sized Nativity scene near the North Visitors Center. Christmas music is always playing in the background and live bands put on performances as well.

Admission is free.

Address: 50 N Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Gardner Village in West Jordan, UT

Christmastime at Gardner Village is a recreation of Santa’s North Pole workshop located in West Jordan, Utah. There is a Scavenger Hunt through the village for children 12 and under to find all of the elf displays, with candy prizes for children who find all of the displays. The old-style village also features 22 locally owned shops decorated for the Christmas season. West Jordan is located about 12 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Address: 1100 West 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088

Gardner Village is closed Sundays.

North Pole Express Train in Heber, UT

The Heber Valley Railroad puts on a special North Pole Express train every year for the Christmas season. The railroad has reduced ticket prices for “North Pole Class” (coach). Every rider receives hot cocoa and a special gift from Santa. The North Pole Express runs through December 23rd and you can find dates and departure times on the North Pole Express website.

Address: 450 S 6th W, Heber City, UT 84032

Candlelight Christmas at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, UT

The Candlelight Christmas is a village setting at This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, UT. You will feel like you’ve stepped into a holiday greeting card from a century ago if you attend one of the scheduled events. The kids can make crafts and homemade gifts in one of the decorated pioneer cabins. Christmas carolers provide the background music. Admission prices to This Is The Place Heritage Park are slashed for the Candlelight Christmas and kids under 2 get in free.

Address: 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

December 8 – 23rd 2017 (Monday – Saturday evenings)

Zoo Lights at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Hogle Zoo is another location that will get your kids in the Christmas spirit. There are special nightly events at the zoo in Salt Lake City and participation in all events is included in the admission price. The zoo is lit up for the holidays. The kids can visit with Santa’s reindeer. Another must-see event is the lighted tunnel which you can walk through while wearing a set of hologram glasses. Check the Hogle Zoo website to purchase tickets ahead of time.

Address: 2600 E Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

December 1st – 31st 2017 (Closed Christmas Day)

Sunday – Wednesday 5:30 – 9 pm

Thursday – Saturday 5:30 – 10 pm

Christmas Eve –  5:30 – 9 pm

Christmas Day –  Closed

New Years Eve – 5:30 – 9 pm

Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT

Luminaria is an enchanting one-mile walk through a dazzling Christmas display in Lehi. There are 6,500 luminaries that cover the hillside and they are programmed to put on various displays. You really must see it to believe it. Time slots are available Monday through Saturday in the evenings through December 30th (it is closed Christmas Eve). The Luminaria website has more information on tickets and event times.

Address: 3900 N. Garden Drive Lehi, Utah 84043

November 20th – December 30th 2017

Monday – Saturday, Closed Christmas Eve.

Time Slots: 5:00pm-8:30pm

Last Admission: 9:00pm

Event Weather Hotline: 801.437.4884

Ticket Sales and Questions: 801.768.2300
(M-Sat, 10:00am-5:00pm)

Contact Salt Lake City, Utah Divorce Attorney David Pedrazas for a Free Case Evaluation Today 

Holiday activities can help every family get through the struggles associated with a divorce. Attorney David Pedrazas has been helping families going through a divorce for 20 years and he is committed to helping people move forward with their lives. The Law Office of David Pedrazas, PLLC, offers free case evaluations if you are considering a divorce. Call our office at 801-207-9774 today to schedule an appointment.

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