'Tis the season: Places in Utah to see Christmas light displays (17 items)
Christmas light displays are one of the most popular ways to celebrate the holidays in Utah.
With Christmas right around the corner, friends and family might be coming into town to share the holiday season. Enjoy the splendor of the season by visiting these popular light displays across the state.
1 of 17. Temple Square, Salt Lake City
Entrance to see the lights and nativity scenes around Temple Square is free. The lights were turned on Nov. 29 and will be shining through Dec. 31, 2013.
Related: Christmas lights on Temple Square in pictures from 1965-2013
2 of 17. City Creek Center
Santa will be visiting from Nov. 21-Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Photos with Santa are available for purchase at the lantern.
City Creek Center also has a decorated tree, fire fountain shows and window displays to enjoy.
3 of 17. Gateway Mall
During the holiday season, visitors can enjoy a light show at the Olympic Legacy Fountain, located near the north entrance of the mall. The lights and fountain show play to a variety of traditional Christmas songs. The show begins on the hour from 5-8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Santa is also visiting at The Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Visitors can have brunch with Santa on Dec. 21 from 8-10 a.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, including pricing for family photos visit shopthegateway.com.
4 of 17. Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo
Zoo Lights are open Sunday to Wednesday, 5:30-8 p.m. (grounds close at 9 p.m.), and Thursday to Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m. (grounds close at 10 p.m.). The zoo is closed on Christmas Day.
For admission prices and more information, visit hoglezoo.org.
5 of 17. This is the Place Heritage Park
Candlelight Christmas features Father Christmas, activities for children, as well as performances from The Heritage Village Carolers.
For more information visit thisistheplace.org.