Fun Winter Activities In Utah

As you probably know we live in Utah and Utah is absolutely GORGEOUS in the Winter time! There is so much fun things to do here around the Holidays and I wanted to make sure I blogged some of our favorites! So without further ado here is my list of fun winter activities to do in Utah!

Ogden Village Lights

This is our absolute favorite thing to do as a family! Josh and I went when we had no kids and have been every year since which is 7 years! Seven years people and this is our favorite thing ever! There are tons of  little houses filled with little scenes and my kids (and josh and I) die over them! They are decked out! Not only is this village filled with tons of pretty lights to look at and little houses filled with the coolest stuff like elves, nutcrackers, bears, Santa’s, etc., but you can also visit Santa while you are there and depending on the time you get their there is usually live performances. It is absolutely magical and a MUST DO!

Temple Square Lights

These lights are a must do at Temple Square. They are at the LDS temple and they’re so pretty. I’ve been every year since I was little and I love this tradition! There are little Nativities all around and it’s just so pretty and magical. Defiantly gives you the spirit of Christmas.

Thanksgiving Point Luminaria Lights

We went to the Luminaria Lights last year and HOLY SMOKES this was so cool! You start off walking through a bunch of lights which takes you to this little stop where there are LIVE reindeer and a little Donut Shop and Hot Chocolate Shop. Right there the trip there has been made but then there is more! More lights that are absolutely amazing and there is another little “village” stop where there are little fire pits to cook marshmallows, games to play and a ton more! This is so much fun! Make sure you dress SUPER warm. We were freezing last year! This is worth the money, drive, you name it! SO much fun!

Zoo Lights

This is super fun! We have taken our oldest two a few times and its so fun because the animals are awake and moving around more. There are lights everywhere and its just a fun experience! I would recommend trying to go on a week day because when its super busy it makes it not as magical and fun.

Tubing at Solider Hollow

This is SO MUCH FUNNN!! You get towed up on your tube to the top of the hill and slide down! It’s a blast and so nice that you don’t have to walk up a huge hill! I did this when I was little and we’re taking our kids this year, I can’t wait!

Ice Skating at the Galvin Center

This is so much fun and you can come do this right after or before you do the Temple Square Lights since you’re so close! This is all lit up and so fun and magical!

Gardener Village – Christmas In the Village

The Christmas in the Village is super fun! It’s just like what they do around Halloween but instead of witches there are Elves all over! They also have a Santa’s breakfast that sounds fun and best of all the Santa run! Which is super fun and everyone dresses up like Santa and gets milk and cookies while they run!

Skiing and Snowboarding

If you’re in Utah this is a must! We have tons of amazing places to go skiing and snowboarding! Here are a few great places to go: Snowbasin, Park City Mountain, Snowbird, Powder Mountain and many more!

Visit Park City

This is a MUST during the Winter. Park city is beautiful and the shopping is amazing! Also their hotels are amazing and most of them have heated pools! This is one of my families favorite place to stay in the Winter months!

Ice Castles In Midway

There is nothing like these! SO COOL and kids love it!

Disney on Ice

This is so much fun! We’ve gone before and my kids were a little too little to realize how cool but we are taking them this year and I’m so excited! Tickets are available HERE!

Christmas Carol Sing Along

My mom always begs us to do this every year but I always feel like my kids are too young buttt this year I think Jack and Posy will love it!


One of my favorite things to do in the Winter. Such a fun atmosphere and kids love it! My parents took us growing up and we take Jack. It’s so much fun and great memories that last forever!

Grizzly Hockey Game

Josh’s dad takes us to a Hockey Game every year and it is a blast! Jack is already excited to go to one this year!

North Pole Express Heber Creeper

We have not done this yet, but EVERYONE raves about it! I’ve heard nothing but good things and I think we’ll try and take the kids this year!

I hope all these ideas help you find some fun things to do in Utah, whether you are visiting or live here there is tons of magic to be had in the Winter time here! Let me know what you do and how you like it!











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