Christmas Time is Here! 5 Places in Salt Lake City Where You Can Kick Off Your Annual Christmas Spirit

By Eric Openshaw on November 29, 2018

Strong VolkswagenThis article about kicking off your Christmas spirit is sponsored by the All-New VW Tiguan at Strong Volkswagen. Visit Strong Volkswagen in Salt Lake City for a variety of new & used cars, parts, service, and financing. 

With Thanksgiving finally over, you know that it’s the most wonderful time of year. So how are you going to get started with your Christmas spirit? Here are 5 places in Salt Lake City where you can kick off your Christmas spirit.

1. City Creek Center

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With shopping likely first on your list of things to do at this time of year, there isn’t a better place to start than City Creek Center. Get in the holiday spirit while getting those early Christmas presents taken care of while seeing the beautiful decorations.

2. Cathedral of the Madeleine

Midnight mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine is one of the most hauntingly beautiful experiences you can have to get in the Christmas spirit. But wait, why talk about it now to get into the Christmas spirit if it still won’t happen until Christmas? Well, that’s because the free passes go fast for this event. Get them now so you’ll have them for Christmas Eve!

3. ZooLights


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From November 3oth until the 31st of December, the Hogle Zoo goes nocturnal with their ZooLights.  This yearly light display is fun for the whole family, plus you get to see some amazing animals in literally a completely different light.

4. Sugar House Santa Shack

For more than 70 years the Santa Shack in Sugar House has been a staple for children and adults alike.  The wait can be long though so dress warm, but it’s worth it for the kiddos. Once you’re inside the Santa Shack Santa is great about giving each child, adult or even pet plenty of time to tell them what they want for Christmas and snap a picture.

5. Temple Square

Temple Square’s Christmas Lights display is a can’t miss destination every holiday season in Salt Lake City. But did you know Temple Square turns it’s famous lights on in the morning before dawn too? Temple Square turns their lights on in the morning from 6:00 am to 7:30 am and in the evening from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

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Get to all of these fun and festive places in a Volkswagen Tiguan from Strong Volkswagen, and enjoy the holiday season in style.


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