Winter Activities: Ten of the Very Best

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Winter Activities: Ten of the Very Best

Helen Sullivan, Writer

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Utah is known worldwide for having the greatest snow on earth, making it one of the very best places to ski and snowboard. The beautiful Wasatch mountains are covered in it, creating one of the most picture-perfect backgrounds. While this is Utah’s most famous attraction, there are so many other activities that must be taken advantage of this holiday season.


  1. Temple Lights

Downtown Salt Lake City gets into the Christmas spirit early, setting up the an

nual Temple Square lights Thanksgiving Day. This remarkable attraction happens once a year and is one of the Temple’s most popular attractions.

2. Luminaria

Thanksgiving point

has every holiday covered! From November 19th – January 5th you can go see the enchanting Luminaria. The mile long walk will bring you to a magical holiday world. The Ashton Gardens are filled with moving pictures and lights, flying reindeer, and a 120-foot lit Christmas tree. This truly enchanting light phenomenon is one you”ll just have to go to experience.

  1. Ice Skating at Gallivan Center

Gallivan center is in the heart of Salt Lake City, right next to rows of amazing restaurants, making this the most perfect spot to spend your evening. Ice Skating to the public is open everyday and is only  $9 per person!

  1. ZooLights

Growing up in Utah, ZooLights has been part of every family’s winter festivity traditions. ZooLights happens once a year at Hogle Zoo and 3D glasses are provided, making the lights shimmer and really come to life! Come visit Hogle Zoo from November 30th-December 31st.

  1. Tree of Life

Located in Draper, the brightest lit tree in the whole state (which can probably be seen from space) is one Utah tradition that will leave you absolutely awe struck. The white lights set the tree ablaze, illuminating the whole area around it. Setting up the tree takes nearly nine hours of stringing lights to complete, but the finished product is one of the brightest activities you do not want to miss this year! This festivity started November 30th and will go through the Christmas season.

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