The Christmas season kicks off Friday, November 25th, and SLC is ready to celebrate with dozens of special events in every community throughout the valley, including tree lighting ceremonies, music, dance, holiday markets and a lot more.Salt Lake's downtown holiday lights come on Friday evening, with a "Lights On!" celebration at 5 p.m. at the Gallivan Center.What are your favorite Salt Lake City holiday traditions? I'm a fan of holiday lights, so I'll be sure to take the family to see the downtown lights and Temple Square, plus Zoolights at Hogle Zoo and the drive-through holiday lights at Thanksgiving Point. I also like to attend at least one special performing arts event (this year, it's going to be the Blue Man Group at Kingsbury Hall). I also love the spirit of a hometown holiday party, and there are lots of those in communities throughout the Salt Lake area.Browse the list for dozens of ideas to help you celebrate the holidays in Salt Lake City. Traditional favorites plus new and surprising events will help you keep the joyful spirit throughout the holiday season.Salt Lake City Holiday EventsSLC Holiday Light DisplaysCommunity Christmas EventsPhoto by Comstock Images. Read more from Marsha Maxwell at