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The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Holidays

  • Last-Minute Salt Lake Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    Don't disappoint Mom this year - from the standard to the creative and unusual, here are some Salt Lake-based ideas on how to celebrate that special woman in your life. The Sweets We know it's cliché to buy mom a box of chocolates, but what if you put a little Salt Lake twist on this old standby?

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Salt Lake

    Cinco de Mayo - a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage - is alive and well in Salt Lake. With an Hispanic and Latino population of almost 19%, there are many excellent (and delicious!) local ways to enjoy the day. While there are fewer big parties and festivals in the wake of COVID, you

  • A Salt Lake Valentine’s Gift Guide

    The holiday filled with hearts, weirdly satisfying chalky candy, and love themed everything is upon us. Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or even Anti-Valentine’s Day­–however you choose to celebrate, you might be wondering what you’re going to shower your loved ones with, amidst the pandemic. You

  • Did the Grinch Steal Christmas 2020?

    Cliché holiday movies, slightly overly spiked eggnog in hand, hints of pine and cinnamon wafting in the air. That time of the year when twinkle lights fill the streets and all of Northern Utah somehow resembles a fantastical North Pole. It’s enchanting. But what does that really mean for us this

  • A COVID Thanksgiving

    Pandemic, earthquake, windstorm, state of emergency, presidential election...turkey? Thanksgiving will look a little different in Salt Lake City this year as the unpredictable trend of 2020 continues. Before you dismiss Thanksgiving and grudgingly try to answer the question, “What are you thankful

  • See The Lights in Salt Lake

    Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing, the perfect spot for a holiday picture, or an electric ending to a December date night, Salt Lake has plenty of places to get your tiny lightbulb fix, and each has its own brand of charm. Here are a few favorites. Christmas Street(s) There are two

  • Salt Lake Lights and Sights – Experience Temple Square

    Without question, the most oooh and ahhh-worthy Christmas lights in Salt Lake are those at Temple Square, the city’s most visited attraction. The first lighting ceremony was held in 1965, and it’s been an annual tradition ever since, with approximately one million LED lights now twinkling to life

  • Salt Lake's Pride Preview

    All year ‘round, Salt Lake proudly owns its designation as one of Advocate magazine’s Ten Queerest Cities in America, but in June, well, something extra special happens. Rainbow flags appear in windows, in yards, on porches, and on restaurant patios. The city block around Library Square bustles

  • Salt Lake's Best Halloween Events

    It’s that time of year again—the wind is getting brisk, the colors are changing on the mountains, and the sound of leaves blowing down the street are followed by pumpkin lattes and co-eds sporting Han Solo boots-and-vest style on campus. That’s right, one of the best holidays of the year is just

  • Halloween Events for Kids

    With the dream of free candy haunting their dreams, hopes of haunted houses in mind, and plenty of spooky good times to look forward to, Halloween is big time for kids. Check out our list of family- and kid-friendly Halloween fun, and be sure to get a taste of the best Salt Lake has to offer in the

  • Salt Lake's Best Holiday Events

    ‘Tis the season, and while the temps are dropping, the lights, events, and holiday cheer is bubbling up in Salt Lake. Whether you’re looking for family fun or more elevated evening diversions, Salt Lake has something in store. As the urban gateway to Utah, and the Greatest Snow on Earth, Salt Lake

  • Easter Activities in Salt Lake

    From breakfast with the Easter Bunny to egg hunts in the park, we have a list of events that won't disappoint. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny When: March 26, 2016 Where: Chick-fil-A Fort Union 1088 E Fort Union Blvd., Midvale, UT Admission: FREE Join the Chick-fil-A team for Breakfast with

  • Here's What to Do (and What Not to Do) on New Year's Eve

    WHAT TO DO: Featured Events EVE Winter Fest While this three-day fest is especially awesome for those with littles, it's by no means a kids-only party. In addition to BounceTowns and Ballrooms, there's live music, full-strength beer, and the Nate Wade Subaru All Access City Pass, which grants

  • It's a Christmas Miracle: The 'Only in Salt Lake' Gift Guide

    No matter how picky (or peculiar) your friends and loved ones are, and no matter how obscure their hankerings and hobbies may be, you’ll find a local Salt Lake store specializing in something they love. Localize (and dare we say elevate) your holiday shopping for the folks on your list. The

  • No One's Too Cool for Xmas

    Some people (grinchy, scrooge-y people) think that Christmas is just for kids. We think those people need a hot toddy and some Ella Fitzgerald Christmas tunes on vinyl, but maybe we’re purists. Put on your ugliest holiday sweater, stoke the fire, and get ready folks, you’re about to have a classic

  • Celebrate the Holidays at This Is the Place Heritage Park

    Anytime is a good time to visit This Is the Place Heritage Park, but the holidays offer a festive look back in time to see the West as it was during the early settlement of Utah. Holiday Events: Christkindlmarkt href="http://www.visitsaltlake.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Christkindlmarkt/21041/673/”>" <="" div="">

  • Holiday Shopping at Salt Lake's Artisan Bazaars

    If the early hours and fast pace of Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't your style, Salt Lake has many opportunities to shop in a more festive environment. If you need to find something for that "hard to shop for" person on your list and prefer supporting local artisans, you're in the right place.

  • Where to Dine on Thanksgiving Day

    Oasis Cafe's Thanksgiving Brunch: Back by Popular Demand Featuring local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats, and the freshest seafood, brunch at Oasis Cafe is a favorite with locals. It’s loaded with traditional breakfast dishes, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Guest favorites include the

  • Unique Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Salt Lake

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the pressure is on to find ways to celebrate with friends and family. Be of good cheer, faithful readers—while you stress about who has to sleep on the pull-out sofa and which side-dishes to add to the Turkey Day menu, Salt Lake has an array of activities to

  • Thanksgiving Recipes with a Salt Lake Twist

    Finally, the leaves have turned; fall’s crisp air lingers in the mornings and evenings. Soon our mountains will be covered in powder (this is a positive-thinking, mantra-type thing, say it with us). We're on the cusp of Thanksgiving, and Salt Lakers have a lot to be thankful for; from the divine