The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Holidays

  • 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 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 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 with

  • Salt Lake - Stereotypes Be Damned

    Salt Lake is known for many things, but what you might not know is that our beautiful corner of the West is a burgeoning urban City with unparalleled beauty, gastronomy, and culture. Salt Lake will surprise you. The streets are buzzing with a new, vibrant energy, and there’s no better time to visit

  • 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

  • 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

  • 16 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays on a Budget

    The holidays can be a time of excitement, wonder, and joy. They can also be an expensive time. But rejoice: there are plenty of opportunities in Salt Lake to celebrate the season without breaking the bank. Santa Claus at Downtown Visitor Information Center When: December 12, 2015 Where: 90 South West

  • 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

  • Spooky Science

    The Leonardo, Salt Lake's favorite interactive science and art museum, went above and beyond with its Halloween events and exhibits this year. One of the most popular productions has been Spooky Science, a collection of exhibits designed to give you the creeps, make you cackle, and unleash your

  • Bride of Frankenstein: Dark, Twisted, Beautiful

    Corn mazes, Thriller, Rocky Horror Picture Show, haunted houses, nights of costumed debauchery. The standard Halloween repertoire will never lose its place in our hearts, but we've been looking for a jolt to the system, and Sackerson’s Bride of Frankenstein delivers. The production has brought joie

  • 13 Halloween Family-Friendly Events

    Wondering what to do with your gaggle of ghouls this month? Here's a list of 13 Halloween Happenings sure to frightfully delight. 1. Pumpkin Days and Hay Maze When: October 02 to October 31, 2015 Where: Wheeler Historic Farm Admission: $9, ages 2+. Tuesday Special: $2 off regular fee Admission

  • Free & Cheap Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

    Instagram Photo Credit: @designexchange79 Are you excited to have a fun Labor Day weekend, but your bank account is telling you to calm down? You've come to the right place. Here's our list of free (or cheap) events in the Salt Lake area. 1. Public Star Party When: September 4, 2015