The Salt Lake Scene

Lights On!


It's Thanksgiving soon. That means a lot of things:

Turkey, football, family feasts, cool temperatures, crazy sales, and of course...LIGHTS!

All the lights go on this week and will twinkle through the New Year. Here's the information you need to gaze your eyes content this Christmas:

Downtown Salt Lake City
Friday, Nov. 28 - Lighting ceremony between 5:00 and 6:00 PM on Main Street and South Temple. Admission is FREE. Visit for more information.

Temple Square
Friday, Nov. 28 to Dec. 31 - Daily lights from dusk until 10:00 PM. Enter via 50 W North Temple St. Admission is FREE.

Thanksgiving Point
Friday, Nov. 28 to Dec. 27 - Holiday Lights - $7.00 per car, $4.00/person for wagon rides, $30.00/person for carriage rides (reservations only), and $50.00/person for trolley rides (reservations only). For reserations, call 801-768-2300. Also, don't miss out on the gourmet hot chocolate and holiday goodies at Water Gate Tower. For more information, visit

Hogle Zoo
Saturday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 31 - Lights iluminated between 5:00 and 8:00 PM, Sundays through Thursdays and between 5:00 and 9:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors and children under 12 y/o. FREE for kids under 2 y/o. Hogle Zoo is located at 2600 E Sunnyside Ave. Visit for more information.