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Salt Lake City Holiday Traditions

The holidays in downtown SLC are a magical time. From the light-wrapped trees to the thousands of shoppers, the streets of downtown are vibrant and chock-full of cheer. Salt Lakers take the holiday season very seriously, and years of planning intricate and extravagant performances have led to some great holiday traditions. Enjoy some of our favorites!

  • 1.

    Nutcracker

    Nutcracker

    For six decades, The Nutcracker has been a centerpiece of SLC's holiday festivities.

  • 2.

    Ice Skating at the Gallivan

    Ice Skating at the Gallivan

    Hot chocolate, snacks and hours of skating on the ice at Gallivan Center is fun for all.

  • 3.

    Jingle Bus

    Jingle Bus

    Let the Jingle Bus circulator take you around downtown and learn fun facts about the city!

  • 4.

    Winter Market at Rio Grande

    Winter Market at Rio Grande

    The Winter Market at Rio Grande showcases local produce, meats, cheeses, and desserts.

  • 5.

    Lights at Temple Square

    Lights at Temple Square

    One of downtown's most popular traditions, features around one million lights.

  • 6.

    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir first performed in 1847 and is a staple in Salt Lake's holiday celebrations.

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