Winter is here!

Adventures in finding Holiday Cheer!

Whether you live in our bea-UTAH-tiful state or are just here visiting, I have some fun ideas for you to do as a family, as a date-night or solo!

The best thing about these ideas is that they happen annually, so, you can count on this festive fun every year! And, this is where Holiday traditions get established. Yay! My family loves guessing which Holiday tradition we are going on when we say we are going on a surprise adventure tonight!


1. Christmas in Color

This is a drive-thru Christmas light experience packed with thousands of colorful strands of Holiday lights and dancing and singing Christmas-themed figures that are synced with Holiday music. This year they were even testing these fun new 3D glasses to wear during your experience. Be sure to “like” their facebook page because they typically offer discount codes!


2. A Grand Winter

Holidays at The Grand America. The Grand America decorates their 14 indoor windows in different festive themes from November 21- December 31st. Think Main Street, U.S.A. with this experince. My favorite windows this year were Grinch, Lodge, fireplace & hot cocoa and Polar bear & Ice. No fee.


3. Midway Ice Castles

When you visit the Ice Castles, you will feel like you have stepped into a frozen tundra of majestic crystals and towers that Elsa herself magically created. There are fun tunnels, slides and the most glorious mountains. This is a must-do. But every attendee should dress warm, hats, warm coats, snow boots and good gloves. We actually all wear snow pants so we can sit on the hand-sculpted snow chairs comfortably for pictures, too. Tickets sell out fast, so you will want to pre-purchase. Check their website for open hours.


4. Tree of Life Draper City Park

This tree is HUGE. This is also outdoors so you need to dress accordingly. Parking may also be an issue, so be prepared to walk a bit if you go later because this is a cool spot to hit. No fee.

Photo courtesy of Draper City


5. The Real UP House Holiday Lights

Personal plug here, but hey, I’m proud of our light display! Our Holiday Lights are on from December 1-31st from 5:30-11:30pm. No fee. Our block has beautiful displays on each house, as well as a few neighbors across the street and around the block. You may also want to visit Herriman City Hall, which is a few blocks from our house; it’s new Herriman Towne Center Park has a fabulous lighted tree display!


Now, go have a Merry adventure! Happy Holidays!