Downtown for the Holidays

Jingle Bus

All aboard the Downtown Jingle Bus! Holiday season visitors to downtown can hop-on and off the FREE holiday themed ride circulating between The Gateway, Temple Square & City Creek Center. Shoppers will find service especially useful to connect downtown's two malls, as well as sightseers enjoying the abundant holiday lights and storefront window decorations.

Map available at
7 days a week, FREE. 5 PM – 10 PM through Dec 28.

Windows & Lights

The holidays bring an amazing array of light arrangements to downtown as well as elaborate storefront decorations. Make sure to see the lights at Temple Square and the window displays at Macy's – to name a few. 

Winter Market at Rio Grande

Winter Farmers Market is back, and better than ever! The market kicks off November 8th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and will happen every other Saturday through April! These bi-weekly events will be held at the Rio Grande Depot in Downtown Salt Lake City. They will include an exciting mix of nearly 50 local vendors offering locally grown fresh produce, local meat, cheeses, dairy, baked goods, artisanal food, food trucks and more.

Saturday Dec 6 & 20, 10 AM – 2 PM 
View the vendor list at 

EVE Winter Fest 

Salt Lake City comes to life with EVE Winter Fest, a three-day celebration with concerts, DJs, grown-up drinks and engaging activities for kids and families. Discover everything that downtown has to offer with one all-access pass. 

More Holiday Cheer:

For an entire list of downtown events click here
Here are some of our favorites!  

Nov 14
Ice Skating Opens
Gallivan Center

Nov 18-23
Dr. Suess' How The Grinch Stole
Christmas the Musical
Capitol Theatre 

Nov 29-30
Messiah Sing-In Presented 
by Utah Symphony
Abravanel Hall

Dec 5-6
The Night Before Christmas 
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Dec 6
Latino Christmas Concert: 
Ven a mi casa esta Navidad
Temple Square

Nov 21 - Dec 27
X-Mas Men Presented by
Salt Lake Dance Center
The Off Broadway Theatre

Dec 12, 13
Mormon Tabernacle Choir and 
Orchestra at Temple Square
Christmas Concert
Temple Square

Dec 14
Music and the Spoken Word
Temple Square

Dec 13
Pub Crawl

Dec 13
Here Comes Santa Claus!
Presented by Utah Symphony
Abravanel Hall

Dec 18 - 20
Kurt Bestor Christmas
Abravanel Hall

Dec 11 - 21
Christmas with Misfits
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Dec 20 - 23 
Marry Christmas Presented by
Plan-B Theatre Company
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Dec 5 - 31 
The Nutcracker Presented
by Ballet West
Capitol Theatre

Nov 21 - Jan 3
Savior of the World
LDS Conference Center 

Nov 21, Dec 5
November and December
Gallery Stroll
Various Galleries

Dec 23
Anything Goes 
(Womens Ensemble)
Temple Square 

Dec 29
Sing-along of Favorite
Childrent's Songs
Temple Square

Dec 30
Winter Wonderland Concert
Temple Square

Dec 31
Mountain Blue: Southern Gospel
and Bluegrass; Empire Room;
Jenny Naylor Richards: Piano
Extraordinaire in the Tabernacle
Temple Square 

City Creek Center: 

Nov 21 - Dec 24
Visits and Photos with Santa

Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16
Santa Paws, dog photos with Santa

Dancing Fountain Shows 
Daily on the top of the hour

Dec 26, 27, 29, 30, 31
Live Entertainment

Nov 20 - Jan 1
Spectacular Lights, Trees &
Store Windows

The Gateway:

Nov 22
Light up the Night

Nov 26
Discovery Gateway
Holiday Food Drive

Dec 6, 13, 14, 20, 21 
Discovery Gateway
Breakfast & Brunch with Santa 

Utah Jazz Home Games: 

Dec 3- Toronto Raptors

Dec 5- Orlando Magic

Dec 9- San Antonio Spurs

Dec 12- Miami Heat

Dec 27- Philadelphia 76ers

Dec 30- Minnesota Timberwolves