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 9th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and will happen every other Saturday through April 19th! 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 7 & 21, 10 AM – 2 PM 
View the vendor list at 


Nerds, Romantics, Geeks & Hotties: Gather in the streets of downtown for EVE. Three days of revelry for families, friends, lovers...even hippies and hipsters! Warm up with improv, shows, karaoke, games and films. At the Salt Palace and EVErywhere downtown. December 29th, 30th & 31st.  

More Holiday Cheer:

Nov 13
Ice Skating Opens
Gallivan Center

Nov 21 – Dec 24
Santa's Lantern Cottage
City Creek Center

Nov 22 – Dec 28
It's A Wondrous Life (Comedy)
Off Broadway Theatre

Opens Nov 23
Holiday Lights & Santa 
The Gateway

Nov 29 – Dec 31
Light Up the Night
Temple Square

Nov 30 – Dec 22 (Weekends)
Breakfast & Brunch with Santa
Discovery Gateway

Dec 2
Oakridge Boys
Abravanel Hall

Dec 3, 10, 17
Santa Paws
City Creek Center

Dec 5-6
Night Before Christmas
Rose Wagner Theater

Nov 30 – Dec 1
Messiah Sing-in
Utah Symphony & Opera

Opens Dec 6
Capitol Theatre

Dec 7
Jingle Bell Run
The Gateway

Dec 7
Peter Breinhold
Rose Wagner Theater

Dec 13-29
A Snow White Christmas
Rose Wagner Theater

Dec 13
Santa Con Pub Crawl

Dec 13 – 14
Choir Christmas Concert
Mormon Tabernacle

Dec 14
Here Comes Santa Claus
Utah Symphony

Dec 19 - 21
Kurt Bestor Concert
Abravanel Hall

Dec 21
Piano Guys Home for Christmas
Energy Solutions Arena

Dec 27 – 28
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Abravanel Hall