One of my favorite holiday traditions is viewing the variety of Christmas lights that pop up around town. We are lucky to live in a particularly festive area, where fantastic light displays are in abundance – from gargantuan Griswold family-like home displays to incredibly amazing displays hosted by private organizations along the Wasatch Front.
You’ve may have heard about the fantastic lights at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, and many of you have probably been there. The number of lights on display there is absolutely amazing. A sight not to be missed…
Recently I discovered another wonderfully fun display a bit farther south – the electric park at Thanksgiving Point. The holiday light display is more than a mile long, but tends to be a bit more friendly for the little ones than many others I’ve been to – there is no walking out in the freezing Utah cold!
At Thanksgiving Point you can drive a personal car through this winter wonderland or ride in the Trolley, both of which are toasty warm. The light display is open Monday through Saturday from 6-10 p.m. until December 27. Admission is $8 per car ($4 for members) or $2 per person on the trolley. Worth every penny!
Don’t be fooled into thinking this place is just about holiday fun though, Thanksgiving Point is a fantastic location for families year round!
- If your birthday is in January (hint, hint), you might do a little shopping at the Emporium. They have more goodies in the 13,000 square-feet of retail heaven than you could possibly imagine. I think I am in love with about 90% of everything in there…
- Mom and Dad might enjoy a sweet Valentine’s Day dinner at Harvest Restaurant. Here’s where I recommend the Rock Shrimp Nachos…Just the right amount of kick. Can we say heavenly???
- Spring is a great time to meet the animals at Farm Country, enjoy the eggstreame Easter egg hunt and ohhh, the Tulip Festival is a must.
- Summers are great for birthday parties, visits to the gardens and when it’s really hot out you can enjoy the cool interior of the Museum of Ancient Life.
- Fall brings harvest, an amazing corn maze and more.
- How about a cooking class to gear up for Thanksgiving in November? Thanksgiving Point offers the most fantastic cooking classes (I’ve taken several fall classes and LOVED every one).
Anyway, I think you get the point…The best part?!? Thanksgiving Point has graciously provided an annual family pass ($175 value) for one of my lucky readers – talk about a fantastic Christmas gift!
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I am looking forward to spending loads of time at Thanksgiving Point this year and hope to meet you there!
*Thanksgiving Point has generously provided me with an annual pass for the coming year and one to giveaway. However, all opinions expressed are my own.