Top 10: Best places in Utah to see Christmas light displays this year for free
(KUTV) If you live at the top or the bottom of the Beehive State, there is no shortage of creativity with Utahns showing off their holiday spirit in the form of extravagant festive Christmas light displays.
Want to find the best where you live? Here's the best database to get you driving to the best places so you don't have to aimlessly look while the family's cheery mood melts with every continuing mile.
We know we can't cover them all, but if there is a light display you think should be added to this list email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is a list of some of the Top 10 free places along the Wasatch Front to see some great displays:
- The Lights at Temple Square - It might seem obvious, but some people completely forget they can get out and walk around and look at lights if it isn't too cold. The incredible display that takes months of preparation never disappoints.
- Layton City light display - Layton Commons Park - You can drive around in a loop or walk through the park and experience some of the most random things from Christmas lights to dolphins jumping out of the water while an animated bear tries to catch fish in a stream. It's an eclectic mix. It is free to the public, however, if you enjoy the show there is a donations box at the entrance. Here's a video preview.
The Lights on Sherwood Drive in Kaysville - These lights that move to the music and are fun for the whole family. If you are lucky sometimes a person from the house brings out candy canes for viewers. Good news about this light show it plays regular songs after Christmas until Jan. 1.
- Christmas Street in Taylorsville - Taylorsville - As you drive down the street you will see different homes decorated and hear the story of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. Fun for a family with children of all ages.
- Ogden's Christmas Village - Ogden - You get out and walk this display, but it's beautiful and spans an entire city block surrounding downtown Ogden.
- The Turnblom Family Christmas Light Show - Clearfield - Over 63,000 lights. New for 2015, the family added a 9,000 channel Mega Pixel Tree. Shows broadcast on 93.7 FM and go from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
- Addie's Lights - West Jordan - Display has over 30,000 lights all animated to music. Hang out on certain nights and maybe Jolly Old St. Nick himself will stop by with candy canes. Features a 20' custom inflatable snow woman with a custom made pink bra in honor of fight for the cure of breast cancer. Tune your radio to 87.9 FM.
- South Weber Lights - South Weber - Display has over 30,000 lights and 256 channels that are synced to six songs.
- Anderson Family Christmas Lights - Centerville - 16 Channels synced to some of the most well known holiday music.
- Lights on the rooftop in Clearfield - Clearfield - It's like a Griswold Family Christmas at this house on Lynnwood Drive. Look for the Santa and some Christmas trees and listen for the music.
Big displays that have an entrance fee:
- Willard Bay lights - Willard - A whole village lit up around the Willard Bay State Park. Christmas lights begin November 27 and run through December 31. Entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.
- Christmas In Color - Kearns - Nearly 1 million Christmas lights synced to music as you drive around and enjoy the display. The fee is $20-30 per car depending on if you order tickets online or if you just shop up. Click here for details.
- Zoo Lights! at Hogle Zoo - Salt Lake City - Watch where wildlife meets wild lights. See website for pricing and details. Toddlers 2 and under are free, $7 for adults.
- Lights at Thanksgiving Point - Lehi - Rates start out at $10 a vehicle, but there are other ways to get around, including a carriage and wagon.
- This Is The Place Heritage Park's Candlelight Christmas - Salt Lake City - Take a step back in time when you visit the fully decorated village. Plenty of activities outdoors and inside the cabins of the village for all ages. It even features a live Nativity scene. Visit their website for full details. $11 for adults, children 2 and under are free. Event goes from now through Dec. 26.