There is a HUGE list of fun for your extra long Thanksgiving weekend, here’s a sample:
Free Admission to Discovery Gateway, Hogle Zoo, and Tracy Aviary
Free Santa Arrival Events
Free Lighting Celebrations
Free Electric Parades
Discounted Soldier Hollow Snow Tubing, Dickens Festival, Salty Dinner Theater, Ice Skating, Zipline and more!
Discounted Get-aways to Park City, Midway, St. George and more!
Check out our Calendar of Events for even more events. You can also find our favorites listed under C4U Picks, many of which are also listed below.
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Salt Lake City Events:
Discovery Gateway’s Holiday Food Drive on Wednesday, November 26. Bring in a donation for the Utah Food and receive 1 FREE admission for every 2 non-perishable food items donated at the museum during this one-day-only event!
Hogle Zoo – Free Winter Admission days on November 26.
Tracy Aviary – is offering Wild Wednesdays with Free Admission every Wednesday in November through March, $1 conservation fee is charged.
Midnight Freeze Skating (Farmington) – November 27-28 from 12 am – 5 am at Station Park. Cost is $8 per person and 100% of the proceeds go to Safe Harbor. DJ, prizes, free hot beverages/treats and over $1,000 in Station Park retailer gift cards to be given away!
University Mall Santa Arrival – (Orem) – Friday, November 28 a 9:30 am. Santa will arrive by helicopter. Enjoy live entertainment, free hot cocoa and treats provided by Starbucks.
Station Park Santa Arrival (Farmington) – Friday, November 28 from 5-8 pm. Come sing carols, decorate cookies and more while waiting for Santa to arrive.
FM 100 Christmas Concert Series – Friday, November 28 at noon at the South Towne Center.
The Lights on Temple Square – Friday, November 28 – lighting ceremony begins at dusk.
Gallivan Annual Lighting Celebration – Friday, November 28 from 4-6 pm at the Gallivan Center. There will be family-friendly activities, entertainment, giveaways and more.
Winter Lights Parade (Spanish Fork) – Friday, November 28 at 7pm. The parade goes from 900 N to 100 S on Main Street. The Parade starts at 7pm. Bring a blanket and the whole family to see the lights and fun! Santa will be there.
Manti Light Parade – Friday, November 28 from 6 am – 9 pm with early shopping, Santa, movie, refreshments and light parade.
Pondtown Christmas Lighting (Salem City) – Friday, November 28 at 6 pm at Knoll Park. There will also be a free orchestra concert.
Holly Days Festival (Vernal) – Friday, November 28, a free family friendly event bringing together the sights and sounds of the season downtown.
Nativity Celebration (Kaysville) – November 28 & 29 at Kaysville Tabernacle. There will be live musical performances, hundreds of nativity and creche displays, kids activities and more. Admission is free.
Park City Electric Parade – Saturday, November 29 from 6-6:30pm on Main Street. Join us as we electrify Main Street! We will be holding the official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree and Main Street lights before the Electric Parade. Beginning at 6pm, Parade participants will leave City Park and proceed up Park Avenue to Main Street.
Ogden Electric Light Parade and Opening Ceremony – Saturday, November 29 with the Electric Light Parade that fills Washington Blvd from 22nd Street to 26th Street. The parade is full of elaborate floats, live entertainment is featured in the amphitheater, and the opening ceremony wraps up with a spectacular fireworks show.
Willow Park Zoo Reindeer Trek (Logan) – November 29 – December 6 at Willow Park Zoo. Includes games for kids, holiday decorations and displays, and, of course, the animals of the zoo. Santa will be there and kids can pet two of the reindeer. Admission is $4/Adults, $2.50/Children.
Family Week in Lehi – November 23 – 29 enjoy a week of discounted or free family activities.
Trees of Diversity – November 20 – January 31 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W 3100 S). The Trees of Diversity exhibit showcases not only decorated trees, but also gingerbread houses, wreaths, nativities and other holiday scenes. Bring the family on November 21 for the official opening reception and enjoy more than 25 trees decorated by different ethnic arts groups from throughout the valley. Refreshments and music will also be provided. This is a free event.
Utah's Christmas Town Festival (Helper) – November 21 – December 6. From the Annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Helper Auditorium to December when the Electric Light Parade rolls down Main Street and finishes with a firework display on Friday and Saturday, Dec 5th and 6th.
Elves at Gardener Village – November 22 – December 31. Try your luck with our fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt. Be sure to check your list twice and get all the correct locations for Santa’s little helpers. This a wonderful activity for families, children and youth groups.
Discovery Gateway Museum – has a coupon valid for $6 admission per person (good for up to 4 people). Valid Fridays & Saturdays from 5-8 pm and Sundays 12-6 pm.
MOA Family Workshops (Provo) – On any one Saturday of their choice families can take a guided tour of a current exhibition and create a fun, hands-on art project, free of charge.
Arts, Parks and the Zoo – Get a coupon for places such as Utah Hogle Zoo, Red Butte Garden, This Is the Place Heritage Park, Utah Museum of Fine Arts and more. Go here for even more Hogle Zoo coupons.
Soldier Hollow Snow Tubing – $29 (reg. $42) for two hours of snow tubing for TWO with option for up to six.
Zipline Canopy Tour (Provo) – $35 (reg. $60) for a canopy tour.
Dickens Christmas Festival runs December 11-13 at the South Towne Expo Center. Get tickets as low as $4.50 each when you buy four (reg. $7).
X-mas Men at The Off Broadway Theatre – November 21- December 27 for $22 (reg. $32) for TWO.
Discovery Gateway Children’s Musuem – $13 (reg. $19) for museum admission for two with options for six.
Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park – $8 for admission for TWO with option for up to SIX
Tracy Aviary – $8 for admission for Two with options for up to six.
Ice Skating at Gallivan Plaza – $9 (reg. $16) for Two with skate rental. Options available for up to six. The rink will open November 14.
Toad's Fun Zone (Ogden) – $35 (reg. $55) for a VIP package which includes one-year VIP season pass and $5 arcade credit.
Dartside (Layton) – $11 (reg. $24) for one hour of dart tag for TWO.
Dinner Theater Show – $19 for Two from Prime Time Players at Mimi's Cafe in Sandy.
Natural History Museum of Utah – Pay as low as $15 (reg. $26) for Two. Options for up to Six.
Sky Trampoline Arena (Layton) – pay $12 (reg. $40) for a 2-hour jump pass for TWO with zip line access.
Boondocks (Draper & Kaysville) – $16.50 (reg. $25.95) for an unlimited day pass.
Classic Fun Center (Sandy, Layton or Riverdale) – $12 for waterpark or skating day for Two or $20 for Four. Also includes a pizza and pitcher of soda.
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Brewvies Cinema Pub – $9 (reg. $18) for TWO movie tickets and one popcorn at a matinee. Four options available for anytime shows as well.
Fandango is offering Cinemark movie goers that have a Visa Signature card Buy one ticket, get one free. This offer is only available on Friday's for a Friday movie.
There’s a weekly Cinemark concession coupon on their Facebook page.
Join Megaplex’s Newsletter Club and receive a FREE medium popcorn, or you can upgrade to a large for $1.
Murder Mystery Dinner – Pay $85 (reg. $162) for TWO tickets to a 4-course meal in West Valley. Also includes two commemorative mugs.
Dive Utah (Holladay) – Pay $11.99 ($25 value) for a Discover Scuba class.
Rocky Mountain Aquatics (West Valley) – Pay $9 ($20 value) for a 20-minute instructional scuba-diving experience for Two.
The Crater at Homestead Resort – $22.99 (reg. $32) for a 40-min bath or swim with snorkling gear for TWO. Options available for six.
Salt Lake Connect Pass – Starting at $48, get a 365-day pass that is valid at 13 Utah attractions.
Flowrider and iFly (Ogden) – $55 (reg. $89) for an indoor skydiving, surfing, and rock climbing package.
Salt Lake Bicycle Tours – $15 (reg. $30) for a 1-hour bike tour for TWO. Options available for up to four or up to 3 hours.
Half Day Private Fly-Fishing Trip (Provo) – $109 ($260 value) for a guided fly-fishing trip on the Provo River.
Pebblebrook Golf Links (Sandy) – $27 (reg. $40) for 18 holes of golf with a cart.
Crater Springs Golf Course (Midway) – $89 (reg. $138) for two 18-hole rounds of golf, $40 restaurant voucher and cart rental.
Cedar Hills Golf Club – Pay $10 for 9 holes or $17.99 for 18 holes.
The Ranches (Eagle Mountain) – Pay $49 ($99 value) for 18 holes of golf for TWO, plus a cart and large bucket of balls.
Painting Event – Pay $25 (reg. $45) for admission for on to a painting party at local restaurants.
Grimm Ghost Tours (Downtown Salt Lake) – Pay $32.99 ($54 value) for TWO ghost tours, options available for four.
Scales and Tails (West Valley) Pay $5 for admission for TWO.
Silver King Lodge located at the base of Park City Mountain Resort for as low as $89 a night (reg. $119).
Park City Marriott – $79 (reg. $149) a night with dates into December.
Shadow Ridge Resort in Park City – $79 (reg. $119) with dates into January.
Zermatt Resort in Midway for just $89/night (reg. $189). Dates are available into March.
Laketown Lodge – $399 (reg. $80) for a 50-person lodge with eight full bedrooms and bathrooms.
Bear Lake Lodging – $124 (reg. $248) for a 2-night getaway in a 1-bedroom condo.
Wingate by Wyndham (St. George) $59 (reg. $149) a night with complimentary hot breakfast.
The Inn at Entrada (St. George) – $129 (reg. $199) in a studio bedroom and options for a suite. Includes full or partial kitchen. Ranked 7th best golf course in Utah.
Whispering Oak Ranch (Moab) – $99 (reg. $179) in a Grey Dawn, Wildflower, or Sagewood cabin.
Courtyard Marriott in St. George – $79 (reg. $159) a night.
Ticaboo Resort at Lake Powell – Pay $89 (reg. $129) for a night stay.
Rodeway Inn near Capital Reef – Pay just $99 for a 2-night stay. Includes a Free Continental Breakfast.
Hampton Inn or Marriott in Salt Lake for only $59 a night (reg. $129). Includes a complimentary breakfast, free cable, free WiFi, indoor pool, hot tub and more.
Home2 Suites by Hilton in Lehi – $79 (reg. $169) for a night stay.
Barnes & Noble – Various weekend reading events for the kids.
Michael’s – Various crafts and activities.
Home Depot Kids Workshop -offers a Free workshop, Saturday, November 29 from 9 am – 12 pm. Kids can make a Give and Save Bank. Go here to find a location and register in advance.
Lowes Build & Grow offers a Free Kids workshop – Saturday,December 13 at 10 am. Pre-registration is required and spots fill up quickly, registrations opens December 1.
Home Depot – On Saturday, there is a Free DIY workshop at 10:15-11:30 am. Register online here.
Lakeshore Learning stores offer a free craft every Saturday from 11am-3pm. This Saturday kids can make a Cool Catching Penguin. Lakeshore Learning is in The Oakwood Village Shopping Center 5480 S. 900 East. hulu plus
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