The break between semesters can be brutally boring, as many students suddenly find themselves with a lot of extra free time. Fortunately for students at Salt Lake Community College, the Salt Lake Valley is packed with exciting opportunities to stay entertained and active.
One of the most common activities to during the winter is to hit the slopes at the local ski resorts. Skiing or snowboarding enthusiasts love to glide down mountains of the best snow in the world. But what about those who don’t have that passion?
Utah offers plenty of activities to do during the winter besides just playing in the mountains. Three of the more common activities include seeing the lights at City Creek and Temple Square, the lights at Hogle Zoo, or any of the many experiences Salt Lake offers.
Looking for fun? Look no further than the downtown area!
At Temple Square a countless number of lights were lit the day after Thanksgiving. Every night through New Year’s Eve the 35 acres are blanketed with tourists from across the globe to see the variety of lights, in addition to the free concerts.
In the immediate downtown area, the fountain display at City Creek’s Richard’s Court is a highlight of the season. The fountains are choreographed to Christmas music at the top of each hour, and at dusk pyrotechnics are added to the water for an even more memorable experience. There are also opportunities to meet Santa, and dog owners looking for that perfect post-able picture can have their furry friend meet the big man, as well as his helper Santa Paws.
Meanwhile up at Hogle Zoo, the lights are back for their 10th consecutive year. There are over 200 animal and holiday-themed displays throughout the zoo grounds. Throughout the month of December people can visit the zoo to see the animals, attractions and lights every night except for Christmas.
Whatever your interests may be, there are many fun ways to spend Christmas break. Some other local activities include ice skating at the Gallivan Center, sledding at Sugarhouse Park, or even the Festival of Trees.