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Christmas in UtahBesides stunning winter scenery and world famous Utah ski resorts, the entire state is a holiday wonderland with rich seasonal traditions both religious and secular.

Check out what's happening in the Beehive State this Christmas with major events taking place in Salt Lake City and Provo ...

DID YOU KNOW? Utah Christmas fun facts

Lights at Temple Square, SLC Utah
Go light-seeing in Temple Square.

• The famous holiday lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City are only turned on for the Christmas season, but are actually up for six months out of the year. Stringing the lights begins in August, and it takes two months after the holidays to take them all down.

• Named by Travel & Leisure Magazine as the best holiday light show in Utah, Christmas in Color in Provo features acres of tunnels, giant candy canes, and snowmen lit by more than 1.5 million lights synchronized to holiday music.

• The likelihood of a white Christmas in Utah? Pretty good actually, especially up north. According to National Weather Service snow accumulation records, 54 percent of the time there's at least one inch of snow on the ground at Christmas.

More information about Christmas in Utah around the Web:

Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Find this year's schedules for the Christmas Concert, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square in mid-December.

Festival of Trees - This annual Salt Lake City fund-raiser includes hundreds of festively decorated trees, a visit with Santa and other kid-friendly activities at the South Town Expo Center.

Ogden's Christmas Village - Check out a winter wonderland of charming seasonal exhibits including a Christmas tree, Santa's Castle and seasonal eats and treats at the Municipal Gardens.

Utah Valley Handbell Ringers - Helping to ring in the holidays with a Christmas performance schedule throughout the Provo area.

Herber Valley Railroad North Pole Express - It's a hot ticket every year with this annual Christmas run with Santa and his elves serving hot chocolate and cookies, with information on this year's schedule and ticket ordering.

Christmas Tree Farms in Utah - Find a listing of precut and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms throughout the state with contact details, dates, times, and driving directions.

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