Affordable Family Fun for the Holiday Season

Authored by: By Charity Williams, Community Outreach Coordinator for Magna United

As a single mom, I struggled with finding affordable activities for our family to participate in much like every family. My biggest problem was, I have two kids with special needs. Some days they were able handle the large crowds and loud noises, others not so much. I needed activities that my kids would enjoy, were inexpensive & hopefully learned something new. CHEAP was my priority. I couldn’t have enough money to pay entrance fees for four people, only to have a child have a melt down and need to leave 30 minutes after arriving. You see, our outings were also teaching experiences (I thought I was teaching the kids social skills, when I was being taught patience… which I am still working on).

christmas-activities-salt-lake-city

Below are a few activities that are very inexpensive or even free for families to enjoy over the holidays:

November 19th through December 24th, 2016:

Elf Displays and Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village
This is a free event and open to the public
Visit: http://www.gardnervillage.com

November 25th through December 24th:

Downtown Jingle Bus!
This is a free event and open to the public
Downtown holiday season visitors can hop-on and off the holiday themed ride circulating between The Gateway, Temple Square, City Creek Center, Gallivan Plaza & Capitol Theatre.

November 25th through January 1st:

Christmas Lights on Temple Square
This is a free event and open to the public

December 2nd – December 4th:

2016 Utah Winter Faire  at the Legacy Events Center
Single Ticket
Online – $7
At the Door – $12
Good for general admission to any one day of the Faire.
Weekend Ticket
Online – $15*
At the Door – $18
Good for general admission to all three days of the Faire
*Online weekend ticket purchases will also include a $5 Winter Faire coin good for shopping at any of the vendors at the Faire.  While supplies last.

Group Ticket
Online – $29
At the Door – $35
Good for general admission for up to 6 people for any day of the Faire
Visit: http://www.utahwinterfaire.com/tickets.html

December 3rd:  Between 11:00 am -7:00 pm:

Help-Portrait
You can now book your SLC Help Portrait appointment by visiting this link or by calling 801.284.4473
Visit: https://helpportraitutah.youcanbook.me/index.jsp

December 8th- December 10th: Between 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m:

Dickens Festival at South Towne Exposition Center
Tickets:
$7 Adults
$6 Seniors (65+)
$5 Children (4-12)
CHILDREN 3 & UNDER – FREE
Visit: http://dickenschristmasfestival.com/salt-lake-city/

December 9th -23th (Monday-Saturday, evenings):

Candlelight Christmas at The Place Heritage Park
Reduced admission price for this event is $5 per person
Free/children (2 and under)
Visit: http://www.thisistheplace.org/

December 10th: Between 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm:

Family Art Saturday: Wire at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
This is a free event and open to the public

December 12th at 7:00 PM:

32nd Annual Christmas Carole Sing-Along at Vivint Smart Home Arena
This is a free event and open to the public
Visit: http://www.vivintarena.com/events/302
If you want some more activities over the Wasatch Front please visit: http://www.nowplayingutah.com/

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Family Activities. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s