Take An Enchanting Winter Walk Through Ogden's Christmas Village In Utah
Are you ready for the holidays? Soon, towns all over Utah will be lit up with twinkling lights for the season, and while some prefer to take a drive to see holiday lights, a walk through millions of lights is somehow a little more personal and intimate. The Christmas Village in Ogden is a winter walk you don’t want to miss. In fact, it may be the best winter hike in Utah during the holidays.
The lights at this Christmas village in Utah turn on each night at 5 p.m. On Sunday through Thursday, the lights turn off at 10 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, the lights turn off at midnight. The Ogden Christmas Village is free for all visitors. You can learn more on the Ogden City website and the Ogden Christmas Village Facebook page.
Have you visited Ogden’s Christmas Village in the past and enjoyed the best winter hike in Utah? What is your favorite Ogden, Utah winter activity? Let us know in the comments!
Get out there in the snow and play! For more winter hiking in Utah, take a winter hike that will make you feel one with nature. But before you go, make sure to check out our ultimate hiking packing list!
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What are the best walk-through light displays in Utah?
Ogden's Christmas Village is one of the best walk-through light displays in Utah and features thousands of Christmas lights, charming cottages, and more. (Find all of the details in the article above.) But other positively magical light displays are worthy of seeking out as well. The annual Zoo Lights event at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City is positively spectacular. The trees are carefully wrapped with tiny, twinkling lights, and the zoo is decorated with more than 200 animal-themed, lighted displays.
For yet another suggestion: Generations of families have traveled to Temple Square in Salt Lake City for the Christmas lights on the square and Main Street Plaza. This event began back in 1965 and is among the most beloved lights displays each year in SLC.
Can I go hiking in the winter in Utah?
Yes, you absolutely can go hiking in Utah in the winter. Just be sure to read up on current weather conditions before you go driving across the state to arrive at a trailhead. Among the most stunning trails to take when there's snow on the ground are: Queen's Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park, Donut Falls Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and Angel's Landing Trail at Zion National Park. Here's more on these and a few other trails perfect for winter hikes.
What are the best parks to visit in the winter in Utah?
Utah has many parks that provide a variety of outdoor activities all year round, but if it's wintertime adventures you seek, then head to Zion National Park, which is simply stunning in the winter. For another park where you'll definitely find more solitude in the winter months than in the tourist-heavy summer months, head to Arches National Park to marvel at the views and how quiet it is without so many other people all around. And if you're looking to find an outdoor adventure of another sort, pack the family into the car and go snow tubing at Soldier Hollow at Wasatch Mountain State Park in Midway, Utah.