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Outstanding Lights & Displays
Here’s a list of the great places to see holiday lights in Cedar City (and one in Parowan). Be sure to check back often, as we become aware of more places, we will add them below:
26 North 1150 West (Cedar City) | Turning on Monday, December 3rd
Ben Hohman shares his love of decorating with the Cedar City community by covering his house with lights and decorations. Public is encouraged to explore his entire yard, however Ben kindly asks for a donation to the Make A Wish foundation.
Randy Cowen (Vintage Christmas)
686 West 200 North (Cedar City)
Randy and Collete Cowan’s vintage display of the nativity scene and Santa with his reindeer is a Cedar City tradition!
3631 North 250 East (Enoch)
The Miller’s go all out with the lights and synchronized Christmas music. Be sure to tune your radio to 89.9 FM to get the full effect.
Leigh Hill Loop
(Cedar City) Many of the Leigh Hill homeowners love to Deck the Halls for Christmas. Start on Ridge Road and make your way to 700 South, then head West to Cove Drive, then drive north. Check out some of the side streets and you’ll pass the Catholic Church and the LDS Temple with their austere nativity scene ( a gentle reminder of the true spirit of the season).
Downtown Main Street
Center Street to 200 North (Cedar City)
Downtown Cedar City is always a winter wonderland during the holiday season, even without snow. Take the kiddos to Mayor’s Park (southwest corner of Center and Main)where Santa’s sleigh awaits for that perfect picture taking opportunity for next year’s Christmas card.
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Dec 10th, 14th – 15th, 17th, & 21st – 22nd
635 North Main Street (Cedar City)
Frontier Homestead will open the gates to their fabulous displays located on the grounds of the museum. Don’t miss the amazing mini Christmas village. There’s no admission charge, however a donation is greatly appreciated so they can keep the lights for future events.
Frank & Mary Davis
264 South 500 West (Parowan)
Tune in your radio to 96.9 to view a dancing light display synchronized to the music.
Get into the Spirit of the Season with These Fun Activities!
Forget Amazon! Cut a real Christmas Tree
This holiday season, spend a day with the family playing in the snow, drinking hot cocoa, and adventuring into a snow covered forest to find the perfect Christmas tree. Whether tree cutting is already a household tradition, or this year marks the start of a new one, it is a great way to get outside, explore our backyard and spend time connecting with family. This year, both Dixie National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management are offering the opportunity to cut trees, giving families the chance to have a unique tree and a great experience.
Permits for fir or pine trees on Dixie National Forest land are available at 1789 North Wedgewood Lane in Cedar City – and through partner vendors, including, Ace Hardware in Cedar City. Permits for trees up to ten feet can be purchased for $10, and permits for trees above ten feet can be purchased for $20. Contact the Dixie National Forest at (435) 865-3700.
Permits to cut pinyon pine, white fir and juniper trees on Bureau of Land Management land are at the Cedar City Field Office, 176 East D.L. Sargent Drive. Permits are $10 each with a limit of two per household. Contact the Bureau of Land Management at (435) 865-3000.
Find the perfect cup of hot cocoa
Baby it’s cold outside and what better way to warm up then with a piping hot cup of cocoa or a spicy chai tea. Here are the best spots in Cedar City to fill your mug.
THE GRIND COFFEE HOUSE AND CAFÉ
19 North Main Street
THE PASTRY PUB
86 West University Blvd
PERKS COFFEE & ESPRESSO
750 S Main St
1233 South Sage Drive
150 North Main Street (in Lin’s Market)
96 North Main Street
* OPEN SUNDAYS, hours vary
It’s not the holidays without shopping!
If you want to find that truly unique gift Cedar City and Parowan feature fun, independent shops particularly in the downtown areas. Antique stores, vintage shops, craft boutiques, bookstores and more guarantee you’ll find the perfect gift!.
Ice Skating (weather permitting, call ahead)
The Glacier Community Ice Rink is the perfect place for winter fun. Take a lesson, try out hockey or just go skating! Skate rentals available. Located at 2090 W Royal Hunter Dr. in Cedar City. Call ahead at 435-868-8914.
Go Tubing (weather permitting, call ahead)
Tubing is another exciting way to experience winter. It’s like sledding only easier, more fun, and you don’t have to hike back up the hill! Brian Head Resort tubing parks are located near the Giant Steps Lodge and at the Navajo Lodge. Advance reservations are highly recommended, especially during the holiday periods at brianhead.com or 435-677-2035. Also on weekends and holidays, the Resort has night skiing at Giant Steps Base Lodge. Fun for those just learning a snow sport and for more advanced skiers looking for a magical evening gliding down gentle slopes. Brian Head is located 29 miles northeast of Cedar City.
Build a snowman (weather permitting)
We can’t guarantee there’ll be snow in town but when there is head to Main Street Park to build a snowman or snowwoman. No snow, then head up Cedar Canyon (Hwy 14) about 12 miles to Woods Ranch recreation area or head to Brian Head Ski Resort where the higher elevation increases your chances of finding the fluffy white stuff.