Holiday Event – Lights – Santa & More

Cedar City Holiday Map! Events, Santa, Lights and so much more all in Brian Head, Parowan and Cedar City, UTDownload a PDF of your very own Cedar City Holiday Map HERE!

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:

Christmas Lane

400 East 1250 North (Cedar Ridge Golf Course)Holiday Events, Find that perfect cup to warm you up, shopping spots and more all in Cedar City, UT
All the homes on this loop drive participate in telling the story of “The Night Before Christmas”.

Make-a-Wish House

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!

Nathan Miller

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.

Davis Lights

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.

21 ELEVEN COFFEE*
435-233-2026
2111 North Main StreetFind that Perfect Cup of Hot Cocoa - or Coffee - or Tea - whatever you choose to warm up on cold winter days and nights! Cedar City, UT

THE GRIND COFFEE HOUSE AND CAFÉ
435-867-5333

19 North Main Street

THE PASTRY PUB
435-867-1400
86 West University Blvd

PERKS COFFEE & ESPRESSO
435-572-4011
750 S Main St

STARBUCKS COFFEE*
1233 South Sage Drive
150 North Main Street (in Lin’s Market)

TAE’S TEA*
435-233-2481
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.

Holiday Events

December 13

The Oak Ridge Boys: Shine the Light on Christmas Tour at 7:30 pm in the SUU America First Event Center (152 S 800 W, Cedar City). Tickets are $26 adults and $16 students. Tickets at  www.tbirdtickets.com, 435-586-7872, or at the Thunderbird Ticket Office. 435-586-7872.


December 14

A Nashville Tribute Band Christmas Revival held 7:30 pm in the Heritage Center Theater (105 N 100 E, Cedar City), admission ranges from $13 children value seat, $18 adult value seat up to $29 premium seating.


December 14 & 15

Lights at the Frontier – Christmas Light Viewing held 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the back portion of the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N Main St, Cedar City). 435-586-9290.


December 15

Downtown Year Round Farmers Market: Holiday Market held Saturday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Downtown Year Round Farmers Market (45 W University Blvd/Center St, Cedar City), admission is FREE.

The Christmas Fairy performed from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Cedar City Library in the Park (303 N 100 E, Cedar City), FREE. Hear and experience the story, read and acted out by the author. Experience the magic before it is published and made into a movie!

The Forgotten Carols in Cedar City held 7:30 pm in the Heritage Center Theater (105 N 100 E, Cedar City), admission is $28 (Floor-Rear/Balcony-Front) or $36 (Orchestra Seating). www.forgottencarols.com.


December 16

Cedar City Creche Festival held 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Canyon View Stake Center (1985 N Main St, Cedar City), admission is FREE. cedarcitycrechefestival@gmail.com.


December 17

Lights at the Frontier – Christmas Light Viewing held 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the back portion of the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N Main St, Cedar City). 435-586-9290.


December 20 – 22

Neil Simon presents: A Christmas Carol on the Air held 7:30 pm in the Heritage Center Theater (105 N 100 E, Cedar City), tickets are $15 adults and $10 veterans/students/children. www.simonfest.org.


December 21

Winter Solstice Celebration held 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Southern Utah Museum of Arts – SUMA (13 S 300 W, Cedar City), admission is FREE. Celebrate with Foods, Activities, Music & Discounted Gift Shop Items. 435-586-5432.

Night at the Visitor Center – Join Santa and Rudolph for family night and Toy Drive held 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Cedar City Visitor Center (581 N Main St, Cedar City), admission is FREE. Bring a new toy to donate. 435-586-5124.


December 21 & 22

Lights at the Frontier – Christmas Light Viewing held 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the back portion of the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N Main St, Cedar City). 435-586-9290.


December 22

The Christmas Fairy performed from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Cedar City Library in the Park (303 N 100 E, Cedar City), FREE. Hear and experience the story, read and acted out by the author. Experience the magic before it is published and made into a movie!


December 29

The Christmas Fairy performed from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Cedar City Library in the Park (303 N 100 E, Cedar City), FREE. Hear and experience the story, read and acted out by the author. Experience the magic before it is published and made into a movie!


December 31 – January 1

New Year’s Eve Bash held 3:00 pm – 12:30 am at Brian Head Resort (Brian Head). 435-677-2035.