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12 Holiday Traditions The holidays in downtown SLC are a magical time. From the light-wrapped trees to the thousands of shoppers, the streets of downtown are vibrant and chock-full of cheer. Salt Lakers take the holiday season very seriously, and years of planning intricate and extravagant performances have led to some great traditions. Here are some of our favorites: Gateway, Temple Square, City Creek Center, Gallivan Plaza, Eccles Theater and Capitol Theatre.

Lights at Temple Square One of downtown’s most popular holiday traditions. Featuring around one million lights, Temple Square draws droves of people from the Intermountain West. If you need to warm up, head into the Assembly Hall to catch a free musical performance. (Runs through January 1) 4

The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic is back at Capitol Theatre with brand new stage sets and special effects. Don’t miss the first and longestrunning production of The Nutcracker in the nation! (December 2 - 30) 1

Macy’s Candy Windows A holiday tradition as rich as the candies that create these works of art. Look for the themed hidden components in each of the windows! (Through January 1 @ City Creek Center) 2


Mormon Tabernacle Choir From presidential inaugurations to expositions across the world, the “MoTab” has been creating holiday memories for more than 100 years! The choir regularly holds practices that are open to the public and will have several ticketed holiday performances throughout December. (See the full concert listing at mormontabernaclechoir.org) 5

Jingle Bus All aboard the Downtown Jingle Bus! Beginning Friday, November 24 through 3


December 24, downtown holiday season visitors can hop on and off the holiday-themed ride circulating between The

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Downtown Magazine - 2017 Fall / Winter  

Downtown Magazine - 2017 Fall / Winter