23 November 2021
Discover Christmas Lights in Davis
by Miri Gubler with Discover Davis
The holidays are here and you know what that means….Christmas lights! Here are our top 3 light displays not to miss this holiday season, and a collection of other lights you can discover in davis.
Layton City: “Lights Before Christmas”
Layton city does not hold back when it comes to their Christmas light display! This beautiful animal scene will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to the North Pole zoo where all their animals are made of Christmas lights. Chances are high that you’ll find your favorite animal somewhere in the park! This setup has a drive-thru option if you’d like to experience the lights from the comfort and warmth of your car, or a walk-thru with several paths to view both realistic and fantastical beasts. We’d recommend both, but by walking you get a few extra added benefits including some stands with a big green button that will belt out the animals’ call. Sometimes some guesswork is involved with certain animals and it’ll keep you on your toes (Turkey or Peacock, is our biggest debate). Most nights, earlier in the evening, you can grab free hot cocoa by the LDS Seminary building. Layton city really goes above and beyond with their details, including different colored eyes and claws.
They also have a bison, which is not only the National Mammal of our country but also our unofficial county mascot thanks to our friends on Antelope Island. This one you CAN selfie with because it won’t charge you.
Where: Layton Commons Park | Map
When: November 22 – December 31
Time: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Christmas at Station Park
Not only are there beautiful warm golden lights throughout Station Park, but also a huge Christmas Tree of lights, including a tunnel for all your selfie and family picture needs. The light show from the fountain and visiting Santa make this one of the best places to check off more than one thing on your Christmas list. Bonus activity to add to your Christmas bucket list: ice bumper cars!
Where: Station Park Fountain Square | Map
When: November 26 – December 31
Centerville City: Festival of Lights
Centerville’s light display is low-key and fun, offering lots of opportunities to play around in the snow amongst the lights. Make it a snowball fight or try and bring Frosty to life.
Come prepared in snow pants to make it a fun night of play in addition to beautiful light viewing.
Where: William R Smith Park, Centerville | Map
When: November 29 – December 31
Time: 4:00 pm – Midnight