Events and Things to do in Davis County in December

by Discover Davis

There’s an abundance of events taking place in Davis County this month. You’re bound to find something that will add to your holiday cheer. Immerse yourself in the holiday traditions of yesteryear at the Pioneer Christmas, contribute to your community at Family Community Christmas, or spread joy to others at the Candyland or Apple Tree Christmas celebrations. There’s truly something for everyone to get out and discover Davis.

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December Events In Davis County

Pioneer Christmas Blitzen Bash
Christmas with Santa Breakfast with Santa
Candyland Community Carnival Apple Tree Christmas Celebration
2023 Family Community Christmas Swim with Santa
Christmas Concerts Live Music
Theatre & Art BDAC
Hill Aerospace Museum Station Park
Races & Marathons Bingo, Trivia & Karaoke
Pickleball Birding
Library Events  


Pioneer Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to the Whitaker Museum!  Come enjoy the magical pioneer Christmas and get your picture with Santa Claus.  

This is event is free, but a reservation is required

Where: Whitaker Museum | Centerville, UT

When: December 5, 12, and 19

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Blitzen Bash

A free event for the whole family to enjoy.  Live choir, hot chocolate, crafts, vendors, meet Santa and his reindeer, and send your letter to the North Pole. 

Where: 1651 W 2300 N | Clinton, UT

When: December 4

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Christmas with Santa

Santa Claus will be in Farmington on December 8th and 9th! Join in the festive spirit as Santa spreads happiness and joy!  Don’t miss out on the chance to meet Santa!  Mark your calendars for December 8th and 9th and prepare yourself for a magical experience with Santa Claus.

Where: Community Arts Center | Farmington, UT

When: December 8 and 9

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Breakfast with Santa

Are you looking for a festive way to kick off the holiday season with your family? Look no further than the upcoming Breakfast with Santa event! This exciting event promises to be a fun-filled morning complete with delicious breakfast foods, festive decorations, and the opportunity to meet the jolly man himself: Santa Claus. Don’t forget your camera, because you won’t want to miss the chance to snap a picture with Santa Claus and create memories that will last a lifetime. We will be offering a special breakfast buffet of Creme Brulee French Toast, Rosemary Breakfast Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage & Fresh Fruit. We will have a photo booth & a craft kit for children 12 & younger. Cost is $25 per person + tax & gratuity. Mark your calendars for this wonderful event that is sure to become a beloved holiday tradition for years to come!

Where:  Twigs at Station Park | Farmington, UT

When: December 9 and 10 | 8:30-11:30

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Candyland Community Carnival

The Community is invited for fun Candyland games with treats and prizes.

Where: Apple Village Assisted Living | Layton, UT

When: December 7 | 7:00 pm

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Apple Tree Christmas Celebration

Come meet Santa, sip on some hot chocolate, and snack on cookies while listening to Christmas carols by the fire! 

Where: Apple Tree Assisted Living | Kaysville, UT

When: December 15 | 6:00 pm

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2023 Family Community Christmas

Join us for our 36th Community Christmas Event where less fortunate kids enjoy a Christmas experience including pony rides, new toys, a visit with Santa, blankets, books, clothing and hygiene kits.

Where: Davis Agricultural Center | Kaysville, UT

When: December 16 | 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Swim with Santa

Join Santa Claus at the Clearfield Aquatic and Fitness Center for some winter fun in the pool! Registration is $8 online in advance or $13 day of at the door. 

Where: Clearfield Aquatic Center | Clearfield, UT

When: December 9 | 10:00 am -2:00 pm

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Christmas Concerts

Christmas with the Skyward Symphony

Come and enjoy spectacular Christmas music, provided by the Skyward Symphony!

Where: Viewmont High School, Centerville, UT

When: December 1, 8:00 pm

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A Fireside Christmas

Join us for a cozy evening of music and merriment at our Christmas Concert! Gather your loved ones, wear your coziest Christmas sweaters (optional!), and enjoy a night of your favorite holiday tunes! We can’t wait to share the magic of the season with you. See you there! Admission is FREE!

Where: Davis High School, Kaysville, UT

When: December 7, 7:00pm

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Syracuse City Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Band

Visit Santa and the Grinch then stay for an incredible concert. Mark your calendars for this fun event. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

Where: Syracuse High School, Syracuse, UT

When: December 18, 6:00pm

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Live Music

Small Stage Series- DAC

Our newest program in one of Utah’s smallest venues, our Small Stage Series features incredibly talented local musicians every month from October through May. Come to the Abbington of Layton  on the first Friday of each month to experience some of the best musicians Utah has to offer.  Past performances have included genres like singer/songwriter, barbershop quartet, and classical ensembles. This is also a great program for music students needing performance attendance credit.

December 1- Alicia Stockman

January 5- The Jeppsen Boys

January 19- Canyon String Quartet

February 2- The Dunmore Lasses

February 16- App Alaska Bluegrass

March 1- Gabriel Gordon

March 15- Chrome Street Quartet

Where: Abbington of Layton

When: Fridays Through Winter

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Theatre & Art

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre presents: White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two song and dance men and their female counterparts who come together in 1954 to help save a snowless Vermont inn owned by their beloved former commander, General Waverly, from closing by putting on a Christmas show. White Christmas is a tale of love, friendship, loyalty, determination, and pure joy set to the iconic music of Irving Berlin. With songs like Sisters, Snow, Blue Skies, Happy Holiday, and of course White Christmas, this show is a must for your holiday season.

Where: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

When: November 17- December 21

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On Pitch Performing Arts presents A Tuna Christmas

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s productions of a Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.  Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons, whether performed by two quick-changin comedians as it was on Broadway or by twenty or more.

Where: OPPA!   Layton, UT

When: December 1-9

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On Pitch Performing Arts presents Holiday Follies

With Huge elaborate costumes, giant production numbers and tons of community groups, this is the show for the season with us as we bring together our community in the style of the Follies!  Hosts, comedy, songs, dance, huge costumes, and special guests! This is a must-see

Where: OPPA!   Layton, UT

When: Dec 13- Dec 18

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Hopebox Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

This musical adaptation of the Miser Ebenezer Scrooge who is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

Where: Hopebox Theatre, Kaysville, UT

When: December 8- December 30 

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Did you Know?

Hopebox Theatre creates shows to raise money to help people with cancer who live in the community. At the last show, they take a portion of ticket/concession sales plus what they have raised and give that person a check. Their name goes on a plaque and is put on the lobby wall.

The Improv-ables 

The Improvables perform live, family-friendly improv. Each show is custom-tailored to the audience that night, so you never know what to expect, and neither do they! That’s the fun of improv – they take your suggestions and the things you love to create an unforgettable, never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind comedy experience. Shows last 90 minutes and tickets are required.

Where: Bountiful Davis Art Center | Bountiful

When: Fridays | 9:00 pm

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Exhibits On Display at the BDAC:

Winter Art Market

The 2023 Winter Art Market is an indoor marketplace that provides local artisans + makers (YOU!) the chance to sell high-quality arts and crafts to the community in a festive, creative space.  Holiday-themed items are welcome, but not required.

Opening Reception: November 17 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center

On View: November 17 – December 23 

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Gingerbread Festival

Celebrate the season with BDAC’s 7th Annual Gingerbread Festival! This year’s festival will be full of holiday fun for all ages: photos with Santa, Holiday crafts and activities, and, of course, gingerbread houses.  BDAC’s Winter Art Market will also be on view during the Festival for visitors to find the perfect  holiday gifts created by the best local artists and makers!

Opening Reception: December 2 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center

On View: December 2 – December 9 

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BDAC Winterfest Art Jubilee

Opening Reception: November 11 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center

On View: November 11 – December 23 

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Free Family Art Night: TBD

Where: Bountiful Davis Art Center | Bountiful

When: TBD | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Hill Aerospace Museum

The C-130 Experience

Where: Hill Aerospace Museum | Clearfield

When: Saturdays | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Station Park

Juniper Holiday Market

New local vendors each week.  Unique and handmade gifts, holiday decor, eclectic art, centralized checkout and more!

Where: Station Park

When: Thru Dec 24 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

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Races & Marathons

Winter Indoor Triathalon

The Winter Indoor Triathlon at the South Davis Recreation Center is an annual event that takes place during the winter months in Bountiful and is designed to provide a unique and challenging indoor triathlon experience for participants of all skill levels. This triathlon consists of three separate events: a 10-minute swim, a 30-minute bike ride, and a 20-minute run. Participants compete in each event consecutively, with a five-minute transition period between each event. The swim takes place in the South Davis Rec Center’s indoor pool, while the bike and run events take place on stationary bikes and treadmills in the center’s fitness area. Participants are given a score based on their distance covered in each event, and the scores are tallied at the end to determine the winners in each category. The Winter Indoor Triathlon at the SDRC is a great way to challenge yourself and stay active during the winter months when outdoor training and racing may be difficult. It’s also a fun and supportive community event, with participants encouraging and cheering each other on throughout the competition.

When: December 9, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Where: South Davis Recreation Center | Bountiful

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Plan ahead for other races, marathons, and ultras in Davis County here.


Snowman Slam

For all of our awesome Youth players ages 10-19…This is going to be such a great tournament for you during Christmas Break (Dec 28-29)! All teams are genderless meaning your team can be Boy/Boy, Boy/Girl or Girl/Girl. Still a few spots left. Each player will get a tournament hoodie! . You don’t want to miss it. DIVISIONS 2.5-5.0. Sign up on our Events page

Where: The Kitchen | Woods Cross, UT

When: December 28-29

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Bingo, Trivia & Karaoke

Bingo Night

Where: The Coop | Layton

When: Tuesdays | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trivia Night

Where: The Coop | Layton

When: Wednesdays | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Karaoke Night

Where: Bout Time Pub and Grub | Layton

When: Thursdays | 7:00 pm – Close


Wasatch Audubon Society Bird Walks- 

Antelope Island Christmas Bird Count

Meet in the parking lot at the entrance to the park.  We will divide into teams to cover the are.  It is an all day trip, so bring water and a lunch.

Where: Antelope Island Entrance

When: Jan 1 | 8:00  am

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Great Salt Lake Nature Center- Meet in the parking lot.  1157  S Waterfowl Way, Farmington, UT

Where: GSL Nature Center

When: December 20 and 27 | 8:00 am

Eccles Wildlife Education Center

Tales and Trails

Come out and discover new tales and adventures as you read about all that is wild in the wetlands. This happens every Wednesday at 10:00 am.

Where: Eccles Wildlife Education Center

When: Wednesdays | 1:00 pm

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Color Me Wild Art Class

Join us for a fun filled artsy experience. Learn from our expert and artist in residence how to do a wide variety of art, such as, chalk pastels, painting, quilling and more!  Embrace the natural world around you and create art. Perfect for all ages! 

Where: Eccles Wildlife Education Center

When: December 19 | 1:00 pm

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Great Salt Lake Audubon Field Trips- TBA

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Library Events

Bountiful Library

  • Puzzle Day Mondays | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Holidays Around the World December 4 | 6:30 pm
  • Chess Night Wednesdays | 6:00 pm
  • Beyond Books December 12 | 5:30 pm
  • Book Bunch Book Club December 13 | 4:00 pm
  • After Words Book Club  December 13 | 7:00 pm
  • Medicare 101 Workshop December 14 | 6:30 pm

Centerville Library

  • Chess Night December 4 | 6:00 pm
  • After Words Book Club December 5 | 7:00 pm
  • Create Better Health for the Holidays Wednesdays | 11:00 am
  • Lego at the Library  December 8 | 2:00 pm

Clearfield Library

  • STEAM Mondays December 4 | 3:30 pm
  • Hygge for Teens December 12 | 6:15 pm
  • STEAM Mondays December 18  | 3:30 pm 
  • After Words Book Club December 27 | 7:00 pm

Farmington Library

  • Merry Movie Madness  All Month Long | All Day
  • Holiday Harmony  December 11 | 7:00 pm

Kaysville Library

  • Puppet Show: The Shoemaker and the Elves  December 11 | 6:30 pm
  • Locked! In Hogwarts Escape Room December 19 | 6:00, 6:45. 7:30 pm
  • Ready to Roll Table top RPG Games December 21  | 5:30 pm

Layton Library

  • Letters for Santa All Month Long | All Day
  • Rockin Hockey- Meet the Ogden Mustangs December 5 | 6:30 pm
  • Bingo Game Night  December 11 | 6:30 pm

Syracuse Library

  • Beyond Books: Holiday Harmony  December 4 | 7:00 pm
  • After Words Book Club December 7  | 7:00 pm
  • Holiday Puppet Show December 12 | 6:30 pm
  • Book Bunch (Tweens)  December 14  | 4:30 pm
  • Beyond Books YA: Operation Santa Paws  December 18 | 6:30 pm
  • Lego @ the Library  December 21 | 6:30 pm

Want to find other ways to play in Davis? See below for ways to #discoverdavis outdoors and indoors!

  • Photo of Holbrook Canyon Hiking Trail


    With over 500 miles of paved and unpaved trails, there’s a hike in Davis for every skill level. Be sure to check trail conditions prior to heading out on mountain trails. Check out our favorite hikes here.  If you’re hitting the trail, download our Wander map to find trails near you!

  • North Canyon Trail Bike Trail on A Gorgeous Day


    Our impressive trail system here in Davis has great routes for leisure biking or mountain biking, check out our favorites here.

  • Golfing

    Davis is home to 10 beautiful golf courses — nine public golf courses and one private country club. Each course has beautiful views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains, and several are highly ranked in Utah and in national golf publications. Check them out here.

  • Bountiful Ice Ribbon

    Bountiful Town Square

    Whether you’re experiencing Dave in the winter or the warmer months, Bountiful’s Town Square has the Bountiful Ice Ribbon in the winter which then becomes a path for roller skating and blading, walking and strollers in the spring. Reservations will not be required, but check with the South Davis Rec Center for opening dates after the ice rink closes for the season. Stay and shop or grab a bite to eat on Bountiful’s Main Street. (Photo: Roger Tuttle)

  • Antelope Island

    Discover guided e-biking and horseback riding tours, hike, camp, or get in that salty water.  Antelope Island State Park has numerous fun activities!

  • Birding

    Take a trip to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve or the Farmington Bay WMA/Eccles Wildlife Education Center to discover the magic of the Great Salt Lake wetlands and ecosystems, which includes fantastic birding opportunities (our area gets 4 million feathered visitors each year)!

  • Lagoon Amusement Park

    Lagoon Amusement Park is Utah’s only amusement park.  Depending on when you are visiting, Lagoon has a generous operating season from late March through Halloween in October.  Visit and discover the magic that awaits you in Lagoon, Lagoon-A-Beach, and Pioneer Village.

  • Enjoy the Theatre

    We’ve got lots of incredible theatres and productions in Davis this year in 2022, check them out at the: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Hopebox Theatre, and On Pitch Performing Arts! (OPPA)

  • Experience Station Park

    Visiting Station Park is more than just stores – it’s an experience in itself! This open-air shopping center features more than 100 shops and restaurants, from nationally branded to locally owned. A great place to spend the day outdoors, with something for everyone in the family. Be sure to watch the beautiful fountain show, designed by the same hydro-engineering wizards who built the famed Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas.

  • Bountiful Main Street 01


    Don’t forget to check out Bountiful’s Historic Main Street and Layton Hills Mall if you’re in the mood to shop and eat!

  • Family Fun at The Rush Go Carts For Everyone

    6 Amusement Centers!

    Check out our other fun amusement centers for laser tag, go-karting, bowling, arcade games, mini golf and more!

  • SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

    Snorkel with the stingrays, pet a sloth, feed a tortoise, and get a fishy pedicure!  Those are just a few of the fun interactive experiences you can have at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium!  Plus, you’re right in Layton Hills Mall which means you can easily add in other fun activities for your day, get some shopping done, and have plenty of restaurant options.