Salt Lake Christmas Lights Jazz Up the Holidays

More than a million lights glitter throughout Salt Lake City this season, and far-below-average temperatures challenge grids, tempting Rocky Mountain Power to ask consumers to not turn holiday lights on, and then settling for no lights before 7:00 PM. A shimmering effect on visitors is produced downtown this year with the introduction of LED Lights which consume only 5% the electricity of traditional lighting, ultimately saving SLC taxpayers thou$ands in electric bills. Blue is definitely the dominant color this year with about twenty miles of new electric LED (light emitting diode) jazz-blue strands dressing city streets from Gallivan Plaza to The Gateway.

Temple Square’s traditionally dazzling display of lights is converting to the LED over five years, and can be enjoyed until 10:00 PM nightly through New Year’s. The Square’s renowned Lebanon Tree is lit this year, only lit every other year to preserve its health as it has grown from a seedling to a 75 year old, 70 foot wonder.

Don’t miss the beautiful lighted windows downtown this season. The newly finished 222 Main High Rise Building features three classic holiday windows, which are reminiscent of ZCMI Window Displays of years past. “Home for The Holiday”, “Chrystal Ice” and “Candy Cane Lane” are the names for the three windows.

The Grand America hosted its first ever “Grand Holiday Festival” and an Elvis impersonator entertained at The Gallivan Plaza.

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By Salt Lake Digs Contributor, R.L. Warner Jr.


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