4 Utah County locations to let it glow this holiday season

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The Temple Square Lights are known across the world for have its Christmas display experience in Utah. While driving to downtown Salt Lake is still a favorite holiday trek for families from around Utah, here are four local light displays this season with a much shorter travel time.

Fibernet Light Display

The glittering lights on the face of Fibernet on 800 North in Orem are synced to the holiday tunes on FM 99.1. Photo credit: Facebook

Six years ago, Fibernet decided to deck out their building for a cause. This year, Fibernet will host its sixth annual celebration with a food drive, free pizza and hot chocolate. Plus, there will be a photo op with Santa Claus. Anyone can enter a raffle for prizes like an iPad or a Google Home by donating to the food drive. All the donations will benefit Community Action Services and Food Bank in Provo.

After the lighting event, make sure you’ve tuned your car radio to 99.1 when you drive by Fibernet. The Christmas light display is synced to the streamed holiday tunes.

When: Nov. 26 from 6-7 p.m.
Where: 1145 S. 800 E., Orem

Lighting of Riverwoods

The Shops at Riverwoods’ annual Christmas light celebration is themed “A Country Christmas.” (Photo courtesy of Shops at Riverwoods)

The Shops at Riverwoods will get a little country this weekend. This year’s Lighting of Riverwoods is themed “A Country Christmas.” Siblings Mark Boothe and Annalece Misiego will emcee the evening. This free event will feature performances from Charley Jenkins, Brenda Burch, Cody Mark Robbins, Grace Dayton and Friends, and Whitney Lusk with a special visit from both Mayor Michelle Kaufusi and Santa Claus. The audience can roast s’mores around the fire pits and enjoy the live entertainment while preparing for the grand firework show finale. The proceeds from evening will benefit the PCD Foundation, a nonprofit aimed to help those with primary ciliary dyskinesia and their caregivers.

When: Nov. 16 from 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: 4801 N. University Ave., Provo

The Orchard at University Place

Thursday nights before Christmas are Lite Brite Nites at University Place. Photo credit: Facebook

Since the new construction projects in Orem in the last three years, University Place has since become a place of bright lights year round. During the months of November and December, the Orchard at University Place is lit each night with a holiday display, but on specific nights, Utah Valley residents can come and enjoy a radiant range of events likea traditional Live Nativity and Lite Brite Nites where children can play with illuminated boxes of different shapes and colors to create a life-size lite brite.

Where: 575 E. University Parkway, Orem
Lite Brite Nites: Thursdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 6-8 p.m.
Live Nativity: Dec. 7 from 7-9 p.m.

The Outlets at Traverse Mountain

The tallest tree in Utah stands at the center of The Outlets at Traverse Mountain. Photo credit: Facebook

The Point of the Mountain is home to the tallest Christmas tree in Utah. This holiday icon is decorated with about 8,000 ornaments and stands at a grand height of 80 feet. The Outlets at Traverse Mountain is the place to get in some holiday shopping while enjoying a brilliant Christmas display.

If you want to see another meaningful Christmas tree, stroll over the the customer service lobby and pluck a tag off the Giving Tree. Outlets at Traverse Mountain has partnered with Mothers without Borders to give a Christmas to children in need. The Christmas tree is up during the holiday season.

Where: 3700 N. Cabelas Blvd., Lehi

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