Contact: Danica Farley
Lights On! Celebration in the Heart of the City
Salt Lake City - Celebrate your new downtown this holiday season with Kurt Bestor, Santa Claus and your community as downtown becomes illuminated with holiday lights.
What: The Downtown Alliance presents Lights On!, Salt Lake City’s annual holiday lighting celebration. The event is free and open to the public.
When: Friday, November 25, 4:45-6 p.m. Lights will be turned on around 5:25 p.m.
Who: Mayor Becker, Kurt Bestor, Santa Claus, Alison Baver (U.S. Olympic short track speed skater), One Voice Children’s Choir and elves on stilts
Where: Gallivan Plaza, 239 South State Street
Highlights: More than 19 miles of strands of LED lights on city streets
“Ute Alley” on State Street between 400 South and South Temple
All the energy usage for this season is offset by wind power thanks to the Blue Sky program
Nearly one million bulbs, from Temple Square to The Gateway to Gallivan Plaza
Complimentary cookies provided by Harmon’s grocery stores
Ice skating on the new Gallivan ice rink
Timeline: 4:45-5:05 p.m.: One Voice Children’s choir, elves on stilts, cookies
5:05-5:21 p.m.: Santa Claus enters, Kurt Bestor performs
5:22-5:25 p.m.: Remarks from dignitaries
5:25 p.m.: Lights On!
5:25-6 p.m.: Kurt Bestor concert
The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org.
Danica Farley | Public Relations and Communications | Downtown Alliance | 801.333.1105