Lights On Ceremony, Christmas Market, Giveaways, and More!


This Saturday, December 7 is jam-packed with holiday activities – all happening downtown Provo on Center Street. This is definitely a day you don’t want to miss. There are so many activities that I have created a list for you to navigate. Check it out:

lights on ceremony

Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, December 7. Join Santa and [ME!] in front of the City Center (351 W Center Street) at 6:00 pm as we stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas. Stick around to see Santa light Center Street, take the kids to meet Santa and his reindeer and welcome the Christmas season! The Lights on Ceremony will of course finish with a bang — a firework show finale!

Christmas market

It’s the season we have all been waiting for, Christmas is nearly here. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a Weihnachtsmarkt, a traditional German Christmas Market, right here in Provo!
Come join us on Saturday, December 7, between 4:00-9:00pm on 351 W Center Street in Provo for a fun and cultured evening enjoyable for all ages!
The Christmas Market will be an opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early, enjoy live entertainment, and take photos with Santa Clause. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?!
Check out some of our local vendors here.

live Entertainment

What is Christmas without Christmas music? At this year’s Christmas Market, we are excited to welcome to the stage the following up-and-coming performers:
Check out more here.


We will be giving away some pretty awesome prizes on the main stage right before the Lights On Ceremony. Stay tuned for more details on how to enter by making sure you follow the Provo City Facebook Page. There will be Facebook posts throughout the week leading up to Saturday that you don’t want to miss. Like the Facebook Page here.

Ride UTA Promo

UTA has a special 2 for 1 Promo on Saturday, December 7.  If you purchase a transit ticket and then get your hand stamped at the event (Find the Information Booth at the Christmas Market) the train ride home is free! Visit the UTA page here more information.

Other important times:
4:00-9:00 Christmas Market Open
6:00 Lights On Ceremony with Firework finale
6:30-8:30 Photos with Santa begin (Santa Booth)
RSVP to the event or invite friends through Facebook.
If you are interested in vending at the market, download an application here.
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  1. Michael

    This is great! The kids are really looking forward to seeing Santa Claus! Can the City please add a link to the Provo Recreation Website on the city website? This information can be hard to find sometimes. Thanks!

    1. John

      Hi Michael,

      You can access the Parks and Recreation information on the city website ( in two locations: Community » Events in Provo ( or Government » Recreation (

  2. Donna

    We have a great city. I love the Lights On Ceremony! And thank you for adding a Christmas Market! Reminds me of our time in Nuremberg, Germany. So beautiful! And yes, please connect to the parks and rec page onto the city page. They have many great events (did anyone come to the Halloween festival?! Amazing.) It would be nice to access the info from the city page.

    1. John

      Hi Donna,

      You can access the Parks and Recreation information on the city website ( in two locations: Community » Events in Provo or Government » Recreation

  3. My husband and I will be there! Thank you Provo for creating such fun Christmas activities!

  4. Sara

    Where do you recommend parking?

      1. Sara

        Thank you!!!!

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