December Vacation Ideas in Utah

If you’re wondering what it’s like visiting Utah in December, we’ve written this guide that includes where to go, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay.

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Northern Utah in December

In Salt Lake City and Park City you’ll find vibrant main streets and downtown centers with nightlife, festivals, historic buildings and performing arts.

Southern Utah in December

You’ll find all 5 Utah National Parks in Central and Southern Utah. In December the crowds begin to diminish, except for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Utah National Parks in December

Utah National Parks are open every single day in December. Visitor Centers will have shortened hours in December, and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Utah State Parks in December

Check out this list of Utah State Parks where you can enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, photography, and stargazing.

Utah Scenic Drives in December

In December in Utah there are beautiful scenic drives in the lower elevations that are open to explore.