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Rediscover The Magic of the Holidays

Cedar City is the perfect place for a "Hometown Holiday" this season! As the holiday season approaches, Cedar City transforms into a magical destination where festive lights twinkle and the warm spirit of community and celebration envelops every corner of town. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, Cedar City's unique blend of holiday charm, unique shopping, and outdoor beauty offers an unforgettable backdrop for holiday joy.

We've pulled together a quick guide for navigating a holiday visit to Cedar City.

Hometown for the Holidays

Find Outstanding Light Displays with the Holiday Map

There are few things that call back to childhood holiday memories like a drive to look at all the lights around town. Bundled up and buckled up, hot chocolate poured into cups with the tightest lid to prevent spills, and holiday music playing on the speakers; it’s a tradition we love. Finding these holiday light displays is easier with a map in hand.

Lights are strung across Main Street in Cedar City and glimmer on sculptures, and historic cabins, change with music, and tell the story of the Night Before Christmas with a reasonable drive around town. In Brian Head you can skate between glimmering pines decked out with bright lights and immerse yourself in a winter wonderland at the resort. And in Parowan, the Main Street Park comes alive with the Winter Wonderland display and countless bright and creative pieces.

Map of Cedar City showing locations for must-see holiday light displays this season

Earn Prizes as You Shop, Play, and Discover


This year we’re adding to the holiday fun with a little challenge of our own. With the Holiday & Lights challenge pass in hand, you can earn prizes as you visit local shops, light displays, and more!

The free Holiday & Lights Challenge is your guide to holiday magic in Cedar City, Parowan, and Brian Head this season. Find dazzling light displays, complete your holiday shopping, embark on a winter adventure, and earn prizes while you wander! Getting started on the pass is easy. Follow the instructions included below and save the pass to the home screen of your phone for easy check-in as you go.

Check-in at the locations included starting now through December 31st to earn points. Points can be redeemed for holiday prizes which are available for pickup at the Cedar City Visitor Center (581 N. Main Street).

Shop Local This Holiday Season

Our local shops, restaurants, and attractions go all out this time of year and offer a unique experience for all who stop by for a visit. Grab a sweet treat or hot drink from a local bakery/restaurant before you wander the shops and boutiques throughout our communities looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Local attractions like the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Brian Head Ski Resort, and Frontier Homestead State Park, will be open for a little adventure in between your holiday events and shopping. Or give the gift of a one-of-a-kind adventure with a gift card from some of our local guides and outfitters!

Browse a list of our local businesses to find the right fit for you using the button included below.


Ring in the Holidays with Local Events

We really earn our nickname of “Festival City” during the holidays. There are so many incredible events happening this time of year and we’re on a mission to attend them all! Find the perfect fit for your group and experience using the link to our event calendar, included below.