The holiday lights are on from Temple Square down Main Street and that cozy glow fills us with joy!
The Downtown Alliance launched on Friday the “Jingle Bus,” and is hoping to help people get around and stay downtown. Businesses are hoping the holiday season is good to them. Downtown holiday visitors have loved this new addition to Salt Lake seasonal fun. The holiday-themed ride takes a festive journey throughout the lights of The Gateway, Temp…le Square, City Creek, Gallivan Plaza, and Capitol Theater. The Jingle Bus is a free service and especially useful for shoppers trying to make their way from one holiday destination to the other. (5 – 10 PM, 7 days a week, Nov 27 – Dec 28).
See the route on the map below:
Recent market research of the downtown area found dining was the number one reason people came downtown (63-percent of those surveyed), followed by shopping (54 percent) and attending religious services or events at 47 percent.
In addition to the one million plus lights that twinkle around Temple Square, Energy Solutions Arena, Gallivan Center, and City Creek, streets in the downtown area glow, you also will find the streets of Salt Lake City glowing with a more modern feel. Neon blue and hot white lights add to the urban ambiance, transporting drivers, commuters, passers by, and visitors to a big, modern city illuminated. The holiday spirit crosses over with the “Home of the Utes”: Check out Ute Alley on State Street, where you can get your “red” on with drum and feather lighting motifs in support of University of Utah Athletics! If walking isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other ways to soak up the festive spirit.