The best part of Christmas is the opportunity to browse classic holiday Christmas shops. These unique shops provide the best selection of ornaments, food, and Christmas home decor. There are several shops that provide just that in Salt Lake City. Whether you will be visiting the area this Christmas, are new to the state, or are just looking for something fun to do, these are the top places to go for all things Christmas this year.
Gardner Village should be the top place on your list to go this Christmas if you are looking for a little holiday cheer. The village is full of it. Elves busy working adorn trees, stand outside shops, and provide fun sights while walking around the villages. Stop by the old toy shop for fun gift ideas for children, or the candy shop for a large selection of fudge, candy and retro candy. The Christmas shop provides a huge selection of Christmas town houses and figurines, ornaments, and home Christmas decor. There are many other shops that have unique and handmade quilts, baby items, clothing, and jewelry.
In addition to the fun shopping, Gardner Village also does a live Nativity show, restaurants, and carriage rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is the best place to go when you just want to do a little frivolous spending, get into the Christmas spirit, or spend a few hours as a family.
The Quilted Bear goes into holiday mode following Thanksgiving with the store turning into a Christmas paradise filled with fun and unique items. The Quilted Bear provides the opportunity for many skilled local crafters to show off and sell their unique furnishings. The store offers an ever changing selection of handmade items.
During Christmas, the store is filled with unique Christmas decorations, handmade Christmas decor, ornaments, and gifts. You’ll find everything from handmade quilts to wood carved figurines and signs. This is a great place to go if you are looking for a gift for someone who has just about everything. Quilted Bear guarantees you’ll find something for them here!
Festival of Trees…
This is a fun holiday event that also benefits the children of Primary Children’s Medical Center. Each year for a limited time, you can come to the South Towne Exposition Center and see hundreds of the best holiday trees decorated for Christmas. Homemade chocolates, fudge, and gifts sold from vendors located right in Utah are available to purchase as holiday gifts for friends and family members. Children will love seeing all the uniquely designed trees, and you have the opportunity of bidding on, or buying a unique Christmas tree with many of the proceeds going to a great cause! This is one of the most popular Christmas events that occurs each year in Utah.
Thanksgiving Point Shops
Thanksgiving Point is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Utah for holiday shopping and activities. An old toy and candy shop is available. Choose from plenty of candy to put in stockings or enjoy as Christmas Eve treats. A kite shop, unique gift shop, and farmers market style shop are all available to enjoy and choose some holiday gifts from.
Afterwards, enjoy a fun carriage ride through over a million holiday lights, and afterwards stop in a grab a hot chocolate at the cafe. Thanksgiving Point also offers a theater, dinosaur museum, working farm, and gardens. Restaurants are also on site.
Trolley Square is famous for some of the most higher end shops in Utah. Once an old trolley stop, the shopping center has kept the old nostalgic brick walls and look of the trolley center and now houses higher end shopping like Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, and Pottery Barn Kids. Plenty of restaurants and a movie theater are located close by.
During the holidays, Trolley Square turns the town of Salt Lake into a holiday gathering point. With an old toy store with plenty of classic toys, to holiday shops filled with ornaments and home decor, shopping here is a favorite of many locals. Trolley Square also offers a huge amphitheater where several times throughout the season, holiday movies are played on a 17 foot screen. Holiday dances are also held in this unique amphitheater as well as many other holiday activities. If you are looking for good, old fashioned fun, than this is the place to head for all of your Christmas shopping.