Christmas Village illuminates Ogden’s downtown area with magnificent displays and holiday lights every year from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through January 1. Spectators find themselves in a dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole.
Christmas Village presents the return of Breakfast with Santa: A Ride on the Polar Express
Date: December 10, 2016
Time: 9-11 AM (Breakfast) or 12-2 PM (Brunch)
Place: Historic Ben Lomond Hotel (2510 Washington Blvd.)
Wear your Pajamas and come meet the Christmas Village Elves, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and receive your annual bell and toy. A Christmas Village scavenger hunt will follow breakfast or brunch. For information or reservations, contact Stacey at 801-629-8214 or sign up on this link. All proceeds benefit Christmas Village.
Take a virtual walk through Christmas Village. Learn more about each cottage and then vote for your favorite!
Since its beginning in 1962, Christmas Village has grown to a mammoth and extraordinary seasonal attraction. Each year thousands of tourists and citizens come to view the Christmas lights and cottages, drawing visitors from great distances as well as local families who have made visiting Christmas Village part of their Christmas tradition.
Electric Light Parade and Opening Ceremony
Ogden’s holiday season begins the Saturday after thanksgiving with the Electric Light Parade that fills Washington Blvd from 22nd Street to 26th Street. The parade is full of elaborate floats, sensational themes, and fantastic performers.
Santa always plans his arrival in Ogden for this day. He comes in on the last float of the parade and when he reaches Municipal Gardens, he flips the magic switch to turn on the lights and illuminate all of Christmas Village.
Parade floats are on display along 25th Street through the night, live entertainment is featured in the amphitheater, and the opening ceremony wraps up with a spectacular fireworks show. It’s the official kickoff to a month-long celebration of all the magic Christmas brings.
For more information about participating in the parade, please call 801-629-8547. Registration is now open for the 2016 Holiday Electric Light Parade.
Santa greets children in his castle Monday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. All children are invited to visit with Santa and share their wish lists and Christmas letters. Photos with Santa are available for $5 and proceeds benefit Christmas Village.
Entertainment and Live Performances
Want to perform at Ogden’s Christmas Village? Click here to choose your date and time, then email email@example.com with the following information:
- Date and time
- Name of the group
- Number of participants
- Electrical requirements (We can provide a PA system, up to four microphones and mic stands, up to three choral risers, and auxiliary input.)
No dressing rooms are provided, so please plan accordingly.
While you peruse the cottages and twinkling lights of Christmas Village, grab a bite to eat or a cup of hot cocoa at the amphitheater concessions stand.
Onsite Christmas Shopping
Visitors will enjoy Santa’s Store located within Christmas Village featuring gifts and curios to help commemorate and share the Christmas Village spirit. The store is open Monday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. Proceeds from the sale of Christmas Village sweatshirts, posters, and Christmas cards will help fund new lights and displays for years to come.
Come take a ride on The Polar Express Train. Travel through a tunnel featuring artwork done in glow-in-the-dark paint. The train rides are available Monday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. The train is located on the east side of the park, near the Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
Take a Jupiter Train ride around Christmas Village. The Train runs Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights from 6 to 9pm. Pick-up and drop-off are located on 25th Street north of the Ogden Amphitheater entrance.