Moab Christmas Tree Lighting & Electric Light Parade

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Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade

In Moab, Utah, the celebration of Christmas begins early; December 1 to be exact. Crowds from the city and surrounding areas gather in front of the county courthouse to witness the tree lighting ceremony and the Electric Light Parade which signal the kick off the Moab's annual holiday festivities.

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Organization: Discover Moab Website
Dates: 12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014 update info
Time: 5:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Downtown in Moab,UT
Contact: Discover Moab Website
Phone: (435) 259-7814
Event Details:

December 5th: Moab City Tree Lighting - Live music with local choir and bands,Santa,cookies and hot cocoa - provided by Zions Bank and Moab Chamber of Commerce. Swanney Park, 400 North, 100 West, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more info visit or call 435-259-7814.

December 5th/6th: Gift Fair - Moab's primier gift fair, with 38 booth featuring local artists and artisans. Along with other items. Food will be available, Verleen's famous sticky buns, Navajo Tacos and Frito pies.  Friday hours are 4-8 pm and Saturday are 9 am until 3 pm.  For more info visit or call 435-259-6623.

December 6th: Electric Light Parade - Christmas Electric Light Parade Begins at dark on Main Street. For more info visit or call 435-259-7814.

  • The annual tree lighting ceremony
  • The entire family will enjoy this amazing collection of lighted float
  • Happens in early December each year

Overview: Start your holidays off right with a visit to Moab, Utah during the Christmas season. The town starts the celebration right every December 1 with an annual tree lighting ceremony, that is accompanied by Moab's Valley Voices choir, in front of the county courthouse. This is followed by the famous Electric Light Parade the following evening. As the name states, a majority of the floats are filled with bright electric lights alongside other Christmas favorites like larger than life Frostys and Santa's.

When: Early December each year

Where: County courthouse on Main Street in Moab

Fees: Free

Details: Surprisingly, it is warm during the holidays in Moab, Utah and often times only a light jacket is required from December through January. In fact, it rarely snows here but winter activities, such as sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, are just around the corner. There is no where quite like Moab during these months. Where else can you go and get such a fantastic mix of seasonal activities in such a unique winter wonderland?