Christmas time seems to be the time to bring out everyone’s crafty side! From cookie decorating to making gifts, we truly become craft masters at least once a year. To help get in the spirit of Christmas, or to gain new ideas and inspiration, there are always Christmas conferences, boutiques and fun events to attend where hundreds of people get together to share their love of Christmas festivities! This is your chance to get to share your crafts or trade show displays with the world, or could be a place to bring your Christmas loving friends to get ideas for gifts for your family members. Here are some of the big Christmas Conferences that take place in Utah every year.
The Holy Cow Boutique- Lindon
The Holy Cow boutique puts on multiple boutiques a year, but the Christmas boutique is the most attended and most fun one each year. It typically happens in late November to help get a headstart on Christmas shopping. The Holy Cow Boutique displays unique booths from a variety of crafters of all ages. You will find handmade desserts, treats, textiles, stationary, ornaments, clothing, jewelry and so much more. If you are looking for a one of a kind and truly unique gift for your loved ones, this is the place to go.
Festival of Trees- Sandy
The festival of trees is an event that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. This is a heartfelt service opportunity where the community comes together to benefit children. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, nativities, quilts, sweets and more are donated and then auctioned in a silent auction. All of the funds raised goes to support the children at Primary Children’s Hospital. This event typically happens at the end of November, and happens every year.
Crazy Daisy Christmas Show- Sandy
Crazy Daisy Christmas Show is another event to explore unique vendors of all types to get ideas for Christmas gifts. Children get to meet Santa and enjoy live entertainment. Along with this event is a Coats for Kids charity where coats, hats and gloves are accepted for donation to give to local kids in need of some warm clothes for the winter.
Family Christmas Gift Show- Sandy
The Family Christmas Gift Show is an event that typically happens at the beginning of November. This is a fun event for families where children get to meet Santa Claus. Hundreds of vendors set up their Christmas inspired booths with beautiful hand crafted craftworks, artwork, and homemade goodies. Not only is there inspiring crafts to shop for gifts, but there is also live entertainment. The exciting part is that kids 13 and under are absolutely free.
The Christkindlmarkt is truly something you will not want to miss. Some families make this a tradition and attend every single year. Each year, the German themed Christmas Market is held at the beginning of December. You will feel like you are being transported to a German town right here in Salt Lake City. This festival is inspired by the German markets with hundreds of German inspired traditions. You can hear live yodeling, experience authentic traditional German food, and shop at the cute German market put on by hundreds of different vendors. From live nativities, to live Christmas music to St. Nikolaus parades, the Christkindlmarkt is an exciting family event that no one will want to miss, no matter your heritage.
Santa’s Village- Orem
The exciting thing about Santa’s Village at University Place in Orem is that it takes place for a whole month, from November to the end of December. Children get to meet Santa in the mall while you can shop for Christmas.