City Ablaze: Make your way downtown on Friday afternoon to partake in the illumination of our fair metropolis. The city-wide shindig lights up at 4:30 p.m. Lights On begins with ice skating, followed by cameos from Santa and Kurt Bestor, and lighting of multiple holiday trees—especially at Temple Square. More info and parking tips here.
Old Timers: Baked goods? Kettle corn? Candied nuts and spiced cider? Try a tradition-in-the-making at the premier of the Old World Christmas Market where you can shop artisan goods in a European-inspired marketplace, opening on Friday and staying strong through December 6. Salt Lake and Ogden locations here.
Local Deals: Cruise and peruse area boutiques for getting your share of percents-off. Some to mention include Merry Days After Thanksgiving at Real Deals Holladay on Friday and Saturday, a Holiday Sale at Soel Boutique on Friday and Saturday, and a 20% off sale at both Koo de Ker and Hip & Humble on Saturday. There’s more: Get 20% off women’s coats and sweaters on Friday and Saturday at the Children’s Hour and 30% off at a 1 – 4 a.m. sale at Mode Boutique on Friday.