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10 deals on family activities you need to do before Christmas

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At this point, your kids are probably waking up talking about Christmas and going to bed talking about Christmas. Need to keep them busy until then? We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 handpicked family-friendly, budget-friendly winter activities at discounted prices (we’ve also included some date night and gift ideas).

Rocky Mountain Outfitters — Santa Sleigh Rides


Oh, what fun it is to ride! Take your family on a horse-drawn sleigh to the North Pole and stop by at Santa’s house. (You’re obviously not going all the way to the North Pole, but your little ones will definitely be fooled by the adorable ambiance) Hot chocolate and freshly baked treats are available — but only if you’ve been good!

The deal: $19 (regularly $25). Get this deal today!


Popcorn Media — The Great Christmas Adventure

Heber City

Enjoy the warmth of the (indoor) elf village. Build snowmen, throw snowballs and enjoy the magic that only the Christmas season brings. When you get tired, climb aboard the Elf Express Train for a ride to Santa’s toy factory. Don’t forget to visit Mrs. Claus for a sweet treat before you head back to the real world!

The deal: $29 (regularly $43). Get this deal today!

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium


Immerse yourself in a world of discovery as SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium takes you on an adventure through rainforests, deserts and the depths of the seas. With exciting exhibits and activities for families and children of all ages, you’ll be able to get wet with the stingrays, feed the toucans, encounter the caimans, marvel at the sharks, take selfies with the snakes and more!

The deal: $44 (regularly $62). Get this deal today!

Christmas in Color

South Jordan & Provo

Newsflash: It’s cold during the winter. Keep your fingers and toes warm and dry while still experiencing a beautiful Christmas light show at Christmas in Color. Drive through 1.5 million beautiful, colorful LED lights synchronized to classic Christmas music. Other highlights include giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more!

The deal: $20 (regularly $30). Get this deal today!


FatCats — Buy a $25 Gift Card and Get $5

All locations

Come show off your unbelieva-bowl skills at good ol’ FatCats. Just remember: you’re just here for a fun family time — don’t get too competitive. Or do. Show no mercy. Other fun activities like arcade games and glow golf are also available. Just remember to be a good sport and keep the gloating to a minimum.

The deal: Purchase a $25 gift card and get a $5 credit. Get this deal today!

Toad’s Fun Zone — Toad’s Unlimited Day Pass


Looking for a perfect Saturday family outing? Toad’s Fun Zone has something for everyone: go-karts, batting cages, indoor and outdoor mini-golf, laser tag, golf and arcade.

The cost: $12 (regularly $25). Get this deal today!

CLAS Ropes — Cruise Down the Provo


Hop on this unique festive 25-minute riverboat ride down the Provo River with the help of CLAS Ropes. Take in the thousands of Christmas lights, Christmas music and, of course, a mandatory visit from Santa himself. The boats are uncovered so make sure to bring warm clothes/blankets!

The deal: $5 (regularly $8). Get this deal today!

Fins and Fure Guiding — Half-day Guided Ice Fishing Trip for 2

East Canyon, Rockport or Deer Creek

Come join the guides at Fins and Fur Guiding at a frozen reservoir of your choice (East Canyon, Rockport or Deer Creek)! Whether you’re an experienced angler or a just neophyte, you’re guaranteed to have a blast on this ice fishing adventure! The guides have years of experience and will be there to provide step-by-step instructions or any ice fishing advice you might need.

The deal: $199 (regularly $400). Get this deal today!

Get Air Hang Time — Preschool Playtime Jump Pass


Let your preschool-aged children defy gravity at Get Air Hang Time in Ogden, where reside a massive matrix of trampolines, raised platforms, slamball and more! No height restrictions are in effect during Preschool Playtime hours.


The deal: $5 (regularly $8). Get this deal today!

Paintball Tickets — All-day Paintball tickets

Salt Lake City

Come play paintball with your friends and family (in groups of 4, 6 or 12) at some of our state’s finest paintball establishments! Equipment rental is provided and admission lasts all day for maximum fun.

The deal:

$19 for 4 people (regularly $60)

$28 for 6 people (regularly $90)

$55 for 12 people (regularly $180)

Get this deal today!

Date-night deals

Painter’s Palette — Paint Night for One Couple

South Jordan or American Fork

Looking for a perfect date idea? Channel your inner Monet with your significant other and create your very own masterpiece under the instruction of a Painter’s Palette artist. Your 11x14 piece, put side-by-side with your partner’s, will create a larger painting that you can hang up with pride in your living room!

The deal: $45 (regularly $70). Get this deal today!

Hilton — One-night Weekend Stay for Two in SLC + $25 Restaurant Credit

Salt Lake City

Who says you have to fly to some far away place for a getaway? You can stay in the lap of luxury right in our capital city. Get a one-night weekend stay for two at the Hilton + a $25 credit to enjoy at any of the hotel’s restaurant.

The deal: $99 (regularly $136). Get this deal today!

Waldorf — Stay + Dinner for Two at Waldorf Astoria Park City

Park City

Park City is one of the best spots in Utah to fully enjoy the beauty that the mountains have to offer. Treat yourself and your boo to a romantic one night-stay and dinner at the 5-star Waldorf Astoria in PC — which includes a meal created just for you by Executive Chef Michael Zachman.

The deal: $267 (regularly $487). Get this deal today!


Gift ideas

Utah Section PGA — 2018 PGA Golf Pass

A must-have for the avid or casual golfer, the Utah PGA Golf Pass is a discount book that includes 7 rounds of golf as well as discounts at over 75 golf courses in Utah. You can end up saving thousands of dollars!

The deal: $65 (regularly $800). Quantities are limited. Get this deal today!

King’s Pond — Portable Parachute Hammock

This is the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life. Or you can hang one in your living room for the perfect Netflix binging spot. No matter what you do with it, you’ll be saving 60% so don’t miss this deal!

The deal: $24 (regularly $59.99). Get this deal today!

College sports apparel

It’s been a disappointing football season for many Utah schools (seven straight losses!?), but you can still rep your alma mater at awesome discounts — which is great because you need all the help you can get paying back those student loans.

Utah Utes Game Day Flag ($20 instead of $33)

BYU Game Day Flag ($20 instead of $33)

U of U, BYU and USU College Football Bracelets ($7 instead of $9)

BYU, USU, UVU & Dixie State Beanies ($8 instead of $34.99)